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Re: Where do I look for most affordable PMP class? I not PR

Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 13 Oct 2010 9:13 pm

Jason Tang wrote:
Jason Tang wrote:
kunstraum wrote:Hi students,

is there still somebody preparing for the PMP examination?

My exam date is on 30th of August and I am looking for a study group.

Anybody interested. Would be great to share some understanding and learn from each other.

Looking forward to hear from you.





Re: Where do I look for most affordable PMP class? I not PR or Singaporean. Any good recommendation?
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A class that is affordable might not be good enough to actually enable you to pass.

Having said that, contact Singapore chapter of PMI... http://www.onepmi.info/PMIWeb02/default ... ompid=1033

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Project Pro Pte Ltd vs ERC Institute

Postby Jason Tang » Thu, 14 Oct 2010 2:31 pm

I saw an advertisement on TODAY for ERC Institute and Project PRO recently.

Anyone has done PMP with them?

I called today Project PRO quoted me $2.2k and ERC quoted me $3k both include course and exam.

I read from the advertisement for Project PRO their trainer is a local trainer called Charles Lim, is he good? Any feedback?

I checked with ERC too their trainer is VIncent CHEN, is he good? from China?

Anyone can share?





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Re: Project Pro Pte Ltd vs ERC Institute

Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 14 Oct 2010 3:05 pm

Jason Tang wrote:I saw an advertisement on TODAY for ERC Institute and Project PRO recently.

Anyone has done PMP with them?

I called today Project PRO quoted me $2.2k and ERC quoted me $3k both include course and exam.

I read from the advertisement for Project PRO their trainer is a local trainer called Charles Lim, is he good? Any feedback?

I checked with ERC too their trainer is VIncent CHEN, is he good? from China?

Anyone can share?

Jason


For that kind of money I'd look into a company that guarantees you will pass. For example, Cheetah, the one I used, provided the training, set up the test dates, showed you everyday what you would score, and then guaranteed that you could attend up to three more times if you failed, and if you did fail, you'd get your money back.

They predicted I'd pass with an 86, I passed with an 88, first shot, and it was actually quite easy.

I'm not saying that Cheetah is the only one, just that:

a) You need someone who can communicate ideas very well in English because some of the 'trick' questions are definitions of detail. I've seen poor English speakers unable to communicate this fine line.

b) You need someone who teaches more than PMBOK content because, alone, PMBOK is insufficient to pass the test.

c) You need lots of accurate sample questions so you begin to see how things work.

d) You need to take the test promptly after the coursework to maximize knowledge retention.

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Re: Project Pro Pte Ltd vs ERC Institute

Postby Jason Tang » Thu, 21 Oct 2010 2:33 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
Jason Tang wrote:I saw an advertisement on TODAY for ERC Institute and Project PRO recently.

Anyone has done PMP with them?

I called today Project PRO quoted me $2.2k and ERC quoted me $3k both include course and exam.

I read from the advertisement for Project PRO their trainer is a local trainer called Charles Lim, is he good? Any feedback?

I checked with ERC too their trainer is VIncent CHEN, is he good? from China?

Anyone can share?

Jason


For that kind of money I'd look into a company that guarantees you will pass. For example, Cheetah, the one I used, provided the training, set up the test dates, showed you everyday what you would score, and then guaranteed that you could attend up to three more times if you failed, and if you did fail, you'd get your money back.

They predicted I'd pass with an 86, I passed with an 88, first shot, and it was actually quite easy.

I'm not saying that Cheetah is the only one, just that:

a) You need someone who can communicate ideas very well in English because some of the 'trick' questions are definitions of detail. I've seen poor English speakers unable to communicate this fine line.

b) You need someone who teaches more than PMBOK content because, alone, PMBOK is insufficient to pass the test.

c) You need lots of accurate sample questions so you begin to see how things work.

d) You need to take the test promptly after the coursework to maximize knowledge retention.



Hi Eagle

I checked out your website but do not see much information.

Do u have classes in SG?
Do you provide 35 PDUs?

Thanks

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Re: Project Pro Pte Ltd vs ERC Institute

Postby Kenneth Wang » Wed, 27 Oct 2010 3:24 pm

I attended Charles Lim class last year. Can tell he is very experienced and know the topics well. 5 days can be a long time but he did keep us well engrossed with many examples and were able to handle the work issues the other participants riased.

He really pushed us to do a few hundred questions within the 5 days - taxing! We found some of his PMP questions rather hard - but it was good practice for the real exam - which I found simpler by comparison. He had a number of emails from past participants he showed us, telling about their different styles of preparation and that was really helpful. I passed - one time! Phew!

Yes, would recommend Charles.

There is no score in the actual PMP exam results - so not sure how come someone here mentioned a score.

My colleague went for the evening preview with ERC recently, but he said he wasn't impressed with the presenter - boring and not much presentation skills. Don't know about his knowledge though.

Hope this helps! Cheers and good luck to the PMP wannabes :)

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Re: Project Pro Pte Ltd vs ERC Institute

Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 27 Oct 2010 3:42 pm

Kenneth Wang wrote:There is no score in the actual PMP exam results - so not sure how come someone here mentioned a score.


This is not correct. Prior to the 2005 revision, you had to answer 61 percent of the questions correctly to pass.

When the new exam was first introduced, the pass rate dropped substantially, and the percentage of questions you are required to answer correctly was dropped in order to normalize the pass rates of the new test with the old.

One more change was made. Out of the 200 questions, 25 are chosen as 'test questions' for future exams. They don't count but you don't know which questions are the 'test questions'. Thus you must pass a certain percentage of 175 questions.

At 61 percent you would need to answer 107 questions correctly.

PMI no longer publishes the actual percentage rate required to pass, because, as noted before, the test is normed to ensure that pass rates are approximately the same as earlier tests. Those who took the test prior to 2005 got the exact number of questions passed (and hence the percentage - I made 88), while those who take the test later don't get to know that information. But, you may rest assured that you must pass a certain, preset percentage or you will fail.

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Re: Project Pro Pte Ltd vs ERC Institute

Postby Jason Tang » Tue, 09 Nov 2010 4:22 pm

Hi Kenneth

Tks for your assurrance and I just signed up with Project Proand the PMP class starts this month end.

I made a comparison with other companies and seems like Project Pro the price is the most affordable to me especially I am sponsoring myself and cannot claim from government. (the SG gov funding 80%)

Some companies are charging $4k for 4 days. crazy pricing.

Tks



Kenneth Wang wrote:I attended Charles Lim class last year. Can tell he is very experienced and know the topics well. 5 days can be a long time but he did keep us well engrossed with many examples and were able to handle the work issues the other participants riased.

He really pushed us to do a few hundred questions within the 5 days - taxing! We found some of his PMP questions rather hard - but it was good practice for the real exam - which I found simpler by comparison. He had a number of emails from past participants he showed us, telling about their different styles of preparation and that was really helpful. I passed - one time! Phew!

Yes, would recommend Charles.

There is no score in the actual PMP exam results - so not sure how come someone here mentioned a score.

My colleague went for the evening preview with ERC recently, but he said he wasn't impressed with the presenter - boring and not much presentation skills. Don't know about his knowledge though.

Hope this helps! Cheers and good luck to the PMP wannabes :)

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Postby playmax » Wed, 08 Jun 2011 10:46 am

Hi People,

i'm doing my PMP exams during end of the year, anyone wants to follow a study group?

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Anyone interested for group study for PMP here in singapore?

Postby theejayp1 » Fri, 17 Jun 2011 10:53 am

Anyone interested for group study for PMP here in singapore? =)

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Pmp course study

Postby killpari » Tue, 19 Jul 2011 1:02 am

Hi playmax.. i am interested to join the study group.. took my pdu from qtnt .

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PMP Study Group

Postby mahi_duvvur » Sun, 15 Dec 2013 9:32 am

Any ongoing study groups for PMP? If none, I would like to start one. Is there anyone interested? I have registered for the exam this April. I found that it is difficult to study individually and looking to join some study groups.

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PMP Study Group

Postby privij » Tue, 28 Jan 2014 3:29 pm

Hi,

I am going to take up the Exam in March this year.

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Re: PMP study group

Postby Murthi » Mon, 03 Nov 2014 9:46 am

metroguy wrote:Hello Everybody,

I am preparing for PMP (Project Management Professional) certification and would like to form a study group.

My exam date is 28th Nov'08. Is there anybody who is preparing for PMP?

Please reply if you are interested in studying together.

Thanks.


Hello Dear,

I am planning to take the exam by this month end or first week of Dec 14. I am ok to join your study group.

I have completed by PMBOK and Rita but now I am looking for practice questions or simulator for QA.

Regards
Murthy


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