Welcome. Thank you for visiting todayHow we got into PMP Certification Training with Exam Prep.
Hi. I am Nereda Haque, PMP and I started SmartPath LLC on May 1, 2007. At first I spent a considerable amount of time researching how to do business with Government and going to various training. We did acquire 2 Master Contracts with Washington State and one with King County (The largest county in WA). However, the economical tsunami hit, WA State had major fund shortages as did King County, so I needed to become more creative if SmartPath LLC was to have a future. With this reality, SmartPath LLC turned its focus to training.SmartPath LLC's Focus is PMP Certification Training with Exam Prep:
We turned our focus to training, and developing better, faster methods to take the PMP Exam, not through cramming but through understanding. This method allows people to take the PMP Exam anytime really. It also allows us to discern who may need more help and who can take the Exam within a few days, or even the next day.
SmartPath LLC's PMP Certification Training with Exam Prep can take a professional from zero training to a PMP credential in about 10 days! That means that a trainee would only need to take one class instead of two! Our learning is so productive that we have eliminated the need to take a fundamentals Class, or a Certification class for Exam approval, then an Exam Prep class. For PMBOK® Guide
, Version 5 aligned training, we have made it even easier for people to pass quickly. How do we do it? Trainees now learn the processes in sequence of how they will do it in real life. This gives them lots of visibility and “how to” so that the training all makes sense and fits together without fragments. Now they will be able to answer with much more ease, "What will you do next?" which is a frequent part of the Exam. This method of teaching also increases their understanding and will help trainees not only in the exam but in managing projects in real life.
You will receive all of our customized tools to pass the PMP Exam.Many companies who prepare people to take the PMP Exam do not provide hands-on framework instruction for their clients.
They provide eLearning solutions and/or usually assign hours of training, with lots of study recommendations that have to be finished before coming to the Exam Prep training. When they arrive at class, they do 4 days of Exam simulations or practice, and lots of repetitive writing. It is based on the assumption that what they learned, they understood. This method of training breeds information overload and creates confusion, and actually delays a person's ability to pass within a short period of time if they have not properly prepared. So they may fail. A percentage of these people show up for our training after they have tried this method. They are quite confused because their learning wasn't progressively monitored from start to finish and their training was essentially just cramming sessions. Trainees cannot apply what they cram if they don't understand the framework first. The key to passing is understand. At SmartPath LLC we don't believe in cramming. We do not learn by rote.
Another hiccup for Trainees - the myriad of Certification training for Exam Approval: Most companies who offer PMP Certification Training so they can get Exam approval, do not see it as their responsibility to provide the customer with the information they will need to pass the PMP Exam. Not only does this make unhappy, disappointed customers, but many of them didn't know this at the time they joined their training. Instead they were told on the last day of class that the training did not prepare them to take the PMP Exam. So if you take a class like this, read the fine print or ask questions upfront so you know what you are purchasing. Beware of these companies. You don't need to train with them and throw away your money.At SmartPath LLC we devised exam-focused training.
We want people to come to class without the information overload so they can start training with a "clean slate," so they are not confused, and so that they can fully understand concepts, connections, context of questions and PM roles found throughout our materials. Our training allows an individual to come to class (that is fully instructor led, 100% of the time - onsite or via Live Video Conference) with zero formal training in project management. If trainees are preapproved to take the Exam because they have done some project management training, or similar training in the past, our trainees will take the Exam in 10 days or less. Many will also take the Exam early without any kind of prior training in about 10 days or less also. When the trainee is willing to do our assignments after class, they will be ready to take the Exam the next day if they wish, although we think 3 days break is often a good idea so they are rested when they take it. Many who have large "gaps" in their experience take the PMP® Exam within 3 weeks, some a little longer. For the others, Life gets in their way. They get new projects, or they have a family crisis or something else gets them distracted, and they get side-swiped for a while. However, they usually come back after studying again, and before their 6 months of training is up, and they take the Exam soon after. SmartPath LLC gives free resits for up to six months from the first day of training. No other company does this.
Most companies will offer a short window where you can resit if you failed with a caveat that you can only do this if you took your Exam within 30 days (or whatever their requirement).Many people and organizations do not use PMI-based project management methodology.
Trainees coming from these backgrounds find that the terminology is totally foreign and they have only been exposed to small windows of information. Nevertheless they understand that learning best practices and implementing them in their organizations is now their responsibility and they want to learn it well. These people need resitting opportunities, perhaps 2 to 3 times and are often applying it at work as they are learning. We applaud their efforts and want to be supportive. Therefore, resitting is so advantageous to these people. They will take copious notes the first time which shuts out some of the training; however, the next time they will hear everything, understand everything, and feel so much more comfortable.Because we understand the huge variables in experience
, and the variations in learning abilities, our training is such that a person can resit for up to 6 months from the first day of training either onsite (when room is available as it most often is), or via 100% Live Online Video Conference using a computer. Resitting is also useful if Life gets in the way, so the busy trainee can resit again, whatever the reason keeping in mind the 6 months limit, and they have lost nothing.We also review, free of charge, a potential trainee's resume before purchasing training,
to see if they would qualify to take the PMP Exam after they complete the 35 hours of formal education required for Exam approval. And we review their PMI application submission via PDF before they submit it for Exam approval, thus eliminating any potential delay. How to do the application is also explained in class. Applicants who need Exam approval are encouraged to have it ready before class ends, get it reviewed by us and submit it on the last day of training.At SmartPath LLC we devised a better, faster method to achieve the desired end result. You get your credential faster!Our Experience with the Unemployed Professional:
All of us at SmartPath LLC have seen the incredible impact on hundreds of unemployed professionals, including Veterans who achieved PMP® Certification, and/or who took our other related Employer Ready training. They have inspired and awed us as we worked together, even sometimes crying together. We are grateful to have worked with each and every one. These certifications are important skills sets to project managers.
SmartPath LLC is a PMI® Registered Education Provider (#3441), in Washington State, and in Washington, DC.More About SmartPath LLC PMP® Certification Training & Exam Prep.
Almost 100% of the time, most of SmartPath LLC's trainees in each class will pass the first time. If you are just beginning to think about the PMP® Exam, you will find a lot of information in one place about the Exam. Go to About SmartPath LLC Training. More articles
on PMP Certification. This is a great resource for you. What to look out for
when picking a training company.
However, if you are planning to take the PMP Exam we are sure you visited because you want to find a quality company that can provide you with the training you need to become successful. SmartPath LLC is a Global PMI Registered Education Provider. You will be glad to know that almost 100% of the time, most of the trainees in each class will pass the PMP class exam the first time. Very few have to sit for the Exam again. That means our failure rate is very, very low.
Most people do resit again if life got in their way, or they have more knowledge gaps than they anticipated, so they have a refresher, and this is helpful before taking the Exam. Or many resit to increase their chances of success the first time. Before resitting trainees need to submit their application for PMP Exam approval. Trainees are required to bring their materials to class as we do not supply materials again. That's why assistance after training is available through resitting with a Live Instructor Led class. And your questions can be answered via email also.
SmartPath LLC's custom Training Materials, and it's Trainers are of the highest quality. All of SmartPath LLC's trainers go through rigorous training and have more than 10 years of industry experience with a history of training or teaching. We create the framework of understanding and give you the tools that help create memory, understanding and visibility. And you can take the Exam within 1 to 7 days (if you are pre-approved to take the Exam) or you can schedule the Exam as soon as you receive word from the PMI organization that you are approved to take the Exam. At that point, you may schedule your PMP Exam. If after attending class you find that you have a lot of gaps in your project experience, then you may want to provide yourself a little extra learning time. Understanding the concepts is the most important aspect of your training.
Training is available onsite at our two centers - Bellevue,WA
& Washington, DC
and via Instructor Live Video Conference
across the United States. No matter where you are in the US, you can join an onsite class via Live Video Conference and fully participate in the class. You can interact, see the whiteboard, presentation and the instructor. And you will be just as successful.Other Training and PDU Training
If you have already taken training, then you will find our free PMP practice questions
useful. If you need PDU classes, we have lots of those. Look at the Microsoft Training
, Business Process Analysis Training
and PMP® PDU Training, Consulting & Other Services
How can we help you meet your strategic goals and mission? Or how can we help you develop your strategic goals and mission? How can we make your enterprise path smarter? Could your company, and its customers benefit from increased business intelligence, easy-to-read dashboards, SQL, SharePoint or Project Server Upgrades or Installation, Maintenance or value-add workflows, SQL solutions, data modeling, process modeling (or enterprise architecture modeling), process automated strategic planning, performance metrics analysis or training?
What plans do you have to further your skill sets or the skill sets of the resource assets within the enterprise you represent? See our other training programs.
What projects are you launching soon? Do you need a lead project manager, associate, a team of peoople, or even a firm to provide the leadership and guidance utilizing your staff and ours to get the project done.
Do you or your people need personnel development and management training to increase your sales or services?About SmartPath LLC
At SmartPath LLC, we believe that every organization can make their business path smarter by adopting best industry practices, tools and techniques and continuous training. Project Management is the best vehicle for change management in today’s dynamic business world. We provide "employer ready" skills training in project management, business processes, and IT Systems, that enable organizations to make their business path smarter.The two members of SmartPath LLC have over 50 years combined experience in the field.
And our on-call consultants add to these many years of experience.
Our products and training methods bring you the wisdom and experience of over 25 years of global experience in the field by our CTO who has a proven track record with Fortune 1000 companies in Portfolio, Project & Program Management, Strategy & Planning, SOA implementation, Enterprise Architecture Modeling, BPMS, Six Sigma business process improvement, IT Planning & Operations, Software Solution design, development & deployment, and Implementation of High Tech Education.
Training in Leadership development, organizational development, PC and IT are part of our training offerings along with dedicated, seasoned consultants/trainers
to bring you a wide range of "Applied Skills." Let us serve your training, consulting and staff augmentation needs.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Toll Free: 1-855-SMART50 -(1-855-762-7850 - 48 US States Only
Our contact information
Phone for Nereda Haque, PMP: 360-584-8614 (Direct)
Phone for Mo Haque, MSEE, MSEE, PMP: 425-233-5510 (Mo)
Please do not call Mo Haque to register for class. You may contact him concerning IT or Business Process Projects.
It is best to email Mo Haque, MSEE, MSEE. PMP
as he is seldom available upon demand.
Toll Free: 1-855-SMART50 -(1-855-762-7850) - 48 US States Only
FAX: 1-888-391-2148 SmartPath LLC
Consulting & Training Center HQ
2018 156th Ave NE, Bellevue WA 98007
Cage Code: 5AQK6Directions to SmartPath LLC
Please call Nereda for all information on training or email her.Address locations:
(1) Bellevue, WA: 2018 156th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98007. (Redmond is a few steps away - close to Freeways and easy quick access from Seattle.
(2) Tysons's Corner/McLean VA/DC area: 2010 Corporate Ridge, Suite 700, McLean, VA 22102. Quick & Easy access from Washington, D.C. Metro is available. Right off the 495 Freeway.
(3) Other Areas: Regus/HQ Conference Rooms in the US and Globally
Preferred Mailing address:
2018 156th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are ordering from our product catalog, most orders will go out within 3 business days or less.
Refund, Returns and Cancellation Policies for Products, except software and training registration:
Product purchases: We offer 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back, within 30 days of purchase, except shipping and handling fees. Please get a return authorization number before returning any products. If you cancel an order after it has been shipped, return policies are the same as 100% money back satisfaction guarantee policies less shipping and handling.
Software: No refunds on software except manufacture defects or if the shipping is lost.
PMP® Class Registration: If you cancel your PMP® Certification Training Class or any class 3 days in advance of the first day of training, you have 100% refund less $100 service fee or you can reschedule another class at another time at no loss to you. If you cancel within less than 3 days notice, you will receive a refund minus $100 service fee or you can reschedule a class at no loss to you; except, if you cancel your class after 11 AM the day before your class begins, you will not receive a refund. You may reschedule your training at no loss to you. If you miss any day/days of a class, you can make it up at another time without loss to you. Also, we do not refund or adjust the cost of the training you paid for if you do not complete your training. You have up to six months to complete your training from the time of your first class or the first class you registered for should you require to reschedule..
Special circumstances for PMP® or CAPM® Certification Training & Exam Prep: You may repeat project management certification training at no further cost to you - some or all of the classes for up to 6 months from the first day of your initial class; dates and location are subject to seat availability and upon recommendation of the instructor and you will need to make your request to resit a class through email to Nereda Haque, PMP. At that time you will be put on a waiting list, and advised of seat availability by at least the day before the class begins. We make every effort to help you schedule a resit and will confirm your request as soon as we can. You can resit one or more times. Although all classes are Guaranteed to Run, this is only possible if someone purchases the class because purchasing a class makes it Guaranteed to Run. However, most requests to resit via Live Video Conference will be immediately approved. Once this happens we can allow you to resit in class or enable you to retake the training via Live Video Conference through your computer. If you request to resit you will also need to show that you have submitted your application to the Project Management Institute to take your Exam. Please note that you should take your appointment to resit seriously. If you fail to give notice that you cannot attend prior to training, you may not receive further resitting opportunities. If the project materials have changed you may request a complete set of materials for $99 (plus shipping and handling where applicable as well as plus tax where applicable) or you will continue to use the materials you have from your previous class and add your own notes. If the Exam has changed you will need to replace your materials in order to attend class. Your success is our priority. After six months from the first day of training, if you still want to participate in training you will pay 65% of the current class price which will again give you up to six months of training from the first new initial day of training. You will also get new materials. After 12 months from your first day of training with us you will need to pay full price for the class if you wish to retake it. If you fail the Exam 3 times you will need to wait a year before taking the Exam again. In this case, SmartPath LLC will allow you to resit your training up to two times after this time provided that you do this within 14 months of your last Exam. In order to qualify you need to take the Exam 3 times within the first 6 months. You will need to show proof that you took the Exam 3 times in order to participate in this offer. If the Exam or materials have changed you will also be required to purchase new materials in order to fully participate in class. See above for details.