Project Management Certification Passing Emails from some of our Trainees.
See other class testimonials at the bottom of the page.
Memo from Nereda Haque, PMP: You will receive your Exam results immediately after you finish taking it. Please note that the RDS portion of the Exam is 60 questions. The wonderful part about these valued comments from our trainees is what it took for each to pass. Some pass the next day. Others in a day or two. Others in a couple of weeks and others in almost a year. Sometimes life and projects keep us from our goal of attaining the PMP® Credential but sooner or later, it happens, and we get so thrilled every single time. Not all testimonies are here as a lot of time we just get an email that says "passed." However, these testimonies are here to keep you encouraged. SmartPath LLC's passing rate is over 98%. We are also excited for the new CAPM® trainees coming through our training. This information is for all of you! You will find other training testimonials at the bottom of the page. Obviously not all the passes are here as some people don't write much, if anything and may call me instead.
I passed the PMP test yesterday. It was very hard with moving and all, but I was able to finally focus and scheduled my test for yesterday. The classroom materials was very helpful for my preparation, specially the workflows. I am very excited about it. Thank you so much to you and Mo. I am sure that I will refer to the classroom materials for guidance in my next position as a project manager!" Feri F., PMP 5-21-13 - Feri was in class last August. You can count on SmartPath LLC's materials!
After being thanked for referring a friend: "Sure. Your training really help me to pass the exam in a short period of time." Latha K., PMP
About referring two friends: "You are Welcome Nereda. I really liked Mo's teaching and it greatly helped me on the exam and I passed it in within three weeks of taking the class. So I recommended them to SmartPath." Deepa C., PMP
I passed my pmp exam today on the first attempt! I just wanted to thank you and your organization. Special thanks to the instructors whose classes I sat in on - John Lefor, John Lake, Jeff, Richard B and Mo!
I will definitely recommend SmartPath to my colleagues!Thanks again." - Ryan F., PMP - 5-19-2013.
WOW - what a great class this is! I cannot tell you how I am impressed at how chock full of info is in the class! Jeff is a great teacher, and seems superiorly experienced with the information." Mark B, PMP
Just got a phone call from Ed T.,PMP who passed a very moments ago in Baltimore! 5-18-2013
"I passed. Proficient in 3 areas, moderately proficient in the others (Closing & Executing)." - Keith B.,PMP -5-15-2013
"Hi Nereda and Mo,
I Just got back from Portland where I passed the PMP!
Thanks for the help, the frameworks and to Mo for keeping me awake." Taylor O,PMP 5-12-13
"Hi Nereda, please share with Mo that I passed the PMP exam on 6 May. Thanks for your help in this achievement. Time to relax now!" - Drew C.,PMP - 5-6-2013
"Hey Nereda! I'm here at ______ working on an ___ project & working with the PMO people. I was filling out some PM docs & thought of Mo & you & the class I took with you guys. I can't thank Mo enough for all the insight he's provided during the class. I think I got more application from his experience than reading the pmbok. I think the PMP isn't in my career path, lol. The overall journey was fun & I apply all I've learned in that class everyday in my work. I've impressed a lot of people applying what I've learned from Mo." Ong Y, 5-9-13
I did not have the chance to contact Mo the last couple of evenings and I took my exam today. I passed!! . . . I do wish they would give you a print out on how you did on each question. It would be great to review the incorrect answers. Thank you for all of your help in preparing for the exam. The class and materials all proved to be very valuable." - Rachel G, PMP 5-1-13. Finished training 4-4-13.
I just passed the PMP exam. Whew! :-) The class definitely helped! Thanks! Cheers,.." Helen L.,PMP - Finished Training 4-19-13
"I passed! Thanks for all your support." Kevin S., PMP. Recently in class. 4/26/13
Hi Nereda and Jeff
I just wanted to let you know I just passed the exam. I want to thank both of you for providing me a foundation for success. The instructor lead sessions in conjunction with the slides made all difference from what I was previously studying. Thank you again." David S.,PMP. 4-26-13 Finished trainined 4/26/13. Awesome!
"Nereda and Mo,
Thank you very much again for the PMP training; I passed the test this morning. I was very satisfied with the class, and would definitely recommend you to anyone else looking for exam preparation training." Alan B.,PMP 4-23-13. Finished training on the 14th.
"I passed the exam on the 20th. :) The training helped a lot. Thank you!! Kingyin C.,PMP. 4-20-13. Finished training on April 9, 2013.
"The exam was heavily focused on Scrum and XP. As you said during the class, if you know the principles and the manifesto, you should pass. As I answered the questions, I chose the best options that fit the principles and the manifesto." Michael R., PMP, PMI-ACP Passed April 19, 2013. Finished training on April 2. This class has more memorization than the preparation for the PMP® Exam. Excellent work.
The class provided 90% of the content.
"Passed my PMP last Thursday! Boot Camp definitely helped!" Lovella L., PMP - 4/18/2013. Finished class April 4.
"Hello!! I finished the [PMP] class on Friday and it was awesome! Richard is an amazing instructor. Absolutely loved him! Also, he told me to send you both my application before I submit it to PMI... Please take a look and let me know if I need to change anything (PDF attached). Very much appreciated. Thanks again for everything!!" Kimberly B.
"I passed the exam this morning! What a relief! I want to express my thanks to both of you....The time and energy you and Mo spent with me gave me a boost in confidence and that definitely helped.
….the 'Connection Mapping Exercises' and the 'Individual Process Input & Outputs' chart #11 [helped]....It made a big difference for me to do those exercises when I understood the connections on chart 11....It really helped going through the materials again. I wrote down the 'Project Process Groups & Knowledge Areas' and the formulas at the beginning but I didn't need to refer to either of them once. I knew them by heart. Also, throughout the exam, I had to keep reminding myself, how would PMI do it? It was tough but it was worth it.
Maybe others can benefit from my experience." Jason R.,PMP. 4/13/2013. Passed all areas plus one Proficient.
"Just wanted to let you know that I just passed my PMP exam. I scored moderately proficient in initiating, executing, and closing and proficient in planning and monitoring & controlling." Mike F.,PMP. Passed 4/11/13. Finished training March 21.
Just wanted to let you know I passed the PMP exam a little over a week ago." - Jeff F., PMP. 4-9-2013
I passed the PMP today thanks to you and Mo! Excellent study materials and great tips! The PMP is a challenging test and your system helps demystify the process." Lynn B., PMP - 4/10/13. Finished training 3/24/13
"Passed the CAPM (Exam)!...Whew!" 4/9/13 Ron W.,CAPM. Took the Exam just under 3 weeks. From zero training to passing in about 3 weeks. Great job!
"Nereda and Mo
I took my PMP exam this Saturday and passed it! I was deemed 'proficient' in all categories but for Initiation where I was 'moderately proficient'. Any idea what does this mean in % of questions answered correctly?
Thank you for your training and support through this process and please let my instructors (John Lefor, Rich, Mo)know as they did a fine job." Monica Z.,PMP - 4/6/2013 It's estimated that proficient is probably about 85% to 100% correct out of 200 questions and Moderately Proficiently about 61% TO 84% correct. Monica was a recent trainee.
"I passed! Thank you so much for allowing me to repeat the class. I am sooooo happy!" Vern V., PMP - 4/3/2013. Passed the first time! SmartPath LLC allows trainees to resit the whole class for up to six months, unlimited times where needed! When life gets in the way as it did for Vern, this is exceptionally helpful!
"Passed PMP exam today!...I got “Proficient” in both Initiation and M/C and “Moderate” in the other three." Alana C.,PMP - 4-2-13.
Thanks again for the class. I passed my test yesterday!
Thanks." - Kristen K.,PMP 3/23/13. Finished training March 14!
"Hi Mo, Nereda, and Debra,
I'm writing to let you know that I passed the PMP exam yesterday. I'm so relieved! Thanks for all of your instruction and pointers on things to watch out for. A couple of the tricky questions definitely came up...thanks again for your help. Cheers." Suzanne D., PMP - 3-18-2013. Finished training 2-17-2013.
Just wanted to let you know that I cleared my PMP today. Just back from my exams. It was stressful but a nice feeling. Thanks to you and your team for all the help and support. Much appreciated. Thanks!" Sunil V., PMP - 3-18-2013. Finished training a few weeks ago.
"Another one passed! Thank you Nereda, and please pass my thanks along to Mo." - Paul Y.,PMP - 3-18-2013. Finished training March 8.
...I emailed all of the employers with the contingent offers on my successful completion of the PMP exam. Everyone was pleased that I passed. I went for an hour walk around my neighborhood and then celebrated with a glass of red wine. I am really looking forward to continuing my education with the Business Process Analysis class. It is probably a good thing that I have a two week break since it was a pressure cooker experience to get through the certification course. I am hoping that I will have a new employment start date after the 5th of April.
I want to thank you and Mo once again for your professional training classes and materials. Your company is the only company that I have encountered that teaches the processes that are so critical to passing the PMP exam. PMI does not offer courses of your caliber!
I will be glad to write a separate email with an endorsement of your training that excludes my personal celebration experiences. Please let me know and I will be more than honored to do so.
Thank you so much for the great training!" Kathy B.,PMP 3-11-13. Class finished 3-1-13.
So you can tell your students that if your worst student, who would much rather play with the fire department than learn this stuff, can pass the test, after your class & cramming over a weekend with your superior study materials & techniques, anyone can ; )...Thanks." - Dov.,PMP - Passed 3-6-2013 - Finished training January 18 - 2013.
I just wanted you to know that I passed the PMP exam this morning. Thank you for all of your support and training." Kyle C., PMP - passed 3/5/13.
"I just wanted to thank you for all your help while studying for the PMP exam. I passed this morning." Karen G., PMP - 3-1-13 - Karen finished training Feb 3. Great Job!
Again, I can't thank you enough for all the support and great education in preparation for the exam...I just tell people you better know as much of everything as possible because no two exams may be alike....I'm VERY grateful I passed, especially once it showed me how I tested in the different process groups...
Here's my review: I've taken PMP prep courses before, but none were like this. The training I received through SmartPath was fantastic. The SmartPath team is very invested in helping you understand the concepts and the ability to apply them. This is critical to obtaining the certification and I am truly grateful to them for their passion, as it ensured my success. I highly recommend SmartPath's PMP prep course if you are looking to get your certification and want to have all the tools you need to pass the exam." Monica B., PMP - passed Feb 26 - 2012. Thanks for the review also, Monica!
I took the exam this morning and PASSED! :)...Cheers!" Lyanne M, PMP - 2-25-2013. Finished training 2-15-2013.
"Just letting you know I passed the PMP on Saturday! I had 1 minute left by the time I got to the last question. I thought I was going to have a heart attack when I clicked “okay” at the end knowing I would find out if I passed. I studied solidly for 3 weeks before the test…and let me tell you, I am happy to have my free time back." Molly H,PMP. 2-16-13
"I passed the PMP exam today. 3 groups proficient, 2 groups moderate proficient. Thanks for your recent help! - Mark O.,PMP - 2-14-2013
"Passed my PMP exam! Can I start using PMP right away? ...Thanks! I'm pretty excited!
Definitely could not have done it without you!
Or do I have to wait for something from PMI?" Christine N., PMP - 2-11-13 - Finished training Jan 27 -2013. Answer: Yes, use your PMP credential immediately!
"I loved the course and learned a lot from Rich and had a great time doing so. L.C. - 2/8/13
"Just a note to let you know I passed the exam yesterday. I got proficients in planning, executing and monitoring/controlling. Thanks for your help and advice, and a huge thanks to Rich for the excellent instruction." - Jean M., PMP 2/2/13. She finished training Jan 11 - 2013.
"I passed the PMP!" Michael H.,PMP 2/2/13
"I passed. I've got to say, though, that there were MANY more questions on EV, PV, AC, SV, CV, CPI, SPI than I was expecting. And also quite a few on Quality Management...The biggest deficiency in my knowledge was understanding what goes on inside each of the 42 processes. This cost me a number of questions, I believe. Thanks to you and Mo for all of your help. Thanks to you and Mo for all of your help." Ryvers W., PMP 1-31-13
"Passed my CAPM® today Thanks so much to your and Mo the review a couple weeks ago and your continued support made all the difference...Next up PMP exam once I am confirmed CAPM on the PMI site I will re-apply to take the PMP exam. My plan is to take the PMP exam end of February." - Glen H.,CAPM - 1/17/2013
"I passed! Thx for help!!" - Chuck D.,PMP - 1-17-2013 finished class Jan 11.
"Just passed the PMP® Exam today. Took the course back in October 2012. The SmartPath LLC method worked like a charm! - Judus F.,PMP. 1-16-2013
"I passed the PMP exam this morning. Thank you for all of your help. Thanks to Mo for all his help also." Latha said in a phone call that practicing speed was important. Also valuable was looking at our exam practice questions and thinking about other ways the question could be asked. Latha K.,PMP - 1-15-2013
I wanted to let you know that I passed my PMP exam today (first try!). I have to admit, I was a little flustered at the end when I realized I only had an hour and 45+ questions to go. I definitely spent a lot of time on the questions and answers! But, analyzing those situational questions and looking for the key works throughout the exam was the most helpful technique for me. Following the recommendations of how to break down the questions in the study guide really helped me a lot and kept me from getting too panicked. The intensive review I did with Mo the Friday before Christmas really made a difference in how I interpreted and retained the information. I studied a ton in between then and today and it paid off!
Thanks for all your and Mo’s support. It’s a good start to the week and the New Year!" Laura G.,PMP - 1-7-2013
"Mo and Nereda,
I just wanted to let you know that I just passed the PMP exam in Puyallup this morning... Thanks again" Wiliam S.,PMP 1-6-2013
Just wanted to let you know I passed on the 29th. Please give your team and you as well my appreciation for having a such a great class." Donny R., PMP 12-29-12
"It wasn't pretty, but I passed my test yesterday! Thanks for all your help." - Dan K., PMP 12-29-12
"FYI I passed the test! Thanks again." Cole N.,PMP. 12-29-12
"I took the PMP for the first time yesterday and passed! Thanks to you and Mo for helping me. I can attest to your curriculum. The studying that I did outside of the class was to review each section and then take each section’s test. I memorized the process groups/knowledge areas diagram and the formulas. I wrote them down when I first got into the test, but honestly since I had spent the time memorizing them I really didn’t look at them much at all. It was nice having them in case my mind froze (and to double-check myself). The only thing I did outside of the material you provided is take two practice exams a friend loaned me. I honestly don’t know if they made a difference.
Anyway, thank you so much. I’m looking forward to future opportunities." Pamela C.,PMP - 12-17-12
"Nereda and Mo,
Just wanted to let you guys know I passed my PMP exam tonight! Thanks so much for all the help and letting me re-sit the classes, really appreciate it and couldn't have done it without your help! Ryan K.,PMP - 12-27-12
"Good news. I passed. Proficient in Planning, M&C, and Closing. Mod proficient in Initiating and Executing. Thanks for your help. I'm interested in learning agile next so I'll look into that." Brian N., PMP - 12/20/12 - Finished training on 12/15/12
"Nereda and Mo,
I took the exam today and I passed it...Thanks for all your help and advice!" - Krithika V., PMP - 12-19-2012
I was just going to email you. I wanted to let you know I passed!!!!! I am thrilled beyond belief and CANNOT thank you and Mo enough for all you’ve done to help me prepare. Needless to say, I could not have done it without you. Thank you SO MUCH!!! I’m so excited to rest now." - Stephanie S.,PMP - 12-18-2012
"Thanks! The course was spot on, and really prepared us for the exam." Thomas & Mary S., PMPs - Passed Dec 5 and Dec 11 - 2012
"I can't tell you guys how much I enjoyed your presentation and professionalism in regard to the PMP class. You both are so well versed in the subject matter and I learned so much as opposed to other classes that I have taken. I would gladly recommend your class to anyone who is seeking to be certified in the PMP discipline." - Phillip R., 12-7-12
"Passed by following "Mo's strategies." - Charles L., PMP - 12-1-2012
"Wanted to let you know the good news that I passed the PMP exam on Saturday 12/1. Thanks for offering a great course. I couldn’t have done it without your test prep!" Laura D., PMP. - Passed 12-1-2012
"Yes I passed...Thank you for all of you help. I certainly will recommend your course to others." - Lois F., PMP - 11-12-2012
Thank you to both you and Mo, and Jeff Angus. The Smartpath course is the best opportunity I have been afforded through WorkSource, and they have a lot of great programs". - Anthony L.,PMP - passed the PMP® 11-12-2012. Finished training 11-12-12
Coppied 'Congratulations, you have obtained the PMP® Credential'. "Just FYI. Thanks for the prep help." - William B.,PMP - passed 11-8-2012. Finished class October 5, 2012.
"Just wanted to let you know that I took the exam for the first time yesterday and passed." - Jeff D., PMP - passed 11-6-2012
Today's message: "Joe J. passed PMP today." - Joe J., PMP - Passed 11-6-2012
"Just wanted to let you know that I took the exam for the first time yesterday and passed." - Jeff D., PMP. Passed 11-5-2012
"HOORAY I passed the PMP exam!
I was selected for a PMI audit and after getting notified I passed the audit last Thursday, I went online to schedule my test thinking I could select sometime between November 5 and 10th but the only availability till December was November 3rd at 12:30pm so I went for it! I had been studying regularly since taking the class so I felt confident with my plan.
It was a TOUGH test. I used every second of my allotted 4 hours and took NO breaks. I did not use the computer calculator but asked for a small calculator which I read in the tutorial was allowed. I used the check for unanswered questions and luckily that option was there as I had not answered 2 questions I knew. I had hoped to review the questions I marked for review but only got through 4 of them before my time was up. I wore the provided headsets but I would advise no Earrings. I had some on and it was bothersome but I did not take time to fix that." - Cathy N., PMP - Passed Nov 3, 2012. Finished training Oct 5, 2012.
Just a quick note to let you know I passed the PMP this evening! Thanks for all you help!" - Michael P.,PMP - Passed 11-2-12.
Your materials and classes were invaluable. Got a mix of Proficient and Mod Prof. Surprised at the number of questions on closing and problem solving styles. Pass on thks to Mo. May see you for PDUs. Thks." - Ernest E., PMP - 11-31-12
"Nereda,I passed the PMP exam yesterday. I took the boot camp from Richard Bixby the week of Oct. 8. Thanks for the training." Linda S., PMP - passed 10-29-12. Finished Training Oct 12. Great job!
Passed. "Thought you'd like to know. Thanks again for the great training and support. Your team is excellent." - Newton B.,PMP - 10-25-12
"I took the test last Wednesday and passed." - Jenna M.,PMP - passed 10-24-2012
"Last week's workshop was very valuable and now I'm excited to get the exam out of the way." Newton B. Finished training 10-12-12
"....thank you for the great class!" Sharon F.,PMP Passed 10-4-12 Finished class mid September.
"I received my Project Management Professional Credential. I passed the exam yesterday (09-20-2012) at the testing center in Spokane. Thanks for all the help. The course materials and methodology you provided were instrumental in passing the exam." Mike B. PMP - 9-19-2012
"The recent class on how to handle the more difficult situational questions were essential to answering them on the exam. I believe I got most of them right and it helped me pass the exam." Ramana M., PMP - 9-8-2012
"Thank you so much for your help! The class was awesome and I can't wait to take the exam! Would you mind reviewing the following for my application submittal? . . .Thanks so much!" - Julie R. 9-1-12
"Rich, Nereda, Mo,.. I passed the PMP certification exam today. A big Thanks! to all of you. Your advice and continuous support made this possible for me." - Mark D., PMP - 8/30/12
"Just a short note to let you know I passed today. That was one tough afternoon. I appreciate your team’s efforts to help me succeed." - Kathleen B., PMP 8-28-12
"Written to Richard: "I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you! and that I passed the exam last night at 9:00 pm.
The exam took me the entire 4 hours, in fact I had one question unanswered. . . I definitely could not have done it without you, and you did such a wonderful job facilitating the class and keeping it interesting. Thank you so much!" - Elisabeth T., PMP - passed the next day! 8-27-2012.
"I passed! That was exhausting... Glad I don't have to do that again. Got a question regarding the Results...
Please let Mo know I want to thank him for his superb training and patience in handling my many questions and "disagreements" with the official PMI answers." - Gerald, J, PMP - 7-23-2012
"YEAH! Thanx sooooo much for the training and encouragement! You were totally right about the inputs and outputs. Mo’s charts really helped me get to know them better! Thanx again!" Robert also sends special thanks to Rich and Debra also. - Robert Z., PMP - passed 7-18-2012
First, my thanks to Mo and yourself for the excellent and enjoyable training. I look forward to and anticipate a continued association." Mark O. - 7-14-12
I’m studying daily for the exam, and starting to feel confident about it. Thanx to you, Mo, Debra, & Richard for all the training! SmartPath ROCKS! lol." - Robert Z. - recent trainee.
I just took the exam this morning and I passed. Thanks to you and Mo for your guides, hints and recommendations." - Monica, C.,PMP. 7-5-2012.
"I took and passed the PMP exam today. Special thanks to Mo." Ben B., PMP - passed 7-3-2012"
"Mo, Nereda, Rich,
I wanted to send a quick email to let you know that I passed the PMP exam yesterday. Thank you for the training and guidance. I felt the course was right on the mark.
Thanks again, Kevin C., PMP - 6-22-2012 - Finished training June 8.
" Thanks, the training really prepared me for the exam." - Jack J, PMP - June 8 - 2012
"Hi Nereda, wanted to let you know that I just took and passed the test this afternoon! Thank you for the training, it was well worth it." David B., PMP - passed 6-20-2012. Finished training on June 10.
Just thought I'd drop you a line to let you know I sat for the PMP exam today and passed. I probably shouldn't admit it, but I did absolutely no studying outside of class time. I felt that the class prepared me enough for the test, and apparently I was correct. I think that's a credit to the program you guys have. I'm looking forward to earning PDUs with Smartpath classes. Thanks, Pete S.,PMP - passed 6/16/2012
"I took the PMP exam yesterday and passed it. A big Thanks to Mo for his detailed instruction and hints." Deepa C., PMP - passed 6/9-2012 - finished training May 23.
"It's done. I'm a PMP. :-). Thanks for the great training!. . . Passed my PMP certification test tonight with flying colors! Only 2 weeks after completing the PMP Training class with Mo. Huge Thanks to Nereda and Mo! A bit of advice to those taking the class, DON'T WAIT months to sit for the test! Waiting to take the test is like finishing a summer school class in college (compressed time frame) in August, then studying the for the Final exam, and waiting until December to actually take the Final exam. You forget too much. If you are going to take the class with the intention of becoming a PMP, then DO NOT wait more than a week or two to take the test! - David H., PMP - Passed June 1, 2012
"Hi Nereda - I just got home from the PMP exam and passed! I couldn't have done it without the great class and information you and Mo provided. Thank you!" - Robin D.,PMP - passed 6/1/2012
I wanted to let you know I passed the PMP certification exam yesterday. That was one LONG test. So what happens now? Am I officially certified with the credential immediately, or does that process take a while? Will I receive something in the mail? Thanks." - Scott G.,PMP - passed 5/25/2012 - finished training May 11, 2012
I passed my PMP exam this evening with great marks! Thanks for the class!" - Ryan S.,PMP. - passed 5/25/12 - finished class May 11.
Thank you and Mo very much for the great test prep. I agree with the feedback you provided with Treva’s note below. I spent a good deal of time over the last 3 days learning the ITTO contents, but I still missed a few of those about which element was updated in a particular process or process group. The prep did help. My weakest area was in Execution. . . I skimmed the tutorial as it was pretty intuitive and spent most of my 15 minutes doing my brain-dump. I ran 2 or 3 minutes into test time, but felt it was worth it. I was behind the first two hours by about 10 minutes (tracking 50 questions per hour), but caught up in the 3rd hour and finished about 20 minutes early and reviewed the first 50 non-calculation questions. Didn’t change any unless I was sure I had made a mistake. Worked out okay. Not sure it was the best approach, but it worked. Thank you again." - Ellen M., PMP - Passed 5/23/2012. Finished training May 11, 2012.
"Tell Mo he can relax! I passed today! I know he was worried about me! ;-) I can't believe how helpful Process flow 12 and 10 were. I thought he was joking..but boy did I reference those in my test. - Heather M., PMP who passed 5/21/2011. Finished class May 11, 2012!
"Mo and Nereda,
I just passed. Proficient in all but "executing", (settled for moderately proficient). Thanks for all your help! - Tim B., PMP - Passed 5/21/2011. Finished training May 11, 2011.
"Nereda,..Thank you for your guidance and assistance the past 2 weeks, it was extremely helpful. I passed with flying colors, proficient in the 3 middle process groups and moderately proficient in initiation and closure. Mo's advice was spot on regarding what the test covered.
Thanks again, Kristin C, PMP - Passed 5/18/2018. Finished class 5/11/2012
"Hi Nereda! Just letting you know I passed the PMP exam this morning! Thanks to you and Mo for everything! I will see u when u come back in June!" - Kristin O., PMP - 5-16-2011. Finished training on 5/11/12
"Nereda/Mo/John, I am excited that I, Jason finally passed today, on May 11th! You will find it on PMI’s registry when you check every couple of months! virtual from Virginia, Seattle, even Tucson, AZ) or in-person).
Sorry for being such a ‘thorn’ in your side with scheduling and re-scheduling of make-up SmarthPath PM prep classes, virtual and actual classes. A huge ‘Thank you’ to John Hill, Terri Vail, Mo Haque, and of course Nereda and numerous fellow attendees who were in class with me - Each of you helped me to enrich my understanding of project management with your project management stories to make a point regarding the topics we were studying. You have all done so much to help me while I took what I will refer to as the ‘longer than expected journey’ to achieving PMP status! Yes, it was undoubtedly a significant time and energy drain from life, however the benefits are worth it! If you work hard and devote time and effort, you will succeed. For some, the path to success is shorter…
I unfortunately put off significant time from scheduling and finally taking the exam …(after)… about half a year. I finally put my foot down and put an end to ‘Parkinson’s Law.’
Every student should determine on their own terms just how their own personal challenges will impact their study experience. I recommend devoting a time that works for the student to set aside time to study the PM charts that Mo put together (they are like a map to achieving success) and the valuable workbooks with easy to comprehend content.
Not to sound like a ‘broken’ iPod, I found it was paramount to understand the OTTIs (Know . . .why you need the doc), study the project management roles, tools and techniques, devote time to reading the materials, consult your workflows for what’s in OPAs and EEFs. Color-coding works well for me as a ‘visual’ learner. Find what works for you. I kept several colors of sticky post-it flags on hand when reading a section of the SmartPath PM prep workbook.. . . I recommend taking . . . practice tests from the workbook to build ‘endurance’ for taking a rigorous 4 hour test. I recommend taking a brief break (about every 45-50 minutes. . . It is also about taking a moment to shift your attention and providing your mind a ‘break’ from what it was previously focusing on. Have a great weekend." Jason G., MBA, PMP - passed 5-11-12
"I passed !!!!!! Thank God!!!! A thousand thank yous to you both for all of your help and belief in me when I really needed it! Cheers. " - Julie, PMP - 5-9-2012
"Thank you Nereda, and please thank Mo as well! He is a very good instructor." - Vic, G - passed May 5 2012. Did his training by LVC!
"I took my PMP in May and successfully past." - David G., PMP. Passed 5-3-2012
"Nereda and Mo:
I passed the test this morning and am now PMP certified!! .. Thanks very much to both of you for your persistence, encouragement, and very good curriculum. SmartPath is great!" - Bob B., PMP - 4-26-2012
I passed the PMP exam yesterday! Thank-you both for your help and support! I couldn't have done it without the Haques!" - Sara G., PMP - 4-21-12
I am happy to say that I took the test yesterday and passed. I thought the course was well taught. There is a ton of information and it would have been difficult to organize it all on my own." Bryan R., PMP - 4-20-12 - Finished training 4-15-12.
"Took the exam last night and PASSED! Yay! Thanks to Brian Wilkerson for doing an excellent job during the boot camp." - Cecelia V., PMP - 4/16/2012
Just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that I took the PMP exam today and Passed (“proficient” in all categories)...Thank you ... for your assistance and guidance! This would not have happened without your help. I am looking forward to starting the Business Process Analysis class this weekend!" - Mark H., PMP - 4-11-2012.
Just to let you know that I did it this Saturday! :)...I got my PMP certification...Thanks for all the support you've done for me so far and please send my regards to Mo." - Paul K., PMP - 4-7-2012
Sat for my PMP this morning, and passed on the first go!
I wanted to thank you,..[and] my instructors, Brian and John, both were excellent and the info provided was spot on....Thanks again,...Mike P., PMP - 4-3-2012 - finished class March 18
"Just wanted to pass along that I passed the PMP exam this morning. Thank you very much for your help during my review/study process, and please pass along the good news to Mo! All the best." - Matthew C., PMP - 4-2-12 - passed next day!
"Also I wanted to tell you and Mo Thank You. I thought your on line class was excellent.... Thank you for all your help." - Rick, J - 4-2-2012
I wanted to let you know that I passed the PMP exam today.
Thank you." - Lisa R, PMP 3-30-2012
It gives me immense pleasure to inform you that I cleared the PMP exam yesterday on my first attempt...
I would like to thank my teachers Rich and Brian at SmartPath, for providing me with all the preparation for the exams. They both are wonderfully experienced and their expert advice, really worked for clearing the exam.
The charts [Workflows] prepared by Mo are a blessing. It really helps to use the flow diagrams, to integrate one process area with another, while practicing on the exam tips...I also thank you for your advice on foreign language support during exam and documents for audit process." - Ashish M.,PMP 3-27-2012
"Wow! I am so glad that test is over. To my surprise...I felt really comfortable with the questions... Thanks to SmartPath I was well prepared. Their study outline was the success of my passing. I did what they recommended...and passed on my first try...even scoring above average in some subjects. Love you guys!" Debra P.,PMP - 3-12-2012
"This morning I completed the PMP exam...
• I attended a PMP prep course in early January. SmartPath gave me the study materials and focus I needed in order pass the PMP exam. They helped me de-construct years of bad project management habits. I encourage others to take SmartPath's recommendation to heart in studying at least two hours per day - disciplining yourself for three to four weeks to learn how processes link to each other, and across knowledge areas and process groups is very important. Knowing how to detect and what to do when things go wrong is equally important.
• I have attended similar examination preparation courses from other vendors in recent years. SmartPath gave me the knowledge, skills, and study plan to achieve my goals within an affordable small group setting. I'm definitely recommending SmartPath to my colleagues.
Please note that I was particularly pleased with Richard's instruction. His positive attitude and adaptive teaching style is very compatible to a wide range of students....
You company provided a great service to me. Thank you and good luck." Jeff S.,PMP - 2-20-2012. Jeff finished training on January 13.
"I passed .....I can't say I enjoyed the test....as we discussed in class -- who do they get to write some of those test questions??? Wow! But the bottom line is I passed. Thanks for all your help." TJ K., PMP - 2-20-2012 - Passed on the 3rd day after class ended!
"I am incredibly happy and relieved to have passed. I could not have accomplished this without the SmartPath course. You folks persented the material exactly how PMI tests us on it. Thank you very much for all the time and energy spent in developing this course and keeping it current! - Elayne H., PMP - 2-9-2012 - Passed in 9 Days.
"Nereda, Mo and Robert,
I re-scheduled my test for this morning and I PASSED!
Thank you so much for your great program, I will definitely recommend it to others!" - Barbara R.,PMP - 1-21-2012
I just wanted to let you know John is a sound Project Management Professional (PMP), who has presence, and the interpersonal ability to connect with learners. In a classroom setting where you have a mix of professional experience, John was able to keep the class focused on the prep material, provide quality answers to questions and most importantly he has the spirit of encouragement. I will be submitting my application Monday and sit for my exam early next week after the approval process." - Spencer O.,MBA. 1-16-2012
"I am happy to report that I passed!...It was definitely a miracle, but I passed! So very relieved and happy to be done!!!!!" Tanya S.,PMP - 1/12/2012
"Just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that I passed!... Big Surprise, eh? Just took the exam this AM. Glad to do my part to contribute to the SmartPath success rate! That's all. Have a good weekend." - Aaron G., PMP. 1-07-2012
"Hello Nereda, I’m still progressing towards my PMP and will keep you updated... Truly the time I have spent learning from both you and Mo has made a considerable difference in my knowledge of Project Management and the outcome of my career projects." Karl R. 12-27-11
"Nereda,Happy New Year!
Just got back home from vacation. I want to let you know that I've passed the PMP exam on 12/23. Thank you very much. Your class is very helpful in preparing and understanding the PMP concept. I think understanding is the key. Thanks again." Larry L, PMP., 12-23-11
"I took 3:59:15! Thank you for everything...Your teaching methodology is superb. I wanted to let you know first. I passed the exam this AM.....In retrospect, I was extremely well prepared for the exam b/c of your tools and advice...However, my understanding of what the values mean (EVM) and how they are derived allowed me to get through those. I was able to do it b/c of the instruction I received from Mo and the homework I received from you. Key for me was my "PMP Exam Dump Sheet" that I wrote during the 15 minute tutorial: Workflow #12, memory joggers, methods of conflict resolution, methods of dealing with risk (positive, negative, acceptance), stages of building a team, PV & FV, and formulas allowed me to focus on what the question was asking me to do as the project manager. - Another key was the focus on Procurement, Risk, and Quality (Ring of Fire) that I put into studying (because you guided me there). Those are my thoughts....basically I did what you and Mo told me to execute and it worked out. The key was studying and UNDERSTANDING relationships
between the processes and groups. Again, what you and Mo preach to us." Rob S.,PMP -12-18-2011
"I appreciate the wealth of knowledge that SmartPath – John, Mo, Rich and Nereda – passed on to me in 5 days. And Mo is a master of project management as an art. I also appreciate the support and encouragement of Teresa, Jerry and Brian. The SmartPath program is awesome!..." - Trina T. PMP (Passed the day after class - 12-17-2011
"I took the PMP exam this evening and passed, no issues." - Brian W., PMP - 12/16/2011
"I wanted to let you know first. I passed the exam this AM... - In retrospect, I was extremely well prepared for the exam b/c of your tools and advice.
- I felt nervous going in, but once I started the exam I fell into a rhythm and it was a function of staying on time and task. - ...I was able to do it b/c of the instruction I received from Mo and the homework I received from you. - Key for me was my "PMP Exam Dump Sheet" that I wrote during the 15 minute tutorial: Workflow #12, memory joggers....basically I did what you and Mo told me to execute and it worked out. The key was studying and UNDERSTANDING relationships between the processes and groups. Again, what you and Mo preach to us." Robert S.,PMP - 12-16-2011
"Good Afternoon Nereda and Mo,
I just got home from the exam and passed. Thank you so much. The various exercises regarding PM roles and responsibilities, Connections, et al were invaluable. Thank you so much for all of your help." James S.,PMP 12-9-2011
"For your information and records, following my attendance at the SmarthPath PMP prep course 17-20 Nov, I took the PMP exam on 2 December and Passed. Please convey this to my instructors and thank them for their time." John M.,PMP -12-6-2011
"I meant to email you earlier...I apologize for the delay. I took my test on 11/27 and passed....five days before my 1 year deadline. I'm not sure if this is good or bad, but I only studied for about 5 hours before taking the test...I'm a auditory learner, so I learned most of the material during the class and just refreshed my memory over the 5 hours by going through the binder. I memorized the chart of 42 processes...I think it is chart 12, and the equations, and skimmed the inputs and outputs. It may be a miracle that i passed (I was certainly suprised), having taken the exam 8 months after taking the class and barely studying! or Mo explained it so well that it stuck!....it's probably a combination. Thanks again." Lavina S., PMP - 11-27-2011
"I passed it on Sunday. I was a bit stunned when the word Passed displayed. I kind of sat there for a moment staring at the screen wondering if I was missing something LOL. I really appreciate the assistance I got from SmartPath. I have recommended SmartPath to other friends who are considering getting their PMP.
Although I was a bit slow in finally taking the test, it was worth it. The material were good and the flow diagrams of inputs and outputs were really useful. It helped me how everything hangs together so using those in conjunction with the other class materials was really great. I recommend using the input/output flow diagrams if they really want to see how it all hangs together. I also appreciated allowing me to audit classes I was still struggling with. That was very helpful.
I noticed SmartPath offers classes for PDUs so I will definitely sign up for those also. Thanks again for all your help! Have a great Thanksgiving!" - Kathy W.,PMP - 11-20-2011
Finished my training on Oct 23. Passed my exam tonight! Yay! I'm a PMP! Thanks for everything." Veronica D., PMP - 11/16/2011
"I passed my certification yesterday. Please thank Mo and Richard for me for all of their training and thank you for all of your help from setting me up in the class, to all of the information and hints, as well as the constant contact." Michael B.,PMP 11-17-11
"Thanks for all the help! I passed my exam this morning, on to take some Lean and Agile courses!" Jamie S.,PMP - 11/14/2011
"For your information and records, following my attendance at the SmarthPath PMP prep course 17-20 Nov, I took the PMP exam on 2 December and Passed. Please convey this to my instructors and thank them for their time." John M.,PMP - 11-5-2011
I just wanted to drop you line to let you know that I passed my PMP exam. I took part in the two-weekend boot camp with Terri in mid-October." (Finished Oct 23) "Terri really helped solidify my knowledge of project management, and helped me identify the areas for improvement. I think the biggest attribute of me passing the exam was understanding the process inputs, outputs, and T&Ts, or at least knowing the difference. Thanks again." Pat A.,PMP - 11/5/2011
"Hi Nereda…..I wanted to let you know that I took the exam today and PASSED!!! I cannot thank you, Rich, and Mo enough for everything you have done to help me achieve this goal. This is a big milestone in my life, and all of you were a part of making it happen.
I highly recommend SmartPath's teaching and materials. "Ethically", I am not permitted to give any specifics about the questions on the test, but I can say that there is NOT an irrelevant SmartPath slide or chart. Please thank Mo for the quick meet to plan my study strategy before taking the test. The CCCR (Concepts, Connections, Context, Roles) approach was spot on and helped tremendously. After taking the course, I spent several hours a day reviewing the material ….. before the test to ensure I "understood" the material in order to instill confidence. Finally, practicing the mapping of inputs and outputs, along with knowing the T&T and PM Roles inside and out is key." - Stephen B.,PMP - 11-3-11
Today I finally was able to take the exam and PASSED! It took two additional weeks because I had to go through the audit process (I guess I was one of the unlucky ones). Anyway, the additional time allowed me to fully absorb the SmartPath PMP® prep information. The SmartPath documentation, my experience, and the classroom education were the only study aids I used and passed no problem.
Thank you for your help. I’ll definitely recommend SmartPath to my colleagues." - Andrew D.,CTS,PMP - 11-2-2011
I apologize for being out of touch for so long. I know that you have reached out to me personally and I really appreciate it...I know that you have reached out to me personally and I really appreciate it. I have been extremely busy lately,....While I have not sat for my PMP Exam, and probably will not for quite a while, I want you to know that the training you and Mo provided has started me on a new path, both professionally and personally. While I won't go into everything, I will tell you that the extra hours required for a non-college graduate, and sitting in class with so many folks with advanced degrees, has caused me to return to school and more formally study my career field.
Your training also led me to my first real project manager job, as a vendor-employee at ___________. I came in late on a deployment project, initially hired to provide administrative and development support. Using tools and techniques I learned at SmartPath, I quickly assumed the project manager role. One of the benefits of being a vendor at ___________is that I can actually manage a fairly good-sized project, rather than a bunch of little projects with operational tasks thrown in. I would not have the skill set or the confidence to take on this project without your training.
I expect that I will not actually sit for the PMP® Exam for a couple of years, allowing time to finish school and gain the required hours. I am however committed to the concepts, tools, techniques, inputs, outputs and ethical teachings of the Project Management Institute.
So, despite ......lack of the PMP® credentials, you have unleashed another project manager on the world. I already look forward to re-taking the class with you guys when I am ready to sit for the exam." Anonymous, 11-1-2011
I just wanted to let you know that I successfully Passed the exam yesterday! Giving myself the extra time to study and understand the material, and also re-sitting the class helped tremendously. Terri was really great. She's a fantastic instructor and really took the time to make sure that all of the students understood the concepts. She did a great job of explaining things and describing the content conceptually, which helped a ton.
I really had a great experience with SmartPath and have recommended you to some of my colleagues that plan to pursue the PMP Credential in the near future.
Thanks again for all of your help!" Stacy E., PMP - 10/24/11
Hope Mo and you are doing well. I just wanted to let you know that I have been promoted to project manager from an associate. Truly an exciting opportunity. And recently have been reached by a few other promising job opportunities as senior project manager. This further validates the value of the PMP credentials and how it helps support career growth. Your program helped me get where I am today. Thank you." - Anonoymous, PMP
"Yes, I passed the PMP certified. Thank you both for the your support...I wouldn't have been successful without it. Job hunting - here I come! ... I want to explicitly say that without doubt the approach and material were good and I would definitely recommend Smartpath to anyone wanting to get certified. I am impressed by how much I did learn in such a short period of time and you are right about not being overwhelmed too early in the learning process. Having instructors that had practical experience and could relate "stories" to help understand was important, as well your interest. It is always easier doing something when you have proper support." - Ann S., PMP - 10-18-2011
"Nereda - I don't see my name appearing in the registry yet but I passed. Yay! I am back in town and going thru my mails now. I will wait a few days before calling them. I also got an email from them saying something about incorrect exam scores due to a vendor error! Did you receive one also? Can you believe that!? - Nina, S.,PMP - Oct 5 - 2011
I am catching up on the emails now. (saying that I passed) This is amazing news! Looks like I can cancel the test that I had already rescheduled for Saturday! Thanks again for all your support." Pravin A.,PMP - Sep 22, 2011
"I thought Terri did an excellent job. She was very flexible and focused on the areas where Ana and I needed the most attention. I received my certificate in the mail this week and I am now preparing for my test and will keep you posted on the results. I am glad I selected SmartPath for this training." - D.S - PA. Soon to sit her Exam.
I passed the PMP exam today. I want to thank your company for the great instruction. I’ve been keeping up with your emails, and I believe that everyone in my class has passed. Although, I think that I may be one of the last few people in the country to have taken the “old” exam. - Eric G.,PMP - 8-31-2011
I PASSED!! Thank you for your encouragement and support. Your training materials are top notch and your emails all said to me, 'you can do this'. I am so grateful that Deepali told me about her experience with you and Mo." - Gary C.,PMP - 8-31-2011
"I just passed! Thanks to Mo and Nereda :) ….It is kind of a blurr...One question had answers which I had never seen the terminology before - must be a new question. I was surprised that I thought it was easier than I expected and I liked taking it on the computer rather than a paper test."
"Hey Mo and Nereda
I passed. . . .Thanks for your help and good preparation, you really did a great job of teaching to the exam." - Doug. D.,PhD.,PMP. 8-29-2011
"Hi Nereda and Mo,
Yesterday I passed my PMP exam. I want to thank Nereda for her tips and encouragement, Moe for his excellent tutorials, and Richard for his exam review. The advice we receive is correct. Stay with the SmartPath gameplan, study appropriately, and you can succeed. While I have been managing client projects for some time now I feel the management skills learned through your program have greatly strengthened my approach and overall perspective to project management. Thanks again. PS. Did Moe say he was going to buy me a beer if I passed??? Best regards." - Larry C, PhD.,PMP.
While I did PM work for years the only formal PM class I did was the 4 day bootcamp with Terri in July. I took a few weeks to study and this morning I passed on the first attempt. Cheers." - Breege K.,PMP - 8/25/2011
I am happy to inform you and Mo that I passed the exam today - whoo hoo!!!.... Thank you for all your encouragement and support. It is greatly appreciated." Mary Jo K.,PMP -8-24-2011
I passed my PMP tonight. Please pass along my thanks to both Mo and Richard for their positive class experience. And thank YOU too for all of your support. Thanks." Bonnie B.,PMP - 8-24-2011
I passed! I was really nervous, but registering for the PMP really put the pressure on. On the day of the test I perfected my brain dump of chart 12....Thank you so much to you and Mo for all the help. The quality of your material far exceeds everything else I reviewed!" - David C.,PMP - 8-24-2011
"Nereda and Mo,
I passed the PMP today in Morgantown, WV (OO-Rah). I attribute my success to hard work and SmartPath LLC’s cutting edge instruction. Mo’s mentorship and process charts gave me a crisper understanding of the processes and how they are integrated throughout the Project Management body of Knowledge. I thank you both for who you are and the business that you execute. SmartPath LLC stands by their guarantee of excellence and passing success rate." Robert P.,PMP - WV - 8-24-2012
I passed! Thanx for the help!...Yes all of it helped, your tips and the conversations with Mo & the ppl in the class!" - Manoj A.,PMP - 8-23-2011
"Hi, Nereda. I just wanted to let you and Mo know that I passed the PMP today! Thanks for your help! I was very confident going in, but there were a lot of tricky and/or ambiguous questions." - Chris M.,PMP - 8/20/2011
"Just passed the PMP exam today!" - Allan D.,PMP - 8/18/2011
"Thanks, Nereda. Huge relief to have that done. It was a tough test, so I appreciate the help of your team!" - Matt, H.,PMP - 8-16-2011
"Hi Nereda and Mo,
I just passed the PMP exam an hour ago and I'm so happy that I'm done. Nereda, your excel sheet given in exam review and your last email 2 days ago about how to pass PMP helped a lot. Mo, thanks for teaching the PMP class and interesting stories :-)....Thanks for all your help.
" - Praveen A., PMP - 8-13-2011
"Passed. :)" - Nathan,P.,PMP - 8-12-2011
"Hi Nereda – Everything went great last night and I passed with flying colors. Thank you, Mo, and Terri so much for all your help. Sitting in the class again really helped solidify some of the concepts and help me focus. It’s exactly what I needed for that last extra push before taking the test." - Anne O., PMP - July 19, 2011.
Thanks to you and Mo once more for all the support and knowledge you shared. I am so swamped with work and have only managed to get to write the exam on Sunday and am very happy it is now behind me." Fitzroy R.,PMP - July 17, 2011.
"Hi Nereda and Mo,
This is my 'mission accomplished' email: I'm happy to report that I passed my PMP exam yesterday evening. The exam was tough - more of an intellectual challenge than I expected.... But I was prepared; Mo’s material is right to the spot. Thank you so much Mo for providing me with the mental framework during class! Thanks Terri for the tips on exam strategy and Nereda for your encouraging emails!" Peter N., Phd., PMP - 7 -14-2011
Just a little feedback from my test. I tested at the Puyallup site and they didn’t have calculators for us, we had to use the calculator on the computer. Not a big deal, but not what I was expecting and it does slow you down.
... I took almost the entire 4 hrs. The practice tests were probably the most helpful to understand how they ask questions and how to analyze them. Thanks for all your help!" - Molly O, MBA, PMP. - 7-11-2011
"Hi guys just wanted to tell you that I took the exam yesterday and I passed. Thanks for all the encouragement." - Svetlana H, PMP - 7-5-2011
Great news, I just passed the PMP exam!!! Many thanks to you and Mo for an excellent training program. I will definitely recommend SmartPath!" - Ivan D.,PMP - 6-20-2011
Just want to let you and Mo know that I just passed my PMP Exam today. Thanks a lot for the training. it's really helpful. Now, I understand what you said Just do what Mo told you." :) Thanks a lot!!" Chao D., PMP - 6-24-2011
"I passed!....By the way, I know I did well on these formulas because I got a Proficient (Above Average) rating in all three of the big areas: Planning, Execution, and Monitor & Control. Many thanks to you and Mo!! I look forward to working with you again in the future – especially with the new PMBOK® Guide
5 materials. Hopefully I’ll be hired by a great company (like ...) who will want to pay me to attend those classes, right?. Kathleen W., PMP - 6-23-2011
"Just wanted to thank you guys for all the help and information you gave me over the past couple of months. I also wanted to let you know that I took and passed the PMP exam this evening. Hope all is well with you guys. Thanks again!!" Mike W., PMP - 6-9-2011
You can write my name on the board as well!! I passed this morning! Thanks for all your support!" John L., PMP - 6-9-2011
"I took the PMP exam today and passed. ... Knowing the formulas and Inputs, Outputs and Tools and Techniques probably made all of the difference. Thank you for the help." Steve K., PMP - 6-8-2011
"Hello Mo and Nereda,
Thank you so much for all your help and support. I passed by focusing on the class materials only. I did not stray and spent a lot of time deprogramming my brain of the non-PMI knowledge (junk).
The exam was quite tough....Most of my questions were lengthy--like the exam review. For most questions, I had to answer by process of elimination after careful analysis.
Again, thanks for all your help and support." Tracy A,PhD., PMP - 6-6-2011.
Took the test tonight and passed!!!! You guys ROCK!!!!" - Madeleine S., PMP - 6-1-2011.
Just wanted to let you know that I took the PMP test today in Portland and passed ....so the passing record continues! Thanks for all of your help" - Cathy M., PMP - 5-27-2011.
I passed the PMP test today! I took Mo's PMP prep class back in in August, and happened to get a job that I was too focused on to take the test. Now that I had some time, I studied the materials, memorized the chart, practiced the inputs and outputs and tools for processes. The training really did help. The test is long, but I felt that I recognized the answers that made the most sense. It felt great to see that I passed at the end." - Tim W.,PMP - 4-27-2011
"I have taken classes for Project Management from Portland State University and found that SmartPath LLC by far, much better prepares students for taking the PMP Exam....Passed!" Joe C., PMP - 4-22-2011
"Hi Mo and Nereda,
Good news... I passed today. Thank you both for the great preparation. Lots of Quality questions, very few EVM (unfortunately because I was ready for those!), and a good number of procurement. The rest was as expected, based on Mo's practice exam." - Brett F., PMP - 4-22-2011
"Thank you, Mo, so much for your guidance. You are the best PMP instructor!!! I will definite come back for more training from you!" - Bonnie L., PMP - 4-15-2011
"Hi Nereda & Mo,
Well, today was finally my day and I passed the PMP exam! I could not have done it without the excellent class, excellent materials and the extra materials that you sent me since I could not attend the review class. By this past weekend I was scoring in the low 90’s on all of your tests, including the 28 you have online, so my confidence was high. I received many quality and risk questions, two areas that I felt less confident (of course!). But in the end all that matters is that PASS on the printout. Thanks again for your help, I could not have done it without you!" - Phil D., PMP - 4-19-2011
"Hi Nereda: I took the PMP this morning and also passed. I am thrilled to tell you this. Your emails have been so inspirational and informative. You are a stellar example of a training and development organization... I was in Mo's class last August, but started on a new project in the beginning of September and was unable to study further at the time. In my project, I established and currently run the Change Board process. It was no surprise this morning when I completed the test and found that my best subject was "Monitoring & Control...Thanks again to you and Mo for your expertise and support. I plan to take additional classes with you soon." - Annette A., PMP - March 26, 2011
Just to let you know I kept the ball rolling and as of 6:30pm today I am a PMP. Many, many, thanks to Mo for his great teaching ability and to you for your words of encouragement." - Jim M., PMP - March 26, 2011.
"Nereda, My compliments on Smartpath’s instructional strategy and quality. Mo Haque is in a league of his own in his ability to manage and convey the important information about the PMP certification. Prior to the class, I bought numerous books, flashcards, watched videos, etc. No one else is even coming close to Mo’s ability to simplify the information into something manageable. As someone formally trained as a teacher, I was particularly impressed with Mo’s ability to remain engaged and attentive through a 10 hour session. If Mo elects to teach a class on 'How to have as much energy as Mo Haque,' please let me know. Thanks again!" - David C. - March 25, 2011.
"Hi Mo & Nereda,
I passed my exam!! I took it on Friday. Yeah!!!
It was pretty challenging, I took the full 4 hours to review my work. Your training was fantastic! Thanks for helping me prep and succeed!" - Randy B, PMP. - March 18, 2011
I took the exam last night and passed! I'm very excited and relieved. The boot camp really helped to stay focus on the types of questions to be aware of. Also, chart 12 and the 14 formulas helped... I'm happy it is over and I passed the exam. Now I can peel off all the posters and post-it's of my wall.
Thanks again to Mo and you for your help and motivation. This class was worth every penny." - Rose C., PMP - March 18, 2011
I just wanted to drop you and MO(jo)a line to thank you for an awesome class. I sincerely mean it when I say it's one of, if not the best classes, I have ever taken (and I've been around the block a few times). I definitely will be back to pester you both! Starting tomorrow I will work on the experience spreadsheet and then stop in to have you or MO(jo) review it.
You should be extremely proud of the benefit you are providing to the PM (or PM would be) community.
Thanks again and now it's time for a drink!
Cheers!" - Wayne G.
"Mo and Nereda,
Thank you so much for all your support! I applied for a position at noon yesterday, had a phone screen and go in next week! All because of the PMP :)" - Esther B.,PMP. Esther B passed Monday, March 14 2011!
You can add another PMP to your roster. I took the test today and passed. It was grueling, but definitely worth it now. Since the class in February I put in 2-3 hours of study every night after work and 5-6 hours every day on the weekends. …I made sure that I conceptually understood all of them (inputs, outputs, tools & techniques) so that I could identify where they belonged when I saw them….Thank you to you and Mo for helping me get past this major milestone. Now I can focus on my knee surgery without this test looming out there. Thanks again!" - Randy B., PMP - March 15, 2011.
Quick note that I finally got to take the test (only had to reschedule four times) and passed with flying colors. I felt very prepared and there were only a handful of questions that really came out of left field... Finished in three hours, including revisiting the 20 or so I had marked for review. Mo's materials and test prep tips were invaluable…Thanks again for all the encouragement along the way!" - Erik M., PMP - March 15, 2011
"Mo & Nereda,
Just a quick note to let you know that I took and passed the PMP test yesterday. Hope all is well with you two." Jamie V., PMP. Please note: Jamie believes he over studied! March 10, 2011
"Ritesh and I appeared yesterday and passed! We were out celebrating yesterday after studying for so many weekends so couldn't mail you earlier. Thanks to you and Mo for all the help with preparation :)" - Swati R.,PMP & Ritesh K., PMP, Feb 22, 2011.
"Hi Nereda, I did take and pass the CAPM, and my wife and I immediately left town for a long weekend in the mountains away from all tech so I couldn't email the good news... Thanks again for all of the assistance you and Mo provided, it was worth 10 times the price of the class!" - John B., CAPM.
I passed my exam this afternoon! I want to thank you and Mo for the exceptional service and encouragement. It would have been very hard to pass this exam without your help.
Cheers!" - Pat S, PMP.
"Hi Nereda and Mo,
Thank you for your encouragement, excellent training materials, and great teaching. I passed yesterday." - John M., Ph.D.,PMP.
"Hi Nereda and Mo,
Just wanted to let you know I passed the exam yesterday! Thanks for all the help and support over the last month while I prepared for the exam." - Marcie G., PMP.
"Nereda and Mo,
I did it! I passed the exam…YAY! Thanks for all your help! ...You have been so helpful and encouraging. It was a long grind and I am soooooo glad it's over. I am very proud of the fact that I have 'PMP' after my name now on my professional correspondence.
Mo..thanks again for all your wisdom and direction. It was immensely helpful and the only reason I was able to pass the first time...You guys rock!! Have a great weekend!" - Stuart R., PMP
"Sorry, I forgot to mention, I passed this weekend. Thanks." - Joe G.,PMP
"I passed the PMP today. Boy there were a lot of cause and effect questions...Got a bunch...lots of questions on tools with inputs in the answers and questions on inputs with tools in the potential answers." Terri V., PMP
"Thanks for all your effort – I passed." - Amit G., PMP
"This course was exactly what I was expecting; It allowed me to better see the “big picture” and helped me fill the numerous gaps I had; I can apply many concepts and advices daily at work. Thank you Mo and Nereda, just perfect!" - Aude F, PMP
"No matter how much you know about PM or how much experience you have in PM - if you want to pass the PMP exam you NEED this class. Mo’s method shows you exactly how to think like the PMBOK (not a seasoned PM) in a clear, concise, and highly effective manner. Worth every penny!" - Heather F., PMP
"I just wanted to let you know that I passed the PMP this morning. It felt great to pass the test." Bruce L.,PMP
"Thanks to your training I passed today - yay. That thing was a killer but I guess I narrowed them down well." Alexis F, PMP
Just an FYI, I took the exam yesterday afternoon and passed. The course and materials provided was definitely right on the mark and I was able to complete the exam in about 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Other good news was my car was loaded up and as soon as I passed the exam I headed up to Whistler and will be skiing powder for the next few days. Also, let Mo know the bars here in Whistler are open late so I was able to celebrate sufficiently when I arrived here last night. Thanks." - Steve R, PMP.
"I sat for the gruelling 4 hour exam today (Sunday) & I am delighted to say that I passed. Your class, study materials & exam review session paid off. Many Thanks to you & Mo." - Bola A, PMP
"Mo & Nereda
Thank you so much for everything! The classes were wonderful & I hope to have the chance to attend others. I also will not hesitate to recommend you to everyone I know!
Take Care & I certainly will keep in touch,..." - Kim S, PMP
Yes I took it today and I Passed. :). I had a 2:30 PM slot and have just come back from the test Center.
Thanks to all the guidance from Mo and you, Could not have done it without your expert help.
Thanks and Regards..." Santosh P., PMP
"Thanks so much – I really appreciate the love and support from you both. And of course Mo’s training was top notch." Barry S., PMP
"Hi Nereda and Mo. Wanted to inform you the happy news that I cleared the PMP. Thanks to Mo's wonderful class and tips. The biggest challenge was for me to lock myself down for 4 hours. With 6 breaks I managed to stay inside the exam for 3 hours and 10 minutes and pass the exam.
Thanks to Mo and you for all the guidance. Thanks."
Pradeep N., PMP
"Another PMP!....This time from CANADA! Hi Nereda:
Please be informed that I wrote my exam this morning and, believe it or not, passed it. They didn't give any scores except how I did in each of the groups...Thanks very much to you and Mo for all the guidance. Best Regards...- one more happy customer!" Rafiq P., PMP
"I'm Official :)...Hi Nereda, Just wanted to let you know that I passed the PMP this morning. Many thanks to you and Mo for helping me prepare – couldn’t have done it without your guidance and instruction. Look forward to taking your MS Project prep class in the fall – need a little break from all this studying. Thanks again." Ed F., PMP
I just wanted to let you and Mo know that I passed my PMP exam. Thank you both for the excellent class. I know that I wouldn't have been able to pass the exam without it! The way Mo broke down the information and made it memorable was exactly what I needed to filter out exactly what I needed to know for the exam and how to remember it.
Thanks again" Heather F.,PMP
"The PMBOK is a HUGE intellectual meal. A lot of brain food. What Smartpath has done? Is carving it up into digestible meals. They are not snack food but you can work on them over a week. I bought the training and passed the PMP Exam. Thank You Mo." - Bob L,PMP
"Thanks Mo for the great class! Thanks Nereda for quick, warm and detailed replies to get me to the class! The PMP Exam Prep class not only helped me passed the exam in a short preparation timeframe, it also gave me a new understanding of project management. Mo is a great teacher with a lot of real-world project management experience, kept the class interesting, has a great amount of interaction with students." - Samantha S.,PMP
"The Review class is extremely helpful. It made me find what area I needed to study more before the exam." - Marlena M.,PMP
"Given the short time I had allotted to studying for the exam, I learned what I needed to know and passed the PMP exam on my first try. I would definitely recommend SmartPath for project management related classes." - Anonymous,PMP
"I am extremely happy with the course. I can say without any reservations that I owe Mo and Smartpath a lot of the credit for my PMP certification. Without their course and Mo’s materials it would have been much more difficult to pass the exam." - Sung B.,PMP
"Thanks again for the great class. You get credit for me passing the PMP certification. Mo, you are a great teacher. I came out of your class with a new understanding of project management. It is because of your great teaching, that I was able to pass it with less than 20 hours of studying. Thank you also for letting me attend your class multiple times. I wish you all the best and hope to attend some more of your classes in the future." - Rajiv P.,PMP
"I found the SmartPath PMP Exam Prep class really helped me prepare to take the PMP exam and pass on the first attempt. Within days of passing the exam, I got several calls to set up interviews." - Fred L.,PMP
"I spoke to someone else last week about PMP, and the conversation made me realise how valuable the prep training you gave was, especially the process-based approach to learning. It really helped put all the PMBOK knowledge into context for me, and combined with your experience of real-world project management gave me the confidence to sit and pass the test with ease. Excellent value for money!" - Andy M, PMP.
"Mo makes everything crystal clear and easy even if you have no idea what Project Management really is." - Scott K.
"I was skeptical that Mo’s “Don’t Cram It, Understand It” approach would really work. However, after attending SmartPath PMP Training I was able to combine more than 20 years experience with PMBOK4 in a way that enabled me to retain and understand PMI terminology and Best Practices. Small classroom size, individualized instruction, laminated process flow charts, and lively classroom sessions were invaluable to me. I passed the test easily thanks to SmartPath!" - Don K., PMP.
"...I know for sure I could NOT have done it without taking Mo's class.
I didn't do so well on Monitoring and Controlling and I really think it is because I didn't study EVM as much as I should have. The review we had last Sunday was a HUGE HUGE help and saved me from missing a few questions!
I got a lot of questions on scope, time and cost. After all they are the triple constraints. Also ALOT on quality which as you know, encompasses all 3 of those. As per what Mo stated, most questions are around the executing, monitoring and controlling and Professional and Social Responsibility.
There were some terms I did not recognize which were not spelled out in the PMBOK, but again as Mo stated, the process of elimination helped the most when it came to those.
The test took me 3.5 hours. About 2.5 hours answering questions, then about 30 min reviewing the ones I had marked and then about 20 minutes were spent on me staring at the screen in disbelief! :-) ... It took about 3 hours. I got 4 sheets of scratch paper and the exam had a calc right in the program so you don't need to bring one.
The results of Pass/fail come back in each Process group as "Proficient", "Moderately Proficient" and "Below Proficiency."
Anyway, based on what we learned in Mo's class and with heavy self study on practice tests and such, you guys will do just fine! I do have to say I am so glad I took Mo's class prior to the test. That was what really solidified my confidence in myself and exam prep....
I do have to say that when the result came back as 'Pass' I really did not expect that. The test is tough! Study, study, study!!!
TTYS guys! Gonna go celebrate now!!!! :-)" - Michele R.,PMP Project Management Exam Review Class Testimonials
"Excellent handouts showing Process Groups, Activities, and Knowledge Areas...My project experience combined with Mo’s instruction for the PMP Exam Review Class was all I needed to pass the PMP exam on my first attempt! Keep up the great PMP training Mo!" - Keith T,PMPBusiness Process Analysis Testimonials
"Attached is my completed Course Evaluation. Thank you again to both you and Mo. I enjoyed training with your company. Enjoy the Cherry Blossoms if you can this year while you are in town. It is a memorable experience!...
What, if anything, would you have improved on the course? Nothing; Excellent training material; Workbook and Workflows. Enjoyed building 2010 Visio Business Object Models to reinforce course content. Appreciated the openness where any question was welcomed and answered. Enjoyed the stories and real world practical applications to the course work. The program opened my eyes to endless applications of the coursework as well as new potential opportunities in the work environment. Thank you for the excellent training!" Kathy B, PMP 4-6-2013
"Just a quick thank you for the Business Analysis class. John is a great instructor and I really appreciated the content." Sidney W. - 12/19-2012
"Business Analysis training is another tool that dovetails very well with Project Management and ITIL enabling businesses to root out waste and streamline processes. Calling Mo is the first step in improving a wide range of business processes." - Scott K., MCITP, Network+, A+SharePoint Designer 2010
"I thought the course covered what I need to put into practice for my clients....This was a great course for me. The material, but more importantly rich, being able to dedicate his time to me and answer all of my questions. Fantastic!" Grant L., PMP - NYLeadership in Highly Effective Teams
"I had a great time with Terri Vail. She is an excellent presenter and after we went through the training materials, we had time to discuss how to apply the concepts to my current work direct reporting relationship challenges." - Kathy C - 2011
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