PMP(R) FAQ for Frequently Asked Questions

PMP(R) FAQ for Frequently Asked Questions
PMP Certification Training with Prep - 35 hours Update 1-9-2019

PMP Weekend Courses over two weekends or 4 weekdays, 100% Online using or computer for 4 days or 2 days. Or join our offered onsite training in Michigan, Washington or District of Columbia. Or even talk to us about scheduling your private group training. All training comes with PMP Online Quiz practice that is free for up to 30 days that starts on the 3rd day for 4 day training or on the 4th day for 5 day training. If you are doing the 2-day Intensive PMP Prep, then it will start on day 2 after training is over. Some organizations prefer 5 days of training. Get your 35 hours including the Prep that you need to pass. PMP Live or PMP Bellevue-Seattle WA or 2-Day Intensive PMP Exam Prep, 100% Live Online using your computer or Troy, MI or PMP DC. All PMP classes are held on weekdays or weekends. Or See all PMP options.

Also see What You Will Receive.

Best Unparalleled Guarantees for All 100% Live Online Training using your computer are guaranteed to run at the time of purchase: Click here for details:
(1) Third Exam Pass Guarantee - we pay the third Exam if you fail the first two exams after taking your 4-day or 5-day training with us. We do not pay the third exam if you take a two day prep with us or lesser training. You must start at exam one to qualify, as we must be able to pay for your third exam during your initial 12 months of exam eligibility. See all details for all mandatory activities that you should do in order to pass the first time.

The Third Exam Pass Guarantee applies to 4 or 5 day PMP Certification trainings only. Our pass guarantee doesn't wait for you to fail the third time.

(2) Resitting: Most people will pass the first time because we encourage free resitting before they even take their exam. More highly experienced people will pass within 15 to 20 days. You can resit Live Online when a Live Online class offering has been purchased by another person. You can resit as many times as you wish within six months of your first class. If you take the first exam within 30 days and finish all quiz practice before your first and second exams, we will pay for your third exam within the 12 months of your PMP exam eligibility period. You should contact us and let us know when you fail and when you need your third exam payment. And you will have 2 more resitting opportunities in the final 6 months of your exam eligibility, one opportunity before each exam should you need to take three exams . We encourage you to read the details and use a checklist so you can track your progress. See other benefits that apply.
(3) Guaranteed-to-Run Live 100% Live Online training at the time of purchase
(4) Coaching & Support while doing your quiz practice via phone or email
(5) No fees for rescheduling your training
(6) Flexibility class dates for any 4 days training pick your dates
(7) Additional resitting time: Any trainee who takes their first exam within 30 days earns the right to resit once before any of their next 2 exams within a twelve month period of their exam approval even if the initial 6 months of resitting has expired.

Training Plus Guidance
All Classes are personally Instructor Led. No prior prep is required before our training. There is no need to take two separate classes - a certification class and then a prep class. Do your certification training and Exam Prep all in one. You receive the 35 hours of formal education required by the Project Management Institute plus the Prep you need to pass the Exam. You will receive all the information you need to pass the Exam plus a Roadmap depicting what you must do to pass, and even a roadmap for what to do day by day to pass within 5/10/15 days. Understanding what situations can happen in the processes and those that affect the project manager's role are now key to passing the Exam. You will be given the tools to help you expertly pick the correct answers. Best risk mitigation is to follow our proven, successful methods to seek understanding first and foremost.

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Different Venues, Same Training (4 or 5 Days):
The PMP Certification training with Exam Prep offers many venues; however the same materials are covered, just different venues - and all are 35 hours of training. For those who want a faster PMP Prep, we have bought back the 2-Day Intensive PMP Exam Prep. This training does not offer a pass guarantee, nor does it offer resitting. However, it meets the needs of many professionals who need to obtain the information and tools to pass the exam.

SmartPath LLC is a PMI Global Registered Education Provider (#3441), which began in Bellevue WA. Most of our trainees are now doing their training 100% Live Online using their computer:
Live Online enthusiasts.

What if you have your 35 hours of training already?
Trainees who have already taken their 35 hours of formal project management training and are pre-approved to take the PMP Exam should consider allowing enough time to complete all of the quiz practice before taking the exam. Many courses that provide you 35 hours of formal education don't cover what you need to know to pass the PMP Exam.

Most people know less than they realize when they come to training so allowing at least 10 to 20 days to do some additional Prep Exercises can be great risk mitigation. You will need to complete all online quiz practice to stay compliant with our pass guarantee. (We pay for the third exam based on compliance for 4 or 5 day course when you start at exam one.) It's even better to take full advantage of the Online Quiz Practice, dedicating your evenings and a weekend to give yourself a 10 to 15 day practice window at the very least. You can request the Online Quiz practice after purchasing your class, if you wish to begin your practice early in order to take your Exam faster after training. However, this won't help you unless your 35 hours of education covered all of the processes. We find that many people coming from other centers of learning do not have enough in-depth knowledge to begin practice questions before taking our quizzes. You can be the judge of that. At SmartPath LLC we don't believe in cramming for the Exam because you cannot apply what you have crammed. We have shown that understanding is key to higher passing rates.

What if you have not taken a PMP Certification class before?
If you have not taken a PMP certification class before, you should allow at least 15 - 20 days to take your Exam or even up to 30 days if you feel you need it. If you have gaps, take advantage of the many resitting opportunities where you get additional instructor assistance Live Online during class. We provide free PMP Online Quiz Subscription for up to 30 days only. You can purchase additional timeQuiz Extensions for a nominal fee but most will not need extensions. Online quiz practice is designed to guide your learning, increase your speed and increase your accuracy through understanding. You use them along with your materials for easy look up.

What Happens to Resitting when the classes are already full?. There is no onsite resitting. All resitting is 100% Live Online, so the size of an onsite class doesn't matter.

SmartPath LLC operates in WA, MI and DC


(1) 100% Live Online learning using your computer from anywhere: We have a bountiful number of 100% Live Online training sessions.

(2) Seattle Area: We have classes onsite in Bellevue, (Seattle) WA.

(3) Go to the Troy, MI. Most classes schedule in Troy, MI are for organizational groups. Call Nereda Haque at 360-584-8614 to schedule your group or take the 100% Live Online training or email her. . (4) Washington, DC: In Washington, DC. Most classes schedule in Washington, DC are for organizational groups. Call Nereda Haque at 360-584-8614 to schedule your group or take the Live Online Training or email her.

(4) There are other training options on our website. Go to the PMP Certification Training Page by scrolling down the page and finding what you want.

(5) Flexible Training where class scheduling permits: Purchase your class where the first 2 days of that class are the days that you want to train, then look for a class that shows the last two that are a part of a class that you want to do and write those in the comments box at the time of purchase. Email Nereda Haque, PMP or call her at 360-584-8614. if you need assistance.

No other company is prepared to service your training needs more than SmartPath LLC. You will receive lots of hands-on help from both Mo Haque, PMP and Nereda Haque, PMP who coach all of the trainees. Mo also reviews all applications before they are submitted and fast track all candidates Mo Haque, MSEE, MSEE, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, CMfgT, EDMP is the Director of all SmartPath LLC educational programs.

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The current PMP Certification training is aligned to PMBOK Guide, Sixth Edition, plus industry best practices so you are provided with all of the information you need to pass, as the training is also aligned to the PMP Exam Outline email her. If you don't have outlook, then use: neredahaque@smartpathllc.com
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