When you enroll in any of the CertWise course options, your PMP® Exam preparation will be based on The CertWise Learning System for PMP® Exam Preparation reading materials and online study tools.

By enrolling in an instructor-led course option, you’ll have an expert instructor to guide you through your course, providing answers and explanations throughout. The following is an overview of the course components:

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Comprehensive Reading Materials

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Download a sample of the reading materials

  • Three printed books (also available via online PDF viewer for CertWise 5-Week Online Instructor-Guided Course participants) provide in-depth exploration of the 5 performance domains (Process Groups) from the PMP® Examination Content Outline, and are organized to follow the PMBOK® Guide—Fifth Edition:

Chapters 1-3: Provide context and an overall framework for the 10 Knowledge Areas
– Chapter 1: Project Management Concepts
– Chapter 2: Project Management Framework
– Chapter 3: Project Management Skills

Chapters 4-13: Teach the 10 Knowledge Areas of the PMBOK® Guide—Fifth Edition
– Chapter 4: Integration Management
– Chapter 5: Scope Management
– Chapter 6: Time Management
– Chapter 7: Cost Management
– Chapter 8: Quality Management
– Chapter 9: Human Resource Management
– Chapter 10: Communications Management
– Chapter 11: Risk Management
– Chapter 12: Procurement Management
– Chapter 13: Stakeholder Management

Chapter 14: Finalize your PMP® exam preparation with exam tips and strategies and practice worksheets for final review
– Chapter 14: Exam Preparation and Review

  • A glossary of key PMP® terminology is included at the end of each chapter, with official PMI® definitions (utilizing the PMBOK® Guide—Fifth Edition glossary or PMI Lexicon of Project Management Terms Version 3.0).
  • Progress check questions are included at the end of each chapter to help you check your understanding and retention of topics.

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Interactive Online Study Tools

You will have access to interactive online study tools for one full year.

Over 900 practice questions are included in the following online tools:

  • Pre-test: Evaluate initial knowledge to identify areas of strength and weakness and focus studies.
  • Video Tutorials: Gain a greater understanding of key topics. (Available exclusively to CertWise 5-Week Online Instructor-Guided Course enrollees.)
  • Chapter Quizzes: Test comprehension, retention, and ability to apply concepts.
  • Process Group Quizzes: Practice questions organized by PMP® Exam performance domains (Process Groups).
  • Flashcards: Review important key terms and definitions.
  • Post-test: Gauge knowledge gained and areas that require further study. Complete the post-test with a score of 80% or higher to earn a certificate of completion.
  • Practice Exam: Build confidence with a test that emulates the software used at the PMP® computer-based exam testing center.
  • Progress Reports: Track your activities and scores.
  • Resource Center: Access helpful test-taking tips, PMP® Exam resources, feedback links, and more.

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Instructor Guidance (Instructor-Led Courses Only)

  • Structured course syllabus: Your instructor will guide you through a set syllabus and assignments to ensure you stay on track to complete your studies.
  • Virtual or live classroom format: The CertWise 5-Week Online Instructor-Guided Course offers the convenience of an online class, led by a top-tier PMP® instructor. Your instructor will host weekly live webinars that will be recorded for future viewing. Global Partner courses may be offered in either the traditional live classroom format or virtual format.
  • Instructor guidance: Your expert instructor will use class time to highlight important topics, share insights, and discuss questions. Outside of class, your CertWise 5-Week Online Instructor Guided Course instructor will be available by email, online discussion board, and an “Ask the Instructor” online feature. If you choose a partner course, check with the institution for instructor access expectations.
  • Class discussions: Discuss topics and share experiences with other PMP® candidates either through online discussion boards or live class discussion.