Most of our students opt for online courses because they’re too busy to have the luxury of attending an in-person course. For student, Melanie B., her situation was no different. She enrolled in a PMP Prep online course and shared her experience with other students who may be in a similar situation.
Thanks for sharing Melanie!
I recently changed career paths and became the project manager for an amazing new program in a very different field of work. As a result, I took the PMP Certification Prep 1 course from ed2go, through the University of Waterloo, to prepare for my PMP (Project Management Professional) exam.
As a new mom with a new job, an old dog, a fun life and a whole lot of laundry, time is limited, so every minute studying has to count. Slogging through the PMP guide (PMBOK Guide) is less than thrilling on your own.
One evening while trying to study by myself, I realized I’d dusted the living room (the dusting hasn’t been done in ages), pinned a hundred home decor ideas on Pinterest (I’ll make those in my spare time!), and watched two episodes of the Walking Dead (Rick is definitely demonstrating leadership and project management in this episode; look at me applying concepts!). Clearly, I needed focus, class time and a good dose of reality; however, the number of affordable courses that also took place after our daughter’s bedtime, in my area, was exactly zero.
ed2go to the rescue! As a relative newbie to formal project management, this course was perfect for me. The course was concise and was broken into bite size chunks. The assignments gave me a chance to think about how my personal experiences related to the concepts introduced. The course instructor was quick to respond to questions and the materials were easy to read. The notes were written like a read-along guide to the course book. I could sit down and study a chapter at night or on lunch hour, do the assignment and quiz, then use my flashcards and notes in between real life.
I found it to be affordable and very worthwhile. I’ll definitely be taking the second course in the series, and plan to take my PMP exam in the spring. ed2go – education that fits!
Thanks very much!