PMI-PMBOK Training by the Virtual Training Company

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PMI-PMBOK Training by the Virtual Training Company

Postby satisfactionuk » Sun 06 Feb 2011 11:01 pm

Hi,
VTC or rightfully called the Virtual Training Company provides an excellent computer based training course dedicated to obtaining the PMI - PMBOK qualification. The course consists of around 300 short videos, 19 PDF files and an excel spread sheet that focus on each of the relevant topic areas found in the PMBOK book.

The presenter is knowledgeable with good spoken English and presents each of the subject areas in a calm and coherent manner (not rushed or garbled like some trainers do).

The course content fully covers the topic under discussion with plenty of prompts and examples and at the end of each section there is a short set of sample question followed by answers that are supported by the presenters explanation of why that particular answer was the correct one; that are taken from the PMI PMBOK exams.

It is recommended that students stop the video and take notes and draw relevant mind maps during the video presentation. Where ever possible answer the questions before going on to view the answers. Its a must to follow through on the worked examples as is stopping the video to explore the relevant material shown in the PDF files.

The whole course would cover around 23 to 25 hours of viewing so breaking it down into manageable chunks is a must. The average length of a task video is between 3 to 5 minutes so one should aim to complete 12 videos an hour. If you complete 2 hours worth of videos a day that will be around 20 videos and therefore you should complete the course in 15 days.

If you believe you can read the book and do the course just one time and pass the exam then you will become one of the proud contributors to the project success rate statistic of only 37 percent coming in on time, on budget and within scope.

The fact is, as with everything in life the more you put into your studies the more you will get out of them and the more successful you’ll become. So aim to read the book and do the courses and coursework numerous times before the exam and aim for the highest pass rate possible.

I have recommended two other books as essential reading they are

Risk Analysis and its applications by David B Hertz * Howard Thomas
Project Management - a managerial approach (International Student Version) 7th Edition by Jack R Meredith & Samuel J Mantel

A further book, which I think would be of interest though I have not yet reviewed it is:

Activity Based Costing (ABC) (A review with case studies) by J Innes & F Mitchell - Published by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. 63 Portland Place, London. W1N 4AB

Kind Regards

Stephan Toth

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