I have been trying to understand how to get the PMP certification since a few weeks. I therefore made some researches and even though there is plenty information on the Internet, I am not sure yet about how I should prepare myself in the best way to approach the certification exam.
I've found online courses and training providers that have several kinks of offers. The most attractive I found was about a 5 days training, a kind of intensive workshop (12-15 hrs/day) dedicated to prepare the exam. I asked for some quotes and found out that the average price is about 2500-3000€, all inclusive, also the hotel.
There are also many online training that are generally cheaper. Even though I am very excited about the possibility to get certified just after a 5 days training (they guarantee the result! If you fail you can repeat the exam with no extra fee) I am wondering how effetive could be this training to improve my knowledge in project management? I would like to have some advices since I am totally confused:
- Is it humanly possible to go through the PMBOK within a reasonable amount of time and get the certification just with self studying?
- Or is it better to be trained by professionals.