PMP Exam Prep - Self-Paced Online CoursePMP Exam Prep Online Course

If you are ready to begin a PMP exam prep course, you will first need to understand the fundamentals of the exam and of project management in general. The Project Management Professional (PMP) is a well-known certification for project managers. This certificate is awarded and administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI), a non-profit membership association. The PMP credential is an excellent way to demonstrate to potential employers that you have the experience and skills needed to successfully lead projects.

What Is Project Management?

Project management is how you get tasks accomplished using a unique set of skills, techniques, and tools to meet the vision and requirements of a project plan. Project management has been in practice informally for many years, but it first became recognized as a unique profession in the 1950s. Project management processes are typically put into the following five groups: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling, and closing. The ten knowledge areas associated with project management are as follows:

  • Cost management
  • Scope management
  • Integration management
  • Schedule management
  • Quality management
  • Resources management
  • Communications management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Risk management
  • Procurement management

While all management deals with these areas, project management brings a distinctive focus that is shaped by the vision, schedule and resources of individual projects.

Brain Sensei’s Self-Paced Online Course

Brain Sensei’s Complete PMP Exam Prep Course is self-paced and is entirely online. Different from traditional, professor-led courses, the student is in control when it comes to self-paced courses. You can decide when to study your class materials, allowing you to move as quickly or deliberately through the course as your schedule will allow. You can complete the class on your own timeline. Here are three advantages of enrolling in Brain Sensei’s self-paced course:

  • You can complete the course fast and earn your certification quicker: The quicker you complete the course material, the faster you can take the PMP exam and earn your certification. The self-paced aspect of the course is a major benefit for working adults looking to earn their certification, and gain a promotion or begin a new career.
  • You’ll have more time for work and friends: If you are able to spend less time in the classroom, you can devote more time to other activities, including work and spending time with friends and family. Because the course is entirely self-paced, you can complete material and quizzes on your schedule and fit in coursework when it is most convenient.
  • You benefit from a 100% pass guarantee: We are so confident that our course content will sufficiently prepare you to pass, that PMP exam that Brain Sensei’s Complete PMP Exam Prep Course has a 100% exam pass guarantee. If you complete the course but fail the test in less than one year of the date of purchase, we provide you an additional 90 days of course access for free. If you fail on your second try, you get free access for 90 more days. If you fail to pass the exam on your third attempt, you will receive a full refund.

Brain Sensei’s PMP Exam Prep Course Content: Online and Self-Paced

Brain Sensei’s Complete Exam Prep Course costs only $499.99 for six months of access to our complete library of online content. This price includes eight modules plus four full practice exams. All course content is self-paced and is completed entirely online from a laptop or mobile device.

The course content counts toward your 35 PMP exam prep hours requirement. The course comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with the course, send us an email within seven days of purchase and we will provide a full refund. Please note that you are not eligible for a refund if you have finished any of the practice exams.

All of Brain Sensei’s course material is designed by experts to help you pass the exam on your first attempt. The PMP exam course content changes occasionally and Brain Sensei always considers these changes. The prep course material is based on the latest edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). The PMBOK is published by the Project Management Institute, the same body that administers the PMP exam.

The PMBOK contains a set of guidelines and terminology widely used in the project management industry. The exam is largely based on content found in this book. Brain Sensei’s Complete PMP Exam Prep Course ensures students are well familiar with all PMBOK concepts.

Brain Sensei’s Complete PMP Exam Prep Course provides you with comprehensive exam prep materials. Registration includes access to high-quality, effective material including:

  • Eight complete learning modules
  • Four practice exams
  • Storyline challenges for each module
  • Summary of key knowledge points
  • Self-assessments for each process group

All of our modules are designed to be interactive. Interactive content has been shown to be effective because you actively participate in the material instead of just passively reading or listening. All of our modules include animations and interactive content that is designed to be fun and highly engaging. We also offer self-assessment and practice exams so you can track your progress and quickly identify any challenge areas.

Because all of our content is online, you can fit studying around your existing commitments. You can take the content with you anywhere, whether it is the train on your morning commute or the gym for your evening workout. You do not have to travel to a campus to study because all of the content is online. All learning is completed from the comfort of your own home or office.

PMP Exam Certification Fee

The certification exam is not an inexpensive test. However, exam takers usually feel that the cost is worth it because many people who pass the test receive promotions or find higher-paying jobs. If you are a PMI member, the cost to take the exam is $405. You do not have to be a PMI member to take the test, but you will pay $555 to register for the exam if you are not an active member. The cost of PMI membership is $129 per year. There is also a $10 application fee. You may also be subject to additional membership fees if you wish to join a local PMI chapter. Taking an online class or using a textbook as a study guide is a good option to take before signing up for the exam. An online class can provide you the study material you need to pass the first time you take it. An online training course will also gauge your proficiency level and let you know if you’re ready to spend the money to take the exam.

Other PMP Exam Prep Online Course Costs

PMP exam preparation courses are available in a multitude of formats, both in-person and online. An in-person course takes place in a classroom or study center. You’ll have an in-classroom teacher and other students in the class. Online PMP courses, such as Brain Sensei’s course, are convenient as you can stay home and study the modules at any time of the day. The way you participate in the training is completely up to you.

The cost of PMP exam prep online courses vary widely, from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. Many factors go into the pricing of courses, including the type of instruction and materials used. Online courses are typically less expensive than in-person workshops because they require fewer resources and don’t require an in-person instructor to facilitate. However, don’t think of the low cost as a reflection of quality. Brain Sensei’s online course is high-quality, comprehensive, and effective.

Ask your employer if they offer reimbursement options for job-related certifications and courses.

PMP Exam Eligibility Criteria

You must meet certain eligibility requirements before you can register for and take the PMP exam. The requirements vary depending on whether or not you hold a bachelor’s degree. To be eligible to take the exam, you must meet the following three requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • At least three years of project management experience
  • 35 hours of approved education, or possess a CAPM certification

If you do not possess a bachelor’s degree, you need at least five years of project management experience as well as the 35 PMP exam prep hours of appropriate training to sit for the exam. You can complete the required training hours by completing an approved course, including the Brain Sensei PMP course. Approved courses must be based on the material as presented in the PMBOK Guide and PMP Examination Content Outline. If you only possess a secondary degree or have 23 hours of project management education, you may better qualify for the CAPM exam.

Work Experience Eligibility

You must have specific work experience leading projects in order to be eligible to take the PMP exam. You need 4,500 hours of project management experience if you have a bachelor’s degree. If you have a high school diploma, you need 7,500 hours of project experience. The good news is that many types of work experience qualify.

If you were working to create something new, whether it be a product, process, service or system, your experience will likely qualify. Disregard your job title or the industry — it is your role that is most important. You need to comprehensively describe the work you completed, the number of hours devoted to a specific project and the overall duration of the qualifying experience on the application.

In the majority of cases, PMI will accept the experience you describe without question. However, audits are not uncommon so make sure you have sufficient documentation to prove the validity of your experience.

Visit Brain Sensei’s Website Today

If you are ready to enroll in Brain Sensei’s Complete PMP Exam Prep Course, visit our website today. Our entire course is self-paced and is 100% online. Best of all, we offer a 100% pass guarantee. Take the next step in advancing your career in project management by registering for our prep course today.

Don’t just rely on flashcards and study material that you made up yourself. Be fully prepared through our PMP exam simulator. The choice questions on our PMP practice exam will have you ready to be a PMP credential holder before you know it. Studying with Brain Sensei is the correct answer to being proficient.

Read Our Reviews

Brain Sensei is rated 4.5 out of 5.0 stars based on 50 review(s).

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Liked it. Need access for longer though.

- Jerome

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What I like best about Brain Sensei is the interactive nature of the course. I think this material would be numbing if delivered as simple lectures with slides. This method is an improvement on that. On the other hand, an in-person course, while more expensive, would likely be even more useful if you have the funds and the time. I haven't taken the PMP exam yet, so I can't comment on how useful the practice tests are.

- James

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Great

- Yennyfer

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The Brain Sensei PMP program is a wonderful program that condenses the PMBOK into digestible and retainable bites leveraging the power of story telling. If you're looking for a program that will get you your credit hours but also help establish a foundation of PMI knowledge this is the program for you!

- Kenny Dalen

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Passed first attempt

- Lee

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Truly the best course in town if you wish to pass the PMP exam on the first try. I love the idea of playing the role of the samurai and practice your project management skill in her shoes. And not to forget, the generous amount of practice exam gave me just the right dose of confidence before taking the real one. Highly recommended

- Minh Vo

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The course was great, though I found a lot of parts hard to comprehend. I feel a lot more prepared and better skilled to manage projects in my career. Thanks, Brain Sensei.

- Jill Finkelstein

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The BrainSensei PMP preparation course provided me with all the material required to be ready for the exam. It is well structured, explains the concepts clearly, and most importantly, provides ample training questions through the four mock exams and assessment questions at the end of each module. I passed the exam with Above Target in all sections on the first attempt.

- Gael Riethmuller

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Overall I really liked this learning course. It was very helpful and allowed me to be well prepared for the exam. The 2nd and 3rd practice exam are great to give you real example questions and help prepare you for what to expect. BrainSensei's customer service was the best. I had to delay taking my test due to COVID and they extended my membership for free. They went above and beyond my expectation which was great. Only changes I would recommend is to add 1 or 2 more practice exams like the 2nd and 3rd exam and get rid of the agile practice exam. This is not a real focus of the test and therefore is not really applicable in my opinion.

- Ronnie

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BrainSensei developed a great learning method to prepare for the PMP certification exam. Their customer service is always very professional, fast, spot on and dedicated to your success. I recommend them.

- G. Buchs

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I've sent several emails to BrainSensei (one of them not so nice, but the rest were okay) and the team has always been so polite in answering the questions. I'm a very straight-forward person and don't like the PMI-ism type questions because they seem like 'gotchas' or traps, and this is not how I manage my team. I took the Master of Project course (which was garbage) then failed the PMP exam. Throughout the PMP exam I felt so out of touch. Even with the first practice exam on BrainSensei I felt out of place, but I am not getting the hang of things. I hope to pass the exam on the second attempt! The brain sensei experience has been *miles* ahead of the Master of Project garbage. Brain Sensei should be proud of both their product and of their team! I love getting replies to my concerns so quickly. Nice work :) !!!

- Joseph Mather

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This course was great. it laid a great foundation for the PMP exam.

- Marc Vazquez

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very useful

- Dan

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I was very pleased with the preparation provided for the PMP certification. I went through the materials twice and passed the exam on the first try. A couple of the questions need to be polished up, but very good training overall.

- Glen

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Very easy to work with and quality product.

- Joan

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The storyline provides excellent examples that provide context for understanding the core concepts and processes

- Ann

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Good self paced learning tool

- Muneer

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Outstanding job

- Jerome

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This is by far the best way to prepare yourself for the PMP exam. The material is presented in a unique and engaging way that makes learning it easy and also fun! The company behind this course is also very professional and responsive. Keep up the great work!

- Amir Afifi

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I have studied with other programs and I didn’t feel prepared. After a short time with Brain Sensei, I had the confidence to succeed on exam day, which I did on the first try after studying with Brain Sensei. It was worth every penny.

- Andrew Grady

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Great program

- Ashley

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Course is made for people who are already grounded in the material, not for someone that needs all the basics. Was budget friendly and OK content.

- Andrew

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Brain Sensei is great tool to have in the study arsenal while preparing for the PMP exam.

- Derek

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I really enjoyed the modules and content offered by Brain Sensei! I passed the PMP Exam on the first try and would recommend this course to anyone who is looking for a great PMP Exam Prep.

- Delfin Gallegos

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Overall layout is good, but there are some quality issues. Progress isn't always saved across all devices and progress gets lost. Some small spelling mistakes. I loved the practical storyline...

- Riaan

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Passed my PMP on first attempt using Brain Sensei Prep course.

- Mohammad Ali

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Quick and helpful response. Thanks!!

- Laura

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Absolutely Fantastic learning software. Highly recommend it! Very well thought out and creative. Really enjoyed my study time. Excellent mock tests and mock exams. So so helpful. Thank you Brain Sensei Team for being part of my PMP journey!

- Tracy

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Need improvement in presenting more relevant real exam type questions. The practice exams are too simple and easy and do not prepare you for the real exam. Otherwise, good concept presenting material

- Amir

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The prep materials provided plenty of content which prepared me well for the PMP exam. The questions were packed with information.

- Cameron

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Teaches the PMP in a solid manner, some things you need to know as a potential consumer: -The Samurai backstory is extremely short, and didn’t really assist me with recall in any in-depth way. It only gave broad brush-strokes as to what each phase entailed. -MOST of what was on the test was covered in the lessons, however if I had zero real prior PM knowledge prior to the test, I would have failed. -The first practice test forces you, as the student to actually read into the PMBOK, which was a benefit in the long run as it assisted me with quickly referencing what I needed to find. -The course will likely cover wave tops and subjects, forcing me to self-study for a week before my test... not a bad deal all things considered. -Brain Sensei’s course has incorporated Agile into one of their practice tests, and this test IS mandatory. This may seem strange, and I didn’t get a satisfactory reason why I needed to take a purely Agile test when I only wanted to take the PMP, for anyone else in this scenario, this is the reason: In June, PMI is revamping the PMP test to include Agile as a significant portion of the PMP. Brain Sensei is just ahead of the curve trying to get students prepared... fret not. Their customer service is extremely responsive and does take care of their members. My program had a couple bugs, and the customer service fixed my problems within 24 hours. All in all... it was absolutely worth the money for me.

- Kevin

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I am very impressed with this learning system. The content is laid out in a way that will make any learner understand all the process groups and ITTOs in order to understand Project management and be equipped to excel in the test. The learning system is engaging and fun at the same time. It's very different than other learning material which is composed mostly of videos. Some improvements are needed, but in my opinion Brain Sensei is great value for money

- said durra

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At first, I was attracted to Brain Sensei training for their original learning program using a Samurai's story. And indeed it made the whole learning experience funnier - so easier. I felt like the Samurai. Then, I was amazed by The Brain Sensei Team's reactivity and help when I reached out through contact@brainsensei.com Their support was constantly reliable and efficient. I appreciated their professionalism and didn't feel on my own. At last, the course and the practice exams proved to be efficient since I passed the PMP exam - with 'Above Targe't in all Domains. So thank you so much Brain Sensei Team !! Charlene

- Charlene LU

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Overall very good. Got stuck a few times trying to find resources which I should have downloaded the before starting the program. Customer service has been great.

- Jonathan Williams

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SO far I am thoroughly enjoying the Brain Sensei PMP prep course. I have taken a Project management class as a part of my degree which I recently completed and project management has always interested me. I find the course to be educational and easy to follow. I am grateful that this course has been designed in such a way that is simple to understand all of the complexities in project management and that allows me to study at my own pace.

- Eric Browne

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The content is good and easy to understand

- Glenn

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This review is based on completing all course work through module 102. The story and interactive nature of the course are helpful for learning and relating the material. It would be nice to have the page numbers to the PMBOK guide where references are made to it. Other information that will be helpful, are the explanations to the practice questions at the end of each module. These are provided only after immediately answering the questions. Having these available in the score summary from the 'history' tab will be helpful to refresh why the answer is correct and other options are not.

- Rohan Punit

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Overall I would rate this course an 8/10. I liked how there were exams towards the end of every module and I felt that it was very useful having it laid out in different scenarios. I rate it only an 8/10 as I had some glitch/software issues and lost my progress resulting in me having to re-do modules/exams multiple times. All in all, that was maybe useful in the end as it was a way for me study or 're-learn' the course material. Thank you!

- Nikki Cordy

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Clear and precise explanations of how things work. I was never lost navigating the course.

- Gary Nicol

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A smart approach to present the information which makes it fun and engaging while at the same time preparing for the PMP exam. Brain Sensei differentiates itself from other PMP exam preps in that it delivers the knowledge through the use of storytelling technique. I recommend this course because it will help you pass your PMP exam on the first try.

- Jamal

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Loved the story telling and the practice exams. I felt very prepared when the actual exam came around.

- Josh

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One of a kind training that was truly engaging!

- Claire

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Excellent course for preparing for the PMP exam in a fun and engaging way! The practice questions resemble the actual questions on the exam making it a completely worthwhile experience.

- Rossetta

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I passed the PMP exam after taking Brain Sensei's Online PMP Certification Exam Prep. The practice exam questions were so similar to the questions that appeared on the exam. On exam day, when I sat down to take the test and started running through the questions I felt so relieved! The practice exams are also timed so you get more comfortable with the exam experience and feel better prepared when you sit down to take the test. The other differentiator was the video content throughout the modules. The concepts are taught through a story of a young samurai defending her kingdom. This will probably be the only PMP prep course where you can learn all the knowledge areas and feudal Japan at the same time. I'd recommend this course not just because of the videos but because it helped me pass my exam on the first try.

- Jackie

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Good course, but a few grammatical errors with how some questions were worded.

- Sonia

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It was good!

- Sergei

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Loved the unique approach and it still had all the info I'd expect from a full PMP exam prep course. Very responsive on questions too.

- Chris