PMP Training Course - Why Take It OnlinePMP Training Course Online

Are you a project manager interested in furthering your career by taking a training course, passing the PMP exam, and earning your PMP certificate? Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute is an internationally recognized designation that can give you a leg up in the job market. If you pass the exam and obtain your PMP certificate, you show potential employers that you have the knowledge to properly plan, implement and manage a project.

The PMP credential is not the only project management credential you can obtain. However, the PMP is unique because it is not specific to one country. There are certified project managers in virtually every region of the world and this certification exam is widely recognized by a multitude of employers. This means that PMP-credentialed individuals are not limited when it comes to their careers and can work in a variety of nations and industries.

Obtaining the PMP certification is also valuable because it can boost your earning potential. PMI’s Power Salary Survey found that those with a certification earn salaries that average 20% higher than those without. Besides higher salaries, obtaining the certification can be helpful when switching careers or applying for a promotion within your current company, because it illustrates that you have the contact hours, project management experience, and a knowledge of best practices.

PMP Exam Requirements

You must meet specific requirements before you are eligible to take the exam and submit a PMP application. In addition to a bachelor’s degree, you need to have three years of experience in an area related to project management area. You also need to provide specific details on your exam application showing you have at least 4,500 contact hours of experience leading or contributing to projects before you can complete your PMP application.

If you do not have an undergraduate degree, the contact hours needed are a bit higher. You need at least five years of project management experience or a total of 7,500 hours leading or contributing to projects. You also need to complete 35 hours of project management courses. Most PMP training courses, including Brain Sensei’s online project management course, count toward this requirement.

If you meet the requirements, you need to submit a formal PMP application to take the exam. It is estimated that approximately 5% of applications are flagged for auditing. If you are audited, you need to provide documentation that proves the validity of your education provider and your experience.

Once your application has been approved and you have received the certification by passing the exam, you must continue earning 60 professional development units every three years to keep the certification active. You can earn development units by participating in approved continuing education courses.

Taking PMP Training Courses Online

Brain Sensei’s complete PMP Exam prep course can be completed entirely online from the comfort of your home office and will give you a certificate of completion once you finish. While some may question whether online courses are as valuable as in-person learning, there are many advantages to enrolling in an online course. Here are some of the ways in which online learning can be beneficial:

  • More effective learning than in traditional courses: A research case study completed by IBM found that students learn five times more from online courses that use interactive content such as video lessons or flash cards than from in-person courses. Because online courses allow students to control how and when they learn, they are able to study at a speed that is optimal for their own learning needs, unlike a live class. You can work faster if you already have experience in a certain area, or spend more time on unfamiliar content. Studying at your own pace allows you to take in and retain more information.
  • More convenient: If you are like many professionals, you may be delaying enrolling in a face-to-face prep course because of the time it will require. From commuting to and from campus to sitting through long classroom lectures, the time commitment is significant if you already have a busy schedule. Online learning environments are much more flexible and require less of a time investment, while being more tailored towards your own learning style. You don’t have to commute to and from school and you can complete Brain Sensei’s course and study materials on your schedule.
  • More frequent assessments: One of the great things about online learning is that most courses feature regular assessments and cheat sheets so you can track your learning. Using a PMP exam simulator and taking quizzes on a consistent basis allows you to gauge your learning level and identify any subject areas in your project management course that you need to study more. In fact, a Harvard study showed that student retention of course content is improved by taking short, regular tests.
  • More environmentally friendly: Online project management courses are not only better for your own studies, but it is also better for the environment. Online training means no commuting long distances for classes and study sessions. This means you are driving less and therefore consuming less energy and releasing fewer harmful emissions into the atmosphere. If you care about the environment, strongly consider taking an online PMP course instead of enrolling in a live PMP certification training course.
  • Encouraging self-discipline: Studying online typically requires more self-disciple than a traditional course because you spend much of your time on your own and you do not have an in-person instructor holding you accountable. Succeeding in an online PMP exam course teaches you self-motivation and time management skills, traits that make you stand out in the workplace.
  • Consistent support: You may think you are on your own mastering the material when you take an online course. However, online courses and training providers like Brain Sensei’s PMP training class offer consistent support. If you have a question throughout your PMP certification training course, you can simply email the administrator of the course and you will usually receive an answer within just a few hours. Administrators are also likely to provide a more complete explanation than they would in live project management training courses, because they have enough time to carefully craft their replies. Having lifetime access to a written record of questions and answers is very helpful when taking self-assessments or making study materials like flashcards.

Proctored PMP Exam Online

The PMI recently announced that students can now take the PMP exam online through webcam proctoring. The application process, the eligibility requirements and the exam content remain the same. Taking Brain Sensei’s online training course provides effective preparation, especially now that the proctored test can now be taken online as well.

PMP Training Course and Certification Costs

If you are an active PMI member, the cost to take the exam is $405. You do not have to be a PMI member to take the test, though, with the cost for non-members to register for the exam being $555. If you want to become a PMI member, the cost is $129 per year, plus a $10 application fee. There may also be additional membership fees if you choose to join a local PMI chapter.

The cost to enroll in a PMP prep course varies greatly depending on many factors including the format and duration. Courses range in price from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. In-person courses tend to be more expensive because they require more resources to implement and carry out. Online courses tend to be the most affordable option. However, this does not mean that online courses are less effective than in-person courses. In fact, online courses are proven to be more effective in many instances.

Brain Sensei’s PMP Training Online

The cost to enroll in Brain Sensei’s Complete PMP Exam Prep Course for six months is $499.99. The course is based on the principles outlined in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, commonly known as the PMBOK Guide. The PMBOK Guide is published by PMI and outlines the processes, best practices and guidelines that are accepted as standards within the project management industry. Below are the main project management principles that are covered in the PMP training online class:

  • Procurement management
  • Integration management
  • Cost management
  • Schedule management
  • Resource management
  • Communication management
  • Scope management
  • Quality management
  • Risk management
  • Stakeholder management

Brain Sensei’s PMP Training Content

All of Brain Sensei’s PMP course training modules include interactive content designed to keep you engaged. Interactive content is found to be more effective than passive materials. This online course offers high-quality PMP training online content including:

  • 8 effective learning modules
  • Summary of key knowledge points
  • 4 comprehensive practice exams
  • Storyline challenges
  • Self-assessments

Our self-assessments are designed to help you track your progress, so you know where your learning stands and which subject areas you need to focus on. You can revisit modules and take the assessments as many times as you want. The practice exams offered in our courses are designed to mimic the real exam questions. This ensures that you become familiar with the types of questions asked on the exam so you can feel comfortable on the day of the test.

Our PMP exam training course comes with a 100% pass guarantee for first time test takers. If you fail the exam on your first or second attempt, you get 3 months of additional access to our course content for free. Our pass guarantee also means that if you don’t pass the exam on your third attempt, we will refund your money.

Our PMP exam also comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. If you are unsatisfied with the course for any reason, simply send us an email within seven days of your purchase and we will refund the cost of your initial purchase. This is some of the best value you’ll find when it comes to enrollment in a course that meets all PMP certification requirements.

Enroll in Brain Sensei’s PMP Training Online Course Today

If you are serious about taking your project management career to the next level, passing the PMP examination is a great place to start. Prepare for the exam by enrolling in Brain Sensei’s PMP online training course. Our course comes with an entire library of materials that are fun, interactive and designed to prepare you to pass the test on your first attempt. Visit our website today to learn more about our courses and our teaching methodologies.

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