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I believe you are looking for CAPM training. If your answer is 'Yes', you may check Online Courses at Udemy -
Thank you Anupam for answering.
1) Is Udemy better than PMstudy? Why? How?
2) Is a CAPM training online course the best alternative for me? Are there other better options I have overlooked?
Since you are going for a certification, Why don't you do the PMP since you have all required work experience and educational background ?
1) When it comes to cost effective online course Udemy is always best. You can choose the course offered by various training providers, based on course material, takeaways, ratings, comments and popularity.
PMstudy course is for limited time, and is best if you are planning to take the certification within 30-45 days. They have quality mock questions.
2) Other than online course, you can check for class room trainings. These will be for 2-4 days max, and prepare you well. All study material, mock questions, tips & tricks will be provided by the training provider.
Please check with local PMI REP or PMI Chapter at your region for detail on class room trainings.
There are lots of study guides and simulations also available. Not to forget PMBOK will be your main source to refer.
Hope this helps!!
I have been the target of too much spam from Udemy (both direct email, and spam postings in LinkedIn groups). Thus, my impression of Udemy is not one of a serious company. (My impressions might be wrong, but I am still influenced by these impressions).
The alternatives and costs (rough order of magnitude) I have found are:
* Udemy online course: US$ 15
* PMstudy online course: US$ 150
* Classroom course in my part of the world: US$ 3.000 - US$ 10.000 (Plus the cost of using vacation days and the problem of finding a course that fits into my time schedule.)
Spending something in the magnitude of US$ 200 is OK. Spending something in the order of US$ 2000 is less attractive (unless of course it is the best value for money overall).
Other than PMstudy, you can check CAPM® Certification Training from Simplilearn -
iZenBridge CAPM® Online training program -
Both are reputed and established organizations.
Maybe PMP is the way to go. What has put me off PMP is the work needed to collect the evidence for the audit.
The projects where I have easy access to the evidence have been agile projects, and my impression is that PMI do not accept agile projects as experience for PMP. This makes it more work to collect the evidence.
When talking to people in my age in my area applying for PMP, they have all been subject to audits.
Thus, it feels like going for PMP would cost me a lot of calendar time.
If you want my personal opionion, then I would say that for someone with your experience (As far as I was able to conclude), PMP is definitely the right direction.
You do not need to collect evidence if you were not audited and people are randomly selected for Auditing. Even if you were selected for Auditing, do not be overwhelmed as you do not need to dig deep to provide evidence. Probably experience letter would do.
As for your comment on Agile, I am not sure that this is valid because a project is a project and for your information, they introduced Agile in the new version of PMBOK (As far as I understood) that will be released around the 3rd Quarter of 2017.
One more thing worth mentioning about CAPM that it is valid for 5 Years only and after that, you will have to repeat the exam. While PMP remains valid as long as you maintain the 60 PDU's every 3 years.
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