When you enroll in a CertWise course, your preparation will be based on The CertWise Learning System for PMP® Exam Preparation reading materials and online study tools.

By enrolling in an instructor-led course, you’ll have an expert instructor to guide you through your course, providing answers and explanations throughout. The following is an overview of the course components:

Comprehensive Reading Materials


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  • Three printed books  provide in-depth exploration of the 5 performance domains (Process Groups) from the PMP® Examination Content Outline, and are organized to follow the PMBOK® Guide—Sixth Edition:

Chapters 1-3: Provide context and an overall framework for the 10 Knowledge Areas
– Chapter 1: Project Management Concepts
– Chapter 2: Project Management Framework
– Chapter 3: Project Management Skills

Chapters 4-13: Teach the 10 Knowledge Areas of the PMBOK® Guide—Sixth Edition
– Chapter 4: Integration Management
– Chapter 5: Scope Management
– Chapter 6: Schedule Management
– Chapter 7: Cost Management
– Chapter 8: Quality Management
– Chapter 9: Resource Management
– Chapter 10: Communications Management
– Chapter 11: Risk Management
– Chapter 12: Procurement Management
– Chapter 13: Stakeholder Management

Chapter 14: Finalize your PMP® exam preparation with exam tips and strategies and practice worksheets for final review
– Chapter 14: Exam Preparation and Review

  • A glossary of key PMP® terminology is included at the end of each chapter, with official PMI® definitions (utilizing the PMBOK® Guide—Sixth Edition glossary or PMI Lexicon of Project Management Terms Version 3.0).
  • Progress check questions are included at the end of each chapter to help you check your understanding and retention of topics.

Interactive Online Study Tools

You will have access to interactive online study tools for one full year.

Over 900 practice questions are included in the following online tools:

  • Pre-test: Evaluate initial knowledge to identify areas of strength and weakness and focus studies.
  • Video Tutorials: Gain a greater understanding of key topics. (Available exclusively to CertWise 5-Week Online Instructor-Guided Course enrollees.)
  • Chapter Quizzes: Test comprehension, retention, and ability to apply concepts.
  • Process Group Quizzes: Practice questions organized by PMP® Exam performance domains (Process Groups).
  • Flashcards: Review important key terms and definitions.
  • Post-test: Gauge knowledge gained and areas that require further study. Complete the post-test with a score of 80% or higher to earn a certificate of completion.
  • Practice Exam: Build confidence with a test that emulates the software used at the PMP® computer-based exam testing center.
  • Progress Reports: Track your activities and scores.
  • Resource Center: Access helpful test-taking tips, PMP® Exam resources, feedback links, and more.


Instructor Guidance (Instructor-Led Courses Only)

  • Structured course syllabus: Your instructor will guide you through a set syllabus and assignments to ensure you stay on track to complete your studies.
  • Virtual or live classroom format: The CertWise 5-Week Online Instructor-Guided Course offers the convenience of an online class, led by a top-tier PMP® instructor. Your instructor will host weekly live webinars that will be recorded for future viewing. Global Partner courses may be offered in either the traditional live classroom format or virtual format.
  • Instructor guidance: Your expert instructor will use class time to highlight important topics, share insights, and discuss questions. Outside of class, your CertWise 5-Week Online Instructor Guided Course instructor will be available by email, online discussion board, and an “Ask the Instructor” online feature. If you choose a partner course, check with the institution for instructor access expectations.
  • Class discussions: Discuss topics and share experiences with other PMP® candidates either through online discussion boards or live class discussion.