Accelerate CAPM® + PMP® SelfStudy How-2-Read the PMBoK-Guide
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Accelerate CAPM® + PMP® SelfStudy How-2-Read the PMBoK-Guide

Course-Project: Learn to create from memory your most important Exam-Aid
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Created by Simon Harris
Last updated 1/2017
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What you'll learn
  • At the end of this course you'll ACCELERATE you CAPM or PMP self study AND have created you own Exam Busting Memory Aids crucial to passing these tough exams
  • Your ONLY prerequisite is you understand English

Dollars might be refundable if you pick a CAPM / PMP study course that just repeats the book but your study hours are not.

This course was recorded with the 5th Ed. in my hands. Since its about how YOU read the PMBoK-G and you'll read the 6th Ed not the 5th Ed it makes no difference to you except the reference to Part 2 on page number 417 is now Part 2 on page 541.

Everything else is still relevant, current advise.

If you have looked at the PMBoK-G you'll know that reading it from front to back is confusing. Your experience may be that you have found reading it without guidance is completely useless - that happens to plenty of smart people. For over a decade I've been helping people see the PMBoK_G's great insights. My experience will help you quickly learn how to read it and know the story it hides BEFORE you start reading it.

My work as a contract PM spans many organisations where mostly we use industry vocabulary so my PMBoK-G explanations use your familiar jargon whether agile or engineering, IT or corporate change.


Once you start reading with understanding you have to know how to capture that knowledge so you can easily show it in the exams - This course shows you how to easily create, from memory that golden key that unlocks exam success. Exam success unlocks promotions and pay-rises. 

Many project management roles require a PMI credential before you can apply for them despite all the real-life experience you have. PLUS PMIs exams are expensive. Surely setting out on a high cost, high impact endeavour should have the best guidance you can find? This course tells you what a good 35hr training course* will sound and feel like. (*PMI require you to have 35hrs of certified training in PM - this course helps you pick wisely).


Find out how to read the PMBoK-G with this course and save tens if not HUNDREDS of hours of frustration in your personal exam preparation journey.

This course ensures you 

  • find out where to focus BEFORE you invest your non-returnable time.

  • understand what the big picture story in the PMBoK-G gives you as a framework.

    • When you've finished this course you're future study will be very much easier as you'll have a framework to add that ocean of detailed facts into.

  • know how to evaluate potential study resources so you can comit your time only to the best and avoid those that don't have great instructional design - there are a lot of poor resources out there :-(

  • have the best change to pass the PMP or CAPM Project Management exams in the minimum study time with maximum confidence

In this course you'll get our completely UNIQUE "PMBoK-G on-a-page" overview and detailed guidance on how to create **THE most important** exam Aide-Memoir. This course's practical element is your ability to sit down in your exam and memory-dump the PMBoK-G's core process model from memory.

Who this course is for:
  • About to start the journey to CAPM® or PMP® Self-Study
Course content
Expand 10 lectures 01:16:56
+ Complete Guide to Understanding the PMBok-G
10 lectures 01:16:56
L2 S4-5: The Answer, the TECHNIQUE for answering that question & Secret Sauce fo
L3 S6: Crucial Concept - The PMBoK-G's THREE Perspective on the LOGIC of organis
L4 S7-8: How the PLC, PGs and KAs fit together Along the TimeLine (Project Life-

The Golden Key to Unlocking the PMBoK-G. Part One

Approvals, Plans and Deliverables' journey.

L5.1 S9: PMBoK-G-On-A-Page™ Part 1 of 3: Authority and Deliverables

The Golden Key to Unlocking the PMBoK-G. Part Two

How the PMBoK-G sees 'Being in control'

L5.2 S9: PMBoK-G-On-A-Page™ Part 2 of 3: Monitoring and Controlling

The Golden Key to Unlocking the PMBoK-G. Part Three

Know the sequence of logic for creating the baselines.

L5.3 S9: PMBoK-G-On-A-Page™ Part 3 of 3: Initiation and Planning

We've covered a lot. Learning is about reflection as much as fact acquisition. Here we reflect on the overview again to see how the detail fits within it.

This lesson repeats how the Project LifeCycle (PLC) the KAs (Knowledge Areas) and PGs (Process Groups) ebb and flow in intensity across the project time-line.

L6 s10-12: Consolidation of the vast amount we've covered so rapidly AND crucial

Now you'll see how with that page in your memory AND understanding dissolves otherwise impossible questions to be answerable in seconds - This question should take under 15 seconds

Preview 11:01

The culmination - If you aren't already drawing the page 423 table of Process Groups and Knowledge Areas then now is time to start. 'Brain-dumping' this from memory at exam start is a key to passing the CAPM and PMP exams (and its a very helpful mental model to have in your head when really managing a project day to day!)

Use the diagram in the pmbok-g 1st, then repeat from memory and complete by reference to the guide, then repeat from memory again till you can do it completely.

Then leave it 24hrs and do from memory but this time put the baselines on - add by referencing the book any you forget

Then leave it 72 hrs and do from memeory with baselines and in KA/PG flow like requirements documents and scope statement between 5.2, 5.3 and 5.4

As you go add Tools and Techniques but that is probably the contents of another course - let me know if you's like something to help with T&Ts :-)

L8 s15-17: Your Study Project's Deliverables - How to ensure your Exam Capable

Taking the PMI's exams is about understanding what the book means A crucial part of demonstrating your understanding starts with REMEMBERING the PMBoK_G's contents.

Recall is created by repetition; first of concepts and then of how those concepts inter-operate. In this quiz we'll stick to recall of concepts

Memory Challenge
2 questions