Quality Management Trainings: Classroom vs. Online
Before getting your PMP certification, you must complete 35 hours of training. But where to go to get that training? Is the traditional classroom better than learning online? Here we examine the pros and cons of each method. The choice is up to you.
About the Author
Author Fahad Usmani, PMP, PMI-RMP is a blogger on Project Management topics. He writes on his blog PM Study Circle to help professionals with PMP Certification Exam Preparation.
Trying to decide between online and classroom PMP training?
To become eligible for the PMP Certification exam, you have to earn 35 contact hours of formal Project Management Training. This is one of the few conditions that PMI (Project Management Institute, USA) has mandated to apply for the exam. There are many ways to earn these contact hours; however, the recommended way is to get it from any R.E.P. (Registered Education Provider) by PMI.
Based on their type of delivery, a training program can be broadly divided into two categories: Classroom or Online training.
Classroom vs. Online: Which is Better?
In a classroom training program, you will first have to make sure that you can spare four to five days for their scheduled training dates, providing seats are available.
If things go well, you can register and join the training program. After completion of the training you will get the certificate of attending 35 contact hours program.
Online Training Program
The only requirement for an Online Training Program is a computer with Internet access. Once you make the payment, you get instant access to the complete training program. These providers supply 30 to 90 days to complete the training program. You login into the system, watch the video and submit a questionnaire, if any. You are free to complete this training around your schedule.