2022 Best PMP Boot Camp Online Reviews and Comparison

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Last Updated on January 8, 2022 by andrewshih

Are you looking for the best PMP boot camp online training to prepare for the exam and earn the PMP certification?

Attending the PMP live online training takes huge time and financial investment, and it makes perfect sense to compare before making this commitment.

In this PMP boot camp review, you will find the side-by-side comparison of the 3 leading providers for the PMP boot camp online training – Project Management Academy, PMTraining, and GreyCampus – to help you determine which training provider is best for you.

Disclaimer: Wisdom Depot is affiliated with Project Management Academy, PMTrianing, GreyCampus. Please review the full affiliate disclaimer.

PMI ATP program background

Before we dive into the comparison, you should know about the important differences between the Registered Education Provider (REP) and the Authorized Training Partner (ATP).

In 2021, PMI introduced ATP, replacing the REP. As part of this significant change, PMI will be the only official PMP on-demand course provider; no ATP can provide on-demand training eligible for the 35 contact hours.

ATP providers can only teach the official training material provided by PMI. A PMI licensed trainer must carry out the teaching with an ATP instructor badge in live virtual (or in-class) settings. As a Premier ATP, the provider will have access to privileged content such as a sample of 200 real exam questions from PMI.

PMI published the list of ATP.

Essentially PMI has standardized the PMP training and the competency level of the ATP instructors.

While the instructor-led training will be very similar because it is based on the same course material provided by PMI, ATP programs are packaged quite differently, and it makes sense to compare.

PMP Boot Camp Online Training Comparison Chart

If you are considering a PMP training boot camp for your PMP certification, this comparison chart will help you compare the courses side-by-side. In this comparison chart, I compared Project Management Academy, PMTraining, and GreyCampus PMP boot camp classes.

PMI

Project Management Academy

PMTraining

GreyCampus

Training Format

On-Demand

Live

Live

Live

Premier ATP

N/A

YES

YES

YES

Contract Hours

35

35

35

35

Price

$699 ~ $799

$1995

$1795

$998
to
$1498


$1499

Class Availability

Instructor Transparency


STUDY MATERIAL

Workbooks

Slides

CheatSheets & Formulas

Flashcards

Instructor led exam solving session

PDU for PMP renewal

Exam Simulator Included

Exam Simulator Questions

2000

1000

600

Exam Simulator Access

120 Days

90 Days

1 Year

SUPPORT & POLICY

Instructor Support

6 months

30 days

1 year

PMP Application support

Webinar Support

Free Re-enrollment

Yes, free retake at same or lower value.

Yes, free retake at same or lower value.

Yes, 6-month unlimited access.

Cancellation Policy

OVERALL RATING

Overall Rating

Coupon Code

Exclusive Offer!

Save extra $200

ASPIRANT200

Please Note: While I do my best to keep the information accurate given the information available at the time of writing, I do not get notified when things change. The ratings can also be subjective. The table is provided for information purposes only. Please do your due diligence and validate the accuracy.

PMP Boot Camp Online Course Explained

Class price

What is the price range for the live virtual class?

Project Management Academy

Project Management Academy is the most expensive boot camp provider among the 3 providers.  However, the price is on par with other top Premium Authorized Training Provider (ATP) on the market, and PMA’s course package justifies its premium price.

There are 3 boot camp packages – Basic, Advanced, and Premium. The price listed in the comparison chart is PMA’s Advanced package that includes an extra day of the deep-dive training session and 1-year access to the PDU library on top of the Basic package.

PMTraining

PMTraining has the most affordable price amongst the 3 Authorized Training Partners (ATP) for the upcoming classes. PMTraining does not offer any special coupon codes. So, what you see is what you get.

GreyCampus

GreyCampus offers live virtual courses at a very competitive price too. GreyCampus may offer special discounts occasionally with a coupon code and give very attractive offers.

Class Availability

Does the provider offer many weekdays, weekend, and night classes to choose from? How easy is it for students to make class transfer and make accommodations?

Project Management Academy

Project Management Academy has the most boot camp class options available with over 100 in-person and virtual classes monthly. It has over 75 live locations nationwide for hosting in-personal classroom training throughout North America. 

On average, the class size is smaller and has about 10 to 15 students on average.  You will get more personalized attention from the instructor and more out of the live training class.  The small class will likely be more enjoyable and avoid wasting time managing and accommodating a bigger group.

There is no limit to how many times you can reschedule the class, although you should provide at least 7-day advance notice. The flexibility allows the student to register for a class at ease without worrying about the schedule.

Another big advantage of PMA’s offering is the “Guarantee to run” policy.  If the class has the “Guarantee to run” label next to the class, you have the guarantee that PMA will not cancel the class, even if you end up being the only student attending the course. 

Other providers may cancel the class if there is not enough enrollment and offer you the option of a full refund or registering a future class.  The cancellation can be annoying and inconvenient because the student will need to rearrange the work and personal schedule again.

PMTraining

PMTraining has many licensed instructors and is able to offer many weekdays, weekends, and nights classes for students to choose from. Students are more likely to find a time that fits the schedule.

More class offerings also give students the flexibility to change class more easily if there is ever a need. PMTraining allows students to request up to 3 class transfers for free.

GreyCampus

GreyCampus offers PMP live online training courses on weekdays, weekends, and nights.

GreyCampus can also make class transfer accommodation and students can have unlimited access to live virtual training for 6 months.

Instructor Transparency

Does the training provider show the instructor’s bio and profile picture? Does the course roster include who the instructor will be?

Higher star rating if all the information is provided to the students. While PMI has standardized the training material and all the instructors must be licensed by PMI, students may want to know the instructor’s credentials and can be a deciding factor for registering a class.

Project Management Academy

Project Management Academy only displays a partial list of instructors and their bios.  This is an area that can be improved; after all, PMA has an incredible roster of over 65 instructors with 20+ years of project management experience. 

Many of PMA’s instructors also receive praises and good reviews on Trustpilot.  There is no question about the quality of PMA’s instructors, and PMA should showcase that.

 The class registration page also does not indicate who will be the instructor.  With many class offerings and guarantees to run classes, it is understandable that PMA has to stay flexible and find an instructor who is available to teach.

PMTraining

PMTraining shows the instructor profile pictures and detailed bios, and you can find the name of the instructor for all the classes.

GreyCampus

GreyCampus has made improvements in sharing the list of instructors with a brief bio. However, the class enrollment does not indicate who the instructor will be.

Course Package

What study aids are included as part of the training course?

Project Management Academy

PMA offers the most comprehensive training resources, including a training guide, strategy guide, quick study guide, exam simulator, formula guide, cheat sheets, flashcards, ITTO chart, downloadable video, and project management sample forms.  Whether you are in front of a computer or on the go, there are plenty of resources to immerse yourself in the PMP learning mode.

PMTraining

PMTraining’s PMP program provides a study guide, cheat sheet, formula, and slide deck, exam simulator which is fairly standard to what you would expect from the training program.

GreyCampus

In addition to the study guide, cheat sheet, formula, slide deck, and exam simulator, GreyCampus also provides you with flashcards, and the instructor will have a hands-on mock exam session.

Exam Simulator

How is the quality of the PMP Exam simulator included in the training?

Project Management Academy

Project Management Academy boot camp class includes a full mock exam (of 180 questions) that you should complete after completing the course and a PMP Exam simulator with over 1800 realistic exam questions. The Mock exam holds unique questions that the practice exam will not generate.

You can pause a practice exam but not a mock exam. The mock exam always uses the same questions, whereas the practice exam is randomly generated. You will have 6 months of access to the PMP exam simulator.

PMTraining

PMTraining will include the PMP exam simulator as part of the course package. The exam simulator has 1000+ realistic exam questions. It is a very solid exam simulator, and it should be sufficient for most PMP exam takers.

You will have 30-day access to the exam simulator because you are encouraged to take the PMP exam within 30 days of completing the boot camp course. However, you can ask for a complimentary extension if you need more time.

GreyCampus

The exam simulator is GreyCampus’s main weakness. The question bank is the least among the ATP in comparison with 3 full mock exams. While the simulator is user-friendly, the functionality, reporting, and answer key are not as solid in comparison.

Free re-enrollment

Does the training provider offer students to attend an additional virtual class for free if the student failed the PMP test?

Project Management Academy

The student can retake the boot camp course if the student failed to pass the PMP exam within 120 days after completing the class, provided that the student attended the entire course, completed the mock exam, and three full-length practice exams from the student portal.

PMTraining

Students can re-enroll in the training class at the same or lower value for free. The student will need to prove the failed test result and request re-enrollment within a year of the failed test attempt.

There are a few conditions including you must take all the online practice exams and taking the PMP exam within 30 days of completing the course.

GreyCampus

GreyCampus offers unlimited access to the live training class. If the student failed the test, the student could easily access any available class within 6 months. No hassle of re-enrollment and sent in test results.

Instructor Support

Project Management Academy

Project Management Academy offers the best instructor support after completing the boot camp course. 

The student can join the free tutoring webinar hosted by one of the instructors every Friday at 3:00 PM EST using GoToWebinar on the student learning portal.  You can ask any question during the informal Q&A session. 

You can also send an email to the instructor, and the instructor on call will respond to your email within 6 months of completing the course.

PMTraining

PMTraining offers 30-day instructor support after the completion of the course. The idea is that you should take the PMP exam within 30-days after the completion of the training.

GreyCampus

GreyCampus offers the most impressive instructor support up to 1 year from the start date of the course. If you feel you need more time to prepare for the PMP exam and help from the instructor, GreyCampus is a good choice.

Cancellation Policy

Project Management Academy

The course purchase is non-refundable after 24 hours from the time of purchase. You do have the option to reschedule as many times as you need at no additional fees, or put in a voucher for future use, or transfer the course to your colleague.

PMA has a money-back guarantee if you failed the PMP exam 3 times within 120 days after you complete the course and satisfies all the conditions, including completing the full course, the mock exam, and 3 full-length practice exams.

Therefore, you can still potentially get your money back, but you will need to work hard to fail the PMP exam, and not pass the PMP exam by accident after completing all this work. (Please don’t do this!)

PMTraining

Students can get a full refund for the cancellation request made at least 7 days before the class starts, less the license fee for PMI.

The student will need to pay a $250 fee for the boot camp course and $150 for other weekly classes. The student may get up to 75% of the refund, less the license fee for PMI on the first day of the class.

No refund after the first day of the class.

GreyCampus

While GreyCampus offers a 100% money-back guarantee for many courses, PMP is not one of those courses. You will have 6-month access from the start date of the course, but unfortunately, you will not be able to cancel and get the money back.

Project Management Academy Review Summary

Project Management Academy Review

Andrew Shih

Class Price
Class Availability
Instructor Transparency
Course Package
Exam Simulator
Free Re-enrollment
Post-class Support
Cancellation Policy

Summary

Project Management Academy boot camp is the choice if you prefer the most supportive boot camp experience with a smaller class, guaranteed to run classes, comprehensive training resources. PMA is a great choice, especially if your company can reimburse you for the training.

Great News! PMA is giving PMAspirant patrons an exclusive $200 discount when you purchase PMP boot camp course using the link below and checkout using Project Management Academy Coupon Code: ASPIRANT200

4.3

PMTraining Review Summary

PMTraining Review

Andrew Shih

PMTraining logo slim
Read the full PMTraining Review.
Class Price
Class Availability
Instructor Transparency
Course Package
Exam Simulator
Free Re-enrollment
Post-Class Support
Cancellation Policy

Summary

PMTraining live virtual class is an excellent program and has a high overall rating. The strength includes affordability with many courses to choose from, a strong exam simulator, good support, and the exam-pass guarantee. A great choice if you want to attend a live boot camp course on a tight budget.

4.2

GreyCampus Review Summary

GreyCampus Review

Andrew Shih

GreyCampus Logo
Read the full GreyCampus Review.
Class Price
Class Availability
Instructor Transparency
Course Package
Exam Simulator
Free Re-enrollment
Post-class Support
Cancellation Policy

Summary

GreyCampus boot camp training is the most ideal for students who prefer flexibility, support, and more time to prepare for the PMP Exam. Although you may need to supplement this course with the PM-Prepcast exam simulator.

3.9

PMI On-Demand Course for PMP

If you prefer on-demand style learning to prepare for your PMP exam and earn your 35 contact hours, PMI is the official on-demand course provider.

The on-demand course will cost $699 for members and $799 for non-members.

To accompany the on-demand learning, you should invest in getting the best PMP exam simulator from PM-Prepcast. (Check the latest coupon code).

You may also want to buy a study guide to help you prepare for the PMP exam. Most PMP aspirants either purchase The PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try by Andy Crowe or PMP Exam Prep by Rita Mulcahy. You can find the review for these books and a list of PMI’s published book references with this PMP book resource.

The total cost for the on-demand course, PMP Exam Simulator, and a study guide will be around $950.

Share your thoughts about PMI boot camp online training

There are many PMP live training providers in the marketplace. With so much time and money investment, it makes sense to be diligent and compare before making this commitment.

What is your experience using these training providers? Is there another live online training provider that you used and what’s your experience?

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