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Free Project Management Training?

Paul Naybour Paul Naybour

Published: 5th July 2011

In today’s economic climate many individuals are looking for free project management training. They are looking for this to

  1. Increase their chances of getting a project management job. Recent research by Arras People has shown that 57% of respondents say their employers now expect employees to have project and programme management qualifications and accreditations with 63% confirming that it helps them to secure new roles.
  2. You may have embarked on your first project and just need some guidance on the most appropriate project management approach to adopt.
  3. You may have been managing project for a while but you are looking for external recognition of your project management capabilities.

You can find plenty of project management training on-line, just search YouTube and you will find many home made videos showing you how to tackle project management. However you have to ask yourself if these free project management resources are credible, reliable and how will they support you professional goals. However the only alternative may seem to be an accredited course for hundreds of pounds.

The alternative to free poor quality project management training is the Parallel Project APMP Study Guide

Accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM) the Parallel Study Guide is the only course in a book. Complemented by free podcasts on iTunes this provides the most flexible and cost effective way of completing a almost free project management leading to a formal APMP qualification from the association for project management. Don’t believe it can be so good just look at the reviews on Amazon. However don buy it from Amazon, it’s cheaper to get it directly from Parallel Project Training

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice book, 24 Sep 2010

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This review is from: How to Pass the APMP a study guide (Your Journey to Professional Project Management.) (Paperback)

This is a nice book. Helped me to pass APMP exam in less than a week preparation time. Nicely explained 
with relevant examples. Definitely recommend.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:

5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK FOR YOU APMP EXAM, 17 Mar 2011

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MR. JORDI (London) – See all my reviews

This review is from: How to Pass the APMP a study guide (Your Journey to Professional Project Management.) (Paperback)

Great book to read alongside the BOK. I will strongly recommend it. 
It contains all the information you will need to pass the APMP exam. It also gives you some useful information and good tips. 
The good thing about the book is that is very easy to read and follow, and gives real examples that helped me understand better the topics. 
There are lots of diagrams, tables and graphs that are very useful and at the end of the topics you have some exercises and there are a few questions that you might find in the real exam. 

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5.0 out of 5 stars Pass the exam with this book, 23 Jun 2011

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prharding  See all my reviews

This review is from: How to Pass the APMP a study guide (Your Journey to Professional Project Management.) (Paperback)

After searching the internet, including the APM’s website, I found this book. The book contains all the information that you need to pass the exam. I would not even bother with the APMs Book of Knowledge (BoK) as it does not explain what is required for the exam. 
This book is simple to use and provides clear examples to aid understanding of each of the topics covered in a logical order. 
I used this with Parallel Projects free podcasts and other free materials on their web site and can highly recommend it.

  1. Chriss says:

    nice

  2. Richard says:

    £38? When you click on the link, it’s priced at £41.45 excluding postage. Where do you get the price of £38 from? Even when you enter the £10 off code “comp2012” at check out, it isn’t recognised. Please can you explain.

    • Paul Naybour says:

      Richard,
      This blog post is 14 months old and reflects the promotions running at the time. We increases our prices in January 2012. The competition was running up to January 2012.

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