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How will I receive 35 Contact Hours for watching The PM PrepCast?

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The Project Management PrepCast™ offers over 35 hours of quality PMP® Exam video and audio training and you will receive a 35 Contact Hour certificate after you pass The Final Exam:

You can learn more about the Final Exam and the Contact Hours Certificate in your Student Workbook (See Lesson L00.10 of The PM PrepCast).

Additionally, we have written an in-depth guide that explains everything you may want to know about the 35 Contact Hours that you need for your exam.

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    Parayaoan, Marilou

    Can I install the PM PrepCast in two different PCs, my office and home PC?  Thanks.

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    Cornelius Fichtner, PMP

    Marilou,

    Yes. You can download The PM PrepCast both at work and at home. However, please note that many large companies have strong firewalls in place and they may not allow you to download videos as a policy. The best approach is to download the PrepCast at home and then copy the files onto your smart phone (Android, iPhone, etc.) and carry the videos with you.

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    Parayaoan, Marilou

    Thanks.  Ok.  Now I am ready to purchase the PMP Prepcast.  Thanks so much!

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    Umar Farooq

    I want to purchase Project Management Prepcast via credit card (As this is the only way to purchase mentioned on website) but I don’t have my credit card so a friend of mine will help me to buy from his card. While filling out the purchase form, it requires to mention Name, Email, card number & other information. I want to know that this package includes 35 PDUSs certificate & obviously it will print out the same name who name is written on credit card. So plz suggest.

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    Cornelius Fichtner, PMP

    Umar,

    Yes, your friend can buy the PrepCast for you. Here is the process to follow: http://www.pmhelpdesk.com/entries/96913-can-a-friend-buy-the-pm-prepcast-for-me

    Before you print the certificate for the 35 contact hours the system will ask you for the name to print, so that you can change it.

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    Mohamed Hamdy Soliman

    when i tried to purchase the produst i found phrase " Gift-Certificate is Invalid " 

    what does it mean ??

    does it mean that i will not receive certificate ??

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    Cornelius Fichtner, PMP

    Mohamed - I'm sorry about the misunderstanding. The "Gift Certificate" box on the order page is there to receive a discount. It has nothing to do with the 35 Contact Hour certificate. Please leave this field empty when ordering unless you have been given a discount code.

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    Kofi Edjah

    Is the 35 Contact Hours the same as the 35 Hours of Project Management Education required by the certification exams and do I have to wait two weeks after purchase to take the final exams or it can be taken prior to the two weeks

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    Cornelius Fichtner, PMP

    Kofi - Yes. The 35 Contact Hours are = to the 35 Hours of PM Education that is required by PMI. Yes, you have to wait for 2 weeks before you can take our final exam. We make no exceptions to this rule.

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    Kofi Edjah

    I am confused about the yearly subscription and The Premium PrepCast™ . A little clarity will help me know which product to purchase. Ready to purchase but want to get the right and best product

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    Cornelius Fichtner, PMP

    Kofi - if I understand correctly then you are preparing for the PMP Exam. So The PM PrepCast would be for you. Please take a look here to view a comparison table: http://www.project-management-prepcast.com/index.php/resources/our-products-comparison

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    Rizwan Ahmed

    Is there a time limit within which the course has to be completed. Also, when you say you can try final multiple time, are there any number of tries before one have to buy the course again. Is there a portal that have slides etc or it is all video based, sorry I am not familiar with or used podcasts before.

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    Cornelius Fichtner, PMP

    Rizwan - the best place to find all the answers to your questions is on our detailed products page: http://www.project-management-prepcast.com/index.php/product - pretty much everything is explained here. But here are the answers to the questions you asked:

    Is there a time limit within which the course has to be completed.

    In June 2013 the PMP Exam changes to the new standard. You want to complete it before then

    Also, when you say you can try final multiple time, are there any number of tries before one have to buy the course again.

    No limit means no limit. You only purchase once.

    Is there a portal that have slides etc or it is all video based

    The slides are not included. You receive only videos.

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    shweta shrestha

    Hi Cornelius,

    I need 23 contact hours to sit for CAPM exam and I came across your website. Since PM Prepcast is for PMP exam so I was wondering if  it will be too much information for CAPM exam? 

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    Rochelle Martinez

    Shweta - The PrepCast is targeted for the PMP exam. This means that you will hear items that go beyond the CAPM. But because it covers 100% of the PMBOK Guide, it can also be used for the CAPM. We do not market it as such, but it can be used.

    We go through each of the processes in the PMBOK Guide 1 by 1 and this will help you understand what they are all about and it will help translate the dryness of the PMBOK Guide.

    It should work if you listen to it in combination with a CAPM book.

    And YES, the 35 contact hours that you can get from the PM PrepCast can cover the 23 course hours needed for the CAPM exam.

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    Ethiraj M

    Can use the 35 Contact hours as a credit to complete the registration for the PMP exam?

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    Rochelle Martinez

    Ethiraj, yes you can.

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    Arti Rungta
    1. Is there a validity period for the 35 contact hours certificate that I will receive for applying for my PMP (by PMI or you)? For example, I get the 35 contact hours certificate on FEB 5th 2013. Till when can I use this certificate to apply for my PMP exam?

    2. If I fail the first attempt of PMP, is the same contact hour certificate valid for reapplying for the PMP exam?

    3. How long is the course viewable? Once I download, does that make me free to view the course content as many number of times, at any time of the day, for as long period i want to, say 1 year?

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    Rochelle Martinez

    Arti - please see my answers below:

    1. Is there a validity period for the 35 contact hours certificate that I will receive for applying for my PMP (by PMI or you)? For example, I get the 35 contact hours certificate on FEB 5th 2013. Till when can I use this certificate to apply for my PMP exam?

    As per PMI, the contact hours certificate does not expire.

    1. If I fail the first attempt of PMP, is the same contact hour certificate valid for reapplying for the PMP exam?

    Yes, you can still use it to re-apply for the exam.

    1. How long is the course viewable? Once I download, does that make me free to view the course content as many number of times, at any time of the day, for as long period i want to, say 1 year?

    You can view the PrepCast as long as you want too.

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    Phillips Huynh (GMAIL)

    I bought this course in 2011 and I passed the final exam. I am now trying to retrieve my 35hr Contact certificate. Can you help me how? Thanks so much. email: pqhuynh@gmail.com 

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    Rochelle Martinez

    Phillips - I went ahead and created a new ticket for you in this Helpdesk. An agent will check your account, and will reply to you shortly and provide your logins to the exam/certificate website.

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    s

    Hello - Can I access my 35 hours certificate for printing anytime after passing the exam for the course? Will it always be available through my account?

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    Rochelle Martinez

    Yes it is.

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    Muhammad Saad Aslam

    Hi,

    I am interested to buy this course. My question is:

    I came to know that PMI will change the exam pattern from 4th edition to 5th edition. So if I buy this course now so till when these contact hours will be effective? or in other words if I buy this course now and PMI changes the pattern from 4th edition to 5th edition so what will happen to these 35 contact hours?

    Thanks

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    Rochelle Martinez

    Muhammad - the 35 contact hours is valid for both exams (4th or 5th edition). Only the study materials should vary based on when you are taking the exam. We discuss more of these exam changes in this article: http://cornelius-fichtner.com/index.php/pmp/623-the-pmp-exam-changes-in-2013-here-s-what-you-need-to-know

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    Muhammad Saad Aslam

    Thanks for the clarification. 

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    Michael Gatti

    If we have the PrepCast based on the Pmbok V4, and I take the PMP exam after July 30th, do I still receive the 35 Contact hours and are they valid to take the PMP Exam after July 30?

    Thanks!

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    Rochelle Martinez

    Basically, the 35 Contact Hours do not expire so yes, you can still use them to apply for your PMP Exam even after July 31st.

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    Michael Gatti

    Thanks.  I guess I should have read the comment above mine before I posted! ha!

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    Varun Sadana

    Hi,

    Here are a few questions:

     

    1. How many times can one give the final exam for 35 hr certificate? Say, in case, if I am not able to clear the final exam in the first go, can I take it again without paying anything extra?

    2. Are 35hrs of videos provided sufficient for preparing for the 35hr certificate final exam?

    3. Will these 35hrs of videos be of any help when preparing for the actual PMP exam?

     

    Thanks.