This 7-minute video introduces you to The PM PrepCast (PM Fundamentals). You'll see how to log in, watch your first lesson, where to get help and more. Intended for customers who are new to the PrepCast.
Getting Started Video
Hello, and thank you so much for choosing The PM PrepCast – PM Fundamentals. This course is your introduction to project management. I’m Cornelius Fichtner and I’m the lead instructor. And in this short video, I show you how to log in, how to watch your first lesson, where to get your Certificate of Completion and even how to download all the lessons straight to your phone or tablet.
[00:25] Welcome email
After your purchase, you will have received this email here. It includes your username and password. To log in, simply go to the login page link and use the username and password provided. I forgot the login page opened here in the other tab in the other window, and I will be logging in using my demo user right now.
[00:50] Welcome page
After you have successfully logged in, you will see our welcome page and depending on the screen size, it may look a bit full and you’re going to have to scroll a little bit down but the PM Fundamentals course is here on the left-hand side. And this is also where you want to click in order to open the Fundamentals course and read my welcome message to you.
[01:19] Start Course
And now, the most important thing really here on this page is here at the top, right where you will see the “Start” button. Next time you log in by the way, this will say “Resume.” So let’s click on the “Start” button to go to the very first item in the first module.
[01:36] Module 00.00: Welcome
And now you can see that the “Start” button changed. It’s now the “Contents” button. And when you bring that down, you will see all the modules that we have for you in the Fundamentals course.
Each module can be opened by clicking here on that little icon. Open it up, this one right here. And let me show you how to watch your first lesson. Simply open the module you want. Click on the lesson you would like to watch. And now, it’s as easy as clicking the “Play” button and waiting for the video to start. Alright, I’m going to stop this here.
[02:21] L08.02: Plan Quality Management Part 1
Once you are done with watching part 1, the obvious thing to do is clicking on the “Next” button here.
[02:30] Plan Quality Management – Part 2 list
Alright! What you may also have noticed when I opened up Module 8 here is that we have 8.99 Self-Assessment. At the end of each module, we have a PDF document for you with a few self-assessment questions. Well not actually at the end of every module. They are available in Module 5 to Module 13, and then the one from Module 1, 2, 3, and 4 can be found here in Module 4.
And if you open this one up, you will notice that the first question here has an asterisk. That means, this question is a question that comes from Module 1, 2, and 3 and if it doesn’t have an asterisk; that means it is from Module 4, Project Integration Management.
If you would like to get an overview over all the modules and lessons that we have quickly and easily then open up here the Module 00.1, Important Documents and FAQ, and take a look at the module and lesson directory.
[03:39] Lesson Directory Spreadsheet
This is an online Google Spreadsheet and I recommend that you open it up here by clicking and open it up as a spreadsheet in a separate tab because it is quite long here. And here you can see all the lessons that are part of the Fundamentals course. You can now print this, for example, and then highlight the ones that you have watched in green so you have an offline way of keeping track of what you have seen.
[04:09] Certificate of Completion
Once you have watched all the lessons then you are ready to get your Certificate of Completion. The Certificate of Completion can be found in Module 90 where we have the final exam. The final exam is available here and as I say here at the top, the final exam is not that hard if you pay attention in the lessons, I’m pretty sure you’re going to be passing this with flying colors on your first try. And if you don’t pass at first, you can take it as often as you like.
[04:45] Module 90: The Final Exam
Click on “Next.” Read the information about the final exam and then click on “Next” to actually take the exam. The earliest that you can take the final exam is two weeks after your initial enrolment when you get to this page. Before that time, there will be a countdown timer here telling you how much longer you have to wait until the final exam is ready for you.
[05:08] Taking Final Exam
To take the exam, click on “Next.” A question will pop up. Select the answer and click “Next” again.
[05:15] Downloading Lessons
I also promised you in my introduction that I’ll show you how to download all the lessons to your phone or tablet. Let’s once again go back to the content. This is here in “Lesson 13: How do I download and watch the PrepCast on my Android phone or tablet.” If you go here, we have step-by-step instructions on how to do this on your Android phone.
And just to be clear, right now, I’m not on my Android phone so if I would follow these steps right now here on my desktop, obviously, this would not work. I have to go to this page on my Android phone and then follow the steps in order for that to work. But here you go. Here are the instructions for Android and we have the same instructions here for iOS as well for those of you who have an iPhone or an iPad.
Yes, and that’s it! This is the Overview, the quick introduction to the PM Fundamentals course.
If you need any additional help, please click on the logo here at the top left, that will take you back to the welcome page. And now you can see here at the bottom right, the “Support” button. Click the box. Type your question. If there is an article available, you can simply read that article or you can click here and leave us a message and we will help you. We are here to help.
Alright! That’s it. Thank you so much for being a student of the Fundamentals course. Looking forward to having you in the class and until next time.
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