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PMI-SP® Course Details

PMP Mentored Email - Self-paced distance education courses.

What is Mentored Email™?

Distance2.jpgMosaic's Mentored Email™ training delivery is a self-paced, distance training option. Priced at AU$560 (plus GST for Australian residents only), our PMI-SP course is designed as a cost effective, 'low overhead' delivery option for internet based training. Our email downloads can be received on most PDAs, Blackberries, etc (and work equally well on slower 'dial up' internet connections). All that's required is a PDF reader and Excel. Alternatively, the coursework can be printed for reading on the train, during lunch breaks etc. Once you have downloaded the email, there's no need to stay connected to the internet. 

As a PMI approved Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) Mosaic's PMI-SP Mentored Email™ training course is quality checked, and pre-approved by PMI; our training certificate issued on completion of your course is automatically accepted by PMI as proof of you having completed the 40 Hrs of training required to be eligible to apply for your PMI-SP exam.

You are invited to sign up for Module 1 free of charge just complete the booking form - we send the module 'on approval' - if you like the materials, pay the invoice and keep going; if you don't think it's appropriate for you just let us know and we cancel the course (there's no cost to you).




Mentored Email™ Learning Format 

The Mentored Email™ format is ideal for you if your preferred learning style is built around guided self-study using a combination of linguistic and logical learning styles similar to those needed to interpret the PMI-SP examination questions.

If you are a visual learner (ie, you prefer watching presenters via webinars and video clips as your primary source of information), we recommend RMC’s courses for PMP and CAPM (unfortunately we have not found a course to recommend for PMI-SP).  Naturally, our course materials and references contain numerous images to graphically explain concepts, but we recognise this is not the same as 35 to 40 hours of high-quality video.

Unfortunately, the only way to provide the ideal learning situation for social learners is in a classroom setting. In our hometown, Melbourne - Australia, we support and recommend the PMI Melbourne Chapter’s courses:

If there are no classroom courses near to you, the unique aspect of our Mentored Email™ approach is the ‘mentored’ element of the course. While we can never fully replicate the classroom experience all trainees are actively encouraged to ask questions and debate issues either by email (probably best for technical stuff) or by telephone / Skype – we can usually work around time differences. There are no limits placed on the number of questions you ask, partly because we are focused on making your exam a success and partly because in many cases answering your question provides materials to enhance our course materials.


Mentored Email™ Course Structure?

Course & Module Structure

The information needed to pass your PMI-SP examination is provided in 12 modules (see more on the module contents). Each module includes the delivery of reference materials, followed by test questions and feedback on the answers provided. The three components of each module are designed to work together to reinforce the student's learning. As the course progresses, questions test the student's knowledge of previous modules as well as the current one.

Regular feedback is provided to each trainee showing their overall score and their score against each of the topics. This helps highlight areas of strength and areas needing more study. Mosaic's email based support service is available to help trainees with any questions they may have and to provide additional guidance as needed.

The course materials build into a comprehensive manual for revision and future reference. As part of the course fees, Mosaic provides a complete index system and, within Australia, binders for storing the printouts from each module, and we guarantee to keep working with you until you pass the examination.


Typical Module Structure 

Most people average around 3 Hrs per standard module, some need longer and there are two 'double modules' in this course. Each module includes:

  • Topic reading and Questions emailed to the trainee. The reading will include references to the referenced texts (our course uses 3 books - see more), other freely available information and extensive proprietary information from Mosaic’s resources. Reading time should be 1 to 2 hours. 
  • A range of questions in the same format as the PMI examination. The majority of questions will relate to the current topic, some will be revision of previous topics. Trainees should attempt to answer all questions in approximately 20 minutes. 
  • Trainee provides answers. Answers are emailed to your mentor and are checked for accuracy. Evaluation emailed to the trainee. Your Mentor provides feedback on the answers (both why answers are correct and why answers are wrong), a comprehensive scoring report measuring your overall progress and performance against each of the exam topics covered in the course. 
  • Where required, additional reference materials are recommended or provided to the trainee. Review time should be approximately 1 hour. 

The next module is normally forwarded shortly after the current module is returned. Trainees wishing to fast-track their training typically receive modules on a pre-agreed schedule; it is possible to complete the course in a week if needed.

Individual students will complete the whole course using this delivery option, in their own time and at their preferred pace of working. Where groups of people can be organised (eg via a PMI Chapter or within a business), we can work with the group to facilitate a shared learning experience. See more on the course contents and structure).

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We focus on questions!

Passing your examination requires skill in answering PMI's multiple choice questions! The Mentored Email™ process provides access to approximately 320 questions during the course. Each question is returned with a complete answer, by reviewing the answers, trainees learn why some options are correct and why others are wrong. Mosaic's scoring matrix lets each trainee know the topics needing more work and where they are comfortably on track for a pass. If these questions are not sufficient, we have extra questions if needed. See more on how questions help the learning process.


Key Deliverables

Students will acquire the necessary knowledge and understanding required to successfully pass their PMP examination first-time.

Mosaic's courses are specifically designed to equip trainees with the necessary skills and knowledge to pass a difficult, multi-choice examination, most people also acquire significant useful project management knowledge to apply in the workplace (see more on our approach to course design). The course framework is based on the PMI-SP Examination Specification, key references from the PMI list of recommended reading materials and the student's own pre-existing knowledge and experience (see more on the course contents and structure).  The course will:

  • Assist appropriately experienced schedulers to achieve their PMI-SP accreditation
  • Assist with obtaining PMI membership. 
  • Assist with registering to take the PMI-SP examination. 
  • Assist with assessing and completing the experience section of the examination application. 
  • Provide 40 hours of accredited project scheduling training required to apply for the examination (which is also 40 PDUs towards any other PMI credential you hold - see more). 
  • Provide a framework of information by way of references and proprietary materials to allow trainees to acquire the PMI specific knowledge required to pass the examination. 
  • Provide a structured framework to test trainees’ knowledge on a progressive basis against PMI examination standards - you will answer hundreds of exam-style questions! 
  • Provide an examination specific focus to the training (ie how to pass the examination the PMI way!!).Certificate.jpg 
  • Provide one-on-one feedback regarding performance in each knowledge area to allow trainees to focus on
    areas requiring improvement. 
  • A certificate of completion posted anywhere in the world. 
  • Provide on-going support through to you successfully passing the examination.

Book your course!

Sign up for Module 1 free of charge - we send the module 'on approval' - if you like the materials, pay the invoice and keep going; if you don't think it's appropriate for you just let us know and we cancel the course (there's no risk, and no cost to you). Book now!