Cheetah Exam Prep
for the PMP®
Here to Read one Cheetah Alumni's day by day story of taking the Cheetah PMP
Exam Prep course
“If you had
charged me $10,000 for this, I would have been happy to pay it. This was the
best course I ever took. PERIOD.” -
PMP, Project Manager – Jade Kat Project Management Inc. (Ottawa, Canada)
looking at many different providers, and decided to go with Cheetah Learning because the company was founded by a rocket scientist. They better know how to do Project Management!
I'm glad I made the choice, because now I'm a PMP!” -
PMP, Project Manager
note to let you know I passed the PMP exam with an 84%! I cannot imagine
being able to study for and pass the PMP exam in so short a time were it not
for your class. I seriously doubted whether the information required to pass
the PMP exam could be covered and digested in only four days. I reasoned,
however, that since you offer a money-back guarantee, there was little risk
in taking a chance. It was so much easier to buy knowing that it was only a
week out of my life, and if I didn’t pass, I would get all of my money back.
The real proof of your class was that I passed the test and with an 84%, no
less. I was impressed with your system, your instructors and with the
results. It was results that I paid for, and it was results that your class
delivered. I will be recommending your class to every project manager I
PMP, CEO, Clickguide Inc.
even two weeks after receiving my PMP certification, I got a job offer! They
were looking for a PM consultant with PMI certification and that’s the only
reason I got the interview! So, I start a 20-month contract with Blue
Cross/Blue Shield right here in Denver on Monday. The pay is good, and they’re
thrilled they’re getting [someone with] a PMP certification. (It was a
30-minute phone interview, and I got an offer the next day – not even a
face-to-face meeting, unheard of in this job market!) I want to thank you for
all your help and support. I’m convinced that I’d be in the same place I was a
month ago (no job and no prospects) if it weren’t for your class!! Kudos to
you and your team!” -
PMP – Project Manager
finally took the Cheetah class with Vikram Bala and am now a PMP. Going in the
class, I was convinced I would not pass due to the huge amount of personal
stress I am in -dealing with a possible separation and custody issues. Mr. Bala
was an outstanding coach who was able to get me focused and motivated. Hats off
to your program. The next training class I take will be with Cheetah!” -
was expecting an intense experience and was not disappointed. It is very obvious
Paul Michio is a PMI/PMP expert and his concern for his students and passion for
the topic matches his expertise.” - New PMP
instructor, Jeff Allen, was in a word, AWESOME! Wow, what a great teacher. His
passion for the subject matter was evident. I could tell he loves what he does.
Jeff interacted with the class very well and did a great job of "controlling"
the class. He was very professional in everything he did, including handling
questions from people, and his willingness to listen and provide constructive
criticism, helpful hints, or advice. Jeff created and maintained an environment
that was conducive to learning. I felt like Jeff cared about each and every one
of us, and he truly wanted to see each of us succeed and pass the exam, and that
is huge. I appreciate that."
Cheetah Exam Prep for the PMP®
“As a voice-communications consultant for a major
telecommunications consulting organization, project management
skills are critical. In today’s environment, clients demand
highly qualified consultants with PMP certification
credentials. Cheetah Learning’s Online PMP Exam Prep course
provided the tools necessary to help me pass the PMP exam on
my first try. With the course focus on the essential and most
frequently tested areas of project management, I was able to
maximize study efforts while working in a timeframe compatible
with my busy schedule. Thank you, Cheetah!” -
PMP, Partner Consulting
“I think the four-week prep course is very well done; the
Webinars are great, combined with the mind mapping and
practice tests. Integrating that with the instructor support
and feedback – it’s a great online course. It kept me moving
along, and it was easy to do small chunks of content when
you had a little time. Thanks again for helping me learn and
prepare! I learned a ton!” -
are doing an outstanding job ... keep doing what you are doing.”
I really like these on-line classes. I can travel quite a bit and it can be
difficult to make local PMI meetings or attend local classes. As you know, it is
very important to keep the PDU’s in order to retain PMP status. I know some PM’s
who end up rushing to take classes to remain current…..” -
was already scheduled to take the PMP exam after failing it once,
already. The test date was approaching very quickly and I was not
feeling 100% confident that I was ready. To complicate matters, I had
just accepted a job that required a PMP Certification, and they hired me
knowing that I was already in the process of taking the test, but it was
imperative that I pass. This added a lot of stress to my study
strategies and my anxiety was high.
I called Cheetah Learning at a time that most organizations were
on holiday leave. It was not a major holiday, but the day after and I
did not expect a response until the following week. Needless to say, I
was surprised to hear back from Rita at Cheetah Learning just a couple
of hours later. I was even more pleased at the customer service I
received from Rita. She listened to my dilemma and genuinely expressed
care and concern on my behalf. We discussed options that Cheetah
Learning could provide, and I decided to go forth with training. I
wouldn’t have the time to spread the class out in its entirety, but
could work with the materials at my own pace, and I would have a live
instructor to monitor my progress and assist in areas where I needed a
Despite some delays in starting the class, Rita and her team
pulled together to help and assist in every way they could. When I
finally started the class, I was able to hit the ground running because
of the Cheetah team preparations.
I swiftly made it through the class, learned MANY topics and
materials that were new to me, and PASSED THE TEST!
I can say with confidence that Cheetah Learning, and the
strategies they teach, helped me pass this test!! Thank you, Rita, and
the rest of the team at Cheetah Learning!!!" - T. Gibson, PMP, Program
PM Strength Builder
“I really liked
the feedback about how to improve my PM skills by strengthening the areas of my
style that are not as robust as other areas – in other words, to create PM
improvement by self-improvement.” -
“I was a bit
surprised by the content of the course as it was more personalized to me than
I anticipated.” -
appreciated the nice comments from Linda and the ideas she shared in following
up on my final assignments. She gave me some good ideas that I can start using
happy with this course.” -
course was far more stimulating than I anticipated when I registered. Thanks!”
done two online courses late this year to complete my 60 PDUs, the other from a
well known provider, and this course was much better ... I actually got
something out of it, rather than just spending the time going through the
motions. Thanks.” -
Cheetah Project Management
“Barb did an
excellent job of communicating and provided feedback that helped me make
better use of the class. I was glad to see that this was not a
canned-response, online course.” -
truly believe in order for a person to be an effective project manager they must
have the ability to execute the plan...training modules which teach the
discipline behind executing and staying on task will be beneficial. I enjoyed
this class!!!” -
really enjoyed this online class. You have successfully squashed my previous
opinion of online courses.” -
very pleased with the responses from the course instructor and the timely manner
in which they were completed.” -
Michelle. This class is really outstanding. I appreciate the collection of
material that was absolutely new and extremely helpful to me – the thinking
hats, the 6 influences, the negotiation tactics, the permission-based
questions. And by the way, this Cheetah course helped me to achieve something
that I failed in my summer PMP exam prep class: I completely gave up coffee
and caffeinated sodas more than a month ago. Although the placebo effect of
high-protein nutrition bars wore off quickly, giving up the major source of
caffeine did make a big difference for me." -
a good effective course with lots of valuable information.." - B. M.
activities within each module were both challenging and enlightening,
providing me with the opportunity to explore different options as I progressed
through the exercises." -
- you guys are good!" -
well structured course. The forms and documents to be completed before a
negotiation will come in very handy and will be beneficial in future
negotiations. Thank you!" -
course puts you in total control of the the negotiation processes. If you follow
all of the modules you will reach the best possible outcome for all."
- T. S.
taken a couple of Negotiations classes before, but this one was completely
different. The assignments were totally applicable to real-life situations - it
wasn’t theory. I must say that I enjoyed and learned a lot from every module in
was such a great class – especially that I am in the middle of tough
negotiations for (my current project). The good news is that we will probably
get what we need to make the project a success! I am going to talk about
highlights of the class with my team at my next staff meeting. There were was
so much practical and ready to use advice in the program."
took the “Cheetah Negotiations” class during a very turbulent time in a
business partnership. I was working with someone very difficult, but we HAD
to work together or the partnership would have to dissolve. By using the
techniques I learned, I was able to successfully negotiate so that we both
got what we needed monetarily and validation-wise from the partnership."
thanks goes out to Michelle and her staff for offering this course to me,
particularly at this present time. I find not only the material, the staff and
structure at Cheetah one of utmost Professionalism but a company in tune with
the PMPs needs. You can be sure that I will be one of your biggest promoters
that Cheetah Project Management will ever have. Much thanks to all of you!!!!" -
course. I love the application orientation (as opposed to abstract theory,
"GI/GO". Thank you very much. I have already begun changes to my thinking and my
liked the 'be strong' module. It helped to motivate me out of a seemingly
Other topics you'd like to see in a course?: 'Dealing with difficult people with
a new twist.'
Other Comments?: 'Very professional training material. It was well worth the
course was one of the best learning experiences I've had in a long time. I wish
everyone knew about this course and would take it - what a great place life
would be! Thanks Cheetah!"
conceptual and insightful. I'd recommend this to several members of my team."
had no idea when I registered that this class was about project turnaround --
and the project was me. But I absolutely LOVED this course. Learned a lot and am
motivated with a new approach!"
"It helped me understand what I had, and what I had not been doing with it!"
"This course has really re-energized me – I am very excited about my
future possibilities. It also taught me to work through a dream with rational
analysis until it is “the plan”, not a dream."
"Great class and has powered a turnaround!"
Communicating Through Conflict
enjoyed putting the techniques learned in “Communicating Through Conflict” to
use in my daily interactions with customers, project staff, and my kids.
Whether you are a project manager or a parent, it’s the most valuable piece of
knowledge in the world, to understand how to deal with difficult people in
difficult situations. These lessons really do give you the skills you need to
turn bad situations into productive ones. And the advantage of an online
offering means nobody has to struggle without me for long periods of time.
Thanks, Cheetah!” -
enjoyed the interaction with Leslie - she did an excellent job helping with the
lessons and giving encouragement.” -
never done an online course before and I think this one had great value. Iv
heard of other online seminars that people really disliked but this one being
self paced worked perfectly for me. In spite of a major change in my work load
since starting the course I was able to complete on time by having the ability
to focus on my job when I needed to and then get back to the course.” -
for PM's to enhance their communication skills.” -
found that I was focusing practicing the techniques in work situations, but not
at home and with friends. I have started embracing them in those situations (as
seen in my exercises) and they work great! They even work on a 13 year old
girl! I will also use the techniques in coaching and mentoring my team to help
them navigate difficult situations.
learned quite a bit. I come across a few very difficult people on a regular
basis. Before using the techniques, I dreaded the conversations, especially
those when I knew I was delivering bad news. By using the techniques, these
conversations have been much easier, greatly reducing my stress level before
having the meetings." -
colleague was quite surprised as to how positively people seemed to react to the
techniques. With many organizations in a major state of change, so many of the
managers that I deal with need to assert their values and opinions on how things
should fall out. Many disagreements have come out of this state of change.
However, when we started using the techniques in meetings where we needed
multiple parties to come to agreement, it worked very well to keep the meeting
stream moving without a lot of disruption or agreement…and…this all happened
WHILE taking the course!"
"...The purpose of taking this class is to gain experience and a
certification toward a career in project management, but the exercises that I
have learned in this particular course have already been applied in other
aspects of the life. I have been able to work out compromises with my teenage
daughter, taken part in group discussions that involved sensitive issues, and I
have been able to keep a friendship more "friendly" because of these simple but
effective exercises. Obviously anything learned with the purpose of improving
business relations can be used in other relationships as well...." -
Project Portfolio Management
“Barb did an
excellent job of assembling a no nonsense yet comprehensive set of documents
and straight forward processes that allow any firm to get their Project
Portfolio management up and running in weeks. I found this approach leverages
the strength of the PMBOK with precision. The process was quickly adopted by
my company.” -
was very timely with feedback. Very much enjoyed the online learning experience,
material, etc.” -
& instructor. Cheetah customer service is top of the line!” -
and the instructor (Kelly) was very proactive and gave excellent guidance.”
very well organized and followed a logical flow that I was able to apply to my
current job.” -
Enterprise Project Management
"The proposal that I gave to
my senior vice president was approved! I go to Europe in two weeks to begin
work on implementation as he wants me to start right away! Just HAD to send to
you, and thought you might be interested in seeing it, and of course, I am
proud of the work. I wanted you to see that I actually learned something!
(smile) Thanks." -
"Enjoyed it more than I
thought I would.." -
"Great course. I really
enjoy the programs Cheetah has to offer." -
"I would like to thank
Barbara for always responding promptly and accurately to my e-mails and giving
me the necessary motivation to keep going. I hope I can do another course for
the next set of PDU's. Thanks Barb." -
"Thanks for making 35
PDU's so convenient!" -
Building Your Consulting Practice
“I can truly
say that Cheetah Learning’s “Building Your Consulting Practice” course has
been transformational for me. I took the course on a whim, not really
committed to the idea of starting my own business, and came out the other end
with a fledgling business and three clients! The instructor was engaging,
responsive and made sure I got value from the course by making me work
through, rather than skate past, the hard parts.” -
Helped me to gain better focus and understanding on what part of my business to
Peter was very helpful, encouraging and supportive. He did an excellent job..”
“I am so
impressed by the whole company. I never ran into a snag or hitch and everyone
made the whole experience great. I've learned so much that I'm truly looking
forward to my next class with you. Thank you.”
entire course was very valuable. However, the instructor feedback exceeds the
general course value."
On Par Project Management
“Great course. I will
remember taking this one for many years to come. It really made taking a
Project Management course more than just fun – I looked forward to it! The
instructor was wonderful." -
“Chris, was an amazing
guide on the PM process and an expert. So to review it again with good resource,
made a big difference. Great instructor!!!" -
the course. Many thanks to my Instructor." -
“I really enjoyed the
course. My golf game has improved were I won two tournaments while doing the
course (that itself says volumes). My PM skills have been reinforced or
relearned. I have learned other valuable skills like meetings, communications,
and schedule, cost, and effort tracking with MS project. I would highly
recommend this course to all my golfing PMP colleagues." -
“Outstanding course. I
significantly underestimated the amount of my time that the course would
require. In my mind, that is a true measure of a good course. It combined the
enjoyment of playing golf with the challenges of successfully running a project.
Well done Cheetah!" -
PM Scorecard - Making Meaningful PM Performance
"Overall an excellent
course. Promoting the use of metrics in managing projects will enhance the PM
"Several of the
exercises were very good. They made me think more about the perspectives of
people in different roles - the stakeholder, customers, team members, etc.. Plus
the emphasis on measuring Project Management performance was good - our current
form is long and we don't do it consistently." -
"Made my look into the
tools that my company offered and found a great deal more then I thought I had.
It also made me look at how I was running some of projects and see where
improvements are needed." -
performance is an excellent topic. I do not recall seeing many courses on this
topic. How a PM performs and measures performance is key to my organization, and
I will be able to carry forward in mentoring others in good surveys, useful
measures, and how to better demonstrate improvements from the feedback."
Project Home Improvement
"Actual use of actual PM
tools and techniques on a short-term project with almost instantaneous
feedback on your inputs to Cheetah Learning." -
"Since my latest
promotion, I no longer work as a project manager. My duties are more managerial
than project oriented. However, I continue to use project management techniques
in my daily duties. This course provided me the opportunity to re-visit the
entire PMBOK process which is very helpful." -
"It was a fun way to
refresh my project mgmt knowledge. In my experience, if you can make learning
fun it will stick with you for a long time." -
"Jean was very
courteous and "kind" with her comments. I could definitely read into her
comments where I needed to improve. Thank you, Jean." -
"Great course. I
consider myself a veteran project manager but I learned some very basic concepts
from this course that I can apply in my projects today." -
"This was a fun course
and I learned a lot. being self-paced was a benefit while juggling work and
family life." -
"This was a great
course that I've already begun recommending to colleagues and friends." -
Project Risk Management
was an excellent learning experience. It was the 'catalyst' to carefully
review my company's policies & procedures (again). It has certainly defined
areas where I can personally & professionally improve. And John’s feedback was
both quick and insightful."
"The online course and
web access was well-designed. Uploading assignments was reliable and worked
well. John was very responsive and answered all my questions. The tests reminded
me of the PMP exam and kept me focused." -
Extremely rapid assignment feedback." -
"Barb was fantastic. I
struggled with the first module because I did not understand the expectations of
the course. Barb helped me understand expectations and kept me on track. I
appreciated her feedback and could tell she was reviewing the materials I
"Barb was awesome. I am
going to enroll in another course very soon!" -
Virtual Project Teams
"This course, in my case, achieved all objectives and, I believe, one
greater deliverable: one more experience on my self-educational learning
It was a great experience, and I just can say thanks to my instructor Jean
Steinmetz, PMP, and wish more students believe as I do.
And one more thing:
Lots of persons just forget to read books, due to new Internet and other
technologies. I experienced much better learning results when alone, after
all daily mind crow, in the evening, I took the book, and in silence read
and learned about other persons experiences.
Combination of directed and objective-oriented courses and willingly chosen
experience taken independently can result in GREAT FUEL.
again, thanks to Jean and all of Cheetah (in my case VIRTUAL
"In my opinion the most
valuable part of the course is applying a complete, concise and easy to
use project management methodology (via the templates) to a personal
project. Many times in professional endeavors a reduced set of
documentation is used, and thus only a partial project management
methodology is implemented. This course was a nice reminder of using a
complete methodology and how to document as such.
"Jean is a very smart,
personable, and supportive instructor. Considering how much I have
going in my life and that my original schedule for this class was
compromised due to a few unforeseen "curveballs", I really appreciated
Jeans positive attitude, understanding, and support in keeping me moving
until I completed the course. Jean is awesome!" - A. H.
"Checking in my
homework was effective as a tool to apply the material and receive
feedback." - B. D.
PM Of Weight Loss SmartStart
"Using a real life situation for the project was
great and helped me toward achieving a personal goal.
"My instructor, Jean, was very helpful - I hope to
have her as an instructor again! I will definitely sign up for more
Cheetah courses. Some (courses) similar to this would be great." -
was most valuable? Applying PM skills to everyday life." -
"Enjoyed the effort and it help me
focus and succeed with my weight loss." -
"It was my first re-certification course
with Cheetah and I really enjoyed doing it. The instructor comments were
engaging and to the point." -
PM Certificate for Government IT Professionals
"Kelly's insight was very valuable and help
me understand the course expectations."
- C. S.
liked the streamlined project management documents (project agreement,...). I
often find the documentation that various organizations come up with is too
cumbersome. I think the more straightforward the documents, the better they work
for communication." -
"Good class overall, good feedback from the
instructor, very happy with the results." -
PM Certificate for IT Professionals
"Easy to understand course material and clear
and precise feedback from Instructors."
- N. G.
"I really enjoyed the course. Thank you
Kelly and Cheetah!."
"Kelly was a great instructor. Very
responsive, very flexible and very helpful. I feel that I couldn't
have completed the course without her. Thank you Kelly for a great
learning experience! And Thank you Cheetah for a great online course.
I will definitely come to cheetah for future PM development needs;
and will refer friends as often as I can." -
Cheetah Action Project (aka CHAP)
"Jean is a very smart, personable, and
supportive instructor. Considering how much I have going in my life
and that my original schedule for this class was compromised due to
a few unforeseen "curveballs", I really appreciated Jeans positive
attitude, understanding, and support in keeping me moving until I
completed the course. Jean is awesome!"
"I really think that the course outline and
assignments are well thought out and quite relevant to, at least, what I do in
my daily work. Templates are easily managed and customized. I recommend Cheetah
Action Project to all PM professionals." -
"Jean was excellent. She answered every call,
reviewed work assignments and gave prompt feedback for every
submission. It was like she was in the office down the hall. I wish
I could get my remote workers to give their customers that kind of
presence. I will recommend this course to others for two reasons,
course content, and quality service." -
"I accomplished what I set out to and Cheetah
made it possible for me to improve my life while at the same time
earn my 60 PDU's." -
"Jean was an exceptional instructor and gave
me timely and consistent encouragement." -
"Cheetah really does a great job in
delivering meaningful content and feedback in an electronic format."
have had excellent experiences with Cheetah Learning. I will continue my
education with this organization."
"Since our company uses very few forms, this
course went quite fast for me. I can see how it would be much more
effective for a larger organization with more existing
processes/procedures." - D. P.
"The output will be super for me going
"This was a super course! Thank you!"
"I appreciate the PM tools/steps given.
Thanks Team Cheetah for creating them." -
"Very good course. Opened my eyes on how to
manage my cash flow." - C. P.
"Doing this course was an
excellent experience. This is truly life changing stuff. Thanks Cheetah
Learning, a million thanks." -
"Developing a project plan for one of my long
held dreams really makes it seem attainable." - G. B.
"Great course!" -
think this course should be required for all high school students in
the US. The fundamentals taught are critical to life success. I've
done many of these activities on my own before the course but having
them packaged this way made it easier to build up on my learning. I
wish I had taken this course about 5 years ago. I would have gotten
these concepts learned a lot faster!"
Sales and Marketing
"Great concept and very helpful instructor.
The on-line system allows you to work at your pace and when you have
the time." - D. H.
"Obtained a better appreciation for the
sales and marketing lifecycle." -
"The entire structure of the course allowed
me to tailor the activities to address actual on-going work issues.
The course in its entirety is of great value to anyone in marketing."
Fundamentals of Accelerated Learning
through the course has been a very rewarding and exciting
journey. The AL course has brought together the foundational
principles into a cohesive whole. It enabled me to acquire the
necessary knowledge and skills to integrate the core elements of
AL design and implement them in real life. " - V. B., PMP
Cheetah Family Office
"The act of forcing reflection on activities
was also a good reminder about how beneficial this process is."
"I am better organized with my
personal/business information." - L. L.
"Honestly the entire course was valuable. It
motivated me to tackle a long overdue project and it helped me
realize that I should apply my project mgmt skills to more personal
activities!" - B. C.
"This course was fabulous in that it had me
apply project management principles in a tangible way and accomplish
a personal goal." - M. O.
"It was fun and at the end of the course it provided me
with not just learning but also a Family Office. Great course."
liked the course, It not only helped me with the phases of a
project, but I have peace of mind that my personal documents are
organized and easily accessible."
type of course is structured in a way where you learn the
concepts as well as end up with a personally useful home office
when you take a class, it also helps you personally. This was
definitely the case when I took “Cheetah Family Office Set-up”!
I was surprised at how much it helped me to gain control over my
personal and previous work affairs and opened dialogue between
me and my family members. It got me on a track for continued
success and is still being used!"
- Amy E.
PM of Pet Care Smart Start
"Most valuable? Further structuring and
organizing our project efforts in Pet Care." - J. P.
you so much for all your great comments and encouragement on my
PM of Pet Care class. With the PDU's I earned on that course my
PMI requirements were met and I was able to renew my PMP
credential. I originally considered the pet care exercises,
primarily, as a way to ensure that my son understood the
responsibility of caring for a dog, but I have to tell you that
the PM of Pet Care class that we all participated in has
prepared us for this puppy far more than I could have imagined
or hoped." -
L. C, PMP
Selling PM to Senior Executives
"Well worth the time." - R. T.
"Once again your course has been reasonably
priced and easy to understand and complete. Barb is great to work
with." - B. B.
"If I'm in the position to influence
increasing the focus on PM in our organization, this material will
be helpful." - A. I.
"Most Valuable? Better understanding as to
how executives need to understand the impact of project management."
- L. C.
Earned Value Analysis
"Everything was very good." -
2-PDU of the Month Club
"The activities and templates were the most
valuable part of the course." - B. O.
"Great reminder of how critical lessons learned are for
future projects." - L. K.
"I LOVE being able to do all of this online
after putting the kids to bed! Helps me get the training in and
doesn't take away from my family time! NICE WORK WITH THIS PROGRAM!"
- M. S.
"I liked the Closing Process checklist. I can
use this on my current and future projects." - D. L.
"The templates that were provided are great.
I plan to use them with all my projects. I particularly like the
Project Archives Report - it is easier to complete and follow than
the forms I've previously used." - M. M."
"Many of the template
deliverables provided great insight to alternative
perspectives; The ability to get away from actual
work-driven constraints and be afforded the ability to do
things by-the-book in a back-to-basics manner…I’ve had the
pleasure of taking prior courseware and engaged Jean before
- she's awesome. - Responsive, professional and motivating.
I look forward to engaging her on subsequent courses." -
"I learned how to speed up an
otherwise cumbersome process for planning and managing a
Influence Strategies for Project
"This course can be used in
all areas of life, and the research was fascinating"
- K. M.
"Thank you, the activities in
this class are ones that I will repeat over and over again"
- B. M.
"This was truly a life changing course for me.
Great book and well executed online class!"
"Huge life lessons that I will continue to
build upon and use. Great life skills!!"
- K. B., PMP
"Empowered me personally."