Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between PM QuickStart and PM Now!
PM QuickStart provides student with the essentials to prepare for the CAPM® and PMP® exams. While the content is valuable, students will require additional study materials to pass the exam. On the other hand, PM Now! is a comprehensive solution to preparing for the CAPM® and PMP®. PM QuickStart is a free service, while PM Now! !provides an affordable pricing structure.
How do the Kool Derby products compare to similar products on the market?
The Kool Derby study materials are prepared with the student in mind. The module topics are presented with a video screencast, which is an engaging way to learn. Each module has specific exam-type questions that are presented with a detailed voiceover. The advantage here is that you also learn the important test-taking skills. Remember that the PMI wants you to choose the best answer, and not necessarily the right answer. We teach you how to find the best answer, and this alone makes us unique in the market.
Am I guaranteed to pass the CAPM® or PMP® exam by completing the Kool Derby test-prep program?
While we are confident that our program is effective, there are many factors that affect a student’s performance on the actual exam. On the PMP®, for example, candidates are required to show at least 4,500 hours of work experience leading and directing projects within the past eight (8) years. Therefore, one’s ability to pass the exam is based on several variables. However, we’re confident that our program is aligned with the PMI requirements. In fact, Kool Derby is a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), which means that our content meets the rigorous standards required by the Project Management Institute.
How long does it take for me to be prepared to take the PMP®?
For the most part, students can be ready to sit for the PMP® exam after 30-to-60 days of rigorous studying. However, there are some students who absorb the material quickly, and can test within a few weeks, and there are some students might need 3-to-6 months. The general rule is that students should prepare at least 80 hours.
Is the Kool Derby completely self-paced?
While most of the Kool Derby is self-paced, there are planned live sessions where students can interact with the instructor. For those who cannot attend the live session, the recording is made available.
Who developed the curriculum for PM QuickStart and PM Now!?
Dr. Jimmie Flores designed the curriculum. Dr. Flores has developed multiple courses for corporate clients. These classes include Project Management Essentials, Project Management Intermediate, and PM Now! ! In fact, accredited universities have adopted these courses and provide them to degree-seeking students and professionals who are interested in earning a PMI®credential.
What are the professional certifications of Dr. Flores?
Dr. Flores has earned the following:
- Project Management Professional (PMP)®
- PMI-Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®
- PMI-Scheduling Management Professional (PMI-SP)®
- Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®
- Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundations v3
- CompTIA Security+
- Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®)
- Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR®)
While I have the project management work experience to take the PMP® exam, I still need to brush-up on the essentials. Do you recommend that I take both Project Management Essentials and Project Management Intermediate?
While not required, it is advisable that students first complete the Project Management Essentials and Project Management Intermediate courses. However, this decision is based on your level of project management knowledge. If you can grab the PMBOK® Guide and make sense out of it, the preliminary courses might not be necessary. Kool Derby offers a bundle program for all three classes. For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
How much educational credit do I receive by completing the PM QuickStart and PM Now! classes?
Given Kool Derby is an R.E.P., students will receive 16 hours for PM QuickStart and 40 hour for PM Now! The PMP®requirement for educational experience is 35 hours. For PMP credential holders, our classes qualify for Professional Development Units (PDUs).
Do I need to wait for a particular start date?
Upon registering for a class, students are given immediate access. Remember that PM QuickStart is a free program, which allows you to gain a flavor regarding our format and delivery.
How are the classes delivered?
Kool Derby uses the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS). This system is easy-to-follow and interactive. We have a dedicated tech support team to help you resolve issues as they arise. Each class will have an engaging video lecture, voiceover for exam-style questions, checkpoints, and more. We’ve even added an interactive drag-and-drop feature to learn the Inputs, Tools & Techniques, and Outputs.