ADV Consultants becomes R.E.P

Advantage Consulting (DBA ADV Consultants) Approved as Registered Education Provider by Project Management Institute

Chantilly, VA, Loudoun County – 1/18/2019 – ADV Consultants today announces that the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s largest project management member association, has named it as a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) effective 1/9/2019.  R.E.P.s are organizations that have been approved by PMI to help project managers achieve and maintain the Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Program Management Professional (PgMP)® and other PMI professional credentials. These organizations have met PMI’s rigorous quality criteria for course content, instructor qualification, and instructional design.

Project managers are increasingly turning to R.E.P.s for certification training and maintenance, especially since global median salaries for the profession now exceed $81,000 (USD). Thus, making it even more essential to provide high-quality training to students in the modality best suited for their professional and personal life.

ADV Consultants joins more than 1,500 R.E.P.s in more than 80 countries. These organizations include commercial training providers, academic institutions, and corporate training departments within corporations and government agencies.

About ADV Consultants

ADV Consultant is a professional Project Management Consulting and training firm with experience in the specialized area of assisting organizations and individual to improve their practice of project, program and portfolio management in the Washington, DC area. Visit us at

About the Project Management Institute (PMI)
Project Management Institute is the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program, and portfolio management profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education, and research. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities.

Visit us at, and on Twitter @PMInstitute.

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Press Release – Jan 2019

Hot off the Press!

For years of teaching the project management professional training classes, we decided that we needed to develop an app that would be a first stop shop for all PMP ® and CAPM exam material. The app is made to supplement your exam preparation, and covers, process groups, Knowledge Areas, Formulas, ITTO’s, Network Diagram, 200 Exam Prep Questions, Confusing Terms. The app also includes a set of 100 flashcards and the best part is that you can “Ask A PMP® Instructor,” any questions you like.

Thank you, everyone, for your support along the way! The App is NOW available on iTunes for both iPhone and iPad and Google Play for Android phones.

Mariam Azam & Mahjooba Bianchi
Your PMP® Instructors
ADV Consultants
“Always delivering Value.”
**All content within the app is based on the PMBOK® guide 6th Edition


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Do I qualify for the PMP Certification?

Do you have a Bachelor’s Degree?

Yes -> Then you need 4500 hours of leading and directing projects to qualify. The experience needs to be in the past 8 years. + 35 hours of PMP training program

No -> Then you need 7500 hours leading and directing projects to qualify for the certification. + 35 hours of PMP training program

Not Sure -> Then you can qualify for the CAPM certificate which is a stepping stone to the PMP certification. + 35 hours of PMP training program

Read more on the CAPM:

Track Project Hours for PMI Application

Why do I have to complete the PM experience excel spreadsheet?

  • The purpose of the spreadsheet is to understand and calculate your project hours

Do I have to complete the PM Experience spreadsheet?

  • No, but it will make it easier when you apply for PMP Certification through PMI. All of your project information will be in one place.

Who can help me with answering questions regarding the PM experience spreadsheet?

  • Also see below (Things to consider when applying for the PMI Application) on how to complete the excel sheet. If you still have questions, Please

Read things to consider when applying for the PMI Application.

Important Links and Resources

APPLY for the PMP Link to PMI

Exam Content outline

PMI Handbook

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30 Day PMP Study Calendar

The goal of the 30 Day PMP Study Calendar is to provide you with daily study goals and readiness assessment to help you pass the exam on the first try. Our goal is to ensure you have the resources needed to successfully prepare for the exam. We hope that the study calendar helps you on your journey to becoming a certified project manager.

Click below for the word version of the template:

30 Day Study Calendar – PMP & CAPM


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“How do I Pass the PMP Exam?”

“How do I pass the PMP Exam?”

As PMP instructors, we provide our students with the best practices and instructional support to pass the exam the first time around. However, is that enough? Not all my students pass the exam the first time around, and it is not because they did not study. They simply needed to know HOW to study for the PMP Exam. As Rita Mulcahy, the guru of Project Management, states, “To pass the exam, you must be able to score well on questions that address what to do when the work is ongoing, assuming you have properly planned the project! You must, therefore, know what to do during Executing and Monitoring and Controlling.” ADV Consultants, we have created a winning strategy for passing the PMP exam.

Here is our 4-Step Guideline:

Pre-Class Preparation

  • Find a Training Center that is PMI-approved. (Intellectual Point is a PMI-approved training center)
  • Get to know your PMP Instructor and email that Instructor prior to class to get feedback about how to best prepare for the class.
  • Obtain class materials in advance (Most places would want the class to be fully paid up before the class material can be provided.)
  • Read the PMBOK 6th Edition – cover to cover!
  • Understand Project Management the PMI way!

During Class Preparation

  • Get to know your peers and exchange Email addresses. It is best to have a support system while going through the PMP certification process.
  • Bring at least Two pencils, one highlighter, and a notepad to class (We provide these supplies for our students)
  • Bring a big bottle of water to class – hydration is good for the brain cells!
  • After each chapter is taught, take the quiz and understand why you responded correctly to some questions and incorrectly to other questions.
  • At this POINT, don’t try to memorize too much. UNDERSTAND the Project Management Framework.

Post Class Preparation

  • Congratulate yourself for getting through 5 days of intense learning!
  • Create a 30-day Study Calendar for yourself: (We have created one for you here)
  • At the end of each study week, take a full 200-question exam (We have a 1,000-Question Bank that comes with the class).
  • If you have an 85% correct score by the 3rd and 4th practice exams, you are READY to take the PMP Exam!

 Exam Day

  • Take a deep breath!
  • Be confident that you have done everything to prepare for this day

PMP® Coach – Mobile App Coming Soon!

The PMP® Coach app is a PMP/CAPM Study guide in your pocket. Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2017. The mobile app will supplement your exam preparation and covers, process groups, Knowledge Areas, Formulas, ITTO’s, Network Diagram, 200 Exam Prep Questions, Confusing Terms, A set of 100 flashcards and the best part is that you can “Ask A PMP Instructor,” any questions you like. The app is available on iTunes
for both iPhone and iPad and Android.

Category: EZPmPComments: 0Post Date: August 30, 2018