Prepare for the PMP

Certification Exam- Frederick, MD

Learn From PMP® Instructors

Get ready with our PMI®-approved instructors. Our instructors are trained to teach the official PMI® Project Management Professional (PMP®) prep course material through the PMI® Authorized Training Partner Program (ATP). Our facilitators are experienced Program and Project Managers, ready to guide and answer your questions with real-world examples to help you pass the exam the first time!

This bootcamp style virtual instructor-led training (VILT) course is targeted for those participating in and leading projects.

What You’ll Learn

✅ Create a high-performing, empowered team and stakeholders
✅ Establish project goals and scope
✅ Determine appropriate project methodology and practices
✅ Integrate project planning activities
✅ Plan and manage the quality of projects and deliverables
✅ Identify and manage project risks and issues
✅ Keep the team on track to enable project success
✅ Plus more!

Who Should Enroll

Edwards PMP® Prep Bootcamp is designed for entry/mid-level project managers or individuals looking to enhance their knowledge and skills in the field. Students will gain insight into the structure, grading system, and study strategies required for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Exam. 

Is a PMP® worth it?


The PMP® delivers value far into your career. It’s worth the time, money, and investment. The median salary for PMPs® in the U.S. is 25% higher, according to PMI’s most recent Project Management Salary Survey.

International Standard

PMI-PMP® standards are developed and approved using a consensus-based process; the certification’s relevance extends past the United States. The PMI-PMP® is an internationally recognized standard, promoting the project management profession and continuously evolving.

Job Security

The demand for a knowledgeable and certified Project Manager will only continue to grow, meaning you’re never out of a job. Research indicates that employers will need to fill nearly 2.2 million new project-oriented roles each year through 2027.

How Difficult is the PMI-PMP® Exam? Why VILT matters.

Need more guidance to prepare for your PMP® exam? Do you learn through discussion and dialogue? Our PMI-approved PMP® prep instructors can help. Our virtual instructor-led training (VILT) is available online and delivered with PMI®-developed content to ensure it’s up to PMI’s highest quality and standards.

Not only do our courses provide you with the basic knowledge needed to pass the exam – but we also provide opportunities to talk with project managers that recently took, and passed, their PMP® certification exam. This unique addition to our course provides you with a real-life experience to better prepare participants to pass the exam.

Edwards courses are facilitated by experts with relevant experience. Our instructors are subject matter experts in their field, as well as seasoned classroom trainers. Combining lecture style facilitation with hands on group and individual activities, provides a balance of course content in application. We also provide additional project management technical and soft skill courses, ranging from half day to five days, in both cleared and commercial facilities, as well as VILT.

“Extremely personable instructor, very knowledgeable in Project Management, and presented an extremely informational class.”

– Department of Defense Agency

Meet Our Instructors
Walter Stinnett, PMP, MCTS, CSM | LinkedIn

Walter Stinnett serves as a Program Manager for Edwards Performance Solutions. He manages a large federal government training contract and has eight years of experience in teaching project management courses, including PMP Prep. He joined Edwards in 2004 as a Project Coordinator and Scheduler and continues to provide project planning and scheduling support to a variety of commercial and federal government clients.

Walter’s certifications include PMP, CMS, and MCTS. Walter also completed the PMI  Authorized Training Partner Train the Trainer – PMP® Exam Prep program, successfully equipping him to deliver PMP® Exam Prep (for the new 2021 exam) and training content to PMI’s quality standards.

Walter’s extensive facilitation history coupled with his project management experience make his classes the perfect balance of education and real-world applicability.

David Luckett, PMP, CSM MCP, MCTS | LinkedIn

David Luckett serves as PMP, MS, MCP, and CSM credentialed Program and Project Manager with Edwards Performance Solutions. He has 10+ years of project management experience in the Healthcare, IT, and federal legislative project arenas.

Mr. Luckett also provides Instructional System Design based training expertise and has implemented national and global training initiatives. In regard to training delivery and implementation, he has implemented eLearning for both systems engineering-centric and project management training applications.

Currently, Mr. Luckett is serving Edwards as an independent contractor and provides procedural audit preparation training for tribal law enforcement agencies of the Department of Justice. He also delivers online and instructor led training to Management and Program Analysis from a variety of federal agencies nationwide.


The exam is challenging. However, the level of difficulty depends on several factors, such as how well the test taker has prepared, their experience with test taking, and critical thinking skills. The exam tests more than rote knowledge. It also includes questions that require the test taker to apply situational knowledge and choose the best answer from more than one correct answer.

The best way to begin preparing for the exam is to read the PMP Exam Handbook and Exam Content Online found on the PMI website. These documents provide information on eligibility, how to correctly complete the application, and timelines to manage your study time. I would also begin to review the PMBOK® Guide and attend an Exam Prep Course. This supplements the PMBOK® Guide and allows you to hear a real-world instructor’s perspective, as well as collaborate with other potential PMPs.

Yes, the PMP is worth it. The PMP is internationally well-respected as the top project management certification. Some of the benefits may include an increase in salary, demonstrated skills to provide project excellence, as well as job security.

All PMP prep courses recognized by PMI must be taught by an approved PMI instructor. The best course is one that sets you up for exam success, sharing tips on how to breakdown the PMBOK® Guide and apply its knowledge to exam questions, as well as real-world project management examples. We think our instructors are the best! They bring a wealth of facilitation and they are seasoned Program and Project Managers as part of their job. We use the PMI ATP Authorized Prep Course, but also go beyond that information to provide important tips on what to expect from the exam and how to study to feel prepared. Not only do we provide this valuable information, but the instructor is open to support each student in their journey to pass the exam after the course is over. We love hearing from our participants, as newly minted PMPs!

Yes, you can self-study for the exam. However, to maximize your time, boost your knowledge, and percentage of passing the first time, you should attend a PMI approved exam prep course. An exam prep course provides the tools for better study techniques and focuses on what is important for the exam. You also receive support from a Project Management certified instructor.

Training & Development Solutions

Our T&D experts provide instructor led and virtual learning solutions to enhance organizational performance. We equip teams with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve business objectives – leveraging industry experience to develop and facilitate courses in Project Management, Business Process Management, Systems Engineering, Leadership, and Cybersecurity, including Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) courses.