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Scheduling Mentored Email™
Exam Prep Courses

"Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember,
involve me and I will understand."
Chinese proverb

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Effective training for the PMI-SP® and CIOB Time Management Examinations.
Self-Paced, Distance Education with a difference:
You work with your Personal Mentor, not an anonymous 'help-desk'.
And you don't burn money spending 40 hours or more 'on-line'.

Course Headlines and Highlights

Delivery Methodology:

Mosaic's One-on-One Mentored Email™ training is designed as a cost effective, 'low overhead' delivery option for busy schedulers. 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.

The information needed to pass your PMI-SP examination is provided in 12 modules.
The information needed to pass your PTMC examination is provided in 6 modules.
Modules 1 to 5 are the same for both courses.

Typical module content:
The modules are designed to step you through the course work in manageable sections. Most people will aim at one module per week but 
  • Read a chapter or section of the course reference books.
  • Read Mosaic's course notes.
  • Answer the module questions and email your answers to us.
  • Review your scored answers against the details answers provided.
  • Additional benefits of the Mentored Email™ methodology. 
    • We compile statistics on your overall progress to aid revision
    • We will source additional materials/references as needed.
    • Our language base is limited to English.
Key References

Buy The Guide


Buy the Standard
The books can be included in your Mentored Email™ course fees
Your Course Mentors
Patrick Weaver Patrick Weaver PMP, PMI-SP, FAICD, FCIOB.
Patrick has over thirty five years experience in the Project Management industry.  His career initially focused on the planning and managing of construction and engineering projects. The last twenty years has seen his businesses and experience expand to include the successful implementation of project controls in a range
of government, ICT and business environments and the development of a range of sophisticated training options.

Patrick has been a PMI member for over 25 years and is
the Managing Director of Mosaic Project Services Pty Ltd.    [See Patrick's CV]
Dr Lynda Bourne Dr. Lynda Bourne DPM, PMP, FAIM.
Lynda has extensive experience as a Senior Project Manager and Project Director specialising in delivery of IT and other business-related projects and has worked as a Senior IT Project Management Consultant. She is an internationally recognised consultant, author and trainer.

Lynda is Director of Professional Services with Mosaic Project Services and
the Managing Director and CEO of Stakeholder Management Pty Ltd.  
[See Lynda's CV]


You set your schedule to suit your needs:
Complete your course in 1 week or take a leisurely 6 months
and you can change your planned schedule at anytime )

Self Paced =
  • Completing the entire course in a week
  • Completing one Module per week
  • Completing two modules per month
  • The pace is up to you and can be
    changed at any time!

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We offer the resources and support needed to pass: all you have to do is the work!

Course & Module Structure

Each module includes 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. 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 telephone mentoring helps trainees ask any questions they may have and to provide additional guidance as needed.

We guarantee to keep working with you until you pass the examination (see our blog on guarantees).

Typical Module Structure - most people average around 3 Hrs per module

Each module includes:

  • Topic reading and Questions. Reading time should be 1 to 2 hours followed by answering a range of questions in the same format as the examination. Trainees should attempt to answer all questions in approximately 20 minutes (modules 12 and 13 will take longer).

  • Trainee provides answers. Answers the questions on the Excel template and then email to your mentor for scoring.

  • Evaluation emailed to 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-tack their training typically receive modules on a pre-agreed schedule; it is possible to complete the course in a week if needed.

Passing your examination requires skill in answering multiple choice questions! The course provides access to approximately 300 questions during the course. Each question has 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.

Note:- All email courses require the trainee to have access to an email system capable of receiving 'locked' PDF and Excel files (the 'lock' prevents alterations - printing is always enabled). 

More information:

Time Management Training Modules
Modules 1 to 4 are also available as a
1 Day Scheduling Workshop
See Details

See more on our PMI-SP Training

Book a PMI-SP course
See more on our CIOB PTMC Training

Book a CIOB PTMC course

Key Deliverables

Students will acquire the necessary knowledge and understanding required to successfully pass their PMI or CIOB examination.

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 schedule management knowledge to apply in the workplace. 

The course will:

  • Assist experienced schedulers to achieve PMI-SP accreditation or .
  • Assist with obtaining PMI or CIOB membership if desired.
  • Assist with registering to take the examination.
  • Assist with assessing and completing the experience section of the examination application (for PMI-SP only).
  • Provide a framework of information by way of references and proprietary materials to allow trainees to acquire the specific knowledge required to pass the examination.
  • Provide a structured framework to test trainees’ knowledge on a progressive (weekly) basis against the examination standards - you will answer hundreds of exam style questions! 
  • Provide an examination specific focus to the training.
  • Provide one-on-one feedback regarding performance in each module to allow trainees to focus on areas requiring improvement.
  • Provide on-going support through to the examination.
Mosaic's courses work - see what trainees on our various exam prep course have said.

Why train with Mosaic:
  • Decades of experience planning and managing major projects in the 'real world'. We bring this experience into our training courses.
  • PMI members for over 25 years - we understand how PMI works.
  • Successful PMI trainers since 1999 - our courses are guaranteed to work!
  • We have helped 'write the books' - we've contributed to the development of all of the references used in this course (for more details see our CVs)
  • Personal service - by design we are a small business focused on providing an excellent level of service to our trainees.
  • Cost effective - you don't have to join anything to take advantage of our low costs. 
  • Free PM & Scheduling Knowledge - an extensive reference library to back up our training and for general use, see:

Module Design

Modules 1 to 5 are common to both the PMI-SP and CIOB PTMC courses
(Modules 1 to 4 may be completed as either Mentored Email™ modules or in class as part of a Blended course. For more on our 1 Day workshops: Click Here.)
Module 6 is revision for the CIOB PTMC examination only (not included in the PMI-SP course)
Modules 7 to 13 complete the PMI-SP course (the PMBOK® Guide is a key additional reference for the PMI-SP course).
PTMC the course and the exam are designed around 'The Guide' (the knowledge framework, and exam were built together).
PMI-SP each module addresses elements of the five 'domains' in the examination:
  -  Schedule strategy
  -  Schedule planning and development
  -  Schedule monitoring and controlling
  -  Schedule closeout
  -  Stakeholder communications managment.  
Each domain is further broken down into between 5 and 12 specific 'tasks' and has a set of defined knowledge and skill requirements, the course has been built to address all of these requirements.

Module Module Contents Available from:
PMI-SP Hours:
# 1 – Overview & Strategy
  • Core principles
  • Simple -v- Complex projects
  • Planning Strategy
3 Hrs
# 2 – Schedule Development & Analysis
  • Schedule types and techniques
  • Schedule design
  • Time Analysis
3 Hrs
# 3 – Resource & Cost Loading
  • Resource analysis
  • Cost loading
3 Hrs
# 4 – Schedule Management  & Reporting
  • Updating the schedule
  • Change control
  • Reporting
3 Hrs
Blended Course Start  @ Mod 5
  • For more information on the classroom element of our Blended courses:  Click Here
  • Augmented Module 5 - exam conversion & additional test questions (Blended course only)
 Classroom 7 or 14 Hrs
+3 Hrs
# 5 – Definitions & Scheduling Software
  • Definitions and acronyms
  • Desirable software attributes
3 Hrs
# 6 – Not used 
  • Not used
0 Hrs
# 7 – Organisations
  • Org structures and authority / responsibility
  • Organisational process assets and historical data
  • Structures and systems
3 Hrs
# 8 – Scope and WBS
  • Scope definition constraints and assumptions
  • *WBS & WBS Dictionary
3 Hrs
# 9 – Cost and Earned Value
  • Project cost management
  • *Estimating
  • *Earned Value
3 Hrs
#10 – Risk
  • *Risk
3 Hrs
#11 – Communication & stakeholders
  • Communication Theory
  • Stakeholders
3 Hrs
#12 – Advanced Scheduling
  • *Scheduling (not included in mods 1 to 5)
    • Schedule Assessment
    • Schedule Components
5 Hrs
#13 – Revision and Test
  • Course revision
  • 100 Q test
-  PMI-SP Course Complete -
5 Hrs

* includes references to PMI  Practice Standards as well as the PMBOK® Guide. PMI members can download these practice standards (and the PMBOK) as PDFs free of charge once they have logged into the PMI website.

These courses are designed to include ‘just enough’ material to achieve our target benchmark and for you to pass the examinations. Our benchmark is for people achieving 80% in this course to score around 70% in their exam (roughly a 5% to 10% safety factor).  No one outside of the examination development team knows the exact makeup of the current question pool (this is updated 2 or 3 times a year).  Developing a ‘complete course’ covering all of the possible topics would at least double the amount of work you need to do (and the cost of the course) for no additional benefit; as one successful candidate pointed out: ‘when it comes to the exam anything over a pass is wasted effort’.

We are continually adapting and updating the course contents to keep them aligned with the current structure exam as it evolves.


See more on our PMI-SP Training

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See more on our CIOB PTMC Training

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