Migrating The Agile PrepCast to the LMS
On September 19, 2018 we will be migrating The Agile PrepCast into our Learning Management System (LMS). After this date, anyone accessing it online using their browser will do so through the LMS. This migration marks the completion of integrating all our training products into the LMS. Everything is now in one place.
What exactly is happening?
In 2017 we introduced our new Learning Management System (LMS) with the intention of having a centralized portal on our website for all training products. Since then, The PM Exam Simulator, The PM PrepCast and The PM Formulas have all been migrated to the LMS. On September 19, 2018 the last of our products - The Agile PrepCast - will be migrated, marking the completion of the move.
What is an LMS?
From Wikipedia: A learning management system (LMS) is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of educational courses or training programs. The learning management system concept emerged directly from e-Learning, even though there were other tools, IT or not which have encouraged distance education.
Learning management systems help the instructor deliver material to the students, administer tests and other assignments, and manage record-keeping. LMSs are focused on online learning delivery but support a range of uses, acting as a platform for fully online courses, as well as several hybrid forms, such as blended learning.
Will I have access to The Agile PrepCast in the LMS?
That depends. The following group of users will automatically be granted access to The Agile PrepCast in the LMS:
- Customers who purchased The Agile PrepCast within the last 12 months, and ...
- ... who have not yet taken the Final Exam to print their certificate
Has The Agile PrepCast changed in any way?
Not really. We have added an improved "Module and Lesson Directory" and "PDU Calculation" spreadsheet to the the course. And based on the new calculation, The Agile PrepCast now offers 40.5 PDUs (up from 37). Otherwise the course is exactly the same. No lessons have changed and no new lessons have been added.
Will there be a price change?
Yes. It is our principle that The PM PrepCast and The Agile PrepCast cost the same and we announced the upcoming price change back in 2017. The price for The Agile PrepCast Basic will increase from $199 to $229, and the price for The Agile PrepCast Elite will increase from $239 to $279. However, both products will be available at a discounted price from September 19, 2018 - October 31, 2018.
If you are considering to buy The Agile PrepCast Basic or The Agile PrepCast Premium (includes the exam simulator) then we recommend that you do so before the 19th. It's less expensive now than it will be later on.
What if I already downloaded The Agile PrepCast to my phone/tablet?
The change does not affect any lessons you have already downloaded to your phone. You also do not have to re-download them. The downloaded lessons will stay on your phone/tablet until you delete them. But next time you visit us online to view the lessons in the browser you will be viewing the lessons via the LMS.
I have already claimed 37 PDUs on the PMI CCRS Website. Can I claim 3.5 more now?
Unfortunately, that is not possible. Once you submitted your claim for 37 PDUs from The Agile PrepCast then that's it. However, did you know that Cornelius is the host of The Project Management Podcast where you can easily earn dozens more PDUs? Please visit http://www.project-management-podcast.com/pdu and you'll get not just 3.5 more PDUs but many more instead. All free.
My PDU certificate is for 37 PDUs but I haven't claimed them yet. Can I get an updated certificate?
Unfortunately, that is not possible. We can only issue one PDU certificate per student and so you have to claim 37. However, did you know that Cornelius is the host of The Project Management Podcast where you can easily earn dozens more PDUs? Please visit http://www.project-management-podcast.com/pdu and you'll get not just 3.5 more PDUs but many more instead. All free.
When will my access to The Agile PrepCast expire?
The Project Management Institute (PMI) has not changed the Exam Content Outline since 2015, which means that the current version of The Agile PrepCast meets exam requirements. We expect that an update to the Exam Content Outline will be released in 2019, after which we will develop a new version of The Agile PrepCast.
Once the new version of The Agile PrepCast has been published we are required by PMI to remove access to the outdated, old training course.
Is there anything I have to do before the migration?
No, you don't. If you already purchased The Agile PrepCast then please just continue watching the lessons. Either on your phone or online via our current customer portal. Just be aware that after the 19th the customer portal will be replaced with the LMS.
What if I have more questions?