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Project Management Institute Credentials

Crystal Consulting is an Authorized Training Provider (ATP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI) and we are licensed to provide exam preparation courses for a range of PMI credentials including the PMP® and CAPM® credentials.

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PMP® Exam Prep

Crystal Consulting has trained thousands of people all around the globe since 2005 in passing the Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential exam. We are New Zealand's most successful provider of PMP® exam preparation. Our lead trainer, Sean Whitaker, has written books for Microsoft Publishing, O'Reilly Publishing, and APress on how to pass the PMP® credential exam. He has also contributed to the development of the PMBOK® Guide. Our course uses authorised training material from PMI and also material developed by Sean.

Studying for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential examination can be stressful so why add to the stress with an intensive boot camp set to run on specific days?

We have several options available to you, each designed to suit your work commitments and also maximise your study.

  • For Wellington based people we have partnered with Victoria University to offer our 5 day in person course (1 day a week for 5 weeks) – CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS
  • For Christchurch based people we have partnered with the University to offer our 5 day in person course (1 day a week for 5 weeks) – CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS
  • We also offer our course as an internal course for organisations, and if you have a minimum of 6 people this is a efficient and economic option. Contact us for full details.
  • We also run our own online PMP® credential examination preparation course – 9 strategically structured online sessions, each 4 hours long, covering the essential topics for PMP® credential success. Contact us for details.

Key Features:

  • Robust Curriculum: Comprehensive coverage of the PMBOK® Guide and other PMI® standards.
  • Seasoned Instructors: Learn from project management experts with extensive real-world experience.
  • Interactive Modules: Engaging multimedia content, case studies, and practical exercises.

Why Choose Our PMP Course?

  • PMI Aligned: Coursework designed in sync with the latest PMBOK® Guide and PMP® exam content.
  • Real-World Application: Practical examples to illustrate project management principles.
  • Extensive Network: Connect with a global community of project management professionals.
  • Career Growth: A PMP® certification can significantly enhance your professional profile and open new career avenues.
  • Real World Training: As well as getting all the training you need to pass the exam, you also get access to our full library of recorded practical project management training.

Begin a journey that sets you apart in the competitive world of project management. Enroll in our PMP® credential exam preparation course today and take a significant step towards achieving your career goals.


CAPM® Exam Prep

The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) credential is perfect for those people new to the profession or wanting to join the profession of project management.

Our CAPM® credential examination preparation course is perfectly tailored to help you sit and pass this internationally respected credential.

We have several options available to you, each designed to suit your work commitments and also maximise your study.

  • For Wellington based people we have partnered with Victoria University to offer our 3 day in person course (1 day a week for 3 weeks) – CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS

Key features of our course include:

  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Covering all knowledge areas aligned with the latest PMI® CAPM® credential exam.
  • Expert Instruction: Learn from certified project management professionals with real-world experience.
  • Interactive Learning Tools: Engaging quizzes, practical exercises, and case studies to cement your understanding.
  • Authorised materials from PMI: All of our materials have been developed by the Project Management Institute so you know you are getting the best.

Why Choose Our CAPM® Course?

  • Tailored Content: Our course materials are meticulously designed to align with the latest PMBOK® Guide and CAPM® credential exam objectives.
  • Proven Strategies: Gain insights into effective exam strategies and tips from instructors who've been there.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with a community of aspiring project managers, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange.
  • Career Advancement: A CAPM® certification can significantly boost your resume, opening doors to new career opportunities.

Next steps:

  • Enroll: Join our community of aspiring project managers.
  • Learn: Immerse yourself in PMI-approved study materials.
  • Practice: Test your knowledge with our exam simulators.
  • Achieve: Walk into your CAPM® credential exam with confidence.

Ready to Take the Next Step? Embark on a journey that sets you apart in the world of project management. Enroll in our CAPM® credential exam preparation course today and transform your potential into success!

Tailored Project Management  Training

We deliver customised project management training that suits your needs and delivers real results.

Modular Training

We offer a full range of project management training modules, covering every aspect of the profession of project management, that provides practitioners at all levels with skills and experience they can apply immediately to improve performance. Each module can be tailored, and delivered at introductory or advanced level.

The training can be scaled down to a single webinar, or delivered over several days with assessment of learning, or anywhere in between. We can deliver remotely, or in person, at your premises, or at a venue of our choice. If required, we also use Kirkpatrick Levels of Training Efficacy to determine how the training has changed performance and behaviour.

All of our material is aligned to, and reflects international best practice and the latest research in the profession of project management. We make sure the training we deliver results in better results for you and your project managers.

Download a description for each Crystal Project Management Module

Sean also delivers the public Introduction to Project Management training courses through University of Canterbury Executive Education programme (3 Day Course), and the Victoria University Professional Development programme (1 Day Course & a 2 Day Course).

Your Own Training

We believe that the most effective project management training is the one that closely aligns with your specific work environment. That's why we offer a unique solution designed to help you develop your own internal project management training program. Our extensive training material covers every aspect of project management, and we have the flexibility to customize it to reflect your internal processes and terminology. By integrating your own terminology, tools and methodologies into our materials, we ensure a seamless learning experience that directly relates to what you do.

Here's how it works: we take our comprehensive content and adapt it to match your specific requirements. We can then record the training module and incorporate your branding, making it a valuable asset exclusive to your organisation. All this for a simple one-time fee, often more cost-effective than sending multiple staff members to external courses, and you gain access to the training materials indefinitely.

If desired, we can even develop a process for observing and measuring behavioral changes resulting from the training. This tailored training solution is not only beneficial for onboarding new team members but also serves as a valuable reminder for existing staff, reinforcing your organization's unique project management approach.


We offer the following modules which can be assembled and customised to suit your training needs:

  1. The Profession of Project Management
  2. Choosing and Starting the Right Projects
  3. Defining and Managing Project Scope
  4. Estimating and Managing Project Costs
  5. Estimating and Managing Project Time
  6. Managing Project Risk
  7. Effective Team Development & Project Leadership
  8. Managing Project Quality
  9. Procurement and Contract Management
  10. Effective Project Communications & Stakeholder Management
  11. Project Closure and Benefits Realization
  12. Building a Project Management Methodology
  13. Project Sponsorship and Governance
  14. Effective Programme Management
  15. Managing an Organisational Portfolio
  16. Successful Change Management
  17. Agile Project Management
  18. Assessing Project Management Maturity
  19. Coaching for Managers

You can download a description of each of these.

What some of our project management students have said about our training:

“Thanks for being such a great teacher for us! I believe that we all feel lucky to have you in class:)”

“Sean was a fabulous tutor with great knowledge. Highly recommend this course!”

“The course was amazing with its mix of theory and practical tips. I feel ready to use the tools right away”

“This is by far the best training I have been on. Sean is an amazing teacher and offers his experience and guidance to everyone.”

“I was pleased I sent my team members on the course, and I have seen them come back to the workplace and put some things into action that are delivering immediate benefits to us”

“I passed the PMP examination on my first attempt and want to give full credit to Sean for his tuition and support – thank you!”