Welcome to PMINYC Study Groups

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About our Study Groups

Are you preparing to get your PMP, PgMP or CAPM?  Do you want to prepare with a group of highly motivated fellow PMINYC members? PMINYC's Study Groups may be just for you!

We have three study cycles, (Spring, Summer and Fall), planned for 2018. See below for dates. 

PMINYC's PMP Study Groups provides a flexible, collaborative and low-cost alternative to commercial prep courses.  The group offers structure and motivation - a great alternative to studying on your own. This service is free for PMINYC members, but any materials needed will be at your expense.

How can I participate in a Study Group?

  • Be a member in good standing of the NYC chapter (two easy steps) Click here

  • Complete the application through the pmi.org website. 

  • Be willing to meet in person on a weekly basis. 

  • Be willing to participate actively in the group. 

  • Be willing to schedule your exam 30 days after the study group ends. 

 Interested in the Study Group?  Click here


Success Stories

The PMINYC study group has been a great experience for our members. Here are some comments from our first cycle participants:

"I passed! In no small part thanks to our facilitator and the rest of my study group."

"The study group really helped me stay motivated. I knew I had to prepare for our meeting each week if only so I didn't let the group down. Plus it was fun to meet new people and share project management war stories. Instead of feeling all alone, I was part of a community with a common goal - pass the darn test. Plus it was fun!"

"Assigning each member as PM was an excellent decision and should continue to be a requirement."

"Content in Dropbox exceeded all expectations. Clearly, a lot of thought and hard work went into assembling materials. It made studying much easier and organized to have that resource."

"Everyone had something to offer concerning study materials."

"The PMP materials were an essential part of the studying process. It was also helpful to have other resources (like Rita) and a variety of study apps as well."

"Excellent group of people. Everyone with different work experience and different experience with PMP and taking the PMP. All willing to help each other."

"Reviewing key points/confusing topics and going over confusing/wrong test questions."

"Working with other professionals to understand PMP gaps."

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with Study Groups as a Study Group Advisor, Group Facilitator, or Group Host.  Apply here.

If you have any questions, please contact 

Program Manager, Study Groups

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2018 Study Schedule

Cycle 1 - Dates and Topics - (8 weeks) January 18th March 8rd  

We are no longer accepting applications for this cycle.


Cycle 2 - Dates and Topics - (12 weeks) April 30th – August 3rd

We are no longer accepting applications for this cycle.


Cycle 3 - Dates and Topics - (12 weeks) August 13th – November 16th

Aug 13  - Nov 16, 2018 Proposed Wednesday Schedule  Proposed Thursday Schedule  Holiday To Consider 
Intro Session        15 - Aug  16 - Aug  
Session #1  22 - Aug  23 - Aug  
Session #2  29 - Aug  30 - Aug 9/3 - Labor Day
Session #3  05 - Sep  06 - Sep  
Session #4  12 - Sep  13 - Sep  
Session #5  19 - Sep  20 - Sep  
Session #6  26 - Sep  27 - Sep  
Session #7  03 - Oct  04 - Oct  
Session #8  10 - Oct  11 - Oct 10/8 - Columbus Day
Session #9  17 - Oct  18 - Oct  
Session #10  24 - Oct  25 - Oct  
Session #11  31 - Oct  01 - Nov 10/31 - Halloween
Session #12  07 - Nov  08 - Nov 11/6 - Election Day

****Only One weekly schedule will be utilized depending on room and facilitator availability****


Tomas Villanueva, MBA, PMP, CSM, ITIL, CTT+
Program Manager-Study Groups


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