Unleashing the Power of the PMBOK® Guide 6 Edition

Understand one of the most powerful standards for project management globally, the PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition, published by PMI!

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In this self-paced course, you will learn all the 49 processes including every single Input, Tools and Techniques and Outputs (ITTOs).

However, you will not learn this like reading the guide!

Ricardo will teach you how to read it in a process-based approach, where you start from the process related to the start of a project until the closing processes. The video prepared by Ricardo on youtube on the subject is one of the most viewed in the world on the subject, with almost 500,000 views.

The course was recorded in English with subtitles in English, Brazilian Portuguese (Português do Brasil), Spanish (Español), Arabic (عربى) and Simplified Chinese (中文).

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Prepare yourself to understand the full spectrum of the PMBOK® Guide by purchasing the PMBOK® Guide 6th and 7th Editions Online courses.

Learn the main components of the 49 processes approach of the 6th Edition and, at the same time, the umbrella concept, the 12 principles, and the 8 performance domains in more than 8 hours of learning about the PMBOK® Guide 7th Edition.

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About the course

What is covered?

The full course has 53 detailed lessons, supporting materials, assessments and several supporting materials to support your learning experience.

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand the best way to ready the PMBOK® Guide
  • Position the 49 processes in a logical flow of development
  • Get to know the differences between the PMBOK® Guide and other standards
  • Build your canvas to study
  • Establish the similarities between different processes
  • Understand the aim of each Input, Tools and Techniques and Outputs in a practical and straightforward way
  • Use flashcards to test your knowledge
  • Understand the differences between the knowledge areas and the process flow (ANSI Standard)
  • Connect the 24 planning process in a logical and streamline way
  • Test your understanding with assessments at the end of each session

Every lesson is as short as possible, so you will learn everything you need to know in just the right amount of time at just the right pace.

This course does not aim to be a preparation for the PMP® or CAPM® certifications of PMI. However, the content will help you to become more comfortable with the PMBOK® Guide without the need to memorize every single item for the exam.

The key is to understand the logic of how the process works.

The sequence of the lessons allows you to quickly go back to the exact session you are looking to learn more and use in your project.

What people have to say about the course

"This course is worth more than gold! This is the best online course in Project Management that I have attended. Very structured, well planned, with full of wisdom shared. Thank you for creating an excellent course. May God bless you with abundance and great life."
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"I liked how each process was broken down into chapters, then further into bite-sized topics that you could stop & review and re-watch. There are no hand-outs, so you do have to take notes. The assessment quizzes are relevant and challenging - and can be taken as many times as you want, just in case you didn't score the percentage that you wanted. This was a great review for me for writing my upcoming PMP exam in a few weeks. Thanks"
Brenda IrwinLinkedin
"I really enjoyed the class and felt the challenge. It built confidence. I look forward to taking another class in the future. Thanks for this wonderful online opportunity."
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Scholarship and Financial Aid

In mid-2022, Ricardo decided to create the scholarship and financial aid program by donating $10,000 to establish a fund to assist qualified students in pursuing the school's courses.

Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship all year round. For those aiming to support other students, you can contribute to the fund by making a voluntary donation at the checkout page.

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Your Instructor


Ricardo Viana Vargas
Ricardo Viana Vargas

Ricardo Vargas is an experienced leader in global operations, project management, business transformation and crisis management.

Specializing in implementing innovative global initiatives, capital projects and product development, Ricardo has directed dozens of projects across industries and continents, managing more than $20 billion over the past 25 years.

Ricardo shares his expertise and passion with millions of professionals around the globe through his “5 Minutes Podcast,” which he has hosted since 2007 and has reached 12 million views since its release. He has written 16 books on project management, risk and crisis management and transformation, which have been translated into seven languages and sold over half a million copies. His influence on the sector was affirmed when he received the highest recognition of the Project Management Institute, the PMI Fellow Award.

Ricardo is a seasoned board member who has participated in the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance (IBGC) board member program. He was the first Latin American Chairman of PMI worldwide, where he served for four years. He also serves on the advisory board of Yera, an Estonian startup dedicated to improving employee performance and engagement through technology and artificial intelligence.

His work as a venture capitalist and entrepreneur in artificial intelligence, blockchain, big data, chatbots and machine learning resulted in tools and products that have revolutionized how users bring agility and agile management into project management software.

More than two decades ago, he founded Macrosolutions, a consulting firm with international operations in energy, infrastructure, IT, oil and finance with dozens of clients globally.

Between 2016 and 2020, Ricardo directed the Brightline Initiative, a Project Management Institute think tank that brings together other leading global organizations into a coalition dedicated to helping executives bridge the expensive, unproductive gap between strategy design and delivery. Ricardo developed and presented a Coursera Online Course on “Bridging the Gap Between Strategy Design and Delivery,” viewed by more than 26,000 students around the globe.

Prior to his work with Brightline, Ricardo directed the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Infrastructure and Project Management Group. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark and with operations in more than 120 countries, Ricardo and his team led more than 1,000 projects and $1.2 billion in refugee camps, rural roads, maternity clinics and housing efforts and managed the ESG program, responsible for the first sustainability report in the United Nations system. Following his time at the UN, he collaborated to document the lives of the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan and create the treatment for the documentary “Zaatari: Memories of the Labyrinth,” a German-Brazilian production that showcases the tragedy of war and the men, women and children seeking a better life.

Ricardo started his career with two partners founding AeC in Brazil, where he was responsible for the services and training areas. A company with three initial employees grew and diversified the business from traditional software sales into outsourcing, project management, call center and IT services, becoming one of the leading technology groups in the country. When Ricardo decided to leave to develop his work internationally, the AeC Group had 1,500 employees. Today, Ricardo continues to appreciate the success of his two former partners, who are now leading the current 25,000 employees.

He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Federal Fluminense University in Brazil, an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil.

Ricardo has received the most relevant international accreditations and credentials in governance, sustainability and also in project, risk and change management. He has also earned accolades ranging from the PMI Fellow and Distinguished Award to the IPMA Achievement Award and the AACE Total Quality Management Award for his leadership in the field.

A dual citizen of Brazil and Portugal, when he’s not traveling the world to share his passion for strategic transformation, Ricardo enjoys gardening and cooking with his wife in their sunny place in Portugal.


Frequently Asked Questions


What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you are unhappy with your purchase in the first 30 days (including the day of the purchase) and did not complete more than 50% of the video lessons, you can apply for a refund. Contact us at [email protected] and we will provide you with a full refund.
Will I get a certificate?
Yes. If you watch all the lessons and do all the assessments (regardless of your score), you will get a certificate of completion. The certificate/badge does not expire and you can leverage your credential in more than 100 social networks, including, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Your credential uses Blockchain technology to reduce fraud and increase third-party confidence. Your recorded credential is sealed in a digital ledger to prove its authenticity.
Do you provide Scholarship and Financial Aid?
Yes. All online courses available at the school offer Scholarship and Financial Aid support for eligible candidates. Learn more about the program and how to apply and support at https://rvarg.as/scholarship.

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