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All You Need To Know About PMP Certification

PMP stands for Project Management Professional. A project manager should know all about planning, scheduling, making budgets, executing plans and summarizing a report on your project. It doesn’t only include guiding everyone about project but also managing each prospect of your project yourself. PMP Certified individuals are employed by the government, commercial and noncommercial organizations to have better success rates of the project in any field with the least consumption of resources and most effective results.

What Is PMP Certification

Project Management Certification is a short term course offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) which designates an individual as a professional project manager. After acquiring the certificate an individual is universally recognized as a professional project manager and can undertake any project mostly in the IT sectors.

How Do You Get Your PMP Certification

In order to acquire a Project Manager Professional Certificate an individual had to pass an exam based on the PMI’s Project Management Body Of Knowledge or PMBOK. For taking the examination certain eligibility criterias are set by the Project Management Institution. For being eligible for the PMBOK examination following criterias are needed to be achieved –

  • A high school diploma and an associate degree or the global equivalent of these
  • Minimum 5 years (60 months) of experience in project management
  • 7500 hours spent in leading and directing projects
  • 35 hours of project management education

About The PMP Examination

The examination is a computer based test provided by the global Prometric Testing Centers. For areas where Prometric testing centers are not available, a non computer based test is organized. Total 200 questions are asked in the examination out of which 25 questions are pre release items simply included to define the difficulty level and are not included in the scoring of the examinations. These 25 questions are placed randomly in between the question paper. A total of four hours are given to answer all the questions.

How to Become A PMP

For becoming a Project Management Professional an individual first read the Credentials handbook published by the Project Management Institute. The handbook is a quick 20 minutes read. After reading one should check if he or she is eligible for PMP examination. Becoming a PMI and local PMI Chapter Member is a smart step as it gives you a discount on examination fee and first year membership and is financially smart step. Attend PMP workshops organized by the local PMI Chapter and take sample Questions before taking the examination. After passing the exam a person has to collect 60 Professional Development Unit’s in every three year to keep the certificate valid.

What Is The Best PMP Certification Programme

Among the most popular Project Management Programmes are the Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), CompTIA Project+ and PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner Qualifications.

Average Cost For PMP Certification

Alone for the computer test the cost for PMI members is $405 and for non – PMI members is $555. Taking PMI Membership is not compulsory but is far more financially effective if one joins it. The first time registration fee plus the annual membership fee is currently US$139. The Project Management Training Course costs around $1000 and includes 35 Contact hours and the PMP Exam Preparation.