The Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is the most recognized credential for project management across all industries. Globally recognized and in demand, the PMP® certification demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to successfully lead and direct projects.
The certification is achieved through an exam offered by the Project Management Institute, Inc (PMI)®.
This program is an excellent career move because:
- It indicates a certain level of knowledge and expertise which can help the individual to work proficiently in a given project environment.
- More and more companies these days believe in the importance of PMP® credential holders.
- The most sought after project manager jobs worldwide treat this credential as ‘highly desirable’, ‘an advantage’, ‘preferred’, or ‘A plus’.
- Organizations complete their projects in time and within budget, if more of their managers are PMP® credential holders.
- The PMP credential also increases the professional’s earning potential. PMP® credential holders can earn upto 20% more than their non-certified peers, according to Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey—Ninth Edition.
- As a PMP® credential holder, one can talk and walk the international language of project management with utmost professionalism.
- Besides all these, one can work in almost any industry, with any methodology, based out of any location making PMP® truly universal!
Our PMP® Certification training program assists aspiring professionals to achieve success on the PMP® Certification Exam. The training program is conducted by project management practitioners who have successfully managed projects and programs for Fortune 1000 companies. Our faculty will help learners to understand Structured Project Management Methodology from PMI® and empower them to manage projects of various complexity successfully. The program is structured around the 5 processes and 10 knowledge areas as covered in the text, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – 5th Edition.
- Enables you to clear the PMP® exam on your first attempt.
- Helps you strike the right balance between PMP® theory and practice
- Thorough coverage of the PMBOK® Guide - 5th Edition
- Brings you faculty with tremendous real-world industry experience
- Assists in expediting your professional advancement
Our practitioner-led approach also helps you to become a better project manager. This program:
- Empowers you to control projects of various complexity, scope and size
- Covers the best practices of managing international projects
- Fosters continuous improvement in the performance of projects you manage
- Prepares you to make an impact on your organization’s bottom-line
| Introduction to PMI®
PMI® & PMP® Overview
| Project Life Cycle & Project Management processes
Quiz on Project Management processes
| Project Integration Management
Case Study on Project Charter (by participants)
Quiz on Integration Management
| Project Scope Management
Quiz on Scope Management
| Project Time Management
Quiz on Time Management
| Project Cost Management
Quiz on Cost Management
| Project Quality Management
Quiz on Quality Management
| Project Human Resources Management
Quiz on HR Management
| Project Communication Management
Quiz on Communication Management
| Project Risk Management
Quiz on Risk Management
| Project Procurement Management
Quiz on Procurement Management
| Project Stakeholder Management
Quiz on Stakeholder Management
| PMBOK® Guide - 5th Edition – a 360 degree review
Professional Responsibility and Ethics (PRE)
Quiz on PRE
Final Mock Simulation (FMS)
PMP® Exam Tips & Guidelines
The course is based on the text, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide).
- Associate project managers
- Project managers
- Senior project managers
- IT project managers
- Product or program managers
- Project sponsors
- Project coordinators
- Project analysts
- Team leaders
- Project team members seeking the PMP® or CAPM® certification
- Aspiring management professionals
- Softcopy of PMP® – Handbook based on The PMBOK® Guide - 5th Edition
- Softcopy of PMBOK® Guide - 5th Edition
- Knowledge Area Quiz with explanation
- Access to full featured PMP® online self-learning content for post workshop exam preparation
- 35 contact hour certificate - a prerequisite for the PMP® Exam
- PMP® Online Mock Tests - 1000 Mock Exam questions - 5 Sets of PMP® questions that significantly help learners to self-evaluate their preparation level
- PMP® Exam Prep Quick Reference Guide
- Trainer’s Guidance - ‘Tips & Techniques’ on how to easily navigate the exam
- Post-workshop support through e-mails, phone calls and webinars
- 100% Money Back Guarantee. Condition apply.
The Project Management Institute (PMI®) offers the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Credential/Certification to qualified Project Managers which encompasses the highest professional and ethical standards within the Project Management Community.
To enroll for the PMP® certification learners must satisfy all requirements in one of the following categories:
- A four-year undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s or global equivalent)
- A minimum of 3 years working experience as a project manager with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects
- 35 contact hours of formal Project Management education
- A Secondary School Diploma (High School or global equivalent)
- A minimum of 5 years working experience as a project manager with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects
- 35 contact hours of formal Project Management education
The PMP® application can be completed online (at www.pmi.org). The new PMI® online application process allows you to check on your status throughout the credentialing process.
The online PMP application consists of three sections:
- PMP® Certification Exam Application Form
- Project Management Education Form
- Project Management Experience Verification Form
- The PMP® exam fee is 405 USD for a PMI® member and 555 USD for a non-member.
- Membership fee for the first year is 129 USD plus a onetime fee of 10 USD, totaling 139 USD.
- The total fee including membership fee for the first year is 544 USD and for a non-member 555 USD.
Steps to PMP® Certification:
- Apply for membership at www.pmi.org (fees payable as above)
- Access the digital edition of A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge – 5th Edition, or we will provide you with a hardcopy of the book in the PMP®
- Attend 35 hour PMP® Certification Program conducted by a PMI® Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.)
- Study reading material and take simulated tests as suggested by the instructor
- Submit PMP® test application to PMI® for complete review
- Pay PMP® Credential fees, 405 USD for members, 555 USD for non-members
- Schedule the PMP® test in a Prometric Centre at a time, date and location of your choice
- Take the PMP® Test, duration 4 hours, 200 questions
- Get your test report at the Prometric Centre
- You will get one of these grades – 1. Proficient 2. Proficient/Moderate 3. Proficient/Below - for each of the sections: Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitoring, Control & Closure
Maintenance and Sustenance of Your Certification
As part of PMI's Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Program, a PMP® credential holder will need to earn 60 PDUs per three-year cycle. To learn more about the program, please reference the PMP® handbook found on www.pmi.org.
What is PMP® ?
The Project Management Professional (PMP)® is an exam offered by Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI®) for practicing Project Managers. The PMP® Exam is a globally recognized exam that is well respected in the industry. A Certificate is issued on passing this worldwide recognized designation. There are currently about 300,000 PMP® credential holders globally. Through 2020, 1.57 million new Project Management jobs will be created annually around the world, according to PMI's Project Management Talent Gap Report.
Tell me more about PMI®
The Project Management Institute, Inc (PMI)® was founded in 1969. The goal of the PMI® is continual growth and development of the Project Management discipline. PMI® initiated and implemented the PMP® exam in 1984. PMI® offers four types of services/products. These are Project Management Professional®, Project Management Research and Standards, Project Management Professional® Development Programs, and Project Management Publications.
What are the Certification Exams offered by PMI®?
PMI® now offers 5 different Exams related to the discipline of Project Management. These are:
- PgMP®: Program Management Professional
- PMP®: Project Management Professional®
- CAPM®: Certified Associate Project Manager
- (PMI-SP)®: PMI® Scheduling Professional
- (PMI-RMP)®: PMI® Risk Management Professional
- PMI® Agile Certified Practitioner: (PMI-ACP)®
Among these, PMP® Certification is the most popular. PMI® provides a handbook for each of the above exams.
What Is The Procedure To Get PMP® Certified?
The certificate requires that you have at least 4,500 hours of experience in Project Management. Also the candidate should have attended at least 35 Contact Hours of classroom training on Project Management. PMI® explains the eligibility criteria in detail in the PMP® certification handbook on the website PMI.org.
STEPS towards PMP® Certification:
- Attend the 35 Contact Hours Project Management Training Program.
- We provide you with an Attendance Certificate which certifies that you have completed 35 Contact Hours of Training – This is one of the prerequisites for the PMP® Exam.
- (Optional) Apply for your PMI® Membership online through the PMI® website – The Fee Total is $139.00 (Payments accepted through Credit Card).
- Apply for the PMP® Exam Online through PMI® Website. Complete offline support is provided by us.
- PMI® will send you an approval email confirming that your application has been approved (please note that it may still go through an audit process). You have a one year window, from the date of approval, to appear for the PMP® Exam. When you are ready to take the Exam, return to the PMI® Website, login with the ID and password provided to you and simply make your online payment.
- Next is to locate a PROMETRIC CENTER near you. You can go to www.2test.com and find the nearest PROMETRIC CENTER to you. Register which day you would like to appear for the exam, along with the 4 hour time slot.
- Finally, on Exam day, go to the PROMETRIC CENTER AND TAKE THE EXAM - RESULTS ARE GIVEN IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE EXAM. There are 200 questions out of which 25 are Pre-test Questions. Scoring will be done on only 175 questions. Questions are multiple choice and there is no negative marking. Good Luck!
How Many Questions Are There In The Exam? How Much Time Do I Get?
The PMP® exam is a computer based exam conducted in Prometric Centers. The exam has 200 multiple choice questions. Each question has exactly one correct answer. You will get 4 hours to answer questions. Most people find 4 hours to be more than sufficient time for the exam. Out of these 200 questions, 25 questions are pretest questions. These are randomly placed throughout the exam and are used for research purposes. These questions are not evaluated while computing exam results. You will only be evaluated on the basis of 175 questions.
To pass the PMP® examination, you must answer a minimum of 106 of the 175 scored questions correctly. After you finish and submit the exam, in the Prometric Center you will immediately receive the overall mark-sheet for the exam.
Is There Any Negative Marking/Grading Done During The Exam?
No, there is no negative marking/grading. Unanswered questions are treated as wrong questions. The Exam is preceded by a 15-minute computer tutorial on the format of the exam.
After passing the Exam, you will receive your PMP® certificate by mail within 6-8 weeks. Examination scores are confidential.
What is the New Format of the Exam?
Effective August 1st 2013, the PMP® exam is based on PMBOK® Guide - 5th Edition. Exam results are divided into six areas. There are no minimum marks in separate areas.
Can I View My Exam Results On The PMI® Website?
You can view your PMP® credential status on https://www.pmi.org/certapp/default.aspx. You can also view certification status of other individuals on https://www.pmi.org/CertApp/Registry.aspx.
How Much Does It Cost To Take The PMP® Exam?
The exam costs $405 for PMI® members and $555 for non-members. Since the annual fee for PMI® membership is $129, it makes sense to become a member and then apply for the exam.
How Do I Prepare for PMP® Certification?
The program is mainly based on the PMBOK® Guide - 5th Edition. PMBOK® Guide stands for Project Management Book of Knowledge. When you become a member of PMI®, you receive the PMBOK® Guide - 5th Edition on a CD. PMBOK® Guide is very short and concise. The current exam is based on the 5th Edition of PMBOK® Guide . The approach that we suggest is:-
- Read one, or more, of the recommended books.
- Read The PMBOK® Guide - 5th Edition.
- Read the tutorial on preparepm.com.
- Take a few mock/simulation exams.
- Revise sections of the books and PMBOK® Guide - 5th Edition in which you are not scoring well.
- When you start scoring above 80% in the mock exams, you are ready to visit a Prometric Center for the exam.
Two important tips that we would like to suggest:
- Sleep well the night before the exam. Try to get 7-8 hours of good sleep. Sounds simple but not always observed by candidates.
- After you enter the examination room, spend the first few minutes (5-10 mins) writing down key notes and formulas on a rough sheet of paper, before you actually start the exam. These notes can include Earned Value Management (EVM) and other such formulas, list of processes and their inputs, outputs, and tools and techniques. Later in the exam, these notes can act as a great quick reference guide!
How Much Time Does It Take To Prepare For The PMP® Certification Exam?
The amount of time it will take you to prepare for the PMP® Certification Exam depends on how much experience you have as a Project Manager, your familiarity with PMI's terminology, and which books you use to prepare. Sitting for any exam is stressful, time consuming, as well as costly, therefore, give yourself enough time to study so that you feel comfortable. We suggest that you should plan to spend a minimum of 4-8 weeks, preparing for a couple of hours every day, before taking the exam.