- To understand the various project components in detail and learn how to effectively integrate these different parts to ensure successful project outcomes
- To acquire resource management skills
- To learn how to apply the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
- To know how to uncover the risks associated with a project
- To demonstrate project execution and project control techniques required for project success
- To carry out project closure activities on time and get formal sign-off on projects
Who Should Do PMP Course?
Project management professional: PMP training is beneficial for the following professionals:
- Project Managers
- Team Leads
- Project Associates
- Project Assistants/Engineers
- Project Analysts
- Project Coordinators
- Software Developers
- Any individual aspiring to be a project manager
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Prep
Introduction: Project Management
What is a Project? What is Project Management? Project vs Program vs Portfolio Project Life Cycle Project Manager and his Roles & Responsibilities Trends in Project Management Agile Considerations Importance of PMO Types of Organization and their influences in a project Other factors influencing a project Stakeholders and their influence in a project
Project Integration Management
Develop Project Charter Develop Project Management Plan Direct and Manage Project Work Manage Project Knowledge Monitor and Control Project Work Perform Integrated Change Control Close Project or Phase
Project Scope Management
Plan Scope Management Collect Requirements Define Scope Create WBS Validate Scope Control Scope
Project Schedule Management
Plan Schedule Management Define Activities Sequence Activities Estimate Activity Durations Develop Schedule Control Schedule
Project Cost Management
Plan Cost Management Estimate Costs Determine Budget Control Costs
Project Quality Management
Plan Quality Management Manage Quality Control Quality
Project Resource Management
Plan Resource Management Estimate Activity Resources Acquire Resources Develop Team Manage Team Control Resources
Project Communication Management
Plan Communications Management Manage Communications Monitor Communications
Project Risk Management Plan Risk Management Identify Risks Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis Plan Risk Responses Implement Risk Responses Monitor Risks Project Procurement Management Plan Procurement Management Conduct Procurements Control Procurements
Project Stakeholder Management
Identify Stakeholders Plan Stakeholder Management Manage Stakeholder Engagement Monitor Stakeholder Engagement
- Project Manager
- Program Manager
As per PMI, an applicant can take upto 3 attempts in a calendar year to pass the exam.
The passing score for PMP Certification was once 81%, which was reset to 61% in 2005, which meant that PMP applicants need to answer 106 or more out of the 175 questions. From December 2005, PMI has stopped publishing the passing score. Now the passing score for every applicant is different and is based on the difficulty level of questions being attempted. Also, the PMP Exam report card was revised in 2007 and now gives only the proficiency levels (i.e. Proficient, Moderately Proficient and Below Proficient).
PMP certification exam will have questions that will test all your knowledge on various aspects of project management. In this exam, PMI will test your analytical, logical, mathematical, management and leadership skills. The PMP exam consists of six different kinds of questions: Knowledge-based questions from the PMBOK guide, Definition-based questions, Situation-based questions, Formula-based questions, Interpretational questions, Questions on professional and social responsibility.
To become a certified project manager, it is necessary to pass PMP certification exams. You must pick the most relevant program that will help boost your professional career. The exam consists of testing a management professional across five major domains- project initiation, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling, and closing the project.
The PMI guidelines state that a complete 35 hours of project management education is needed prior to enrolling for the examination. Some previous PMP certification holders’ advice an exam preparation time of up to 3 months followed by rigorous mock exams that will judge your understanding of the PMP certification.
The eligibility criterion for Project Management Certification depends on your educational and professional background: High School Diploma/ associate Degree or equivalent- Must have five years of non –overlapping Project Management experience with 7500 hours of leading direct project tasks. Also, 35 PDUs are required. Bachelor’s Degree/ or Equivalent- Must have three years of non –overlapping Project Management experience with 4500 hours of leading direct project tasks. Also, 35 PDUs are required.
You need not be a PMI member to apply for the PMP Certification examination. But there are few benefits of becoming a PMI member. One of the benefits is that you get a discount on the PMP examination if you are a PMI member. Also being a member, you are entitled to standards published by PMI.
The validity period of PMP Certification is for 3 years and starts immediately when you receive the same. You follow the CCR (Counting Certification Requirements) and are supposed to earn sixty Professional Development Units during these three years. After completing this, your certification is extended for next three years.
PMP Certification can get you lucrative jobs and career with cast opportunities for growth. The average salary of a PMP certified professional holding the certification between 5 to 10 years is $110,000. The average salary of a PMP certified professional holding the certification between 10 to 20 years is $130,000.
When you apply for the credential examinations for PMP Certification you receive your PMI ID number. You may also get the PMI ID number when you become a PMI member. PMI ID number is also known to be your "Member ID". You have to use this ID number when you have to report your "Professional Development Units".
The PMP certification application process requires you to submit the PMP application on the official website i.e. certification.pmi.org. You will have to submit information such as your address, contact information, education, project details, project management experience, etc.
The Project Management Institute (PMI) keeps auditing the PMP applications to maintain the integrity of the certification process. These audits are not done on all the applications but for a certain percentage of the applications received which is determined by PMI. Typically, one in every five applications will undergo this audit process.
PMI conducts random audits and the applicants are not made aware that their applications are being audited. Once the process is complete, you will get an intimation on when you are authorized to pay to take the application process forward. You will then receive an email with the approval code or get the code from within your PMI application portal. This would mean that you can now schedule your PMP exam as per your convenience.
It is important to understand that auditing of PMP applications is just a routine process and there is nothing to be worried about. We will provide you with many tips that will help you guide throughout the application process. Once you have been informed about the application process by the PMI, you can download the audit package. This will include instructions on how you can help PMI validate the various information regarding you that you had mentioned in the application process. You will be required to provide proof for: Academic Education – For PMI to verify information provided against academic education you will need to submit copy of all your education certificates as stated in the application. Transcripts are also accepted in the event the certificate is too big in size to be copied or if for you’re not in possession of the copy of the certificate. Project Management Education – The 35 contact hours that were mentioned in your PMP exam application will also have to be validated.
The audit approval process by PMI will typically take 5-7 business days to be complete. Upon approval of your application, you will receive the notification to make the payment and schedule your exam. Once that happens, you will then have to apply within one year to take the exam. Remember: You can take the exam up to three times during the eligibility period.
You can sign up for a free account at https://www.pmi.org/ to get started. Membership brings with it many benefits such as discount on PMP examination.
The PMP exam will consist of 200 multiple objective type questions. Out of these 200 questions, 175 will be questions on which you will be scored and the remaining 25 will be pretest questions that will not be scored. The total allocated time for completing this examination will be four hours. It is important to know that PMP examination questions are developed: In consultation with existing certified PMP holders In accordance with the ISO/IEC 17024 standard through Psychometric analysis.
While PMP exams are administered in English, you also have a choice of taking language aids for free of cost. These language aids are available in 14 global languages
After your PMP certification, you can consider attempting the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) course. You can also think of doing the Prince2 exam which will increase your job prospects in the future.
A PMP certification is an internationally recognized certification and therefore will boost your career prospects. Such is the importance of this certification that many companies have made it mandatory for their Project Managers to get the PMP certification.
PMP certification is globally recognized and accepted by most of the industries worldwide. Irrespective of the place or location you work in, PMP certification adds value to your career and salary potential.