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Title: Roadmap to Project Management Professional Certification


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  • Roadmap to Project Management Professional
    Certification

2
  • Index
  • Introduction to PMP
  • Eligibility Criteria for PMP
  • Online Application
  • Fees and Membership
  • Audit Process of PMI
  • Scheduling an Exam
  • Examination
  • Certification Renewal

3
  • What is PMP?

Project Management Professional (PMP) is one of
the most popular certifications across the globe
offered by Project Management Institute (PMI) .
The PMI defines PMP as an application of
techniques, skills and knowledge to effectively
execute projects. Thus, the PMP certification can
make any professional stand out from the crowd.
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  • Eligibility Criteria for PMP
  • Professional with working experience in project
    management can appear the PMP certification.
    Below are the PMI defined criteria for PMP
    aspirants
  • Secondary degree with minimum 5 years of
    experience in project management with 7500 hours
    leading projects and 35 hours of PDU.
  • Higher degree with minimum 3 years of experience
    in project management with 4500 hours leading
    projects and 35 hours of PDU.
  • Project management experience can involved
    experience in any of the five stages of the
    project management lifecycle i.e. planning,
    initiating, monitoring, directing and closing. To
    earn 35 required PDUs, individuals can take
    project management training.

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  • Form Filling
  • The next step is to fill up the exam form for
    PMP. Create an account at the PMI official
    website and start filling online application from
    listed under my PMI section. Once started the
    application, you will get 90 days to complete the
    application that includes the following
    information
  • Personal information, including name, address,
    contact info, etc.
  • Education degree
  • Contact hours certification
  • Brief about experience of project management
  • After successfully submitting the application
    form, you will receive the acceptance email
    within a week.

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  • Fees and Membership

On submission of application form, you will
receive an email from the PMI to pay the PMP exam
fees. The exam fee for PMI member is 405 and for
non-member its 555 (this might be change after
the launch of 6th version of PMBOK Guide). The
PMI membership brings you a lot of benefits at
just 129 annual fee. Being a PMI member, you
will get a digital copy of PMBOK Guide get
access to on-demand webinars, project and
business management books and peer-written and
reviewed articles.
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  • Audit Process of PMI
  • After completing the form and paying exam fee,
    you will immediately get to know whether your
    application is selected for an audit. If
    selected, you need to submit all required
    document to validate the details mentioned in
    your application form within 3 months
  • Printed contact hour certificate
  • Education certificates (photocopy of
    university/college degree)
  • Authorized letter from the contact person listed
    in experience section. (separate envelops for
    each letter)

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  • Scheduling an Exam

After completing all the formalities related to
application, you can schedule your examination
through official website of PMI. Login to the
PMI Certification system and choose the mode of
examination either Computer-based Test (CBT) or
Paper-based Test (PBT). You can choose any date
within 1 year of submitting the fee.
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  • Examination

PMP certification is a closed book exam. It
contains 200 multiple-choice questions that you
need to attempt within 4 hours. 25 questions from
these questions are pretest questions that dont
score any marks for you and are included to test
the validity of future questions. To pass the
certification exam, you have to correctly answer
at least 137 questions. If you dont clear the
exam in the first attempt, you can reattempt for
the exam. An applicant gets 3 attempts within the
period of one year. After clearing the PMP
certification exam, you will be able to take your
PMP certificate within 6-8 weeks.
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  • Certification Renewal

The PMP credentials comes with 3 years validity
and to renew the credential one need to earn and
submit extra 60 PDUs every 3 years to PMI. Each
dedicated hour for professional development
activities will offer you one PDU. However, you
can earn these PDUs in the certification year
itself.
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