A person with a PMP Certification represents the fact that, he/she is an established project manager and has the experience and expertise to manage projects effectively and make them a success.
Eligibility Requirements in order to take the PMP Exam:
Minimum Educational Background:
Category 1 – Bachelors Degree Category
Category 2 – High School Diploma
Minimum Project Management Experience:
Category 1 – 4500 Hours
Category 2 – 7500 Hours
Minimum Formal Project Management Education:
35 Contact Hours for both Category 1 and Category 2
Details of the PMP Exam:
The PMP Exam is a Multiple Choice type of Exam which will contain 175 questions and an additional 25 pretest questions.
Remember that the scores for these 25 questions do not affect your final score.
Getting PMP Certified:
Step 1: Register in the PMI Website
Step 2: Register for the 35 hour Project Management Training
Step 3: Read the PMBOK Guide and any other book (And my blog if you like) to prepare for the PMP Certification
Step 4: Decide your Exam Date and prepare properly
Step 5: Crack your exam and get your Certification
About this Blog:
This blog is an attempt to help you get PMP Certified. I am no Project Management expert either. I am currently preparing for my PMP Certification and reading many big books on the topic like the PMBOK Guide and others. The sequence of chapters in this blog are all based on my understanding of the topics learnt during my study.
This blog will be split into 5 sections each of them covering the various topics covered by the PMP Exam. Below are the % of questions that can be expected from the various topics in the PMP Certification.
Initiating the Project – 11%
Planning the Project – 23%
Executing the Project – 27%
Monitoring and Controlling the Project – 21%
Closing the Project – 9%
Professional & Social Responsibility – 9%
Total works out to 100% doesn’t it :)
For the most up-to-date information regarding these examinations, please visit the certification section of PMI’s website at www.pmi.org.
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