Project Management Professional (PMP)
- Who should apply?
- PMP Eligibility criteria
- PMP Exam Overview
- Application Process
Who should apply?
- If you’re an experienced project manager looking to solidify your skills, stand out to employers and maximize your earning potential, the PMP credential is the right choice for you.
- If you’re a less experienced project practitioner looking to demonstrate your commitment to project management, then CAPM certification is right for you. Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is an entry-level certification for project practitioners. Designed for those with little or no project experience, the CAPM® demonstrates your understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of effective project management.
PMP Eligibility CriteriaTo apply for the PMP, you need to have either:
A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree, or the global equivalent) with at least five years / 60 months of non-overlapping project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.
- A four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent) and at least three years / 36 months of non-overlapping project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.
- You can get 35 hours project management education from any PMI's Registered Education Providers or from these articles. And I will share you those details in one of these articles. So please follow my articles and read them carefully.
- How to calculate non-overlapping work? This picture shows an example of overlapping work:
PMP Exam Overview
- The PMP examination is comprised of 200 multiple-choice questions.
- Of the 200 questions, 25 are pretest questions which are not for final score
- Unfortunately you will not know which are pretest questions and which are real questions. So you have answer all 200 questions. Once you submit your answers, the testing software will remove 25 pretest questions and will score you for 175 questions.
- The allotted time to complete the computer-based examination is four hours
- PMP examination questions are developed in accordance with the ISO/IEC 17024 standard, by global work groups of PMP credential holders and satisfy the test specifications of the PMP Examination Content Outline.
The examination blueprint details the percentage of questions contained in each project management process group as shown below
Initiation 13% Planning 24% Execution 30% Monitoring and Control 25% Closing 8% Total 100%
The Application Process
Step 1: Create an user account on http://PMI.org
Step 2: Pay the yearly membership dues and become a paid member
Step 3: Complete and submit your PMP application
Step 4: PMI will confirm the receipt of the application and requests you to pay the exam fee
Step 5: PMI reviews the application, once you submit the fee. In case your application is selected for audit, you have to submit all required details to PMI
Step 6: If you satisfy all required conditions, PMI will approve your application and you will receive an Authorization to Test (ATT) letter with an “Eligibility ID”
Step 7: Using that “Eligibility ID” you have to schedule an exam date with http://prometric.com
Step 8: Appear for the exam and successfully pass to become a Project Management Professional (PMP)