Some of you might have heard about the PMP exam but are unaware about a lot of things regarding it. Whether you should pursue it or not. How to give the exam or how to prepare for it?
Don’t worry because today, I will be providing answers to your questions! If you are in the project management field, then let’s get you started!
What Is PMP?
PMP is known as Project Management Professional. It is made for a person who works as a project manager and wants to pursue in it.
The certification is given by PMI (Project Management Institute) and this certification is recognized all around the world.
Project managers are working in a wide range of fields. From education to IT. Every company wants a project manager who can lead them.
PMP provides project managers to different companies.
PMI and its relation to PMP:
PMI stands for Project Management Institution. It is a well-known institution.
There are several benefits if you become a PMI member. The biggest benefit is that you can have access to PMBOK, Project Management Body of Knowledge.
This book is essential if you want to pass the PMP exam. You need to read and understand the concepts in this book in order to pass the exam. Some other benefits include:
- Articles and blogs related to PMP
- Job postings
- Local and international networking opportunities
- Discounts on insurance
You can either:
- Have an already acquired associate’s degree or a high school diploma
- Project management experience for at least a minimum of 5 years
- Minimum 7500 hours as the leader of the project tasks
- Complete a bachelor’s degree
- A Minimum of at least 3 years of experience as a project manager
- Minimum 4500 hours as the leader of project tasks
The exam questions are broken down in to five groups:
- Initiation which is 13%
- Planning which is 24%
- Executing which is 30%
- Monitoring and Controlling which is 25%
- Closing which is 8%
The questions are related to how would you handle a particular situation. Your answers should be related to the PMBOK.
Register for your exam as early as possible so that you have time to prepare for it.
Also, apply for the PMI membership so that you can have the PMBOK as well as other benefits which will help you in passing your exam.
What if you don’t pass?
You can retake the exam 3 times a year. The only problem is that it costs $400 for PMI members and $500 for non-members.
Maintaining PMP Certification?
Okay so you passed the exam, now what? Be careful because the certification does not last forever.
You need to recertify it after 3 years and to do this, you need to complete 60 PDUs (professional development units).
Now you know everything regarding the PMP exam. Make sure you plan it accordingly and prepare it well so that you pass the exam in one go!