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PMITB Hints for Getting Your PMP

  1. 1. <ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Tampa Bay Chapter, PMI </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>PMI Certification and You
  2. 2. What this presentation is about… <ul><li>Application process </li></ul><ul><li>Helpful links </li></ul><ul><li>$ </li></ul><ul><li>FAQs </li></ul><ul><li>Certification/Credential responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>After credentialing – what next? </li></ul><ul><li>Does not cover </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is PM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should you be a PMP? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should I take a class? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Benefits <ul><li>Expedites professional advancement </li></ul><ul><li>Creates job growth/opportunities within an organization </li></ul><ul><li>Provides framework for standardized project management requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Increases employee’s value to the organization </li></ul>
  4. 4. PMI Membership Application <ul><li>http:// </li></ul>
  5. 5. Credentialing <ul><li>Project Management Professional (PMP®) </li></ul><ul><li>Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) </li></ul><ul><li>OPM3® ProductSuite </li></ul><ul><li>NEW : Program Management </li></ul><ul><li>For more information about PMI certifications, follow this link </li></ul><ul><li>PMI Certifications Overview </li></ul>
  6. 6. Need Certification? <ul><li>PMP named to’s “10 hottest certifications for 2006” More… </li></ul><ul><li>Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential ranks highly in IT industry salary survey. </li></ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul><ul><li>The Value of PM Certification </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  7. 7. PMP® & CAPM® Requirements (Choose Column ) PMP® & CAPM® Requirements (Choose Column ) PMP® & CAPM® Requirements (Choose Column ) OR Pass PMP 35 hrs 7,500 Hrs. 60 months/5 yrs, no project overlap within a 8 year period. H.S. Degree PMP Category 2 Must have all 4 23 hrs 23 contact hours of formal education in project management -- (one contact hour is equivalent to one actual hour of training or instruction received) 35 hrs PM Education Hrs See pg. 5 of the PMP exam application – addresses learning objectives / criteria. No time frame. Pass CAPM Pass PMP Exam 1,500 Hrs. On a project team 4,500 Hrs. 36 months/3 yrs, no project overlap within a 5 year period. PM Experience See FAQ slides…. read application thoroughly…or email PMI ! -- College Degree Academic CAPM Either PM exp OR edu hrs PLUS pass exam PMP Category 1 Must have all 4
  8. 8. Steps….. <ul><li>Apply </li></ul><ul><ul><li>select category 1 or 2 (page 3 of handbook); </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fill out the forms (starting on pg 13) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>agree to abide by the Project Management Professional Code of Professional Conduct (page 22 ** also know for exam) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>$ </li></ul><ul><li>mail or submit on-line </li></ul><ul><li>Pass application process </li></ul>
  9. 9. Steps….. <ul><li>Study </li></ul><ul><li>Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, A (PMBOK Guide), paperback, Third Edition </li></ul><ul><li>Take Exam </li></ul><ul><li>Pass Exam! </li></ul><ul><li>PMI Continuing Certification Requirement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>60 PDU’s every 3 years </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Study Materials <ul><li>PMI book store, Exam Prep section </li></ul><ul><li>Google: Rita Mulcahy, PMI, PMP, …. these sites offer books, cds, flashcards, etc. http:// </li></ul><ul><li>PMP Exam Classes vs. PM classes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know the difference! (exam class is….” NOT designed towards teaching applied project management, but for exam preparation only”) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. PMP Exam Application <ul><li>PMI Certification Exam Information </li></ul><ul><li>4 Criteria to Certification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PM Experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PM “Schooling” (contact hours) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge - Pass Exam! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Copy pg’s (4, 5, 6) depending on need </li></ul><ul><li>Sign where necessary </li></ul>
  12. 12. FAQ - Credential <ul><li>PMP Credential Application · Page 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Experience Verification Form - Part I - help </li></ul><ul><li>Q:  What if your organization contact is no longer with the company?   </li></ul><ul><li>[PMI] Candidates applying for the PMP or CAPM exams may submit contact information for people who are no longer with a company the candidate worked for. However, the contact information must be valid. </li></ul><ul><li>Q:  What if your organization is no longer in tact? Can you still write them down? [PMI] Generally, we discourage candidates from submitting applications with experience they may have difficulty providing a valid contact for. However, as long as the contact information supplied for that company is valid, the candidate may submit experience from organizations that are no longer in existence.  </li></ul>
  13. 13. FAQ – Credential (cont’d) <ul><li>Q:  What if you are writing in private/small business contact information – is this ok? </li></ul><ul><li>[PMI] Candidates may submit experience from any employer, regardless of size.  </li></ul><ul><li>Q: What experience can you put down? </li></ul><ul><li>[PMI] Before ruling out the PMP exam, though, take a hard look at your resume. I have seen a lot of people assume that they need to be in charge of a whole project, or that a project needs to be large in scope, in order to claim their professional experience. The requirement is to &quot;lead or direct&quot;. That could include being a team leader reporting to a project manager, or even directing and organizing a single-person project (directing yourself), so long as you really formed objectives, directed the work, and brought the work to a close. Some of the phases like &quot;initiating&quot; seem difficult to claim experience with, but starting up a PHASE of a larger effort can also count. Experience requirements can also be met through volunteer work or project work at school, as well as job-related experience. You may find that you actually DO qualify for the PMP. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Costs Summary (1 st quarter, 2006) Member/non-member electronic $ 275/375 Re-exam (if you don’t succeed, try, try again!!) Optional / PDUs $ varies Classes – education/seminars Optional / PDUs time Volunteer/instructor/ Optional/monthly/1 PDU $10-25 Chapter dinners Member/non-member/ Every 3 years $60/150 Continuing Certification Requirements Member/non-member first time electronic $405/555 Exam application & exam <ul><li>Optional/once </li></ul><ul><li>(e.g. TB Prep local $450/575) </li></ul><ul><li>Cheetah,, Rita Mulcahy, lots on PMI site, range from $ to $$$$$. Classroom to online to self-study </li></ul>$400-3,000 Prep Class Optional/Yearly * (e.g. IT is $20; WIPM is $15) $15-30 SIG (0 to many – your choice) Optional/Yearly * (e.g. Tampa is $25) $15-30 Local Chapter (usually 1) Yearly $129 PMI Membership & App fee of $10
  15. 15. R.E.P. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul><ul><li>Local Chapters offering Exam Prep!! </li></ul><ul><li>Tampa Bay PMI Exam Prep ($450 for members!!) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Exam ? <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Want to know more? </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for a PMP Exam Prep Class ! </li></ul>
  17. 17. Certified? Now What? <ul><li>PDUs must be attained in 5 specific categories: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Post certification formal education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-directed learning and professional activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programs sponsored by PMI Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programs sponsored by other providers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service to professional/community associations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul>CCR = Continuing Certification Requirement PDU = Professional Development Unit
  18. 18. Help Yourself = Help Tampa PMI <ul><li>Chapter Sponsored Activities (PDUs): </li></ul>CCR = Continuing Certification Requirement PDU = Professional Development Unit Chapter Meetings 1 PDU Board Member, Director, Volunteer or Instructor 5 – 10 PDUs Conferences, Expos, Workshops PDUs galore! Tampa Symposium 8 + PDUs
  19. 19. PDU Tracking <ul><li>PDUs – self monitoring : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>File for auditing purposes! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- member id </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- certification # </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local activities – reporting forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(see Tampabay Professional Development website links) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post online through your member id at </li></ul></ul>
  20. 21. CAPM® Certification <ul><li>Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) </li></ul><ul><li>Start  March 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for practitioners who are new to the project management industry </li></ul><ul><li>Who is suited to seek CAPM certification? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People who seek to establish and demonstrate a common base of knowledge and terms in the field of project management. Such people might include: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project team members </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Early stage project management practitioners who will use the CAPM as a stepping stone to the Project Management Professional (PMP®) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students at either the undergraduate level or graduate level </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>What are the requirements? (see spreadsheet) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Either: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1,500 hours of work on a project team </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>23 contact hours of formal education in project management (one contact hour is equivalent to one actual hour of training or instruction received) </li></ul></ul></ul>