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Project Management Institute (PMI) Certifications

  1. 1. Team 2 – IS460 Mike Kobs Chris Siekert Elise Quamme
  2. 2. <ul><li>Objectives of the presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Types of Certifications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PMP – Project Management Professional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project+ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICCP </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Benefits & Costs </li></ul><ul><li>Eligibility </li></ul><ul><li>Exams </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Understanding of IT certifications and how they can benefit your career </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding of what it takes to become certified </li></ul><ul><li>To help you decide what certifications are best for you </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>About the Project Management Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Four Types of Credentials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Management Professional - PMP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Program Management Professional – PgMP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PMI Scheduling Professional – PMI-SP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified Associate in Project Management - CAPM </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Certification Benefits/Costs </li></ul><ul><li>Eligibility </li></ul><ul><li>Exams </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Leading membership association for the project management profession </li></ul><ul><li>Only global certification </li></ul><ul><li>260,000 members in over 171 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Offers certification, networking, and community involvement opportunities </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Considered by many as “gold-standard” of global project management certification </li></ul><ul><li>Certified have demonstrated tools required to competently practice project management: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership Skills </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Recognizes your expertise in Project Management </li></ul><ul><li>Better Salary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Average starting salary $90,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Salaries of certified Project Managers are 20% more than those with similar experience level </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Better Job Opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Requirement to be qualified has been growing exponentially </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There are 20% more jobs available </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Networking with other PMP’s </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Directed toward career enhancement </li></ul><ul><li>Locked into Project Management track </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Continue to show documented leading of projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Renewal fee every 3 years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>High cost </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Online application allows you to track your experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Month count can’t have overlapping projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hours count includes any hours </li></ul></ul>Educational Background Project Management Experience Project Management Education High school diploma, associates degree, or global equivalent Minimum 5 years/60 months unique non-overlapping professional experience during which at least 7,500 hours spent leading and directing project tasks 35 contact hours of formal education OR Bachelor’s degree or global equivalent Minimum 3 years/36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 4,500 hours spent leading & directing project tasks 35 contact hours of formal education
  10. 10. <ul><li>4 hours for 200 questions </li></ul><ul><li>25 questions considered pre-test </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not affect score </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used as way to test validity of future exam questions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All questions randomly placed </li></ul><ul><li>To maintain certification: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrate ongoing professional commitment to field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Satisfying the Continuing Certification Requirements Program </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Earn and report at least 60 Professional Development Units during each 3-year CCR cycle. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Typically one PDU is earned per hour spent in a planned and structured learning activity. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Complete the Application for Certification Renewal and return it to PMI, along with the renewal fee </li></ul><ul><li>The CCR program has identified five categories in which PMP credential holders can earn PDUs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formal academic education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional activities and self directed learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education programs offered by PMI Registered Education Providers or PMI components </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational programs offered by other providers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer service to professional or community organization </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>A document called ____________ is created by decomposing the project scope into smaller, more manageable elements. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scope Statement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network Logic Diagram </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work Breakdown Structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requested Change </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Project+ Certification </li></ul><ul><li>Certification Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Certification Cons </li></ul><ul><li>CompTIA Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Project+ Exam </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) </li></ul><ul><li>It covers the entire project life cycle from initiation and planning through execution, acceptance, support and closure </li></ul><ul><li>First IT industry project management certification </li></ul><ul><li>Changed from IT project+ so that more professionals would take the exam other than just IT professionals. </li></ul><ul><li>Lifetime certification </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Makes you more marketable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrates mastery of fundamental project management skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gives skills necessary to complete projects on time and within budget </li></ul><ul><li>Creates common language among project team members </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Price </li></ul><ul><li>Never update with new skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lifetime certificate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May become outdated </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>76% increased communication among team members </li></ul><ul><li>33% received promotion or pay raise </li></ul><ul><li>Increased responsibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>92% led one or more projects since being certified </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>79% responsible for multiple projects at once </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>85% responsible for two to five projects at the same time </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>You can register online </li></ul><ul><li>Cost $232 and can be taken at the CVTC </li></ul><ul><li>Can take as many times a needed but pay every time </li></ul><ul><li>No prerequisites </li></ul><ul><li>90 minutes to complete 80 questions </li></ul><ul><li>Scenario-based questions </li></ul><ul><li>Unscored Questions occur occasionally </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t affect score </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used to collect preliminary psychometric data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notified before exam of unscored questions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Never expires </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>More IT than before </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project components and IT elements to set it apart from the others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Think of it as a stepping stone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You must know IT and Project Management to pass </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Execution has become more important </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Large portion of test is on execution, Control, and Coordination </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Speed up </li></ul><ul><ul><li>67.5 seconds to answer each question </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Look for the right study guide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Correct version, lots of questions, author should have certificate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be ready to include this in other endeavors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some companies thinking about adding it into requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Weigh the demand in your area </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask around to see if certificate will benefit you </li></ul></ul>
  20. 21. <ul><li>PMP </li></ul><ul><li>Currently have over 75,000 PMPs certified around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Several educational and work experience prerequisites for the certification. </li></ul><ul><li>Requires documented project management experience and documented project management classroom hours. </li></ul><ul><li>PMP is the more highly sought certification for project management professionals. </li></ul><ul><li>Project+ </li></ul><ul><li>Relies on the candidate's knowledge of project management to pass and become certified </li></ul><ul><li>One exam covering specific project management topics. </li></ul><ul><li>Quality certification for project managers who do not yet have the experience or meet the requirements of the PMP certification. </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrates a baseline of project management knowledge. </li></ul>
  21. 22. <ul><li>ISA Certification </li></ul><ul><li>CCP Certification </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits/Costs </li></ul><ul><li>Eligibility </li></ul><ul><li>Exam </li></ul>
  22. 23. <ul><li>Test taken at the end of the semester </li></ul><ul><li>Must pass with a 50% and if passed with a 70% it counts towards the CCP certification </li></ul><ul><li>If you pass you get the option to pay </li></ul><ul><li>Pay $35 a year </li></ul><ul><li>Must have 60 hours of acceptable professional development over a 3 year period in order to renew </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is done so that you stay proficient and learn new skills in the field. </li></ul></ul>
  23. 24. <ul><li>Pinnacle of achievement for Information Technology Management, Business and Systems Analysts and Computer Professionals world-wide </li></ul><ul><li>Must pass the core test and two specialty tests with at least 70% </li></ul><ul><li>The ISA certification counts as the core test </li></ul><ul><li>Pay $75 a year </li></ul><ul><li>Need 120 hours of professional development every three years to prove you are still proficient </li></ul>
  24. 25. <ul><li>Practical way to test skills and knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Establishes your credentials a computing professional </li></ul><ul><li>Help career advancement and compensation </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition of specialized knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Proves you are up to date in your career because you must renew every three years </li></ul>
  25. 26. <ul><li>Candidate must pass at the professional level of 70% or higher during a given 36-month period </li></ul><ul><li>Core I.T. Skills and Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Business Information Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Database Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Data Management </li></ul><ul><li>Data Warehousing </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated IT Project Management </li></ul><ul><li>Internetworking & Communications </li></ul><ul><li>IS/IT Management </li></ul><ul><li>Microcomputing and Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Object Oriented Analysis and Design </li></ul><ul><li>Office Information Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Procedural Programming (Structured Programming) </li></ul><ul><li>Systems Development </li></ul><ul><li>Systems Programming (Operating Systems) </li></ul><ul><li>Software Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Systems Security </li></ul><ul><li>Web Development </li></ul>
  26. 27. <ul><li>To take an ICCP test </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Send in application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$250 per test </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exams are interactive and computer-based </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Practice exam </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  27. 28. <ul><li>Types of Certifications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PMP – Project Management Professional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project+ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICCP </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Benefits & Costs </li></ul><ul><li>Eligibility </li></ul><ul><li>Exams </li></ul>
  28. 30. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>