Project Management Professional Overview
03rd October 2013
• What is PMP
• Eligibility Requirements
• 3 step Assessment Criteria
What is PMP…
• A professional credential for Projects offered by PMI
• Its accredited by the American National Standard Institute(ANSI)
against the International organization for Standardization (ISO)
• PMP Credential is also registered against the ISO 9001:2008
standard for QMS.
• Similar to PMP, PMI offers many other credential like
More about PMI
Founded in 1969
Not for profit organization
250 chapters in over 70 countries
420,000 members and credential holders
A guide to Project Management Body Of Knowledge (PMBOK®)
Administers globally recognized certification programs includes
Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certification
PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP®) credential
PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP®) credential
Program Management Professional(PgMP®) credential
PMP Eligibility Requirement
Category College /
PM Training Hours Leading and
Directing Project Tasks
4500 hours 36 months within
last 8 years
Two High School
7500 hours 60 months within
last 8 years
A Candidate is assessed by examining his or her competence using
Reviewing Education and Experience – A combination of education
and/or experience in project management is required for certification.
Testing competence – The candidate is required to apply project
management concepts and experience to potential on-the-job situations
through a series of scenario-based questions.
Ongoing Development – Maintenance of a PMI certification requires
the accumulation of ongoing Professional Development and Education.
Timeline of the PMP Application Credential Process
You have 90 days to complete the application
once you started it.
Application Completeness Review
5 Days (When Submitted Online)
Applicant Payment Process
(You cannot schedule exam until you submit
payment of credential fees)
(If your application is selected)
You have 90 days to send your Audit Material
PMI Processes audit materials in 5-7 days
(The eligibility period begins upon successful
completion of the audit)
Multiple-Choice Examination Eligibility
From the date of the application approval
You can take the exam up to 3 times during this
Your Certification Cycle Begins The day you pass
the exam and are bestowed the credential.
You are required to earn and report
60 Professional Development Units
PDUs- within this 3-year cycle.
You can complete the renewal process once you
have earned and reported 60 PDUs per the
requirements and submit renewal fees.
1 year period
Occurs on the 3rd anniversary of the day you
passed the exam if you have not fulfilled the
Continuing Certification Requirements towards
credential maintenance and renewal.
Occurs at the end of your suspension period if you
did not fulfill the Continuing Certification
Requirements towards credential maintenance
and renewal. If you wish to hold the credential
again, you need to reapply.
EXAM ADMINISTRATION TYPE PMI MEMBER STATUS US DOLLARS EUROS
Computer-Based Testing (CBT) Member $405 €340
Computer-Based Testing (CBT) Non-Member $555 €465
CCR Credential Renewal Member $60 USD Only
CCR Credential Renewal Non-Member $150 USD Only
PMI membership Fees is $139
Exam Content Outline
DOMAIN PERCENTAGE OF ITEMS ON TEST
Planning The Project 24%
Executing The Project 30%
Monitoring & Controlling The Project 25%
Closing The Project 8%
Project Management Process group and Knowledge Area Mapping
Computer-based testing (CBT) is the standard method of administration for PMI
Duration of examination - 4 hours
There are no scheduled breaks during the exam.
Exam is preceded by an 15 minutes of tutorial.
200 objective type questions.
175 questions for scoring and the rest 25 for validating future examination
Exams are online and are conducted at Prometric centers only.
Nearest prometric center for us is Borivali, Mumbai.
Some Important Tips for Exam....
Answer each question from PMI perspective, not the perspective we have
acquired from our real world and/or life experience.
Make sure, you have not only read the question but identified the actual
Read all four choices carefully before you select the answer
There may be more than one “Correct” answer to each question, but only one
Be careful on distracters.
Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Program
Once PMP credential is obtained, one need to participate in CCR program
to maintain an active certification status.
The PMP Certification cycle lasts for three years.
During this period one need to earn 60 professional development units
(PDU) towards credential maintenance.
PDU categories fall into two divisions.
Education Giving back to profession
Courses offered by PMI’s REP,
chapters or communities
Creating New project Management
Continuing Education Volunteer Service
Self-Directed Learning's Work as Professional in Project
Shows your commitment to the Project Management Profession
Improve and Recognizes your Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Serves as an unbiased endorsement of your project management
expertise and professional experience on a global level.
Leads to better earnings and career opportunities
Prepares you for greater job responsibilities
Builds Self Confidence
Enhances Project Management Profession
PMP Certification Exam Process
Sricharan Narayanam, PMP
PMI India Champion
Mobile: +91 9823771269
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