1. All you wanted to know about PMP Certification Training program
Does PMI Bangalore Chapter conduct the PMP 35-hour mandatory training program?
The chapter conducts on a monthly basis training programs for project management
practitioners who are aspiring to get PMP certified. The details of the program are as follows:
What is the Eligibility criteria ?
The candidate should have a bachelor's degree and will need 4500 hours of experience in
project management related activities over 36 months of the last 8 years. The candidate does
not need the title of project manager to have the experience count, but instead must have
worked in the project management processes of initiation, planning, execution, controlling and
closing with identified deliverables.
What is the Training program course content?
The 35-hour contact course is mandatory for candidates wanting to appear for the PMP
certification Exam and is designed towards exam preparation. The course is based on PMIs
Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) covering Project Management Processes in
9 Knowledge areas of Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Risk, HR, Communication, Procurement and
Integration. The course starts with describing the concepts and framework of project
management. The course will also cover principles of Professional Responsibility. Sample tests
will be conducted after each session to provide an idea of the type of questions one should be
ready to tackle in the PMP certification exam. A one and half hour composite test in the lines
of the PMP certification exam will provide the candidates a feel for the pace one needs to
maintain. Finally a session will be held on what to expect in the exam and how previous
successful candidates prepared for the PMP Certification.
What is the Duration & time of the course conducted by the Bangalore Chapter?
The course is held over two consecutive weekends as our faculties are mostly working PMPs
and are able to provide their time only in the weekends. On these four days the course is held
from 8.30 AM to 6.30 PM. One faculty member generally covers each knowledge area. The
program is normally held in the 2nd and 3rd weekend of each month.
2. Can I know the Venue & Cost details?
The course will be held in Central Park Hotel at the following address:
Central Park Hotel
Tel.: +91-80-2558 4242
The cost for each participant will be
Rs. 12,000 for Non-members of PMI
Rs. 9,000 for Members
The cost is inclusive of cost of study material, tea and Lunch and issue of certificate at the end
of the training program
We strongly recommend becoming a member of PMI since besides the savings in attending
this program the savings in the exam fee will more than offset the membership fee as detailed
As a new PMI member, one will pay $141.00 made up of $119.00 PMI membership, $10.00
quot;New Member Application Feequot; and $ 12.00 to be a member of Bangalore Chapter.
Now, the PMP exam costs $555.00 if you are not a member and $405.00 if you are a member.
The difference is $150.00 which right there covers your membership expense. Now begin to
factor in the free publications, discounts on courses, books and so on for being a member.
There is no question that being a member of PMI BEFORE one takes the exam is all advantage
and no disadvantage.
One can become a member on-line using the URL of PMI at www.pmi.org. Can also obtain
more information about the certification exam from the web pages.
How do I register for the Training Program?
To register for the program or to get further details, you can send an email to
You can also contact Mr. B.V.Krishnamurthy, Administrator, PMI Bangalore Chapter, to register
for the course. His contact numbers are:
Mobile: +91-98868 14078.
The Chapter office address is:
#21, 303 - 3rd floor,
Bangalore - 560 062
We normally do not wish to have a class of more than thirty candidates. From one such
program per quarter, we have had to increase it to once a month. We will register on a quot;first
come first servedquot; basis. Hence early registration is recommended.