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Are you thinking about taking the PMP® Exam? The first challenge that most project managers face as they are getting ready for the PMP exam is to fight their way through all the official materials in …

Are you thinking about taking the PMP® Exam? The first challenge that most project managers face as they are getting ready for the PMP exam is to fight their way through all the official materials in order to understand the exam administration. This presentation by Cornelius Fichtner, PMP explains the most important facts in a concise manner.

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  • 1. Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam An Overview Presented by Cornelius Fichtner, PMP https://www.project-management-prepcast.com/ Based on the official information from the PMP® Credentials Handbook http://www.pmi.org/en/Certification/~/media/PDF/Certifications/pdc_pmphandbook.ashx
  • 2. Project Management Institute Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading not-for-profit association for the project management profession, offers comprehensive certification programs for practitioners with different levels of experience. PMI establishes educational and professional experience requirements to attain a credential. PMP® is one of the five PMI credentials available. Copyright © 2013 OSP International LLC 2
  • 3. Project Management Institute PMI’s family of credentials supports the project management profession and promotes on-going professional development in various fields such as health care, telecommunications, education, finance, construction and IT. The PMP® credential is not granted for life. In order to maintain the credential, the holder must satisfy PMI Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) and renew the credential every 3 years. Copyright © 2013 OSP International LLC 3
  • 4. Introduction Initiated in 1984 to recognize an individual’s demonstrated understanding of the knowledge and skills to lead project teams to deliver results within the competing constraints of:  Scope  Quality  Schedule  Budget  Resources  Risk The PMP® exam is usually taken at one of 10,000 Prometric test centers worldwide. Copyright © 2013 OSP International LLC 4
  • 5. Introduction Timeline of the PMP® Credential Process Application submission Window open 90 days Application completeness review 5 business days when submitted online Applicant payment process Cannot schedule exam until you submit payment of credential fees Audit process 5 -7 business days to process if application is selected Multiple-choice examination eligibility 1 year from the date of the application approval Certification cycle 3 years from the date the exam is passed to obtain and report 60 PDUs toward credential maintenance Copyright © 2013 OSP International LLC 5
  • 6. Eligibility Requirements To be eligible for the PMP® credential, you must meet certain educational and professional experience requirements. All project management experience must have been accrued within the last eight consecutive years prior to your application submission. Copyright © 2013 OSP International LLC 6
  • 7. Eligibility Requirements Educational Background Project Management Experience Project Management Education Secondary Degree (High school diploma, associate’s degree or global equivalent) Minimum 5 years/60 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 7,500 hours were spent leading and directing the project* 35 contact hours of formal education OR Four-year degree (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 were spent leading and directing project* 35 contact hours of formal education *Leading and directing project tasks as identified with the tasks, knowledge, and skills in the Project Management Professional Examination Content Outline. You should have experience in all five process groups across all your project management submitted on the application. However, on a single project, you do not have to have experience in all five process groups. Copyright © 2013 OSP International LLC 7
  • 8. Eligibility Requirements Example: Number of months of project management experience Each month in which you worked on multiple, overlapping projects counts as one month toward the total requirement. If a project manager worked on Project 1 and Project 2 simultaneously from February 1 – April 30, the time spent on both projects will be counted as three and not as six months toward the total to fulfill the professional project management experience requirement. Copyright © 2013 OSP International LLC 8
  • 9. Eligibility Requirements Example: Number of hours that you led or directed project tasks Consider all of the projects that you have worked on and identify how many hours you led or directed project tasks. For this section of the application, if you worked on multiple projects at one time, all the non-overlapping hours spent leading and directing project tasks count toward the total. Each work-week has a maximum of 40 hours. Copyright © 2013 OSP International LLC 9
  • 10. Eligibility Requirements You can satisfy the 35 contact hours by demonstrating the successful completion of courses, workshops and training sessions offered by one or more of the following types of education providers:  PMI Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s)  PMI Component organizations  Employer/company-sponsored programs  Training companies or consultants  Distance-learning companies, including an end-of-course assessment  University/college academic and continuing education programs We recommend: www.pm-prepcast.com Copyright © 2013 OSP International LLC 10
  • 11. Examination Information  The PMP® examination is comprises of 200 multiplechoice questions including 25 pretest questions.  Pretest questions do not affect the score and are randomly placed throughout the examination.  That leaves 175 questions that will be graded.  The examination is preceded by a tutorial and followed by a survey.  The examination time is 4 hours. Copyright © 2013 OSP International LLC 11
  • 12. Examination Information Examination Blueprint  The table represents the percentage of questions in each domain that are included in the examination Domain Percentage of Questions Initiation 13% Planning 24% Executing 30% Monitoring and Controlling 25% Closing Copyright © 2013 8% OSP International LLC 12
  • 13. Examination Information Establishing the Passing Score  The passing score for all PMI exams is determined by sound psychometric analysis. PMI uses subject matter experts from across the globe to help establish a point at which each candidate should pass the exam(s) and the exam point of difficulty. Data that show how candidates actually performed are cross referenced with the subject mater experts to ensure that the point of difficulty on each exam is healthy.  The printed score report along with a pass/fail result lists each domain with one of three possible proficiency levels:  Proficient  Moderately Proficient  Below Proficient Copyright © 2013 OSP International LLC 13
  • 14. Take Action pass your PMP®Exam!  Read the PMI Credentials Handbook and make sure that you are eligible  Become a PMI Member and Member of your local PMI Chapter  Sign-up for the Exam  Read the PMBOK ®Guide twice  Listen to the PM PrepCast at www.pm-prepcast.com and read a PMP® preparation book Copyright © 2013 OSP International LLC 14
  • 15. Resources PMI website: http://www.pmi.org PMP® Credentials Handbook: http://www.pmi.org/PMP_Handbook PMI contact information: http://www.pmi.org/About-us/Customer-Care.aspx To locate Prometric test centers go to: http://www.prometric.com/PMI Free PM exam questions: http://www.free-pm-exam-questions.com Copyright © 2013 OSP International LLC 15

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