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  1. 1. PMP RefresherKnow the Exam - Niraj Agarwal Slide 1
  2. 2. Agenda Introductions PMI  About  Membership  Credentials CAPM  Audience  Eligibility & Fees  Exam PMP  Why?  Bytes  Timeline  PMBoK  Eligibility Eli ibilit  Application Process (Experience, Education, Audit)  Overview (Format, Passing, Fees, Changes)  Preparation  The Prize ! Slide 2
  3. 3. IntroductionsNiraj AgarwalPMI, PMP, CAPM & PMBOK are registered marks of the ProjectManagement Institute, Inc. Please visit to knowmore.more Slide 3
  4. 4. PMI (Project Management Institute)AboutPMI, U.S.A., a non-profit professional association was founded in non profit association,1969 to establish Project Management standards, provide seminars,educational programs & professional certification. PMI has beenacknowledged as a p g pioneer in the field of Project Management. PMI j gmembers are spread over the globe with more than 200,000professionals, representing 125 countries. PMI professionals come fromevery major industry including, aerospace, automotive, businessmanagement, construction, engineering, financial services, informationtechnology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and telecommunications. Slide 4
  5. 5. PMIMembershipPMI Membership provides many opportunities to advance yourProject Management knowledge and skills. Many have leveraged theirPMI membership and certification to advance professional and careerobjectives. jAs a PMI member, you gain exclusive access to PMI publications andglobal standards, networking options with chapters and onlinecommunities of practice, and leadership and volunteer opportunities.You’ll also receive discounts on certification exams and renewals, aswell as professional development offerings.USD $129 to joinUSD $119 to renew Slide 5
  6. 6. PMICredentials Slide 6
  7. 7. CAPMAudience• Project Team Members• Early stage project management practitioners who will use the CAPMas a stepping stone to the PMP• Early stage project management practitioners who want todemonstrate a commitment to Project Management as a career path. Slide 7
  8. 8. CAPMEligibility & FeesMeet specific education requirements - 23 hours of formal education in project management ORMeet specific experience requirements - 1,500 hours of professional experience on a project management team• Fee: $225 members, $300 non-members• R Rewrite: $150 members, $200 non-members it b b Slide 8
  9. 9. CAPMExam• Pass a multiple choice exam• 150 multiple choice questions in 3 hours• Questions are knowledge based on PMBoK• You have one year from date approved to write the exam• Allowed to hold the CAPM designation for a maximum of 5 years• Aft 5 years apply for PMP certification or retake th CAPM exam After l f tifi ti t k the Slide 9
  10. 10. PMP (Project Management Professional )Why?• Government, commercial and other organizations employ PMPcertified project managers in an attempt to improve the success rate ofprojects in all areas of knowledge, by applying a standardized andevolving set of project management principles.• Professionals obtain the credential to verify their proficiency inproject management with an internationally accepted certificate.• Contracts may require that project managers to be PMP® certified.• Officially recognized by leading companies: PMP certification isofficially recognized by several leading organizations (e.g.Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Wipro, Infosys etc to name a few)• According to a 2007 PricewaterhouseCoopers survey, 80% of high-performing projects use a credentialed project manager.• By attaining the PMP credential, your name will be included in the y g ,ylargest and most prestigious group of certified professionals Slide 10
  11. 11. PMPBytes“I wanted to be in project management and thru PMP , I could get tocover overall understanding of project management.Also it has now gained popularity as more and more clients are lookingforward to this certified project managers to execute projects.So this provides an added advantage over non-PMP project managers. p g p j g “ - Dipali Bhattacharya Slide 11
  12. 12. PMPTimeline Application Submission Audit P A dit Process Window open 90 days (if application is selected) 5 business days Application Examination Eligibility Completeness Review 1 year y 5b i business d days (since application approval (when submitted online) date) Applicant Payment Certification Cycle Process 3 years(cannot schedule exam until( (from the date the exam is you submit payment of passed) credential fees) Slide 12
  13. 13. PMPPMBOK® GuidePMI Standards provide guidance for t e p act ce Sta da ds p ov de gu da ce o the practiceof the profession. PMI members receive a copyof the latest version of A Guide to the ProjectManagement Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®Guide) as FREE download download.Is a recognized standard for the projectmanagement profession that describes thenorms, methods, processes and practices.Evolved from the recognized good practices ofproject management practitioners whocontributed to the development of the standard. Slide 13
  14. 14. PMPEligibility Requirements • S Secondary diploma (hi h school diploma) d di l (high h l di l ) • 5 years project management experience with at least 7,5 7,500 hours spent leading and directing p j p g g project tasks and 35 hours project management education OR • Bachelor’s degree or global equivalent • 3 years project management experience with at least 4,500 4 500 hours spent leading and directing project tasks and 35 hours project management education Slide 14
  15. 15. PMPDocument your Experience for the ApplicationEach month in which you worked on multiple overlapping projects multiple,counts as one month toward the total requirement. In the followingexample, the project manager worked on Project 1 and Project 2simultaneously February–April However the time spent on both February April. However,projects counts as three, not six, months toward the total to fulfill theprofessional project management experience requirement. Slide 15
  16. 16. PMPNumber of Hours that You Led or Directed Project TasksConsider all of the projects that you have worked on and identify howmany hours you led or directed project tasks. For this section of theapplication, if you worked on multiple projects at one time, all the hoursspent leading and directing project tasks count toward the total total.Rule: Each work-week has a maximum of 40 hours even if you workedon three projects simultaneously.Easy-to-use template available at our PMP Square:Application-ExperienceAndEducation-Template.xlsxApplication-ExperienceAndEducation-Template xlsx Slide 16
  17. 17. PMPContact Hours of Project Management EducationVerify at least 35 contact hours of specific instruction that addressedlearning objectives in project management. Document all education hoursregardless of when they were accrued.The course hours may include content on project quality, project scope,project schedule, project budget, project communications project risk schedule budget communications, risk,project procurement, and project integration management.You can satisfy the educational requirements by demonstrating thesuccessful completion of courses, workshops and training sessions offeredbyb one or more of the f ll i types of education providers: f h following f d i idA. PMI Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s)*B. PMI Component organizations*C. Employer/company-sponsored programsD. Training companies or consultantsE. Distance-learning companies, including an end-of-course assessmentF. University/college academic and continuing education programs. Slide 17
  18. 18. PMPAudit Process• All applications are subject to an audit audit.• The selection of an application for audit is random.• If your application is selected for an audit, you will be notified afterpayment of the credential fee is received received.• During an audit, you will be asked to submit supporting documentationsuch as: - C i of your di l Copies f diploma/global equivalent / l b l i l t - Signatures from your supervisor(s) or manager(s) from the project(s) and/or program(s) documented in the experience verification section of the application - Copies of certificates and/or letters from the training institute(s) for each course documented on the application to meet the required contact hours of project management education p j g Slide 18
  19. 19. PMPAudit Process Slide 19
  20. 20. PMPAudit Process Slide 20
  21. 21. PMPExam Overview The PMP exam is based on six performance domains (five project management process groups plus professional responsibility)*: 1. Initiating 2. Planning 3. Executing 4. Monitoring and Controlling 5. Closing 6. Professional and Social Responsibility The Exam also covers nine project management knowledge areas (which have 42 processes)*: processes) : 1. Integration 2. Scope 3. Time 4. Cost 5. Quality 6. Human Resource 7. Communications 8. Risk k 9. Procurement The exam consists of 200 multiple choice questions written against this specification and must be completed in four hours. Slide 21
  22. 22. PMPExam FormatPMP Examination constructed based on the PMP ExaminationSpecification. The Exam specification details the percentage ofquestions that are contained in each process group as follows:Initiating 11% 22 Questions approx.Planning 23% 46 Questions approx.Executing 27% 54 Questions approx.Monitoring & Controlling 21% 42 Questions approx.Closing 09% 18 Questions approx.Prof & Social Responsibilities 09% 18 Questions approx. Slide 22
  23. 23. PMPPassing score for the ExamTo pass the PMP® exam, you have to answer at least 106 questions exam(61%) correctly out of 175 graded questions on the test.The printed score report lists each domain with one of three possibleproficiency l l fi i levels:• Proficient• Moderately Proficient• Below Proficient Slide 23
  24. 24. PMPFees & Reexamination• During the 1 yr eligibility period you may take the examination up to 1-yr period,three times.• Reexamination fees apply to the second and third attempts to passthe examination. h i i• If you fail the examination three times within their one-yeareligibility period, you must wait one year from the date of the lastexamination you took to reapply for the credential. Slide 24
  25. 25. PMPFees & Reexamination• During the 1 yr eligibility period you may take the examination up to 1-yr period,three times.• Reexamination fees apply to the second and third attempts to passthe examination. h i i• If you fail the examination three times within their one-yeareligibility period, you must wait one year from the date of the lastexamination you took to reapply for the credential. Slide 25
  26. 26. PMPExam Changes• On October 6th of 2010, PMI announced that based on an extensive 2010 Role Delineation Study, the role of the Project Manager has changed—and the PMP® examination must be updated.• I the global marketplace, the PMP credential’s accreditation under In h l b l k l h d i l’ di i d ISO 17024 provides a distinctive differentiation — and this accreditation also requires that it conducts the RDS• A new version of the PMP® exam will be placed into worldwide use for any and all PMI® credential examinations taken on or after August 31st, 2011.• Exam takers should continue to reference A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge—Fourth Edition (2008) until a new PMBOK® Guide is released, sometime in 2012. Slide 26
  27. 27. PMPExam Changes• According to PMI approximately 30% of the PMP exam content will PMI, change as a result of new or substantial changes to reflect the project managers role as defined by the recent study.• Th education and experience eligibility requirements f the existing The d i d i li ibili i for h i i PMP examination remain appropriate and will not be changed.• PMI did not address changes to the passing score in its communication.• Sit for the CURRENT version of the exam if it is possible to do so, to avoid any new exam-related issues that may occur. , y y Slide 27
  28. 28. PMPHow to Prepare• Become a PMI Member and Member of your local PMI Chapter• Read the PMBOK® Guide. Twice.• Supplement reading with pp g - Boot camp training and/or - Self study with other reference books and/or on-line courses. - Study Groups• According to PMI, the targeted rate of success (i.e. percentage of candidates passing vs. failing) is low 70 percentile. Slide 28
  29. 29. PMPStudy Groups – Why ?• Great way to learn and have fun learning• Review the material with people who have a different perspective• Exchange ideas g• Get your questions answered• Share experiences• Network with a peer group• Peer pressure to maintain a study schedule Slide 29
  30. 30. PMPStudy Groups – Approach• Meet no less than once per week - Plan for 2 hours per meeting - Convenient time & location - No distractions• Plan for a minimum of 1 meeting per PMBOK section - 9 knowledge areas & intro, 12 weeks intro - Add couple of more weeks for organization and review Slide 30
  31. 31. PMPStudy Groups – Agenda• Every member reads all study material for the section - Review PMBOK section material first - You must know Processes, Inputs, Tools & Techniques, Outputs , p , q , p - Discuss main concept & principles, formulas• Establish reading material to be covered for following week• Questions, questions, questions!!! - Each member creates 5 - 10 questions prior to meeting each week a d s ou d c ude add t o a questions o and should include additional quest o s from various resource a ous esou ce materials Slide 31
  32. 32. PMPHere is yours ! Slide 32
  33. 33. Thank You!