PMP Informational Presentation


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  • Hi, everyone. Thank you for joining me today. I’m Vanina Mangano – I provide PMP informational sessions and training through The Java Architects, which is a technical training and consulting provider. Personal Need when I took exam Wasn’t easy to get all the info that was accurate Either: 1) discussion groups where accurate info was not given, 2) asked to pay enormous money for course Go to for presentation
  • The Project Management Institute (PMI) – the issuing organization of the certificate PMI’s Certifications – there are 3, PMP is one of them. Spend 1 minute on others. Focus PMP Is a PMP Certification for you? - 5 top influencing factors PMP Qualifications – Education & Experience. Not everyone can get a PMP. PMP Exam Overview Associated Costs How to Apply Q & A Upcoming PMP Prep Course
  • PMI around for 40 years as you can see, large reach globally and gaining more popularity WHY it’s the most widely recognized certification Final 3 things: other things PMI offers Local networks Network in specific industry Educational Foundation: provides scholarships, confers honorary awards, sponsors research, prepares and disseminates project management-related educational information, and awards financial grants to support project management life skills. Professional Awards: Various awards for individuals, organizations, products, books/articles
  • PgMP: For those looking to be certified in project and program management skills. Much more rigorous application process. Define program management (oversight of multiple related projects within an organization) Eligibility: over past 15 consecutive years - With BA: 4 yrs PM, 4 yrs Program W/out BA: 4 yrs PM, 7 yrs Program 4 hour exam. 170 Qs. A Multi-rater Assessment (MRA) in which you select a team of colleagues and peers to evaluate your performance as a program manager via a web-based survey. A comprehensive application process that includes a review of education by PMI staff and a review of professional work experience by a panel of program managers. PMP: demonstrates a proficient level of project management leadership skills 1984 Most widely recognized of the 3 credentials Will review details later on CAPM: designed for project team members Eligibility: 1,500 hours of project work on a project team or 23 contact hours of project mgt education 3 hour 150 Q test
  • Current / Desired Employer Current Employer: may require it, raise salary, place you in leadership role Desired Employer: may require it, higher salary, may abide by PMBOK standards Location (Country) CompTIA Project+, ([Computer Technology Industry Association]) CPM ( The International Association of Project & Program Management ) IPMA (Levels of Certification: IPMA-A, IPMA-B, IPMA-C and IPMA-D) PMP ( Project Management Professional ), CAPM ( Certified Associate in Project Management ). PMI certifications Master Project Manager , Certified International Project Manager . AAPM certifications Certified Portfolio, Program & Project Manager (C3PM)- AACE International . Master's Certificate in Project Management - The George Washington University and ESI International [1] Career Path & Personal Growth Salary – can command higher salary
  • Experience must be unique non-overlapping professional PM experience. Hours: in leading or directing project tasks (not necessarily leading a full project). Must be within the 5 PM process groups. PM Education Hours: hours of specific instruction that addresses learning objectives in PM. May include education within the 9 knowledge areas. Through courses, workshops, training sessions offered by one of following orgs: PMI Registered Education Provider PMI Chapters, SIGs, or colleges Employer / Company sponsored program Training companies or consultants Distance learning-companies University / College
  • Scored: count towards your pass/fail score (61% passing: 106 out of 175 correct) Pre-Test: test the validity of future exam Qs. Don’t count towards your pass/fail score. You don’t know which ones. Re-examination: can take test up to 3 times within the 1 year eligibility window. If fail 3 times, you must wait 1 year after date of last exam taken to reapply. But can take the CAPM Blueprint: % of Qs based on the process groups
  • Audit: Random. Notified after payment of the exam. Must submit supporting documentation. If fail audit, you receive refund minus $100 processing fee.
  • Common Qs: How long is the certificate valid? 3 years. Must maintain it by earning 60 PDUs each 3-year cycle. What happens if you fail the exam? If fail 3 times, you must wait 1 year after date of last exam taken to reapply. But can take the CAPM
  • PMP Informational Presentation

    1. 1. Is a PMP Certification for you? Presented by The PM Instructors Vanina Mangano, PMP, PMI-RMP TM
    2. 2. Agenda Overview <ul><li>The Project Management Institute (PMI) </li></ul><ul><li>PMI’s Certifications </li></ul><ul><li>Is a PMP Certification for You? </li></ul><ul><li>PMP Qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>PMP Exam Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Associated Costs </li></ul><ul><li>How to Apply </li></ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul><ul><li>Upcoming PMP Prep Course </li></ul>
    3. 3. The Project Management Institute (PMI) <ul><li>PMI Snapshot: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not-For-Profit Association </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Member based organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Founded in 1969 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>290,000+ Members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Active in 171 Countries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Issues the most widely recognized Project Management Certification </li></ul><ul><li>Local Chapters & Specific Interest Groups (SIGs) </li></ul><ul><li>PMI Educational Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Awards </li></ul><ul><li>PMBOK Guide ® </li></ul>
    4. 4. PMI’s Certifications <ul><li>Program Management Professional (PgMP) SM </li></ul><ul><li>Project Management Professional (PMP ® ) Credential </li></ul><ul><li>Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM ® ) Credential </li></ul><ul><li>PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP ® ) </li></ul><ul><li>PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP ® ) </li></ul>
    5. 5. Is a PMP Certification for you? Factors that may influence your decision: <ul><ul><li>Current / desired employer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location (country) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career path </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Salary </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. PMP Qualifications <ul><li>Months must not overlap </li></ul><ul><li>Hours may overlap </li></ul><ul><li>Must document experience on application </li></ul><ul><li>High School Diploma </li></ul><ul><li>Associate’s Degree or </li></ul><ul><li>Global Equivalent </li></ul><ul><li>60+ Months </li></ul><ul><li>7,500+ Hours </li></ul><ul><li>35 Contact Hours </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor’s Degree or </li></ul><ul><li>Global Equivalent </li></ul><ul><li>36+ Months </li></ul><ul><li>4,500+ Hours </li></ul><ul><li>35 Contact Hours </li></ul>Educational Background PM Experience PM Education
    7. 7. PMP Exam Overview <ul><li>200 Multiple Choice Qs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>175 Scored </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>25 Pre-Test </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4 Hours 15 minute Exam Time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>15 Minute Tutorial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 Hour Exam </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exam Blueprint: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiation: 11% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning: 23% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Executing: 27% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitoring & Controlling: 21% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Closing: 9% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional & Social Responsibility: 9% </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Associated Costs <ul><li>PMI Membership Annual Fees: </li></ul><ul><li>Individual $129 / Renewal $119 </li></ul><ul><li>Student $40 / Renewal $30 </li></ul><ul><li>Retiree $60 </li></ul>Member Non-Member Computer-Based Testing $405 $555 Paper-Based Testing $250 $400 Computer-Based Re-examination $275 $375 Paper-Based Re-examination $150 $300 CCR Credential Renewal $60 $150
    9. 9. How to Apply Application Submission Application Completeness Review Schedule and Take Exam Certified PMP Application Audit Re-Take Exam 90 days 5 days 5 days 1 year Up to 2 times 3 years PDUs Certified CAPM 5 years
    10. 10. Q & A
    11. 11. Upcoming PMP exam prep courses offered by The PM Instructors TM