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  1. 1. Vikrant Singh, MBA (IT) April 20, 2011 1
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  3. 3. Agenda Definitions Why Become a PM Professional (PMP®) How to Become Certified How Do You Stay Certified Questions 3
  4. 4. Objective Provide attendees with a clear purpose and path for Project Management Professional Certification Why? How? 4
  5. 5. Definitions Project: A temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result (PMBoK). Project Management: The application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements. Certification: Obtaining a certificate that attests to the truth of an event or some statement. 5
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  7. 7. PMI Top 10 Reasons1. Show your commitment to the project management profession2. Recognize your knowledge, skills and abilities.3. Reflect achievement.4. Can lead to greater earnings.5. Can lead to career opportunities and advancement.6. Prepare you for greater job responsibilities.7. Improve skills and knowledge.8. Build self confidence.9. Allow for greater recognition from peers.10. Enhance the profession. 7
  8. 8. What Do Local PMP’s Say?#1 “I became a PMP to effectively manage the various projectsassigned to me. I stay certified because the test was a killer. “Avinash Ranjan, AVP (HSBC). #2 “My main reason for becoming a PMP was #3 “…this certification would help to learn a better, more structured approach to solidify my project management managing projects. …better equip me with skills… “ tools and techniques…to manage the chaos..” Praveen Pareek, PM (VOXIVA INC) Rajesh Kumar, CSO (Bharti) #5 “I became a PMP #4 “…it makes you more marketable since more because this credential is and more employers are requiring PMP certification highly regarded in the when applying. I have gotten more consideration business community and will because of having my PMP…” set me apart from other Deepak Kumar, PM Engg. (Aricent) candidates. I am staying certified because it was a #6 “…to become more efficient and effective by learning very difficult test…not to and using industry accepted methodology and mention all the great stuff processes… I am staying certified to further my career you learn while meeting the and to continue learning as a PM.” certification criteria.” Debashis Das, AVP (Delhicall) Manish Kanwal, Program Manager (Adobe) 8
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  10. 10. PMP® Eligibility RequirementsEducational Background PM Experience PM EducationH.S. Diploma, Associate Minimum 5 years/60 months, 35 contact hours of formalDegree, or Global Equivalent and 7,500 hours of PM education experience orBachelor’s Degree or Global Minimum 3 years/36 months, 35 contact hours of formalEquivalent and 4,500 hours of PM education experience 10
  11. 11. Key Steps to Certification Documentation Training Exam Certification 11
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  13. 13. The Application Checklist Formal Name Valid Email Address Document Education Document Professional Experience Document 35 Contact Hours of PM Training Affirm – Read/Understand Policies/Procedures Affirm – True and Accurate Information provided Make Payment - $405/$555 13
  14. 14. Applying Online 14
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  16. 16. 35 Contact Hours / PDUs 16
  17. 17. Training Providers PMI Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.’s) PMI Components Organizations Employee/Company-sponsored Programs Training Companies & Consultants Distance-learning Companies University/Colleges Academic and Continuing Education Programs 17
  18. 18. PM Knowledge Areas 18
  19. 19. Triple Constraints Scope Quality Time Cost 19
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  21. 21. PMP® Examination Information Number of Scored Questions 175 Number of Pretest (Unscored 25 Questions) Total Examination Questions 200 Allotted Examination Time = 4 Hours 21
  22. 22. Exam BlueprintDomain Percentage of QuestionsInitiation 11%Planning 23%Executing 27%Monitoring & Controlling 21%Closing 9%Professional & Social 9%Responsibility 22
  23. 23. Exam Results Overall Pass/Fail Score Assignment of one of the 3 Proficiency levels to each Domain: Proficient Moderately Proficient Below Proficient 23
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  25. 25. After Passing the Exam Certificate Package Congratulatory Letter Credential Certificate Credential Number Information for Maintaining Credential Renewal Date 25
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  27. 27. Maintaining Certification Professional Development Units 27
  28. 28. Professional Development Units Category Description PDU’s 1 Formal academic education No maximum 2 Author, Speaker, Teacher on project 5 - 40 management topics 3 Training from PMI Registered Training No maximum Partners 4 PM content – Other Provider (per each 1 hour) 5 Officer of PM Organization 1 - 20 Committee Member of a PM Organization Community/Charity PM Work Must attain 60 PDU’s during the Certification Cycle – 3 years 28
  29. 29. Sample Ways to Attain PDU’s Category Description PDU’s Earned 29
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  31. 31. Code of Conduct Vision & Purpose Doing what is right and honorable High standards Instill confidence in the profession Help an individual to become a better practitioner Persons to Whom the Code Applies All PMI Members All PMP’s and those seeking the PMP Non-PMI Members volunteering for PMI Standards of Conduct (Aspirational/Mandatory) Responsibility Respect Fairness Honesty 31
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  33. 33. Quick Review What’s project? How many PM hours do you need to document on your application? How many questions on the exam? How many training hours do you need? Name a way to get your PDU’s Name a standard in the Code of Professional Conduct 33
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