The Project Management Plan (PMP) Professional certification is a worldwide accepted credential offered by Project Management Institute (PMI). Currently the number of PMP certified professional is only 600K+ worldwide which is far less than the number of professional required for the Project management functions.
Who needs PMP Certification?
Any professional managing a small, medium or big size projects across the industry and sector should aim for the PMP credential. Hence a team lead, project lead, project manager or program manager are professionals who can go for the PMP certification.
Why PMP Professionals are in demand?
The statistical survey has found that 70 projects out of 100 fail due to lack of proper project management. Hence the project sponsor is more comfortable to put a certified project manager on a project assuming that someone who has devoted thousands of hours to understand the project management process has learned enough to ensure that the project will run on time and will finish within budget. Hence the PMP certified professionals have an edge in the competitive market and are in great demand.
Benefits of PMP Certification?
Immediately useful for the practicing project manager to apply the knowledge and skills learned on their projects to make it successful.
Increases the knowledge and skills of a practicing or aspiring to be a project manager or project lead in near future
Increases the chance of getting a better job and salary.
Enhances the confidence to carry out his work.
Increases the chances of getting visibility and recognition in his/her work place.
Pre-requisite Education and Experience to apply for PMP:
PMP Certification Examination Facts:
Test duration is of four hours
Total questions 200. Out of 200, 25 questions are pre-release questions scattered across the questions for future release. These 25 questions are not scored.
To pass the examination approximately 106 (out of 175) needs to be answered correctly. You get 1 mark for each correct answer.
Multiple choice questions, select the best answer from the four choices.
Examination is held in very limited Prometric Testing Centres in a given city. Hence plan and block your test date well in advance.
The result grading for each of the five process groups are “Below Proficient”, “Moderately Proficient”, “Proficient”.
The % of questions from each Process group:
PMP Exam Application :
PMP Certification Fee:
– What is PMBOK Guide?
– What is a project?
– What is Project Management?
– Portfolio management, Program management, Project management, Organizational Project management?
– Project management, Operation management & Organizational Strategy?
– Project Manager’s Role
Organizational Influence and Project Life Cycle:
– Org. Influence on project management
– Project Life cycle
Project Management Process:
– Process Interactions
– Process Groups
– Five process groups descriptions
– Role of Knowledge Area
Project Integration Management:
– Develop project charter
– Develop project management plan
– Direct and manage project work
– Monitor and control project work
– Perform Integrated change control
– Close project/phase