To improve your career as Project Management Professional, you will need to learn skills in the field and study the core and knowledge areas in order to obtain the coveted certificate. Here’s a detailed look at the changes that will occur in the next year for Project Management Certification.
Let’s start with the basics that almost everyone should know.
Here’s a brief overview of PMP. It was first recognized and demanded in the construction industry. There, trained professionals were able to micro- and macro-manage all aspects a project. The need for PMPs grew from there and today all industries, including IT, rely on these professionals to manage a project to its success. The Project Management Institute grants PMP certification.
The PMI has released a guide PMBOK (Project Management Book of Knowledge) to help students understand five core areas: Initiating and Planning, Executing, Monitoring, Controlling, Closing, Closing, and Controlling. These broad categories include the knowledge areas that help candidates understand the scope and management, cost, schedule, quality and communication of stakeholders.
The Exam – This exam is held at selected testing centers that are PMP certified and Prometric certified. Online exams are required to test candidates’ knowledge in 10 areas. The 200-question test covers theoretical, practical, and intuitive abilities to handle real-life situations.
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PMP Eligibility
Preparing for the Exam
The PMP Exam
The Result
PMP Re-Certification
With an aim to keep certification relevant and current, the PMI will update the PMPBOK and exam pattern to reflect current practices. There is much buzz about the changes. The exam will be held on the 26th of March 2018. If you are still studying in the old format, it is recommended that you take the PMP exams before this date. Here’s a summary of the [email protected] Updates for those who missed the deadline.
PMP Eligibility
Candidates who are seeking the PMP Certification have not seen any changes in their eligibility. It is based upon education and experience in this field. You must have 4500 hours of experience in leading and directing projects if you have a Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent). You don’t have to be a graduate to get 7500 hours of project management experience. Both require at least 35 hours of project management education, which must be certified by an approved PMI institute.
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