14 Aug 2014

Introduction to PMP®

Brief Introduction to PMI®: Project Management Institute (PMI)® is a not-for-profit association. Established in 1969. Global organization based in Pennsylvania, USA. Over 500,000 members spread across more than  171 countries). PMI® is actively involved in advocacy for the profession, setting professional standards, conducting research and providing access to a wealth of information and resources. PMI®...
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Brief Introduction to PMI®:

  • Project Management Institute (PMI)® is a not-for-profit association.
  • Established in 1969.
  • Global organization based in Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Over 500,000 members spread across more than  171 countries).
  • PMI® is actively involved in advocacy for the profession, setting professional standards, conducting research and providing access to a wealth of information and resources.
  • PMI® also promotes career and professional development and offers certification, networking and community involvement opportunities.

Different Certifications From PMI®:

PMI® offers the following credentials for Project Managers:

  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) ®
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) ®
  • Program Management Professional (PgMP) ®
  • PMI® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) ®
  • PMI® Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) ®
  • PMI® Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) ®
  • Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) ®

The eligibility criteria for each of these certifications are different.

Introduction to PMP®:

PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. It is globally recognized and in-demand, as it demonstrates experience, education and competency of the certified professional. This is one of the reason for large companies to look for certified professionals.

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Job Responsibilities of a PMP® Certified Professional:

The role of a Project Manager includes the following:

  • Generating plan
  • Coordinating
  • Implementing
  • Finalizing projects according to specifications and deadlines
  • Keeping the project under budget
  • Defining the project’s objectives and schedules
  • Ensuring quality control throughout the project
  • Attaining resources, managing team and consultants
  • Assessing and minimizing project risks

Pre-Requisites for Taking Up PMP Exam:

Pre-Requisites for Taking Up PMP Exam

When taking up the PMP® exam, one needs to make sure of the following:

  • Project duration must not overlap
  • Experience in projects during last 8 years
  • 20% of applications are picked up for random audit
  • Designation during the specified project management work does not matter

 PMP® Exam Pattern:

To successfully complete the exam on time, one must be aware of the pattern of the exam, to plan and execute them accordingly.

  • It is a Computer based exam are conducted in Prometric centers.
  • There are a total of 200 multiple-choice questions, mixed randomly across process groups, that needs to be answered in 4 hours.
  • Out of 200 questions, 175 are for final marking and the remaining 25 are ‘Pre-Test’ questions.
  • There are no negative markings in the exam.
  • The examination is developed by groups of individuals from around the globe who hold PMP® credential.
  • On clearing the exam, you will receive the PMP® certificate by mail within 2 months.
  • Examination scores are confidential.

 PMP® Examination Blueprint:

PMP® Examination Blueprint

PMBOK® Guide:

PMBOK® Guide is a “distilled version” of Project Management body of knowledge and it coexists with the corresponding application area knowledge, general management skills and interpersonal skills. PMBOK® Guide is published by PMI® and inputs from practitioners and academics have been included.

PMBOK® Guide

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PMP is a registered mark of Project Management Institute, Inc. Edureka is a Global PMI® REP: ID 4021 

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