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PMP® Certification

 

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Can I become a PMI® Member?
Yes, you can. Annual Fees for Individual annual Membership is: $139.00 for first year and for renewal it is $129.00

What are the benefits of becoming a PMI® Member?

  • Becoming a member of PMI® gives you access to articles/magazines on the PMI® Website, including access to the softcopy of “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)” (Latest Edition)
  • If you are a PMI® member you also get discounts on the various examinations certified by PMI®. Other benefits are listed on the PMI® Website

What is the PMP® examination fee?

The fees for Computer-based Testing is $405.00 (US), if you are a member else $555.00 for a non member

What is the exam pattern?

  • The exam pattern is Objective type. Total no of questions will be 200 but the evaluation is for 175 questions only (you would not know which of the 25 Questions are the non-evaluation ones)
  • There are no negative marks for guessing. Also, the 200 Multiple Choice Questions in 4 hours is preceded by a 15-minute computer tutorial.

Is there any information available about the whole process of application and examination?

Yes, Download the PMP® Handbook from the PMI® Website http://www.pmi.org/PDF/pdc_pmphandbook.pdf

What are the details of the percentage of questions that are contained in each process group?

  • The percentage of questions in each of the performance domains are as follows:
    • Initiation: 13%
    • Planning: 24%
    • Executing: 30%
    • Monitoring and Controlling:25%
    • Closing: 8%

What are the steps involved in obtaining the PMP® credential?

  • There are three main steps
    • You need to complete the application and submit it online. To do this register on the PMI® site first
    • Remit the payment as per the fee structure (Payment is processed after PMI® notifies you that your application has been approved)
    • Schedule your exam (Once the payment is processed, you can proceed to schedule your exam date through Prometric )

What are the different test options?

Computer-based or paper-based exam (prefer to go for the computer based exam, as it is faster and more efficient mode)

Is there anything I need to do before filling the application?

Yes, In order to meet the program requirements, you need to appropriately document your project management experience, by giving all the details about leading and directing the project tasks.

Where do I fill in the online application form?

  • Access the PMI® website (www.pmi.org), then look for ‘get certified’ link on the left side of the home page or ‘obtaining a credential’ link under ‘Career development’. Within that page go to the ‘Project Management Professional (PMP®;)’ link and click on ‘get certified now’ link.
  • You need to register on the site to get the online application form. The registration is free.

What is the name of the course and the course start and completion dates, I should mention in the application form?

  • The details of the course will be
    • Course Name: Accelerated PMP® – e-learning
  • Start and End date will be the 3 month period you are registered for the course. The name in Application should be the same as in passport or any other Govt. approved Identification (PAN Card etc)

What should be my experience to apply for PMP® Certification?

  • At the time of the application, you must meet the following requirements:
    • If you hold a Bachelor Degree
    • 4,500 hours of PM experience
    • 36 non-overlapping (unique) months of PM experience
    • Above must be within 8 years prior to application
    • 35 contact hours of PM education
  • If you hold a High SchoolDiploma
    • 7,500 hours of PM experience
    • 72 non-overlapping (unique) months of PM experience
    • Above must be within 8 years prior to application
    • 35 contact hours of PM education through

Should I have experience in all the five process groups?

For the total hours of project management experience, experience in all five-process groups is required. However, on a single project, you need not have experience in all five-process groups.

I haven’t heard from PMI® after submitting the application form

  • Online applications for the credential will be processed and reviewed within five business days.
  • PMI® normally respond in 2-3 weeks with eligibility letter. If you do not hear from them more than this period contact customercare at PMI®

What is Audit?

PMI® routinely conduct audits of candidate applications. The audit process is primarily random, and note that once you submit the application, you have agreed to comply with PMI®‘s audit terms.

What will happen in an Audit?

During an audit, candidates will be asked to submit supporting documentation. This could be copies of your educational certificates, signatures of your manager(s) from the project(s) which you have mentioned on the Experience Verification Forms and copies of certificate from the training institute to meet the required 35 contact hours of project management education.

What if I fail to meet the Audit requirements?

If you fail to meet audit requirements, you will receive a refund less a processing fee of $100 [US]. But those who fail an audit after attaining the credential are not entitled to a refund.

How will I know my Results and Score Report?

Once you complete the computer-based exam, you will receive a printed copy of your results. In addition, you may access your test results via PMI®’s web-based Certification System 5-7 days after the exam date.

What if I don’t pass, how will I appear for Re-Examination?

  • In an unfortunate event, you do not pass the exam on the first attempt you may re-test up to twice within your one-year eligibility period. You can do this by submitting a completed re-examination form and paying the 275$ re-examination fee.
  • If you are not successful in all the three attempts, then you have to wait one year from the date of your last test before re-applying for the PMP® credential

What should I carry with me when I go to the Exam Center?

In order to be admitted into the testing center, you must take government-issued identification that has both a photograph and a signature. Your identification must match your name exactly as it appears on the electronic authorization to test (ATT) letter.

Once I am certified PMP®, what do I do next?

  • Once you are certified, you need to work on Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Program where you need to earn 60 PDUs over 3 years (1 PDU = 1 hr)
  • You can earn these through attending PM Training & Other Development Programs, Conducting PM related trainings, Managing projects (5 PDUs / Year), etc.
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  • For any other queries please write to elearning@pmsoft.com
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