PMP® Certification Training Course
As validation that you have acquired the standard of Project Management, PMP® certification is surely important for you to had. This course give you the latest practices of the PMBOK Guide – 6th Edition that are aligned with the PMP Examination Content Outline 2021.
PMP® CERTIFICATION TRAINING OVERVIEW
This course consists of effective practices that will shape your considerations skill, core competencies, and new trends that are needed to be found on a Project Management Professional both for large and small companies.
PMP® CERTIFICATION TRAINING KEY FEATURES
ADVANTAGES OF TAKING OUR PMP CERTIFICATION COURSE.
Our PMP certification course is recognized internationally. This certification will help you gain sophisticated roles in Information Technology, Manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, and many other industries. Your PMP certification will lead you on performing a greater project that will affect income improvement.
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PMP® CERTIFICATION TRAINING CURRICULUM
Our PMP Certification is a professional necessity for Senior Project Managers within every industry. Our course is best for those who are pursuing their career in Project Management, those who are Associate/Assistant for Project Managers, Team leader, Project Executives/ Engineer, or even Software developers and other professionals wanting to be a Project Managers.
A secondary degree such as High school diploma, associate’s degree or the equivalent. It is necessary to have 7,500 hours leading and directing projects as well as 35 hours of project management education to begin with pmp training course. Or having a 4 year degree with 4,500 hours of leading and directing various projects and 35 hours of project management education will be required to begin with our pmp course.
PMP® Exam & Certification
The eligibility requirements for PMP® certification are:
|Education||Project Management Experience||Project Management Education|
|Nongraduates||5 years/7500 hours||35 hours|
|Graduates||3 years/4500 hours||35 hours|
The PMP® certification exam fees for PMI® members and nonmembers are:
|PMP® Certification Exam fee with PMI® Membership||$405|
|PMP® Certification Exam fee without PMI® Membership||$555|
|PMI® Membership fee||$139|
|PMI® Membership renewal fee||$129 per year|
|Reexamination fee for PMI® members||$275|
|Reexamination fee for non-members||$375|
Enroll as a member at PMI® and you’ll save US$150 on the examination fees. With the PMI® membership, you can also access commercially available books on project management and download a free copy of the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition, which is essential preparatory material for the PMP® Certification Exam. Registered PMI® members also get free access to Practice Exams.
- Dedicate your time and effort into preparing for the exam
- Complete the e-learning course content before the online classroom training
- Score at least 80% in one out of the seven PMP® full-length practice tests available online at Simplilearn.com
In the past, PMI® had published 61% of 200 questions as the passing score. But now, PMI does not disclose the exact passing score or percentage anymore. After the PMP® Certification Exam update, the passing score is different for every candidate and is based on the difficulty level of questions being attempted by each candidate.
Any verifying manager or supervisor can sign the Experience Verification Form and Experience PDF attachment.
You can send your completed audit forms to the PMI®’s official address by regular postal mail or express courier service. The PMI® does not accept faxed or emailed audit documents. Participants should send all documents in one envelope to expedite the processing time.
In the event of a failed audit, the certification fee (minus a processing fee) will be refunded. The Certification Department will take further action on a case-by-case basis. If you fail the PMP® application audit, the PMI® will deduct $100 from your application fee, and you will receive a refund of the remaining fees paid.
You must pay the fee when you submit your application form, which is before the audit.
To claim a refund for the PMP certification, you must place a request with PMI® at least 30 days before the exam eligibility expiry date. PMI® will retain a processing fee of US$100 if you have not scheduled or taken the examination.
The PMI® allows a candidate to attempt the exam up to three times in one calendar year. Focused PMP training programs will help give you the knowledge and experience to prepare for and pass the exam.
It takes four to six weeks to receive the certificate after passing the exam.
A certificate provided by Simplilearn acts as proof to claim the 35 PDUs(Professional development units). The certificate testifies that you have completed 35 contact hours and hence eligible to receive the 35 PDUs.
The validity of a PMP Certification is three years.
You need to gain 60 professional development units (PDUs) every three years.
- Attend one complete batch
- Complete one simulation test with a minimum score of 60%
- Successful evaluation in one of the projects
- Complete one simulation test with a minimum score of 60%
- Successful evaluation in 1 of the projects
Yes, we provide 1 practice test as part of our PMP course to help you prepare for the actual certification exam. You can try this free PMP® Exam Prep Practice Test to understand the type of tests that are part of the PMP course curriculum.
Once you have met the eligibility criteria, fill up the examination form. You need to create an account on the PMI® website to find the online application form under the “my PMI” section.
Once you have started with your online application, you can’t cancel it, but you can save it unfinished and edit any information you already entered. The application form remains open for 90 days. PMI will send you an email reminder so that you can complete your application form during that period. Once you submit the application, you will receive the acceptance confirmation within a week.
Below are the main parameters to be filled in the application form :
- Personal information (name, address, contact info, etc.)
- College/university degree
- Number of contact hours completed
- List of all the projects that count as project management experience
The online certification system can be used to:
- View your submitted application and update contact information
- View your exam eligibility status
- Download PMI audit forms
- Download exam report to check your result
- Apply and submit your payment to take/retake any PMI examination
- Submit your payment for certification renewal
- Download receipt
- Access your certification details
- View your listing on the Certification Registry
The submission of your application indicates your agreement to comply with the terms of the audit process. In case your application is selected for the audit, you will be notified by email prior to payment of the certification fee. Please submit the following documents during the audit:
- Copy of your diploma/global equivalent
- Signatures from your supervisor(s)/manager(s) from the project(s) you worked on
- Verification section of the application
- Copies of certificates/letters from the training institutes for the courses recorded on your application form which meet the criteria of the required contact hours of project management education
You have 90 days to submit the requested documentation. Once you provide all the necessary documentation required for the audit process, It will take 5-7 business days for the audit process to be completed.
You can send your completed audit forms either by regular postal mail or by express courier service to the address mentioned below. Make sure to send all the audit documents in one envelope as sending those documents separately can lead to a delay in the audit review process.
The standard method of PMI examinations is center-based testing (CBT). Paper-based testing (PBT) is also available under certain limited circumstances which are detailed in the “Examination Administration” section below.
The PMP examination consists of 200 multiple-choice questions, out of which 25 are pretest questions. These pretest questions do not affect the final score and are used to test the validity of future examination questions. All of the 200 questions are placed randomly throughout the exam.
- Total Questions: 200
- No. of Scored Questions: 175
- No. of Pretest Questions (Unscored): 25
- Allotted Examination Time: 4 hrs
This examination is preceded by a tutorial and followed by a survey. Both are optional and can take up to 15 minutes to complete. The time used to complete both the tutorial and survey are not included in the examination time of four hours.
Alternative testing options are available in the following instances:
- The distance to a CBT site is more than 240 km (150 miles)
- A CBT site is not available within the country of residence and traveling across country borders is prohibited/unduly burdensome
Once your application has been accepted, the one-year exam eligibility period will start. After the certification fee payment has been made, PMI will send an email notification with your PMI eligibility ID, which you will use to schedule a test appointment. You can take the examination three times within this exam eligibility period should you not pass on the first attempt.
After completion of PMP Training, you can schedule an exam appointment after PMI receives payment of your certification fee.
Follow these instructions to schedule your test appointment with Pearson VUE – Pearson VUE Instructions
You can reschedule or cancel the exam at any time until two calendar days before your scheduled exam appointment. However, because of limited seating capacity at the test centers, cancellations and rescheduling the exam will lead to a fee.
Please read the following policy carefully.
Within 30 days of your appointment
If you reschedule or cancel your exam within 30 days of your scheduled appointment, you will be charged a fee of US $70. This fee helps to ensure greater seating availability at test centers since candidates who wait until the last minute to reschedule or cancel their exams are “reserving” seats that could be used by others. The fee will be charged when you go online to reschedule or cancel your exam within the 30-day period. The $70 charge will appear on your credit card as a charge from the test vendor. The 30-day period does not include the day of the exam appointment. For example, if you scheduled your exam for May 5th, you must reschedule or cancel the exam on or before April 4th to avoid the fee. For emergency situations in which you are unable to change your exam appointment before 30 days of your exam appointment, the Extenuating Circumstance Policy may apply. The details of Extenuating Circumstances are given below. PMI will evaluate these situations on a case-by-case basis to determine if a refund of the rescheduling fee is appropriate.
Within 2 days of your appointment
You need to reschedule or cancel your appointment before you are within two calendar days of your exam appointment. If you wait until you are within two days of your exam appointment, you will be able to cancel your appointment and you will forfeit the entire exam fee. You will not be able to reschedule your appointment at this point and will need to pay associated reexamination fees to schedule a new exam.
PMI understands that there are times when personal emergencies may cause you to reschedule or cancel your exam within 30 days of the appointment OR miss a scheduled exam appointment (resulting in a no-show status). The extenuating circumstances can include:
- Medical emergency
- Military deployment
- Death in immediate family
- Illness in immediate family
- Natural disaster
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Project management is the application of processes, skills, methods, knowledge, and experience to attain specific project goals and objectives within the set scope, time, quality, and budget. To get these skills you need to take on the PMP Training Course from certified training provider and complete the PMP Certification Exam.
This PMP certification training is a comprehensive program that helps you prepare for the PMP certification exam and pass it on your first attempt. Learning online gives you the flexibility to weigh out your options in your career.
The PMP course is a step-by-step program designed by industry experts for professionals who want to understand project management from the basics. The cutting-edge curriculum is covered through short video modules so that learners can grasp the concepts easily. The PMP certification exam is quite difficult and the PMP course helps you to gain a clear understanding of all the important concepts.
Working professionals often find it difficult to arrange the study materials and dedicate the time to prepare for the PMP exam on their own. However, they can avoid this hassle with a reliable PMP training course as they only need to enroll in the program. Access to digital material from PMI, step-by-step guidance, practice assignments, and mock tests are arranged by the PMP training provider, and classes are taken on weekends for the learner’s convenience. On weekdays, they only need to take out some time to go through the video modules.
The PMP certification course includes:
Access to our e-learning content
Practice simulation tests
Tips and tricks videos that help you tackle the toughest PMP Certification exam questions
Online participant handbook with cross-references to the e-learning content
PMP training is offered by PMI® and its authorized training providers (ATPs) like Simplilearn. If you have decided to take a formal PMP course, you just need to sign up on the training provider’s website, select the pmp course, and complete the payment to get access to the study materials.
The new PMI® Authorized Training Partner Program is designed to help you find high-quality PMP training. Training with an authorized partner will ensure you are trained:
- By an organization you can trust
- With high-quality PMI-developed course content
- By PMI-approved and -vetted instructors
The domains for the new PMP Certification exam have been updated to include more diverse skills and approaches.
The new PMP Certification exam will focus on three domains:
- People – focusing on skills and activities associated with effectively leading a project team
- Process – reinforcing the technical aspects of managing a project
- Business Environment – focusing on the connection between projects and organizational strategy
The new content will also include predictive, agile, and hybrid approaches in the exam.
For more detail, please refer to PMP exam updates by PMI.
Simplilearn is an authorized training provider through our PMP Certification training course, and is aligned with the syllabus covered in the actual PMP Certification exam. Our applied learning approach helps learners understand the concepts better and our instructors are PMP-certified themselves. The pmp course includes access to digital materials from PMI, case studies, industry projects, interactive quizzes, and simulation exams to help you prepare for the PMP Certification exam and clear it in the first attempt.
Digital license keys are the unique keys that you will receive through email from Simplilearn for learners enrolled after Dec 1, 2020. These digital keys can be used to access the highest-quality PMI-vetted PMP exam prep and training content. You will receive the digital license keys from Simplilearn within 14 days of your enrollment for PMP certification training course.
Once you redeem the digital keys, you will have access to the following materials:
Student Manual: Workbook with instructional content and real-world activities
Spotlight Videos: Supplemental student materials
Project manager checklist: Online lists for students to ensure adequate coverage of key concepts
Course files: Course-related files, including activities
Self-knowledge check: Pre-class and post-class assessments
Post-class survey: Course evaluation form
The digital license keys are valid for one year from the date of redemption. We recommend you redeem your digital keys as soon as you receive them from Simplilearn after joining for PMP Course program.
When you have completed the PMP training course, you will receive a course completion certificate along with a 35-hour PDU certificate. Simplilearn does not administer the PMP certification, but once you have passed that exam, you will receive the prestigious PMP certification from the Project Management Institute.
According to PMIs calculation, the concept of non-overlapping experience refers to the following:
If a professional is working on multiple projects at the same time, then the experience will be counted for one project over that stipulated period for which he/she worked on the project.
Example: Mr. A has managed 2 projects in 2016, Project 1 ran from Jan’16 to Aug’16 (8 months) and Project 2 ran from April’16 to Dec’16 (9 months). In this case, we have an overlap of 5 months (Apr’16 to Aug’16). So the experience for these 5 months will be counted as 5 months and not as 10 months (5×2=10). The non-overlapping experience is 12 months.
We offer 24/7 support through email, chat, and calls for PMP training course.
We also have a dedicated team that provides on-demand assistance through our community forum. What’s more, you will have lifetime access to the community forum, even after completion of your pmp course with us.
Our teaching assistants are here to help you get certified in your first attempt after completion of pmp training.
They are a dedicated team of subject matter experts to help you at every step and enrich your learning experience from class onboarding to project mentoring and job assistance.
They engage with the students proactively to ensure the pmp course path is followed.
Teaching Assistance is available during business hours.
After completion of pmp training, one can take up the pmp certification exam. The average salary for a PMP® certified project manager is $111,000.
One hour of classroom instruction equals one contact hour. If you have completed a university or college course on project management that met for three hours per week for 15 weeks, you would record 45 contact hours. If only a portion of a pmp course dealt with project management, only the hours spent on project management can be applied toward the total.
PDUs are the measuring unit used to quantify approved learning and professional service activities.
Through this PMP training program, you learn:
- Project management basics
- How to create a high-performance team and keep them on track
- How to plan and manage a project
- Align the project objectives with the organization’s goals
Here are some roles that require pmp certification:
- Project manager
- Project engineer
- Operations manager
- Assistant project manager
A project management professional’s responsibilities after completion of pmp training include planning, organizing, executing, and completing a specific project, while ensuring that the project is completed on time, on budget, and within scope.
The PMBOK guide helps professionals create a specific project management plan that includes:
- Project scope
- Project budget
- Project schedule
- Standard process across departments
- Quality management
- Communication management
- Risk analysis
- Stakeholder engagement
- Procurement management
This means that the PMBOK guide helps professionals become proficient in project management.
Participants are granted three chances to pass the PMP® exam in one year. For the second and the third attempt for the examination, the participants have to pay an additional fee of $275 (for members) or $375 (nonmembers) as a reexamination fee. The participants will have a waiting period of one year before they can re-appear for the exam in case they don’t pass in their first three attempts after completion of PMP training course..
Our PMP training course comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. Simplilearn believes in our highly effective blended learning methodology and its ability to provide learners with the knowledge and confidence to pass the PMP exam in the first attempt. If you do not pass the PMP exam on the first attempt, Simplilearn will refund the PMP course price to you.
To ensure your success, we strongly recommend that you take the PMP exam within a week of the PMP course completion date—or a maximum of 45 days from the completion of the online PMP training. This way, the PMP course materials will be fresh in your mind.
PMP® Exam Attempts: Maximum Three Per Year
|Attempt||Time Frame||Result||Money back|
|First||Within 45 days of course completion||Did Not Pass||Refund full course price|
Refund Process: If you do not pass the exam in the first attempt, Simplilearn will refund the full PMP course price to you. To receive a refund, you must make a request through the Help and Support Forum. You must submit a copy of your scorecard along with the date you completed your online classroom training. Simplilearn will refund the course price within 30 days of receiving all required documentation. We will process the refund using the same method you used to pay for the PMP course.
Terms and Conditions: The guarantee is only valid for participants who have paid the entire enrollment fee.
The guarantee becomes void if:
- Participants do not take the PMP examination within 45 days of unlocking the certificate
- Participants do not maintain 100% attendance in at least one batch of the 36-Hour Live Online Classroom Training sessions
- Participants fail to score at least 80% in any three of the available online PMP® simulation practice tests available at Simplilearn.com
- Participants do not follow the instructions of the trainer and do not complete the exercises given in the online classroom training
- Participants do not submit the required documents to Simplilearn
- Participants fail to request a refund within 15 days of receiving their results
Once you receive your digital keys, you will have to log in to https://pmi.lochoice.com/ using PMI credentials or by creating login information and clicking on “Add course” to redeem your digital key for PMP course.
The PMP® exam which is taken after completion of PMP course has a total of 200 questions that must be answered within 4 hours. Among the 200 questions will be 25 randomly chosen questions that are considered pre-test questions for future tests and are not scored. Since they are randomly chosen, you should answer all 200 questions.
Use the experience verification section of the online application to record your experience leading and directing the project. Record projects individually regardless of the number of projects you include.
Here’s how you can become a certified project management professional:
- Register and become a member of the PMI
- Take Simplilearn’s PMP certification Training Course
- Complete the PMP course
- Fill and submit your application for the PMP certification exam
- Schedule the PMP certification exam
- Pass the PMP exam and get certified
The project management certificate, also known as PMP certification, is provided by the Project Management Institute® (PMI). This certificate is recognized across the globe, which means that the PMP certification is a gold standard for professionals who want to grow in their careers.
All of our trainers are project management professionals and industry experts with at least 10-12 years of relevant teaching experience for pmp course.
Each of them have gone through a rigorous selection process which includes profile screening, technical evaluation, and PMP training demo before they are certified to train for us.
We also ensure that only those trainers with a high alumni rating continue to train for us.
If you are interested in taking PMP course classes, Simplilearn has a great certification program called the PMP certification training course, which you can enroll in. The PMP course covers the latest best practices highlighted in the PMBOK Guide 6th Edition and aligns with the latest PMP Examination Content Outline 2021.
The Project Management Professional (PMP)® is a globally acknowledged professional certification that validates a professional’s education and experience in project management. This coveted credential is offered by the reputed Project Management Institute to professionals who qualify in the PMP Exam conducted by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.
Why PMP certification? Here are the top 10 reasons you should consider getting PMP certified:
Reason 1: Globally Acknowledged
Who should become PMP certified? Anyone who wants the freedom to work anywhere in the world. The PMP certification is one of those credentials whose reputation precedes them, recognized and sought-after the world over (there are more than 760,000 PMP certified professionals worldwide as of May 2017). Achieving the PMP certification helps professionals demonstrate and showcase their skills and expertise to potential employers across the globe.
Reason 2: Salary Bump
If you’ve wondered why to get a PMP certification, you should know that PMP holders typically enjoy a dramatic and steep hike in salary once they have attained the PMP certification. On average, PMP certified professionals earn 17% more than their non-certified counterparts, according to the Project Management Salary Survey, Eighth Edition. According to the PMI’s Project Management Salary Survey released in July 2017, PMP certified professionals earn a median salary of $111,969 per year in the United States.
Reason 3: Expand Your Market Reach and Scope
PMP certification holders are a global yet close-knit community. There are many Project Management forums and online communities that attract PMP professionals from across the world who are willing to share tips, insights, and pool their experience—helping everyone stay abreast of the latest industry developments and trends.
Reason 4: Better Job Opportunities
PMP Certification opens up better career avenues and provides professionals with greater job opportunities in the project management world. According to a PricewaterhouseCoopers survey, 80% of high-performing projects use PMP credentialed project managers; according to the PMI Pulse of the Profession study, organizations with more than 35% PMP certified project managers demonstrated much better project performance than those without a PMP certification.
Reason 5: Project Management Professionals Get The Most Challenging Projects
The PMP Certification earns a professional a challenging and important role since the certification demonstrates an individual’s dedication to project management and attests to that person’s knowledge and experience in handling challenging projects. Additionally, since even the eligibility to take the PMP exam includes both education and experience, the PMP Certification validates one’s skills and experience leading and directing projects.
Reason 6: Project Management Professionals Demonstrate Better Project Performance
Not all project managers are PMP certified. Consequently, project managers who lack the credential perform less efficiently than their certified peers. The standards for the rigorous PMP exam are higher than other pmp certifications, testing professionals on five project management processes: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling, and closing, providing the Project manager with a detailed, standardized, actionable set of project management best practices.
Further, in order to qualify for the PMP exam, aspirants must have an in-depth understanding of nine knowledge areas of project management, including project scope management, integration management, human resource management, time management, cost management, quality management, and procurement management.
Reason 7: Greater Visibility To Recruiters
Research across industries suggests that organizations prefer hiring PMP certified project managers rather their non-credentialed peers. The PMP certification is a standard that demonstrates a professional’s expertise in project management and it immediately catches a recruiter’s eye during profile evaluation.
Reason 8: Applicable to Most Industries
The PMP certification is an ideal bet for all project managers in various professional fields, including IT, telecom, business processing, commerce, finance, research, and more.
Reason 9: A Great Investment for Your Future
The exam itself falls into about the middle range in terms of cost. While not as expensive as many of the high-tech, very specific exams, it isn’t something you are likely to take lightly. At $555 a test (unless you are a PMI® member, in which case it is $405), it doesn’t seem too expensive.
The passing rate of the PMP exam is estimated to be around 50 – 60%. Once you consider the pass/fail rate, you may decide that you need formal training. These types, of course, can cost between $1,500 and $2,000—not counting the cost of the exam.
Reason 10: Project Management Professionals are Secure Even During Economic Downturns
With the economy yet to get back to where it was 15 years ago, there is still plenty of uncertainty. While no one is immune to layoffs and downsizing, 80% of executives around the world believe that having a PMP certification demonstrated core competencies that made the certification holders valuable even during a recession.
If you are considering working toward your PMP exam, Simplilearn offers a variety of project management courses that will help you pass, including the PMP Certification Training Course. Our PMP training courses are conducted by certified, highly experienced professionals with at least ten years of experience.
PMP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
Yes. Our PMP® certification training course is designed to help you pass the PMP® exam at your first attempt. With a hands-on learning approach, the training not only gives you the confidence to pass the exam, but also helps you retain the knowledge beyond the exam.
No. PMI® does not mandate any expiry timeline for contact hours earned to qualify for the PMP® Exam, as long as you retain the proof (certificate). There is no deadline or expiry date, though the contact hours must have been acquired before the submission of the application to PMI®. For example, if you earn the contact hours in 2013, there’s nothing stopping you from taking the exam in 2017.
Contact us using the form on the right of any page on the Simplilearn website, or select the Live Chat link. Our customer service representatives will be able to give you more details on PMP training program.
You are granted a one-year eligibility period in which to pass the examination after completion of PMP training. During the eligibility period, you may take the examination up to three times. If you fail the examination three times within your one-year eligibility period, you must wait one year from the date of the last examination you took to reapply for the certification. However, after failing a certification examination three times, candidates may opt to apply for any other PMI® certification.
Yes, you can apply for reevaluation. You may submit a written request to the PMI® Certification Department for review of their decision. Requests can be sent by postal mail to PMI®, or by email to email@example.com.
PMI will not be updating the PMP exam after the release of the PMBOK® Guide 7th Edition. Since both the PMP exam and the PMBOK Guide use updated and accurate terms already used by project managers in the field, there is no need to update the exam after the PMBOK® Guide is updated.
Learners enrolled in the self-paced PMP course prior to Dec 1, 2020: According to the new guidelines from PMI, the PMP training on the new exam outline will only be delivered in the live virtual classroom mode. If you wish to enroll in the PMP training based on the new exam content via the live virtual classroom mode, feel free to contact your learning consultant or account manager to upgrade. Once you upgrade your access, you will receive the digital license keys from Simplilearn.
Learners enrolled in the live virtual classroom PMP course prior to Dec 1, 2020: If you wish to get access to the digital materials from PMI, you can contact your learning consultant or account manager to understand the procedure.
No. Exam fees are not included in the PMP course we offer. You must pay the Project Management Institute (PMI)® to take the exam.
Yes. customers can contact us either by phone or chat if they need help with completing the application form.
A PMP certificate is a credential awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to those who pass the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam successfully. It is the gold standard in the field of project management and helps professionals benchmark their skills and increase their credibility. Our PMP training can help you prepare for this exam and pass it in a single try.
The PMP certificate is valid for three years. To maintain your PMP certification, you need to achieve 60 Professional Development Units (PDUs) in a 3-year cycle.
A PMP certificate is proof of your top-notch skills in the field of project management. It verifies an individual’s ability to speak the global language of project managers and brings all kinds of projects (even the complex ones) to successful completion. By achieving the credential, you can work in virtually any industry as a project manager.
First, you need to check whether you are eligible to take the PMP certification exam. For example, a four-year degree, 36 months of experience in leading projects, and 35 hours of PMP training is required to become eligible. Next, you need to pass the PMP certification exam to receive the PMP certificate.
PMI, in one of its salary surveys, found that PMP certification holders earned around 25 percent higher average salaries in North America than their non-certified peers. The PMP certificate is recognized globally and you can significantly improve your earning potential with it.
Companies face losses worth millions of dollars due to poor project management practices. So, it becomes crucial for project managers to gain the right skills and learn how to bring projects to successful completion. A PMP certificate is highly regarded by organizations worldwide, and hiring managers rely on it to find the right candidates for their project manager positions. By obtaining a PMP certification, you can increase your credibility as well as improve your salary prospects.
If you are a PMI member, you need to pay USD 60 as a renewal fee. For non-PMP members, the renewal fee is USD 150.
The PMP certification exam is quite difficult, even for those who have experience in project management. So, the time it takes to prepare for the exam entirely depends on your prior knowledge and the intensity with which you prepare. If you are dedicated enough, it can take you around six months for complete preparation with the help of PMP training.
Once you clear the PMP exam, you will receive your certificate package within 6 to 8 weeks. You will also receive your digital badge through Credly that can be shared on social media platforms to mark your achievement.
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