PMP® stands for Project Management Professional and is a credential offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) USA. Being certified by an independent, reputable organization like PMI is a mark of quality and, in many cases, a competitive advantage.
Being a PMP® is becoming more a requisite than an additional qualification. Project Managers are often referred to the CEO of their respective projects. This is true, because as a Project Manager you will have different set of team members in which you have an option to choose only efficient people to work on a particular project. This is not that easy! As a Project Manager you will have many hurdles to confront with until you are done with your project in making your client happy and continue to be an asset to your organization.
The PMP credential is applicable to anyone who is involved in project management activities. This could include but not limited to:
- Project Team Members
- Project Managers
- Middle Managers
- Senior Managers
Case Study Based Learning
We take you through the content using case studies and real life examples to ensure that you understand the material rather than memorize the content. We believe that project management is not a step-by-step instructional manual but rather it requires intuitive skills that come from understanding the big picture.
Eligibility & Application Support
Our instructor will work with the participants in application preparation and documentation. We have extensive experience in project management across various sectors and as a result we will guide the participant in filling up the application correctly and appropriately.
Oversight & Content Support
Our support for the participant is for 2 months and within this period; we will monitor the progress and coordinate the expected timely deliverables. Deliverables include home work and quizzes that participants are expected to complete on a periodic basis. Reminders and follow-ups will be done for unfinished home work assignments and quizzes.
PMP Course Outline
- Project Integration Management : the processes and activities needed to identify, define, combine, unify, and coordinate the various processes and project management activities within the project management process groups.
- Project Scope management : the processes required to ensure that the project includes all the work required, and only the work required, to complete the project successfully.
- Project Time Management : the processes required to manage the timely completion of the project.
- Project Cost Management : the processes involved in planning, estimating, budgeting, financing, funding, managing, and controlling costs so that the project can be completed within the approved budget.
- Project Quality Management : the processes and activities of the performing organization that determine quality policies, objectives, and responsibilities so that the project will satisfy the needs for which it was undertaken.
- Project Human Resource Management : the processes that organize, manage, and lead the project team.
- Project Communications Management : the processes that are required to ensure timely and appropriate planning, collection, creation, distribution, storage, retrieval, management, control, monitoring, and the ultimate disposition of project information.
- Project Risk Management : the processes of conducting risk management planning, identification, analysis, response planning, and controlling risk on a project.
- Project Procurement Management : the processes necessary to purchase or acquire products, services, or results needed from outside the project team. Processes in this area include Procurement Planning, Solicitation Planning, Solicitation, Source Selection, Contract Administration, and Contract Closeout.
- Project Stakeholders Management : the processes required to identify all people or organizations impacted by the project, analyzing stakeholder expectations and impact on the project, and developing appropriate management strategies for effectively engaging stakeholders in project decisions and execution.
- PMI Professional and Social Responsibilities: PMI Professional and Social Responsibilities is about Ethics. Ethical choices diminish risk, advance positive results, increase trust, determine long term success and build reputations. Leadership is absolutely dependent on ethical choices. PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct applies those values to the real-life practice of project management, where the best outcome is the most ethical one.
When and where can l take the PMP exam?
Locations can be seen at www.prometric.com. We recommend a smaller test center if you have an option as they are quieter and have less people coming and going from the room you are testing in. Unlike some exams that have fixed dates, the PMP exam is offered whenever you can schedule it. You will receive an approval letter from PMI to take the exam. It will have your authorization number on it, and you will need this to schedule the test. You will have one year from the date on the letter to take the exam.
How soon will l know l pass the exam?
The Global exam is 200 multiple choice Questions, 4 hours duration, pass mark of about 60%. You will know if you pass the exam before you leave the workstation at the test center where you have taken the test. You will be given a report with your score on the exam before you leave the test center. Within one month, you should receive the supporting documents from PMI in a mail.
I don't have a degree in a project management related field can l still write the PMP exam?
The PMP Certification is not limited to any particular field you can get certified. Irrespective of the degree you hold.
“CAPM® is an acronym for Certified Associate in Project Management, which is a proof to your employer and interviewers that you have the experience and education to perform your tasks proficiently. It also affirms that you are serious and dedicated to your work because obtaining a credential requires dedication and discipline. When applying for a job, many employers will give preference to candidates with a CAPM® certification over those without it. They also have an idea of what to expect from a credential holder as opposed to someone-else with the same amount of experience but with no credential. However, this will provide you with an advantage and allow more opportunities to hone your skills and develop enough experience to one day become a Project Management Professional, PMP®.”
You can become a CAPM® if you are a/an
- Junior project management practitioner or new to the project management profession
- Corps member
- Undergraduate or graduate student with an interest in project management