The difference between the PMP® and other project management certifications is that project management experience is a precursor to taking the PMP® examination. The PMI requires each potential PMP® candidate to document 5-years experience leading a project (or 3-years if you have a degree) before they can apply to take the four-hour examination.
While this might seem arduous, it does illustrate the prestige of the certification. It shows that you're an experienced PM who can pass a 200 question, multiple-choice examination. Once you have completed your training and examination you can add the letters PMP after your name.
In addition to this, the PMI has established several communities of practice worldwide, known as Chapters, whose remit is to seek to improve project management as a discipline. These Chapters will assist you with project delivery, templates, and upon successful exam, completion can help you to attain the 60 professional development units (PDUs) necessary to maintain your PMP® credentials.
Prerequisites for enrolment – None. Everyone is welcome to enrol onto this course
Perquisites for the exam – 5 years’ experience leading a project, or 3 years’ experience for delegates with a University degree. Delegates are also required to attend a 35-hour project management course before attempting the exam – this course amply fulfils this criterion.
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Our PMP® training has a few unique features, including:
PMP® is essential for all aspiring Project Managers to obtain as it will provide you with the knowledge to an internationally recognised standard. According to PMI, PMP® Certificate holders typically receive a 25% increase in earnings, compared with non-certified delegates. The average salary of a PMP® Certificate holder is £48k per annum, with high earners exceeding £80k.
Over the four-day exam preparation course, you will cover each of the 49 processes of the certification and discuss the breakdown of each of these into ITTOs; Inputs, Tools and Techniques and Outputs.
This is achieved across five project phases:
The five phases span ten knowledge or subject areas, which are generally performed in the delivery of a project. These are the areas of:
In addition to this, we will also discuss trends and emerging practices within the profession of project management, how to tailor the sixth edition to suit the needs of your organisation and considerations for organisations that are more agile in terms of their project delivery.
Exam style –Multiple-Choice
Exam length – 4 hours
Number of questions – 200
The PMP® exam aims to test your knowledge across a range of domains (outlined below) and cross-cutting skills and techniques, including:
Domain and weighting
PMI, Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Professional, PMP, and PMBOK are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.