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 PMP® - Project Management Professional Exam Preparation
 
PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential is the most important globally recognized and respected certification credential. Each successful organization recognize project management competency as key to achieving business results. It demonstrates that one has the experience, education and competency to successfully lead and direct projects. This recognition helps in increased marketability to employers and higher returns.

PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Examination measures the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques that are utilized in the practice of project management.  

PMP® Certification ensures that Project Staff's understanding of the project management domain is in line with existing global standards like PMI - Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) - IV Edition.
 
More details about this certification can be found on www.pmi.org
 
Benefits:
 
International Recognition, Better career prospects and growth opportunities, wider acceptance in various sectors.
 
Recommended for:
 
This program will be useful for all those currently participating in projects as team members or team lead and aspiring to develop as project managers of future.
 
Minimum Eligibility:
 
1) 35 hours of Project Management training

And

2) Minimum Project Management Experience

Either

3 years of project management experience, along with a Bachelor's degree in any discipline

OR

5 years of project management experience without a Bachelor's degree.
 
Batch Size:  
 
10-15 participants per batch. We can also organize PMP® certification training onsite for the minimum batch size of 10.
 
Course Duration: Minimum 35 hours
 
Course Schedule:
 
  • Weekend full time batch (S-S) (9 hours per day - 4 full days) (9:30am to 7:00pm)
  • Weekday full time batches (M-F) (7.5 hours per day - 5 full days) (9:30am to 5:30pm)
  • Weekday part time batches (M-F) (3.5 hours per day – 10 days) (7:00am to 10:30am) / (6:30pm to 10:00pm)
Training Material:
 
Every participant will be provided with
  • PMBOK Body of Knowledge Guide – latest edition
  • Course Material.
  • Simulation exercises
  • Post session support
CONTENTS: 35hrs.of classroom training on 9 knowledge areas of PMBOK GUIDE IV EDITION, Exercises, Exams, Simulation Tests, Support For PMP® Exam Online Application.

FACULTY:
Industry leaders with PMP® certification and having more than 10+ years of project management experience and 5 + years of training experience.
 
Certification Award:
 
  • Participation certificates will be awarded on successful completion of the course.
  • For PMP® certification, you will have to appear for 4 hours exam (multiple choice questions) after registering for the same on PMI website. The guidance for the same shall be provided.
Validity:
 
PMP® certifications are valid for 3 years, and can be renewed thereafter. The details are available again on PMI website.
 
Some FAQ’s:
 
  • WHY PMP® ?
    PMP® gives systematic and structured approach towards project management. The PMP® designation will show that you have a solid foundation of project management knowledge that can be readily applied in the workplace. PMP® is well recognized all over the world, as it assures certain level of understanding, experience and exposure in Project Management field.
     
  • Who Conducts PMP® Exam?
    Project Management Institute (PMI) is based in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. and conducts PMP® Certification Examination. The persons who successfully complete the examination are awarded PMP® Certificate, standing for "Project Management Professional". Worldwide there are over 100,000 Project Management Professionals(PMP®) in 120 countries.

    PMI website is www.pmi.org
     
  • What is the Eligibility?

    To be eligible for the PMP® certification, you must first meet specific education and experience requirements and agree to adhere to a code of professional conduct.
 
  • Applicants must have 35 hours of specific project management education.
  • With a Bachelor’s Degree (or the global equivalent): Applicants must have a minimum three years’ professional project management experience, during which 4,500 hours are spent leading and directing project tasks, up to eight years from the time of application.
  • Without a Bachelor’s Degree (or the global equivalent): Applicants must have a minimum five years’ professional project management experience, during which at least 7,500 hours are spent leading and directing project tasks, up to eight years from the time of application.
  • How are PMP® Exam Conducted?
    The final step in becoming a PMP® is passing a multiple-choice examination designed to objectively assess and measure your project management knowledge. The examination is 4 hours online computerized test, which gives the results instantaneously.

    This computer-based examination is administered globally. In India it is conducted by Prometric India based in Delhi having centers all over India. There is center at Saki Naka in Mumbai.
     
  • What is the Passing Criteria?
    There are 200 objective type questions in a 4 hour paper with minimum passing score is *** (Changes often so kindly refer to PMI website) out of 200. There is NO NEGATIVE MARKING.
     
  • What is the Validity of PMP® Certification?
    Note that this certification has a validity of three years and has Continuing Certification Requirements for renewal after 3 years.
     
  • 4. How much is ther Exam Feed?
    The membership fees of PMI and MC (Local Mumbai Chpater) are as follows: -

    a) PMI membership - $119
    b) Application fee - $ 10
    c) Local Chapter fee (MC) - $ 25 (Optional)
             
    Total (a + b + c) - $ 129

    d) Examination Registration fee: $ 405 for Members

    Total for Members $ 534 for Members (a+b+c+d)

    Examination Registration fee $ 555 For Non Members  (Approx. Rs 25,000)
  • How to Apply?
    One can apply online by filling up form on their website and pay through international credit card (or offline by couriering the form along with the payment). All fees should be sent to PMI directly.

    You may access PMI web-site www.pmi.org and obtain both the PMI Membership Application Form as well as that for registration for PMP® Certification Examination.
     
  • How to get 35 Hours of Classroom Training?
    There are many such universities/colleges, training companies, local chapters and REP (Registered Education Providers) who conduct this classroom training of 35 hours.

    We at Knowledgeware conduct these sessions regularly with well experienced faculty.

    The session is generally of one full week, weekend batches or part time batches. Total duration should not be less than 35 hours.
     
  • How much time it takes to prepare for the Exam?

    It really depends upon the person who is preparing for it. Generally it takes anything between 3 months and 6 months from the day one decides to appear for the same up to the date when one clears it.

    First one should make an application to PMI and also register for 35 hours training. Then as per the schedules of these providers, free yourself to take those 35 hours of classroom training. All this generally takes around 1-2 months.

    Then one has to self-study the course material and takes a few mock tests. This can be done in a month’s time depending upon the other engagements. One may study for 2-3 hours on working days and for 6-8 hours on weekends.

    Finally one has to apply for the examination and make bookings with examination center. This can be done one month in advance but this has to be done within 6 months of applying for PMI membership.
     
  • What is the Reference Material?
    “PMBOK Guide Edition IV” is the main course material.

    Then there are some examination guides and a few websites, which are oriented towards examination.

    DISCLAIMER: Note that PMI website should be visited regularly while preparing for certification as it gives updates on the procedures, fees structure, requirements etc. and also shares details on reading material and references.