What is PMP Certification?

PMP certification is known as Professional Management Certification . It is designation given by the institute imparting education pertaining to the projects  . The name of the institute is called the Project Managament institute . However , this PMP certification is

on certain educational and experience parameters. So there is some requirement that the professionals need to fulfill before applying for the PMP certification.

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The purpose of PMP certification is important because government organization , multinational companies and private organization need to employ PMP certified people  in order to gain a higher success rate in the complex projects handled by them. This is done by applying a well regulated and progressing set of project management principles as contained in PMI’s PMBOK  Guide.

PMP certification v/s MBA certification

There is a big debate about the PMP certification and MBA certification. There is a vast difference in both of the certification  MBA program is designed to create managers to handle the organization in a general way. They are seldom focused on a particular industry or functional area.  However, this helps them to take care of all the activities of the organization.

PMP certification program is designed to  create professionals  who possess specialized knowledge in a specific area.  This is the reason why PMP certified professionals are high in demand compared to MBA professionals.

The procedure for getting a PMP certification is the same throughout the world

You have to apply for the PMP  certification at PMI Login

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Then have  to pay the PMP certification exam fees  (Member: USD$405 including India; Non-member: USD$555)

After this  you must submit your  degree certificates, 35 PDU hours, and signed experience verification forms within 90 days

Once this done you will receive an email stating that you are eligible to sit for the exam and thereafter you can fix the schedule for the exam.

The criteria for sitting in the exam are as follows:

Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)

7,500 hours leading and directing projects

35 hours of project management education

Or

Four-year degree

4,500 hours leading and directing projects

35 hours of project management education

You can earn PDUs by taking online courses.  Please check out the  PMP Certification Training course.

The course is accessible  whenever required so you can study for the PMP exam and earn the 35 contact hours on the go and in your own time.

Enroll in our PMP Certification today and develop a strong foundation in the principles of project management.

How to take PMP exam and what is the criteria for it?

The  exam is based on certain important parameter as per the PMP exam specification which is as follows :

  1. Starting the project
  2. Preparation and planning of the project
  3. Executing  and delivering the project
  4. Monitoring the project
  5. Closing the project

There is a worldwide network of Pearson VUE which is computer software to give PMP exam online.

The pattern paper of the PMP exam is , there  is 200 multiple choice question as per the PMBOK specification and the PMP code of Ethics. Out of this , 25 questions are “sample” questions are just practice questions  and randomly  placed  in the exam and thus not counted for score. The exam taker is only judged on their proficiency on 175 questions.

How much is the PMP exam fee in India?

The PMP Exam in India costs $405 for the computer and paper-based exams for members and $555 for non-members. The PMI membership fee is $130 with an annual renewal fee of $119.

Passing the PMP exam is  difficult just like any other professional exam. The aspirant has to prepare himself for the exam very well in order to pass the PMP exam in flying colours.

The PMP passing score during 2005 was 68.5%. That means the aspirant has answered 137 questions correctly out of 200 questions. But now the passing score has increased drastically to 80.6%. That means the aspirant has to score 141 out of 175 questions correctly in four hours.

What is the preparation time for the PMP exam?

The time required to study for the exam may take from 70 to 13 hours depending on all the favourable factors. Thus if the aspirant devotes 3 hour study session in a day , this adds up to 1 month and if  the aspirant studies for 5 times a week (60 hours) this will take 2 -3 months to prepare for the exam.

Following are  the useful tips in a nutshell to help the aspirant pass the exam

Study  the PMBOK Guide thoroughly as the exam is largely  based on this guide.

Use a Good PMP Prep Book.

Attend  PMP Exam Prep Workshops.

Join Online PMP Exam Prep Workshops.

Take help of  Online PMP Exam Simulators.

Remember Flash Cards.

Participate in Study Groups and Discussion Forums.

What is COVID -19?

Coronovirus disease, also known as COVID-19  is an  viral and highly contagious disease cause by an unknown virus .

People who get infected with the disease  will experience moderate respiratory illness along with rise in body temperature. Most of the people recover without any special treatment by taking little medication.  However, older people with less immunity  are prone to get this disease . Also  people suffering from diabetes , cardiovascular disease, cancer, and chronic respiratory disease are more likely to get infected from this virus.

The virus spread primarily through  droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose whenever an infected individual cough or sneezes.

The best way to prevent this transmission of this disease is to be informed about it. This helps to protect yourself and others from this deadly infection which has already claimed more than 10 lakh people worldwide.

Everyone to adhere to some preventive measures to protect ourselves from this virus.

  1. Wear 3 layered mask and face mask
  2. Maintain social distancing
  3. Wash hand  regularly with a good hand sanitizer
  4. Download Arogya setu app to stay informed about  the virus in your area.

As we all know how the pandemic has affected the world . This also has impacted the aspirants who wish to  take the PMP exam on this year (2020).  However the PMI institute  has come with innovative options to take the exam from home and schedule his exam.

According to the updates from the Institute , all the candidates who are able to proceed with scheduled exam  need to consult the test center information in your specific location at Pearson VUE’s Coronavirus Update Page  which is updated regularly.

For that candidate who has already scheduled the exam but cannot take the exam due to government restrictions or delay in training. In such a case, PMI will offer these candidates to reschedule the exam. All paid fees will be eligible for a refund and can reschedule without any penalty until further notice.

The institute has extended the access to the current PMP exam until 31 December 2020 and postponed the launch of the new PMP exam until 2 January 2021. The institute has also launched online proctored testing (OPT) to take the exam online  from the convenience of their home.

As a precautionary measure the PMI has advised all the candidates to follow travel advisories and use individual discretion pertaining to worldwide travel as it related to PMI- sponsored events.

To help the candidates to take the exam ,training institutes like Henry Harvin Education has come up  with  training modules to prepare for the exam.

Points to remember :

Survey

Before commencing your study routine , It necessary to survey the material that you plan to cover during your study session. For example: graphs, chartsm and headings in both a Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide)  and your prep book. This helps you to gain familiarity with the topics  that  the you wish to cover will give you a better insight of where to search certain topics in the book while studying

Motivation

It is necessary to charge your motivational level.  To note down what you want to learn from the given material. You also need to have study goals and recap questions  and need to review it at the end of the day.

Research

You have to make a list of questions that need to be answered before beginning day’s learning. This will make you active researcher instead of a passive researcher when you study thePMBOK Guide

Disengage

You have to disengage from studies by breaking your study session into smaller parts. This will help you to recall what was previously studied according to cognitive psychology research.

How To Prepare for PMP Exam:

1.Checkout the PMP examination Content Outline.

PMP examination content outline document is a very informative and credible document for reference. Thus, it is necessary to go through the document to do well in the exam. It has the break up of questions as per the Process syllabus. It also outlines the list of task, skill and knowledge needed as per PMI’s Role Delineation Study. This helps to become familiar with the subject matter for study purpose.

2. Enroll for good training course  approved by PMI.

To prepare for the training ,it is important to  enroll for a suitable training course. There are  good and reputed training course  which are offered by the Institute like Registered Education Providers (R.E.P).

Also you can also enroll for courses from Henry Harvin Education which also provides quality training for the preparation of the exam.

There are reasons to enroll in training course on PMP. These courses provide tailor-made PMP study materials and best practices to prepare for the exam. The  course will help you on understanding on the various project management concepts, terminology formulae, and other important inputs  needed to clear the exam. These training institutes also provide 35  contact  hours certificate necessary for you to become eligible for the exam.

3. Prepare a time table  for study plan.

It is absolutely must to have study plan that covers all the activities that lead to your PMP certification. You can  break your study plan into smaller session to enable better memorization and retention of the subject matter. Also need to take mock test after study to become confident for the exam .

4. Check out the latest edition of PMBOK Guide and self-study books published by other reputable training organizations.

The PMBoK Guide is an essential guide for the preparation of the exam. The guide focuses on page number 61. It contains a table that shows the relation between 13 Knowledge areas and 5 process groups with 47 processes and how these are used in the project management.  It is necessary to get memorize this table as it becomes useful on the exam time.

5.Solve Mock Tests before going for the exam.

To judge the readiness to take the exam  it is recommended to take Mock test as it indicates the readiness for the real exam.  After taking the exam , you can review the results of it and take corrective action on aread that need improvement. Also it is required to take full-length mock test as it helps you to overcome the herculean task and stressful experience of taking the exam.

6.Form a study group .

It is also necessary to form a study group as it helps one to break the monotony of studying alone. It helps to get assistance on the areas you find difficult to understand by asking for a solution from group members and also you helping someone as a result which your confidence also grows. It helps you stay motivated and not lose interest on the subject. Sharing project management experiences with others for cracking difficult questions especially for scenario-based questions.  Thus it helps you to study on regular basis and study smartly.

Types of Question in the exam:

Once done with the PMBOK Guide, it is necessary to sort out the practice questions. The exam includes  200 multiple choice questions like complex situation questions, short situational questions, formula-based questions,knowledge-based questions and interpretive questions. 

Situational question:  This type of question will judge your ability to identify the relevant content and ignore the irrelevant content. These are very lengthy and so it is important to read each question a number of times to answer these type of questions.

Formula based question: This type of question are formula based which requires to memorise 50 PMP formulas , that is ,  ranging from simple averages to probabilities and depreciations.

Knowledge-based questions: This type of question will test you on the facts and figures usually found in the PMBOK Guide.  You can be asked questions about process knowledge in certain functional areas. At times you may be asked to identify chart or graph, such as RACI chart or a Pareto Chart.

Interpretational questions:  This type  of questions will test your ability to analyze a condition or a situation and also answer specific technique questions.

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How much is the PMP exam fee in India?

The time required to study for the exam may take from 70 to 13 hours depending on all the favorable factors. Thus if the aspirant devotes 3-hour study session in a day, this adds up to 1 month and if the aspirant studies for 5 times a week (60 hours) this will take 2 -3 months to prepare for the exam.

How much is the PMP exam fee in India?

The PMP Exam in India costs $405 for the computer and paper-based exams for members and $555 for non-members. The PMI membership fee is $130 with an annual renewal fee of $119.

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  7. The course helps to Take our business skills and project management capabilities to a higher level and to boost our career that is accepted as the gold standard in Project Management across a wide range of sectors.

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