Project management is a key component of every industry. PMI provides a number of well-respected and professional project management certifications on the international stage.
The US PMI (Project Management Institute), a consortium of project management professionals, launches a certification exam to determine whether project managers meet the criteria. PMI currently offers eight certifications, with PMP being the most popular.
PMP, Project Management Professional, was established in 1984. It is the most popular certification exam that employees can take. My colleagues and I have been acquiring the certificate more frequently. Several friends asked me how to prepare for the PMP exam after I passed it.
1. Is it necessary to take training courses in order to pass the PMP exam?
Yes, the PMP training courses must be completed in order to pass the exam. You will be informed when you sign up for PMP that candidates who have a bachelor’s degree must have at least 4500 hours of experience in project management within six years. You should have at least 36 months experience in project management. Additionally, you should have 35 hours of experience in training in project management. It is important to take part in the training courses. There is no need to worry about not having enough time. You can also count your university or college experiences. All of your experience in project management can be counted, including the graduation design, competition experience, and small projects. How you describe the experience is key.
You can generally write down two to three experiences in project management. Each experience should not be repeated. It is possible to audit it by the PMI system.
2. What is the cost of taking the PMI PMP exam?
The cost of the exam and training fees are two-fold. The PMP exam fee, which is approximately 603 USD, is submitted online by Bureau of Foreign Experts Affairs (BFEA). You will also need to pay for training. Different institutions have different prices. Usually, it is around 387 USD.
3. Is the PMP Exam difficult? How much time should I spend to prepare?
The PMP exam is easy because it is a basic certification. The exam can only be passed if you listen to the lectures and answer enough questions.
The institution will usually send you at most three materials after you sign up to the training courses: the official textbook PMBOK and lecture notes as well as PMP exam questions dumps. To understand the content of PMP, and the five major processes and ten knowledge areas, I recommend reading PMBOK before attending classes. PMBOK’s knowledge points are often repeated so you don’t need to spend too much time reading it.
Understanding the content of the PMP certification exam is essential. Listening to the explanations of your teachers in class and comparing it with your own work situation can help you understand. It doesn’t matter if you didn’t conduct a project. Every activity at work can count as a project. Even if you have never led a project, your indirect participation in one can be considered a type of experience.
After class, you can review the teachings of your teachers and answer questions about each chapter. You can also take a set exam questions. You can pass the exam if you answer 130 questions correctly in 200 questions. You must answer over 160 questions correctly to get 5A.
In other words, spend the first two months of the exam reading books daily. You can pass. You must put in more effort to get 5A.
PMI offers 7 additional certifications in addition to PMP certification.
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM).
The certificate is simpler and more basic than PMP. Students in college are encouraged to take the exam