Topics: Process, PMI, Exam, Planning, Certification, Management
In this lesson you will get an introduction to the PMP certification course keep in mind that all our practise tests are aligned with the new PMI exam format rolled out in 2013 and the examination content outline 2015. You will be able to define PMI and PMP after completing this lesson, identify the PMP exam application requirements, identify the guidelines for filling out the PMP application, describe the PMP exam outline and syllabus. Let’s start with the terms PMI and PMP.The project management institute, also known as PMI, is a non-profit organisation that provides a certification programme for project practitioners of all educational and skill levels. PMI is based in the United States and has local chapters all over the world; therefore, if you live in Singapore, you can look for a PMI chapter in Singapore; such local chapters hold regular knowledge sharing and networking sessions for people interested in project management. Project management professional, or PMP, is one of the certifications awarded by PMI; it is an industry recognised and demanded credential for many project management jobs worldwide. PMP is not limited to a specific domain; a project manager working in any industry, whether manufacturing, retail, defence, or information technology, can take the PMP exam and, if successful, become a PMP certified professional. After submitting information about the acquisition of at least sixty PDUs in the previous three years, you must pay the renewal fee. To be eligible to renew the PMP certification for another three years, one must have acquired sixty PDUs over a three-year period. After submitting information about the acquisition of at least sixty PDUs in the previous three years, you must pay the renewal fee. The PMP exam lasts four hours and consists of 200 questions, 25 of which are considered pretest questions used for future tests and are not scored. You may also mark a question for review and return to it at the end if you are unsure, but you must attempt all 200 questions in the allotted time. PMI grades students on each of the five process groups and declares PMP pass or fail based on the grading. Grades are not disclosed to everyone, but rather a rating is given they are below proficient, proficient, and moderately proficient in each of the five process groups. The percentage of questions from each of these aspects is listed in the table, and the outcome is determined by a combination of these grades. The PMP exam questions are related to various aspects of project management, which are known as project management process groups. The percentage of questions and number of questions that may appear from each process group are listed in the table below. For more information, please refer to the PMP examination content outline on the PMI website. There are 40 seven processes that can be completed in the project planning process group and a few others in the project monitoring and controlling process group. For example, one of the processes is develop schedule, which is part of the planning process group and the project time management knowledge area, as well as human resource management knowledge area. The process of developing a human resource plan is in the project planning group, and the process of managing a project team is in the project execution group.