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    Frequently Asked Questions


    Q. What is a PMP®?
    A. PMP® stands for Project Management Professional and is an internationally recognized certification administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, USA.

    Q. What is the PMBOK® Guide?
    A. Formally known as “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge”, PMBOK® Guide is the statement of generally accepted project management knowledge and practices. The PMBOK® Guide is a collection of best practices for the art of project management. It is a living document that is updated every four years to ensure that current and best management practices are captured. It is a standard, written and reviewed by practicing project management members of PMI®. It is designed to reflect good project management practice. It is also the foundation of PMI® certification and professional exams (i.e., PMP® and CAPM®). PMI® members receive a free copy. Copies can be purchased here.


    Q. Why would I want to be PMP® certified? What would it do for me?
    A. It gives you recognition among your peers and provides you with a solid background in generally accepted project management knowledge and skills. Provides an edge when applying for various project management and related positions or seeking advancement within an organization.

    Q. What resources are available to help me prepare for the PMP® exam?
    A. Many PMP® Books and Resources are available on-line. Click here for a list of our PMP® Exam Resources.
    A. The PMI® website has additional resources including a professional responsibility reference list, and a basic knowledge assessment tool.

    Q. How do I qualify to take the PMP® Certification Exam?
    A. There are two categories of eligibility:

    1.  Category 1 requires a bachelors degree or equivalent, 4500 hours of project management experience, and 35 hours of project management education.

    2. Category 2 requires a high school diploma or equivalent, 7500 hours of project management experience, and 35 hours of project management education.

    Consult the Certification Handbook for complete information on education and experience required.


    Q. How much does writing the PMP® exam cost?
    A. The exam costs $405 US (PMI® members), $555 US (non-members).

    Q. What are you tested on?
    A. The Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Examination measures the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques that are utilized in the practice of project management. The PMP® Certification Examination is comprised of 200 four-option multiple-choice questions that are developed and validated by PMP®-certified individuals. The passing score for the exam is 61%. The exam taker must answer 106 questions out of 175 correct. 25 additional questions will be asked on the exam for a total of 200 possible questions. The 25 additional questions are pretest items that do not count toward your final score. PMI® uses these questions to evaluate the performance of the test questions. The exam taker will not know which 25 are not applied to the pass/fail score. Out of the score able 175 questions, approximately 19 will come from Initiation, 40 from planning, 47 from execution, 37 from monitor and control, 16 from closing and 16 from Professional responsibility. The percentage breakdown is as follows:

    Initiating the Project......11%
      Conduct Project Selection Methods
      Define Scope Document Project Risks, Assumptions, and Constraints
      Identify and Perform Stakeholder Analysis
      Develop Project Charter
      Obtain Project Charter Approval

    Planning the Project......23%
      Define and Record Requirements, Constraints and Assumptions
      Identify Project Team and Define Roles and Responsibilities
      Create the WBS · Develop Change Management Plan
      Identify Risks and Define Risk Strategies
      Obtain Plan Approval Conduct Kick-off Meeting

    Executing the Project......27%
      Execute Tasks Defined in Project Plan
      Ensure Common Understanding and Set Expectations
      Implement the Procurement of Project Resources
      Manage Resource Allocation
      Implement Quality Management Plan
      Implement Approved Changes
      Implement Approved Actions and Workarounds
      Improve Team Performance

    Monitoring and Controlling the Project......21%
      Measure Project Performance
      Verify and Manage Changes to the Project
      Ensure Project Deliverables Conform to Quality Standards
      Monitor all Risks

    Closing the Project......9%
      Obtain Final Acceptance for the Project Obtain Financial, Legal, and Administrative Closure
      Release Project Resources
      Identify, Document and Communicate Lessons Learned
      Create and Distribute Final Project Report
      Archive and Retain Project Records
      Measure Customer Satisfaction

    Professional and Social Responsibility......9%
      · Ensure Individual Integrity
      · Contribute to the Project Management Knowledge Base
      Enhance Personal Professional Competence
      Promote Interaction Among Stakeholders


    PMP, CAPM, PMI, and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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