PMP® is a widely recognized, leading project management credential that is awarded by Project Management Institute, USA.
The PMP® exam tests the knowledge and application of the knowledge of the best practices in project management. The PMP® exam is currently aligned to the PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition.
Persons who have acquired the PMP® credential show that they have the requisite skills, knowledge and competence to lead cross-functional teams and deliver projects successfully.
To sit for the PMP® examination candidates must meet the following criteria
For candidates holding a Bachelor degree or higher
Educational Background: Should have completed a Four-year degree Bachelor’s degree or global equivalent.
Project Management Experience: Have minimum three years / 36 months experience in project management within the past eight years during which at least 4,500 hours should have been spent leading and directing project tasks. If working on overlapping projects then the time cannot be counted more than once.
Project Management Education: 35 Contact Hours of formal education
For candidates that do not hold a Bachelor degree or global equivalent
Educational Background: Candidate holds a secondary degree(high school diploma, associate’s degree or global equivalent)
Project Management Experience: Have minimum five years project management experience within the past eight years during which at least 7,500 hours should have been spent across the five Processes.
Project Management Education: 35 Contact Hours of formal education.
Note: Leading and directing project tasks as identified in the Project Management Professional Examination Specification. You should have experience in all five process groups across all your project management experience submitted on the application. However on a single project, you do not need to have experience in all five process groups.
The PMP® exam format
The Computer Based test must be taken at a Prometric test center.
The exam has 200 multiple choice questions which are to be answered in 4 hours,
Out of these 200 questions, 25 questions will not be scored.
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 6th Edition issued by PMI® which is the accepted global standard for project management is the basic reference material for the PMP® examination.
“PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility” provides the guidelines for the moral and ethical conduct of the PM professionals in engaging with stakeholders
PMP® Examination details:
The PMP® examination is a 4 hour examination that has 1 Paper comprising of 200 multiple choice questions out of which 175 questions are scored. Each question has 4 options and candidates have to select 1 option.
The 25 questions that are not scored are not known to the candidate. They are placed randomly in the exam and are pretest questions kept to test their validity for use in future exams.
The examination is normally a Computer Based Test (CBT) that is held at a Prometric centre. List of center can be seen at www.prometric.com/pmi.
The exam is preceded by a 10 – 15 minute tutorial and a survey. The time for the tutorial and the survey is not included in the 4 hours allotted to complete the exam.
No breaks are scheduled during the exam. Candidates are allowed to take a break but the break time taken is included in the 4 hours.
Total Questions in the Exam: 200
No. of Questions Scored: 175
Maximum Marks: 175
Total allotted Time: 4 hours
There is no negative marking.
The percentage of questions from each project management process group is
Project Management Institute is a world leader in project management and PMP® is the gold standard in PM certification. The PMP® examination is currently aligned to the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition.
Acquiring a PMP® credential will help professionals to perform better at work place and will also give them global visibility and higher salary.
CEPM which is a Global R.E.P. of PMI provides par excellent, since late 1990s provides top-rated training to prepare persons for the PMP® certification examination.
We offer PMP® preparation through traditional instructor led classroom training for organizations and as an asynchronous 40 hour web based training through our training site www.pmguruonline.com.
We have successfully trained 4500+ persons for the PMP® examination from companies such as Genpact, Wipro, Infosys, HCL, i-flex solutions etc.
We also provide a large number of widely used and appreciated web based courses to earn up to 60 PDUs for PMP® recertification.