What is PMP?

Why PMP® Certification is Valued Globally?

Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam ensures that every PMP® aspirant worldwide working in any industry vertical possesses a common understanding of the Project Management domain in line with existing global standard - Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) - Fifth Edition.
"As per survey PMP® credentials will gain you a 25% increase in salary over non-credentialed project managers with similar qualifications.”
What are the eligibility criteria to become PMP® certified professional?
To apply for the PMP exam, there are two ways.
Option 1:
Educational Background
Project Management Education Project Management Experience
Bachelor’s degree or global equivalent

 

35 contact hours of formal project management education Minimum 3 years/36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 4500 hours are spent in leading and directing project tasks*
OR
Option 2:
Educational Background

 

Project Management Education Project Management Experience
Secondary degree ? High school Diploma, Associate’s degree or global equivalent

 

35 contact hours of formal project management education Minimum 5 Years/60 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 7500 hours are spent leading and directing project tasks*
Who conduct PMP®Certification exam?
If you meet these criteria, then you can file the application from PMI® site Certification section. You also have to submit the application fees when you submit the application. After you have submitted the application, PMI® will review your application. If everything goes smoothly, in a few days you will receive an acceptance letter/e-mail from PMI®.After this you can schedule the exam by visiting www.2test.com or by calling the Prometric Center.
How much does it cost to take the exam?
The exam costs $405 for PMI® members and $555 for non-members. Since the annual fees for PMI® membership is $139, it makes sense to become a member and then apply for the exam.
How many questions are there in the exam? How much time do I get?
The PMP® exam is a computer based exam conducted in the Prometric centers. The exam has 200 multiple choice questions. Each question has exactly one correct answer. You will get four hours to answer these questions.
Out of these 200 questions, 25 questions are pretest questions. These are randomly places through out the exam and are used for research purposes. These questions are not evaluated while computing exam results. You will only be evaluated on the basis of 175 questions. 
To pass the PMP® examination, you must answer a minimum of 106 of the 175 scored questions correctly. After you finish and submit the exam, in the Prometric center you will immediately receive the overall mark-sheet for the exam in the Prometric center.
There is no negative marking in the exam

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