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Project Management Professional (PMP)®

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This is course is aimed at facilitating the complete and comprehensive studies necessary for appearing for and clearing the Project Management Professional (PMP)® examination. The course brings in the complete detailed understanding of Project Management Body of Knowledge, 5th Edition – while providing an opportunity of answering over 200 practice exam questions from recognized material.

Although this course is designed & developed keeping in mind PMP® examination preparation, the discussions triggered & effectively facilitated by the facilitator leads to insight of real life scenarios.
This course is NOT designed FOR BOOKISH understanding of PMBOK®, but for provoking application oriented understanding of Project Management as a philosophy.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand the complete picture of PMBOK®
• Understand the 5 process groups and 9 knowledge areas as described in the PMBOK®
• Understand inputs, outputs, tools & techniques essential for each of the project
• Management processes described in PMBOK®
• Learn the effective approach to confidently appearing for the examination
• Gain a solid confidence of undertaking the examination
• Evaluate own strengths and weaknesses to best focus their efforts on examination preparation
• Satisfy the pre-requisite of 35 contact hours of PM Education for PMP® Examination

Knowledge Areas: Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, HR, Communication, Risk, Procurement, Stakeholder management & Integration

Process Group: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling, & Closing.

PMP® Certification Requirements: To apply for the PMP®, you need to have either:

  • A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree, or the global equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.
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  • A four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.

Participants’ profile:
• He should have project management background or at least have worked in project environment.
• The course demands clear focus & commitment from the participants to study & take up the exam.
• Participants are expected to duly complete their class-work, homework, class assignments, etc.
• Participants preferably be member of PMI®. The membership can be obtained on www.pmi.org.
• The membership enables the participants to receive the PMBOK® free.
• Participants are expected to bring in their own copies of PMBOK®.

Duration: Two Weekends i.e. 4 days (four days)

Timings: 8.30 am to 6.30 pm

Training Fees: Classroom Training: Rs.15, 000/- plus Service Tax

Inclusion: Breakfast, Lunch, High Tea, Certificate, PMBOK®, Simulation exams for PMP® exams.

PMP® Certification Exam Cost:Payable Directly to PMI® by Credit Card or Wire Transfer
• PMI® Membership Cost – USD 129
• One Time Application Fee – USD 10
• PMP® Exam Cost – USD 405 = For PMI® Members
• PMP® Exam Cost – USD 555 = For Non-PMI® Members

If participant fails to clear the PMP® Exam, he/she can re-appear upon filling a small application form.

PMP® Certification Re-Examination Cost
• For PMI® Members: USD 275
• For Non-PMI® Members: USD 375

What is PMI®?

• PMI® is World’s largest not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession, founded in 1969.
• Provides global standards for Project, Program and Portfolio Management.
• Conducts research projects, symposiums and surveys.
• More than 700,000 members, credential holders and volunteers in over 185 countries.
• 267 local chapters in 191 countries.
• 39 industry- or interest-based communities of practice.
• More than 350 publications.
• Governed by a 15-member volunteer Board of Directors.
• Global Headquarters in Philadelphia.
• Official website www.pmi.org.
• Global Certifications Offered http://www.pmi.org /certification.aspx
• Join PMI® to get its benefits: http://www.pmi.org/Membership/Membership-Types-of-Memberships.aspx

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What is PMP® Certification?

PMP® stands for Project Management Professional certification. This prestigious Certification is offered by PPM (the Project Management Institute vretei.pmi org). The PMP® is a very popular and flagship global certification of PMI® and is well respected in all the industries. PMP® Certification shows once commitment to learn Project Management processes, tools and techniques that can enhance project performance and delivery of deliverables. It help in improving the way you manage your project.

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What are the benefits of PMP® Certification?

• Globally most recognized and demanded industry-recognized certification for project managers.
• The PMP® demonstrates that you have the tested experience, education and competency to lead, plan, direct and manage one or many projects.
• This recognition is seen through increased marketability to employers and customer confidence.
• As per the PMI® Project Management Salary Survey—Seventh Edition, certification positively impacts project manager salaries.
• A PMP® certification will give you great networking opportunities.
• As per PMI.org the PMP® Credential held by more than 650,000 practitioners worldwide as on 31 March 2015.

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What would be approx expenses in the PMP® Certification Process?

This is solely depends on you: however, to give you a general idea about the total expenditure for which you should be prepared:
• Fee for the 35 PM Contact Hour Training: The costs of training programs vary from $100 to $3000 or more.
• Fee to PMI®: For PMI® member it is $405 for the examination; otherwise (non-members) it is $555.
• Re-Examination fee: For PMI® member it is $275 for the examination; otherwise (non-members) it is $375.
• Other Costs: Other costs may include the cost of the PMP® reference books or materials, exam simulator, travel expenses if you go to other city for attending a Class-room training.

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What are the steps involved in PMP® Application Process?

Step 1: PMP® Aspirant Completes the PMP® Test eligibility criterion.
Step 2: Fill out the PMP® Application at vivm.prni.org.
Step 3: Application completeness review by PMI®.
Step 4: The PMP® Aspirant makes the Fee payment.
Step 5: PMP® Audit by PMI® (only if your application is selected for Audit), else;
Step 6: PMP® Aspirant schedules the PMP® Test date.
Generally the REPs and/or the Trainer of your PAP Training guides you on Application Process.

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What does non-overlapping experience mean?

Let’s try to understand this through an example. Say you have managed 2 projects in 2014. Project 1 ran from January 2014 to October 2014 (10 months), and Project 2 started in July 2014 and completed in March 2014 (9 months). In this case, you have an overlap between the two projects during July 2014 to October 2014 (4 months). So, the experience from these 4 months is counted as only 4 months, and not 4 x 2 = 8 months. So, your total unique non-overlapping experience is 15 months, not 19 (10 9) months.

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What is a Contact Hour?

Eligibility for PMP® aspirants, the Contact Hour is a unit of measure that represents an hour of the scheduled instructions given to the represents an hour of the scheduled instructions given to the PMP® aspirants on the PMBOK® Guide.
The main difference between Contact Hours and Pals is that Contact Hours are accumulated prior and PIDUs after your PMP® Certification.

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How do I prepare for my PMP® examination?

• Read the PMBOK® Guide (Fifth Edition) as the PMP® Exam is based on it.
• Read book(s) based on PMBOK® Guide (Fifth Edition).
• Read the material and tutorials available online.
• Take a few mock exams.
• Revise the areas of PMBOK® Guide on which you are not scoring well.
• When you regularly start scoring above 75% in the mock exams, you are more or less ready for the exam.
• Be regular in your preparation and sleep well during the process.

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Is the PMBOK® Guide enough to pass the PMP® Exam?

Frankly speaking the answer is no though the PMP® Exam is based on PMBOK® guide but usually a good combination and practice involving books and materials listed in the answers of the above would be better and would surely increase your chances of clearing it the first attempt.

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How can I get my copy of PMBOK® Guide (5th Edition)

Two ways to get it;
Become a PMI® member and you can download PMBOK® guide.
Alternatively, non members can buy it from amazon, ebay etc.

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What is the PMP® Examination Structure?

The PMP® exam is composed of 200 multiple choice questions.
Of these 200 questions 25 questions are pretest, and they do not affect your score.
All questions will be Objective Multi choice questions.
No negative marking.
Not external object is allowed in the examination room except your ID proofs.
The time allotted for this examination is 4 hours.
There are no scheduled breaks.

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What is the number percentage of expected questions from each process group?

PROCESS GROUP – % OF Qs
Initiating – 13%
Planning – 24%
Executing – 30%
Monitoring and Controlling – 25 %
Closing – 8 %

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What Type of Questions Will I See on the PMP® Certification Exam?

• Questions based on ITTO.
• Questions based on Definitions given in PMBOK® Guide.
• Questions based on practical Scenarios & Situations.
• Questions based on Formulas.
• Questions based on Interpretation.
• Questions on professional and social responsibility.

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