In recent times, PMP Certification also referred to as the Project Management Professional Certification has gained quite a lot of significance in the job sector. Acquiring this certification is an indication of the person’s ability on projects and its handling and professional and educational experience for exam eligibility. The PMI or the Project Management Institute extends support to the project management professionals and has been doing so for the past four decades.
Having a PMP Credential brings visibility and recognition globally and within the organization. For PMP Certification Eligibility, the candidate must meet standards of PMP role delineation and experience requirements to qualify for testing.
Attributes Expected in Candidates for PMP Credential
The qualities or attributes expected in a candidate looking for PMP Credential are as under-
* Take responsibility of all project aspects under general supervision for the entire project life.
* Exhibit capable team leadership performing a variety of functions in managing and dealing with a project. Deliver projects within scope, time constraints and appropriate budget successfully and efficiently.
* Adept at showcasing satisfactory understanding and knowledge within the span of pre-determined project requirements and apply methodologies successfully.
The candidates are expected to supply relevant details on their application form and provide experience evidence as a project team member leading up to certification. Each project detail must be submitted for which he or she has experiences working in an individual capacity.
Eligibility entails experience in initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, controlling and closing a project. It is important to have collective experience on a single project.
Role of a Project Manager
Leading Successful Projects
Project Manager’s core competencies
Skills and Experience of a Project Manager
Human Resource Management
All areas have further new sections, namely-
- Trends and emerging practices
- Key Concepts
- Considerations for Agile/Adaptive Environments
- Tailoring Considerations
The examination entails 200 questions. These are multiple choice questions. It has 175 scored questions and 25 pretest unscored questions. The former is further broken down. The Initiating exam section weighs 13 percent of the exam, executing is 31 percent of the exam, planning is 24 percent, closing is seven percent and monitoring and controlling is 25 percent of the exam.
Steps to Ace the exam
In order to succeed in this examination, PMI offers following suggestions-
Thorough study of PMP Handbook
Gain familiarity with the PMP Exam and sample questions
Check out the current PMP exam content and its outline
Choose a formal study course.
When studying for this exam, it is important for the students to start focusing on key areas and give at least six months of thorough preparation. Allow your mind to consolidate comprehensive material and information. Ensure no distraction while studying. Study in pulse form, that is study for 50 minutes and then take a complete break for 10 minutes and repeat the same. This way, your mind gets time to get fresh and ready to absorb more information. Such a study can help you ace this examination on your very first attempt.