With more than 911,000 certified project managers (as of March 2019), the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is valid across multiple organizations and is, by some distance, the most popular certificate for project managers worldwide. It is designed for project managers with at least 3 years’ practical experience in leading project management positions.
Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is proof of very high quality project management. Obtaining a certificate calls for a considerable personal commitment and a significant level of organization. Here are the key organization pointers to make your path to PMP® certification a smooth one:
You must meet certain requirements to be eligible to take a examination of the Project Management Institute (PMI)®— based on your project management experience in particular. Only those candidates meeting these requirements will be permitted by PMI® to take the PMP® exam. Check the PMI® website for more information. A PMP® is also expected to maintain ethical standards at all times. These standards have been laid down in a code of conduct covering a range of different areas, e.g. how to respond to a conflict of interests. Failure to follow these standards could result in the loss of PMP® status.
As a seminar participant, you will receive detailed documentation from us in preparation for the examination. You will also need the standard foundation material for project management, the PMBOK® Guide (currently in the 6th edition).
PMI® membership is not an essential part of attaining PMP® certification — but it is recommended. It makes financial sense for you (and your company) as the examination charge is discounted and the PMBOK® Guide is included free of charge.
You’ve come to the right place! As a PMI® Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), we are accredited by the PMI® as a training company and the content of our training programs is based on the PMBOK® Guide. All our trainers are PMP®-certified and have many years’ experience in project management. Why not use our Online Test Tool to test yourself during the seminar? It’s the perfect way to prepare for the examination!
Go to www.pmi.org to apply for PMI® authorization to take the PMP® exam. An examination fee is payable in advance by credit card. You have 90 days to complete your online application. During this period, you can access your application at any time to work on it. We will be happy to help you in this process. Contact us for more information.
Please pay your examination fee by credit card during the application process. You will not be permitted to take the examination before you have paid. Examination fees: EUR 345 (members) and EUR 465 (non members).
After paying the examination fee, your application may be subject to a PMI® audit. PMI® selects applications at random to check the information they contain. Should your application by selected, you will be given three months to verify your application data. If you are not selected, or you have successfully completed the auditing process, you will receive an “authorization to test”. You need this to schedule the date of your examination. There is no official figure on the probability of being audited. Experience shows that there is a 10-30% chance of selection.
We recommend that you sit the examination around 4 four weeks after completing the final seminar module. Exam dates can be coordinated online through a Pearson Vue Test Center. You will be asked to complete the exam at a computer workstation at your local Test Center (e.g. in Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich).
Our Online Test Tool offers a unique opportunity to monitor your performance. We recommend that you wait until your results are satisfactory before sitting the examination.
The time has come for the examination! The PMP® exam consists of 200 multiple-choice questions to completed within 4 hours. The exam is in English but you can request translation assistance (including German) when you apply. We don’t recommend this, however, for reasons of time.
If you do not yet meet the practical admission requirements for the PMP®, then perhaps the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® is right for you? In doing so, you will definitely prove that you have the same knowledge as a PMP®, even if you do not yet have the same practical experience.
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