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How to become PMP Certified

How to become PMP Certified

Project management Professional (PMP) is an industry-wide recognised training certification for project managers. It’s the most popular training certification amongst Project Managers, and those with PMP certification are on a 20% higher salary on average, than those who are not. By following the steps listed below, you’ll be well on your way to a PMI (Project Management Institute) accredited PMP certification!

1.       Make sure you’ve covered the prerequisites

2.       Take a PMP course from an approved PMI accredited training provider 

3.       Take the exam

4.       Remain certified

PMP Prerequisites

There are a number of prerequisites required before you can attend a training course or sit the exam. You can do either of the following

1.       Secondary Degree (High school diploma or equivalent)

1.       Four-year degree (Bachelor’s or Global degree)

2.       7,500 hours leading or directing projects

2.       4,500 hours leading or directing projects

3.       35 hours of project management education

3.       35 hours of project management education

PMP Course Information

PMI has recommended a minimum of 35 hours of study time prior to the exam. Training Deals are an accredited provider of the PMP course by PMI.

  • It’s a 5 day course with a 100% exam pass guarantee
  • We provide instructors with over 10 years of PMP experience and who have trained over 25,000 students globally.
  • We provide this course onsite, online, or, our most popular option, classroom based.
  • You are provided with 3,000 PMP practice questions and a PMP prep workbook
  • The course outlines the 5 key components the exam covers: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and controlling, and Closing. It also covers a further 10 project management areas.
  • The PMP course, here at Training Deals, provides you with 35 PDUs.

PMP Exam Details

The PMP exam is provided by PMI. It consists of:

  • 200 MCQs. 175 are scored questions and 25 are unscored, pre-test questions (these do not get counted towards your final score)
  • The exam is 4 hours with no scheduled breaks.
  • The exam is in English however if you require additional language aids, they are provided in 14 other languages at no extra cost.
  • You are provided with a calculator (you may not bring your own)
  • The exam covers 5 key areas in Project Management. The percentages detail what percentage of the questions are covered in each area.

o   Initiating (13%)

o   Planning (24%)

o   Executing (31%)

o   Monitoring and Controlling (25%)

o   Closing (7%)

  • The pass mark is not set. It is dependent on how you answer questions that are of varying levels of difficulty. Please do not confuse the pass mark with being 61%; it was previously 61% but is no longer at a set figure.

Remaining PMP Certified

From the date you pass your exam, you have three years to earn 60 PDUs. Every subsequent three years also require a further 60 PDUs. One Professional Development Unit is equivalent to one hour of learning or activity in Project management. You can achieve your 60 PDUs with further education, organising meetings, watching videos, participation in online or digital media.



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