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The Project Management Professional (PMP®) is the most widely recognized project management certification today. As of December 2008, the Project Management Institute (PMI) announced that there are 318,289 active PMP®s globally. This credential benefits those specializing in the area of project management, or who would like to validate their experience and knowledge of the subject matter.

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Certification FAQs:

Q: I am already PMP® certified. Is there any benefit in getting this certification?
A: The PMP® credential validates your work experience and knowledge of project risk management, and can compliment your PMP® credential. Your career path, current or desired employer, and interest in the subject will determine whether the credential may benefit you.

Q: What are the eligibility requirements to apply for the PMP® credential?
A: Those with a high school diploma, associates degree or the global equivalent must have accrued 4,500+ hours of project risk management work experience within the past 5 consecutive years and obtained 40 hours of risk-management education. Those with a bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent must have accrued 3,000+ hours of project risk management work experience within the past 5 consecutive years and obtained 30 hours of risk-management education.

Q: Do I need to have a PMP® credential to apply?
A: No.

Q: How many questions are on the exam, and how much time is given to complete it?
A: The exam consists of 170 questions – 150 of which are scored, and 20 of which are pre-test questions. The length of the exam is 3 hours and 30 minutes, plus a 15 minute tutorial preceding the exam.

Q: Where is the exam administered?
A: Exams are administered at your local Prometric testing center, where you will take a computer-based test. Paper-based tests are reserved for those that live 186.5 miles or greater away from the nearest testing center. To locate a testing center near you, visit prometric.com.

Q: How much does the exam cost?
A: PMI Members pay $520 for the computer-based test and $415 for the paper-based test. Non-PMI Members pay $670 for computer-based test and $565 for the paper-based test.

Q: What is covered in the exam?
A: PMI has provided the exam blueprint, which includes 4 domains. The following are the exam domains and percentage of questions pertaining to that domain: Risk Communication 27%, Risk Analysis 30%, Risk Response Planning 26%, and Risk Governance 17%.

Q: In preparing for the exam, is memorizing the Project Risk Management Knowledge Area of the PMBOK® Guide sufficient?
A: Like the PMP® certification exam, the PMP® covers material in greater depth than offered by the Project Risk Management Knowledge Area of the PMBOK® Guide. We recommend either taking a PMP® exam preparation course (whether through the PMP® Instructors or another training company) or purchasing the exam preparation courseware available through the PMP® Instructors’ online store. This courseware can be used as self-study material, and includes a full-length practice exam.

 

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PMP<sup>®</sup> Exam Prep Focus Areas Initiating - 11%
PMP<sup>®</sup> Exam Prep Focus Areas Planning - 23%
PMP<sup>®</sup> Exam Prep Focus Areas Executing - 27%
PMP<sup>®</sup> Exam Prep Focus Areas Monitoring & Controlling - 21%
PMP<sup>®</sup> Exam Prep Focus Areas Closing - 9%
PMP<sup>®</sup> Exam Prep Focus Areas Professional & Social Responsibility- 9%

 

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