To earn your Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential, you need to meet the experience and education requirements, and pass the PMP® examination, a 200-question, multiple-choice test.
Regardless of how advanced your project management experience or education might be, you should still prepare vigorously for the exam.
Successful PMP candidates typically use multiple study aids, including courses, self-study and study groups.
You can find PMPs leading projects in nearly every country and,unlike other certifications that focus on a particular geography or domain, the PMP is truly global. As a PMP, you can work in virtually any industry, with any methodology and in any location.
On average, successful PMP candidates will spend 35 hours or more to prepare, so make sure you leave yourself plenty of preparation time before you take the exam.
Tips to Prepare for the Exam
- Review the PMP handbook .
- Review the Current PMP Exam Content Outline
- Familiarize yourself with PMP Sample Questions
- Enroll in a formal study course offered by PMI chapters or accredited Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s). You can also review self-study books published by R.E.P.s and other reputable training organizations.
- Review the latest edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).
Jigar Balani is an IT Professional and holds PMP certification. Currently working in the role of PMO and have held several roles ranging from Project Manager (Service Management implementation, handling Infrastructure projects) to Service Delivery Manager. He started career with humble beginnings and through the hunger of knowledge and performances sped through varied roles. You can stay connected with him via social media too.