The PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition includes information on how to implement its approaches in agile environments — a first for PMI®.
Other additions include:
You can expect to find the following updates in the PMBOK Guide® – Sixth Edition:
If you’re an experienced project manager who is responsible for all the aspects of project management, then the PMP is the right choice for you. Getting certified should be considered (but not limited) to the people at the following roles across all industries –
Exam Duration: 4 Hours
Exam Pattern: 200 Multiple Choice Questions; out of which 25 questions are randomly placed pre-test/ dummy questions.
Passing Score: PMI® doesn’t give percentage instead there is a grading system (Proficient, Moderate Proficient, and Below Proficient), only below Proficient is considered Fail.
Price: For PMI® Members – US$405 and, For PMI® Non-Member – US$555
Eligibility Criteria: The candidate must satisfy below-mentioned criteria
Maintenance: 60 Professional Development Units (PDUs) every three years
|Domain||Percentage (%) of Questions|
|Monitoring and Controlling||25%|
|Number of Scored Questions||175|
|Number of Unscored (Pretest) Questions||25|
|Total Number of Questions||200|
Succeeding in the PMP certification exam is not a rocket science rather a function of the following three key elements:
Although there is no substitute for the real-life Project Management experience, there is a huge scope of opportunity in the other two areas – Understanding of Project Management Principles (according to latest PMBOK® 6 version) and PMP® Exam Strategy & Practice. There might be several questions that might be hovering around your mind:
To answer most of the above questions, you need to assess your current level of preparation for the exam. Once you know your current level, you can choose the appropriate study aids and confidently plan to be successful in the certification exam. The best way to assess your current level of preparation is to take Whizlabs’ PMP® Mock Exam Simulator that is based on the pattern of the Actual PMP® Exam. The software generated instant results of the mock exam will give you a clear understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, in addition to helping you assess your overall preparation for the exam.
No, the PMI® membership is not mandatory for PMP® training, but it can benefit you in several ways such as reduction in exam fee. Generally, for PMP®, it is good to take membership first and then do certification. However, vice versa also works well.
The following conditions allow the extension to exam eligibility period –
PMP is Flexible and Adaptable – PMP certification is not based on a specific methodology. As a PMP, you can work virtually in any industry, with any methodology, and in any location. It connects you to the community of professionals, organizations, and experts worldwide.
PMP is Global – It makes you capable of working with the global language of project management. It utilizes the knowledge of various industries, market segments, and geographic locations, unlike other certifications that focus on a particular geography or domain. You can find PMPs leading projects in nearly every country.
Following are the tips to prepare for the PMP Certification exam –
Start your preparation today by determining your current level of understanding with free PMP practice questions.
The recommended books for PMP exam preparation are –
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