How to get PMP Certified - Updated according to PMBOK 6th edition

Project Management Professional (PMI-PMP) is considered in most countries, including the Czech republic, as the most valuable project management certification in private sector. We prepared a few tips and tools for your certification prep.
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Qualification Criteria

To be able to apply for the certification, you must have 35 hours of formal project management education and 4500 (7500 for non-university gratuates) hours of project management.
For more detailed information, please have a look at www.pmi.org, certifications section.

How to Prepare for the Exam

  1. Self study. Buy / borrow a book and prepare for the exam. Do not forget that you should be able to demonstrate 35 hours of another project management training. I would highly recommend to buy a good set of sample questions such as www.pmtraining.com
  2. Online courses. Starting from USD 10 up to USD 1000, passing an online training will provide you with 35 hours of formal education. Quality may vary and some courses have not been updated properly to the latest version.
  3. Classroom training. If you decide for our training, we will provide you assistance until you pass the exam.

Certification

The PMP examination comprises of 200 multiple-choice questions. Questions are based on PMI - PMBOK processes, their application in real life and good practice in project management, leadership, and communication. You need to choose the best answer out of 4 choices, based on your understanding of the situation, which is not an easy task.

Certification cost bundled with a one year membership costing USD 544,- Certification can be ordered via www.pmi.org website.

Recommended Reading

Certification is based on PMI-PMBOK standard but test questions can also include other topics, such as motivation theories or the calculation of return on investment. The Standard is not a very light read, so it might be easier for you to get a PMP preparation book.

  • Rita Mulcahy, PMP Exam Prep, Ninth Edition - One of the best books for PMP preparation, with excellent exercises and tests
  • Sample tests from www.pmtraining.com
  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge: PMBOK(R) Guide 6th edition

Resources on our Web

PMI-PMBOK in pictures
Formulas needed for PMP exam

Let's get certified!

Our research shows, that people with PMP certificates have a much brighter outlook of project management and the surrounding knowledge and are subsequently able to find better jobs than non certified applicants. Notably, compared to other certificates such as PRINCE2 or IPMA, the PMP certified project managers earn higher salaries.


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