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PMP Exam Application Process

What is the process for applying to take the PMP certification?

PMP is the Project Management Professional Certification. This is an exam sponsored by the Project Management Institute also known as the PMI. This is an extremely popular exam. Across the world, there are approximately 300,000 certified Project Manager Professionals. The PMP exam began in 1984. PMI offers many exams, with the PMP being the most popular.

What are the requirements for PMP certification?

In order to become certified, a person must attend 35 hours of classroom training in Project Management. You also must have completed 4,500 hours of experience doing some form of Project Management. There is a PMP certification handbook with all of the qualifications listed as a reference guide. After meeting these qualifications, you can then file the application along with the fees. When you have completed these steps of the process, PMI will then review your application. If everything is acceptable, you will receive an acceptance e-mail with the good news. Now you may make arrangements to schedule your exam.

How to prepare for the PMP Exam

There are several things you can do in preparation for your exam, you can review the PMP content outline, also get familiar with the sample PMP questions. You could also form a study group with friends. The Project Management Book of Knowledge (fourth edition) available on CD, also known as PMBOK, to help you prepare for the PMP Certification. Approximately 150 hours study time is recommended. This is a very expensive test, and you definitely want to make sure you are prepared.

What is the format of the PMP exam?

This test consists of 200 questions, 175 regular and 25 pre-test questions. In order to pass this test, you must answer 106 of the 175 questions correctly. About 80% of the people who take the exam pass it. In preparing for your exam, it is highly recommended that you get a good night sleep before the exam. Upon entering the exam room, jot down some notes that you remember from studying, these could pose very valuable to you, during your exam. You are only allowed to take your ID into the exam room. They will provide you with an ear plug, a calculator, pencils and paper. Getting the Project Management Professional Certification will help your success rate in the job market, and it will help improve your performance managing projects. Follow this link for more details on Parallel PMP training

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