Attending a PMP Exam Preparation Class
Project management training often includes preparing for the PMP Exam. While most of our course participants are more interested in developing skills than passing the PMP Exam, for those who wish to earn the PMP certification, they need a solid method for preparing for the exam.
Attending a PMP Exam Prep Class is certainly one of the most popular strategies for passing this exam. Self-study is also a good option. In either approach, an essential element of preparation is to take practice exams.
Versatile's PMP Exam Prep class prepares you to study for the exam by showing you what to expect and providing enough exam questions to give you a sense of confidence.
PMP Exam Guidance
To earn your Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential, you need to meet the experience and education requirements, and pass the PMP exam, 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 PMP Exam. Successful PMP candidates typically use multiple study aids, including courses, self-study and study groups, so make sure you leave yourself plenty of preparation time before you take the PMP Exam!
Learn more about PMP Exam Prep Tips here at www.pmi.org
Who Should Apply for the PMP Certification?
Remember that PMP Certification is appropriate for people whose job title is project manager or PMO leader. www.PMI.org posted who should apply for the PMP Certification: an experienced project manager who meets the following requirements:
Perform their duties under general supervision and are responsible for all aspects of the project for the life of the project
Lead and direct cross-functional teams to deliver projects within the constraints of schedule, budget and resources
Demonstrate sufficient knowledge and experience to appropriately apply a methodology to projects that have reasonably well-defined project requirements and deliverables.
Check out www.PMI.org for more PMP Exam information, see Application Tips. Complete application requirements and role definition can be found in the PMP Handbook.
The PMO Needs to Take a Stand On PMP Certification
PMP Certification is popular and requires 35 hours of project management training before you can sit for the exam.
PMP certification doesn't make sense for every person who leads a project. It is best for people who have committed to a career in project management. And even organizations that are strongly project-driven have opted not to value the PMP certification, choosing instead to promote project management training that builds skills and is aligned with their own processes.
The PMO should be an active participant in this ongoing discussion about the value and proper place the PMP certification holds in an organization. This video from www.pmi.org adds a personal perspective.