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 will change in December
Questions on the PMP exam are developed by project practitioners from all around the world who work together to ensure the exam accurately reflects the profession. Right now, they are working to update the PMP exam in December.
15 December 2019 will be the last day to take the current version of the PMP exam.
A few things to keep in mind, depending how far you are on your path to the PMP:
Schedule your exam early, Pay for your exam promptly and Allow yourself enough time.
Get important PMP Exam updates on PMI.org
New PMP Exam Content Outline
Every 3 - 5 years, the Project Management Institute conduct research to understand how the profession has progressed, the impact of emerging trends, and how the responsibilities of project managers have changed.
Download to get details on the new structure of the PMP Exam available AFTER 15 DECEMBER 2019. New PMP® Exam Content Outline provides the framework of what you can expect on the PMP Exam. To find information about the current exam, check out the most up-to-date Exam Content Outline on PMI.org
Who Should Apply?
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 PMP 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.