The project management Institute PMI®, is one of the largest project management organisations in the world. They sponsor the PMP® exam which is fast becoming the the fact so standard or project management skills.
PMI was founded in 1969, and was first examined in 1984. There are over 150,000 members worldwide. There are many reasons why you should become PMP® certified, among them:
There are many training organisations both offline and online who offer accredited courses leading to your PMP® certification.
You must have had several years of experience as a project manager, including 35 hours of formal project management education, before you can sit the 4 hour exam.
The exam consists of 200 randomly generated questions, but only 175 of the questions are scored. To pass, you need 141correct answers.
PMI® has details this process at its web site. Go to https://www.pmi.org, and select the professional development and careers tab for further information
There is also another key area that must be studied – Professional Responsibility.
Here is some general advice for when you take the exam:
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David spent 25 years as a senior project manager for US multinationals and now develops a wide range of project-related downloadable video training products under the Primer brand. In addition, David runs training seminars across the world, and is a prolific writer on the many topics of project management. He currently lives in Spain with his wife Jude.
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