Your exam will have 200 ambiguously-worded problems, randomly chosen from a huge database of 13,000 possible questions, all designed to challenge your ability to maintain focus. With so many possible questions, just knowing the key project management terms is not enough to pass the first time.
Drawing on our 25 years of experience, our instructors teach you how to break down your questions quickly and answer them the right way. Here is what you will learn:
- Inputs, Tools & Techniques, Outputs (ITTO)
- Initiating, Planning, Executing, Control, Closing
- Project Integration Management
- Project Scope Management
- Project Time Management
- Project Cost Management
- Project Quality Management
- Project Human Resource Management
- Project Communications Management
- Project Risk Management
- Project Procurement Management
- Project Stakeholder Management
- Professional Responsibility
- Mock Exam and Test Simulation
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Our 100% Pass Guarantee covers additional classes and a full tuition refund should you not pass the PMP exam in three attempts. The only catch? You have to take your test within 4 weeks and any retakes within 12 weeks (while you still remember the material).
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What is PMP Certification?
Getting the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a two-part process. First, there is an application that you need to submit to the Project Management Institute (PMI). The application requires you to document 4500 hours of time working on projects within the last eight years. Additionally, you should have completed 35 hours of project management-related training or education. PMI details everything in full in the PMP certification handbook.
If you think you meet these requirements, then you can submit your application from the PMP certification section
of the PMI website. The online application has an auto-save function so you can come back to it. Once submitted, an employee of the Project Management Institute will review your application. Typically, the reviewer takes about five business days to review your application. Once approved, you will receive an e-mail from PMI. In the email will be an eligibility code. You will need this code to pay for and schedule your exam with Prometric Testing Center.
What is the Project Management Institute (PMI)?
Founded in 1969, The Project Management Institute has the following stated core belief: Project management is a critical competence that has a positive influence on organizational results and society
To build a community of professionals with these critical competency standards, PMI developed the PMP exam in 1984. Currently, there are almost 750,000 PMP credential holders globally
How is the PMP exam administered?
The PMP exam is a non-adaptive, computer based exam of 200 multiple choice questions. Administered by an independent testing administrator (Prometric), each exam question has one correct answer. You have four hours to complete the exam. Most test-takers finish the exam with a little time to spare. Each question has a level of difficulty assigned to it by PMI. The “mix” of difficult and easy questions determines how many questions you need to answer correctly. At the end of the four hours, your exam will be graded immediately and you will receive your scores. The scores are the following:
- Below Proficient
- Moderately Proficient
It is possible to receive a below proficient score in one area and still pass. However, you will need to offset that below proficient score with higher scores in all other areas.
How much does the PMP exam cost?
The exam costs $405 for PMI members and $555 for non-members.
The annual fee for PMI membership is $139, so you save a few dollars if you become a member and then schedule your exam.
How should I study for the PMP exam?
Close to 70% of exam questions come directly from the PMBOK Guide which stands for Project Management Body of Knowledge. Right now, all PMP exams are based on the 5th edition of the PMBOK Guide. This edition has a brown cover to it and can be bought online for less than $50 USD. A successful study plan would be the following:
- Read the PMBOK
- Download a PDF version of our Edwel Free PMP Textbook
- Attend an EdWel boot camp
- Use our exam simulator to take a few practice exams
- If you score above 75% on our practice exams, you are ready to take the exam
How much time should I devote to studying?
Before attending an Edwel PMP boot camp, we recommend 10-12 hours of pre-class reading. Add in the 35 hours of classroom instruction and we guarantee you will pass the exam.