PMP training is an internationally recognized training conducted by the leading project management institute – PMI that highlights the best project managers to the potential employers in various industries, since this training, if successfully passed, guarantees both to employers and employees that project manager has necessary skills, knowledge and capability to lead a project sucessfully. The the PMP training itself is organized in a way that it offers education and strict and demanding training before taking the exam.
Who can/should take this certification?
All professionals in project management, regardless of the industry, who wish to become experts and to stand out and represent themselves in the best possible manner to the job market should apply for the PMP training and certification programme. Any industry, from civil engineering to IT, that needs project managers (a wide variety of industries) should seek for certified PMPs.
The key benefit is that this title will immediately show potential employers that you have the required knowledge, skills, experience and behaviour needed to lead the projects successfully. Additionally, the PMI PMP certificate is globally recognized so this training will help launching you to the international market of project management. The PMI PMP certification is in accordance with the ISO 17024 standard. PMP certification training provides a common framework for all project managers in the world and help connect the international projects members as well.
The PMI PMP certification programe is a process consisted of education, „grilling“, case studies, lectures, experience and training, as well as a few exams that are all associated and lead to gaining a certificate. They include Fundamental Project Management Tools and Techniques and Project Leadership and Communication. Furthermore, the main exam has to be taken.
A PMP trainee must have at least 7,500 hours of work on project management process groups and at least 60 months of experience. Additionally, before taking the exam, trainees must have 35 contact hours. This kind of candidates hold High School diploma only. If they have university diploma, i.e. minimum Bachelors degree, the work hours decrease to 4,500 hours and 30 months of experience is required.
The training process includes a demanding tasks which prepare the trainee for the final exam. These PMP certification training processes are, alike the exam, divided into several groups. In the initiation phase of training, trainees learn how to assess the project, define the high-level scope of the project, analize the stakeholders, identify the risks and constraints. Additionally, they are trained on how to develop project charter. In this phase, PMP training also provides analyzing customers' and stakeholders' demands and incorporating them into the project scope.
In the second phase of the training, trainees learn how to plan the project. This phase PMP training is oriented to detailed assessment of project scope, risks and constraints, as well as developing project schedule and human resources plan and procurement plan.
Afterwards, the trainees enter the project execution training part in which they learn how to implement approved changes, execute the tasks. Additionally, crucial point in this PMP training phase is monitoring, training and motivating team members.
Monitoring and Controlling of the project is also included in the PMP certification training programme. Trainees learn how to measure performance of the project and project team, as well as secondary and primary deliverables quality measures. PMP training teaches trainees to update the risk and constraints charts timely and accurately.
Closing the project is the final part of the PMP certification training. In this phase, trainees are taught to work with the investor / sponsor / customer on finalizing and delivering the project. They are also taught how to archive the documentation in order to have good basis for future projects, especially in terms of risk management and assessment for future projects.
The training part of the PMP can also be done online, for remote trainees, although in-class PMP training is always advised to take.
The examination itself is the final part of the PMP certification process and is consisted of the same phases as project and project PMP training. In the first part of the exam, there are questions related to project charter elements, identifying risks related to the project and business case development. Furthermore, trainee's project planning techniques, elements and significance, project procurement and communications planning, risk management, change management, workflow diagrams and their significance, resource planning techniques, scope management techniques, etc. are measured through another set of questions. Additionally, project deliverables tolerance and tresholds, project performance metrics, e.g. milestones, as well as change management techniques, risk identification and problem solving techniques related questions are common. Final part of the PMP examination is related to project review techniques, contract closure and feedback techniques.
In total, there are 200 questions with multiple choice answers.
Validity of certification
The PMP certification is globally valid, recognized and respected. PMP credential holders are internationally accepted as remarkable project managers who have accepted and agreed with the PMI to keep their license updated. Therefore, there are seminars and workshops to be regularly attended by the PMP trainees.
PMP certification brings and extraordinary value to its holder and is a must-have in project management today!
Andrew White, New York