The PMP Certification exam is a multiple-choice exam that tests your knowledge of project management principles and practices. To earn your PMP Certification, you must first meet the eligibility requirements, which include having a certain amount of project management experience and education. You must then pass the PMP Certification exam.
Once you earn your PMP Certification, you must maintain it by continuing to complete a certain number of professional development units (PDUs) each year. You can complete PDUs by attending project management conferences, taking online courses, or teaching project management classes.
PMP Certification is a widely recognized and respected certification in the project management field. Earning your PMP Certification can give you a significant advantage in job opportunities and help you command a higher salary. In addition, many employers require or prefer their project managers to have PMP Certification.
The PMP certification process consists of four steps:
1. Eligibility: Individuals must have a 4-year degree, at least 3 years of project management experience, and 35 contact hours of project management education.
2. Application: Individuals must submit an application to PMI and pay the application fee.
3. Exam: Individuals must pass a 200-question multiple-choice exam.
4. Certification: Individuals who successfully pass the exam will be awarded the PMP certification.
The PMP certification is valid for three years. To maintain their certification, PMPs must earn 60 professional development units (PDUs) during each three-year cycle.