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1 PMP Application Process - Overview Syed Imran Ahmed, PMP April 18, 2009 Holiday Inn, Vaughan NEDAC Technical Seminar Series

2 Agenda Overview The Project Management Institute, PMI PMI Membership PMI’s Certifications Is PMP Certification for you? PMP Eligibility Criteria PMP Application Process Associated Costs PMP Exam Information Q & A

3 Project Management Institute, PMI PMI Snapshot:  Not- for-Profit Association  Member Based Organization  Founded in 1969  420,000 + Members and credential holders.  Activities in 170 Countries Local Chapters & Specific Interests groups ( SIGs ) worldwide 2 Chapters in GTA:  Lakeshore Chapter – Mississauga  Southern Ontario Chapter – Toronto PMI Educational Foundation - Professional Awards

4 PMI Membership Individual member: $129/year + GST Student member: $40/year + GST Retiree membership: $60/year + GST  If you have been a PMI member in good standing for 5 consecutive years and retired from employment, you are eligible for retiree membership. Some Benefits of PMI membership:  Knowledge sharing and networking opportunities through PMI communities  Leadership and volunteer opportunities.  Discount on PMI credential exams and renewals  Job search capabilities through career headquarters  Exclusive members only contents on PMI website  Free copy of PMBOK.

5 PMI Certifications Program Management professional ( PgMP ) Project Management Professional ( PMP ) PMI Risk Management Professional ( PMI-RMP ) PMI Scheduling Professional ( PMI – SP ) Certified Associate in Project management ( CAPM )

6 Is PMP Certification for you? There are many factors that can influence your decision:  More Opportunities with current employer.  More opportunities in Middle east and other countries  Personal growth / professional development  Career path Change  Better compensation.  Moving towards more of management role from technical role  More consulting opportunities in Project management and business Analyst area.

7 PMP Eligibility Criteria Educational background PM ExperiencePM Education High School Diploma Associate's Degree OR Global Equivalent 60+ Month 7,500 Hours 35 contact hours Bachelor’s degree OR global equivalent. 36+ Months 4,500 Hours 35 contact hours Important: On a single project you do not need to have experience in all five process groups

8 PMP Eligibility Criteria Work on multiple projects in a month are count as one month towards the total requirement. Verifiable 35 hours of Project management training only through following:  PMI Registered education providers ( R.E.Ps )  PMI Component Organizations ( SIGs & Local Chapters )  Employer/Company sponsored program  Training Companies or consultants.  University/College academics and continuing Education program

9 PMP Application Process The following slides show outline most of the steps you have to go through in order to become eligible to sit in the exam As you pay your exam fees you may be notified that you have been randomly selected for audit. Please remember to provide information on application which you can backup by third party. Its better to check with them first before providing their name to PMI. At least 5 weeks before the exam date, you must complete the following two items:  Confirm your eligibility  Scheduled your Exam

10 Step 1 – Go to

11 Step 2 – Create Account

12 Step 3 – Personal Details

13 Step 4 – Your Username

14 Step 5 – Choose a Credential

15 Step 6 – Add your PM Experience

16 Adding Work Experience


18 Process Group Hours

19 Describe Task & Deliverables

20 Add More PM Experience

21 Almost Done …. Continue to add Experience until you have all the Project management hours & deliverables recorded in application. Submit application It will take about 2-3 days to get the email confirmation of eligibility from PMI. PMI will send email to ask you to deposit the credential fees After the fees is received, PMI will inform you if your application has been selected for Audit OR PMI will send Exam Scheduling instructions. If you are selected for Audit. You will have to provide necessary documentary prove of your certificate/Degree, PM experience verification from your supervisor as mentioned in your application etc. Once Audit process completes successfully (usually) in 5 business days, you are permitted to take the exam

22 Associated Costs PMP Application fees structure: Important:  PMI member rates apply only if you are member in good standing  To obtain a Refund for PMP credentials you have to submit a written request to PMI Exam TypePMI member statusUS $ Computer-based testing (CBT)Member$405 Computer-based testing (CBT)Non-Member$555 Paper-based testing (PBT)Member$250 Paper-based testing (PBT)Non-Member$400 Reexamination CBTMember$275 Reexamination CBTNon-Member$375 Reexamination PBTMember$150 Reexamination PBTNon-Member$300

23 PMP Exam Information 200 Multiple Choice Questions  175 Scored  25 Pre-Test  61% is passing Score 4 Hours 15 minutes Exam  15 minutes Tutorial  4 hours Exam Examination Blueprint  Initiation: 11%  Planning: 23%  Executing: 27%  Monitoring & Control: 21%  Closing: 9%  Professional & Social responsibility: 9%

24 Exam Information Suggested Exam Preparation strategy  Take the PMI membership  Read the PMBOK 2-3 times. Just Skim the book and try to understand as much as you can  Subscribe to PMP Newsgroups like http://www.pmhub.net  Consult other PM books for reference:  Rita McCauley  Project management Professional – Sybase  Register for PM prep course which will also provide 35 contact hours for application purpose.  Complete and submit PMI Exam Application  Pay Fees - Potential Audit -5+ business days  Schedule exam  Pass the Exam

25 Q & A

26 Thank you & Good Luck !!

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