Concept QA Labs is a Registered Education Provider (REP) for PMI’s Project Management related education and we provide trainings for PMP Certification
Out of the Project Management related certifications, Project Management Professional (PMP) is one of the well known globally recognized certification in project management. It is managed by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is based on the PMP Examination Specification published by PMI in 2011. Exam questions are based on PMI’s “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge”, abbreviated to PMBOK® Guide.
The PMI (Project Management Institute) has three levels of certification, starting with the CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) which is the basic level and is intended as certification for project team members. The PMP (Project Management Professional) is the second, higher, level of project management and considered the standard of all PM certifications. Individuals who have passed the PMP certification test successfully and have met the PMI requirements for documenting their professional experience are entitled to use the abbreviation PMP with their names. A new certification, PMP (Program Management Professional) has been introduced by the PMI in late 2007, for Program Managers.
To obtain PMP Certification, the candidate is also required to pass a test to demonstrate his or her knowledge of Project Management. The test consists of 200 multiple-choice questions.
Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements for the PMP certification can apply for the Certified Associate in Project Management or CAPM examination.
After a candidate’s application is approved by PMI, he or she may schedule an examination at any of a large number of Prometric testing centers. A variety of times are available, including weekends and after “normal working hours.” The examination is a multiple choice test, which can be taken either on a computer or in written form. Candidates have to answer 200 questions in 4 hours (though 25 are trial questions not counting toward the final score. Candidates will not know which ones are trail when taking the exam – implies that candidate has to answer 200 questions to the best of their ability) and must have a success rate of at least 60% (106 out of 175 questions )
The PMP status is granted for a period of three years (CCR Cycle, beginning January 1 after the exam). During this time, PMPs have to collect 60 PDUs (Professional Development Units) to verify their professional development.
More information can be seen in the PMP Certification Handbook