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What is the PMP certification eligibility requirement?

Project management is a challenging and rewarding field that requires both education and experience to be successful. The Project Management Professional (PMP) exam is a widely recognized and respected certification in the industry, and it is necessary to have both experience and education to be eligible to take the exam. In this article, we will outline the eligibility criteria for the PMP exam.

To begin, you must fill out a PMP application and demonstrate that you are eligible for the exam. This involves showing that you have experience in leading and directing projects. You should be working in a project environment where you are playing a team leadership role, and this could be in the context of either a small or a big project. However, the most important factor is that you are working in a project environment and performing the day-to-day tasks of project management.

The experience you need to demonstrate includes taking care of people, managing requirements, validating deliverables, and aligning with the business value. Project management, the domain of people, processes, and delivering business value should be a part of your daily job.

If you have a graduate degree, you need only three years of experience and 35 hours of project management education from a PMI authorized education provider. This education will be 100% aligned with the PMI content outline, which is the exam content outline. If you do not have a graduate degree, you must show 5 years or 7,500 hours of project management-related experience, which is referred to as leading and directing project experience or engaging in the project management domain, people process, and business domain experience for 7 years.

In conclusion, the eligibility criteria for the PMP exam are straightforward. If you have the necessary experience and education, you can prepare for the exam by learning about project management and gaining hands-on experience. With 35 contact hours and 3 years of experience, you can be on your way to earning your PMP certification and becoming a successful project manager.

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