Why PMP® Certification Online Training?
If your goal is to clear Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certificate and that also in the first attempt and above the target, our PMP® Certification Online Course is your best bet.
Our online training is aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)-Sixth Edition. The complete course is divided into logically designed 24 chapters which cover the entire PMBOK® Guide.
5 Reasons to Attend Our PMP® Certification Online Course
Reason #1: Access Anywhere Anytime (No Time Constraints, Schedule Iusses)
Reason #2: Intensive training That gives you the confidence to take on PMP® exam
Reason #3: Discuss Real-world Context with other PMP® Certification Aspirants (Buzzing forum Community)
Reason #4: Immersive content and simulations prepared by experts with 50+ years of collective project management experience.
Reason #5: Expert Support to clear PMP® Certification concepts, filling PMP® exam application and audit.
This course is not for you if you are just looking to cram and get PMP® Exam Certified without understanding the concepts. As an experienced project manager, if your aim is to connect the dots between a PMBOK® Guide and the real world, you are at the right place.
- 180 Days Access to the Complete PMP® Certification Training online
- 35 Contact hours/PDU certificate (PMI REP ID- 3950)
- Unique classroom style video lectures covering entire PMBOK® Guide
- Biweekly Doubt Clearing Session By an Expert PMP® Certification Trainer
- Expert Support in Filling PMP® exam Application
- 1000+ Unique Questions (Knowledge Area Wise Practice Questions, Hybrid Agile, and Three Full-length Mock Tests)
- Based on your schedule and experience, get a customized study plan. Clear your PMP® exam without disturbing your schedule
- 48 Unique Project Management Templates, Sample project documents (Complimentary)
- Optional One-on-one Session with the Expert Trainer
- Flash Cards, study notes, Knowledge area study Guide, Chapter-end Quizzes
- PMP® exam Tips and Tricks, Glossary, and trainer presentation.
Who should do PMP?
If you are in any of the following profile:
Team Leader, Technical Leader, Technical Manager, Assistance Manager, Resource Manager, Business Analyst, Scrum Master, Sr. Business Analyst, Manager, Senior Manager, Tester, System Analyst,Quality Manager, Production Support Manager, Design Engineer, Quality Analyst,Civil Engineer, Architect,Sales Manager, Marketing Manager, and any profile where management techniques are required
Bonus – Maintain your PMP® Certification
- Lifetime Free Support in Renewal of your PMP® Certificate (Earn Free 60 PDUs by attending our webinars, meetups and free programs)
A Note from the Trainer
Hi, I am Saket Bansal and I have been training project management professionals like you for the last 7 years. I understand the first step, committing yourself to a plan is the hardest one.
This online PMP® certification is designed out of my frustration. I started by taking in person PMP® Certification Bootcamps in India, but soon realized the ineffectiveness of Bootcamp model. Despite best intentions, content, and material, it’s hard to teach or learn Project management in a continuous 35 hours class. It fails at providing crucial ongoing support while you are preparing for the PMP® exam.
The end result — Half of the class give up the idea of taking the PMP® exam.
This online program takes care of everything that you need to clear PMP® exam in the shortest span of time. It addresses the shortcomings of the Bootcamp model, keeps the feel of the classroom alive and helps you connect with PMBOK® Guide concepts in your project context.
Once you are PMP® Certified, we support for your PMP® Certification renewal and continuous learning needs (PDUs) for the lifetime and this support is absolutely free of cost.
How About the Pass Guarantee?
This may sound counter intuitive to you, but I do not offer any kind of pass guarantee on my course.
I will undermine your intelligence if I say that you will pass just by cramming the PMBOK® Guide
- If you complete this course (All videos and quizzes)
- If you practice with all practice sets until you score 85% or more.
- If you go through PMBOK® Guide while referring to my videos.
You will be able to master and connect all PMBOK® Guide concepts to your day to day life as a project manager. You will be able to take on the might of PMBOK® Guide exam without much hassle.
On a side note, we do offer a 7 days money back guarantee, you can refer to the complete program, study material, simulation exam and if you do not find the course up to mark, just write a mail to our support team, we will refund your money without asking a single question or explanation.
How is this PMP® Certification Course Different?
Of 4426 students randomly surveyed, 4398 passed the PMP® certification exam, so this course is built upon the learning from thousands of success stories. We continuously improve and iterate to include feedback and interaction with participants like you who have successfully taken the PMP® Exam.
Our focus is to create an interactive PMP® certification course where you understand project management concepts in real life context.
Whenever I explained a concept, I made it a point to include real-life examples to support the learning process. We have included useful references, which are very important from exam point of view.
11 things that makes our course unique – Add in the order below
1. Online Training with a Classroom Flavor
As a trainer, I understand it’s difficult for you to connect with me when I am speaking from behind a PowerPoint presentation. All PMP® certification course lessons are recorded in a classroom format, explained on a whiteboard. Every concept is explained with a real-life context, here are some sample lessons from the class. There are no PPTs.
2. 3 Full-Length PMP® Exam Simulations
When you look for simulation exams, the focus should be quality over quantity. We understand your busy schedule; we have an expert team which designs PMP® certification scenario-based questions which are closed to the real exam of PMP® certification. The question bank is always reviewed and updated based on the feedback of our customers
If you get 80% or more in our PMP® exam, you can be confident of scoring good marks in the actual exam. Trainers who prepared simulation exam are PMP® credential holders and also worked in the field of Project management for quite long.
It’s an online simulated environment; You will get a detailed analysis of your score and weak areas and would exactly know where to focus. You can also schedule a one to one discussion with our expert and create a strategy to target areas where you need improvement.
3. PMP® Exam Study Plan
Upon joining this program, we will work with you to get a fully customizable study plan suit to your schedule and experience.
4. Biweekly Mentoring Sessions
Biweekly mentoring/doubt clearing sessions led by a seasoned project management professional – share real-life cases and in-the-field experience to clear your doubts related to any PMP® certification concepts.
|4th January 2020, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM||Manish Panchmatia|
|18th January 2020, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM||Manish Panchmatia|
|1st February 2020, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM||Manish Panchmatia|
|15th February 2020, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM||Manish Panchmatia|
5. Ready to Use Project Management Templates
50 ready to use/customize to suit templates to get best out of your day to day project management needs.
|Project Integration Management||
|Project Scope Management||
|Project Schedule Management||
|Project Cost Management||
|Project Quality Management||
|Project Resource Management||
|Project Communications Management||
|Project Risk Management||
|Project Procurement Management||
|Project Stakeholders Management||
6. You are not Alone – A Thriving Community of Project Managers
PMP® exam preparation is not a solo exercise. Often you need to discuss the concept with industry practitioners and peers. An entire community of practitioners and PMP® certification aspirant is there to support you, you can discuss any question, concept or knowledge area. Once you join the PMP® certification online training, you have access to a highly curated discussion forum which is a goldmine of information and vibrant support for a lifetime.
7. PMP® Exam Study Tools (Flash Cards, Maths Flash Card, Formulae Sheet, Glossary etc.)
You can download and use project management templates, cheat sheets, ITTO Sheet, flashcards, glossary and trainer notes. This aids to your PMP® certification study, you can refer to them in between meetings, traveling, or other break times.
8. Continuous Expert Support
We offer continuous support to our PMP® certification aspirants, which includes support in clearing your doubts in any PMI Concept. All doubt clearing sessions are recorded and shared with all participants. If you attend a live session (Twice in a month), you can get your queries answered directly from an expert.
9. PMP® Exam Application and Audit Support
Your PMP® exam application should be in perfect shape when you submit for the first time itself. In order to ensure that, we give you a sample application with filled up experience, we have a dedicated lecture which explains how to fill up PMP® certification experience.
Once filled up, you can get your application reviewed by an expert. Our team reviews close to 200+ applications every month and we have almost zero cases of rejections by PMI.
10. Free Lifetime PDU Support
When you get your PMP® certification with iZenbridge, our new lifetime relationship starts. We conduct close to 100 hours of webinars, hangouts, offline meetups, community events every year. You can attend the events of your choice and earn PDUs for Free. Talk to our trainer to find out opportunities to earn free PDUs to renew your PMP® certification. This is an exclusive opportunity for our students only.
Why Get PMP® Exam Certified?
If you reached till here, perhaps, you already understand the importance of a PMP® certificate in your professional journey. PMP® certification is a globally Recognized Project Management framework. Over .7 Million professionals have already done PMP® Certifications (As per 2017 PMI Statistics). It’s a prestigious designation which earns you respect and makes you a strong preference for hiring managers.
Professionals would draw a 20% higher salary compared to his/her non-certified peers. PMP® certification is recommended for current and aspiring project managers, Project leaders, team leads and senior executives dealing with multiple projects.
Eligibility Criteria for PMP® Exam
Before you decide to go for the exam, its important to understand and clarify the eligibility criteria. Here is what you need to check –
In case you hold a Bachelor’s degree or beyond
- A Minimum 36 months of project management experience
- 4,500 hours of expecting of leading and directing projects
- 35 contact hours (This program offers you 35 contact hours virtually)
In case you hold a High school diploma
- Minimum five years/60 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience
- 7,500 hours spent leading and directing projects
- 35 contact hours (This program offers you 35 contact hours virtually)
Why Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification
PMP® Certification is a truly global recognition. Project Management professionals are leading the projects across industries, geographies, and domains. Get PMP® Exam Certified and join 750,000 certified project managers working for a better tomorrow.
- PMP® certification is a globally Recognized Project Management framework. Over .7 Million professionals have already done PMP® Certifications (As per 2017 PMI Statistics). It’s a prestigious designation which earns you respect and makes you a strong preference for hiring managers. In addition it provides Industry recognition, helps in learning important/multiple skills, provides networking opportunities and validate your dedication to the job
PMP® certification improves your project management skills, efficiency, project performance and contributes to your self-confidence. PMP® Exam Certified Earn 20% Higher Salary than their peers. The PMP® Certification brings prestige, career benefits, better pay and an opportunity to contribute to society. This is a global recognition as the gold standard in project management which invokes trust in your team, clients and the organization.
A Note on 7 days Money Back Guarantee
PMP® certification online program by iZenbridge comes with a 7-day unique money back guarantee. You get 7 days to review our entire program with all modules and feature, in case you find that our course is not able to meet your needs, you deserve 100% refund, no questions asked.
Take a refund and still access our course, 100% free for you with some exceptions. For more details, access our refund policy.
The lesson defines and illustrates A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition. Covers the study on how project and project management study differs from operational work. Studying the relationship of the project with the organizational goals covering how the project helps in achieving the strategic goals of the organization.
|Project program portfolio Definition|
|Project and Project management|
|Project program portfolio & Operations|
|Project Life Cycle|
|Components of the Guide|
|Project Management Processes|
|Project Management Process Group|
|Project Management Knowledge Area|
|Project Management Data and Information|
Environment in which project operates:
The lesson illustrates how the organization’s culture and structure impacts project execution. It also discusses the role of a PMO in an Organization.
|EEF – Enterprise Envrionmental Factors|
|OPA – Organizational Process Assest|
|PMO- Project Management Office|
3. Role of the Project Manager Project
The chapter gives the brief about the critical role played by a project manager in the leadership of a project team in order to achieve the project’s objectives. This role is clearly visible throughout the project. Mostly project managers become involved in a project from its initiation through closing. However, sometimes, a project manager may be involved in evaluation and analysis activities prior to project initiation.
|Role of a Project Manager|
|Project Manager Competancies|
|Management and Leadership|
|Various forms of power|
4. Project Integration Management:
Learning process – how to go about starting, planning, executing, monitoring and closing of the project. A detailed study on how to do integrated changes management in a project.
|Develop Project Charter|
|Develop Project Management Plan|
|Develop Project Management Plan Data Flow|
|Develop Project Management Plan vs Project Documents|
|Direct and Manage Project Work|
|Manage Project Knowledge|
|Monitor and Control Project Work|
|Perform Integrated Change Control|
|Close Project or Phase|
5. Project Scope Management:
Why scope management is important; Learning the knowledge area and list of processes used for capturing, elaborating, controlling and validating the project requirements. What are the Scope Creep and its negative impact on the project?
|Project Scope Management Life Cycle|
|Project Scope Management Product vs project scope|
|Trends and Emerging Practices in Project Scope Management|
|Requirements Vs Scope|
|Collect Requirements -Inputs T& T and Outputs|
|Interpersonal and Team Skills|
|Context diagram prototype|
|Requirement Traceability Matrix|
|Define Scope Inputs T&T Outputs|
|Gold Plating Scope Creep|
|Create WBS inputs TT and outputs|
|WBS -Work Package, Planning, Control Account, WBS Dictionary|
|Validate Scope inputs TT and Outputs|
|Control Scope inputs TT and Outputs|
6. Project Schedule management:
The lesson offers a critical study in project time management; detailed study in defining activities, dependencies, Project schedule diagrams, Estimate activity resources, critical path. A descriptive analysis of the other scheduling techniques like critical chain is given and learning schedule compression techniques.
|Plan schedule Management inputs TT Outputs|
|Schedule planning overview|
|Trends and Emerging Practices|
|Precedence diagramming method|
|Leads and Lags|
|Project Schedule network diagram|
|Estimate Activity Duration Input TT Outputs|
|Estimate Activity Duration|
|Estimate Activity Duration Estimation Techniques|
|Estimate Activity Duration Reserve Analysis|
|Develop Schedule ITTO|
|Schedule Network Analysis SS|
|Critical Path Method|
|Agile Release Planning|
|Control Schedule Agile|
|Control Schedule ITTO|
7. Project Cost Management:
How to prepare the cost baselines? Learn how to calculate the Cost Variance, Schedule Variance, Cost Performance Index and Schedule performance index.
|Project Cost management|
|Plan cost management ITTO|
|Plan cost management|
|Estimate cost ITTO|
|Determine Budget ITTO|
|Funding Limit Reconcilation|
|Control Cost ITTO|
|Earned Value Analysis|
|To complete performance index|
8. Project Quality Management:
Learn the three major processes of the project quality management – Plan Quality Manage quality and Control Quality. What are the tools and techniques of quality management are available.
|Project Quality Management|
|Trends and Tailoring considerations|
|Plan Quality Management ITTO|
|Project Quality Management Plan Quality Management|
|Manage Quality Audit|
|Manage Quality ITTO|
|Quality and Grade|
|Project Quality Management Checklists, checksheets, Matrix diagram|
|Project Quality Management Causes and Effects|
|Cost of Quality|
|Effective Quality Management|
|Project Quality Management Control Chart|
|Control Quality ITTO|
9. Project Resource Management:
What is organizational planning and how is it valuable in the project management. The lesson talks about how to identify the project interfaces and project constraints. And at the end of this lesson identify right conflict management techniques.
|Project Resource Management|
|Trends and Tailoring Considerations|
|Plan Resource Management|
|Plan Data Representation|
|Resource Management Plan|
|Plan Data Representation Assignment Matrix Text – Oriented Format|
|Estimate Activity Resources ITTO|
|Aquire Resources ITTO|
|Project Resource Management Virtual and distributed teams|
|Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs|
|Project Resource Management Herzberg’s Theory|
|Project Resource Management Mc Gregor’s Threory X Y|
|Team Performance Assessment|
|Develop Team ITTO|
|Manage Team ITTO|
|Project Resource Management Self Organising Team|
|Project Resource Management Emotional Intelligence|
|Management and Leadership Style|
|Types of Powers|
|Control Resources ITTO|
10. Project Communication management:
The lesson begins with communication requirement, importance and planning. Learn how to create a communication matrix. A detailed study of Earned Value and communication is offered.
|Project Communication Management|
|Dimensions of Communication|
|Tailoring and Agile|
|The 5 Cs of written communication|
|Trends and Emerging practices|
|Information Exchange Mechanism|
|Communication Technology Selection Factors|
|Plan Communications Management ITTO|
|Manage Communication ITTO|
|Monitor Communication ITTO|
11. Project Risk Management:
The lesson study begins with risk identification. The chapter Talks about how to identify uncertain events that may impact the project in the longer term. There is a comprehensive explanation on how to monitor and control risk.
|Project Risk Management|
|Trends and Emerging Practices|
|Plan Risk Management ITTO|
|Definition of Risk Probability and Impact|
|Risk Breakdown Structure|
|Probability and impact matrix|
|Perform quantitative risk analysis ITTO|
|Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis Sensitivity Analysis|
|Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis Simulation|
|Perform quantitative risk analysis Decision Tree Analysis|
|Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis|
|Plan Risk Responses ITTO|
|Plan Risk Responses Strategies for Overall Project Risk|
|Plan Risk Responses Strategies for opportunities|
|Plan Risk Responses Contingent Response Strategies|
|Implement Risk Responses|
|Monitor risk ITTO|
12. Project Procurement Management:
Learn how to seek assistance and support from the vendor. Identifying the right contracts for the given project situation. How to do procurement planning, execution and controlling in a project is explained in a comprehensive manner.
|Project Procurement Management|
|Project Procurement Management understanding 3 processes|
|Plan Procurement Management ITTO|
|Project Procurement Management Trends and Emerging Practices|
|Source Selection Analysis|
|Project Procurement Management Contract Types|
|Project Procurement Management Centralized Decentralized Contracting|
|Project Procurement Management STRATEGY|
|Project Procurement Management Procurement Management Plan|
|Project Procurement Management Bid Documents|
|Project Procurement Management Comparing Different Contract Types|
|Conduct Procurement Agreements|
|Conduct Procurement ITTO|
|Control Procurement ITTO|
13. Project Stakeholder Management:
Learn how to manage stakeholders and how they can be convinced to be more and more committed to the project goal. Learn the strategies to enhance stakeholder management.
|Project Stakeholder Management|
|Plan Stakeholder Engagement|
|Stakeholder Engagement Assessment Matrix|
|Manage Stakeholder Engagement|
|Monitor Stakeholder Engagement|
14. Agile Practice Guide:
|Lean Kanban Agile|
|Project Life cycle|
|Stacey Complexity Model|
|Characteristic of Project Life cycle|
|Hybrid Life Cycle|
|Agile Adaption Strategies|
|Start with an agile mindset|
|Servent leadership empowers the team|
|Servant leader responsibilities|
|Role of The Project Manager In an Agile Environment|
|Dedicated Team Members|
|Overcoming Organizational Silos|
|Charter the Project and the Team|
|Common Agile Practices -Retrospectives|
|Common Agile Practices – Backlog Preparation|
|Organizational Change Management|
|Procurement and Contracts|
|Multiteam Coordination and Dependencies (Scaling)|
|AGILE Project Management Office|
About the online program
Q. I am not from IT industry can I go for PMP® exam.
A. PMP® certification is not specific to any industry; it is designed for all the industries across the globe.
PMP® certification is not just a certificate; it is a fully fledged science of project management approach and planning. After this certification people are exposed to strategic planning, standards, techniques, practices, and current trends of the project.
Q. I am from India. Should I opt for your online PMP® Certification Course?
A. iZenbridge is a global REP of PMI. You can take our online training from any part of the world and be eligible for the 35 contact hours certificate.
Q. How will PMI verify my work, whether I was a project manager or not.
A. PMI refers to the application filled by PMP® certification aspirants.
You need to mention your roles and responsibilities in the projects you are mentioning in the PMI application. PMP® exam includes 5 areas or domains. Each domain contains tasks in leading and directing. If you are at least doing one or two tasks in each area, you are doing leading and directing work as per PMI. It shows you are having good involvement in most of the PMP® certification topics.
Even if your designation is not close to the Project Manager, you are eligible, as long as your role involves handling different processes of a project.
Q. Is your online program sufficient, as I am more interested in classroom training?
A. We were into classroom training until July 2016, but after feedback from our classroom participants, we analyzed our program again. One thing came up consistently, people didn’t like the online program which was recorded in PPT and voiceover format. We needed something which is different, so we have redesigned our course. Our online course contains self-paced videos in classroom style. Course videos are not voice over, these are classroom style, engaging, enjoyable, and designed using interactive whiteboard sessions and serves the purpose.
Q. PMBOK® Guide is almost 400 pages is it mandatory to read it to pass PMP® exam.
A. The approach which we recommend to PMP® certification test takers is to watch our classroom style videos with referring to relevant chapters of PMBOK® Guide in parallel. All the videos cover real-world example so it becomes easy to understand the same after watching the video. This way it becomes very easy for the test taker to read the complete book, without losing interest.
Q. How many attempts can I take for PMP® Exam.
A. You will get a total of three attempts to pass PMP® exam on 1 application within your one-year after your PMP® Exam application is approved by PMI.
Re-examination fee for 2nd and the 3rd attempt is $275 for PMI members.
Re-examination fee for 2nd and the 3rd attempt is $375 for nonmembers.
Q. How many hours do I need to spend daily, as I am a working professional and cannot spend much of my time?
A. Each individual is different and comes from different background. Some people come from process oriented and structured organization whereas others come from unstructured project management environment, where things happen over the emails and no plan or process in place. These people take more time to prepare for the PMP® exam as they cannot relate it with the real world. So the total time required depends on a lot of factors like experience, understanding and previous knowledge. The only way to assess your performance is through practice tests. In general, if you spend 20 to 25 hours per week, you can do it in 7 to 8 weeks. Since you can spend more time on a weekend than on weekdays, so target the time on week basis rather than day wise.
Generally, 2 to 3 months is sufficient time to prepare for the PMP® exam, you need to extract 2.5 to 3 hours daily from your busy schedule.
Q. What is the success rate of your institute?
A. Of 4426 students randomly surveyed, 4398 passed the PMP® certification exam. If you follow the study religiously success is guaranteed.
Q. The price of other providers is low compared to your price.
A. Our online course is a complete program with classroom style videos and exams like practice questions in the form of short quizzes and full-length mock tests. We provide everything required to pass the exam, once you join us there is no need to look for any other reference further. Our focus is to create an interactive PMP® certification program where you understand project management concepts in real life context. Other providers launch 3 levels of product with different features. The base product of other providers provides limited features only. Our product covers all the features of the best product of other providers, along with complete support throughout the certification journey.
Q. I have already filled my application and only looking for videos by Saket Bansal, can I get the access to videos only.
A. We have not packaged Videos, Simulators, and PDUs separately, we only have one product.
Q. What is the market value for PMP® Certification?
A. PMP® certifies your commitment to project management. Though, it’s not to be misunderstood that PMP® certification guarantees that you are an excellent project manager. What it does is assures that you are capable of managing a project immaculately. There might be some people who are good at managing projects but do not get hired due to the absence of the PMP® certificate with them.
Q. How do you help in filling the application form?
A. We do provide complete assistance in filling and reviewing of PMP® Exam application form.
First, we share a help document and a sample application with the PMP® certification aspirant. The applicant shares the draft version of the application.
Our PMP® certification expert reviews the draft version of the application, suggest the relevant changes and after a go-ahead from our end the person proceed with submission of the application.
Q. Do you support in case the application is selected for audit. I have been told that the experience needs to be displayed in the form of a written document with HR’s signature?
A. Yes, you will receive complete support from us in case your application is selected for audit.
You don’t have to take a signature from your HR head.
You need to mention the following details of projects with project management experience
- Project name with Start Date and End Date
- Name, email id, and phone no. of 1 key stakeholder per project
In case of an audit, they can cross verify the information provided by you, with the contact person you have mentioned in your application
Q. Can I only buy the simulation exams?
A. We do not provide PMP® certification simulation exam separately. It’s part of our online program. You can buy the complete program, it helps you refresh the knowledge and you will be able to connect with the scenarios discussed in the questions.
Q. I already have PDUs, should I buy the complete program?
A. We get this question quite often. This is an extensive program on PMP® certification which has easy to understand videos and simulation exams. If you have already studied PMBOK® Guide or taken training to earn PDUs, that might not be sufficient to clear your PMP® certification. Our PMP® certification online program will help you strengthen your concepts, gives it a real-life flavor and helps you clear your PMP® certification.
Q. How will I access the Online program?
A. Here are the steps after you have made a payment.
- You will receive an email with order confirmation and payment invoice, from CCavenue.
- The second email will be sent automatically within 5 minutes from iZenbridge support team.
- The second email will have detailed information on how to access the online program.
- You would need to follow the instructions to create an account on Quampus (Our elearning system)
Q. I have some queries before I enroll, how do I get in touch with you?
A. For your queries related to PMP® certification, you can get in touch with our team on call or WhatsApp +91-9958287711 or drop an email to email@example.com
Q. How long does it take to prepare for the PMP® exam?
A. Generally, it takes 2.5 to 3 months to prepare for PMP® exam. In terms of hours, it takes 180 to 200 hours in total to prepare for this certification.
Mostly PMP® certification aspirants start the preparation with the mindset that they can still cover the entire book in 2 weeks’ time as they could do it in their student life. It is important to understand that both energy and caliber is much less now. So first analyze your actual caliber in a few days of your preparation. Then make a realistic study plan for yourself.
iZenbridge helped 5000+ professionals in their PMP® certification journey with the help of a customized study plan.
Q. What are the eligibility criteria for PMP® certification?
A. In order to apply to take the PMP® exam, you are required to have attained a certain amount of experience leading and directing projects: 60 months (7,500 hours) of experience in case of 3-year diploma, and 36 months (4,500 hours) of experience in case of 4 years’ bachelor’s degree.
So to answer the question of how to calculate these 4500 or 7500 hours, the simple answer is 60 months and 36 months respectively. It is the total duration in terms of months which counts so the number of hours per day or per week is out of the question now.
As per page 6 of PMP® certification handbook
Project management experience during which at least 7,500 or 4,500 hours were spent leading and directing the project.
“Leading and directing the project as identified with the tasks, knowledge, and skills specific in the Project Management Professional Examination Content Outline.”
Q. What is 35 contact hours of project management education?
A. In simple words, Contact Hours are hours earned before becoming PMP® exam certified. You need to undergo 35 hours of project management education which covers content as per the Project Management Professionals Content Outline. A program which includes Project Management Body of Knowledge as defined by PMI satisfies that need of these contact hours. And to earn them, either you can attend in-person education or pursue online learning system.
I recommend attending programs of PMI Registered Education Providers. REP programs are the most popular way as it ensures that the program is pre-approved for 35 contact hours by the PMI. iZenBridge has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI)
Q. How to earn 35 Contact hours of project management education online?
A. You can earn 35 contact hours online but to my surprise, many professionals are not even aware of this option. I believe in today’s business environment that online programs provide better facilitation at support for PMP® exam than classroom sessions. In many of my interactions with professionals, I found that most of us live in the world of work and life challenges. Thus, there is flexibility in the learning timings.
Now let’s talk about the steps of earning contact hours by the online education system. The steps are simple. You can start exploring the content just after enrolling to our PMP® certification program. You can get your PDU certificate within ten days of enrollment. All you need to take a small assessment after completion of the first pass of the program. The good news is; you do not need to track the hours you spend on learning it. Because PMI has their way of calculating the contact hours when they approve the program for 35 contact hours. For PMI, these contact hours are calculated based on how much time an average learner will take to finish the program. You get the PDU certificate in PDF format.
Q. What is the duration of the PMP® exam?
A. In PMP® Exam you will get 200 Multiple Choice Questions with Duration of 4 hours.
It may take some candidates less than the allotted four hours to complete the examination.
There are no scheduled breaks during the exam, although you are allowed to take a break if needed. If you take a break during the exam, your exam clock continues to count down.
Q. What is the pass mark for the PMP® exam?
A. PMI has not disclosed the pass criteria as such; the result is in the form of Performance Category.
- A pass/fail result score is generated based on your overall performance on the examination.
- The second level of results is the assignment of one of four performance subcategories.
- Each topic domain is assigned one of four performance categories—Needs Improvement, Below Target, Target and Above Target—based on the number of questions answered correctly within the domain.
- This provides direction about your strengths and weaknesses.
PMI defines “Performance Categories” as follows:
- Above Target – indicates your performance exceeds the minimum requirement for this certification.
- Target – indicates your performance meets the minimum requirement for this certification.
- Below Target – indicates your performance is slightly below the target and fails to meet the minimum requirement for this certification.
- Needs Improvement – indicates your performance is far below the target and fails to meet the minimum requirement for this certification.
PMI does not disclose how these performance categories lead to passing the exam. The only way to get confidence is to be conceptually strong in each domain —
Practice quality questions, which can help you to select the best answer for a given scenario.
Q. What score do you need to pass the PMP® exam?
- Pass/fail result score is generated based on your overall performance on the examination.
- The second level of results is the further assignment of one of four performance, subcategories. Each topic domain is assigned one of four performance categories—
based on the number of questions answered correctly within the domain.
- Needs Improvement,
- Below Target,
- Target and
- Above Target
Q. Can I retake the test if I fail? How much does it cost to retake the PMP® exam?
A. Yes, you can retake the test. You will get a total of three attempts to pass the PMP® exam on 1 application within your one-year after your PMP® exam application is approved by PMI.
Re-examination fee for 2nd and the 3rd attempt is $275 for PMI members.
Re-examination fee for 2nd and the 3rd attempt is $375 for non-members.
Q. How many times can you take the PMP® exam in a year?
A. You will get a total of three attempts to pass the PMP® exam on 1 application. You have to take the exam within your one-year eligibility period after your PMP® exam application is approved.
Q. Is the PMP® exam multiple choice?
A. Yes PMP® exam is a multiple-choice exam. In the exam, you will get 200 multiple choice questions with 4 hours as the duration. For each question, you are provided a scenario along with four answers to choose from. Only one answer is the correct answer and there is no negative marking.
According to the survey conducted by PMI in March 2018, those who have worked as project managers for 5 to less than 10 years earn a median base salary of USD 97-100 K, while those who’ve maintained a PMP® certification for 10 to less than 20 years earn a median base salary USD 110 K.
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