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About the PMP® Project Management Professional Exam

Highly Respected Global Certification

Eligibility for PMP Certification:
• Applicants must have 35 hours of project management education
• Bachelor’s Degree : Applicants must have a minimum three years’ professional project management experience, during which 4,500 hours are spent leading and directing project tasks.
• Without a Bachelor’s Degree (or the global equivalent): Applicants must have a minimum five years’ professional project management experience, during which at least 7,500 hours are spent leading and directing project tasks.

PMP® Exam Areas of Focus
Initiating  11% of exam
Planning  23% of exam
Executing  27% of exam
Monitoring and Controlling  21% of exam
Closing  9% of exam
Professional Responsibility  9% of exam

Costs associated with Becoming a Project Management Professional (PMP Certified):
Join the PMI - $129
Apply for test - $405
($555 for non PMI  members)

Details of the Project Management Professional Exam:

200 Questions Total
Only 175 of the 200 exam questions will be scored, the remaining 25 are used by PMI for testing in future exams.
175 real questions of which you must get at least 137 or 61% correct to pass
Test is conducted on a computer.

You have the choice of:
Answering the question
Answer and mark for review later
Leave it blank
Leave it blank and mark for review later

You are given 4 hours with breaks

No watches or calculators are allowed during the test

Quick Facts and tips for the pmp exam:

*Multiple choice Examination
*4 choices (A,B,C,D)
*200 total questions
*You have a total of 4 hours to complete the exam
*1.2 minutes per question

Go through each question as fast as you can and skip the
questions you have difficulty with, come back to the harder
questions with your left over time.

Only right answers count, no penalty for wrong answers.
Situational word problems, asking you what you would do as a
project manager when presented with a specific real world
situation. You should be able to quickly eliminate 2 answers and
narrow it down to 2.

Definition questions: A definition of a term is given, match to the
appropriate term

Application questions: Situational questions, what would you do
as a project manager

Analysis Questions: Analysis of information given and decipher
the correct answer

You are allowed a 1 hour break. Your exam will be graded
immediately after finishing and you will be immediate notified
whether you passed or not.

Initiating (17 questions) 8.5% of test questions:

2‐ Determine project goals by identifying and working with project stakeholders in order to meet their requirements, specifications and expectations.

2‐ Determine product or service deliverable by reviewing or generating the scope of work, requirements and specifications to meet stakeholders expectations

1‐Determine project management process outputs by applying appropriate practices, tools and methodologies to ensure required product service delivery.

1‐Document project constraints through coordination with stakeholders and review of policies and procedures to ensure compliance.

2‐Document assumptions by determining information that must be validated or situations to be controlled during the project in order to facilitate the project planning process.

1‐Define the project strategy by evaluating alternative approaches to meet stakeholder requirements, specifications, and/or expectations.

2‐Identify performance criteria by referring to product/service specifications and process standards in order to ensure and/or support the quality assurance effort.

2‐Determine key resource requirements by referring to deliverables in order to support planning and decision making.

2‐Define an appropriate project budget and schedule by determining time and cost estimates in order to support decision making.

2‐ Provide comprehensive information by producing a formal document to obtain an approval decision

from the stakeholders.

Project planning (47 questions 23.5% of test)

8‐Refine project requirements, assumptions, and constraints through communication with stakeholders and/or by reviewing project documents to baseline the scope of work and enable development of the execution plan.

7‐Create the Work Breakdown Structure using the scope of work, other project documents, and decomposition techniques to facilitate detailed project planning and the executing, controlling, and closing process.

6‐Develop the resource management plan (Human Resources, Procurement, etc.) by identifying resource requirements and obtaining commitments from internal, external, and procured sources to complete all project activities.

6‐Refine project time and cost estimates by applying estimating tools and techniques to all WBS tasks in order to determine project baseline, schedule, and budget.

6‐Establish project controls by defining the required correct processes, measures, and controls to manage project change, communications, procurement, risk, quality, and human resources to facilitate project executing and controlling processes, and to ensure compliance with generally accepted industry standards.

7‐Develop a formal and comprehensive project plan by integrating and documenting project deliverables, acceptance criteria, processes, procedures, risks, and tasks to facilitate project executing, controlling, and closing processes.

7‐Obtain project plan approval by reviewing the plan with the client and other required stakeholders to confirm project baselines prior to proceeding with project executing processes. executing, controlling, closing, professional responsibility.

Execution ( 47 questions, 23.5% of test )

10‐Commit project resources in accordance with the project plan to ensure that all activities are performed.

9‐Implement the project plan by authorizing the execution of project activities and tasks to produce project deliverables.

11‐Manage project progress by ensuring that activities are executed as planned in order to achieve the project objectives.

9‐Communicate project progress by producing project reports to provide timely and accurate project status and decision support information to stakeholders.

8‐Implement quality assurance procedures by performing project control activities to meet project objectives.

Controlling ( 46 questions, 23% of test)

7‐Measure project performance continually by comparing results to the baseline in order to identify project trends and variances.

4‐Refine control limits on performance measures by applying established policy in order to identify needs for corrective action.

7‐Take timely corrective action by addressing the root causes in the problem areas in order to eliminate or minimize negative impact.

5‐Evaluate the effectiveness of the corrective actions by measuring the subsequent performance in order to determine the need for further actions.

7‐Ensure compliance with the change management plan by monitoring response to change initiatives in order to manage scope.

4‐Reassess project control plans by scheduling periodic reviews in order to ensure their effectiveness and currency.

6‐Respond to risk event triggers in accordance with the risk management plan in order to properly manage project outcomes.

6‐Monitor project activity by performing periodic inspections to ensure that authorized approaches and processes are followed or to identify the need for corrective action.

Closing ( 14 questions , 7% of test )

4‐Obtain final acceptance of deliverables by obtaining formal approval from appropriate stakeholders to achieve closeout.

2‐Document lessons learned by surveying project team members and other relevant stakeholders to use for the benefit of future projects.

3‐Facilitate administrative and financial closure in accordance with the project plan in order to comply with organization and stakeholder requirements.

3‐Preserve essential project records and required tools by archiving them for future use to adhere to legal and other requirements.

2‐Release project resources by following appropriate organizational procedures in order to optimize resource utilization.

Professional responsibility ( 29 questions , 14.5% of test )

8‐Ensure individual integrity and professionalism by adhering to legal requirements and ethical standards in order to protect community and all stakeholders.

3‐Contributing to the project management knowledge base by sharing lessons learned, best practices, research, etc. within appropriate communities in order to improve the quality of project management services, build capabilities of colleagues, and advance the profession.

5‐Enhance individual competence by increasing and applying knowledge to improve services.

5‐Balance stakeholders’ interests by recommending approaches that strive for fair resolution in order to satisfy competing needs and objectives.

8‐Interact with team and stakeholders in a professional and cooperative manner by respecting personal, ethnic, and cultural differences in order to ensure a collaborative project management environment.

After certification: you must earn 60 Professional development units every 3 years
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