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About PMI® - PMP®, CAPM® & PMI-SP® Credentials
Based on the PMBOK® Guide

"Learning is not compulsory, but neither is survival"
W. Edwards Deming

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PMI Information

About PMI

WBS Structure

The WBS is central to all PMBOK projects

PMBOK Training options for PMI's PMP CAPM & PMi-SP credentials
Executive Briefing - PMI, PMP & CAPM
PMI Standards & Recommended Books

Modified Angoff Assessment Methodology (PMP and CAPM)

Understanding your PMP and CAPM Results
Scaled Scoring Model PgMP Only

PMI Registered Education Provider - R.E.P.

Useful Links to PMI Sites
PMI Australian Chapters -
PMI Book Shop -
Prometric - Book computer based examinations -
Information on organising paper based examinations - 
Earning and Recording PDUs (for PMPs)

PMI - Project Management Institute: PMBOK Training

PMI is the project management profession’s premier organisation with over 400,000 members around the world and over 500,000 PMI Credential holders. Founded in 1969, the Project Management Institute was established to create industry standards, advance the science of project management and promote professional responsibility. Headquartered in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, USA, members are also assisted by service centers in Brussels, Belgium; New Delhi, India; and Singapore. Representative Offices operate in Beijing, China and Washington, D.C., USA.There are PMI Chapters in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth.

In 1987, PMI published the industry's first comprehensive set of accepted Project Management standards called The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®). The PMBOK was updated in 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. In September 1999, the PMBOK® Guide became a formal ANSI (American National Standards Institute) Standard, ANSI/PMI 99-001-2004.

Other PMI standards include OPM3 (Organizational Project Management Maturity Model), Portfolio and Program Management Standards, The Project Manager Competency Framework and various Practice Standards. Visit the [ Books ] section of this web site for information on many of these standards.

Training and credentials based on the PMBOK are a central to the success of PMI and are a core part of Mosaic's business: 

What is the Project Management Professional (PMP) Credential?

One of PMI's many significant accomplishments, and on going programs, is the formal Certification of Project Managers by way of the Project Management Professional (PMP) program. This program helps to ensure the highest professional and ethical standards within the community of practicing Project Management Professionals. A candidate for PMP requires a significant depth of project management knowledge and experience (supported by PMI specific training) to be successful in the examination. [View Mosaic's PMP Training Options]

What is the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Credential?

A CAPM is a project management practitioner who has demonstrated fundamental project management knowledge and experience by supporting projects using project management tools, techniques, and methodologies. While participating as a member of a project team the CAPM typically relies on experienced project management practitioners for guidance, direction, and approval. [View Mosaic's CAPM Training Options]

What is the PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) Credential?

A PMI-SP is a project scheduling professional who provides expertise in the specialised area of developing and maintaining the project schedule. Credential holders will possess the skills, knowledge and experience to contribute directly to the successful execution of crucial projects and to impact their organisation’s bottom line. [View Mosaic's PMI-SP Training Options]

What does passing PMP / CAPM / PMI-SP mean to me?

PMI estimates there are 20 million professionals currently working in Project Management worldwide, of these, less then 600,000 hold PMI accreditation. What does this mean to you? It means that there are numerous opportunities to help meet the rapidly growing demand for accredited Project Management Professionals to lead the world's industries into the modern project management era. If you enjoy the prestige that comes from being the best in your field, then you’ll appreciate the professional advantages derived from attaining a PMI Credential, see Mosaic's [Career Framework page] to plan your career development. 

PMP is the profession’s most globally recognised and respected certification credential. The PMP designation following your name tells current and potential employers that you have a solid foundation of project management knowledge that can be readily applied in the workplace. Check out a few of the larger Web based employment sites. Do a search for "PMP" or "PMI" and you will find many employers seeking PMP/PMI Certified Project Managers. Check back routinely and you will find that the number grows almost daily. A similar trend is expected to follow for project team members with the newer CAPM and PgMP credentials.

Executive Briefing:- An Introduction to PMI, and the PgMP, PMP & CAPM Credentials

A short briefing providing an update on PMI globally and introducing the PMP and CAPM credentials. Topics covered include:

This briefing would normally be offered in conjunction with the local PMI Chapter. [ See more on Mosaic's Executive Briefings ]

PMI Examination Setting Methodology CAPM and PMP
[ See Scaled Scoring Model for PgMP Assessments ]

Modified Angoff Method 

PMI use psychometric analysis to assess your pass/fail. In essence this means that the harder questions are worth more than the easier questions. So you get a higher score if you answer more of the harder questions correctly and a lower score if you answer more of the easier questions correctly. The minimum score needed to pass is determined by the overall difficultly of your individual exam.

The updated pass marks for the PMP and CAPM examinations have been established by this process and the on-going reliability of the exams is maintained by the inclusion of a number of 'test questions' in every exam. The test questions do not influence your scoring, but the performance of the questions against the benchmark values ensures that each question has been thoroughly tested before it is used in a 'real' examination.

Understanding Your PMP and CAPM Results 

PMI no longer provide % score result for candidates. There is an overall 'pass or fail' calculated on the number of questions that were answered correctly (this has not changed with the new reporting format) and a statement of  the candidates proficiency in each 'Domain'. The former score reports showed percentages against each 'Domain'; PMI have now instituted the scoring levels of Below Proficient, Proficient and Moderately Proficient as a means for providing more meaningful guidance to candidates about their performance in each Domain.

The definition of the proficiency levels that are provided on the score reports are:
Unfortunately with this new system there is no way of assessing how far above or below the 'average' you are if you are rated 'Proficient' or 'Below Proficient' or how the average in each 'Domain' compares to the pass mark. We are working to try to develop a heuristic that will provide more meaningful information but substantial data is needed,

PMI Registered Education Provider

PMI R.E.P. Website

Visit the PMI R.E.P. website

PMI approved training hours per course: 
PDUs are earned at 1 PDU per hour of training
(typically 7 PDUs per day) - see more on PDUs

The PMI R.E.P. program started in 1999, Mosaic Project Services Pty Ltd has been a PMI R.E.P. since 2002. Our status
as a provider of project management training is reviewed and approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI) on an annual basis, and we remain an approved Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) for the year through to 30th September (refer certificate above). The PMI R.E.P. Program establishes defined quality criteria and operational guidelines for all participating Education Providers. As a PMI endorsed, Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), Mosaic has agreed to abide by these PMI established quality assurance criteria. Whilst participating in the R.E.P. Program, Mosaic's courses for PMP, PMI-SP and CAPM exam preparation are pre-approved by PMI for both content and the number of hours of eligible training needed to complete the application process.

Mosaic's corse development and Instructor policies are regularly reviewed by PMI to ensure compliance with the PMI R.E.P. Program Quality Compliance Requirements (see more on training development).

The PMI R.E.P. Program is also designed to facilitate the ongoing professional development of PMI Members, Project Management Professionals (PMPs), and other project management stakeholders by linking stakeholders and training coordinators with qualified providers and products. Examples of Registered Education Providers include PMI Chapters, consultancies such as Mosaic, schools, corporate training centres, government agencies, professional associations, and other providers of education related to project management.

Program descriptions are entered into the R.E.P. searchable database for each of the training courses are registering in the Program. All R.E.P.s and their associated offerings are posted on the PMI Web site. Project management stakeholders may search the R.E.P. database and select educational offerings based on such criteria as location, subject area or instructional format. Full details of the PMI R.E.P. scheme (including Mosaic's registered courses) can be found at Follow the links to the R.E.P. Program, under the 'Career Development' menu.

Mosaic's PMI exam preparation courses currently included on the R.E.P. database are: