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This subject looks at project and program management training and qualifications, their importance in the current job marketplace, and their effectiveness in identifying competent people.

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Topics included in Qualifications:

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Other related sections of the PMKI:

- Personal Ethics
- Competencies & Interpersonal Skills
- Leadership & Motivation
- Develop and manage the project team.


Articles focused on training and exam techniques (from our PMP & CAPM website)

Studying for your examination - The Art of Learning. Assimilating the information needed to be successful in the examination is not easy. If you have not studied for a while, we have compiled a list of suggestions that may assist you to get back into the study mode. [View the page]

Exam techniques (for PMI credentials and similar multi-choice exams). Exam techniques are important - this page focuses on techniques to use in the exam room!. [View the page]

The Psychology of Effective Learning. Teaching and learning are interrelated - This page and the referenced reports highlight the most effective learning options. [View the page]

Dealing with PMI's multi-choice questions. Success in the exam requires you to be good at answering questions! But, Simply studying questions and answers will never provide sufficient knowledge to pass your exam!
 -  Questions have a key role to play in the learning process [View the page]
 -  But what you know and what your score is are not the same - see more on understanding your score. [View the page]

Temporary Subject List - this page is being rebuilt:

PMI Credentials
- CAPM exam application flow:
- PMP exam application flow: 
- Blog (April 2009): The Right Way, the Wrong Way and the PMI Way 
One of the challenges faced by many people embarking on an exam prep course is the amount of information that needs to be assimilated. WP1028
 - The Art of Learning offers a framework to assist in 'learning to learn'. 

The value of questions in courses and study, see: PMP Questions – getting a second opinion?  Annotated list of free question resourses.

Other Credentials
Our discussion paper, Project Management Certification Options within Australia looks at the range of PM related certifications available in our business area.
The valuation of credentials, and the unique value ascribed to the PMP credential is a complex issue addressed in our discussion paper The Value of your PMP Qualification


Maintaining Your Credential
- PDUs -v- Training Hours needed to be eligible for an exam: PDUs and the PMI Examination Eligibility Requirements  
- Overview of PMI's CCR process and earning PDUs:
- See: Sources of PDUs.

Sources of PDUs (a limited selection)
Free scheduling webinars from the PMI College of Scheduling (Typically 1 PDU each):
- PMI Publication Quizzes: purchase a quiz bundle from the Marketplace on; score over 70% in the quiz and earn one or two PDUs per bundle:
- PMI web based self study course; 'an easy to follow guide' to the PMBOK® Guide 4th Edition:


Scheduling Training and Certifications 
  • PMI-SPsm  Scheduling Professional Credential - PMI's credential for professional schedulers.  For more information on the credential and Mosaic's PMI-SP exam prep course options, see:PMI-SP Exam Information & Courses 
  • CIOB (UK) Project Time Management Qualifications - withdrawn by CIOB   
  • 'How To' Develop an Effective Schedule - These workshops are designed to build and maintain a positive stakeholder consensus using the power of pro-active 'dynamic scheduling' to build and foster a strong team commitment. Based on the PMI Practice Standard for Scheduling and the CIOB Guide to Good Practice in the Management of Time in Complex Projects, the workshops focuses on effective schedule planning and control techniques. These courses are designed for people who already know how to use a scheduling tool and wish to move their practice to a more advanced level focused on achieving positive outcomes. The workshops can also form the initial classroom phase for both the PMI-SP and CIOB PTMC Blended exam prep courses.
  • The Guild of Project Controls Scheduling Qualifications - The Guild of Project Controls have announced the development of a scheduling certification structure. For updates visit
  • AACE Planning and Scheduling Professional™ (PSP™) – An advanced credential focused on construction & engineering professionals with 4 to 8 years experience. See:
  • AACE Certified Scheduling Technician (CST) – An credential to give less experienced professionals with 0 to 4 years experience the opportunity to advance their scheduling skills, knowledge, and professional development. See:  
  • The core attributes of a scheduler are defined in:  Core Scheduling Paper # 2
  • Our thoughts on the value of scheduling credentials Should you certify your schedulers? presented at the Construction CPM Conference, Florida, 2012 download the presentation

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