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The PMP credential is based on the on the PMI Project Manager Role Delineation Study (RDS), it is the gold standard for project management certification. Recognized and demanded by organizations worldwide, the PMP validates your knowledge to perform the role of a project manager, leading and directing projects and teams.
PMI have deferred the major exam change outlined below
until June 30th 2020. This change means there is
adequate time to complete Mosaic's Mentored Email course
starting at any time through to February 2020. To access
this highly successful course:
- For more on our Mentored Email delivery see: Mosaic's Mentored Email™ Training
- The PMP course fee is AU $680.00 plus GST for Australian residents only (approximately US$500).
- To request Module 1 'on approval' contact us including your basic address and asking for PMP Module 1.
Our dedicated PMP website was closed in July 2019 based on advice from PMI issues in 2018 that the examination would change on 15th December 2019. We are not in a position to re-open this facility but all of our office systems are still supporting a range of candidates working to complete their course. Contact us to discuss your PMP training needs.
Other related sections of the PMKI:
The PMP credential serves as an unbiased endorsement of your project management knowledge and expertise. It identifies you to employers as a practitioner who has demonstrated competency in project management processes and knowledge. PMI's Credentials are recognized globally.
Obtaining your PMP, along with over one million other professionals worldwide, can go a long way toward enhancing your employment and getting you recognized in the workplace. Completing the PMP program enables individuals to come away with knowledge of tools and techniques to immediately improve project performance. Organizations benefit by developing a pool of highly knowledgeable project managers.
The only significant difference between the CAPM and PMP credentials is the eligibility requirement - they are both difficult exams:
'Directing and Leading' others means you role description is similar to 'team leader', 'test manager', 'senior analyst', or virtually any management role associated with the oversight of a project (or projects). Importantly you do not need to be the 'project manager'; although, of course, project managers qualify.
There are differences in the course materials to deal with the different examination specifications. The CAPM requirements are fully contained in the PMBOK® Guide. The PMP requirements are defined in the PMP examination specification, with the PMP examination incorporating some additional aspects of general management, including an expanded focus on 'Agile' and hybrid project delivery processes. There are also some minor differences in the style of the examination questions. The CAPM examination is 150 questions in 3 hours, the PMP exam is 200 questions in 4 hours.
Given the examinations appear to be of similar difficulty, our recommendation is to sit for the PMP exam if you are eligible - there is no point in taking the CAPM exam in preparation for the PMP exam later. However, if you are not eligible for the PMP examination, the CAPM exam does provide a good starting point for your career development, with a view to taking the PMP in 3 to 5 years time - see more on CAPM.
In 2019, PMI announced a major change in the PMP exam. The new PMP® Exam Content Outline radically reformed the examination to reflect the diverse skills and approaches needed by project managers to deliver outcomes and value to their organizations. The new exam covers both predictive (~50%) and agile/hybrid (~50%) approaches to project management (the previous exam was 90%+ predictive); this change brought the Agile Practice Guide, bundled with the PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition into the exam.
This shift in the PMP exam is focused on supporting information technology and business organizations, reflects the needs of most current PMI members, and should be applauded. However, from our perspective, the shift is moving the core of the exam into areas we have no specific skills in. We have never managed an 'Agile' project, and do not like presenting courses based purely on an academic understanding of its core content - basically you cannot teach an old dog new tricks.
Consequently, we decided to pull out of the PMP training market to focus on courses where we still have core real-world knowledge and experience including:
When considering the PMP exam, the two key documents you need to review are:
We update these regularly, but you need to check the PMI website for the latest version.
To retain your PMP status, you need to earn 60 PDUs every 3 years - see more on PMI's continuing certification requirements.
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PM PrepCast PMP Course - https://www.project-management-prepcast.com/pmp-exam/the-pm-prepcast
Sybex PMP Exam Review - https://www.efficientlearning.com/pmp/products/platinum-review-course/
The Knowledge Academy - https://www.theknowledgeacademy.com/au/online-offers/pmp-online/
RMC Learning Solutions - https://rmcls.com/pmp
Brain Sensei PMP Review - https://brainsensei.com/product/complete-pmp-exam-prep-course
OpenPM.org - An open Project Management Community, free PMP resources; exam simulators, PMP progress tracking & weekly exam questions (but remember self-study does not count towards the 35 hours of training required): https://openpm.org/
PMI's PMP Credential page: https://www.pmi.org/certifications/types/project-management-pmp
PMI's 'become a member' page: https://www.pmi.org/membership/join