Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Training Course is one of the most prominent and leading professional training courses today. This program is designed to make participants well-informed and confident by demonstrating and illustrating the integrated approach to project management as described in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Participants are led systematically to map A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge PMBOK® to the existing practices that they follow. The program also discusses the best practices and action plan needed to manage projects effectively. Comprehensive sections including sample questions on each knowledge area and processes are covered. Discussions take place on various other matters of PMP® exam, assignments, homework and guidance for post-course studies by the best-in-the-industry Project Management training experts.
After the completion of the PMP® Certification Training, the participants would be able to:
Project Managers from any industry, who are looking to instill into their workplace the disciplines of Project Management as per PMI® practices, can register for PMP® Certification Training Course.
PMP® Certification Training Program is the most suitable for professionals with these designations but not limited to:
PMP® Certification’s eligibility criteria have been set by PMI® to test the on-the-job experience of performing diverse Project Management tasks. Only a professional who understands the roles and responsibilities of handling or leading a project is able to perceive the problem areas in the same. Receiving a formal PMP® training strengthens competency as a good project management resource.
Project Managers must attain a certain level of expertise in the field of Project Management in order to apply for a Project Management Professional (PMP) ® Examination.
A Secondary degree (either a high school diploma, associate degree or a global equivalent):
Minimum five years/ 60 months of unique, non-overlapping, professional project management experience during which at least 7,500 hours have been spent leading and directing the project +
35 contact hours of formal education
A Four-year degree (either a bachelor’s degree or a global equivalent):
Minimum three years/ 36 months of unique, non-overlapping, professional project management experience during which at least 4,500 hours have been spent leading and directing the project +
35 contact hours of formal education
In a 4-day PMP® Certification Training Program at Vinsys, these areas of knowledge are covered:
Mr. Nitin Shende
PMP® PMI® - PBA®, Prince2®, CSM®, ITIL®F, QPMP®, and SSGB® Certified
Sr. Vice President and Head – Project Management Training & Consulting
Nitin Shende is an International Management Consultant, Facilitator, and Speaker with specialization in Project Management and Program Management.
What is PMP ® Certification?
The Project Management Professional (PMP)® is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. You can find certified professionals leading projects in nearly every country and, unlike other certifications that focus on a particular geography or domain, the PMP® is truly global. As a PMP®, you can work in virtually any industry, with any methodology, and in any location.
What is the Eligibility Criteria / Pre-requisites for the PMP Exam?
Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or global equivalent) -
Minimum five years/ 60 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 7,500 hours should have been spent leading and directing the project 35 contact hours of formal Project Management education.
Four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or global equivalent) -
Minimum three years/ 36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 4,500 hours should have been spent leading and directing the project, 35 contact hours of formal Project Management education.
Please refer to the PMP® Handbook on www.pmi.org for more details.
Why should one join Vinsys?
What are the fees for the PMP Exam?
For PMI Members:
Computer-based testing / Paper-based test: US $405
For Non-PMI Members:
Computer-based testing / Paper-based test: US $555
PMI Membership: US $139
Where can one take the PMP examination?
PMI PMP® exam is offered at approved Pearson VUE Testing Centers worldwide. For more details, please visit the Pearson VUE Testing Center website.
For the CAPM exam, you can check for locations on Pearson VUE’s website. You can also take your CAPM exam in the comfort of your home or office while being monitored by an offsite proctor through Pearson VUE.
How much of previous project management experience you can claim for PMP® application experience requirement?
You can claim the project work experience of the last 96 months from the date of application. Experience before that (i.e. before 96 months) is not considered for PMP® examination application.
What percentage of PMP® applications are audited?
Although there is no formal information by PMI® about what percentage of applications gets picked for an audit, basis the experience of many senior professionals and institutes, it is observed that the percentage is approximately between 1 – 10%. An important thing to understand here is this process is random, and hence any application can get picked for the audit. The best way to do this is to fill the application correctly as per PMI® requirements and be prepared for the audit if required.
How long does it take to study for PMP®?
We recommend a minimum of 150-200 hours of qualitative preparation. The presumption here is that you study consistently for 1- 1.5 hours per day on weekdays (working days) and minimum 5 - 6 hours on weekends. This is how with approximately 10 weeks of qualitative preparation, you should be completely prepared for the PMP® examination. We suggest not to go beyond 12 weeks.
Is studying only the PMBOK® Guide enough to clear the PMP® Exam?
Although the PMP® exam is ‘based on or with reference to’ the PMBOK® Guide, it goes way beyond the understanding of only the PMBOK® guide. The questions are designed and created in such a way that it assesses the examinee on multiple domain-based (People, Process, Business) tasks and associated skills in the implementation of the best practices. Hence, the study and thorough understanding of project management skills, interpersonal, leadership skills, along with business strategy skills are essential.
What type of questions are there in PMP® examination?
There is a total of 200 Questions in PMP® examination. The basic objective is to test your project management knowledge, concepts and your understanding about its application in different situations. Questions can be categorized (at a high level) as follows:
Length of the questions can vary between a few liner questions to multiple liner question. You have to identify the keywords and concentrate on the crucial contents. One has to be careful while reading the questions, especially questions with negative sentence formation like 'not applicable/ not available/ non-existing, etc.’, also the questions asking for ‘except’ based answers.
What are pretest questions in PMP® examination?
PMP® examination contains a total of 200 questions out of which 25 questions are pre-test questions. Pre-test questions do not carry any weight (marks). Having pretest questions is a practice implemented by PMI® to gather statistical information on the validity of the questions and those are deliberated as experimental questions. You never come to know which question is pretest question during the examination or even at the end of the examination. Hence you must treat every question as a weighted (gradable) question.
Does the PMP® examination have a fixed weight on the chapters of the PMBOK® guide?
PMP® examination questions are based on predefined weight to different sections of the PMBOK® guide. The focus is as follows: (Valid till December 14/2019. It is subject to change from December 15/2019 onwards. Look for the FAQ regarding the same).
Weight / Number of Questions
Project Management Framework + Initiating ( 2 Processes)
13% / 26 Q
Planning ( 24 Processes)
24% / 48 Q
Executing ( 10 Processes)
31% / 62 Q
Monitoring & Controlling ( 12 Processes)
25% / 50 Q
Closing ( 1 Process)
7% / 14 Q
Does the PMP® examination pattern is changing?
The PMP® examination questions are based on certain predefined weight. This weight is subject to change from 15 December 2019 onwards. The new weight is as follows:
Weight / Number of Questions
Emphasizing the skills and activities associated with effectively leading a project team
42% / 84 Questions
Reinforcing the technical aspects of managing a project
50% / 100 Questions
Highlighting the connection between projects and organization strategy
8% / 16 Questions
These questions are mapped against the PMP Examination Content Outline to ensure that an appropriate number of questions are in place for a valid examination.
PMP certification will be reflective of this and will incorporate approaches across the value delivery spectrum. About half of the examination will represent predictive project management approaches and the other half will represent agile or hybrid approaches. Predictive, agile, and hybrid approaches will be found throughout the three domain-areas listed above and are not isolated to any particular domain or task.
What are the terms ‘Domain’, ‘Tasks’ & ‘Enablers’?
PMI® has conducted the Role Delineation Study (RDS) and has defined these terms as follows:
Is PMP® certification accredited against any international accreditation body?
The PMP® certification is accredited against the internationally recognized ISO 17024 standard.
Is PMP® examination aligned to any recognized specific testing guideline?
PMP® certification exam has been aligned by PMI through its process with certification industry best practices, such as those found in the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing. This process utilizes the knowledge and task-driven recommendations to evaluate the individual’s capability, and determine the levels of salience, criticality, and frequency of each of the knowledge, tasks, and skills required to perform to the industry-specific standard role of the project manager.
I have education and work experience, where can I complete 35 contact hours of formal Project Management education?
You can join Vinsys "PMP® Study Facilitation Program" course at any of the open house session conducted across. Vinsys is a PMI Global Registered Education Provider 2739 and is one of the oldest PMI R.E.P.s.
If you are looking out to conduct this training in-house (within your office premises), we can facilitate for the tailor-made program required by you. You may reach us out at email@example.com, we shall get back to you within 24 hours.
What is the duration 35 contact hours of Project Management training?
The standard duration of training is 4 days, and at certain time-based requests, this session is facilitated for 5 days.
Do you provide certificates on successfully completing the course?
Yes, at the end of the program, every participant receives a soft copy of the facilitation course completion certificate on your email which states that you have successfully completed the course. Vinsys is a global Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) for the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Where and when are the sessions conducted?
All open house sessions are conducted only on weekends for the convenience of working professionals who wish to attend.
At Vinsys, we create our schedules as per your preferences of location and time. You can put in a request to arrange a training program in your organization and we will be there along with our Vinsys Learning Lab!
What are the fees for the PMP® Certification Training Course at Vinsys?
At Vinsys, we offer the most cost-effective, professional IT training programs. If you are an individual or a working professional, please do check our updated course calendar for PMP® Certification Training Program here.
For our Tailor-made (as per your team’s availability and convenience) and specially scheduled PRINCE2® programs, write to us on firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the inquiry form.
What is included in the PMP® Certification Training course fees?
Along with the training sessions, we provide the required course material, a set of practice questions for your exam preparation and access to our tech-enabled Learning Labs to create a dynamic learning experience for you.
Who conducts the PMP® Certification Training sessions?
Training sessions at Vinsys are conducted by certified experts who have practical working experience as well as training experience. Our facilitators hold 20+ years of experience in Project Management and are recognized globally for their expertise in the field of Project Management.
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