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A Complete Certification Guide: How to Become a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)

Date:
March 05, 2021
Author:
Samuel Brown

Why get certified as a Project Management Professional?

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification provides employers and customers with a level of assurance you as the project manager have both the experience and knowledge to effectively define, plan and deliver their projects. The PMP credential is often a key differentiator in decisions about who to hire or entrust with important organizational project initiatives.

Our Certification Prep Guides provides a detailed examination of the PMP certification, offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. PMP is the most widely recognized project management certification in the world.

This guide will provide a concise look at the requirements for obtaining and maintaining certification, as well as suggestions for how to prepare and what to expect on the certification exam.

 

What is the Project Management Professional certification?

PMI is the world’s largest professional membership association for project managers. PMI provides eight certifications, global standards and advocacy for the project management profession. PMP is the certification for practicing project managers, ensuring a level of understanding of the global standards, the ethics of the profession and a level of practical experience in the application of concepts, tools and techniques in the delivery of project results.

 

Who should take the PMP exam?

PMP is appropriate for experienced project managers who wish to validate their knowledge through credentialing, or who are required to be credentialed by their employer or client.

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