PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP®demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to lead and direct projects.
This recognition is seen through increased marketability to employers and higher salary; according to the PMI Project Management Salary Survey–Eighth Edition, certification positively impacts project manager salaries.
Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP credential demonstrates to employers, clients and
colleagues that a project manager possesses project management knowledge, experience and skills to
bring projects to successful completion.
The PMP certification has achieved world-wide recognition in the past 2 or 3 years. More and more employers are seeking candidates with at least proven knowledge of PMI methodology and, usually, having (or in the process of obtaining) the PMP credential, itself. The clients of freelance consultants, particularly in the IT, Pharmaceutical, Government and Construction sectors are particularly looking for PMPs, often filtering out those who do not have the credential.
As the demand for skilled project managers is at a critically urgent level, practitioners who hold the PMP
credential are well positioned to provide the professional skills necessary to lead project teams and
achieve successful project results.
The PMP recognizes the competence of an individual to perform in the role of a project manager,
specifically experience in leading and directing projects. Year after year, the PMP credential has
garnered global recognition and commanded a higher salary for credentialed individuals over noncredentialed
After achieving the certificate you will be able to:
Take a closer look at the content the PMP covers. With such rich material and pertinent topics, the PMP really symbolizes the height of project managers.
Introduction to the PMBOK® Guide
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition)
Project Integration and Scope Management
Identifying and integrating processes and activities
Defining, validating and controlling the scope
Project Time and Cost Management
Determining the cost baseline and applying Earned Value Management (EVM)
Project Quality Management
Implementing systems for quality
Tools and techniques to study
Project Human Resource, Communications and Stakeholder Management
Developing the plan and acquiring the team
Efficiently communicating with stakeholders
Managing stakeholder engagements
Project Risk and Procurement Management
Assessing project risks
Exam-relevant tools and techniques
Planning for the Exam
Preparing for test day
Personalizing your study plan
Professional Responsibility and Ethics
To be eligible for the PMP credential, you must meet certain educational and professional experience requirements. All project management experience must have been accrued within the last eight consecutive years prior to your application submission.
Project Management Experience
Project Management Education
Once payment of the credential fee has been received, and you successfully completed the application audit (if your application was selected), you are deemed eligible to take the examination. PMI will send you an email notification with:
The PMP examination is comprised of 200 multiple-choice questions. Of the 200 questions, 25 are considered pretest questions. Pretest questions do not affect the score and are used in examinations as an effective and legitimate way to test the validity of future examination questions. All questions are randomly placed throughout the examination. Computer-based testing (CBT) is the standard method of administration for PMI examinations. Paperbased testing (PBT) is available under limited circumstances.
The following represents the percentage of questions in each domain that are included in the examination.
PMP Exam Blueprint
|From the PMP Examination Content Outline|
|Domain||% of Questions|
|Monitoring and Controlling||25%|