a guide to pmp certification

A Complete Guide to Pass PMP Certification 2019

This guide to pass PMI PMP certification 2019 is written in response to help PMP Certification aspirants to pass the exam in first attempt. This guide will help you to check your eligibility and experience requirements for PMP, filling PMP application, selecting best course for the preparation, obtaining 35 contact hours required for PMP, a detailed study plan to pass the exam.

Overview of PMP Certification

pmp certification overview
  • The Project Management Professional (PMP) is globally recognized and demanding certification offered by Project Management Institute (PMI).
  • PMP Credential demonstrates Project Management Knowledge, Skills and Experience.
  • This certification is valid for 3 years and can be renewed by fulfilling the continuous education.

Top 6 Reasons to get PMP Certification

Before moving deeper to exam preparation, let me list few reasons that will answer your question “why”. Here is the list of top 6 reasons to get PMP certification:

  • Globally recognized
  • Increase in Salary
  • Expanded market reach
  • Better Job Opportunities
  • Applicable to Multiple Industries
  • Chance to get most challenging projects

Eligibility to Get PMP Certification

If you have 4 years degree :

  • 3 years experience in project management
  • 4500 hours experience in project leading and directing
  • 35 contact hours of project management training

If you have secondary degree or high school diploma :

  • 5 years experience in project management
  • 7500 hours of experience in project leading and directing
  • 35 contact hours of project management training

Read PMP Handbook carefully to check your eligibility.

Experience Recognized by PMI:

No need to carry a job title as a “Project Manager”.

The experience should be about project management defined in PMBOK Guide.

Must have experience in all five project lifecycles. (Initiation, Planning, Execution, monitoring & controlling, closing).

Top 25 Project Manager Interview Questions

The Cost of PMP Certification

Exam TypePMI MembershipUSDEuro
Computer based (CBT) and 
Paper based (PBT)
Computer based (CBT) and
Paper based (PBT)
Non Member$555€465
Reexamination CBT and PBTMember$275$230
Reexamination CBT and PBTNon member$375$315

Try PMP Free Sample Questions

with answers and explanations

Apply for PMP Certification online

  1. The most convenient and PMI recommended way of submitting application is online at https://certification.pmi.org/
  2. Signup and start filling PMP application. The information you enter will be stored for 90 days on PMI site.
  3. Become PMI member to get discount on PMP certification fee, free PMBOK Guide download and access to many other reference books and webinars.
  4. The PMI annual membership fee is $129 plus $10 first time registration fee.
  5. After filling the application carefully, you can now submit for review.
  6. You will get an email from PMI once your application is approved or your application may be selected for audit by PMI. You can now PMP application fee online.
  7. If your application is selected for audit, submit necessary documents (degree certificate, contact hours, experience etc).

PMP Exam Preparation Roadmap

pmp certification exam preparation roadmap

Top PMP Formulas and Calculations

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