Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is an internationally recognized certification which is offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI), USA and is meant for Project Managers or people who are a part of a project. There are around one million PMP certified individuals worldwide. The certificate is given after passing an exam. The exam is based on the PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge which describes five domains namely:
- Initiating the project
- Planning the project
- Executing the project
- Monitoring and controlling the project
- Closing the project
The exam consists of 200 multiple choice questions. The prerequisites for appearing for the exam are that candidate must have completed a high school diploma or an associates degree with 60 months and 7,500 hours of project management experience, or a bachelor’s degree with 36 months and 4,500 hours of project management experience. Also 35 hours of PMP course training has to be completed by the candidate.
This certification applies to all types of projects, be it civil, mechanical, software, construction or electrical. The knowledge is universally applicable to any kind of project. If you are working as a professional in a project and want to upgrade your knowledge and expertise, this certification will give you a big boost. It is a highly valued certification in the job market and enhances your professional expertise in the eyes of customer. Completing this certification is a transformative experience for an individual. The PMP certified person gains a totally new perspective on project management.
Refer to PMI (Project Management Institute) website for details. https://www.pmi.org/