Project Management Certification

Project Management Certification: The Definitive Guide

– Project management is the application of the knowledge, tools, skills, and techniques to project activities to meet any requirements for that project.

– Project management can be done in a variety of fields such as I.T., healthcare, and construction.

Being a project manager consists of everything to do with a project such as planning, scheduling, budgeting, executing and even reporting on the projects. Project Management certifications can improve your career whether you are just wanting to add the certification to your resume or if you want to become a project manager.

Whether you’re just getting started in project management, or you’re looking advance your career, there are various PMI certifications you can receive that meets your experience.

PMP Certification

The Project Management Professional Certification is a designation that is internationally recognized meaning that you can work anywhere in any industry and in any location. This certification shows that the designated individual has the knowledge and skills that are needed to lead project teams and help achieve successful project results.

PMP Exam Secrets Study Guide
PMP Exam Secrets Study Guide

The PMP Certification exam consists of 200 multiple-choice questions. Out of those 200 questions, 25 are “sample” questions that do not count towards your final score. There are five domain areas, called project management Process Groups that are covered on the PMP certification exam:

  • Initiating
    • Planning
    • Executing
    • Monitoring and Controlling
    • Closing

Out of these five Project Management Process Group domain areas, there are 10 project management Knowledge Areas such as Project Schedule Management and Project Cost Management.

PMP Exam Flashcards Study System
PMP Exam Flashcards Study System

To be eligible to sit for the PMP Certification exam, you must meet these requirements:

• A secondary degree such as a high school diploma, associate’s degree or equivalent
• A minimum of 5 years or 60 months of professional project management where at least 7,500 hours were spend leading and directing the project
•35 contact hours of Project Management education

OR

• Four-year degree (bachelors or equivalent)
• A minimum of three years or 36 months of professional project management where at least 4,500 hours were spent leading and directing the project
• 35 contact hours of Project Management education

CAPM Certification

The Certified Associate in Project Management is a certification for entry-level project management. This certification shows that the individual has the basic understanding, terminology, and processes of project management. This certification opens up doors for your career in project management.

CAPM Exam Secrets Study Guide
CAPM Exam Secrets Study Guide

The CAPM Certification exam consists of 150 multiple-choice questions that must be completed within three hours. There are 13 learning objectives on the CAPM Certification exam:

• Introduction to Project Management
• Project Environment
• Role of the Project Manager
• Project Integration Management
• Project Scope Management
• Project Schedule Management
• Project Cost Management
• Project Quality Management
• Project Resource Management
• Project Communication Management
• Project Risk Management
• Project Procurement Management
• Project Stakeholder Management

CAPM Exam Flashcards Study System
CAPM Exam Flashcards Study System

To be eligible to sit for the CAPM Certification exam, you must meet these requirements:

• Have a secondary diploma such as a high school diploma or equivalent
• 1,500 hours of professional experience on a project team

OR

• Have a secondary diploma such as a high school diploma or equivalent
• 23 contact hours of formal Project Management Education

If you need more information about the Project Management certifications, visit the PMI website: https://www.pmi.org/certifications/types

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