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Completing the PMP® Application Form

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The most imperative rule here is to be honest. This is particularly spelt out in the PMI conducts requirements. If PMI finds out that you have provided false or incorrect information on purpose, it would ban you from applying for all of their certifications forever.
As you are permitted to print out a photocopy of your application for your record, do take benefit of this function and ask others to support you to check your information in the printed copy.Double check the info you have entered.
Read the PMBOK® Guide at least on one occasion or attend PMP® exam prep courses before completing the PMP® application form. This will help you know, what the most significant material from PMI’s perspectives are.
You will be required to agree to the Project Management Institute’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct beforehand the form can be submitted. Don’t avoid this step, do read the code and learn it by heart. (The Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct will be tested on the PMP® exam…

Why is a "PMP certification" worth 20% hike in salary?

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Why is it that this PMP certification brings such weight in organisations? Our senior training faculty has to say this - “Project management is a method of doing things. It’s because it codifies what a project manager is and how a project manager works”. The PMP gives you a framework.

There are 5 segments of a project, which anyone with a PMP certification will know how to perform, regardless of organisation and industry he or she works for.

Initiating a project: The project manager should preferably play an active role in the initiation and prep work for any project before kick-off.

Planning: A PMP project manager will know how to take a critical look at the project from the beginning and throughout its lifecycle and request the appropriate resources such as people or equipment.

Executing:
 This is where the work begins and gets done. The project manager will guide the team through accomplishing project tasks and hitting milestones.

Controlling and monitoring: Change will affect every proj…

How to file your work experience on the PMP Exam application

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Though some project manager’s quarrel the certification’s value, it does seem to help project managers land project management occupations or at least get their feet through the door.In common, we feel that if you’re a project manager, and you’re interested in enduring your career in project management, it is worth the go ahead. Finish your PMP prep course, apply, take the PMP examination and pass to become a certified Project Management Professional.
One of the most common (if notthemost common) queries I am asked by potential PMP contenders is about the PMP examination application process. In specific, project managers would like to knowhow they should go about filing their work involvement: how to document their hours of project management experience, how to report it to PMI, and how to communicate for the dreadedPMI audit, should it occur.
As advised by one of our senior trainers…
I followed a process of my own devising to file my own project management work experience in preparation…

5 Good Reasons to Attend - PMP Training

Let’s look at the benefits and the reasons why you might want to choose PMP training...
1. PMP Exam prep Boot camps offer “appreciated communication”
Being able to interrelate with your trainers is a great benefit. Especially if there are areas of the PMBOK® Guide that you may need help with, before attending the Exam. For most of the members the jargon in the PMBOK® Guide could be tough to understand. Even knowledgeable project managers can find it difficult to comprehend certain ideas in the book. Having the opportunity to discuss the jargon with the trainer directly, can help you check your understanding.
Apart from the above, class room training gives you an opportunity to spend a few days with like-minded people. If you happen to work in a small company you may not have the opportunity to mix with other project managers quite often. Sharing your experiences in classroom training could be very valuable. You will also likely find out that they have similar challenges as you and that c…

PMP Certification Examination - Understanding the 10 knowledge Areas

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Preparing for the PMP exam is an arduous task. However like any other project you come across, it is made of sectional parts that can be processed individually. One of the big areas of study to focus on when prepping for the exam is the 10 PMP knowledge areas.

Come exam time and knowing these 10 areas and how they apply to the five PMP process groups and 47 processes will be a huge benefit. The knowledge areas, process groups and processes work together to form the foundation for Project Management Methodologies.

Let’s take a look at the 10 PMP Knowledge Areas

1. Integration:


The processes involved in this knowledge area is all about “coordination and cooperation”. Integration combines all of the needs, expectations and project plans for all involved and creates one cohesive document. Managing changes to the project also falls into integration.

2. Scope:


This knowledge area defines “what is included and what is not” in any given project, giving clear boundaries and statement of work. Scope …