What is PMP? 

Project Management Professional (PMP) is a globally acknowledged certification offered by the Project Management Institute® (PMI). Holding this certification is an indication to current or prospective employers that you are highly trained and educated in all aspects of project management. 

What do you learn during the training course? 

Throughout the course, you learn how to assess information, evaluate the feasibility of projects and products, and how to plan projects to achieve your clients’ goals. You will develop and hone several organizational skills, including stakeholder risk analysis, human resources management, management planning, scheduling tools and techniques, budgeting, and more. 

What is the structure of a PMP exam? 

A PMP exam consists of 200 multiple choice questions, distributed across the five key project management domains: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring, and Controlling and Closing. Essentially, the questions test you on several situation-specific skills, abilities and standards, across all areas and phases of project management. 

How soon can you complete the PMP certification? 

Most professionals require an average of 2 to 3 months to prepare for the exam and complete their certification. To ensure your success in the first attempt, consider enrolling for a PMP Exam preparation course, through an accredited training institution, such as ours. Choose from in-class programs or self-paced, online options that give you the flexibility to study and prepare, alongside your regular job. You can also assess your progress through mock tests and PMP exam simulators, before attempting the actual examination. 

Who should apply for PMP training? 

The PMP program caters to project management professionals who already have some previous experience in this field. There are two prerequisite scenarios for applying for this program: 

  • You hold a secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s or equivalent), 7,500 hours of project management experience, and 35 hours of project management education; OR, 
  • A four-year college degree, 4,500 hours of project management experience, 35 hours of previous project management education. 

Why should you be Certified as a PMP? 

Interested in PMP training, but still looking for reasons to get started? Aside from getting an internationally acclaimed certification, and joining a community of over 760,000 other PMP certified professionals worldwide, you can enjoy the following perks: 

  • Salary increase: Make almost ten-fold the amount you invest in getting your PMP certification. According to PMI®, on average, PMPs earn 17% more for the same jobs than their non-certified competitors. 
  • Better job security: Even during economic downturns, project management professionals will remain in high demand, which means you may not have to worry about going on the job hunt  
  • Expand your horizons: A PMP certification gives you access to a vast, tight-knit network of other PMP professionals across the globe through the PMI®. With a PMI® membership, you can enjoy continued interactions with other members for networking, collaboration, seeking external inputs, and broadening your horizons. 
  • Greater opportunities: Although PMP training is not a mandatory requirement to make a career in project management, getting certified makes you more visible to recruiters. A PMP certification powers up your profile by demonstrating that you have the requisite knowledge and have successfully completed rigorous tests on the five project management processes.

Are You Ready to Get Your PMP Certification? 

PMP training sessions are happening all over the world. If you are serious about looking for higher wages, job security, and a better understanding of project management, enroll for your Project Management Professional certification today. As a PMI® Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), BEVA Learning Institute provides project management training to a wide range of industry professionals, across sectors and disciplines. 

About the Author

As a Master Degree in Science in Project Management from the University of Québec , Richard is a dynamic bilingual professional with more than 25 years of progressively senior leadership experience in various industry sectors such as retail, construction, non-profit organizations, research and development, information technology and government. Richard holds various designation such as Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified International Project Manager (CIPM), Certified Master Project Manager (MPM) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). Richard is also known as a reputable and knowledgeable instructor in project management in both English and in French in class and virtual.