Project Management Professional
The Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam is also administrated by the Project Management Institute (PMI) in 1984. The PMP® credential is very attractive for project managers and practitioners in the US (where PMP® originates) and the Asia. The PMP® Exam syllabus is based on the PMBOK® Guide 5th edition together with a list of project management skills and knowledge as outlined in the PMP® Examination Content Outline.
PMP® Certification holders can demonstrate competence in leading and directing project teams to carry out projects successfully. Many jobs in the field of project management require the candidate to be PMP® Certification holders.
The PMP® Exam is considered as a difficult exam. It consists of 200 multiple choice questions to be answered in 4 hours. Candidates are required to pick a correct answer from among four choices for each question. Applicants will need to respond to the questions based on the knowledge gained by studying the PMBOK® Guide as well as their professional experience.
The minimal requirements for an applicant to be eligible for the PMP® Exam are:
For secondary degree holders
- Minimum five years/60 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 7,500 hours
For four-year degree holders or above
- Minimum three years/36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 4,500 hours
Certified Associate in Project Management
The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) Certification Exam is introduced by the Project Management Institute (PMI) in 2003 as an entry level certification for project management practitioners and students. The CAPM® Exam syllabus is primarily based on the project management publication by PMI – A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), currently in the 5th edition (published in January 2013).
By taking and passing the CAPM® Certification exam, holders will be able to demonstrate their dedication in the field of project management. They will also be able to “pre-study” for the PMP® exam as the PMP® exam is also partly based on the PMBOK® Guide.
The minimal requirements for a candidate to be eligible for the CAPM® Exam are:
A secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent)
– At least 1,500 hours experience OR
– 23 hours of project management education