Q: What is the PMP Exam?
A: PMP stands for Project Management Professional certification. This is an exam offered by PMI (Project Management Institute) for individuals in the project management domain. There are over 325,000 certified PMPs in 200 countries.
Q: What is required to get PMP certified?
- Educational requirements
- Experiential requirements
- Agree to and adhere to PMI Code of Professional Conduct
- Passing the PMP Certification Examination
Q: What is educational requirements to be eligible for PMP Exam?
A: The candidate should have attended at least 35 hours of class room training on Project Management.
Q: What is experiential requirements to be eligible for PMP Exam?
A: Minimum of 4500 hours of project management experience covering the 5 process groups, if the candidate holds a baccalaureate or equivalent university degree at the time of the application. Minimum of 7500 hours of project management experience covering the 5 process groups, if the candidate holds a high school diploma or equivalent secondary school credential at the time of the application.
Q: What score is required to pass the PMP Exam?
A: PMI made a decision in 2006 to no more publish passing scores for its exams. In 2007, PMI also removed all quantitative elements from the post-exam review for test candidates. The passing score is estimated inside a range between 61% and 75%.
Q: How many questions are there in the exam? How much time do I get?
A: The exam has 200 multiple choice questions. Each question has exactly one correct answer. You will get 4 hours to answer these questions. 25 pretest questions will be randomly placed throughout the new examination to gather statistical information on the performance of these questions in order to determine whether they may be used on future examinations. These 25 pretest items are included in the 200-question examination, but will not be included in the pass/fail determination; candidates will be scored on 175 questions.
Q: How much does it cost to take the exam?
A: It is highly recommended that you become PMI member prior to signing up to take the test. The membership fee is $129 and application can be submitted online at www.pmi.org. If you are a PMI member, the exam fee is $405, for non-members, the exam fee is $555. Becoming a PMI member will not cost you anything, and you will gain PMI membership privileges.
Q: How do I apply for the PMP Exam?
A: PMI has an online application for certification. More information regarding applying for the exam online is available at PMI’s website at www.pmi.org. The PMP Credential Handbook is also available in PDF format on the PMI website.
Q: What is application audit?
A: PMI states that all eligible applications are subject for audit. Upon successful completion of the audit, candidates will be able to sit for the PMP examination. Submission of an application indicates agreement to comply with audit terms. Please be advised, that while the selection process for the audit is primarily random, PMI does reserve the right to manually select any candidate to be audited at any time, including after the credential has been bestowed. Candidates who are selected for audit will receive an e-mail notification from PMI with detailed information on how to comply with the terms of the audit.
Q: Do you have any tips for the exam?
A: The first 15 minutes, you will be asked to go over a tutorial. 15 minutes to review tutorial is not included 4 hours exam duration. Reviewing tutorial approximately takes 5 minutes. You can use 10 minutes of this time to jot down formulas, all processes, and knowledge areas on your scratch paper as you did in ‘Exam Cheating Sheet Workbook’. Don’t skip this step. During the exam, you need to focus on the question instead of trying to remember formulas. You can just refer to the written formulas when those questions arise rather than having to reach into your memory during the stress of a timed exam.
Q: How much time does it take to prepare for the PMP certification exam?
A: It depends on how much experience you have as a project manager, how familiar are you with PMI’s terminology. However, you should expect to spend at least two months spending two to three hours per day before you take the exam.
Q: What are the benefits of becoming PMP certified to an individual?
- Increases your value to your organization
- Increases your marketability
- Professional/personal recognition
- Provides advancement in your field
- Demonstrated ability to meet standardized and recognized project management body of knowledge
- Raises customer confidence in you and your company’s services
Q: What is allowed inside the exam?
A: You are not allowed to take anything except your ID in the exam. Inside the examination center you will be provided with scratch papers, pencils, a calculator and an ear plug.
Q: How does your online course fulfills 35 hour PMP training requirement?
A: After you are done with your study based on the STAR-PM study material provided in the member area, you need to let us know so that we send you 100 test questions and answers. Once you are done with the test, we will issue a certificate and transcript saying that you completed our course material.
Q: Where is the exam center?
A: Am American Alumni Association (AAA) Address: House 145, Road 13/B, Block E, Banani, Dhaka 1213