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PMP: Why It’s the Biggest Project Management Certification Ever!

PMP is the perfect qualification for those leading cross-functional teams to work on tough projects with schedule, finance, and scope constraints.

Technology Training SessionProject Management Professional or PMP is an internationally respected certification offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). PMI was established in 1969 and quickly gained ranks to become one of the world’s foremost authorities on management standards. As of 2009, the PMI boasts more than 400,000 PMP certified personnel internationally.  The Institute also has more than 200 charter chapters in over 150 countries as well as around 30 Special Interest Groups.

One of the biggest accomplishments of PMI is the publishing of The PMBOK® Guide or A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge. This book provides the standards for all project managers worldwide and is especially important for those seeking to pass the PMP Certification exam.

How do I become PMP Certified?

To become PMP certified, you will need 3 to 5 years of work experience, 35 hours of Project Management specific training, and a passing score on the PMP Certification exam. With the PMP Certification in hand, candidates will become responsible for all perspectives of a project.

The PMP Certification is an internationally known qualification in the field of Project Management. But it doesn’t just serve the IT industry. PMP qualified professionals can also seek employment in the Automotive, Construction, Financial, Pharmaceutical, and Business Services Industries as well!

Despite all the prestige one gets after the certification, the process of earning a PMP Certificate is hectic. The PMP Certification costs a reasonable sum of money and requires a lot of time, practice, and patience to pass the PMP exam. If you are a PMI member, then the certification fee is going to cost you less (US $405 for members and $555 for non-members).

So, how can Ashford Global IT (AGIT) help?

The PMP Certification training course offered at AGIT will cover the basics of the PMP Certification exam, thus ensuring you of passing the exam. In addition, classes are affordable and offer flexible schedules to the working class. The teachers are skilled instructors and are PMP certified. You will study the complete PMP course under the supervision of trained staff, which not only prepares you for the certification exam but also provides you with abilities which could benefit your workplace.

One thing about PMP that interest employers are PDUs. PMI’s Professional Development Units (PDUs) are the only way of keeping your certification current and up-to-date.  A qualified individual has to complete at least 60 hours of PDUs within 3 years to keep his or her certification current. If he or she fails, a retest of the PMP examination may be required.

There are several ways of earning these units. And Ashford Global IT can help you there as well! You can attend seminars, symposiums, and workshops. These are all worth 1 PDU each. You can also write a paper and deliver it at a conference. Serving on a chapter committee or attending a monthly PMI meeting can all get you PDUs. So it’s not that difficult a task!

PMP is the perfect certification for anyone who takes project management seriously. Let Ashford Global IT help you make that certification yours today!

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