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Steps for Becoming a Project Management Professional

Business Technology TrainingFor those interested in building a career in project management, the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certificate is definitely a must-have. Even if project manager isn’t your formal job role, this credential can prove your proficiency in handling projects.

So, if you’re interested in earning the Project Management Professional Certificate, here are the steps you need to follow:

1. Check the Eligibility Requirements – In order to qualify for the PMP Certification, you need to have either:

  • A secondary diploma, 5 years of project management experience with 7500 hours spent leading and directing projects, and 35 hours of project management education, OR
  • A four-year degree, 3 years of project management experience with 4500 hours spent leading and directing projects, and 35 hours of project management education

2. Complete the PMP Application – You can choose to apply online or by printing out the application forms from PMI’s official website. Don’t forget to send PMI your examination fee.

3. Prepare for the Exam – You need to thoroughly go over the topics that will be covered on the exam: Initiation, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, Closing, and Professional and Social Responsibility.

4. Sit for the Exam – You will have four hours to answer 200 questions.

Once you pass the PMP Certification exam, you will be eligible for the PMP Certificate. However, remember that you will have to earn and report 60 PDUs within a three-year cycle in order to renew your credential.

The toughest step in all these is the preparation step. However, Ashford Global IT (AGIT) can help you get the knowledge and skills you will need for the PMP Certification exam through its Project Management Professional training course. Please contact AGIT for more details.

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