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Sherif Shehab
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Hi all,
I need to know some information about the PMP certification because i'm thinking to take it (my total experience is 6 years , now I'm junior project manager )

- How can i know i'm eligible to take this certification or not ?
- What are the prerequisites for the PMP certification ?
- Is there any recommend materials to study from it ?
- What is the exam fees ?
- Is the PMP certification got an expiration date ?
 
Hong Anderson
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You can find all answers from www.pmi.org.

How many years of your experience as project manager?
PMP requires applicants to have at least 3 years of experience (as project manager).
 
Sherif Shehab
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actually i'm less then 1 year as a project manager , this means that i'm not eligible to take this certification or it's only a recommendation ?
 
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They have another program called CAPM for those without the full experience.

The PMP audits some people to verify with references that you have the required number of years experience, so yes the experience is a requirement for PMP.
 
Sherif Shehab
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Originally posted by Marc Peabody:
They have another program called CAPM for those without the full experience.

The PMP audits some people to verify with references that you have the required number of years experience, so yes the experience is a requirement for PMP.


So is it useful to take CAPM or wait to gain the minimum years of experience for PMP certification ? so any recommended books for CAPM ?
 
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Originally posted by Sherif Shehab:


So is it useful to take CAPM or wait to gain the minimum years of experience for PMP certification ? so any recommended books for CAPM ?


If you would like to advance your career in project management field, I recommend to wait and take PMP.

CAPM is not for a project manager, and as I know right now CAPM is not recognizable much.

CAPM exam scope is within PMBOK 3rd ed. (PMBOK is stand for Project Management Body Of Knowledge - a document from PMI).
But you will find out that reading PMBOK is very boring, so I recommend to use the same resources as PMP but focus only contents in PMBOK.
 
Sherif Shehab
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Ok, About the CAPM what do you think about this book "all in one CAPM " ? any recommended book for this certification ?
 
arvin ramon
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I would look for any books written by Rita Mulcahy... I have found her books quite useful in my preparation for PMP. Her books are clear and concise.

When are you planning to take the exam?

Good Luck!!!
 
Sherif Shehab
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i think i will take the exam on May or June
 
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PMP - Exam Eligibility:

Applicants must have 35 hours of specific Project Management Education.

With a Bachelor's Degree (or the Global equivalent): Applicants must have a minimum 4500 hours of Professional Project Management experience

High School Diploma, Associates Degree (or the Global equivalent): Applicants must have a minimum 7500 hours of Professional Project Management experience.

Exam Format:
200 Multiple choice questions ( Including 25 Pretest questions )
Exam Fee:
$405 (PMI Members), $555 (Non Members)
Exam Duration:
4 Hours
PMP Item references
Most of the questions reference the PMI A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (the PMBOK )
 
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