I have a confusion to be clarified. Kindly guide me to understand the duration for collecting PDU's. I passed PMP in July 2011. Do I need to earn 20 pdu's every year or can I collect 60 pdu's before 3rd year, and then submit to PMI ?
Regarding your question, the 60 pdu's needed at the end of the 3 years can infact be collected in the third year itself but i would suggest against it. Simply because the reason for creating a continuous education pattern would be defeated if you only do it to maintain your certification rather than to learn and grow as a project manager. However at the end of the day its your call. You can visit - http://www.pmi.org/Certification/Maintain-Your-Credential.aspx to get a deeper understanding on how to maintain your PMP certification. Also it would be advisable to identify PMI REP's who provide multiple courses along with PDU's so you can tie up with one and make it that much easier for yourself. I personally am making use of PMstudy.com and now scrumstudy.com, both offered by the same provider amongst other courses along with valid PDU's. The call is yours
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Thank you for the detailed explanation. Can you please tell me how many PDU's PMstudy.com and Scrumstudy.com are offering.
Scrum Master certification would a good choice to earn PDUs and to enhance your project management skills. There are mainly 3 Scrum Master certification providers; ScrumAlliance, SCRUMstudy.com and Scrum.org. All three are highly reputed and widely accepted. You can follow the following link to have a comparison between various Scrum Trainings.
You can earn your 60 PDUs anytime during the three years of the cycle. There's no mandate regarding minimum number of PDUs that you have to earn during each of the three years.
It's also a good practice to submit/claim each PDU on the PMI portal as and when you earn it(instead of waiting till the fag end of the 3rd year).