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  • 1. A Quick Guide toPMI QualificationsThe PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.www.maventraining.co.uk 020 7089 6161
  • 2. What is the PMI? The Project Management Institute is a global body representing project managers worldwide It is based in North America but has chapters in over 170 countries It has over 500,000 individual members PMI provides and maintains a comprehensive certification program at all levels of expertise: CAPM PMP PMI training is provided by a network of Registered Education Providers (REPs) REPs are authorised to issue professional development units (PDUs) for its courses2 Maven Training 2011 www.maventraining.co.uk 020 7089 6161
  • 3. What are the PMI Qualifications? CAPM The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam is an entry level certification It is targeted towards candidates with limited experience in the project management profession More than 14,000 people hold the CAPM qualification PMP The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification It is aimed at practicing project managers with at least 3 years experience in project management It is the most well known PMI qualification More than 430,000 hold the PMP qualification CAPM and PMP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.3 Maven Training 2011 www.maventraining.co.uk 020 7089 6161
  • 4. Applying to sit a PMI examination To apply to take the PMP you have to become a member of PMI As part of your application you will need to enter details of your project management experience. To do this we suggest the following process: Review your CV and make sure that all entries are up to date For each role, identify the projects that you managed or participated in, and define what your contribution was Identify a referee for each and every project including name, position, email and contact phone number. If it has been some time since the project was undertaken then people may have moved on use www.linkedin.com to find old colleagues Once you have a comprehensive list of projects break these down into how much time you spent in each PMI project phase beware, this can take longer than it looks! Remember PMI does audit the applications, so be honest about your experience4 Maven Training 2011 www.maventraining.co.uk 020 7089 6161
  • 5. What is the CAPM Qualification? There are 150 multiple choice questions The examination must be completed in 3 hours Questions are based on the Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK Guide) Fourth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2008. Pre-requisites to sit the exam are: One years experience in a project environment or 23 hours of specific project management training CAPM and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.5 Maven Training 2011 www.maventraining.co.uk 020 7089 6161
  • 6. What is the PMP Qualification? There are 200 multiple choice questions The examination must be completed in 4 hours Questions are based on the Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK Guide) Fourth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2008 plus additional sources as defined by the PMI Pre-requisites to sit the exam are: Three years experience in leading and directing projects or five years if the individual is does not hold a degree And 35 hours of specific project management training PMP and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.6 Maven Training 2011 www.maventraining.co.uk 020 7089 6161
  • 7. What is the PMBOK Guide? The PMBOK Guide provides the basis for certification It provides fundamental guidance on the PMI approach to managing projects based on: 5 Process Groups Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitoring & Controlling and Closing 9 Knowledge Areas Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resources, Communication, Risk and Procurement As with PRINCE2, this body of knowledge uses its own terminology to describe key project documents including: Project management charter and scope statement Project management plan PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.7 Maven Training 2011 www.maventraining.co.uk 020 7089 6161
  • 8. Other PMI Qualifications The PMI also have certification opportunities in the following areas: PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) Program Management Professional (PgMP) PMI Agile Certificated Practitioner (PMI-ACP) SM However, these qualifications do not have the recognition or penetration that the PMP certificate has PMI-SP, PMI-RMP, PgMP and PMI-ACP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.8 Maven Training 2011 www.maventraining.co.uk 020 7089 6161
  • 9. The Benefits of PMI Certification PMIs certification and credentials are distinguished by their global development and application, which makes them transferable across industries and geographic borders PMP is different to PRINCE2 in that it provides techniques and activities to manage the project i.e. how to be a project manager, whereas PRINCE2 provides the structure and processes that the project manager should use for form and govern the project Whilst the PMP is not as well known in the UK as the PRINCE2 qualification, it is highly respected and it is a useful differentiating factor for project managers who want to evidence their ability For example, holders of the PMP credential have regularly commanded higher salaries than non-credentialed individuals (PMI 6th global salary survey showed PMP qualified individuals were paid 10% more than individuals without the qualification) PMP consistently appears in the top ten U.S. qualifications that enhance individual career prospects PMP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.9 Maven Training 2011 www.maventraining.co.uk 020 7089 6161
  • 10. What do people say about the course? It was great to be able to dig deeper into how to manage the project and I picked up lots of tips, especially in how to assess the progress of my project. PMP is very different to PRINCE2 so I did have to learn some new terms but I work with a lot of international teams and they refer to the project charter a lot so it was good to finally understand where they were coming from I was looking for the next step. I have PRINCE2 and MSP but I wanted to know more about the technical aspects of project management. It was a tough course, lots to learn in the week which makes it intensive but it was definitely worth it. I feel like a proper project manager now. A tough week, so much information to get in my head but I liked the pace, and I felt that everything we did was relevant to my projects and how I can tackle some of the more difficult aspects of planning and estimating. Some of the terminology was American, especially the contract terms but it still made sense and helped me get a deeper understanding of how to manage my international suppliers.10 Maven Training 2011 www.maventraining.co.uk 020 7089 6161
  • 11. Why choose Maven Training? Maven is a Registered Education Provider for PMI which means our course materials and the way in which we provide our training is regularly assessed by PMI Our courses earn personal development units (PDUs) which evidence how much training you have undertaken Members of PMI must earn 60 PDUs every three years to maintain their PMI membership Our traine

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