Journey of PMP Certification

Welcome to my journal of PMP certification. In this blog I write about Project Management & PMI PMP certification.

I started this blog in early 2009 when I was preparing for my PMI PMP certification. I have posted here the links to resources I used for my PMP certifications.

I keep posting to this blog about continuing PMP certification resources such as earning PDUs as well as new useful resources for project managers. 

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Online PMP ® Preparation, Audio-Video chapters as per PMBOK ® 4, PMP ® Simulation Test, 35 PDUs
CAPM - Certified Associate in Project Management

Many of my colleagues wish to do career in project management. Some of them think of doing PMI PMP certification. However for junior people , they may not become eligible due to requirement of "project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects"
If you are a junior associate willing to make career in project management , then CAPM certification (CAPM - Certified Associate in Project Management ) can be a good starts. 
To do CAPM certification you need have:
A secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent) AND At least 1,500 hours experience OR 23 hours of project management education. If you already have some experience you can directly appear for the CAPM exam.  If you want to obtain training then there are numerous  training institutes to get training.  Also some online training sites provides  it by means of Audio Video Podcasts such as SimpliLearn or project-management prepcast . PMP training PDUs can be accounted towards CAPM certification.
More information about  CAPM certification such as fees , reporting experince etc can be found on PMI CAPM handbook.
Link to PMI - CAPM handbook  

Link to PMI CAPM site

Once you complete CAPM certification you do not need to earn PDU's to maintain it. CAPM certification cycle is of five years. At the end of five years you can retake the exam or you can go for PMP at that point as you may have earned enough experience to apply for PMP.


Project Management Professionals
I found my PMP certification to be incredibly valuable, if for nothing else but credibility. I got it when I was a 25 year old project manager. I could do the work, but getting staffed was an issue. After getting the PMP, there were no issues at all. More interesting work, more respect with clients, and no more focus on the age issue.<ahref="http://kaugment.com">Kaugment PMP Training</a>
The PMP certification establishes a common language among project managers and helps each other work within a common framework. Once you have the PMP, you need to consider how you're applying the processes, tools, and techniques to projects. I took a training course for my preparation in http://www.pmstudy.com and got ready for the exam on day 5!

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