What is PMP Certification?


With over 750,000 professionals with Project Management Professional (PMP) certification across the world, the popularity of the diploma is clear, but what exactly is a PMP certification? So, we’ve taken a look at everything you need to know about PMP certification.

Free project management certifications

Moira Alexander

Six Sigma: Define and Measure - an introduction to the Six Sigma methodology and DMAIC cycle for process improvement with a focus on the define and measure phases. Project Management Life Cycle - a course on how to apply project management tools, processes, and techniques for the successful execution of a project from initiation to closing. The site offers various PM modules and certification.

Processes and Project Management

Project Health Check

We regard Processes as the bedrock for successful Project Management. And not just our Project Management Processes (Schedule/Cost Management etc) but the technical delivery aspects also. So what's in a Process? What is your experience of Processes? Process Management

Reasons to do a PRINCE2 Certification

Arras People

In this post, guest blogger Simplilearn explore just why PRINCE2 is the most popular project management certification in the UK. There are several project management certifications out there in the market and most people aren’t sure of which certification course to take.

Project Management Training to Help You Achieve Certification This Year

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Project Management Training to Help You Achieve Certification This Year , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Are you looking to do a project management training course or take a certificate course this year? Certification: CAPM®, PMP®.

5 Reasons Why PMP Certification Should be on Your List of New Years Resolutions

Brad Egeland

If not then there's still time to add PMP certification to that list if you are a project manager. I can give you five good reasons why certification should be on your list. Project managers with PMP certification earn more. Some employers require certification.

What is a Project Management Certification? And Why Do I Need It?

The IIL Blog

Project Management certification demonstrates an individual’s experience, knowledge, and skill in project management – and in many companies, it’s a requirement for new and current project managers. Questions increase the relevance and value of the certification.

The Best Business Analyst Certifications to Enhance your Career

Arras People

In this guest post, Simplilearn , a global training provider (who are also part of the Arras People training directory), provides an overview of the most popular Business Analyst certification courses in the UK. In this article, we’ve analysed the popular questions of Business Analyst certifications and have answered them for you. Is a Business Analyst Certification Really Worth it? Yes, a Business Analyst certification is definitely worth it.

Mnemonics for PMP and CAPM Certifications

Deep Fried Brain

PMP Study Aids: Does PMP Certification require memorization? PMP and CAPM aspirants use mnemonics heavily to memorize everything from Process Groups to Knowledge Areas, Process Names to ITTO's, CAPM Mnemonics PMP Tips

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PMP Application Audit - Step-by-Step Process

Deep Fried Brain

PMI PMP application audit is probably the most feared part of PMP Certification. Most fears are uncalled for and probably stem from the confusion around the audit process. If you understand the. Application FAQ PMI PMP PMP Audit

Do You Actually Need a Project Management Certification?


You’ve probably heard about all sorts of project management certifications and wonder whether it’s worth having one. If you want to manage projects better, certification won’t help you much. The most popular project management certifications. A certification is different from a degree. Certifications, on the other hand, are awarded by professional organizations and focus only on one area. Each certificate is different. Certificates promote bureaucracy.

Process Reduces Agility? Only on De Minimis Projects

Herding Cats

A popular toss off aphrase in some agile circles is process reduces agility. In this domain today, Agile processes are the basis of engineering those systems. IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW ACQUISITION PROCESS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS.

What does project management mean to YOU?

Kiron Bondale

Being in the middle of changing roles, the thought process I went through to decide to make a change caused me to revisit a question which I’ve asked myself more than once over the past two decades. ” – Agent Smith Tagged: certifications , improving project management.

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Project Closure: Your Complete Guide to How to Close-down Your Project

Online PM Courses

I think it is fair to say that PMBoK has little to say about its ‘Close Project or Phase’ process group, which it describes as: The process of finalizing all activities for the project, phase, or contract.’. There are five activities in the Closing a Project process.

Mind Hacks to Make Studying Easier

Leading Answers

These are important since most people give up on the process, not the material. Then, to recall the items or steps in a process in the correct order, we walk through our house again in our mind collecting items from each location. So, to help your studies make the process appealing.

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Effectively Using Product Roadmaps for Agile

The IIL Blog

The process to create and periodically update the roadmap generates meaningful conversations that create confident teams who are able to meet their commitments. By Betsy Kauffman, Organizational Coach, Agile Pi. What is an Agile Product Roadmap?

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Project “You” and Project “Two“

Leading Answers

Techniques like Value Stream Mapping analyze the value-adding activities and the non-value adding activities to identify queues and waste in our processes that can then be eliminated. So, instead of oiling the process, increasing our capability is a great way to improve output.

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PMBOK Guide 6th Edition and Agile Practice Guide - Impacts on Credentials

Leading Answers

The image below depicts the process. Of all the project practices that are in use, (1) the Exam Content Outline acts like a filter (2) that limits what scope goes into the item writing (question writing) process. A lexicon harmonization process is occurring.

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Got Your CSM, Now What?

Leading Answers

Of course, learning is not tied to credentials, many people are anti-certification and that is an understandable choice. This is not meant to be an exhaustive catalogue of agile credentials rather a thinking or discussion tool for getting the research process started. 


PMBOK Guide – 6th Edition gets an Agile Appendix + All new Agile Practice Guide

Leading Answers

I co-wrote them with Jesse Fewell around this time last year and we have been waiting for the guide to make its way through the PMI standards publication process that includes translation into 11 languages. Agile Project Management Books Certification Events Leadership PMI-ACP

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80+ Awesome Online Resources for Project Managers


Index: Online Training Programs & Certification Prep. Online Training & Certification Prep. IIL conducts virtual and on-demand courses on topics like project scope, risk management, and Earned Value Management systems, plus prep courses for a variety of certifications.

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Get Ahead Quickly: The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management (Book Review)


Those looking to earn project management certification can benefit from this read, as the book gives ample preparation tips for PMI ’s Project Management Professional exam.

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5 Ways to Go from being a Good Project Manager to a Great Project Manager

Brad Egeland

and look at 5 ways their process and methods can take you from being a good project manager to a great project manager. Cheetah Learning are providers of various training and certification programs but perhaps best known as the provider of an excellent PMP certification program that gives you 4 days of incredible and intense training followed immediately by the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam and a guaranteed pass.

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The Million Dollar PM Question.To Certify or Not Certify?

Brad Egeland

Where do you stand on the topic of project management certification as a way to be the best, show you're the best, and give yourself the best chance at project success and project customer satisfaction? Is PMP certification a career goal of yours? But certification gives a validation you can't easily show in any other way – there is no question about that. So let's consider 5 advantages to obtaining PMP certification.

Program Manager Job Description – Plus! Cut & Paste Example


Education and Certification for Program Managers. The Project Management Institute (PMI) offers the Program Management Professional (PgMP) certification. Certification notes that they’re result-oriented and that those results align with the strategic goals of the organizations.

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5 Things You Should Know About the PMI-RMP®

Project Risk Coach

The PMI-RMP certification process greatly enhanced my knowledge and skills and prepared me to better serve as the Director of Enterprise Risk Management for a large property and casualty insurance company. The certification exam has 170 multiple-choice questions and you have 3.5

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How to Become an IT Project Manager


Jennifer described an IT project manager as one who oversees the process of planning, executing and delegating responsibilities around an organization’s IT pursuits and goals, often with the help of IT project management software. What About Scrum, Agile and Other Certifications?

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Cheetah Learning is the January 2018 Project Management Application or Service Provider of the Month

Brad Egeland

Concepts and processes that will make you more successful as a person, as a project manager, as a member of society. Cheetah Learning isn't just about training you and getting you to your goal of project management professional (PMP) certification. I have once again selected them as my App/Service Provider of the month and you should definitely consider them for your training and certification needs. Cheetah fast – that's how you want to learn important things, right?

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Why Project Managers Need Business Analysts for Project Success

Project Risk Coach

Notice how these skills directly relate to the top reasons for failed or challenged projects: Help to ensure appropriate user and stakeholder input into the requirements process. Drive an efficient process to define and validate requirements reducing the potential for partial requirements.

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The 11 Best Project Management Online Courses


Different approaches to project management have been developed over time, and proper training and certifications are fundamental if you really want to accomplish your project with success. After that, why not go ahead and get full Project Management certification too?

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Criminal Record Checking for Project Management Contractors

Arras People

A lot of the public sector contracts in project management in the UK require a criminal records check as part of the standard checking process. proof of your identity, for example a passport, valid driving licence or birth certificate (if you haven’t used GOV.UK The application takes up to 14 days to receive your certificate. Once you receive your certificate, you’re ready to go ahead and start applying for contracting opportunities in the public sector.

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Survey - How Certified is Your PMO and How Effective is the PMO Leadership?

Brad Egeland

Please note - this survey is sponsored by Cheetah Learning , providers of excellent project management training and certification services - they even guarantee you'll pass the PMP exam so check them out if you're thinking of becoming certifiable! Let's have a little fun and do a new survey.

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Project Manager Interview: Dmitriy Nizhebetskiy

Project Bliss

While working in the tech support department, I saw that the email they sent to the users had to go through a time-consuming vetting process that cost a lot of money. I went to conferences, studied and got my PMP certification. Any certification helps you systematize a PM approach.

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Book Review: PMP Project Management Professional Exam

Girl's Guide to PM

Beyond the exam content it also covers the application process so it will take you through the whole journey from deciding to take the exam to walking out of the exam room. I also felt the processes by process group table was really helpful.

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Five Tips for Improving Your Project Office

Brad Egeland

nearly 6 out of every 10 respondents thought their PMO was not really doing its job in terms of taking care of the project managers career growth needs, various training needs, process and methodology needs, and overall project customer needs.

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Project Management Trends (2018 Edition)

Girl's Guide to PM

Long-time readers will know that I believe certification schemes to be useful, but not the only thing that a successful project manager needs. As the demand for project management work grows, certification schemes are a simple way to differentiate candidates.

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Should I Choose PMI’s PMP?

Arras People

We were talking about PMI’s PMP certification – the article was recently published entitled Is PMP certification necessary for small businesses? Is PMP certification one of them? Is PMP certification equally valuable across diverse industries and team sizes?

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Agile Project Management Methodology Explained


In this article, we will explain what agile project management is, define its process, tell you why agile might be right for your next project, and finally a few downfalls of this methodology. This is a popular process for aligning development with customer needs. The Agile Process.

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PMP Study Notes PDF (PMBOK 6th Edition)


Additionally, a few processes have been added and a few processes will get their names changed. We have compiled together a series of study notes that will help you prepare for your upcoming PMP certifications.

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How to Unite Enterprise and Project Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

Project risk management includes the processes to identify, evaluate, develop response plans, implement responses, and monitor project risks. Here are the Project Risk Management processes : Process. PMI-Risk Management Professional Certification. .

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