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Tips on Applying for and Passing the PMP® or CAPM® Exam – Part I – Introduction (#1 in the series Tips on Applying for and Passing the PMP® or CAPM® Exam)
By Vicki Wrona, PMP – Global Knowledge Instructor

Introduction

The Project Management Institute’s (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is hot right now, and the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is growing in popularity as well. With just over 212,000 Project Managers worldwide (as of October 2006) having received the prestigious PMP certification, the field is growing. The number of Project Managers getting certified is growing every year, as more companies than ever are requesting, and in some cases requiring, their Project Managers to become certified. With the current economic environment, certification helps Project Managers differentiate themselves from their co-workers or other job applicants. Having a certification also lends credibility to the Project Manager, ensuring the client or organization that the fundamentals of successful project management are understood. As organizations become more sophisticated in their application of Project Management (PM) principles, more consistent and successful processes are desired. To implement these processes, organizations are relying more heavily on certification for their Project Managers as well as creating Project Management Offices, where individuals are often required to become certified.

This series discusses the following:

  • The application process to apply to take either the PMP or CAPM exam
  • Tips to make the application process less arduous
  • The make-up of the exam questions
  • Tips for successfully passing the exam
  • Requirements to maintain certification

Vicki Wrona, PMP, has been managing projects and mentoring project managers for the past 18 years in both the private and public sectors, in manufacturing, service, and IT. Over the past 7 years, she has personally trained over 3,100 people through Global Knowledge. She is the President of Forward Momentum, LLC, an 8(a) company.

This article was originally published in Global Knowledge’s Business Brief e-newsletter. Global Knowledge delivers comprehensive hands-on project management, business process, and professional skills training. Visit our online Knowledge Center at www.globalknowledge.com/business for free white papers, webinars, and more.

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