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PMP Frequently Asked Questions

PMP (Project Management Professional) certification is a globally recognized professional certification offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) that validates an individual's knowledge and experience in project management.

The certification is designed for experienced project managers who are looking to demonstrate their proficiency and expertise in project management best practices. To be eligible for the PMP exam, an individual must have a four-year degree (or equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects, and 35 hours of project management education. Alternatively, an individual without a degree must have at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects, and 35 hours of project management education.

1. Why Project Management Professional (PMP)®


Project Management is one of the most important skills in today’s time. Trillions of dollars are getting invested every year on new projects in every sector including infrastructure, telecom, IT, pharmaceutical, automotive and many more.

  • More than 2 million project management jobs need to be filled up each year until 2027 as per new research. 

  • As per CIO magazine, Project Management Professional (PMP)® is the top global certification examination for project managers. 

  • Median salary of certified project managers is 25% more than their peers 

  • There are more than 1.2 million certified PMP ® currently

  • Employers believe PMP certified managers are better equipped with the necessary knowledge and experience on project management


2. Prerequisites for PMP certification Examination

How much Project Experience:

  • 36 months of project management experience/activities  for Bachelor’s degree holder

  • 60 months of project management experience/activities for  High School/Diploma holder

  • Project Management Education:

  • 35 hours of project management education

  • PMP Examination Fee 

  • USD 555 to be paid to PMI – For Non-PMI Member

  • USD 405 to be paid to PMI – For PMI Member

  • USD 129 to be paid to PMI – For PMI Membership


3. PMP Examination Format

  • How many questions in PMP Exam - PMP certification exam contains 180 MCQ questions

  • What is the duration of PMP Exam - Total of 230 minutes to complete the examination

  • How is the marking  in PMP Exam - No negative marking, 1 point for each correct answer

  • Which project competencies are covered in PMP Exam - Questions cover project management topics in below 3 domains

    • People (Power Skills)

    • Process  (Ways of working)

    • Business Environment (Business acumen)

  • Which project methodologies are covered in PMP Exam - PMP examination covers: 

    • waterfall, 

    • agile and 

    • hybrid approach of project management

4.PMP Certification Examination Preparation Training Program

PMP certification examination is based on PMP examination content outline (ECO) published by PMI. PMP examination is a very comprehensive examination covering width of topics on project management. Our well-designed examination preparation training program goes a long way in preparing the candidates with confidence and better success. 

Our PMP examination preparation program covers all the topics as per the PMP Examination Content Outline and contains the following 6 major modules:

  1. Business Environment (Business Environment Domain)

  2. Starting the project (Process and People Domain)

  3. Plan the project  (Process Domain)

  4. Execute the project and Lead the team  (Process & People Domain)

  5. Monitor Project Performance and Support the team  (People and Process Domain)

  6. Close the project or phase

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