PMI®’s top 8 project management certifications. (Part 1)

PMI®, short for Project Management Institute, founded in 1969, to "foster recognition of the need for professionalism in project management; and to provide guidelines for instruction and career development in the field of project management". According to PMI Today® Sep 2019, up to now, has 575,955 members in 211 countries and territories all over the world, there have also been 6,479,487 in total number of copies of the PMBOK® Guide of all editions, which includes PMI®-publish translations. Aside from PMP®, PMI® also offers a large number of certifications in every phase of one’s career. This article will be focusing on discussing 8 certificates that PMI® has provided.

1. PMP® – Project Management Professional

What is PMP®? 

PMP® is considered the gold standard in project management certification, it is also approved by various organizations worldwide. Owning a PMP® certification is a solid proof for an experienced project manager since the test cover almost everything you need to prove both your knowledge and skills in managing not only projects, but also the “triple constraint”: time, cost, and scope. 

Who should take the PMP® certification? 

A person who is working in the project management field definitely should take the PMP® certification. 

What is the test like?

The test will include 200 questions in two hours.

How to maintain PMP® certification? 

For PMP® renewal, 60 PDUs need to be submitted every three years. 

2. PgMP® – Program Management Professional

What is PgMP®? 

PgMP® is designed for Program Manager; it helps professionals increase their visibility and value within the organization and to make them stand out in the crowd. It also increases their chances of landing a better remuneration.

What is the PgMP® test like?

PgMP® test includes 170 questions, you will have to answer them in 4 hours.

What are the prerequisites of PgMP®?

Candidates must have a Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent), 6,000 hours of project management experience, not to mention 10,500 hours of program management experience. Or candidates could also have a Four-year degree, 6,000 hours of project management experience and 6,000 hours of program management experience.

How to maintain PgMP® certification?

In order to maintain PgMP®, certificate holders should earn 60 PDUs every three years.

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