How C5T Can Help You and Your PMP® Exam Preparations
C5T supports our PMP® students throughout their entire journey to becoming Project Managers
Before Signing Up
When thinking about enrolling in C5T’s PMP® Boot Camp, it’s important to consider the experience you have had in project management. All prospective students will need to make sure they meet PMI®’s minimum requirements before signing up for the exam. This includes a high school diploma, Associate’s degree, four-year degree, or a degree from a PMI® Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Program. All prospective students will need to document 24-60 months of leading projects within the past eight years, including the name of the project, the type of work performed, and references for each project. The last step is the 35 contact hours in C5T’s PMP® Boot Camp for which you will receive a certificate upon completion of the course. Once these items are gathered and completed, the PMI certification application process may begin!
From the PMI® home page, navigate to the Project Management Professional (PMP)® page from the Certifications menu option. Either create an account or login to your PMI® account to continue signing up for the exam. The first step of the application process will be to enter your academic achievements. It will ask for your highest level of education, the years you earned the degree, the country and name of the institution, as well as your field of study. The professional education section is referring to the 35 contact hours you earned at C5T’s PMP® Boot Camp, listing our provider name and course dates. You must have completed the entire course before applying, as the system does not allow future dates. The form will automatically default to the current month and year of the system you are applying on.
The Experience section of the application is referring to the projects you led and the roles you fulfilled on those projects in the last eight years. Projects may be worked simultaneously, but overlapping months will only be counted once. It is wise to track all activities you have participated in on all projects, which can provide additional experience in leading different phases of projects. Start with your most recent job, entering the project name, the organization you worked for, and your job title for the project. The form continues with the functional reporting area, the organization’s primary focus, the project management approach/methodology taken, the team size, the project budget, and project start and end dates. The last piece of the puzzle is writing a high-level description of the project activities you led, including the project objective, outcome, your specific role and responsibilities, and any deliverables associated with the project. Most responses range from 200-500 words, with a 100-word minimum (for reference, this article is about 730 words). The sum of your project descriptions should show you led the 5 phases of a project: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing. Use this document to help you have all project information in one place before applying.
Exam Location and Preparation
To find a location close to you, you will need to enter your personal address. This will help find the closest in-person locations able to proctor the exam for you. Alternatively, there are options for online exams, proctored through PearsonVue. Requirements for PearsonVue should be reviewed before selecting this option, as there are requirements for the environment of the tester. Upon submission, the application will be sent for review and a potential audit. You may be asked to provide a copy of your degree, the verification of your project experience signed by a supervisor, or the certificate of the 35 contact hours. Once your application is approved, you can pay the exam fee and schedule your exam. You have 1 year from application approval to take the exam and have 3 chances to pass.
What Happens Next?
Now that you are signed up for the exam, it’s time to study! C5T provides our students with study guides, hundreds of practice test questions, a study plan, and support for our students as they prepare to move forward. We strive to prepare students to pass the exam on the first try, ensuring they feel supported throughout the entire process. Our instructors and staff are available after class concludes to answer questions or clarify topics our students are less familiar with.
Sign up for C5T’s PMP® Boot Camp today!
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