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Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from PMI

Overview of Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Professional (PMP) is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers.

One can find PMPs leading projects in almost every country unlike other certifications which focus on certain geographies or domains. This makes PMP®  certification truly global. With PMP, you virtually can work in  any industry, with any methodology and in any location.

It can also provide a significant advantage when it comes to salary and earning potential. Among survey respondents to PMI’s Earning Power Salary Survey, those with this certification garner a higher salary (20% higher on average) than those without this certification.*

Employers benefit as well. When more than one-third of their project managers are PMP-certified, organizations complete more of their projects on time, on budget and meeting original goals. (Pulse of the Profession® study, PMI, 2015.)

The PMP signifies that you speak and understand the global language of project management and connects you to a community of professionals, organizations and experts worldwide. Become a PMP and become a project hero.

*Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey Ninth Edition

Who Should Apply?

It is for experienced project manager responsible for all aspects of  the project delivery, directing and leading the cross-functional teams.


  • Secondary degree (diploma, associate degree, or global equivalent)
  • 7,500 hrs. of leading and directing projects
  • 35 hrs of project management training


  • 4 year degree
  • 4500 hrs. of leading and directing projects
  • 35 hrs. of project management training

Exam Pattern

  • Certification exam has 200 multiple choice questions and three and half (3.5) hours are allotted to complete it.

Continue Holding Credential

  • To continuing holding your credential, you have to earn 60 professional development units (PDUs) in project management topics every 3 years.

Exam Price

PMI Member: US$405.00
PMI Non-member: US$555.00

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PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) – Great way to demostrate your Agility

Project Management Institute (PMI)’s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) credential helps the agile project management professionals to demonstrate to their employers that they have the required level of professionalism and activism in Agile Practices of project management.


While Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Scrum Certified Professional (SCP) certifications cover Scrum Methodology in Agile, ACP covers principles, practices and tools and techniques across agile methodologies that include Scrum, kanban, XP, lean, DSDM, TDD, ATDD and more.

Various tasks executed by the Agile project practitioners during the course of project execution are categorized into six major domains of practice as per ACP certification course. These domains are:

  •  Value Driven Delivery: Domain I
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Domain II
  • Boosting Team Performance Practices: Domain III
  • Adaptive Planning: Domain IV
  • Problem Detection and Resolution: Domain V
  • Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People): Domain VI

Experience Required:
. ACP requires 2000 hrs Project Experience, 1500 hrs Agile . Experience (non-overlapping) and 21 hrs Agile Training.

Training Requirement:
It also requires agile training for 21 hours. These 21 hours are equivalent of 21 PDUs.

Certification Cycle:
ACP credential holder must maintain Credential in 3 year cycles. ACP credential holder needs to earn 30 PDUs in agile project management per three-year cycle.

Exam Fess:
. Member Computer based: $335
. Non-Member computer based: $435
. Member paper based: $270
. Non-Member paper based: $370

So guys get certified in PMI-ACP soon.

For more articles on project management, please visit our Project Management Section.