Three steps to fill your PMP application

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  1. Aashish Bhargava

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    Hello,

    I'm pursuing for PMP Certification. I start filling my application on PMI website, after completing the application, I have downloaded the application from PMI website and sent to Simplilearn for Evaluation.

    I got good feedback on how to put PM experience in application. I have updated my application and submitted on PMI Website on 18th Oct.

    Today (24th Oct) at 12:02 AM, i received a mail for continuing the PMP application process and to submit payment. I have completed the payment and Bingo !!!. I received mail from PMI that application is accepted and I'm eligible to take the certification examination.

    No Audit.. So No more efforts on application side.

    In mail, They have sent PMI eligibility ID (which need to be filled while scheduling exam) along with Exam scheduling instructions which contains the link for scheduling exam (link to Prometric website). I took the Exam date i.e. last week of Nov.

    Keeping my finger crossed. Hope all will go good...

    Thanks Simplilearn team.
     
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  2. Priyamwada

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    Hi Aashish,

    Great to hear this that you don't have to through the Audit Process!
    We wish you all the best for the examination.
    Awaiting to hear the news of your success!

    Regards,
    Priyamwada Singh
     
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  3. Venkat_100

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    In the 2 part of the application.
    "Identify the organization for whom you managed this experience."
    Do we need to mention the organisation providing the service or the client to whom the service was provided?
    Can some one please clarify
     
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  4. Priyamwada

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    We have received your queries and have forwarded to our trainer.
    Kindly allow us 24- 48 hrs while we revert with an update.
     
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  5. Chandra M R(4723)

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    Dear Venkat,

    Please mention both the organisation which you belonged to.. But why do you mention it as service.. You need to capture Project experience not the service experience...!?
     
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  6. Tamish Sharma

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    Hi,

    I am a business development manager and want to apply for the PMP certification.
    Can you please give some advice how should i fill in the application form.

    Thanks and Regards
    Tamish Sharma
    +254737417834
     
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  7. Priyamwada

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    Course Title : PMP Online Training
    Institution name : Simplilearn Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
    Start Date : Month in which you started your training .
    End Date : Month in which you end your training .

    I am attaching a sample application which will help you in better understanding.
     

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  8. Priyamwada

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    Course Title : PMP Online Training
    Institution name : Simplilearn Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
    Start Date : Month in which you started your training .
    End Date : Month in which you end your training .

    I am attaching a sample application which will help you in better understanding.
     
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  11. aditi1162017

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    Hi there

    Can you help with reviewing PM experience for PMP application?
     
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  12. Priyamwada

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    Hi Aditi,

    Kindly help me with the application and we will help you with the required feedback.

    Regards,
    Priyamwada
     
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  13. Mohammad Azhar Khwaja

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    Hi,

    I have been raising the application for the PMP exam and I have some doubts. I have 2 gaps in my career of the 7.5 years of total work experience that I have. One is of 2 years when I opted for my full time MBA and second was when I took 2 months off to visit home while switching from one company to other. The entire remaing 7.5 years experience is in Project Management.

    Is there a requirement for a candidate need to have a continuous experience without any gaps? Also, can my projects overlap while submitting the application?

    Please suggest.

    Azhar
     
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  15. PRITAM HAZRA

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    I have a question here and looking forward your assistance

    I have done two similar projects in last 3.5 years in my present organization ( However project sponsor and project titles are different but project role is same). Do I need to specify both the project's details separately or I can provide only one detail adding all the working hours as a single project.

    Thanks in advance
     
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  16. tim jerome

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    If they are different projects (unique, specific start & end, specific deliverable), you'll document them as separate projects.
     
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  17. PRITAM HAZRA

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    Thanks Tim !
     
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  19. Gabriela_8

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    Question Tim - i have a project experience that spanned 26 months but consisted of multiple (100+) deployments all following the same plan in that period. i had my PMP certified coworker review my application and his concern in entering that as one project is that the distributed hours; I = 180, P= 540, etc..
    should i break this up by year or am i ok to enter it as one project?
     
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  20. _Alka7476

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    Hi Priyamvada,
    One of learning consultant has my PMP application form but he is not confirming if somebody reviewed or not.
    Can you please help?

    Thanks,
    Alka
     
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  21. tim jerome

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    Grin. It depends. Is it a single project? Is it itself unique, and with a definite start and end?

    I host meetings where one of the attendees has projects that influence a product that will last 10,000 years. Some of their projects have outlived 3 business units, and the culture of the team is richer and deeper entrenched then the supporting organizations.

    If your project has a definite start and end, and is unique, you have one. If it is easier to conceive it as a program with many similar projects, than do that. Either one will work.
     
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    I must have done around 40 odd projects ranging from 12 days to 50 days in a span of 3 years.. Could you kindly explain that while filling out the application form online in the space PROJECT TITLE can I simply put a generic title for these ? Also can I show the FROM TO as 3 years ?
     
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  24. tim jerome

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    You'll need to submit each project separately. It is painful, but required - remember, a project is just as we learned: a group of work bound by time, and unique. Simply grouping work in that manner doesn't demonstrate your understanding of the definition of a project.

    I had the same problem; I was a consultant for a couple years, and it took a lot of time - capturing initiating work for projects never approved, planning work for contracts never signed. It was painful, but demonstrates your experience.
     
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  25. Mohit Gulati

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    • You need a minimum of 3 years (36 months) of unique, non-overlapping professional project management experience.?Kindly inform me my total work experience is 9 years out of which specifically for PM it is 2 years but wrking hours and proejcts easily qualify the requirements. Kindly guide me in the same.
     
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  26. tim jerome

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    Hi, Mohit - the 3 years, 4500 represent time you spent on projects - leading and directing them. If your experience goes back a ways, PMI likes to see that - they recommend 3-8 years of this type of work.

    I recommend you document your time starting current, working back until you have the accumulated hours/months ('just enough').

    Good luck, keep us posted -
     
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  27. Vinod Patel

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    Dear Vinutha,
    As you have mentioned above project description with spilt out in different process groups, is it mandatory to describe like that way? The description or terminology is used as common to all projects. do we need to mention something very specific to the project in each process groups?
    Appreciate your kind response,
     
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  28. Mukesh Sahu

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    Hi Vinod,

    If you have worked in all the 5 process groups of projects, its recommended to provide description of all process groups. The description or terminologies may differ for different project based on your roles and tasks. I recommend you to review the Exam Content. This will provide a general description and level of detail that is preferred. Here is the link and go through tasks under it
    http://www.pmi.org/-/media/pmi/docu...ject-management-professional-exam-outline.pdf
     
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  29. Malaya Kumar Biswal

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    I have worked on multiple releases of the same product and each release is a project. Should I mention all the projects separately or one project as a whole? And do I need to mention the product name as well or just the overview in each process group?
     
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  30. Mukesh Sahu

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    Malaya, what is it that you did on the project. What were you assigned to do? If it makes sense that you were the Scrum Master, and you performed the role of Project Manager, then by all means do that.

    For multiple releases of a project, if each release was unique, then each release was a project. For instance, consider 'unique' as any add, change, modification.
     
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  32. Raghu Ram_3

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    Thank you Vinutha..
     
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  33. Puneet Anand Borkar

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    Hi... Do we need to mention ALL projects that we have worked in our career... or only that many which will fulfill the hours required?
     
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  34. tim jerome

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    Hi, Puneet - recommendation is to provide "just enough" information - 4500 hours. Recommendation is to start with most current work, and work backwards until you have met the requirement.
     
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  35. Puneet Anand Borkar

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    Thanx Tim... Also the hours to be mentioned can they be round figure approximation? Since getting the exact number is highly impossible.
     
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  36. tim jerome

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    The hours will be as close as you can estimate. PMI will look at items such as the number of hours in each process group based by your description; something that's out of context here will trigger questions.

    Also consider an estimate that is reasonable based on your reference's acceptance; if you are audited, they'll be standing for you as well. It needs to be something they're comfortable with also. Be truthful, but also have something that doesn't break the work down to the quarter or half hour.

    In these type of questions, keep in mind the code of ethics and your commitment to it -
     
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  37. Cuiwen Kuai

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    Hi Tim, some project can be complex or with a lot of activities, but only 550 characters not words are allowed to fill in, how can we describe as brief as this? Or does PMI only want to know high level tasks not the breakdowns?
     
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  38. tim jerome

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    Look to this file - it's called the Exam Content Outline for the PMP Exam (link here). This is what PMI expects from both level of detail and from general leading and directing work.

    Other threads in this community have great examples; look for the threads on top and you'll find them.
     
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  39. Cuiwen Kuai

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    Thanks a lot Tim, have 15 projects to describe, a bit frustrating...
     
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  40. Kanchan Bhogle(3854)

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    Thanks for the info. When can I get downloadable application form or do I need to fill up online and then download.
     
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