Any prerequites to get PMP Certified?

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  1. Alex Raxton

    Alex Raxton New Member

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    I am planning to take up PMP in 2015. Are there any prerequisites to get PMP certified? If yes, can anyone help me out with them?
     
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  2. Bernadette Underwood

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    Hi Alex,

    Here are the prerequisites to take PMP Certification exam:

    For PMP Certification exam, you need to have a secondary degree with minimum five years/60 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 7,500 hours were spent leading and directing the project
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    Four-year degree with minimum three years/36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 4,500 hours were spent leading and directing the project.

    Also the 35 Contact Hours Certificate which is mandatory in both the cases.
     
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  3. Delbert Murphy

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    Documenting the hours you were leading and directing projects is not always as easy as it sounds, especially if your employer did not term your job as 'project manager'. The good news is how many people lead projects even without hte project manager title. So long as you have documented proof of your involvement leading projects, then this should qualify, assuming you meet the total hours required and educational requirements.
     
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  4. Carson

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    As you might already know, the PMP exam changes this year in November 2015. So if you are already well versed in PMBOK and feel confident with your mock exam scores, you might want to go ahead and test before that time as new content will be added that might make the exam more challenging to pass.
     
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