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PMP Exam Information

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The Project Management Professional (PMP) credential is a globally recognized standard of Project Management expertise.  It is earned by passing a four-hour examination composed of 200 multiple-choice questions that measure your ability to apply knowledge, skills and techniques used in project management.  The global Project Management Institute (PMI) sponsors the credential which is based on "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge" (PMBoK).  The exam is developed by groups of individuals from around the globe who hold the PMP credential and is routinely reviewed and revised to ensure the best and consistently objective assessment.  

The cost of the PMP certification exam for PMI members is $405 ($555 for non-members). PMI's fee for the first year's membership is $129. Certain education and experience requirements must be met before applying for the exam:
-   PM Experience in the last 8 years
    1) Bachelors degree: 36 months / 4,500 hours PM experience, or
    2) High School degree: 60 months / 7,500 hours PM experience
-   PM Education - 35 contact hours.
Formal documentation may be requested in an audit. Details can be found in the PMP Handbook

The Palmetto Chapter is the local Greenville South Carolina PMI chapter which sponsors the PMP Study Group, generally held in the spring and fall. Students from various metiers and companies in the area meet one evening a week for 12 weeks. Students each choose the topic(s) that they will leadĀ.  It is recommended that students chose a topic where they have less understanding, as preparation to lead the discussion is a proven learning technique. Each weekly meeting covers one chapter:
-  Understanding PMBoK and the PMP exam
-  Project Management Framework
-  Integration Management
-  Scope Management
-  Time Management
-  Cost Management
-  Quality Management
-  Human Resource Management
-  Communications Management
-  Risk Management
-  Procurement Management
-  Professional Responsibility


Wanda Peery
PMI Study Group Facilitator


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