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While we are used to thinking of ICAN for an Accountant, companies today are doing the same for the Project Manager with a PMP Certification. The PMP Certification is a way that many employers are setting a minimum entry standard for their Project Managers or Technical Leaders.
Project Management, in today's Nigeria, has grown simultaneously with entrepreneurship, birth, growth and sustainability of organizations. It is fast becoming one of the most sought-after workplace skills by corporate bodies and newly emerging entrepreneurs.
Businesses are now becoming more project-focused and are clamoring for discipline, standardization and effectiveness in the management of their projects.
If you are trying to compete for a job in project management skills, you are competing against PMPs.
It has also been said that the technically disciplined Project Manager is the hardest skill set to find. If you are a great technical person, and can enhance your project management skill the project management way, you will definitely stand out over competition, whether for job security, promotion or a new job.
You will learn methodologies for working with project teams formed across traditional, functional and organizational boundaries. It teaches how to apply the methods and principles of project management.
It will help in correcting common mistakes in estimating project cost and time schedules so that deadlines can be set and met.
You will learn how to predict customer needs and hence, face competition in a better way.
It will help you to overcome difficulties that Project Managers often face due to the complex nature of projects, high risks of failure involved and long term planning processes.
It will help to create an environment of quality consciousness in the organization.
PMI has a requirement of a minimum of 35 contact hours of project management training before taking the exam. As a PMI Education Provider our course fits the criteria for these contact hours. The training also provides a proven roadmap to PMP exam success that self study groups do not.
“Experience doesn't equate to PMP success. Remember, the PMP exam is geared for persons with at least 3 years experience of working on projects. PMI has a standard way of looking at things that not every company takes the time to implement. The PMBOK Guide is rather thin in breaking down a lot of these areas.” - Tony Johnson
There's a certification for those new to project management; it's the CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management). This is an entry level into the project management field.
“It's not an easy exam. 200 and 150 questions, 4 and 3 hours for the PMP and CAPM respectively, 9 knowledge areas, 5 process areas, framework, professional and social responsibilities, calculations, situational questions, who fixes what, etc. We teach you to break down the question formats, learn to apply the formulas, and attack the exam, instead of it attacking you. This is not an easy exam, but just like training is required for the Tout De France, we can prepare you for PMP exam success.” - Tony Johnson
“Locations can be seen at http://www.prometric.com/. We recommend a smaller test center (if you have an option) as they are a bit quieter and have less people coming and going from the room you are testing in. Unlike some exams that have fixed dates, the PMP exam is offered whenever you can schedule it. You will receive an approval letter from PMI to take the exam. It will have your authorization number on it, and you will need this to schedule the test. You will have one year from the date on the letter to take the exam.” - Tony Johnson
You will know if you have passed the exam before you leave the workstation at the test center where you are taking the test. You will be given a report with your score on the exam before you leave the test center. Within one month you should receive the supporting documents from PMI in the mail.
The methodology we teach is based on the PMBOK (Project Management Body Of Knowledge) by PMI. The PMP/CAPM Certifications are exclusive to PMI only.
The classes we hold are for both PMP and CAPM. You don't need a separate CAPM class to prepare you for CAPM exam.
The PMP certification is not limited to a particular field. You can get certified irrespective of the degree you hold.
No. you don't have to be a member to write the exam. PMI membership is optional.
The course duration is 35 hours which is broken down into 4 days.
Membership registration is $129 for individuals & $75 for students.
The CAPM exam is $300 for non PMI members and $225 for PMI members.
The PMP exam is $555 for non PMI members and $405 for PMI members.
Payment for membership and exam registrations are made on the PMI website with your credit card.
No. you start the application process after the training.