Q: What is PMI and how is it related to the PMP certification?
A: PMI is the world’s largest not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession. PMI’s professional resources and research empower more than 700,000 members, credential holders and volunteers in nearly every country in the world. PMI is the apex certification body for the PMP Credential
Q: What are the eligibility requirements for the PMP exam?
A: The following are the basic eligibility criteria for the PMP Certification
Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or global equivalent). And, 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*. And 35 contact hours of formal education.
Four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or global equivalent). 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*. And, 35 contact hours of formal education.
*Leading and directing the project as identified with the tasks, knowledge, and skills specific in the Project Management Professional Examination Content Outline.
You should have experience in all five process groups across all your project management experience submitted on the application. However, on a single project, you do not need to have experience in all five process groups.
All project management experience must have been accrued within the last eight consecutive years prior to your application submission
Q: What is the format of the PMP Certification Exam?
A: The PMP Certification exam is typically conducted in the Computer-based testing (CBT) mode at Prometric CBT centers located across the world. The exam is of a 4-hour duration and consists of 200 multiple-choice questions. Of these 200 questions, 175 questions are scored and considered towards final score calculation, while the remaining 25 questions are pretest questions that are not scored.
The following shows the breakup of questions by domain in the PMP Examination
Domain Percentage of Questions
- Initiation 13%
- Planning 24%
- Executing 30%
- Monitoring and Controlling 25%
- Closing 8%
- Total 100%
Q: What is the cost of appearing for a PMP Certification Exam?
A: The cost of the PMP Certification exam in the Computer-based testing mode is as follows
PMI Member Status USD Fee
- Non-member USD 555
- Member USD 405
Also, the membership fee for PMI is USD 129 (plus USD 10 as application fee) for Individual membership. This means that you can save USD 11 by becoming a PMI Individual Member first and then applying for the PMP certification exam. Please note that all payments can be made via Credit Card, Check, Money Order or Wire Transfer
Q: What is a PMI R.E.P. And why should I attend training at an R.E.P.?
A: A PMI REP or Registered Education provider is an organization that has undergone s stringent review of the quality of the training delivery by PMI and has been recognized by PMI to assign pre-approved professional development units or PDUs to PMP credential holders. You should attend training programs at PMI R.E.P.s as this assures you of the quality of the training delivery and gives you a learning experience that is in line with the coverage of the actual PMP exam. Please note that Nexus Academy is a global REP of PMI with the PMI REP ID as 2744.
Q: What is PMBoK?
A: PMBoK or Project Management Body of Knowledge is a collection of processes and knowledge areas that are accepted as best practices for Project Management across the world. This is essentially the sum of knowledge within the discipline of Project Management as maintained by PMI. The current version of the PMBoK is the PMBoK 5.
Q: Where can I find more information on PMP?
A: You can check out the PMI official site at www.pmi.org for information related to the PMP credential. You can also check out the PMP Handbook at this link for more information.