PMI Certifications Project Management

Top Certifications in Project Management by PMI

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Project Management Institute – PMI

A little background for newbies on PMI: Project Management Institute (or simply ) PMI is the world’s largest not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession. PMI set standards for practicing Project Management (a.k.a Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) framework ) and offers are wide range of certifications that validate competency in Project Management according to PMI standards, one of the most commonly known is PMP other we will discuss below:

Project Management Certifications by PMI:

1) Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

PMI’s Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® is a valuable entry-level certification for project practitioners. Designed for those with little or no project experience, the CAPM® demonstrates your understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of effective project management.

If you’re a less experienced project practitioner looking to demonstrate your commitment to project management, improve your ability to manage larger projects and earn additional responsibility, and stand out to potential employers, the CAPM certification is right for you.

To Apply For The CAPM, You Need To Have:

A secondary degree (high school diploma or the global equivalent) and At least 1,500 hours of project experience or 23 hours of project management education by the time you sit for the exam.

Exams:

Certified Associate in Project Management has 3 exams.

  • CA0-001– Certified Associate in Project Management
  • PMI-002 – Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
  • PMI-100 – Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

2) Project Management Professional (PMP)

PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP® demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to lead and direct projects.

The PMP recognizes demonstrated competence in leading and directing project teams. If you’re an experienced project manager looking to solidify your skills, stand out to employers and maximize your earning potential, the PMP credential is the right choice for you.

To Apply For The PMP, You Need To Have Either:

A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree, or the global equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education OR A four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.

Exams:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) has 1 exam.
  • PMI-001- Project Management Professional

3) Program Management Professional (PgMP)

PMI’s Program Management Professional (PgMP)® credential recognizes the advanced experience and skill of program managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PgMP® demonstrates your proven competency to oversee multiple, related projects and their resources to achieve strategic business goals.

If you’re a program manager looking to demonstrate a proven ability to manage complex, multiple projects and align results to organizational goals; increase your visibility and value with your organization; and separate yourself in the eyes of employers, the PgMP credential is for you.

To Apply For The PgMP, You Need To Have Either:

A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree, or the global equivalent), with at least four years (6,000 hours) of project management experience and seven years (10,500 hours) of program management experience OR A four year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent), with at least four years (6,000 hours) of project management experience and four years (6,000 hours) of program management experience.

Exams:

  • Program Management Professional (PgMP) has just 1 exam.

4) Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)SM

PMI’s Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)SMcredential recognizes the advanced experience and skill of portfolio managers. The PfMPSM demonstrates your proven ability in the coordinated management of one or more portfolios to achieve organizational objectives.

If you’re a portfolio manager looking to demonstrate a proven ability to manage and align a portfolio of projects and programs to realize organizational strategy and objectives; increase your visibility and value with your organization; and separate yourself in the eyes of employers, the PfMP credential is right for you.

To Apply For The (PfMP)SM, You Need To Have Either:

A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree, or the global equivalent), with at least seven years (10,500 hours) of portfolio management experience within the past 15 consecutive years
OR A four year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent), with at least four years (6,000 hours) of portfolio management experience within the past 15 consecutive years AND Since portfolio management focuses on strategic investment matters and high level organizational decisions, it is pertinent to have a foundation of professional business experience. All applicants must possess a minimum of eight years (96 months) of professional business experience.

Exam:

  • Portfolio Management Professional has 1 exam.(PfMPsm)

5) PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

The PMI-ACP recognizes knowledge of agile principles, practices and tools and techniques across agile methodologies.

If you already use agile practices or your organization is adopting agile methods, earning the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification will demonstrate your knowledge of and commitment to this rapidly growing approach to project management.

To Apply For The PMI-ACP, You Need To Meet The Following Requirements:

i) General Project Experience:

  • 2,000 hours working on project teams
  • These hours must be earned within the last 5 years
  • Active PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement

ii) Agile Project Experience:

  • 1500 hours working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies
  • These hours are in addition to the 2,000 hours required in “general project experience”
  • These hours must be earned within the last 3 years

ii) Training in Agile Practices:

  • 21 contact hours
  • Hours must be earned in agile practices

iv) Examination:

  • Tests knowledge of agile fundamentals

Exam:

  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) has also 1 exam.
  • PMI-200 – PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

6) PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)

PMI’s Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)® credential is a solution to project management’s increasing growth, complexity and diversity. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMI-RMP® fills the need for a specialist role in project risk management.

The risk management specialist role on project teams is becoming more important to an organization’s success. Be an asset to your organization. Hone your basic project management skills and showcase your specialized expertise in minimizing risk to employers with the PMI-RMP credential.

To Apply For The (PMI-RMP), You Need To Have:

A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree, or the global equivalent), with at least 4,500 hours of project risk management experience and 40 hours of project risk management education OR A four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent), with at least 3,000 hours of project risk management experience and 30 hours of project risk management education.

Exam:

  • PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) has 1 exam.
  • PMI-RMP – PMI Risk Management Professional

7) PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)

PMI’s Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® credential is a solution to project management’s increasing growth, complexity and diversity. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMI-SP® fills the need for a specialist role in project scheduling.

The PMI-SP demonstrates skill and competence in the specialized area of project scheduling. The scheduling specialist role on your project teams is becoming more important to an organization’s success. Be an asset to your organization. Hone your basic project management skills and showcase your specialized expertise in scheduling to employers with the PMI-SP credential.

To Apply For The (PMI-SP)® , You Need To Have:

A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree, or the global equivalent) with at least 5,000 hours of project scheduling experience and 40 hours of project scheduling education OR A four-year degree (bachelor’s or the global equivalent), with at least 3,500 hours of project scheduling experience and 30 hours of project scheduling education.

Exam:

  • PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) has 1 exam.
  • PMI-SP – PMI Scheduling Professional

8) OPM3® Professional Certification

Our OPM3 Professional Certification recognizes your experience with, and practical knowledge of, organization project management and project management maturity. It demonstrates unparalleled expertise in organization project management, and well prepares you to work as an OPM3 expert at your organization — or work as an OPM3 consultant.

Project and program practitioners who want to want to become internal OPM3 experts and help their organizations maximize their maturity — or practitioners who want to become independent OPM3 certified consultants.

To become A OPM3, You need:

To become OPM3 certified, you must have a minimum level of project management education and experience, consulting experience and OPM3 experience. You must also complete two OPM3 certification courses.

Exam:

  • OPM3® Professional Certification has 1 exam.

Preparation:

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