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Project management certifications can massively help you advance in your career. JK Michaels with over 20 years in project management certification will guide you in the importance of project management certifications in today’s time and age and the different types of project management certification

PROJECT MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATIONS

Project Management Certification
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N250,000
Program Management Professional (PgMP)® certification signifies that a person has advanced experience beyond the skills needed to manage individual...
Intermediate
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N250,000
Project Management Certification
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PMI-RMP® Certification Training will enable you to master risk management techniques and an organised and objective way to deal with project uncert...
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Agile Project Management
2 DAYS
N180,000
Scaled Scrum Master Certified (SSMC) Large projects necessitate the collaboration of several Scrum Teams. The Chief Scrum Master is in charge of ma...
Intermediate
2 DAYS
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N180,000
Agile Project Management
2 DAYS
N180,000
Product Owner represents the stakeholder community's interests to the Scrum Team. The Product Owner is in charge of interacting with the functional...
Intermediate
2 DAYS
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N180,000
Agile Project Management
2 DAYS
N180,000
Scrum Master Certified (SMC™) professionals have a practical, working knowledge of Scrum that equips them to implement and work in a Scrum environm...
Intermediate
2 DAYS
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N180,000
Agile Project Management
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SCRUM Fundamental Certification Training (SFCTM) is a method for systematically identifying and eliminating flaws in all processes, products, and s...
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Industry Specific Project Management
3 DAYS
N650,000
Engineers that specialize in planning are in high demand in a variety of fields.  At JK Michaels, we assist planners in honing their skills in the ...
Intermediate
3 DAYS
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N650,000
Project Management Skills
3 DAYS
N180,000
Information technology project management training will equip delegates with the techniques to master all the elements and challenges that go into ...
Intermediate
3 DAYS
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N180,000
Industry Specific Project Management
3 DAYS
N250,000
Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) program is the leading credential for certifying the knowledge, skills and abilities of m...
Intermediate
3 DAYS
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N250,000
Project Management Skills
3 DAYS
N180,000
Value Engineering training course (VE) will equip delegates with an explicit set of disciplined procedures designed to seek out optimum value for b...
Intermediate
3 DAYS
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N180,000
Industry Specific Project Management
2 DAYS
N75,000
Event management training will equip delegates with the skill of effective planning and the ability to prepare effectively, provide for contingenci...
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Industry Specific Project Management
3 DAYS
N180,000
Oil and Gas Project management training at JK Michaels will equip delegates with the tools and techniques needed to deliver a successful oil and g...
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PROJECT MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATIONS

Project Management Certification

Project management certifications not only improve your employability,international marketability, but they also get to helm better projects in the future.

About 97% of organizations believe that good knowledge of project management is critical to organizational success. Unfortunately, barely over half of the project managers are certified and skilled in their tenure and career in the project management domain.

Whether you are a veteran or a newbie trying to climb up the ladder,there’s a project management certification for you.

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FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

So what is Project?

Projects are most often unique endeavors that have not been attempted before and might never be attempted again. Projects have specific start and end dates. In some cases, projects may be very similar or identical and repetitive in nature, but those situations would be an exception rather than the norm. Because of the uniqueness of projects and their associated activities, estimating the work required to complete the project may be very difficult and the resulting estimates may not be very reliable.

This may create a number of problems and challenges for the functional manager.

Projects have constraints or limitations. Typical constraints include time frames with predetermined milestones, financial limitations, and limitations regarding quality as identified in the specifications. Another typical constraint maybe the tolerance for risk and the amount of risk that the project team or owner can accept. There may also be limitations on the quality and skill levels of the resources needed to accomplish the tasks.

 

Projects consume resources. Resources are defined as human — people providing the labour and support; and nonhuman — equipment, facilities, and money, for example.

 

Projects are also considered to be multifunctional, which means that projects are integrated and cut across multiple functional areas and business entities. One of the primary roles of the project manager is to manage the integration of project activities. The larger the project, and the greater the number of boundaries to be crossed, the more complex the integration becomes.

At any Stage of your Career PMI have a certification for you.

PMI professional certification ensures that you're ready to meet the expectations of projects and companies around the world in an increasingly projectized environment.

Our certificates, developed by practitioners for practitioners, are based on rigorous criteria and continuing research to address the real-world demands of businesses. You can operate in practically any industry, anywhere in the world, and with any project management methodology if you have a PMI certification.

PMI offers a certification for you no matter where you are in your career.

PMP -PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential is the world's most well-known project management qualification. Predictive, agile, and hybrid approaches are now included in the PMP® certification, displaying project leadership expertise and experience in any operational mode. It helps companies identify the people they need to work smarter and increase performance, and it enables project managers advance their careers in a variety of industries.

Take the PMP® credential exams at your leisure, either at home or in the office. Learn more about the proctored examination as well as how to study for it
What is the purpose of the PMP?
The PMP is beneficial. The PMP is the top project management certification in North America, according to CIO magazine, since it proves that you have the exact abilities that companies need, as well as a commitment to excellence and the ability to perform at the highest levels.
The PMP has advantages. In North America, the median income for project managers is 25% greater than for non-project managers.
The PMP validates that you really are a more capable worker. It demonstrates that you have the ability to improve your organization's impact in the office and around the world by driving business success.

How to Obtain a PMP
It takes commitment to earn your PMP Certification, which is why it is so valuable. Have you ever managed a successful project in the real world? You've finished the most tough part of the game. Before applying, make sure you meet the following PMP Qualification standards:

A four-year degree
36 months of project management CAPM® certification or 35 hours of project management education/training
A high National diploma or an associate's degree (HND )
CAPM® Certification in managing projects for 60 months or 35 contact hours of project management training

What exactly is the PMP?
According to studies, employers will have to fill roughly 2.2 million new project-oriented tasks each year through 2027. Project managers with suitable experience are in great demand as a result. The PMP certification was developed by project managers for project managers, and it confirms that you are one of the best—extremely knowledgeable in the following areas:

People: stressing the soft skills required to lead a project team effectively in today's changing climate.
Process:Reiterating the basic functionalities of project management success
Projects and Organizational Strategy: showing the link between projects and organizational strategy.
PMP certification demonstrates that you possess the project management skills that businesses need. The redesigned PMP includes three primary approaches:
Predictive analytics (waterfall)
Agile \sHybrid
Get a head start on your competitors. Demonstrate that you are a more productive employee. Make your fantasies a reality. Get your PMP certification now.

CERTIFIED ASSOCIATE IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

CAPM® certification verifies that you are familiar with the core concepts, vocabulary, and practices of project management.
Regardless of your professional level, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® is a valuable resource that will set you apart in the job market and boost your credibility and effectiveness working with project teams.

Organizations with established practices, according to our 2015 Pulse of the Profession® report, generate better results.
You'll stand out to employers and be ready to move forward since the CAPM® confirms your mastery of the profession's premier global standard.
Project management is a field that is fast growing in popularity. Employers would need to fill approximately 2.2 million additional project-oriented responsibilities each year through 2027, according to surveys. You'll already be on your path to success with the CAPM.

Who Is Eligible to Submit an Application?
If you want to manage larger projects and gain more responsibility, or if you want to add project management abilities to your current employment, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is for you.

Who Should Submit an Application
If you want to manage larger projects and gain more responsibility, or if you want to add project management abilities to your current employment, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is for you.

Obtaining and Maintaining Your CAPM
The certification exam consists of 150 questions, and you have three hours to finish it.
CAPM holders must earn 15 PDUs every three years to maintain their certification. Determine the PDU's precise specifications.
Members:$225.00 Non-members:$300.00

Prerequisites
Secondary education (a high school diploma, an associate's degree, or an international equivalent)
You should have finished 23 hours of project management training by the time you sit for the exam.
This educational requirement is met by taking our Project Management Basics online course.

PMI -Professional in Business Analysis

Business analysis has become a critical project management skill. While opportunities for BAs are improving, becoming certified as a business analysis (BA) expert can help you advance your career.

Inaccuracy in requirements collecting is consistently one of the top three causes of project failure, according to our Pulse of the Profession® research, but only half of firms have the resources in place to undertake this task properly.

It's time for you to earn your certification and become the expert your employer requires. If you collaborate with stakeholders to develop requirements, influence project outputs, and drive intended business objectives, the PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)® will showcase your significant skills.
Who should apply for a position?

The PMI-PBA® certification is for you if you work with project teams and manage requirements or product development, or if you're a project or program manager who performs business analysis as part of your job.

Obtain and Maintain Your PMI-PBA Certification

There are 200 multiple-choice questions in the certification exam, and you have four hours to complete it.

Every three years, you must gain 60 professional development units (PDUs) in business analysis areas in order to keep your PMI-PBA.

Prerequisites

Secondary education (e.g., a high school diploma or an associate's degree)

60 months of experience in business analysis

35 contact hours of business analysis education

OR

It is necessary to have a bachelor's degree or its regional and global equivalent.

36 months of experience in business analysis

35 contact hours of business analysis education
Exam Charges

$405.00 for a member

$555.00 for non-members

 

As a program manager, you're a senior-level executive charged with promoting your company's strategic objectives.
You coordinate the management of various, connected projects, resulting in benefits that would not be possible if the projects were managed independently.


Your ability to lead is crucial. According to our 2015 Pulse of the Profession® research, an organization's projects are considerably more effective with program management maturity than without it - 76 percent vs 54 percent. The Program Management Professional (PgMP)® designation is a visible indicator of advanced expertise and skill, and it gives you a significant advantage in the job market.

Who Should Submit an Application?

You're a potential PgMP if you've demonstrated the capacity to manage several, linked projects and traverse complicated operations that transcend functions, organizations, locations, or cultures, while also aligning results with company goals.



How to Get and Keep Your PgMP

Panel review is the first stage of evaluation.

There are 170 multiple-choice questions on the certification exam, and you have four hours to complete it.

Professionals from any department or organization looking to eliminate waste, reduce costs, and increase product and process successes – including engineering, operations, manufacturing, finance and accounting, purchasing, and general management.

  • Project Managers
  • IT Managers/Directors
  • Outsourcing Professionals
  • QA Managers/Directors
  • Application Development Managers/Directors
  • Business Analysts
  • Systems Analysts
  • Systems Architect
  • Business Owners,
  • Accountants
  • HR
  • Procurement Managers
  • Business development
  • Doctors
  • Educationist
  • Bankers
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Process improvement professionals
  • Consultants

Professional Certificate in Google Project Management Certification
Begin your journey toward a project management career. You'll gain in-demand skills that will get you job-ready in less than six months if you enroll in this program. There are no prerequisites for this training, such as a degree or prior experience.


WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?


  • Learn how to excel in an entry-level project management career by immersing yourself in the techniques and abilities required.



    Learn how to develop useful project documentation and artifacts at all stages of the project.



    Learn the fundamentals of Agile project management, focusing on executing Scrum events, creating Scrum artifacts, and comprehending Scrum roles.



    You may practice strategic communication, problem-solving, and stakeholder management using real-world scenarios.
    WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE?
    Prepare for a new job in the high-growth profession of project management, even if you don't have any prior experience or a degree. Get professional training from Google and put yourself on the fast track to a high-paying job.
    There are 475,100 project management job openings in the United States, with an average entry-level income of $59,000. ¹



    Problem-solving skill comes naturally to project managers. They design the strategy and provide direction to teammates, as well as handle changes, risks, and stakeholders.



    Gain in-demand skills that will prepare you for an entry-level career over the course of six courses. Learn from Google employees whose project management backgrounds acted as springboards for their own careers. You can finish in less than six months if you work less than ten hours per week.



    After completing the course, you'll be able to apply for positions with Google and over 130 other companies in the United States, including Walmart, Best Buy, and Astreya.



    This program provides over 100 hours of project management education, which will help you prepare for Project Management Institute certifications such as the world acclaimed Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®.



    Within six months, 82 percent of Google Career Certificate graduates report a good career outcome such as a new job, promotion, or raise.



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    Project on Applied Learning

    This curriculum includes over 140 hours of training and hundreds of practice-based assessments to help you recreate real-world project management scenarios that are critical for career success.


    The content is extremely interactive and was created entirely by Google workers with decades of program and project management experience.



    Creating risk management strategies; understanding process improvement techniques; managing escalations, team dynamics, and stakeholders are just a few of the skills you'll learn. Creating budgets and navigating procurement are two things I'm good at. Project management software, tools, and templates are used; Using Agile project management techniques, with a focus on Scrum.



    You'll learn how to start, plan, and run both traditional and Agile projects using a combination of videos, assessments, and hands-on activities. You'll create a toolbox to show that you understand important project management concepts including scheduling, budgeting, and leading a team.


.WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF A PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE?
Develop the abilities you'll need to succeed in your job search..


Professional Certificates on Coursera can help you prepare for a new job or shift careers, whether you're looking to start a new career or switch careers. You can learn at your own pace, whenever and whenever it is most convenient for you. Enroll today and receive a free 7-day trial to try out a new career path. You can pause your studies or cancel your subscription at any moment.






Projects that you can finish by yourself



Create a portfolio that showcases your job readiness to prospective employers by applying your skills to real-world situations. To receive your Certificate, you must finish the project satisfactorily (s).







Obtain a Professional Credential



You'll receive a Certificate to share with your professional network once you've completed all of the program's courses, as well as access to career support tools to help you get started in your new employment. Many Professional Certificates have hiring partners who accept them, and others can help you prepare for a certification exam. Extra information can be obtained on the specific Professional Certificate websites, if applicable.



THE FOUNDATION OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

This is the first in a six-part series aimed at equipping you with the skills you'll need to apply for entry-level project management jobs. Because they lead, plan, and implement significant initiatives, project managers are critical to their organizations' success. You'll learn basic project management terminology and have a better understanding of a project manager's role and responsibilities in this course. We'll also show you what types of jobs you might be able to get after you complete this program. Throughout the program, you'll learn from current Google project managers, who can provide you with a multi-faceted educational experience that will help you enhance your skills for on-the-job application.







Learners should be prepared to apply for entry-level project management roles after completing this program.For this training, there are no criteria.



You would be able to demonstrate the following ability after completing this course:



- Explain what project management is and what a project is.



- Investigate the diverse roles and responsibilities of project managers in various industries.



- Describe the skills that a project manager must have in order to be successful.



- Explain why each phase of a project's life cycle is crucial.



- Compare and contrast various program management methods and approaches to determine which is best effective for a certain project.



- Explain how organizational structure and culture influence project management.



- Define change management and the role of the project manager in the process.



PROJECT INITIALIZATION: BEGINNING A SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

The Google Project Management Certificate program's second course is this one. This course will show you how to set up a project for success at the project initiation phase, the first phase of the project life cycle. By looking at the main components of this phase, you'll discover how to define and manage project goals, deliverables, scope, and success criteria. You'll learn how to use tools and templates like stakeholder analysis grids and project charters to establish project expectations and describe roles and responsibilities. Current Google project managers will continue to teach and demonstrate practical strategies for performing these tasks, as well as show you the best project management tools and resources for the job.







Learners should be prepared to apply for entry-level project management roles after completing this program. For this certification, there are no prerequisites.

After completing this program, you would be equip with the following skills:



- Recognize the significance of the project start phase in the project life cycle.



- Outline the key components of the project's start-up phase.



- Determine the project's advantages and costs.



- Identify and create project goals and deliverables that are measurable.


- Define the project scope and distinguish between tasks that are in-scope and those that are out-of-scope.



- Recognize how to avoid project objectives being jeopardized by scope creep.



- Define and evaluate project success criteria.



- Perform a stakeholder analysis and explain why it's crucial.



- Use RACI charts to define and clarify project team members' responsibilities.



- Recognize the key components of project charters and draft a project charter for project launch.



- In order to meet project requirements, compare and contrast various project management solutions.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT: GETTING EVERYTHING IN ORDER

The Google Project Management Certificate program's third course is this one. This course will look at how to map out a project in the second step of the project life cycle, the project planning phase. You'll discover how to establish a project plan, precisely estimate time, and set milestones. Following that, you'll learn how to build and manage a budget, as well as how to conduct procurement. Then you'll learn about tools that can help you identify and manage different types of risk, as well as how to communicate and resolve risks with the help of a risk management plan. Finally, you'll discover how to design and maintain a communication plan, as well as how to manage project papers. Current Google project managers will continue to teach and demonstrate practical strategies for performing these tasks, as well as show you the best project management tools and resources for the job.

 


Learners should be prepared to apply for entry-level project management roles after completing this program. There really are no prerequisites for this certification.
Students would be able to do the following after completing this program:
- Describe the elements of the project planning phase and why they are significant.
-Describe the significance of milestones as well as how to set them.
- Create realistic time estimates and explain how team members can obtain them.
- Identify tools and best practices to develop a project strategy and a risk management plan.
- Demonstrate how to create a budget estimate, track it, and maintain it.
- Explain the purchasing procedure and where relevant procurement paperwork can be found.
- Develop a communication strategy and explain how to implement it.
-Describe the significance of milestones and how to set them.
- Explain why a project plan is necessary and what it entails.
- Create realistic time estimates and explain how team members can obtain them.
EXECUTION OF THE PROJECT: PROJECT MANAGEMENT
The Google Project Management Certificate program's fourth course is this one.. This course will cover the project life cycle's execution and closure phases. You'll learn what to track and how to track various project components. You'll also learn how to effectively deal with and communicate changes, dependencies, and risks. As you study quality management, you'll learn how to assess customer satisfaction and execute continuous improvement and process improvement strategies. After that, you'll learn how to prioritize data, use data to make decisions, and successfully communicate data. You'll next increase your leadership skills as you learn about the stages of team development and how to deal with team dynamics. After that, you'll learn about project team communication tools, how to arrange and manage meetings, and how to efficiently give project status updates. Finally, you'll learn how to create and share project closing papers, as well as the procedures that go along with it. Current Google project managers will continue to teach and demonstrate practical strategies for performing these tasks, as well as show you the best project management tools and resources for the job.
Learners should be prepared to apply for entry-level project management roles after completing this program. There are really no criteria for this program
You will be able to demonstrate the ability after completing this program:
- Determine which project components should be tracked and compare different tracking methods.
- Discuss how to effectively manage and communicate changes, dependencies, and risks.
- As a basic quality management principle, define quality standards, quality planning, quality assurance, and quality control.
- Demonstrate how to use continuous improvement and process improvement, as well as how to evaluate customer satisfaction.
- Explain the purpose of a retrospective and how to conduct one.
- Demonstrate data prioritization and evaluation, as well as how to tell a project's data-driven story.
- Examine the best practices for sending project status updates and discover solutions that help project teams communicate more effectively.
- Describe the steps of the closing process to stakeholders, the project team, and project management.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN AN AGILE ENVIRONMENT
This is the sixth course in the Google Project Management Certificate program. The history, approach, and philosophy of Agile project management, as well as the Scrum framework, will be covered in this course.
. You'll discover how to tell the difference between Agile and other project management approaches, as well as how to mix them. You'll learn more about Scrum, including its pillars and ideals, as well as how to compare and contrast the roles that make up a Scrum team, as you progress through the course. You'll learn how to make a product backlog, manage it, and modify it, as well as how to apply Agile's value-driven delivery approaches and establish a value roadmap.
You'll also discover how to effectively manage a Scrum team's five major Scrum events, market an Agile or Scrum strategy to a company, and coach an Agile team.. Finally, you'll learn how to find and land Agile work opportunities. Current Google project managers will continue to mentor you and provide you with the practical approaches, skills, and resources you require to meet your goals.
Learners should be prepared to apply for entry-level project management roles after completing this program.There are no prerequisites for this course
be able to claim a certification of completion badge that will be recognized by employers.

After completing this module, students will be able to use the knowledge.:

- Explain the Agile project management strategy and philosophy, including its values and principles.



- Explain how the Scrum pillars support the Scrum values.



- Recognize and compare the major duties of a Scrum team, as well as the factors that influence their effectiveness.



- Make a Product Backlog, manage it, and refine it.


- Describe the five major Scrum events and how a Scrum team should prepare for each.



- Create a value roadmap and use Agile's value-driven delivery methodology to implement it.



-Describe how to coach an Agile team and assist them in overcoming obstacles.



- Find an Agile role to apply for and prepare for your interview.

Final point REAL-WORLD APPLICATION OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

In this final, capstone course of the Google Project Management Certificate, you will experience putting your project management knowledge and skills into practice. Learners should complete Courses 1-5 before moving on to the final course since they provide the foundation for completing the exercises in this course.







Throughout this course, you will "observe" a project manager in a real-world scenario and complete hundreds of hands-on exercises. You'll be able to complete activities like:


- Assess stakeholders and examine project materials for project needs.



- Create a project charter and use it as a tool to ensure that all stakeholders understand the scope and objectives of the project.



- Create a project plan that includes documented and prioritized tasks and milestones.



- Establish quality management standards and look into techniques for sharing qualitative data successfully.



- Demonstrate the effectiveness of your effort through good reporting.







At the end of this course, you will have built a portfolio of project management artifacts that will illustrate the skills you've learned throughout the program, such as managing stakeholders and teams, organizing plans, and communicating project information. These artifacts may be used to demonstrate your professional readiness while applying for opportunities in the field. To help you prepare for project management interviews, you'll reflect on previous projects, make a "elevator pitch," and anticipate frequent interview questions. Current Google project managers will continue to advise you and equip you with the strategies, tools, and resources you require to meet your goals.







You should be able to apply for entry-level project management employment after completing this program. You'll also be able to claim a certification of completion badge that will be recognized by employers.

The Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM) program is designed for acquisition professionals who undertake program and project management activities and duties in the federal government. P/PMs are essential to project success because they generate precise government requirements, define measurable performance criteria, and manage life-cycle activities to guarantee that the desired objectives are attained. The FAC-P/PM focuses on the fundamental functional and technical skills required of P/PMs. It does not cover any agency-specific skills. The goal of this program is to set general requirements for acquisition program and project management experts in terms of training and experience. Except for the Department of Defense, the FAC-P/PM applies to all executive agencies (DoD).

FAC-P/PM Certification Requirements (Includes IT Core-Plus Specialization)

The FAC-P/PM consists of three (3) levels of certification that equip program and project management professionals with the necessary training and experience. All federal civilian agencies must recognize the FAC-P/PM as proof that a person meets the core qualifications to conduct program and project management duties.

While the FAC-P/PM training requirements are similar to the DAWIA training standards, they are not identical. Changes to the FAC-P/PM training criteria will be maintained on the FAI website under the FAC-P/PM Certification area, according to the OFPP Memo on Revisions to the Federal Acquisition Certification in Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM) from December 16, 2013.



The Information Technology (IT) PM Improvement Initiative identified a number of government-sponsored training programs that could meet the IT PM Specialization's training requirements. For more information on the IT PM Specialization training track and requirements, please contact your ACM.



Agency-Specific Certification Requirements: In addition to the Federal Acquisition Certification (FAC) requirements, federal agencies may have their own certification requirements. For more information, members of the civilian acquisition workforce can reference their agency's acquisition workforce policies, internal agency websites, and/or their Acquisition Career Manager.



The training and experience requirements for each FAC-P/PM level and the IT Core-Plus Specialization are listed in the table below. According to the Opens in a new window Changes to the FAC-P/PM Requirements will be preserved in the table below, as per the December 16, 2013 OFPP Memo.

Consider completing the CompTIA Project+ Project Management Certification, which is an entry-level certification that does not require renewal and is an useful project management certification for beginners. To be eligible, you must have one year of project management experience and pass the CompTIA Project+ test, which consists of 95 multiple-choice questions that must be answered in 90 minutes.

Another option is to complete the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification, which is also known as an entry-level or stepping-stone project management certification.

CAPM from PMI is the most popular and widely recognized project management certification, and it also prepares you for the PMP certification, which is highly sought after but needs a significant amount of time and work to obtain. If you are new to project management, CAPM may be the best option for you. To demonstrate your comprehension of the core concepts, terminology, and processes of good project management, you just need less than a year of experience or just 23 hours of training. The CAPM exam, also known as the certification exam, consists of 150 multiple-choice questions that must be completed in three hours, and you must retake the exam every five years. Prince 2 is also of the most straightforward project management certifications to obtain. Finally, if you're just getting started in project management, the Google Project Management Professional Certificate may be a better option. The assignments and capstone project, which are required to receive the Final certificate, provide this credential an edge above others. It provides practical experience.

The most straightforward project management certificates are the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), CompTIA Project+ Pince2 Foundation, and Google project management certifications.

Is Obtaining the PMP® Certification Difficult?
The Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential is one of the first things most employers look for in potential project management candidates. So, how difficult is it to obtain the PMP certification?

You must meet certain Project Management Institute (PMI) requirements and pass a difficult certification exam to acquire the PMP certification. Obtaining the PMP certification is difficult, but not impossible.

Learn more about what makes the exam so challenging and how to get this project management certification by reading our JK Michaels Institute tutorial.

Is the PMP Certification difficult to obtain?

The PMP certification procedure has been designed to be difficult. Not only must PMP candidates complete a number of requirements in order to sit for the exam, but the exam itself is designed to assess your knowledge and skills in every project management-related area.

Is there a known rate of failure?

Although the PMP test is well-known for its difficulty, PMI does not provide detailed information on the passing score or failure rate. According to certain project expert polls, the failure rate is roughly 40-50 percent, which means that only around half of first-time PMP exam takers pass. However, there is no definitive figure for the number of people that fail the PMP exam.

While some sources state a failure rate or a passing PMP score, these are merely estimations, and the majority of them are incorrect. Since the exam is graded using psychometric analysis, there is unlikely to be a strict ratio of correct to incorrect answers to determine whether you pass or fail.

Your exam will be scored by a PMI-approved testing center, which will assess your skills, knowledge, and ability while taking into account the complexity of each question. Your scoring system will take into account the difficulty of your questions, so if you answer all of the simple questions correctly but all of the difficult questions incorrectly, you will most likely fail the PMP exam.

Because each PMP certification exam has a unique set of questions, your scoring procedure will be distinct from that of any other candidate. You may pass if you answer 65 percent of the questions correctly, whereas another applicant may fail if they answer 70 percent of the questions properly.

Check out our website on what to aim for in PMP exam practice tests for more information on the PMP exam's anticipated failure rate and passing score.

What is the difficulty level of the PMP Certification exam?

The PMP test is both lengthy and difficult. It covers a lot of ground and assesses your ability to comprehend and apply your knowledge in real-world project management scenarios. You can't just memorize PMP terminology, concepts, and formulas and expect to pass.

The amount of knowledge you must comprehend is part of what makes the PMP exam so difficult. You should be well-versed in the finest project management strategies currently in use. The following items should be included in your knowledge base:

People, Process, and Business Environment are the three domains of the PMP Exam Content Outline (ECO).

There are 35 separate tasks associated with these domains.

In any sector, qualified project managers are required to have a variety of talents.

Predictive (also known as waterfall) project management, Agile project management, and Hybrid project management are all viable options.

PMP formulae and mathematical ideas that are relevant

PMI-approved resources like the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), the PMP Handbook, the PMP Exam Content Outline, and coursework and other material developed by Premier PMI Authorized Training Partners (ATPs) like JK Michaels Institute cover all of this and more.

PMI-approved resources like the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), the PMP Handbook, the PMP Exam Content Outline, and coursework and other material developed by Premier PMI Authorized Training Partners (ATPs) like JK Michaels Institute cover all of this and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

The PMP exam questions are difficult because they assess your abilities and comprehension rather than your recollection. You will be given genuine project management scenarios and asked to select the best solution using methodologies, concepts, and artifacts from the PMBOK Guide and other approved resources.

The term "best" refers to the possibility of more than one correct response to each inquiry. If you come across a proper answer, don't just verify it and go on. You must decide which solution is "most" correct: the most logical, the first thing you should do, or some other factor that makes your answer the best for the scenario.

The PMP exam's questions may be lengthy, requiring you to study them attentively. This becomes more difficult as the exam advances since you must be patient and concentrated for over four hours. You may also need to filter out irrelevant data in order to focus on what is and isn't relevant to the problem.

Here are a few pointers to help you with these difficult questions:

To assist you narrow down what information is most significant, start with the last sentence.

Proportionately study formulas. Although the latest version of the PMP exam is not as math-heavy as previous versions, you should be familiar with all of the formulas in order to quickly and accurately interpret any arithmetic problems.

Make a point of highlighting any aspects of your studies that are particularly difficult. If you perform well in all areas but particularly poorly in one, you are likely to fail the PMP exam. Instead, concentrate on mastering the portions that you find the most difficult.

PMP Exam Structure Difficulty

The three project management domains of people, process, and business environment must all be understood. The following is a breakdown of the exam questions for each of these domains:

People accounted for 42% of the test results. This domain consists of 14 tasks that assess your abilities to lead, coach, and manage a project team.

50 percent of the test is spent on the process. This domain contains 17 assignments that test your understanding of project management processes and how to effectively utilize and apply them across the project life cycle.

8% of the test is devoted to the business environment. This domain has only four tasks, making it the smallest domain and accounting for only a minor portion of the PMP Exam. It addresses how initiatives are influenced by the organization that manages them, as well as how they must add value to that company.

Questions about these domains and tasks might help you assess your knowledge of a variety of project management topics. To make matters even more complicated, a portion of the exam is not factored into your result; the exam has 180 questions, but you are only graded on 175 of them.

Exam Duration

There are 180 multiple-choice questions in the PMP exam. On every exam, however, PMI includes 5 "pretest questions" to assess the quality of a question and determine whether it should be included as a "genuine" question on future exams. A pretest question is regarded too low-quality to be a scored question if too many people cannot answer it properly.

Because it's impossible to tell whether a question is scored or not, try to answer all of them accurately. Some of the most difficult questions may turn out to be pretest questions, but many of the "real" questions are equally difficult.

You'll have 230 minutes to complete all 180 questions, with each question lasting an average of one minute and 16 seconds. There are now two scheduled breaks, so take advantage of them to use the restroom, get some water, or stretch your legs. You are free to take unscheduled breaks, but the timer will not stop while you are doing so.

Some people begin by doing a "brain dump," in which they jot down formulas and notes that they can refer to throughout the exam. You can also flag questions for review and return to them at a later time. Some people may find these useful, but others have considered them to be a waste of time, reducing the amount of time they have to work on exam problems.

Don't worry if you run out of time on the exam: the real examination may be more difficult than the PMP practice tests. Many people have run out of time before completing all of the questions yet still managed to pass the exam. However, you should not rely on this possibility; instead, do your best to accurately answer all of the questions. A single incorrect response can mean the difference between passing and failing.

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PMP Exam Questions and Answers

How to Increase Your Likelihood of Passing the PMP Exam

Despite the fact that the PMP exam is difficult, PMI is not attempting to deceive you or prevent you from earning your PMP certification. The goal of this challenge is to guarantee that you have a thorough understanding of how to be an effective project manager in every way. Keeping this in mind, here are a few techniques to prepare for the PMP exam and improve your chances of passing.

Frequently Asked Questions

The PMP exam questions are difficult because they assess your abilities and comprehension rather than your recollection. You will be given genuine project management scenarios and asked to select the best solution using methodologies, concepts, and artifacts from the PMBOK Guide and other approved resources.

The term "best" refers to the possibility of more than one correct response to each inquiry. If you come across a proper answer, don't just verify it and go on. You must decide which solution is "most" correct: the most logical, the first thing you should do, or some other factor that makes your answer the best for the scenario.

The PMP exam's questions may be lengthy, requiring you to study them attentively. This becomes more difficult as the exam advances since you must be patient and concentrated for over four hours. You may also need to filter out irrelevant data in order to focus on what is and isn't relevant to the problem.

Here are a few pointers to help you with these difficult questions:

To assist you narrow down what information is most significant, start with the last sentence.

Proportionately study formulas. Although the latest version of the PMP exam is not as math-heavy as previous versions, you should be familiar with all of the formulas in order to quickly and accurately interpret any arithmetic problems.

Make a point of highlighting any aspects of your studies that are particularly difficult. If you perform well in all areas but particularly poorly in one, you are likely to fail the PMP exam. Instead, concentrate on mastering the portions that you find the most difficult.

PMP Exam Structure Difficulty

The three project management domains of people, process, and business environment must all be understood. The following is a breakdown of the exam questions for each of these domains:

People accounted for 42% of the test results. This domain consists of 14 tasks that assess your abilities to lead, coach, and manage a project team.

50 percent of the test is spent on the process. This domain contains 17 assignments that test your understanding of project management processes and how to effectively utilize and apply them across the project life cycle.

8% of the test is devoted to the business environment. This domain has only four tasks, making it the smallest domain and accounting for only a minor portion of the PMP Exam. It addresses how initiatives are influenced by the organization that manages them, as well as how they must add value to that company.

Questions about these domains and tasks might help you assess your knowledge of a variety of project management topics. To make matters even more complicated, a portion of the exam is not factored into your result; the exam has 180 questions, but you are only graded on 175 of them.

Exam Duration

There are 180 multiple-choice questions in the PMP exam. On every exam, however, PMI includes 5 "pretest questions" to assess the quality of a question and determine whether it should be included as a "genuine" question on future exams. A pretest question is regarded too low-quality to be a scored question if too many people cannot answer it properly.

Because it's impossible to tell whether a question is scored or not, try to answer all of them accurately. Some of the most difficult questions may turn out to be pretest questions, but many of the "real" questions are equally difficult.

You'll have 230 minutes to complete all 180 questions, with each question lasting an average of one minute and 16 seconds. There are now two scheduled breaks, so take advantage of them to use the restroom, get some water, or stretch your legs. You are free to take unscheduled breaks, but the timer will not stop while you are doing so.

Some people begin by doing a "brain dump," in which they jot down formulas and notes that they can refer to throughout the exam. You can also flag questions for review and return to them at a later time. Some people may find these useful, but others have considered them to be a waste of time, reducing the amount of time they have to work on exam problems.

Don't worry if you run out of time on the exam: the real examination may be more difficult than the PMP practice tests. Many people have run out of time before completing all of the questions yet still managed to pass the exam. However, you should not rely on this possibility; instead, do your best to accurately answer all of the questions. A single incorrect response can mean the difference between passing and failing.

Are you preparing for the PMP Exam?

PMP Exam Questions and Answers

How to Increase Your Likelihood of Passing the PMP Exam

Despite the fact that the PMP exam is difficult, PMI is not attempting to deceive you or prevent you from earning your PMP certification. The goal of this challenge is to guarantee that you have a thorough understanding of how to be an effective project manager in every way. Keeping this in mind, here are a few techniques to prepare for the PMP exam and improve your chances of passing.

Your skilled instructor can also provide more direction and resources to help you study. Boot camps cover all of the information you need to know for the exam, and your qualified instructor can also provide additional assistance and resources to help you prepare. Practice questions, live instructors, full-length practice examinations, and other resources are available.


JK Michaels Instute in-person and online boot camps, for example, offer a money-back guarantee. Simply attend the entire course, pass the simulated PMP exam, and complete three full-length practice examinations. We will reimburse your entire course tuition if you do not pass the PMP exam in three attempts.



This money-back guarantee ensures that you will have the materials and support you need to retake the exam if you do not pass the first time. Only 0.1 percent of our students request a refund after failing the exam since the Project Management Academy course is so highly rated.




How to Get Ready for the Exam

You should also prepare for the test day after you have qualified for the PMP exam, applied to take the exam, scheduled your test day, and prepared to pass. As you prepare for exam day, here are a few things to keep in mind.



Preparation the night before the test

We recommend using your personal computer rather than a business computer if you are taking a remotely proctored exam. It's possible that some restrictions on your work computer prevent you from loading the exam. Prepare your test-taking environment, double-check your equipment, and make sure there are no distractions throughout the 230-minute exam session.



Start by reading our guide to what to anticipate from Pearson VUE on test day if you're taking the exam in a testing center. Keep in mind the following:



You'll need to bring photo identification with your signature on it. Check to see if your identification is written in English or includes an English translation.

Make a note of your PMI code. It's possible that you'll be asked for your confirmation code as well.

Dress for the weather, but bring a light sweater or jacket with you. This manner, whether the room temperature is cooler or warmer than planned, you'll be ready.

You may store water and snacks in your center-provided locker and access them during breaks, even if they are not permitted at your test-taking station.

Earplugs are provided by certain testing sites, but you are welcome to bring your own.

If your test center doesn't allow you to keep your phone in your locker, have a plan for where you'll keep your phone and other valuables.

Above all, get a good night's sleep! It is advisable to take the exam when you are well rested and alert.



Preparation for the PMP Exam in the Morning

You must sign in, produce your photo ID, and enter your PMI code at least 30 minutes before your planned exam time on the morning of your PMP certification exam. If there is a line to check in, it is recommended that you arrive at least 30 minutes before the exam.



If you are permitted, bring everything you prepared the night before your test and get positioned in your test-taking area. If not, find a peaceful, nearby location to settle in and rest.



Summary

The PMP exam is a difficult certification exam that needs a great deal of dedication, motivation, and discipline both before and during the examination. While the test will be difficult, if you follow these preparation recommendations, you will be in a good position to pass it. Use these study and preparation tactics to pass the PMP test and earn this desired credential.

Which Project Management Certification Is the Best?
Project managers are in higher demand than ever before.. Global businesses will need to fill approximately 2.2 million new project-oriented roles each year through 2027, according to the Project Management Institute's 2017 Job Growth and Talent Gap report. Nearly 88 million individuals will be needed in project management roles globally during the next decade.



Skills in project management are in high demand. Obtaining a project management certification is one of the finest ways to demonstrate that you have the abilities and experience that these companies are seeking for. Certifications can also help you earn a higher pay. But, with so many alternatives and many exams demanding a large financial investment, how can you know which project management certification is right for you?



Project management certificates at the top

Project management credentials are available from a variety of organizations across the world, with the Project Management Institute (PMI) being the most well-known. ScrumAlliance, the American Academy of Project Management, and the ILX Group are three other well-known certification bodies in the sector.



The type of project manager you are — or aspire to be — will determine which project management certification is ideal for you. Consider your previous experience, if any, as well as your future career aspirations and any skill shortages in your company or industry that you may assist fill.



PMI offers eight separate project management certifications, the first four of which cover more generalized project management capabilities (listed in increasing levels of knowledge) and the last four of which qualify a more specific skill set:



Professional Project Manager (PMP)

Associate in Project Management Certification (CAPM)

Professional in Program Management (PgMP)

Professional in Portfolio Management (PfMP)

PMI Business Analysis Professional (PMI-PBA)

Agile Certified Practitioner by PMI (PMI-ACP)

Professional in Risk Management (PMI) (PMI-RMP)

Professional in PMI Scheduling (PMI-SP)

The PMP, which PMI refers to as the "gold standard" of project management certificates, is arguably the most well-known of PMI's certifications. Employers will notice that you have the project management abilities and expertise they need to flourish in the coming decade if you hold a PMP.



A PMP certification can also be beneficial. According to the 10th edition of PMI's Project Management Salary Survey, persons with a PMP earn 23% more than those without the certification around the world. According to the research, more than two-thirds of respondents' salaries had increased in the previous year, with 26% reporting rises of at least 5%.



According to some, the PMI's CAPM qualification (typically considered the next step up from the PMP) pays over $100,000 per year on average. It's also regarded as a seal of approval from one of the world's most prestigious project management associations. Many professional organizations, in addition to PMI, offer project management qualifications.



Among the most well-known are:



Scrum Alliance offers the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) certification, which qualifies persons in the Agile approach.

The ILX Group administers the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner certifications, which are well-known in the United Kingdom.

The Computing Technology Industry Association offers the CompTIA Project+ certification, which is sometimes regarded an alternative to the CAPM (CompTIA).

The CSM may be a suitable choice for you if you want to show companies that you are an expert in Agile methodology.



PRINCE2 is another widely used project management approach, particularly in the United Kingdom, Europe, and Australia. If your sector or region supports this methodology, it could be the correct certification for you.



The CompTIA Project+ certification does not require the certificate holder to renew their credentials on a regular basis. The CompTIA Project+ certification is valid for life once obtained. This certification is ideal for those who are new to the sector and do not yet meet the PMP or CAPM standards, but wish to broaden their knowledge and competence and

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