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    Default PMP certification

    Woooohoooo, I passed the PMP exam! Yay me!

    Just wanted to share.
    Who else has one??



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    I don't have one, but congratulations! A good PM is hard to find.



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    Thank ya, thank ya!

    I've actually done project management for years but never had the cert. Finally decided to go for it. Was so nervous walking into that test!! heh.



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    congrats! You are now a card carrying, certified P(i)MP

    My husband got his a couple years ago. He crammed for like two weeks and then just went in and took it. PM's are quite in demand, so you've definitely got an edge if you need to job search!



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    Congratulations! It definitely helps in the job market. When DH was unemployed he couldn't get companies to look at him because he didn't have his PMP. (He'd only successfully managed an 80 member worldwide service team, but hey, he didn't have the letters for the certificate.) As soon as he got the certification he started getting interviews, so it is an important designation to have.


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    Congrats!! DH is working on his too. Good luck in your career!
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    Congrats!! Got mine in Dec!! YAY!!
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    Well done!
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    For those w/PMP certification... Could you point me in a direction to get more info... Unemployment is offering me a grant if I want to go into a PMP cert. program.



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    http://www.pmi.org/Certification.aspx

    PMI is the body that offers PMP certification.

    All the info you need is on the website. 35 contact hours of training+4500 professional hours of work in approved project areas.

    I took a training class last month and will take the PMP exam next week.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CS View Post
    For those w/PMP certification... Could you point me in a direction to get more info... Unemployment is offering me a grant if I want to go into a PMP cert. program.
    There is also a certification for folks without as much project mgmt experience already. The PMI website explains your options.

    For studying, I recommend an exam prep course if you can find one that isn't too pricey. Many universities have continuing Ed programs with proj mgmt courses. I wrote my own flashcards from the PMBOK guide and found they really helped. The Dummies PMP book is a good supplement to the PMBOK because it delves into some areas more in depth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaddleFitterVA View Post
    will take the PMP exam next week.
    Good luck!!


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    Congratulations!

    The PMP exam is startlingly challenging, in part because so much of the focus for certification is on elements of formal project management that rarely came into play in my field, and in part because unlike the practice exams (at least my year) the actual exam had a number of non-factual, non-quantitative rather fuzzy and subjective questions. I passed mine in 2000 or 2001.
    If I knew what I were doing, why would I take lessons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamantane View Post
    Congratulations!

    The PMP exam is startlingly challenging, in part because so much of the focus for certification is on elements of formal project management that rarely came into play in my field, and in part because unlike the practice exams (at least my year) the actual exam had a number of non-factual, non-quantitative rather fuzzy and subjective questions. I passed mine in 2000 or 2001.
    Seriously! Some of those questions were !


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    Congrats!! Hopefully you'll see a salary bump out of it. For all of you who have taken it, I don't have the 35 required hours. Any recommendations on online courses to obtain the 35 hours and prep for the exam?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Invested1 View Post
    Seriously! Some of those questions were !
    Glad to see I am not alone in my assessment. I have some trenchant observations about PMI, particularly with respect to their continuing education criteria, but don't want to take the bloom off the rose.

    For some reason the Strategic Development arm of my former organization seemed to prefer MBA's for the folks who ran Global Programs. While an MBA can be a great management credential, it interestingly doesn't contain much of practical, hands-on value for actually running a program or even a lone project. Then again all the Sr VP's and the Executive VP who ran Strategic Development were fired when that function was eliminated and Program Management was transferred to Global R&D.
    If I knew what I were doing, why would I take lessons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Invested1 View Post
    Good luck!!
    Thanks!



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