ALL ABOUT THE PMP CERTIFICATION EXAM

One of the most recognized certifications in the project management industry is the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute, a non-profit organization which has thousands of members around the world. Project Management Institute PMI, which has contributed to the project management industry for many years, offers also certificates other than Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, for those who are experts in project management and want to specialize. Certificates like; CAPM Certified Associate in Project Management, PMI-PBA Professional in Business Analysis and PfMP Portfolio Management Professional certificates.

While the number of people with Project Management Professional PMP certificate is around 2,500 in Turkey, there are 725,000 PMP certificate holders worldwide. So how much do you know about the PMP exam? Do you know who can take the PMP exam, how can you apply for the PMP exam, what are the PMP exam application conditions?

First of all, in order to take the PMP certification exam, the participant must have the necessary pre-training and 4,500 hours of work experience. Project Management Professional PMP certification exam applications are made through the application link on the Project Management Institute site. You can make your PMP exam application by clicking the "Apply Now" link on the site and follow the instructions in order to complete your application. Since the CAPM Certified Associate in Project Management certificate, which is an entry-level certification program for those who want to specialize in the field of project management, is a pre-PMP certificate, there is no need for work experience to take the CAPM certification exam. And those who are curious about the popularity of CAPM; the number of CAPM Certified Associate in Project Management certified project manager candidates is more than 30,000, worldwide. 

Another commonly asked question about the Project Management Professional PMP certification exam is the language of the exam questions. The language of the PMP certification exam is English however; below the English questions you can find the Turkish translation of the same question.

During the pandemic period that we are in, there has been an important development regarding the PMP certification exam. Project Management Institute announced that PMP certification exam will be available also on online platforms. You can learn the details of the subject by taking a look at our "Take PMP Exam Online" blog post.

Another thing that you should know about the Project Management Professional PMP certification exam is that the PMP certification exam has changed on January 02, 2021. In the new PMP exam, the number of questions has increased and candidates have 230 minutes to answer these 200 questions. You can review our "Important PMP Exam Update" blog post to learn about all the changes that took place in the PMP exam and to take a look at sample questions.

*Content outline of PMP exam before and after January 02, 2021

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Three times in a year. If you fail the exam in your first try, The Project Management Institute gives you the right to take the exam unlimitedly by reapplying each year, provided that it is a maximum of 3 times in the same year. If you fail to pass the PMP exam 3 times in the same year, your right to reapply for the exam arises one year after the last project management exam you took.
In order to take the Project Management Professional PMP certification exam, required project management PMP training must be taken. For university graduate candidates, at least 4500 hours of project management experience in last 3 years and participation in project management training are sought. And for high school graduate candidates, at least 7500 hours of project management experience in last 5 years and participation in project management training are required.
3 years. However, it is possible to extend the validation of your Project Management PMP certificate in two ways. The first is to take the exam every 3 years, and the second way is to accumulate 60 Professional Development Units (PDUs) within 3 years and report this to the Project Management Institute (PMI).
No. For university graduate candidates, you have to have at least 4500 hours of project management experience in last 3 years. And for high school graduate candidates, you have to have at least 7500 hours of project management experience in last 5 years.
There is two possible ways to renew your PMP certification after 3 years. The first way is to take the exam every 3 years, while the second way to renew your certification is to accumulate 60 Professional Development Units (PDUs) within 3 years and report this to the Project Management Institute (PMI).

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