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In the recent virtual winter conference, SAEA members learned how to become PMP Certified through the Project Management Institute. They covered the following:


-Bachelor’s Degree + 35 months experience OR Associate’s Degree + 60 months experience

-35 credit hours from an authorized PMI training center

-Online application, including details of your work experience


-230 minutes, 180 questions, some multiple choice

-Cost: $555 for non-PMI members, $405 for PMI members


-PMP Certification has three-year cycle in which the PMP needs to earn 60 Professional Development Units

Engineer Atassi PMP recommends the following exam preparation steps:

-Have passion for project management

-Study the PMBOK

-Plan and register for the exam in advance

-Study for at least two months, 3-4 hours daily

-Gain a deep understanding of the knowledge areas and process groups and how they intersect

-Read other publications and do exam simulations

-Attend the exam, and become a PMP