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How to Share PDUs Between Multiple Credentials?

Project Managers have 3 options to share PDUs between multiple credentials. The first option is to align the CCR cycle with the first credential, with the upside of applying the already earned PDUs to the new certification, and the downside of having to renew the newer certification earlier. The second option is to align the CCR cycle with the second credential, with the upside of renewing the old certification beyond its normal renewal date, and the downside of forfeiting all PDUs earned previously. The third option is not align the CCR cycles, however, the Project Manager can still claim the same PDU for multiple credentials, provided that PDU is earned during their respective CCR cycle.


Should I Add PMP As a Title in My Business Card?

The PMP certification is currently a prominent accreditation and is an excellent booster to the value of the Project Manager. So the answer is yes, it is worth it to add PMP as a title in your business card.


Can Someone Become a PMP Without Project Management Experience?

The short answer is no, a person cannot become a PMP without the necessary Project Management experience. However, some people use some deceptive techniques to document fake Project Management experience, which has a detrimental effect on the PMP certification and Project Management as a whole.


How Does the PMP Audit Process Work?

The PMP audit process starts (if the applicant is chosen to be audited) after paying the fees. The candidate will have to supply PMI with documents proving his education and experience (supporting his PMP application). PMI usually responds within 5 business days, and either allows or disallows the candidate from taking the exam.


What Forms of Identification Should I Bring With Me to the PMP Exam?

Generally, any government issued card with the applicant’s photo, signature, and name (matching the one in PMI’s records) is an acceptable identification to take the PMP exam.


What if I Miss My PMP Exam?

In case you know in advance that you are going to miss the PMP exam, then you can inform PMI in advance. If you inform PMI after test, then it is at PMI’s discretion to whether accept your excuse for missing the exam or not.


How Much Time Do You Need to Study for the PMP?

The average time needed to study for the PMP exam is about 180 hours. The number of days spent studying can vary between 15 days to more than 90 days.


How Much Does the PMP Certification Cost in 2010?

The cost of PMP certification in 2010 is $555 (CBT), $400 (PBT) for non-PMI members, and $405 (CBT), $250 (PBT) for PMI members.


Is It Worth It to Become a PMP?

The PMP certification is definitely worth it: Huge market demand, prestige and recognition, higher salary, as well as increased Project Management knowledge are some of the luxuries that PMP certified Project Managers enjoy!


Am I Allowed to Bring a Calculator to the PMP Exam?

Candidates are not allowed to bring a calculator to the PMP Exam, however, a calculator is integrated in the CBT exam and is provided PBT exams.