PMI(r),’s position on Blatant Wrong information, Mis-Representation, and Piracy – The ProThoughts Solutions

Recently, PMI(r), suspended 2 Indian REPs due to either Blatant wrong information or mis-representation, or Piracy issues.
Who supports piracy and is it most affected? It’s the participant. The PMI(r), which thinks that the participants support piracy, treats them as equals as the perpetrators of this unethical act.
“The “Code of Ethics” (or Project Management Professional(PMP(r),) is a cornerstone of any PMI(r), credential. If it is compromised, the PMI[r] credential holder must let go of the credential for life.” This is a severe punishment because the participant believes he didn’t know or consume the wrongdoing of another person.
However, you can see that a lot of hardwork and time (around $555 or 40000 INR) was wasted by the participant for encouraging unethical practices. You not only waste thousands of INR, but you also become a vehicle for shameful acts.
Recently, for example, in a large Indian city, some REPs gave soft copies of the PMBoK 5th Edition to participants. This is totally unethical. After becoming a PMI(r), the licensed edition is personalized with the individual’s name. If they need to buy it, the book price is INR 4500. This is available through the PMI(r REPs). The REP’s credential was suspended and they are no longer allowed to take the PMI courses. The credentials of this REP have been suspended and the holders of these credentials are being scrutinized.
Similar cases were experienced with Rita Mulcahy’s pirated versions. Because Rita Mulcahy’s PMP(r), the most well-known book, is only available through ProThoughts as the official distributor, it is not possible for any other REP to obtain it at distributor price. ProThoughts, their distributor, cannot get a soft copy of Rita Mulcahy to distribute. This led to the suspension of another REP, who was giving soft copies Rita Mulcahy.
Another example was that of a REP who provided false information to its participants in order to be the only REP to take the PBT exam or to receive the PMI(r) best REP award. PMI(r), which does not award Best REP awards, allows any REP to take the PBT exam. To attract students, REP will go to any length to get the information right. Participants don’t verify the information and then, they face the burnt.
Surprisingly the REPs who are trained in the best practices and ethics for doing the right things, do the wrong things right under the noses of PMI(r). They think short term. Are you? It’s worth thinking about.
This article was written under the guidance PMI(r).
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