PMP Study Notes: Preparation

In June 2012, I finished my last project. The company might want to begin the virtualization project. It happened that a colleague obtained the VCP certification. I took the information from my colleague and studied VMWARE for a while. Each employee must complete 40 hours of training annually, according to the company. I plan to obtain the ITIL certification in 2012. I will need to acquire project management skills, especially since I have been using the system for almost a year. After weighing the benefits, I decided to get a PMP certification. However, I don’t prove that the ITIL certification does not have value. My personal work focuses primarily on the implementation of this system.

First, let me introduce the PMP (Project Management Professional), certificate sponsored by the Project Management Institute. It is a project management organization that strictly evaluates the quality of project management staff’s knowledge and skills. Its purpose is provide a standard industry standard for project managers. It is recognized internationally as a project management qualification exam. The CPMP exam is also available in China. It is essentially the same content.

The PMP certification is the most sought-after certificate in project management and is widely recognized in more than 190 countries and regions around the world. Fortune Magazine once stated that the 21st century was the century of project management professionals (PMP), as all business activities can be transformed into projects.

According to a fall 2014 survey by Global Knowledge, a US IT training company, and magazine called Windows IT Pro about the US IT industry, the PMI (Project Management Institute), sponsored PMP certification (Project Management Professional), ranked 4th among the 15 most valuable professional qualifications. The PMP certification is also the most popular non-IT security certification. The three certifications that are immediately preceding the PMP certification include all IT security technology certifications.

PMPs must complete 35 hours of training to be eligible for the exam. Training institutions can help you. For reference, the cost of training is USD 629.54. The exam costs USD 519.37 (company) and you could get a discount of 6-7%. Individuals who wish to join the club must pay USD 472.16.

The PMP’s main content consists of nine knowledge areas about project management.

Simply put, before you do a project, you first have to do project research. Once you have done the feasibility analysis and created a business plan, you can start to finish the project. Once you have decided it is feasible, you will need to plan the project, including time, cost and quality, human resources, risk management, procurement, and other management. Also, I need to run 6000m in an hour. I don’t know if I will be able to finish it in time. We can then break it down to 60 minutes, or 100 meters per hour on the line. This is project management. It is important to define the goals. There are many tools and methods that can be used to ensure that a project is successful.

The PMP exam requires you to answer 200 multiple-choice questions within 4 hours. 25 questions are not scored (randomly chosen). Passing means that you have answered 106 questions correctly. In the worst case scenario, you will need to answer 131 questions. The exam can be passed completely. This exam is still very difficult for me personally. I studied for the exam for approximately 2 months. I spent at least 3 hours per day studying and went to school on weekends.

It is easy to think of it as another college entrance test.