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How to Fill Project Management Application Form

19th Feb, 2024
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    How to Fill Project Management Application Form

    It’s one of the most complicated application forms which I have filled so far.:)

    If you need to apply for PMP exam online you need to prove that you have 4500 hours of PM experience within last 5 years. So I selected 2 projects, One, the duration was 2 years and the other, the duration was 3 years. Then I calculated the number of hours based on following processes

    Initiating Process
    Planning Process
    Executing Process
    Controlling Process
    And Closing Process

    How I did the calculation is as follows:

    If I have a Project X which Started on 01/01/2001 and ended on 30/12/2004,

    Number of month experience of Pming = 4 x 12 = 48

    Number of days = 48 x20 (Average 20 working days per month ) = 960

    So the PM experience gained from Project X is 960 x 8 (assume that we work 8 hours per working day) = 7680

    So with Project X I have already covered the required number of PM hours for the PMP exam

    I distributed my total hours of PM experience in 5 areas as follows:

    Initiation 10%
    Planning 30%
    Executing 25%
    Controlling 30%
    Closing 5%

    But this might vary based on nature of your project management course like PMP courses.

    The PMP exam fee is $405.00 It's bad that members cannot get the discounted rate at the first time itself. Why do we have to send email and inform them to give us the discounted rate, when the system already knows that you are a PMI member?? I don’t understand that.

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    Kevin D.Davis

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    Kevin D. Davis is a seasoned and results-driven Program/Project Management Professional with a Master's Certificate in Advanced Project Management. With expertise in leading multi-million dollar projects, strategic planning, and sales operations, Kevin excels in maximizing solutions and building business cases. He possesses a deep understanding of methodologies such as PMBOK, Lean Six Sigma, and TQM to achieve business/technology alignment. With over 100 instructional training sessions and extensive experience as a PMP Exam Prep Instructor at KnowledgeHut, Kevin has a proven track record in project management training and consulting. His expertise has helped in driving successful project outcomes and fostering organizational growth.

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