PMP® Certification Training in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Ace your PMP exam in the first attempt with this comprehensive PMP course

  • Prepare to pass the 2021 PMP® Exam on your first attempt
  • Learn latest project management best practices in line with PMBOK® Guide, 6th edition
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Grow your Project Management skills

In this comprehensive course, you will learn complex project management topics tested on the new (2021) Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam in a way that instils confidence in your understanding of the concepts. You’ll be equipped with the skills to design, organize, execute and drive project success in any industry, regardless of project size or complexity. 

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  • 35 Hours of Live Instructor-Led Sessions 

  • Earn 35 PDUs on Course Completion

  • PMP Exam Prep, 4 Mock Exams (700+ Qs), More

  • PMP Exam Application Assistance

  • Curated Digital Resources from PMI

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The profession of project management has recently become one of the hottest jobs, not only in the tech market, but across industries. Demand for project managers is growing faster than demand for workers in other occupations and by 2027, 88 million individuals will need to be skilled into project management-oriented roles.

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Experiential Workshops

Activities, team-based exercises, practical case studies: High energy workshops with hands-on learning.

PMP Exam Application Assistance

Expert guidance on PMI® registration, membership, review and submission of your PMP® exam application.

PMP Exam Success Formula

Mock exams, digital resources from PMI and theoretical and practical learning backed by 2021 exam tips.

Certification Journey Support

Need help at any step of PMP® certification? From enrolling to certification, KnowledgeHut has your back.

Free Refresher Course

Completed the training, but yet to take the exam? Take advantage of a free Refresher Course, valid for a year.

Exclusive Post-Training Sessions

Six months of post-training mentor guidance to overcome challenges in your project management career.

Steps to get the PMP certfication online

Strengthen your knowledge and practice of project management processes and concepts with PMI® certifications. Validate your expertise as a project management professional with the PMP® certification and take advantage of networking opportunities with the best in the industry. Not sure where to start with your PMP® certification? Just follow these simple steps.

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Prerequisites

Prerequisites to take the PMP certification training

  • There are no prerequisites to attend the PMP certification training.
  • There are very specific eligibility requirements concerning educational background (diploma, degree, master's or global equivalent), project management experience and project management education to qualify for the PMP exam. More information in FAQs.

Who should attend the PMP course online?

Mid-Level, Senior Project Managers

Project Coordinators

Project Analysts

Project Leaders

Product Managers

Program Managers

Project Sponsors

Team Leaders

Anyone interesting in building project management skills

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What you'll learn in the PMP certification course

1

Team building

Define team ground rules, build a shared understanding, engage, and support virtual teams, and more.

2

Negotiating project agreements

Learn how to negotiate project agreements and empower team members and stakeholders.

3

Managing conflict

Learn to manage conflict, lead a team, support team performance, and ensure that team members and stakeholders are adequately trained.

4

Choosing the right project methodology

Learn to select the appropriate method to carry out the project, plan and manage scope, budget, and resources.

5

Managing risks

Learn how to engage stakeholders, manage, and plan scope, assess and manage risk, and more.

6

Project Governance

Learn how to manage project changes, determine appropriate project methods and practices, establish project governance and more.

7

Delivering Business Value

Learn how to execute projects with the urgency required to deliver business value, manage communications and risks, and engage stakeholders.

8

Managing Compliances

Learn how to manage compliances, deliver project benefits and value.

9

Continuous Process Improvement

Evaluate and address internal and external business environment changes and employ continuous process improvement.

10

Project Continuity

Manage project changes and issues and ensure knowledge transfer for project continuity.

11

Emotional Intelligence

Learn how to keep the team on track including managing conflicts, collaborating with stakeholders, and applying emotional intelligence to promote performance.

12

Business Analysis

Learn how to evaluate business and environment changes to support organizational change and improvement.

PMP® Certification Process

PMP® Certification Abu Dhabi

Yes. The PMP® Certification extended to the individuals in UAE and in other nations has the same eligibility prerequisites and certification process.

A PMP® Certification may usher both personal and professional growth of an individual. It enhances the growth aspects at an individual as well as an organizational level. The value added benefits of the PMP® Certification are:

  • Amplification of Career Aspects:Companies across the globe offer the most lucrative jobs to PMP® certified individuals. Hence, the PMP® certification can improve your employability.
  • Multi-faceted Skill Development:
    The rigorous training and learner friendly coursework has a positive effect on knowledge and the skill-set of an individual.

  • Increased Earning-Potential
    PMP® certified professionals are entitled to receive more pay than their non-certified peers (based on the average, it is 20% higher).

  • Acclaimed amongst the Recruiters
    Esteemed organizations and firms prefer to hire PMP® certified applicants over the non-certified ones. This is solely because PMP® certification signifies the determination and earnest attitude of an individual towards the career. They stand out in a crowd of job-seeking individuals.

  • Augmented Employment Opportunities:
    The experience and skill-set of the PMP® certified project managers reflect in their work. Hence, they are able to perform better than their non-certified counterparts.

  • Linguistic Proficiency
    PMP® certified professionals are equipped with an in-depth understanding of the jargons and language associated with project management. They are trained to live-up to their potential.

  • Expanded Network
    The online platforms and social media allow the PMP® certified personnel to develop links with one another. This leads to the formation of a community within which they can share their ideas, insights and experience.

  • Pertinent to Numerous Industries
    Industries of numerous sectors such as IT, commerce, finance etc. generate a huge demand for PMP® certified professionals.

  • Above par Performance
    PMP® certified professionals gain enough understanding and training during the process of certification to supersede their non-certified peers in performance.

  • Access to Quality Mega-Projects
    The understanding and experience of an individual is corroborated by a PMP® Certification (specifically, required for bigger projects and crisis). Hence, they can easily cope up with situations ranging from moderate to extreme.

Any PMP® Certification Training institute that has the following features can be deemed as one of the best.

  • Classroom Teaching/Training
  • Online E-learning Program
  • Live or Tutor-Led Online Lectures

Before applying for a PMP® Certification Study Program in Abu Dhabi, ensure that the following are offered by it.

  • PMP® Trainers with legitimate profile.
  • Online preparatory-test series. You can assess your preparation on the basis of your score in two or three mock-tests.
  • Assistance for preparation and time management techniques. In order to be well-prepared for the final examination, you need to study 2-3 hours every day for 45 days (at least).
  • Deftly-devised classroom training. A huge amount of focus and commitment has to be build up to go through such a huge syllabus.
  • 35 contact-hours certification, printed study material, learning-friendly premises, infrastructure for training etc.

The below-mentioned features should be considered while looking for a great PMP® Certification Trainer in Abu Dhabi.

  • Certification and credentials of the trainer
  • Availability of the instructor for offline aid and interactions
  • Flexibility of the study schedule
  • Significant and extended study modules
  • Student-friendly e-learning material
  • Academic assistance during and after the course
  • Necessary Registered Education Provider (REP)
  • Accessibility of the course online

Applying online for the PMP® Certification is simple and sorted. You must make sure that the eligibility criteria are fulfilled before the application process. For the members of the PMI®, application fee is $ 405 while for others, it is $ 555.

Complete the following steps to execute the online application process:

  1. Open pmi.org and create a free account
  2. Complete your registration and log-in
  3. Fill the application form
  4. Upload the acquired certification and experience in the field of project management and submit (it takes about 5 days to process the application form after submission)
  5. Pay the fees for examination
  6. Schedule and select your spot for the examination

PMP® Certification Cost Abu Dhabi

It is often assumed by the candidate that PMP® Certification cost is limited to the examination and training fee only. However, various other cost aspects are associated with it as well. These include the price of the study-modules, scheduling and reservation, membership, rescheduling etc. determined via Prometric.

PMI® charges a standard fee for PMP® Certification all across the world (in USD). It is $ 405 for the aspirants with a PMI® membership and $ 555 for those without it. You can find out the current examination fee, as per the present exchange rate by logging on to www.xe.com.The registered members and the non-members can take the examination thrice for supplementary cost $ 275 and $ 375 each time respectively.
The tentative prices associated with various steps of PMP® Certification process are listed below.

Serial No.

PMP® Certification Fee Aspects

Price
(In $ USD)

1.

Online Training for PMP® Certification in Abu Dhabi

400

2.

Classroom Training for PMP® Certification in Abu Dhabi

800

3.

Membership of the PMI® UAE Khaleeji Chapter


4.

Registration and Membership of the PMI®
139

5.

Renewal of the PMI® Membership

129/annum

6.

PMP® Certification Examination for Members

405

7.

PMP® Certification Examination for Non-Members

555

8.

Rescheduling  for PMI® Members

275

9.

Rescheduling for Non-Members

375

10.

PMBOK® Handbook for Members

Free

11.

PMBOK® Handbook for Non-Members

50 (on Amazon)

12.

Study Modules, printed texts and other sources

40-100

13.
Mock-test series

60-100

14.

Renewal of PMP® Certification for PMI®Members

60

15.

Renewal of PMP® Certification for Non-Members

150

The details of the cost incurred for PMP® Certification are given below:


Fee for the PMP® Examination:
The test can be taken either offline (on paper) or online (computer-based) for a price of $ 555. The online test option is not present in certain locales because of a lack of quality computer-based test centers.

An aspirant who cannot get through at the first attempt can reschedule the exam thrice. A sum of $ 375 is charged every time for rescheduling.

PMI® Membership:
The Project Management Institute membership fee is $ 129 and an additional $ 10 is charged as the joining fee.
While the PMP® Certification examination fee is $ 555, being a member of the PMI® reduces it substantially to $ 405. The members can avail other benefits such as the free copy of PMBOK® Handbook which otherwise costs upto $ 50 on Amazon.

Tuitions and Training:
In order to appear for the PMP® examinations, it is compulsory for every individual to complete a 35-hour training period. It can be done either in a trainer-led or a classroom oriented program devised for learning. If there is an area/traveling constraint, an online course may be opted for. The online courses in Abu Dhabi may cost around $ 400 while a classroom, training program may cost around $ 800.

Supportive Study Material:
Numerous textbooks and supportive study material are required for the PMP® Examination preparation in addition to the PMBOK® Handbook. The price of such texts lies between $ 40 and $ 100.
Mock-tests should also be taken in order to assess the preparatory level. Cost of such a test series vary from $ 60 to $ 100.

Credential Renewal:
The credentials of a PMP® Certified professional need to be renewed every three years. The renewal fee for a non-member is $ 150 while for a member it is merely $ 60.

PMP® Examination fee in UAE is $ 555 and $ 405 for non-members and members of the PMI® respectively. The test can either be taken online through computer or offline on paper.Apart from the PMI® membership fee of $ 130, $ 119 is charged as the renewal fee annually. A member of the PMI® can derive numerous cost benefits. For instance, members can access and download the e-copy of the PMBOK® Handbook, available on the PMI® website, for free.

Classroom training for PMP® Certification in Abu Dhabi costs around $ 800.

The following features should be examined prior to registering for a PMP® Certification Training in Abu Dhabi:

  • Eligibility criteria for PMP® Certification Exam
  • Modes of training and tutelage
  • Applied study-techniques
  • Prescribed schedule for PMP® Examination preparation
  • Extended study modules/texts

Guided training, fine preparation tools and complete study-material are among the few characteristics that allow KnowledgeHut to extend a 100% PMP® Exam pass assurance.The distinct attributes that help KnowledgeHut in fulfilling this commitment are:

  • Sample-questionnaires, six whole-syllabus mock exams, simplified and effective mathematical formulae/equations, examination strategies and PMP® Templates create the KnowledgeHut Exam Success Formula. It provides an aid for extensive learning.
  • Our immensely-qualified trainers offer efficient assistance through email in all the stages of certification. The team of PMP® experts at KnowledgeHut helps the candidates from the registration to the post-training period. This ensures that the aspirants are free of all the doubts.

  • KnowledgeHut provides its students with a particular eligibility test which assists them in determining their certification eligibility. The professionals at KnowledgeHut further support a candidate during PMI® registration, application review and online PMP® application process.

  • KnowledgeHut covers an extra mile to organize special preparation-classes right before the examination. These online doubt-interactions can be scheduled during the post-training period (specifically for doubt-clearing).

  • KnowledgeHut ensures a 100% refund of the examination fee (excluding discounts) in case a student fails the exam thrice. The candidate needs to make sure that the attempt/re-attempt(s) are made within ninety days once the course is taken.

PMP® Certification Eligibility Abu Dhabi

The basis of eligibility for PMP® Certification is mentioned below:

  1. Academic Qualification: The applicant should either be a diploma or degree holder.
  2. Hands-on experience in Project Management: A four-year degree bearer requires 4500 hours and a secondary degree bearer requires 7500 hours experience of administering projects.
  3. 35 contact hours of project management training/learning.

Every way of PMP® Certification Training (classroom learning, trainer-lead training and self-learning) has its own perks. However, self-learning is supposed to be the most inexpensive.Self-learning and mentor-led training can be acquired via online platforms. KnowledgeHut is one of the online portals where you can obtain 35 contact hours of exceptional PMP® training.
The below-mentioned attributes should be examined before picking an online portal for training:

  • Authentication and registration of the trainer.
  • Assurance of a 35 contact-hours certificate.
  • Lingual Proficiency of the lecturer.
  • Duration of the access to E-learning tools.

PMI® Abu Dhabi Chapter

As per the PMI®, the chapters are fundamental while working at a local level. They help to bridge the networking-gaps between numerous project managers by promoting communication. Thus, these chapters aid interaction, dialogue and sharing of ideas among professionals. Various conferences, seminars and lectures are organized by the PMI® UAE Khaleeji Chapter. These events provide a platform for learning and sharing knowledge.

PMI® grants free PDUs to an individual for becoming a member and on membership renewal. Free PDUs are also rendered by the PMI® for attending seminars and for engaging in other recognized activities. Further, the PMI® newsletter keeps you updated with the contemporary developments in academic domain, member services, networking and the certification process.PMI® UAE Khaleeji Chapter confers the following benefits upon its members:

  • Interactive Discussions: The platforms provide a platform for debate and discussion to its members for assessing the problems, solutions and knowledge regarding project management.
  • Networking: Any member of the PMI® UAE Khaleeji Chapter can connect with the local experts. In the network so formed, there is an orderly flux of ideas and insights from the involved professionals. This leads to an enhanced learning and professional development. Also, such crucial insider connections may help you in locating job vacancies, if any.

  • Conferences and seminars: PMI® UAE Khaleeji Chapter organizes various events such as conferences and seminars which are exclusively for its members.

  • Volunteering Opportunities: Various opportunities for volunteering are presented to its members by the UAE Khaleeji Chapter.

PMI® UAE Khaleeji Chapter is situated in Dubai.Address: PMI® - UAE ChapterBlock No. 6, First Floor – F07
Dubai Knowledge Village
Dubai
United Arab Emirates

The PMI® UAE Khaleeji Chapter in Abu Dhabi Chapter organized an event called Project Manager: ‘Humble Disruptor or Arrogant Outcast?’  on 10th November 2019 at Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi. The event discussed the various kinds of Project Managers. The speaker, Dr Mazin Gadir, talked about the personality traits of different kinds of Project Managers which might affect a project's delivery. The session highlighted some of the crucial factors and project manager’s attributes that affect the team.

The session started with a welcome note delivered by the Abu Dhabi Branch Manager. Following this, a seminar was conducted by Dr Mazin Gadir, who is the Senior Consultant/Advisor at The Executive Office for Organizational Transformation, Dubai Health Authority with responsibility for health strategy development, implementation, execution, and transformation.Over 400 people attended the event. It was free of cost for the Current PMI® UAE Chapter members, while it had cost AED 100 for a current PMI® member(and not a current PMI® UAE Chapter member) and AED 200 for the attendees who were not PMI® UAE Chapter members / nor PMI® members.

The education and certification programs offered by the PMI® UAE Khaleeji Chapter are:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)®
  • Program Management Professional (PgMP)®
  • Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)®
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®
  • PMI® Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)®
  • PMI® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®
  • PMI® Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®
  • PMI® Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®    

Events conducted in Abu Dhabi:

Serial Number

Event Name

Event Date and Time

Event Venue

Location on Google Map

1.

Credentials (Non-PMI® Members Event)

Saturday,
17-11-2018 11:00 am

Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi

Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi

2.

Project Manager: ‘Humble Disruptor or Arrogant Outcast?’

Saturday,
10-11-2018 10:30 am

Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi

Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi

3.

Event for Ex-Members Whose Membership has Expired

Wednesday,
29-08-2018 6:00 pm

Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi

Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi

PMP® Exam in Abu Dhabi

Below are the details of Pearson VUE’s PMP® Exam Test centers  in Abu Dhabi:

S No

Test center name

Test center region

Test center address

Test center phone

1

Al Khawarizmi International College

VUE EMEA

Khawarizmi Training Solutions - Muroor Branch M Floor, next to Main Bus Station Muroor Road Behind Al Wahda Mall (Landmark) 25669 Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

024080000

0565029577

2

Nbiz Infosol 

VUE EMEA

Nbiz Infosol L.L.C Mansour Tower,3rd Floor 302 Al Salam Street Near India Palace Restaurant 33287 Abu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates

97126507983

3

Compubase 

VUE EMEA

DAS Tower, Opposite CI Tower Sultan Bin Zayad Street (32nd Street) Khalidiyah St.17th Floor, Office No.1701 42911 Abu Dhabi, U.A.EUnited Arab Emirates

00971 267 71117

4

New Horizons CLC - Abu Dhabi

VUE EMEA

AL GHAITH TOWER 9th Floor suit 902 33009 Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

[971] 2 6266667

5

Regional Educational Institute

VUE EMEA

Hamdan Street Abu Dhabi Plaza Tower 1st Floor, no 101 0097 Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

+971 26794948

6

Tahaluf Al Emarat Technical Solutions L.L.C

VUE EMEA

Al Bustan Business Tower rabdan street Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

+97126661789

7

Abu Dhabi Polytechnic

VUE EMEA

Institute of Applied Technology Mohammed Bin Zayed City 111499 Abu Dhabi United Arab E mirates

+97126951044

8

Al Khawarizmi International College (Al Bahia)

VUE EMEA

Al Bahia Near Deerfields Mall 25669 Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

022015000

0565029577


9

SELEM DMCC 

VUE EMEA

Office 2406 - HDS Tower - Cluster F Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT) 336536 Dubai United Arab Emirates

0097145135666

The customer service contact number for UAE candidates is 0161 855 7455.

Before scheduling the exam, make sure you meet the minimum system requirements. For the online proctored exam, if you don’t have the right computer equipment, you might not get a refund.
You need to consider the following steps irrespective of your choice for scheduling your PMP® exam through Center-Based Test (CBT) or Online Proctored Test (OP):

  1. Visit the official site of PMI® at www.PMI.org.
  2. You will find ‘Review Application Status’ under the myPMI® section.
  3. Click on ‘Schedule Exam’.
  4. You will be redirected to your Pearson VUE account.
  5. Type the PMI® - Project Management Institute in the space given.

    Note: You need to select your testing program before scheduling, rescheduling or canceling an exam, or you could contact a customer service representative.

  6. Another option is to click on ‘A to Z list of all programs’ which will take you to a list of test sponsors.
  7. Click on ‘P’ to move to PMI® (Project Management Institute) as they are the test sponsor name for PMP®.
  8. Once you find and click on PMI® - Project Management Institute, you’ll land on a page where you need to log in using your unique PMI® eligibility ID.
  9. Then you’ll have to choose between the Center Based Test or Online Proctored Test option.

If you select CBT option:

Continue with the below-mentioned scheduling instructions to take up the PMP® Exam (CBT) in Abu Dhabi Test Center:

  1. Next, you will have to select the booking method option available to you. Select the ‘I will be scheduled for a future date at a test center’ option and click on Next.
  2. On the next page, you will be asked to review the View Testing Policies. Next, click on Schedule this exam.
  3. Next, you will have to select the test center, date and time for your PMP® certification exam. You just need to choose your exam center in Abu Dhabi and then choose a suitable date and time.
  4. After selecting, review the appointment and click on Proceed to Checkout.
  5. Follow the steps and click on Submit Order. This will confirm your appointment
  6. You will receive a confirmation mail from Pearson VUE.

If you select Online Proctored Test:

You need to consider the following steps if you choose to take up the PMP® exam in Abu Dhabi Test Center through Online Proctored Test:

  1. Agree to the online proctoring policies after reading it and click ‘Next’.
  2. The next page comprises of the exam and language aid you have selected. You need to click on ‘View Testing Policies’ and then click on ‘Schedule This Exam’.
  3. In the next step, you need to choose the date and time you wish to take your exam on. However, you do not have to select a location. You can schedule your PMP® exam at any time of the day between Tuesday to Saturday. First, select a date you would like to take your exam on and then the time.
  4. Once you make the selection, you need to review your appointment details and then click on ‘Proceed to Checkout’.
  5. Complete the checkout by following the next steps and then click on ‘Submit Order’.
  6. You will receive a confirmation email from Pearson VUE once your appointment is confirmed.

If you cancel your exam within 30 days of your scheduled appointment, a fee of $70 will be charged. If you fail to cancel your appointment before 48 hours of the exam, you will have to forfeit the entire exam fee.

The Project Management Institute (PMI)® has not yet come up with any updates on Paper-based Testing (PBT). However, it will work with Pearson VUE on the transition of candidates who are scheduled for PBT exam to Pearson VUE test center location on or after 1st July 2019.

Follow the given steps to schedule your PMP® exam with Pearson VUE through telephone:

  • Step 1: The representative at the Pearson VUE’s Contact Center will ask you about your Testing program, which is PMI® or the Project Management Institute. 
  • Step 2: Next, you will have to tell the name of the examination and your PMI® ID. 
  • Step 3: Last but not least, your name, address, email address, and phone number will be verified.

To schedule the Test Accommodations, you must have been granted the facility. Here is what you need to do to schedule the PMP® Exam with Test Accommodations with Pearson VUE:

  • Contact the Pearson VUE Contact Center.
  • Provide the details including the Testing program, name of the examination and your PMI® ID.
  • Next, you will have to verify your name, email address, phone number, and address.

Once you have submitted the PMP® certification fee or completed the PMP® application audit, you will receive a confirmation email that will also give you the PMI® eligibility ID which will be required to schedule the PMP® exam at the Pearson VUE website. It is also available in the myPMI® section of the PMI® website.

  • Visit www.PMI.org and under the Review Application status section, click on Reschedule Exam or Cancel Exam.
  • As you are directed to your Pearson VUE account, under the Upcoming Appointment section, click on the exam that you want to reschedule or cancel.
  • When you review the exam’s current appointment details, you will get an option to reschedule or cancel your exam. 

Note - Remember that if you cancel within 48 hours of your exam, you will have to forfeit the entire exam fee. 

The materials prohibited in the Test locations are -

  • Bags 
  • Beverages 
  • Book 
  • Books 
  • Calculators 
  • Cellular 
  • Coats 
  • Dictionaries
  • Food 
  • Pagers 
  • Sweaters 
  • Tape recorders 
  • Telephones 
  • Wallets 
  • Watches

Online Proctor exam is appropriate for people who wish to take the exams from the comfort of their offices and home. Also, make sure you have the right computer equipment for the exam. 

If you want to take the Online Proctor exam, you need to make sure that you understand the system, environment, technical and testing protocol requirements. You must do this before scheduling an appointment. Just follow these steps:

  1. Running System test
    • Take the computer in the location you will be taking the exam from and download and run them in the system.
    • Make sure that you have a microphone, working internet connection, and a webcam.
    • You will have to take a one-question exam to check your secured browser connection.
  2. Review policies and procedures
    There are some policies and procedures for the online proctor exam, which you can check here.

  3. Verify System Requirements
    Verify that your system meets the system requirements for the online proctor exam.

A cancellation request has to be made to the PMI® in order to cancel a PMP® exam appointment. To make sure that a refund is received, the request has to be made at least 30 days before the exam eligibility expires.

PMP® Exam & PMP Renewal

The validity period of PMP® certification is three years. PDUs are required for renewal of an expired PMP® Certification. They are essential for completing the Continuing Certification Requirements.

For maintaining the PMI® Certification, it is necessary for a professional to earn PDUs on a regular basis. PDUs are prerequisites for CCR (Continuing Certification Requirements). CCR is fulfilled by 60 PDUs and is required for the renewal of PMI® Certification.

The essentials of CCR for PMI® Certification are listed below:

Attaining the PMI® certificationThe CCR cycle starts right from the time of clearing the PMP® exam and continues for 3 years.

Participation in professional development events
You may engage in events that promote professional development to obtain PDUs.

Recording and reporting PDUs
You must submit your PDU claims for the certification via CCRS (CCR System).

Fulfilling the CCR criteria
You must have adequate PDUs to satisfy the CCR criteria for certification.

Completing the CCR application and renewal fee payment
PMI® reminds you of the renewal and fee deposition for the same.

CCR Renewal Completion
Follow the guidelines to maintain the continuity of the certification.

The tasks mentioned below can be performed for earning the 60 PDUs needed:

  • Learning and education
  • Giving back or adding value to your profession

A minimum of 35 PDUs for the renewal of PMP® Certification can be earned through educational activities.

The math associated with PMP® Certification renewal is plain and simple. You are rewarded one PDU for each hour devoted to a project that promoted professional growth. There are five key activities that may help you earn the PDUs required.

  • Teaching and training Courses
  • Digital Media
  • Organizational Meetings/Conferences
  • Reading
  • Learning by self

PMI® ensures that every Project Management professional must acquire and sustain skills in three domains: Technical, Leadership and Business Management. It aids the professionals to perform well and achieve the goals of any project. The PMI Talent TriangleTM is constituted by these three capabilities:Technical Expertise: Immense knowledge, competent practical skills and professional behavior with regard to Project, Program and Portfolio Management defines the technical proficiency.
Leadership:
In order to successfully lead projects, professionals must have effective management skills and enough experience. Fine leadership skills also help in achieving the business objectives.

Business Management and Strategies:
Business growth and development is enhanced by professionals with industrial knowledge and insights.

The list of educational and training events, organized by PMI® UAE Khaleeji Chapter, that reward PDUs are:

Academic and Training Events

Pros & Cons

Educational Events

Pros:

  • PMI® Abu Dhabi chapter organizes numerous formal conferences, seminars and various academic events.

  • Such events may last for 1-3 day(s).

  • You can acquire the knowledge that is rendered by industrial experts and project management professionals.

Cons:

  • These events are paid.
  • You might also need your company’s approval to attend them as you will be away from work for a considerable time.

On-demand E-learning Curriculums

Pros:

  • PMI® Abu Dhabi Chapter extends a number of courses on-demand to enable E-Learning.

Cons:

  • These courses might incur a significant cost since these are presented by the PMI® itself.

Academic Courses

Pros:

  • The PMI® Abu Dhabi Chapter offers educational courses which are Global Accreditation Center (GAC) recognized. These are for the aspirants looking to make a stride in academic domain.

Cons:

  • The GAC programs are complicated for the individuals who lack interest in academic learning.

Training Courses

Pros:

  • Training can be acquired in various domains of project management as offered by Registered Education Providers (REP) and other third-party institutions.

Cons:

  • The REPs and third-party institutes have their own training courses.

  • The courses are often expensive and uncompromising.

Yes. 60 PDUs, mandatory for PMP® Certification renewal can be acquired online by enrolling in a 60 PDU Bundle Training Program. The program should be listed amongst those offered by the Registered Education Provider (REP).The PDUs in the education category must comply with the following requirements based on the PMI Talent TriangleTM:

Education PDUs - Minimum Talent Triangle Requirements

Certification

Technical

Leadership

Business Management

Remaining - across any area of PMI Talent TriangleTM

Minimum Requirement

PMP®

8

8

8

11

35

Four courses are suggested to earn the 60 PDUs necessary for certification renewal. The choice of the courses should be such that the total PDUs acquired are not less than 60.

Courses

PMI® PDUs that can be earned

Microsoft Project Training

45

Agile and Scrum Training

8

ITIL Foundation Certification Training

16

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training

35

In order to help you maintain your credentials, PMI® has a specific criterion for PDUs. A minimal number of PDUs must be earned in each domain of the PMI Talent TriangleTM: technical, leadership and strategic. Yet unlimited number of PDUs can be gained through education. Moreover, enhanced knowledge of a particular discipline enables you to perform better.

The below mentioned courses are listed under the components of PMI Talent TriangleTM as well as the 60 PDU bundle.

Technical

Leadership

Business & Strategic Management

Life Cycle Management

Coaching & Mentoring

Customer Relationship and Satisfaction

Time, Scope, Risk Management

Problem Solving

Benefits Realization

Estimation

Team Building

Legal & Regulatory compliance

Agile Practices

Emotional Intelligence

Strategic Planning & Analysis

Governance

Conflict Management

Operational Functions

Data Gathering and Modeling

Brainstorming

Business Acumen

Earned Value Management

Influencing
Competitive Analysis
Performance Management

Listening

Market Awareness

Risk Management

Interpersonal Skills

Business Models and Structures

PDUs can be acquired via organizational meetings, reading activities as well as self-learning.

Activities

Ways of Obtaining PMP® PDUs

Organizational Meetings/Seminars

  • 1-2 PDU(s) can be earned by attending networking meets with a specific session reserved for any component of the PMI Talent TriangleTM.
  • You can also opt for the core conference at a PMI® seminar (having a particular educational session).

Reading

  • Your passion for reading books can aid CCR completion, for PMP® renewal, by helping you earn PDUs.

Cons:

  • PMI® has capped the number of PDUs that can be awarded for through reading.

Informal Learning

  • Engagement in the informal learning sessions assists you in earning PDUs for PMP® Certification renewal.
  • Taking part in the dialogue sessions conducted by professionals and trainers can also help in earning PDUs for certification renewal.

PDUs for PMP® renewal can also be acquired by giving back or adding value to your profession in Abu Dhabi. You can select one of these activities for the same.