PMP Certification Training in Austin, TX, United States

A comprehensive PMP exam prep course aligned with PMI's 2021 curriculum

  • 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

  • 100% PMP Money Back Guarantee*

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Why should you go for the  PMP certification? 

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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 PMP® certified 

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 this course?

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 will 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 Austin

The PMP® certification, provided by the Project Management Institute, is a globally acknowledged certification. PMP® certification in Austin follows the same set of guidelines that the PMI has set across the world. Since it’s universally accepted, everything from the eligibility requirement to the certification process remains the same in Austin as it does across the world. 

There are several perks you get to enjoy through this PMP® certification at a professional level.  The benefits are as follows:

  • Career Advancement- PMP® certification will propel your career by making you eligible for some of the top designations in companies worldwide.
  • Expands your expertise- Getting a PMP® certification will improve your versatility and skillset so that you can handle even the most challenging projects at your workplace with ease.
  • Higher earning potential- Earning this certification will not only add credibility to your skills but also boost your prospects of getting a raise as well as a promotion in your job.

  • Globally accepted-  PMP® certification is an international recognition of your mettle in project management to employers across the world.

  • Better job opportunities- The best jobs are always saved for those who have the proper training, experience, and knowledge which can be achieved by PMP® certification.

  • Makes you capable of taking on challenging  projects - The certification showcases your skills and will get you opportunities and projects that are challenging and important.

  • Increases visibility to recruiters- According to studies, companies prefer hiring managers who are PMP® certified rather than non-certified individuals.

  • Networking opportunities- PMP® certification allows to you connect with people and network with other managers, locally and internationally.

  • Job Security- Being a highly-specialized skill set, a PMP® certification will never go out of relevance. That’s why certified individuals will stay in demand  for a wide range of opportunities in this field. 

While searching for the best PMP® certification training institute in Austin, make sure that they provide the following options:

  • Classroom training
  • Online learning
  • Live training or through Instructor-led

Moreover, you should also keep the following things in mind before you registering for the PMP® certification training:

  • Research about the PMP® course you want to join.
  • Check whether they conduct Simulation Mock Tests to help you with your exam preparation.
  • You would need about 2-3 study hours every day for 45 days to pass the exam, see if the training center provides you with that kind of support.
  • Make sure the institute offers classroom training because the PMP® syllabus is huge and it needs proper training and attention.
  • On completion of the training, the institute should provide you with a hard copy of the study material, 35 hours certificate and also a good training venue. 

Here is a list of the things you need to make sure while looking out for the best PMP® trainer:

  • Check the testimonials of the trainer.
  • Check if they will be ready to provide offline communications and assistance.
  • See whether the study hours are flexible.
  • Are you being provided with all the required study materials? 
  • Are they providing you with study assistance during the course and after it? 
  • Is your training institute a REP (Registered Education Provider)?
  • Can you access the courses online? 

The application process for PMP® certification is simple. Ensure you meet the eligibility criteria before you apply. The cost for the application is $405 for PMI members and $555 for non-members.Follow the steps below to apply for a PMP® certification online:

  • Log on to PMI.org and create a free account.
  • Confirm your registration and login to your account.
  • Fill the application form.
  • Submit the proof of project management experience and contact hours. Once you submit your application, it takes about 5 days to process the application. Pay for the examination. 
  • Schedule and reserve your spot. 

PMP® Certification Eligibility Austin

The eligibility criteria for PMP® certification are divided into three parts:

  1. The academic education requires a secondary diploma or a degree. 
  2. The project management experience includes a four-year degree with 4,500 hours of leading and directing projects or a secondary degree with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects. 
  3. The project management education includes 35 contact hours of project management education.

The PMP® certification training is accessible in three different ways, the classroom training, instructor-led training, and the self-learning method. These modes have their ups and downs but the self-learning is considered the cheapest of the three.Online training can either be through self-learning mode or instructor-led mode. There are good online platforms where you can get 35 contact hours of PMP® training such as KnowledgeHut.Following are the important factors you should consider before choosing the right online platform for training:

  • Is the training provider registered?
  • Do they guarantee a 35 hours certificate? 
  • Are the videos presented by an English speaker? 
  • What is the duration of eLearning access?

PMP® Certification Cost Austin

The PMP® certification  fee does not just include exam fee and the training fee, but it involves other costs too. Apart from these costs, the expected costs include the cost of exam material, PMI membership and the cost for scheduling and rescheduling through Prometric.The exam fee is similar around the globe and is charged in US dollars by the PMI (Project Management Institute). For PMI members the cost is $405 and $555 for non-PMI members. PMI members can also take up to 3 retakes by giving an extra amount of $275 for each test, whereas, the non-members will have to pay $375 for each test. The following table provides the clear idea about the costs: 

Sl. No.

PMP® Certification Cost (Different Cost Aspects)

Costs

1.

Online training cost for PMP® certification in Austin

$399 to $699

2.

PMP® classroom training in Austin

$699 to $999

3.

Membership cost for PMI Austin Chapter

$12

4.

PMI Membership fee along with joining fee

$139

5.

PMI Membership renewal fee

$129 per year

6.

PMP® Certification Exam fee for PMI members

$405

7.

PMP® Certification Exam fee for non-members

$555

8.

Rescheduling fee for PMI members

$275

9.

Rescheduling fee for non-members

$375

10.

PMBOK® handbook cost for members

Free

11.

PMBOK® handbook cost for non-members

$50 on Amazon

12.

Cost of study guides and resources

$40 to $100

13.

Cost of practice tests

$60 to $100

14.

Renewal cost of PMP® certification for PMI members

$60

15.

Renewal cost of PMP® certification for non-members

$150

PMP® Exam Fee: The PMP® exam can be either computer-based or paper-based. To appear in the PMP® exam, you will have to pay a test fee of $555. If there are no PMI test centers available; the PMI conducts a paper-based test.PMI Membership: If you register yourself for the Project Management Institute (PMI) membership, you will get a discount on your exam fee, and it will reduce from $555 to $405. The membership fee is $129 and joining fee $10.You can download PMBOK® handbook free of cost if you are a registered member of PMI, but for a non-member, it will cost $50 when ordering it from Amazon.

Training costs:
To pass the PMP® exam, you need at least 35 hours of training. You can do this either by taking instructor-led setting or classroom training. You also get an option to choose an online course. The cost of online training in Austin can fluctuate from $399 to $699 whereas; the value of classroom training depends on the time duration

Additional Study:  To help you focus on the essential topics of the PMP® exam, you will require extra study material besides PMBOK®. This will cost somewhere around $40 to $100. You can also receive practice tests for $60 to $100 for a better understanding of the test format.

Credentials: If you are a PMI member, you can renew your credentials by paying $60. You need to get this done every three years after getting your PMI certification, and it will cost you $150 if you are a non-PMI member.

To avail PMP® Classroom training in Austin, you need to spend somewhere around $699 to $999. You can earn a minimum of 35 PMP® renewal PDUs by attending the Classroom training in Austin.

You should keep the following factors in mind before enrolling yourself for the certification:

  • Firstly, check the eligibility criteria for the exam.
  • Before you decide to choose a course, make a list of their positives and negatives.
  • Is the study material enough for you to clear the exam at the first instance?
  • Go through the suggested schedule of the PMP® exam preparation.
  • Lastly, check the study material that has been mentioned for the exam.

With the help of its extensive courseware, expert training, and exam preparation tools, KnowledgeHut will provide you 100% PMP® exam pass guarantee.Following are the characteristics of KnowledgeHut PMP® certification classroom training that will assure you of getting PMP® certification:

  • KnowledgeHut will provide you with six full-length mock exams, practice questionnaire, math formulas, PMP® templates and tips and techniques to pass the exam. This will ensure that you get the maximum benefit from their Exam Success Formula.
  • Their qualified instructors will assist you throughout, from registering for the exam to any post-course doubts.
  • With the help of KnowledgeHut’s unique Eligibility Check, you can check your  eligibility. You can also take advice from their experts regarding PMI® Registration, PMI® Application Form Filling, PMI® Membership, and review of your PMI® Application.
  • Lastly,  you can schedule a 4-6 hours interactive session with experts before the exam to clear your exam related doubts.
  • In case you fail to pass the exam after two attempts, you get a 100% refund of your complete tuition fee except for the discounts that you had availed. But, all the attempts should take place within 90 calendar days after completing the course.

PMP® Exam in Austin

S.No.

Test Centre ID

Test Centre Name

Test Centre Region

Test Centre Address

Test Centre Phone

1

78685

Pearson Professional Centers-Austin (North) TX

VUE Americas

12345 N Lamar Blvd
#270 12345 N Lamar
Blvd, Austin, TX 78753,
USA

512-832-4771

2

56136

Pearson Professional Centers-Austin (South) TX

VUE Americas

Pearson Professional
Center 5100 W US
Hwy 290 Service Rd
Bldg. 2, suite 320, Au 

512-892-0421

3

50509

Pearson Professional Centers-Austin TX

VUE Americas

Centennial Towers
505 E Huntland Dr
# 500, Austin, TX
78752, USA

512-206-0554

4

51464

Austin Community College

VUE Americas

6101 Airport Blvd 
#2221 6101 Airport 
Blvd, Austin, TX 78752,
USA 

512-223-7395

5

69760

Austin Community College District

VUE Americas

4400 College Park Dr 
Building 2000 Room
2223 4400 College
Park Dr, Round Rock,
TX 78665, USA 

512-223-0158

6

55288

Business Communication Solutions

VUE Americas

1508 Dessau Ridge
Ln Bldg 5, Suite 504
1508 Dessau Ridge Ln,
Austin, TX 78754, USA

512-637-9800

7

66585

CyberTex Institute of Technology

VUE Americas

6300 La Calma Drive Suite 350

512-454-6116

8

78826

Learning Research Center-Southside

VUE Americas

2101 S IH 35 Frontage
Rd #205 2101 S IH
35 Frontage Rd, 
Austin, TX 78741, USA

512-913-6362

9

64050

New Horizons Computer Learning Center

VUE Americas

300 E Highland Mall
Blvd #100 300 E
Highland Mall Blvd,
Austin, TX 78752,
USA

512-349-9555

10

66081

Tactix of Austin

VUE Americas

7901 Cameron Rd
Building 2, Suite 325
7901 Cameron Rd, 
Austin, TX 78754, USA

512-541-1500

S.No.

Test Centre ID

Test Centre Name

Test Centre Region

Test Centre Address

Test Centre Phone

1

47119

Pearson Professional 
Centers-Abilene TX

VUE America

3444 N 1st Street Suite
102 Abilene, Texas
79603 United States

325-670-9760

2

68152

Howard College

VUE America

3501 N US Highway
67 Testing Center
Student Service
Building RM 141
San Angelo, Texas
76905 United States 

325-481-8300

3

76320

On-Target Training 
Courses, LLC

VUE America

301 Live Oak St Suite 1
Glen Rose, Texas 
76043 United States

254-897-1234

The service contact number for Austin region is 866-241-5527 (toll-free) and +1-952-905-7397 (toll).

Here is what you need to do to schedule your PMP® Exam through Pearson VUE:
  1. Visit the website www.PMI.org. Find the option “Schedule Exam” under the Review Application Status section and click on it.
  2. The Pearson VUE page comprises of a space to enter the name of your testing program. You need to type PMI® - Project Management Institute in it.

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

  3. Or else, you can click on ‘A to Z list of all programs’ which will take you to a list of test sponsors.
  4. The test sponsor name for PMP® is PMI® (Project Management Institute) which you’ll be able to find once you click on ‘P’.
  5. 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.
  6. In the next step you’ll have to choose between 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 Austin Center:


  1. Select the Booking method to proceed further.
  2. Now click on the ‘I will be scheduled for a future date at a test center’ option and before moving ahead.
  3. Now you have to Schedule the exam before reviewing View Testing Policies.
  4. Before choosing a suitable date and time, pick your exam center in Austin
  5. After finalizing the exam center, examine the appointment and click on Proceed to Checkout.
  6. Finally, click on Submit Order to confirm your appointment
  7. 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 Austin Test Center through Online Proctored Test:

  1. Take a look at the online proctoring policies and then click ‘Next’ after reading them.
  2. You need to click on ‘View Testing Policies’ and then click on ‘Schedule This Exam’ after moving ahead in the page which consists of the exam and language aid.
  3. Now, you need to choose the date and time for your exam.
  4. There is no need to select a location since it's online exam.
  5. You can schedule your PMP® exam at any time of the day between Tuesday to Saturday.Then, select a date you would like to take your exam along with the time.
  6. The next step is to review the appointment details and then click on ‘Proceed to Checkout’.
  7. Conclusively, click on ‘Submit Order’ to confirm your application and recieve a confirmation mail.

Yes. A fee of $70 will be charged if you cancel the exam within 30 days of the scheduled date. Rest of the money will be refunded. However, if you are cancelling the exam before 48 hours of the scheduled appointment, there will be no refunds.

There haven’t been any updates regarding the Paper-based testing (PBT) from the Project Management Institute (PMI)® regarding the PBT. All the PBT exams scheduled on or after 1st July 2019 will be moved to the Pearson VUE test center location.

Scheduling the PMP® Exam via Telephone with Pearson VUE is very easy. All you need to do is after calling the centre is:

  • 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: In the End, your name, address, email address, and phone number will be verified.

To schedule the PMP® exam with test accommodations with Pearson VUE, all you have to do is follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Call the Pearson VUE Contact center for your region.
  • The representative will ask your details regarding your testing program, the name of your exam and your PMI® ID.
  • Lastly, there will be the verification of your name, phone number, email address and address.

After you have submitted the PMP® certification fee or PMP® application audit, you will receive an email confirming the same. The email will also have your 9-digit eligibility ID. The myPMI® section of the Pearson VUE website also contains the eligibility ID.

To reschedule or cancel your exam:

  • Visit the website www.PMI.org and log into your account.
  • Under the Review Application Status, you will find the option Reschedule Exam or Cancel Exam. Click on it.
  • Next, select the exam you want to schedule or cancel.
  • After that, just hit the reschedule or cancel option, whichever you want.

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

The things prohibited in the Test centre are:

  • Food and Beverages
  • Bags and wallets
  • Books and dictionaries
  • Eye drops and medications
  • Sweaters and Coats
  • Watches, pagers, calculators, tape, recorder and cellular

The Online Proctor exam is for anyone who wishes to take the exam from the comfort of their home or office. Currently, the option is available only for Certified Associate in Project Management and PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®. Also, you need to make sure that you have the right equipment to take the exam.

Here are a few steps that you must take before scheduling an appointment for the online proctor exam:

  1. Run System test and exam simulation
    • Ensure that you have the system and are in a location that you will be taking the test. Download the system and run it.
    • You will be creating the exam simulation in your system. This will confirm if your system can handle the online proctor exam.
    • You need a microphone, a webcam and a working internet connection for the simulation to work.
    • Also, to check your secure browser connection, you will have to take a one-question exam.

  2. Review policies and procedures
    For the successful completion of the online proctor exam, certain procedures and guidelines have been laid out. You can check them Policies & Procedure.

  3. Verify System Requirements
    The online proctor exam has some really specific technical requirements. You can review  system meets those system requirements.

If you decide to cancel your appointment and are looking for a refund, then you have to send in a request to the PMI. This request has to be made thirty days before the expiry of your eligibility to give the exam. PMI® will retain a processing fee of $100 if you have not scheduled or taken the examination. Once the refund is administered, the application will be over, and the legitimacy of your eligibility will be over.

PMI Austin Chapter

PMI classifies its chapters as local components that focus on making a platform to allow the PMP® managers to meet, come together, interact and learn. It gives you the opportunity to volunteer, socialize, and increase cognition through their events.

Did you know that you can get free PDUs by getting a PMI membership or by renewing your PMI membership? You can get all these PDUs for free by attending seminars, and other resources provided by PMI. You can also keep yourself updated with the modern progresses happening in the field of project management through their certification, conferences, networking, member services, newsletter, and university.Apart from these, you get the following benefits:

  • Conferences: It offers you an opportunity to have discussions about solutions, applications, and ideas needed to manage your projects.
  • Networking: Once you become a member of the PMI Austin Chapter, you can be in contact with their local "network of expertise." Not only does it provide you with an option to interact with the local experts but also a chance to meet your friends and share your knowledge and experience with them. After getting PMI certified you will get many opportunities to apply to different jobs and build your network.

  • Member services: You can attend events organized exclusively for PMI Austin Chapter members.

  • Volunteer: Apart from this, you can volunteer at different events organized by PMI Austin Chapter.

You can locate and contact the PMI Austin Chapter at:

Address: Norris Centers

2525 W. Anderson Lane, Suite 365

Austin, Texas 78757

Contact: (512) 451-5011.

PMI Austin Chapter,

3267 Bee Caves Rd, Ste 126.

Austin, TX 78746 – 6774.

The mentoring programs will help you enhance your career through the valuable insights from seasoned experts in the field of project management. Your mentors will guide you to move forward confidently in the field of project management.The session will benefit you in the following ways:

  • Individual mentoring is more personal and can last for a month or so.
  • Guiding your inborn leadership capabilities
  • Discovering how to be the best version of yourself
  • Both mentors and mentees can claim for PDUs.

The education and certification programs offered by PMI Austin Chapter are:

  • PMI Austin chapter – exam preparation classes
  • Weekday classroom and online courses
  • Saturday exam prep course
  • Individual mentoring
  • Professional development series (PDS)

PMI Austin Chapter provides you with many opportunities for networking. The conferences and seminars conducted by PMI Austin Chapter are:

  • Monthly Chapter Meeting
  • Mentoring Programs
  • Professional Development Series (PDS)

PMP® Certification Salary in Austin

According to Indeed, a Project Manager in Austin, TX earns an average annual salary of  $81,995, which meets the the national average. The projected salary is based on the data provided by 418 Project Manager employees, users, and job advertisements posted on Indeed in the past 36 months. The tenure of the Project Managers is around 1-3 years in their respective companies.

The average annual income of a Project Manager in Fort Worth is $85,624, whereas, a Project Manager based in Austin has an average annual income of $81,995. The average annual income for the role in both the cities is equal to the national average.

The average annual income of a Project Manager in San Antonio is $84,780 which is equal to the national average. It is more than the average annual income of a Project Manager based in Austin which is $81,995, which is at par with the national average.

The average hourly rate of an IT Project Manager in Austin is $62.72. The per hour rate varies between $36.66 to $97.87 for IT Project Managers with varied work experience and skills

According to Payscale, an IT Project Manager on average earns $83,227 per year in Austin. The annual salary ranges from $52,138 to $122,260 and is determined on the basis of the skills and the experience of the candidate.

The average annual salary of an entry-level IT Project Manager with work experience of 0-5 years is $67,005. The annual salary range is in between $45,131 - $93,283 and depends on the experience and skills of the individual.

A mid-career IT Project Manager with a work experience of 5-10 years earns up to a maximum of $119,514 and a minimum of $54,524 in Austin. The average annual salary of the IT Project Manager is $88,578.

The average annual salary of an experienced IT Project Manager with a work experience of 10-20 years is $101,829 in Austin. The annual salary is in the range of $71,951 to $133,590 based on the skills and experience of the individual.

A professional who has worked for more than 20 years in IT is considered to be a late-career IT Project Manager. A late-career IT Project Manager who works out of Austin can expect an average annual salary of $122,000.

The annual pay-package of an IT Project Manager with a Bachelor's Degree is somewhere in the range of $75,711 to $81,174 in Austin. After accounting for the bonus factor, the annual salary range is between $77,735 to $83,960.

A Project Manager in the IT field with a Master's Degree or an MBA earns somewhere in the range of $76,434 to $82,175 annually in Austin. Additionally, the bonus factor varies in the range of $2,122 to $2,795 per year.

An IT Project Manager with a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree earns somewhere in the range of $77,158 to $83,176 annually in Austin. Including the bonus, the annual salary range goes up to $78,556 and $84,970.

A Program Manager earns in the range of $91,500 to $117,500 annually in Austin. It is 30% higher when compared to the national average salary of the Project Managers.

The top ten major skills required for the role of a Program Manager in Austin are Project Management, Program Management, QA, Agile, Microsoft Project, Change Management, Finance, PMO, Operations, and SDLC.

The annual pay-package range of a Business Analyst is $63,500 to $87,000 in Austin. It is 10% lesser when compared to the national average salary of the Project Managers.

The major skills required by a candidate to get employed as a Business Analyst in Austin are Business analysis, QA, Project Management, SQL, Agile, Acceptance Testing, Microsoft Visio, Use Cases, Business Process, and SDLC.

The annual pay-package range of a Scrum Master is in the range of $78,500 to $98,000 in Austin. This is 12% higher when compared to the national average salary of the Project Managers.

The major skills required by a candidate in order to be eligible for the role of a Scrum Master in Austin are Agile, Scrum Master, Project Management, Scrum, QA, Business Analysis, Sprint, JIRA, Microsoft Project, and Product Owner.

A Product Manager can earn a maximum of $110,500 and a minimum of $88,000 annually in Austin. This is 25% higher when compared to the national average salary of the Project Managers.

The top ten most common skills required to be eligible for the role of a Product Manager in Austin are Product Management, Project Management, Agile, Marketing, QA, Roadmaps, Sales, Business Analysis, Product Development, and Scrum.

The annual pay package of an IT Manager ranges between $70,000 to $89,000 in Austin. The annual pay package of an IT Manager is 1% lower than the national average salary of the Project Managers.

For the role of an IT Manager in Austin, a candidate should possess skills of IT Management, Project Management, Active Directory, Network, Technical Support, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Exchange, Hardware, Infrastructure, and Networking.

The annual pay-package of a Project Coordinator ranges from $50,000 to $65,500 in Austin. The annual income of the Project Coordinator is 29% lesser when compared to the national average salary for Project Managers.

The top common skills required to be eligible for the role of a Project Coordinator in Austin are Project Coordination, Project Management, QA, Microsoft Project, Microsoft SharePoint, Customer Service, Presentations, Sales, Scheduling, and Finance.

The annual salary of a PMO based in Austin ranges between $93,500 to $129,500. The data has been derived from more than 2.2 million profiles and 600,000 salary data points available in Dice.com.

The major skills required for the role of a PMO in Austin are Project Management, Program Management, PMO, Agile, Microsoft Project, QA, Change Management, Business Analysis, Finance, and SDLC.

Company

Annual Salary

Headspring

$85k-$128k

Broadway Technology

$106k-$149k

Bluewolf

$90k-$127k

EMC Consulting

$85k-$120k

Acxiom

$63k-$86k

Infosys

$71k-$97k

City of Austin Texas

$65k-$97k

CSG Government Solutions

$84k-$118k

Leidos

$86k-$128k

Honor

$99k-$143k

A Project Manager - Construction earns $25.17 per hour in Austin. The per hour rate varies in the range of $16.64 to $40.85 for individuals with different skills.

A Project Manager - Construction earns an average annual salary of $85,046 in Austin. The yearly salary ranges from $35,000 to $156,000 for different candidates and is determined on the basis of their skills, expertise, and knowledge. The salary estimates are based on the data provided by 287 Project Manager employees, users, and job advertisements in the Construction sector posted on Indeed in the past 36 months

The yearly salary of an entry-level Project Manager - Construction with a work experience of 0-5 years goes up to a maximum of $79,644 and the minimum salary is $40,702 in Austin. The average annual salary of a Project Manager working in the Construction sector is $60,815.

The average annual salary of a mid-career Project Manager - Construction with a work experience of 5-10 years is $73,434. The annual income ranges from $54,093 to $98,527 which is determined on the basis of the skills and experience of the individual.

An experienced Project Manager - Construction having a work experience of 10-20 years earns an average annual salary of $80,280 in Austin. The annual pay-package ranges between $54,631 to $102,025.

A late-career Project Manager - Construction having a work experience of over 20 years has an average annual salary of $72,323 in Austin. The annual salary ranges from $58,167 to $120,832 for individuals with different skills.

A Project Manager -  Construction having a Bachelor's Degree earns somewhere in the range of $93,169 to $100,247 in Austin. Including the bonus factor, the annual salary range is between $97,085 to $104,117.

A Project Manager -Construction with a Master's Degree or an MBA earns in the range of $94,126 to $101,192 annually. Benefits such as bonus, time off, social security, healthcare, and pension add an additional 30% to the total salary.

A Project Manager - Construction with a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree earns somewhere in the range of $95,083 to $102,138 (excluding bonus) in Austin. The bonus varies in the range of $3,837 to $4,504 per year.

A Director of Information Security professional with 5 years of experience earns somewhere in the range of $125,500 to $155,000 in Austin. This is 92% higher when compared to the national average salary of Construction Managers in the US.

The major skills required for the role of Director of Information Security in Austin are Information Security, Security, Senior Management, Project Management, Risk Management, CISSP, Network Security, Network, Cyber Security, and Incident Management.

The annual salary of a Project Engineer in Austin, TX is between the range of $66,000 to $86,000. The annual salary is 1% above the national average salary of Construction Managers in the US.

The top 10 most essential skills required to be eligible for the role of a Project Engineer in Austin are Project Engineering, Project Management, QA, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Operations, Drawing, and Network.

Company

Annual Salary

Hoar Construction, LLC

$67k-$102k

Bowman Consulting Group

$69k-$110k

GPAC

$87k-$144k

SpawGlass

$64k-$97k

Torchy's Tacos

$55k-$84k

CBRE

$94k-$152k

Swinerton Builders

$81k-$114k

CTEH

$76k-$115k

Perry Homes

$47k-$79k

Texas Department of Transportation

$49k-$76k

The average annual income of a Project Manager in San Diego, CA is $94,727 which is 12% higher than the national average, whereas,average annual salary of a Project Manager in Austin is approximately $81,995, which meets the national average.

The average salary of a Project Manager in Cambridge, MA is $84,546 per annum and it meets the national average. The expected yearly earnings of a Project Manager in Austin are $81,995 which is at par with the national average.

The average annual salary of a Project Manager based in Detroit is $91,592, which is 8% above the national average. On the other hand, the average annual salary of a Project Manager based in Austin is $81,995, which meets the national average.

According to a survey conducted in Austin in 2017-18 which included 265 self-reported certified and 260 non-certified PMP® managers. 150 out of 265 PMP® certified professionals got a hike from 25% to 35% whereas; only 80 out of 265 non-certified managers were able to get a hike.

According to a survey conducted in Austin which included 265 self-reported certified and 265 non-certified PMP® managers, 150 certified professionals got promoted soon after they completed their PMP® certification. This shows that PMP® certification plays an essential role in the promotion department. 

Companies like VMware, H E B, Procore Technologies, Cisco Systems, etc. usually prefer hiring PMP® certified Project Managers over non-certified Project Managers in Austin.Companies prefer professionals who are not only PMP® certified but also have other essential skills like Program management, Microsoft office, Finance, PMO, Operations and Change management, etc.

PMP® Exam & PMP® Renewal

PMP® certification can be valid for three years and after that you can renew your PMI certification by earning PDUs to fulfill CCR (Continue Certification Requirement).

To actively maintain your PMI certification as a part of CCR, it is crucial for you to earn PDUs. To fulfill the CCR requirement you need to earn 60 PDUs.

PMI’s CCR process includes the following steps:

Step 1

Earn a PMI certification

 

Your CCR period begins at the completion of the exam and lasts for three years.

Step 2

Participate in professional development activities

 

You need to participate in professional development activities to earn PDUs.

Step 3

Record and report PDUs

 

Once you have recorded your PDUs, you need to submit them through the CCR system.

Step 4

Fulfill CCR requirements

 

To meet the CCR requirements for your certification, you need to earn enough PDUs.

Step 5

Complete CCR application and pay renewal fee

 

PMI will send you the information for renewal, and you need to pay for it.

Step 6

CCR Renewal Complete

 

To continue maintaining the CCR, you need to follow its guidelines.

 You can earn PDUs by participating in professional development activities that revolve around the following areas:

  • Education
  • Giving back to the profession

By participating in the activities involved in the area of education, you can earn a minimum of 35 PMP® renewal PDUs.

PMI has updated its CCR program by including a Talent Triangle Concept that helps you in developing your skills in three areas defined by the PMI. These areas are technical project management, leadership, and strategic business management. The PMI Talent TriangleTM, therefore, is a blend of these three competencies and includes:Technical project management: You should have technical knowledge of the project activities that you will need to do, for example, you should know how to calculate the earned value, cost management, etc.Leadership: You should possess leadership skills to help develop a vision for your team members and inspire them to achieve the targets.

Strategic and business management: This will help you analyze business decisions before you implement them. These include cost-benefit analysis, market conditions, legal requirements, etc.

The entire process of calculating PMP® certification renewal is quite easy. You can earn 1 PDU by spending 1 hour in doing an activity that will improve your professional development.You can involve yourself in the following 5 activities and earn the required PDUs:

  • Training or courses
  • Online or digital media
  • Organizational meetings
  • Reading 
  • Informal learning

By signing up for a 60 PDU bundle training program from a renowned Registered Education Provider; you can earn these PDUs online.Nonetheless, as per the PMI Talent TriangleTM, remember that the distribution of PDUs should follow the requirements mentioned below:

Education PDUs - Minimum Talent Triangle Requirements

Certification

Technical PDUs Required

Leadership PDUs Required

Strategic PDUs Required

Remaining PDUs - across any area of PMI Talent Triangle

Total Minimum Required

PMP®

8

8

8

11

35

The four courses that will help you in earning 60 PDUs are mentioned down below, and you can choose the one that fits your requirement:

Courses

PMI PDUs you earn

Microsoft Project Training

45 PMI PDUs

Agile Scrum Certification Training

8 PMI PDUs

ITIL Foundation Certification Training

16 PMI PDUs

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training

35 PMI PDUs

To maintain your credentials, you have to earn a minimum number of PDUs in each skill areas of the PMI Talent Triangle—technical, leadership, and strategic and business management. However, there is no limit on the number of PDUs that can be earned in the education category and sometimes PDUs earned through education can also exceed the required amount but that doesn’t hurt. The more knowledge you obtain through training in a related category, the better equipped you will be to practice as a competent Project Manager.

To earn PDUs, you can attend the following educational events and training programs:

Training and educational events

Pros & Cons

Educational Events

Pros:

  • PMI Austin chapter conducts events like conferences, seminars, and other learning events.

  • These events last for 1 to 3 days.

  • You are exposed to the knowledge shared by project management professionals and speakers from various industries.

Cons:

  • You have to pay for these events and training.

  • Getting your company's permission to attend these events can be challenging as it requires you to be away from work for quite some time.
E-learning On-demand Courses

Pros:

  • PMI Austin Chapter provides a few on-demand and e-learning courses.

Cons:

  • You have to pay PMI for these courses.

Education Courses

Pros:

  • PMI Austin Chapter offers additional educational courses renowned by the GAC (Global Accreditation Center) to help you grow more academically.

Cons:

  • GAC programs can be challenging if you are not much interested in academics.

Training Courses

Pros:

  • You also get a chance to attend events provided by Registered Education Providers (REP) and third-party institutions.

Cons:

  • The schedule will go according to them as they have their own calendar of programs.

  • Budget and accessibility can be a significant problem, so check before you sign up for these courses.

The activities included in the three components of the PMI talent triangle are:

Technical

Leadership

Business & Strategic Management

Life Cycle Management

Coaching & Mentoring

Customer relationship & 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

You can earn PMP® PDUs in the following ways:

Activities

Ways to receive your PMP® PDUs

Organizational Meetings

  • You can earn 1 or 2 PDUs by attending a network or professional meeting related to the talent triangle.

  • You can also attend a keynote session in a PMI seminar or conference.

Reading

  • If you are passionate about reading books, it can help you in fulfilling CCR in earning PMP® PDU.

Cons:

  • The only drawback of this activity is that PMI puts a limit on the number of PDUs you can earn.

Informal Learning

  • Attending the informal sessions can help you in earning PMP® renewal PDUs.

  • Besides, you can also attend interactive sessions and share knowledge with experts, mentors, etc. to get PDUs.

You can add value or give back to the profession by choosing any one of the following activities:

Roles

Ways to earn PMP® renewal PDUs

Practitioner

By working as a Practitioner, you can contribute to several projects by sharing information and skills.

Create Content

You can renew your PMP® PDU by using your creativity in writing content, being a blogger, creating presentations, or conducting webinars.

Presentation

Your skills as a speaker in exhibitions, conferences or seminars can help you earn PMP® PDUs.

Volunteer

Volunteering or contributing to social causes can be of great help. You can check the PMI website for further information; make sure that you mention the number of hours you have committed to these activities.

Webinars

Attending webinars will help you in earning a couple of PMP® PDUs.

By giving back to the profession or adding value to the job, you can earn a maximum of 25 PDUs in Austin:

Categories

PDUs

Work as Project management practitioner

8 maximum

Others

17 maximum

Skill you will gain with the PMP certification

Leadership

Time management

Mentorship

Team building

Conflict resolution

Motivation

Negotiation

Agility

Risk management

Problem-solving

Leading change

Customer service

Operations management

Project communications

Project risk assessment

Budget planning

Project governance

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PMP Certification Course Curriculum

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Learning Objectives 
In the introductory module, you will be introduced to PMI®, the PMBOK® Guide and the various certifications offered by PMI.


Topics 

  • What is PMI? 
  • What is the PMBOK® Guide? 
  • Evolution of the Project Management Institute 
  • Certifications offered by the PMI® 
  • PMI® contact resources 
  • What is PMP?

Learning Objectives
In this module, you will learn to manage conflict, lead a team, support team performance, empower team members and stakeholders, ensure that team members and stakeholders are adequately trained, build and maintain a team, remove impediments, and build a shared understanding within the team and among stakeholders.


Topics 

  • Build a team 
  • Define team ground rules 
  • Negotiate project agreements 
  • Empower team members and stakeholders 
  • Train team members and stakeholders 
  • Engage and support virtual teams 
  • Build shared understanding about a project

Learning Objectives 
In this module, you will learn to select the appropriate methods to carry out the project, plan and manage scope, budget, resources, schedule, establish project governance and manage project closure.


Topics 

  • Determine appropriate project methodology/methods and practices 
  • Plan and manage scope 
  • Plan and manage budget and resources 
  • Plan and manage schedule 
  • Plan and manage quality of products and deliverables 
  • Integrate project planning activities 
  • Plan and manage procurement 
  • Establish project governance structure 
  • Plan and manage project/phase closure

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


Topics 

  • Assess and manage risks 
  • Execute project to deliver business value 
  • Manage communications 
  • Engage stakeholders 
  • Create project artifacts 
  • Manage project changes 
  • Manage project issues 
  • Ensure knowledge transfer for project continuity 

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


Topics 

  • Lead a team 
  • Support team performance 
  • Address and remove impediments, obstacles, and blockers 
  • Manage conflict 
  • Collaborate with stakeholders 
  • Mentor relevant stakeholders 
  • Apply Emotional Intelligence to promote team performance 

Learning Objectives
Learn how to manage compliances, deliver project benefits and value and employ continuous process improvement. 


Topics

  • Manage compliance requirements 
  • Evaluate and deliver project benefits and value 
  • Evaluate and address internal and external business environment changes 
  • Support organizational change 
  • Employ continuous process improvement 

Learning Objectives 
This final session will be a comprehensive preparation for the PMP exam. Know what to expect and how best to prepare for a first-time pass. This course comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. 


Topics 

  • PMP Exam Preparation 
  • Sample Questions 
  • Tricky Test Questions 
  • Exam Tips and Tricks 

FAQs on the PMP Certification Course

PMP Certification Course

Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP certification demonstrates to employers, clients and colleagues that a project manager possesses project management knowledge, experience and skills to bring projects to successful completion.  

As the demand for skilled project managers is at a critically urgent level, the PMP certification empowers you with the professional skills necessary to lead project teams and achieve successful project results.  The PMP certification course enables you to: 

  • Validate your commitment to continued excellence and quality. 
  • Demonstrate your proficiency in project management. 
  • Grow your career in project management with confidence.  
  • Enhance your salary (Year after year, the PMP certification has garnered global recognition and commanded a higher salary for certified individuals over non-certified individuals). 
  • Enable you to network with industry leaders and Agile professionals 
  • Begin your project management journey to advanced certifications like PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®, PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)® and others. 
  • Give your career a boost and make you eligible for best roles in top companies globally. 
  • Enhance your versatility and expand your skillset through rigorous training and coursework.

The new PMP course has been thoughtfully designed to make you a skilled Project Manager. You will be equipped with all the tools and techniques to design, organize, execute and complete projects within the set deadlines and allocated budget. By the end of the course, you will be equipped with the skills to: 

  • Value servant leadership
  • Measure training outcomes
  • Maintain team and knowledge transfer
  • Assess behaviour with the help of personality indicators
  • Examine the personality indicators and check the emotional needs of stakeholders
  • Assess opportunities to deliver value incrementally
  • Subdivide the tasks into modules and find the Minimum Viable Product
  • Coordinate with other projects and other operations
  • Recommend a project methodology or approach(agile/hybrid/predictive)
  • Use iterative incremental practices throughout the project lifecycle(Lessons learned/ Stakeholder Engagement)
  • Confirm approach for knowledge transfers
  • Classify compliance categories
  • Determine potential threats to compliance
  • Use methods to support compliance
  • Analyze the consequences of noncompliance
  • Determine the necessary approach and action to address the compliance needs(risk/legal)
  • Measure the project compliance
  • Evaluate delivery options to demonstrate the value
  • Assess organizational culture
  • Manage conflicts within and across teams 
  • Motivate and build high-performance teams 
  • Become a sought-after Project Manager, Program Manager or Portfolio Manager. 

The workshop is aimed at project managers, aspiring project managers and anyone who manages projects. It is also relevant to other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects, including: 

  • Mid-Level and Senior Project Managers 
  • Project Coordinators 
  • Project Analyst 
  • Project Leaders 
  • Product Managers 
  • Program Managers 
  • Project Sponsors 
  • Team Leaders 
  • Anyone who wishes to build-up knowledge in agile and hybrid approaches 

Software Requirements  

  • Internet browser  
  • MS Word or Notepad for Case Study  

System Requirements  

  • Windows or equivalent environment with Internet browser and high-speed Internet connectivity. 

There are no prerequisites to attend the course. Anyone interested who wishes to build-up knowledge in project management, agile and hybrid approaches will benefit from the course. 

Once you have mastered PMP, you can consider the certifications below: 

  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) 
  • PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP®) 
  • PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP®) 
  • PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA®) 
  • Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP®) 

PMP Certification Process

PMP certifications are offered by Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI®), the accrediting body for PMP certification. 

KnowledgeHut’s partnership with PMI dates back to 2011 when it became a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). As a result of meeting rigorous standards for training quality and effectiveness over the years, KnowledgeHut has now achieved Premier Authorized Training Partner (ATP) status with PMI.  

You cannot take the PMP exam without undertaking 35 hours of project management education, either as a self-paced e-learning or live instructor-led training from an Authorized Training Partner (ATP) of PMI, like KnowledgeHut.

To fulfil eligibility requirements for the PMP exam, you must fulfill the following: 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

  • Secondary Degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or global equivalent), OR
  • Four-year Degree (bachelor’s degree or global equivalent), OR
  • Bachelor's or Post-Graduate degree from a GAC accredited program (bachelor’s degree or master's or global equivalent).

PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum five years/60 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience, OR
  • Minimum three years/36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience, OR
  • Minimum two years/24 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT EDUCATION

  • 35 contact hours of formal education, unless you are an active CAPM holder.

Some find the application process for the PMP exam to be quite complex. When you enrol for a PMP certification training program with KnowledgeHut, you'll benefit from step-by-step guidance by a KnowledgeHut in-house SME on your PMI® registration and membership as well as your application review and submission. The expert will hand-hold you through the entire process, so that you can focus on what matters - your exam preparation. In addition to this, you’ll also benefit from a 100% money-back guarantee.

Here are the ten steps to get PMP certified: 

Step 1: Confirm your eligibility to become a PMP certified project manager before proceeding.

Step 2: Register on the PMI® website, or become a PMI® member and member of your local chapter.

Step 3: Undertake 35 hours of PMP Training from an Authorized Training Partner (ATP) like KnowledgeHut to earn 35 PDUs (PMI’s Education requirement).

Step 4: Check out the PMP classroom training schedules & dates to find a suitable session that meets your requirements.

Step 5: Sign up for the PMP Exam by filling the PMI® application form and submit it to PMI® for approval.

Step 6: Once your online application has been determined to be complete, PMI will send your eligibility code, requesting payment.

Step 7: Pay the credential fee payment ($405 for PMI members; $555 for non-members). 

Step 8: Schedule your PMP exam on the PMI® app, my.pmi.org; you can choose to take the exam at a Pearson VUE test center or via the online proctored testing solution.

Step 9: Develop a detailed study plan and study hard; study the PMBOK® Guide thoroughly a few times, as it is one of the primary references for the Exam.

Step 10: Appear for the exam with the required documents and aim for at least 80% or higher (this is a guideline rather than a rigid pass percentage criterion as PMI have not published the pass score in recent times).

You will get detailed information about applying for the PMP exam in PMI’s PMP Handbook. The handbook provides information on all testing modalities, policies and procedures for obtaining and maintaining the PMP certification. You will find tips and important information on the certification process including the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program. 

You do not need to earn all 35 contact hours from one project management course. However, it is more structured to acquire all the project management knowledge from a single course that focuses on the latest PMBOK® Guide framework.  

Yes, you should have completed the 35 PMP contact hours before submitting your PMP application. Yes. You would need to enter the course details together with the date of completion on the PMP application form before submitting. 

The PMBOK® Guide refers to PMI's Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge® and the latest edition, the Sixth Edition, published in 2017, can be downloaded here. As per the history of the PMBOK Guide, PMI releases a new version every 4 to 5 years to keep up with the latest best practices and trends. We anticipate the seventh version of the PMBOK Guide being released sometime in 2021 or early 2022. 

The PMBOK® Guide is a great resource and an extremely useful one to prepare for the PMP exam. The PMP exam tests your understanding of project management from PMI’s perspectives, which the PMBOK Guide captures in a very organized and systematic way. 

Yes, you will receive a course completion certificate from KnowledgeHut on successfully completing the course.  

The time it will take you to get PMP certified depends on your effort and capability as well as your experience and qualifications. To be eligible for the PMP exam, you need to meet the experience and education requirements, and pass the PMP examination, a 180-question, multiple-choice exam. Along with fulfilling eligibility requirements, professionals typically take between 2 to 4 months to prepare for the exam.

The PMP certification status can be verified via PMI’s Certification Registry. However, inclusion in the registry is voluntary, so not all certification holders may be listed.

To verify a certification holder's status, enter an individual's last name/surname in the search field and a list of matches will be displayed.

Renewing your certification enables you to demonstrate your commitment to continuing professional development. It also demonstrates the value of your knowledge in project management to employers, peers and colleagues.  

Below are the steps to renew your PMP certification. 

  • Acquire 60 PDUs for every 3-year cycle. 
  • Enter your PDUs in the online CCR system (CCRS). 
  • Pay the renewal fee according to the instructions mentioned on the renewal reminder notification from PMI. 

Ways to earn PDUS; 

  • Through education you can earn a maximum of 35 PDUs 
  • Giving back to the PMI will get you a maximum of 25 PDUs. Volunteering activities, working as project management professional and generating knowledge are some ways to give back to the PMI.  

Professional Development Units (PDUs)

PDUs are Professional Development Units issued by the Project Management Institute®. They can be earned by completing educational training or learning opportunities, which serve to validate your participation and continued proficiency in the principles and practices of project management. 

PDUs are the measuring unit used to quantify your professional development as part of the PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program. 1 PDU = 1 hour of learning/activity. 

PDUs recognize your dedication to the project management world through the award of credits for every educational effort you make throughout your career. PDUs are offered by the PMI®, and every PMI certification, except the CAPM®, requires you to earn a specific number of PDUs per three-year certification cycle.  

You will be eligible for 35 PDUs on course completion that can be used for recertification from PMI® Inc. 

You can earn PDUs by attending training programs offered by PMI Authorized Training Partners or by organizations or universities. Whenever you attend a PMI congress, webinar, conference or any other event or indulge in self-directed learning, you can earn PDUs. 

You can start earning and recording PDUs as soon as you earn a PMI certification. Any activities you have completed before earning your certification will not count as PDUs for your newly acquired certification. 

Yes, you can transfer PDUs to your next certification cycle if you have earned PDUs above the required total of 60 for PMP, in the last year of your 3-year certification cycle. The PDUs you earned in the first two years cannot be utilized in a future cycle. Further details can be found in the PMP Handbook 

No, you do not need to submit any supporting documentation to report new PDUs. However, it is recommended that you keep a folder of all PDU-related documentation handy for at least 18 months post your Continual Certification Requirement (CCR) cycle, so it is readily available should you be randomly selected for an audit. 

You can find out more about PDUs in PMI’s FAQs

PMP Audit

The submission of a PMP exam application indicates your agreement to comply with PMI’s terms of the audit process. All applications are subject to an audit, although only a percentage of applications are selected for audit.  

The purpose of the audit is to enhance the credibility of the certification programs and maintain the high standard established. 

KnowledgeHut is right by your side throughout your certification process. Right from your enrollment for the PMP training program, you will receive comprehensive assistance for PMI registration and membership and review and submission of your PMP exam application. 

Should your application get selected for the audit process, you will have 90 days to gather and submit all certificates and documentation to substantiate your project management experience and project management-related education; proper verification for the project experience listed in the application must be provided. A KnowledgeHut expert will guide you through every step to ensure application and exam success. All you need to do is focus on your exam preparation.

You would need to submit: 

  1. Copies of your diploma/global equivalent 
  2. Signatures from your supervisor(s) or manager(s) from the project(s) recorded in the experience verification section of the application 
  3. Copies of certificates and/or letters from the training institute(s) for each course recorded on the application to meet the required contact hours of project management education 

You have 90 days to submit the requested documentation. Provided you submit all the necessary documentation to meet the terms and requirements of the audit process, the audit should take just about five to seven business days to complete. 

If selected for audit, you may not continue with the certification process until you have complied with the audit requirements. The completed audit forms can be sent by regular postal mail or express courier service, to the address below. All materials must be sent at one time, in one envelope.  

  • PMI 
  • Attn: Certification Audit 
  • 14 Campus Blvd. 
  • Newtown Square, PA 19073-3299 USA 

If a PMP audit fails, PMI’s Certification Department will take further actions depending on the specific case. 

You will need to get a colleague, peer, client or sponsor verify programs and/or projects that you were the manager or supervisor for. The person would need to have sufficient knowledge of the project to be able to verify your project management experience. 

No, PMI will retain the documentation submitted as per its internal auditing procedures. 

Yes, audit materials are completely confidential, and PMI will not be sharing this with any third parties unless legally required to do so. 

You can find more information about the audits in the PMP Handbook

PMP Exam

The exam is conducted by PMI®. KnowledgeHut is an Authorized Training Partner of PMI. 

Yes, once you pay the PMP Certification fee or complete the PMP application audit, you will receive an approval email/audit verification confirmation email from PMI®. This email consists of your PMI® Eligibility ID which you will need to schedule your PMP exam at the Pearson VUE website. 

Note: You can also recover your PMI® Eligibility ID on the my PMI® section of the PMI® website in case you lose the email. 

To fulfil eligibility requirements for the PMP exam, you require: 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Secondary Degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or global equivalent) OR Four-year Degree (bachelor’s degree or global equivalent) OR Bachelor's or Post-Graduate degree from a GAC accredited program (bachelor’s degree or master's or global equivalent);

PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE: Minimum five years/60 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience OR minimum three years/36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience OR minimum two years/24 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience;

PROJECT MANAGEMENT EDUCATION:  35 contact hours of formal education unless you are an active CAPM holder, minimum three years/36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience and 35 contact hours of formal education unless you are an active CAPM holder.

The experience and education requirements for the exam can be quite confusing. When you enrol for a PMP certification training program with KnowledgeHut, you'll benefit from step-by-step guidance by a KnowledgeHut in-house SME on your PMI® registration and membership. The expert will hand-hold you through review and submission of your PMP exam application, so you can focus on what matters - your certification. In addition to this, you’ll also benefit from a 100% money-back guarantee.

You can take your PMP exam either at a Pearson Vue Test Center or via an Online Proctored Test by following these steps: 

  • Step 1: Log in to www.PMI.org and then move to ‘Review Application Status’ under myPMI® section. Click on ‘Schedule Exam’. 
  • Step 2: You’ll be redirected to your Pearson VUE account.  
  • Step 3: The landing page of your Pearson VUE account comprises of a space where you need to search the name of your testing program. For PMP, you need to search for PMI® - Project Management Institute. 
  • Note: Before scheduling, rescheduling, or canceling an exam, it is mandatory for you to select your testing program, or you can also choose to contact one of the customer service representatives. 
  • There is another way to find and select your testing program. You can find a list of all test sponsors on the landing page of your Pearson VUE account by clicking on ‘A to Z list of all programs’. 
  • Step 4: In the next step, click on ‘P’ to find PMI® (Project Management Institute) which is the test sponsor or testing program name for PMP exam. 
  • Step 5: Clicking on PMI® - Project Management Institute will take you directly to a landing page where you need to use your unique PMI® eligibility ID to log in. 
  • Step 6: Now you need to choose between Center Based Test (CBT) or Online Proctored Test (OP) option. 

On selecting CBT option: 

  • Step 7.1: Select the booking method for your PMP exam. You need to select the ‘I will be scheduling for a future date at a test center’ option and then click on ‘Next’. 
  • Step 7.2: Clicking on ‘Next’ will take you to the View Testing Policies page where you need to review the testing policies and then click on ‘Schedule this exam’. 
  • Step 7.3: Choose the test center, date, and time for your PMP certification exam.  
  • Step 7.4: Once you choose your test center, date, and time, review the appointment and then click on ‘Proceed to Checkout’. 
  • Step 7.5: Just follow the steps and click on Submit Order which will confirm your appointment. 
  • Step 7.6: On completion of the process, you will receive a confirmation mail from Pearson VUE. 

On selecting Online Proctored Test: 

  • Step 8.1: Select the Online Proctored Test option for your PMP certification exam, you need to read and agree to the online proctoring policies and then click ‘Next’. 
  • Step 8.2: You’ll come across the exam and language aid. First, click on ‘View Testing Policies’ and then click on ‘Schedule This Exam’. 
  • Step 8.3: As you will be taking the exam from home, you don’t need to select any exam center. Select the time of the exam once you select the date. Schedule your PMP exam at any time between Tuesday and Saturday. 
  • Step 8.4: Review your appointment details once you make the selection and then click on ‘Proceed to Checkout’. 
  • Step 8.5: Follow the next steps and then click on ‘Submit Order’. 
  • Step 8.6: Once your appointment is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation mail from Pearson VUE. 

While submitting an application, you don’t need to send in any documentation. However, if you are selected for a random audit, you will need to send your supporting documentation. To find out more about PMI's audit process, refer to the PMP Handbook and the audit FAQs. 

PMI’s PMP Application Checklist is a handy checklist to ensure you’re following PMI guidelines as follows: 

  • Project entries should represent professional project work experience only.  
  • All projects to be listed individually. Multiple projects not to be entered together. 
  • True title of the project or basic descriptor of the project purpose should be used. 
  • Each project descriptions should be high level summaries of the project. 
  • Project entries should not include routine, operational, or administrative tasks and responsibilities. 
  • Number of team members who participated in this project and the budget for the project should be accurate. 
  • If selected for the PMI audit process, proper verification for the project experience listed in the application must be provided. 

Some find the application process for the PMP exam to be quite complex. When you enrol for a PMP certification training program with KnowledgeHut, you'll benefit from step-by-step guidance by a KnowledgeHut in-house SME on your PMI® registration and membership as well as your application review and submission.

PMI conducts random audits of the applications to ensure the credibility of the certification program and of the certification holders. If your application is selected for the audit process, you will have 90 days to gather and submit all certificates and documentation to substantiate your project management experience and project management-related education; proper verification for the project experience listed in the application must be provided.

A KnowledgeHut expert will hand-hold you through the entire process, enabling you to focus on what matters - your exam preparation. In addition to this, you’ll also benefit from a 100% money-back guarantee.

The latest PMP exam was rolled out by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) on January 2, 2021.

The latest (2021) PMP certification exam pattern is as follows: 

  • Number of questions: 180 (the previous exam was 200, but the same number of questions will be scored)
  • Time: 230 minutes
  • Breaks: One additional break for a total of two 10-minute breaks for computer-based tests; no scheduled breaks for paper-based exams.
  • Question type: Combination of multiple-choice, multiple responses, matching, hotspot and limited fill-in-the-blank. See prototype questions for examples.
  • Difficulty level: The questions are populated as per the difficulty level. The questions are randomized so that no two candidates will get similar questions. The easier the question, the higher the passing score determinant and the higher or tougher the question, the easier the passing score. 
  • Domains covered: While the old exam focused mainly on the stages of a project, the new one encompasses everything and everyone involved, namely:

  1. PEOPLE – 42% of items on the exam, emphasizing the skills and activities associated with effectively leading a project team. 
  2. PROCESS – 50% of items on the exam, reinforcing the technical aspects of managing a project.
  3. BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT – 8% of items on the exam, highlighting the connection between projects and organization strategy.

The exam will include content that spans the value delivery spectrum, including predictive, agile and hybrid approaches. 

You can learn more about the 2021 PMP Exam Content Outline here.

The new examination blueprint detailing the percentage of questions contained in each project management process group is as follows: 

  • People: 42%  
  • Process: 50% 
  • Business Environment: 8% 

More details can be found in the PMP New Examination Content Outline – Jan 2021 

PMI® rolled out new changes to the PMP exam based on thorough research into how the project management profession has evolved since the last changes made in 2015. Three significant changes include:

1. PMP Exam Format

The new exam is comprised of 180 questions, which need to be answered within 230 minutes (one additional break for a total of two 10-minute breaks for computer-based tests; no scheduled breaks for paper-based exams). Questions will be a combination of multiple-choice, multiple responses, matching, hotspot and limited fill-in-the-blank.

2. PMP Exam Content

While the old exam focused mainly on the stages of a project, the new one encompasses everything and everyone involved, namely:

PEOPLE – 42% of items on the exam, emphasizing the skills and activities associated with effectively leading a project team. 

PROCESS – 50% of items on the exam, reinforcing the technical aspects of managing a project.

BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT – 8% of items on the exam, highlighting the connection between projects and organization strategy.

3. Exam Preparation

Through its Authorized Training Partners (ATP), PMI is making available its digital resources for exam preparation. When you enrol for KnowledgeHut's PMP training, you will receive comprehensive exam preparation support.

You can learn more about the 2021 PMP Exam Content Outline here.

PMI takes about 5 days to carry out an Application Completeness Review. If selected for the audit process, you will have 90 days to submit your audit materials. PMI processes audit materials within 5 to 7 days.  

There is no re-evaluation for the PMP exam. However, if you fail you can attend the exam again. Ensure that you use the remaining two attempts within a year of your eligibility period. If you don’t, you cannot fill the PMP exam application form for a year. If you still fail the remaining two attempts, you have to wait for a year from your last exam attempt before you can re-apply and write the exam. 

You can retake the exam if you fail, provided your next attempt is within your eligibility period of 1 year.

If you have already passed the test, you will not be able to take it again to receive a better score.