PMP Certification Training in Baltimore, MD, 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 Baltimore

The PMP® certification, provided by the Project Management Institute, is a globally acknowledged certification. The eligibility and process of achieving the PMP® certificate are the same throughout the world including Baltimore.

Getting a PMP® certification helps you to manage the projects in a better way and brings out the best of your abilities. There are several benefits of the PMP® certification such as the following:

  • Credibility: Most organizations call the candidates after evaluating their resume. The PMP® certificate adds more value to the resume and also adds to your credibility.
  • Networking: As a PMI® member,  you can attend various events and conferences conducted by the PMI. You get the opportunity to interact with fellow professionals, gain knowledge and new ideas and build new industry connections.
  • Challenging Environment: When you are a certified PMP® , you can work in almost all challenging environments and establish your potential and capabilities.
  • Master in communication: You gain an edge over other candidates with regards to your language communication and can interact better with international clients.

  • Growth in income: When your credibility increases, you have higher chances for income growth. You will be a valuable asset for the organization, and  you can expect to earn a better pay scale.

  • Better career Prospects: As a PMP® certified professional, you will get improved job opportunities as most of the reputed global organizations prefer PMP® certified professionals.

  • Job security: PMP® certified professionals are at the top of the organization's hierarchy and have a job assurance even in the tough market conditions.

  • Add Value to business:  A PMP® certified project manager acquires extensive knowledge to lead the team and provides the best ability to the company by adding value to the business.

  • Required across industries: A project manager plays a crucial role in the administration irrespective of the type of company and industry. Therefore you can work on your core competence with any industry that you are passionate about.

  • Enhanced Business culture: Not every company or business is same, but when you are a project manager, you get an exposure to work with various teams which helps you to experiment and form a better business culture.

There are three essential elements that one should ensure before choosing an institute for undergoing PMP® certification training in Baltimore and these include:

  • Hands-on Classroom training
  • Virtual Learning support
  • Live training online

Follow the simple steps as a verification process before you register for a PMP® Certification Training in Baltimore:

  • Understand the background of the PMP®  trainer
  • Check whether the PMP® certification training institute provides online simulation mock tests before the exams.
  • Ideally, you need to practice 3 to 4 hours every day, and the preparation time taken will be around 45 days. Ensure that the institute offers support during the study hours.
  • Classroom training is mandatory for the PMP® exam preparation as the syllabus is vast and requires focused learning. Check whether the institute engages with the students at the right time.
  • Check for other itineraries such as hard copy of study materials, provision of 35 hours training certificate and training venue, etc.

While searching for the PMP® certified trainer in Baltimore, remember the following tip:

  • First and foremost thing to check is the trainer’s credential.
  •  Ensure that the trainer is available for offline support.
  • Verify that the trainer provides a flexible study schedule
  • Check that the study material is provided by the trainer during the learning period
  • Verify that you have access to the e-learning of the course
  • Make sure you are assisted by the trainer for in-course and post-course study
  • Ensure that the training institute is a Registered Education Provider

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

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

PMP® Certification Eligibility Baltimore

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. 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 Baltimore

The PMP® Certification aspirants have a common misconception about the PMP® Certification fee structure. When you enroll yourself for the PMP® training, there will be additional charges such as the cost of PMP® exam preparation training and material, PMP® Membership cost, scheduling and rescheduling cost via Prometric and more.There is a standard pricing structure for the PMP® certification globally, and it is charged in US dollars. The Project management Institute usually decides the charges as $405 for the PMI members and $555 for non-members. A PMI member can re-take the exam at the price of $275 while the non-members can retake at $375 each. The following table provides you with the detailed cost involved in PMP® certification:

Sl. No.

PMP®  Certification Cost (Different Cost Aspects)

Costs

1.

Online training cost for PMP®  certification in Baltimore

$399 to $699

2.

PMP®  classroom training in Baltimore

$699 to $999

3.

Membership cost for PMI Baltimore 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® exams are conducted by two different methods - computer-based and paper-based. The exam fee is $555 for whatever method you opt for.  The paper-based exam is conducted at the locations where a PMI test center is not available. Also, every candidate gets up to 3 re-examination attempts, and each attempt costs $375 for the non-PMI member.PMI Membership: Become a member of PMI by paying the membership fee of $129 and the exam fee of $10. Among the various benefits of being a PMI member is enjoying various discounts. The exam fee is only $405 for the PMI members; however, the actual fee is $555. Also, you would get discounts on retest fee as well, which is just $275 for the PMI members.Additionally, PMI members get extra benefit of accessing the PMBOK® book for free, whereas non-members have to pay $50 for buying the book from Amazon.Training Costs: You can opt from different modes of training such as Instructor-led, classroom training, and online training. Moreover, PMP® demands the completion of 35 hours of training before the exam. The online training for the PMP® exam costs around $399 to $699, and you can always avail the classroom training in the range of $699 to $999.

Additional Study: You also need guides and study materials along with the PMBOK® handbook. The cost of these resources is normally $40 to $100. Also, there are practice and mock tests available at a price of $60 to $100.

Credentials: Getting the PMP® certification also include the responsibility of renewing it every three years. The renewal fee will be charged around $150 every three years. For PMI members, the renewal fee is $60 only.

You can avail of the classroom training for PMP® certification at Baltimore in the price range of $699 to $999. Also, you can earn the 35 PMP® renewal PDUs by choosing the classroom training at Baltimore.

The following checklist helps you ensure that your investment for PMP® certification Baltimore is right:

  • Check whether you are eligible for the PMP®  exam
  • Analyze the pros and cons of the various training methods and choose the right one
  • Based on your capability, you can consider whether you can pass the exam in the first attempt
  • Check the PMP®  exam preparation schedule for more details
  • Get access to the recommended course material for the PMP® exam

Yes, KnowledgeHut’s 100% PMP® Exam Pass Guarantee for its classroom training is genuine.  The institute is very confident of the study approach it has designed for the students to accomplish the success, if they follow it diligently.  Its success formula includes exam preparation kits, training tools, and other courseware. There are certain features which set apart KnowledgeHut from other training centers and it is confidence in these features that helps KnowledgeHut offer this guarantee.

  • KnowledgeHut offers the maximum learning benefits along with the Exam Success Formula. This is evaluated on the basis of six full-length mock exams, questionnaires, math formula, PM templates, and exam techniques.
  • KnowledgeHut has open email support from the instructors. They are available to assist students in all aspects of the certification. You can clear doubts from the respective instructors even after the workshop.
  • Experts will support   you in every step of the certification including PMI® registration, PMI® membership, PMI® application form filling and review of your PMI® Application. They also provide a complete check on the eligibility criteria required for attending the PMP® exam at the KnowledgeHut training center. 
  • To help you with thorough preparation, KnowledgeHut gives you the facility to book a 4-6 hours interactive session online where experts will solve your doubts. 
  • KnowledgeHut will refund your entire course tuition fees except for the discounts, in case you do not pass the PMP®  exam in two attempts. The important condition is you need to ensure that all attempts are held within 90 calendar days of completing the course.

PMP® Exam in Baltimore

S.No.

Test Centre ID

Test Centre Name

Test Centre
Region 

Test Centre Address

Test Centre
Phone

1

76214

FatCat Studios, Inc.

VUE America

2901 E Baltimore Street
3rd Floor (no elevator)
Baltimore, Maryland
21224 United States

410-534-8700

2

83202

Digit All City

VUE America

5011 Arbutus Ave 
Baltimore, Maryland
21215 United States

443-927-7171

3

82705

TranZed Apprenticeship
Services

VUE America

6802 McClean Blvd 
Baltimore, Maryland
21234 United States

410-444-3800

4

75863

Anchor Bay SD Compass
Pointe Learning Center

VUE Americas

51518 Industrial Drive Unit H

586-725-2205

5

77090

Comm College of Baltimore
Cnty - Essex Cert Center

VUE Americas

community college of
baltimore county 7201
Rossville Blvd, 
Baltimore, MD 21237,
USA

443-840-5203

6

63175

Digit All City

VUE Americas

89 Mellor Ave 89
Mellor Ave, Catonsville,
MD 21228, USA

443-927-7171

7

83202

Digit All City

VUE Americas

5011 Arbutus Ave 
5011 Arbutus Ave,
Baltimore, MD 21215,
USA

443-927-7171

8

76214

FatCat Studios, Inc.

VUE Americas

2901 E Baltimore St 3rd Floor (no 2901 E
Baltimore St, Baltimore,
MD 21224, USA

410-534-8700

9

82705

TranZed Apprenticeship 
Services

VUE Americas

6802,McClean Blvd,6802 McClean,Blvd, Baltimore,MD 21234, USA

410-444-3800

S.No.

Test Centre ID

Test Centre Name

Test Centre Region

Test Centre Address

Test Centre
Phone 

1

72380

Anne Arundel County
Career Center

VUE America

613 Global Way 
Linthicum Heights,
Maryland 21090
United States

410-424-3240

2

67438

Anne Arundel Community
College

VUE America

7556 Teague Rd 
Room 310 Hanover,
Maryland 21076 
United States

410-777-1378

3

47032

Pearson Professional
Centers-Bethesda MD

VUE Americas

Pearson Professional
Center 4350 East
West Highway #525,
Bethesda, MD 
20814, U

301-913-2824

4

47033

Pearson Professional 
Centers-Columbia MD

VUE Americas

9891 Broken Land
Pkwy #108 9891
Broken Land Pkwy, 
Columbia, MD 21046,
USA

410-290-8217

5

47034

Pearson Professional 
Centers-Salisbury MD

VUE Americas

927 Eastern Shore Dr Suite A 927 Eastern
Shore Dr, Salisbury, 
MD 21804, USA

410-543-9383

6

65943

US Mil NTC UMUC 
FtMeade(NSA)- Campus
Access Reqd

VUE Americas

9801 Love Road

301-621-9882

7

56687

US Military NTC 
UMUCAndrews AFB 
- DoD only 

VUE Americas

1413 Arkansas Rd 
Building,1413, Room 
100J 1413 Arkansas
Rd, Joint,Base 
Andrews,MD 20762,

301-981-3123

8

47285

Academy of Computer
Education (ACE) 

VUE Americas

7833 Walker Dr Suite 520-C 7833 Walker Dr,
Greenbelt, MD 20770,
USA

301-220-2802

9

52587

Allegany College of MD

VUE Americas

12401 Willowbrook
Rd 12401 Willowbrook
Rd, La Vale, MD
21502, USA

301-471-2332

10

76183

AmericaTech, Inc.

VUE Americas

AmericaTech, Inc. 
Silver Spring Metro
Plaza, Unit 503, 8401
Colesville Rd, 

443-557-8154

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

You can schedule your PMP® Exam through Pearson VUE in Baltimore online. Here is how you do it:

  1. Visit the website www.PMI.org and log into your account.
  2. In the myPMI® section, you will find option to review application status. Under that, there is ‘Schedule Exam’. Click it.
  3. Next, you will see a list of preapproved exam.
  4. 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.

  5. Or else, you can click on ‘A to Z list of all programs’ which will take you to a list of test sponsors.
  6. The test sponsor name for PMP® is PMI® (Project Management Institute) which you’ll be able to find once you click on ‘P’.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 Baltimore Test Center:

  1. select the booking method option available to you. Choose the 'I will be scheduled for a future date at a test center’ option and click on Next.
  2. On the next page, read the View Testing Policies. Next, click on Schedule this exam.
  3. Select the test center, date, and time for your PMP® certification exam. You just need to choose your exam center in Baltimore and then choose a suitable date and time.
  4. 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 Baltimore Test Center through Online Proctored Test:

  1. Agree to the online proctoring policies after reading it. Click ‘Next’.
  2. The next page comprises of the exam and language aid of your choice. You need to click on ‘View Testing Policies’ followed by ‘Schedule This Exam’.
  3. .In the next step, you need to choose the date and time which you wish to take your exam.
  4. Review your appointment details and click on ‘Proceed to Checkout’.
  5. Complete the checkout by following the next steps and then click on ‘Submit Order’.

A small fee of $70 will be charged on the cancellation of the exam within 30 days of the scheduled date. However, if you cancel your exam just 2 days before the scheduled appointment, no refunds will be made.

There is no news regarding the Paper based testing (PBT) of the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. However, all the candidates with their PBT exam scheduled on or before 1st July 2019 will be moved to a Pearson VUE test center.

Here is how scheduling of the PMP® Exam via Telephone is done:

  • Step 1 - Get in contact with the representative from Pearson VUE’s Contact center.
  • Step 2 - Give the details regarding your testing program, the name of your exam, and your PMI® ID.
  • Step 3 - Next, there will be the verification your name, address, phone number and email address.

This is what you need to do to schedule your PMP® Exam with Test Accommodations with Pearson VUE:

  • Find the Pearson VUE Contact Center’s number from the official website and get I contact with a representative.
  • Provide details like Testing program, name of the examination and your PMI® ID.
  • Lastly, verify your name, address, email address and phone number and your test accommodations will be scheduled.

Once you have paid your PMP® certification fee and it has been confirmed, you will receive an email confirming your appointment and providing the eligibility ID for PMP® Exam. You can also find the eligibility ID in the myPMI® section at the Pearson VUE website.

Here is how you can reschedule or cancel your PMP® Exam with Pearson VUE:

  • Visit the website www.PMI.org and under the Review Application status section, you will find the option to Reschedule Exam or Cancel Exam. Click it.
  • Next, from the list of exams in the upcoming appointment section, select the exam you want to reschedule or cancel.
  • You will see the option to ‘Reschedule Exam’ and ‘Cancel the Exam’. Click on it.

Note: Remember that if you are within 48 hours of your exam and you are cancelling your exam, you will have to forfeit the entire exam fee

The materials prohibited in the Testing locations include:

  • Watches
  • Bags
  • Food
  • Calculators
  • Beverages
  • Book
  • Medications
  • Pagers
  • Wallets
  • Tape
  • Sweaters
  • Coats
  • Recorders
  • Dictionaries
  • Eye drops

Only those candidates should opt for the Online Proctor exams that have difficulty in reaching the nearest Pearson VUE test centre. Also, make sure that you have the right system as mentioned in the System requirements.

If you want to take the Online Proctor exam, you must check out the testing protocol, environment, and technical requirements. You have to make sure that you have a system ready for the online proctor exam. The entire trial process would take about 5 minutes. Follow these steps:

  1. Run System test and exam simulation
    • Get the computer in the location from where you will be giving the test and download the system. Run the system in the computer.
    • The exam simulation will be created in the system that you can use to verify whether your computer can run the online proctored software or not.
    • For the simulation to work, you will need a webcam, a microphone and a working internet connection.
    • Also, to check your browser connection, you will have to take a one-question exam.

  2. Review policies and procedures
    For the proper working of the online proctor exam, there are specific guidelines and procedures laid out for the online proctored exam that you can find Policies & Procedure.

  3. Verify System Requirements
    There are some very specific requirements for the online proctor exam, which you can check System requirements 

If you cancel the appointment, you can get a refund of your exam fee. You need to submit your request for the refund with the PMI directly 30 days prior to the expiry of your exam eligibility. As soon as the refund is processed the validity of your eligibility period will end, following which the application is closed.

PMI® Baltimore Chapter

PMI Baltimore is the local component of the PMI where it provides a healthy environment for the professionals to interact and learn. There is a lot of engagement activity involved that allows various project management professionals to gather, interact, innovate and most importantly learn and observe.  For all the events held in the Centre, it provides a platform to come together, volunteer, network and build knowledge.

Are you aware of the fact that you can now easily enjoy PDUs for free by just registering yourself as a member of the PMI? Yes! A PMI membership can help you get PDUs at no cost, and you can achieve that by attending seminars and various resources that are provided by the PMI. You can stay updated on all the recent and important events related to the field of project management. You will also get various other benefits such as opportunities networking, member services, and conferences.  You can also enjoy the following benefits:Networking - Once you become a member of the PMI Baltimore Chapter, you will be able to maintain a stable communication with a brilliant network of local experts. You will now be able to share and learn together with other fellow professionals and can build rich industry connections.Conferences - As a member of the PMI Baltimore chapter, you will be able to attend several events and conferences held in different locations. During these conferences and seminars, you can interact with experts and other professionals. You can discuss your problems, ideas, and solutions and implement them to manage your projects more efficiently.Member Services - The membership allows you to attend special events which are hosted only for the exclusive members of the PMI Baltimore chapter.

Volunteer - Apart from all the other benefits, you can also contribute your time to social causes by volunteering in many events, organized by Baltimore chapter.

You can locate and contact the PMI Baltimore Chapter at:

PMI Baltimore Chapter Inc.

100 West Road

Suite 326

Towson, MD 21204

Baltimore Chapter organized The IMPACT Driver Conference (IDC) 2018 between the dates of 23rd to 25h July 2018 at the PMI Convention Centre, Baltimore. The main aim of this event was to discuss “A need to thrive rather Survive.” The PMP® certification influencers visited this conference because of the following reasons:

  • This conference was the consecutive annual delivery of a world-class seminar by Baltimore Chapter in the United States
  • It was considered as the largest Project Management and Leadership Conference in the city and the nearby regions.
  • The conference was presided by several influential  visionaries who presented some brilliant talk.
  • More than 300+ professionals from a wide range of different sectors attended the event, and it was an amazing way to network with other people.
  • Members who attended the event were eligible to earn PDUs from the Baltimore Chapter.

Baltimore Chapter offers a wide range of different certificate programs to professionals. Some of these are:

  • Certified Associate Project Manager(CAPM)®
  • Project Management Professional(PMP® )®
  • Program Management Professional (PgMP)®
  • Agile Certified Practitioner(PMI-ACP)®
  • Risk Management Professional(PMI-RMP)®
  • Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®

PMI Baltimore Chapter has always offered people with a wide range of networking opportunities with other PMP® professionals in the city of Baltimore. The various upcoming conferences and seminars to be conducted by the PMI Baltimore Chapter include:

  • Annapolis Junction “Bridging the Generational Gap: Generations in the Workplace”
  • Harford Site Dinner - Raising the Bar by Carl Pritchard
  • From a Good Project Manager to a Great Leader
  • Columbia Lunch Meeting - “Managing and Leading Millennials”2
  • Meet your 2019 Board of Directors

PMP® Certification Salary in Baltimore

According to Indeed, a Project Manager earns $87,462 per year on an average in Baltimore. This figure has been estimated from the data compiled by an anonymous group of 268 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements posted on Indeed in the past 36 months. This data is close to the national average and the typical tenure of a Project Manager is 1-3 years.

On an average, a Project Manager earns an annual salary of $82,691 in Philadelphia, which meets the national average. On the other hand, a Project Manager in Baltimore earns an average annual salary of $87,688, which is about 5.7 % more than the national average salary.

The average salary of a Project Manager in Newark stands at $97,106 per year, which is 15% more than the national average salary. Whereas, in Baltimore, a Project Manager earns an average annual salary of $87,688 which meets the national average.

On an average, a Project Manager in Information Technology (IT) earns $86,170 per year in Baltimore. This comes down to an hourly rate of $49.83. Additionally, the salary for this role ranges from $58,600 - $125,875 per year in the city.

An entry-level IT Project Manager is someone who has 0-5 years of experience in IT. The average salary of an entry-level IT Project Manager in Baltimore is $77,118 per year. The salary ranges from $54,289 - $100,446 per annum.

A mid-career IT Project Manager is a professional who has an experience of 5-10 years in the industry. A mid-career IT Project Manager based in Baltimore earns an annual salary of $92,178. The annual salary ranges from $56,171 - $127,348.

An experienced IT Project Manager is one who has an experience of 10-20 years in the field. On average, an experienced IT Project Manager in Baltimore earns a salary of $93,302 per year. The annual salary in the region ranges from $80,537 to $144,028 per year.

A late-career IT Project Manager is someone who has more than 20 years of experience in the field. A late-career IT Project Manager in Baltimore earns an annual salary of $111,910 on an average.

On an average, an IT Project Manager with a Bachelor’s Degree in Baltimore earns an average salary of $79,171-$84,883 per year.

In Baltimore, an IT Project Manager with a Master’s Degree or MBA earns an average salary that lies in the range of $79,927-$85,929 per year.

An IT Project Manager with a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree in Baltimore earns an average salary that falls within the range of $80,684-$86,976 per year.

On an average, an IT Program Manager draws a salary of $114,158 per year in Baltimore. The salary ranges from $83,082 - $150,560.

To be a successful Program Manager in Baltimore, the most common skills required are Project Management, Program Management, Agile, QA, Microsoft Project, Change Management, Finance, PMO, Operations, and SDLC.

On an average, a Business Analyst earns an annual salary of $84,028 in Baltimore. The salary ranges from $38,012 - $134,068 per year.

To be a successful Business Analyst professional in Baltimore, the most common skills required by a professional are Business Analysis, QA, Project Management, SQL, Agile, Acceptance Testing, Microsoft Vision, Use Cases, Business Process, and SDLC.

The average pay of a Scrum Master in Baltimore stands at $118,474 per annum. The highest salary offered for this role in the region is $160,265 per year, while the lowest is $64,209 per year.

To be a successful Scrum Master in Baltimore, the most commonly required skills are Agile, Scrum Master, Project Management, Scrum, QA, Business Analysis, Sprint, JIRA, Microsoft Project, and Product Owner.

The average annual salary of a Software Product Manager in Baltimore is $91,390. Salaries for this role range between $61,397 to $129,036 in Baltimore.

The skills required to be a successful Product Manager in Baltimore are Product Management, Product Management, Agile, Marketing, QA, Roadmaps, Sales, Business Analysis, Product Development, and Scrum.

An IT Manager in Baltimore earns an annual salary of $93,112. The highest salary offered for this role is $137,164 and the lowest salary is $54,908.

The most common skills required to be eligible for the role of an IT Project Manager are Project Management, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word, Project Coordinating, Oral/Verbal Communication, Microsoft Office, Business Analysis, and Microsoft Excel.

On an average, a Project Coordinator in Baltimore earns an annual salary that lies in the range of $51,500 - $67,000. This is backed by the data of more than 2.2 million profiles spanning 600,000 salary data points.

For the role of PMO, the annual salary package lies in the range of $93,000 - $129,000, depending upon the work experience and skills of the professional.

The most common skills that a PMO in Baltimore should possess are Project Management, PMO, Program Management, Agile, Microsoft Project, QA, Change Management, Business Analysis, Finance, and SDLC.

The top 10 companies that are hiring IT Project Managers in Baltimore are:

Companies

Salaries (per annum)

PBI

$80,000 - $105,000

Paragon Technology Group

$117,000 - $163,000

R2integrated

$74,000 - $110,000

Marriner Marketing Communications

$58,000 - $83,000

Moser Consulting

$92,000 - $130,000

S3 Shared Service Solutions

$53,000 - $77,000

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

$98,000 - $150,000

Gale Associates

$70,000 - $98,000

Venable LLP

$82,000 - $126,000

Leidos

$84,000 - $119,000

The average salary drawn by a Project Manager in the Construction industry in Baltimore is $72,332 per year. The annual salary for this role in the region ranges between $46,055 to $109,893.

A Project Manager - Construction earns $22.73 on an hourly basis in Baltimore.

An entry-level Project Manager is someone who has an experience of 0-5 years in the industry. An entry-level Project Manager - Construction in Baltimore earns $55,170 per year on an average. The annual salary for this role ranges from $37,095 to $90,177.

A mid-level Project Manager is someone who has an experience of 5-10 years in the industry. The average annual pay of a mid-career Project Manager - Construction in Baltimore is $78,559. The salary for this role in the region ranges between $53,206 - $100,939 per year.

An experienced Project Manager is someone who has worked for 10-20 years in the industry. In Baltimore, an experienced Project Manager - Construction earns an average salary of $80,497. The salary for this role in the region ranges between $56,283 to $114,211 per year.

A late-career Project Manager - Construction is an individual with more than 20 years of experience in the industry. The average salary of a late-career Project Manager - Construction is $97,436 per year in Baltimore. The salaries for this role in the city lie in the range of $60,402 - $132,767 per year.

A Project Manager - Construction in Baltimore having a Bachelor’s Degree earns an annual salary that lies in the range of $97,408 - $104,806.

A Project Manager - Construction in Baltimore having a Masters Degree or an MBA degree earns an annual salary that lies in the range of $98,408 - $105,795.

On an average, a Project Manager - Construction with a Ph.D. or an equivalent qualification in Baltimore earns a salary that lies in the range of $99,408 - $106,783.

On an average, a Director of Information Security in Baltimore with 5 years of experience earns an annual salary that lies in the range of $123,000 - $152,500.

The most common skills that a Director of Information Security in Baltimore should possess are Information Security, Security, Senior Management, Project Management, Risk Management, Network Security, CISSP, Network, Cyber Security, and Incident Management.

On an average, a Project Engineer in Baltimore earns a salary of $64,069 per year. The salary for this role in the region ranges between $48,723 - $90,708 per annum.

To be a successful Project Engineer in Baltimore, the most commonly required skills are Project Engineering, Project Management, QA, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Drawing, Operations, and Network.

On an average, a Project Engineer in Philadelphia earns a salary of $71,213 per year, which is 6.02% more than the national average salary for this role. On the other hand, a Project Engineer in Baltimore earns an annual salary of $64,069, which is 4.6% less than the national average.

A Project Engineer in Newark earns an average salary of $71,287, which is 6.13% more than the national average, whereas, a Product Engineer in Baltimore earns an annual salary of $64,069, which is 4.6% less than the national average.

On an average, a Project Engineer in Norfolk earns an annual average salary of $61,929, which is 7.8% less than the national average. On the other hand, a Project Engineer in Baltimore earns an annual average salary of $64,069, which is 4.6% less than the national average.

If you have completed PMP® certification, you can expect up to 20% to 30% hike in your salary. This data is derived from the report of certified and non-certified Project Management Professionals. This survey reveals that 150 out of 250 PMP® certified professionals received the hike soon after completing the certification. On the contrary, only 60 out of 250 non-professionals got such a hike in Baltimore.

According to the data derived from the 500 self-reported PMP®  certified professionals, and non-certified professionals, 172 out of 250 professional received promotions based on the PMP® certification, as per the financial year 2017-2018.

A majority of the reputed organizations including CISCO, Jacobs, Southern California Edison, Ericsson, and SAIC prefer PMP® certified project managers over non-certified ones.Moreover, these companies look for the basic skill set in the shortlisted candidates. These key skills include Project management, Program management, Change management, Agile, QA, Microsoft Project, Finance, PMO, Operations, and SDLC skills among other skills. However, the first criterion to shortlist is PMP® certification.

PMP® Exam & PMP® Renewal

The PMP® certificate is valid for a time period of 3 years. However, it is very easy to renew the certification just by earning PDUs to fulfill the Continuing Certification Requirements or the CCR.

As a member, you will need to earn 60 PDUs to make sure that the requirement for the CCR is renewed along with the PMI certification. The members are also required to earn PDUs on a regular basis so that their PMI certification is active as part of the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR).

Here are the steps required to renew the PMP® certification through the CCR process:

Step 1

Earn a PMI certification

There is a cycle of duration for which the certificate is valid. The CCR cycle starts from the very day on which you will pass the PMP® examination and then it will be valid for a time period of 3 years.

Step 2

Participate in professional development activities

To earn PDUs, you will need to participate in professional development activities that are conducted at various times.

Step 3

Record and report PDUs

Record the PDUs earned through various activities, and submit your PDU claims through the CCR system.

Step 4

Fulfill CCR requirements

To meet the CCR requirements for the PMI certification as a member, you will need sufficient PDUs.

Step 5

Complete CCR application and pay renewal fee

Once you have fulfilled all the CCR requirements, you will be able to renew your certification and make the required payment.

Step 6

CCR Renewal Complete

Once all the above-mentioned steps have been carried out, your CCR certificate will be renewed once again for 3 years.

The major categories which are present under PMI’s CCR Program to renew 60 PDUs include:

  • Education
  • Giving back to the Profession

A member can earn at least a minimum of 35 PMP® renewal PDUs by carrying out the activities that fall under the Education category.

Every Project Management practitioner, as per the PMI, must have essential skills related to the technical domain, leadership and business intelligence. Possessing these skills is imperative to accomplish various projects successfully. The PMI Talent TriangleTM is a blend of such essential skills which are mentioned as below:

Technical project management: The project management requires in-depth knowledge of the specified domain and the program you choose apart from the other common skills like portfolio management.Strategic & business management: It is necessary to understand the market and build a strategy for the organization you work for. This strategic thinking will contribute to the business outcomes in any critical situation.Leadership: Leadership is the essential characteristic of the Project Management professional. It helps in building the project with the business imperative ideas, innovative solutions and provides the expertise to lead the projects and achieve specific goals.

The calculation of PDUs for the PMP® certification renewal is very simple. The members can earn 1 PDU by spending an hour in any of the activities in the Education category. There are 5 important activities in which you can get involved and help yourself. They are -

  • Training or Courses
  • Online or Digital Media
  • Organizational Meetings
  • Reading
  • Informal Learning

By signing up for a 60 PDU bundle training program from a Registered Education Provider, you can achieve this objective. At the same time, ensure that the PDUs allocated in the Education category must be according to the minimum requirements, as per the PMI Talent TriangleTM skill areas:

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

Although there are many courses out there, some help in earning more PDUs than the others. There are 4 suggested courses that can be taken to earn 60 PDUs for recertification. The table below has the details of these four courses that you could sign up for. You should join such a combination of courses that would help you earn at least the minimum required PDUs:

Courses

PMI PDUs that can be earned

Microsoft Project Training

45 PMI PDUs

Agile and Scrum Training

8 PMI PDUs

ITIL Foundation Certification Training

16 PMI PDUs

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training

35 PMI PDUs

According to the PMI,   to keep your credentials active, you must earn a minimum number of PDUs in each of the skill areas of the PMI Talent TriangleTM—technical, leadership, and strategic and business management. There is no limit on the PDUs earned through doing an educational activity, even though they exceed the minimum PDUs required. In fact, for long term learning, it is always good to gain more knowledge and expertise that would help you follow the best practices in your profession.

Members can access different training and educational events which are conducted by the Baltimore Chapter. Following are the options in this category to earn PDUs:

Training and educational events

Pros & Cons

Educational Events

Pros:

  • The PMI Baltimore organizes a series of seminars and conferences to promote learning and a brilliant series of informal events to encourage networking.

  • These events last for 1-3 days.

  • You get the required exposure and knowledge from the industry professionals.

Cons:

  • The events and training courses are not free, and you will need to pay for them.

  • These events are conducted for a significant amount of time. If you work somewhere, you will be required to take leave for that period.

Elearning On-demand Courses

Pros:

  • The PMI Baltimore Chapter offers members with on-demand courses to enable an e-learning opportunity for them.

Cons:

  • Those who undergo these courses will need to pay a certain amount of money.

Education Courses

Pros:

  • Those who want to excel in the fields of academics; Baltimore Chapter presents a brilliant chance to shine in their career. It offers courses which are duly recognized by the Global Accreditation Centre of PMI.

Cons:

  • It will be difficult to pursue and learn the courses if someone is not interested in Academics.
Training Courses

Pros:

  • Members can pursue training sessions related to the topics on project management offered by Registered Education Providers and third-party institutions.

Cons:

  • Third party Institutions will announce the calendar for the training according to their own schedule.

  • Since these training courses are paid, you need to check your budget.

The PMI Talent TriangleTM includes some important courses that will help the members to meet 60 PDU bundle requirements as prescribed by the PMI. Following are those courses:

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

There are several ways to earn PDUs through activities such as Organization Meetings, Reading, and Informal Learning. Below are mentioned a few such activities:

Activities

Ways to earn your PMP®  PDUs

Organizational Meetings

  • Every member is eligible to earn 1-2 PDUs by appearing for a professional meeting or network discussion that is based on the PMI Talent TriangleTM component.
  •  You can attend keynote sessions conducted during a PMI seminar that are part of any education research session.

Reading

  • Aspirants who love to read books can earn PMP® renewal PDUs.
Informal Learning
  • By attending informal sessions also, a member can earn PMP® renewals points.

  • Attending the sessions presided by mentors and industry professionals can also fetch you PMP® renewal PDUs.

Giving back and adding value to the profession in Baltimore can also fetch you a good number of PMP® renewal PDUs. So here are the different activities in which you can engage to gather your requirements:

Roles

Ways to earn PMP®  renewal PDUs

Practitioner

Those who can work as an active practitioner and contribute towards several different kinds of projects using their knowledge and skills can earn PMP® renewal PDUs.

Create Content

An active blogger or a person with exceptional writing skills and interest in the hosting of interactive sessions and conducting fun seminars/webinars can also earn PMP® renewal PDUs.

Presentation

If you have excellent speaking and effective communication abilities, you can present papers in conferences or seminars and earn relevant PDUs.

 

Volunteer

If you want to volunteer for a social cause, you should visit the PMI Baltimore website where they broadcast such opportunities. You will just need to commit to a particular time schedule and which activities you are interested in participating in.

Webinars

If you attend the Webinars that are regularly organized by The PMI Baltimore, you get 1-2 PDUs. However, you will have to keep track of time as they are conducted in different time zones. 

By giving back and contributing to your profession, you are eligible to earn a maximum of 25 PDUs, and the classification is as follows:

Categories

PDUs

Work as a 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.