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Get the mandatory 35 PDUs certificate to be eligible for PMP® certification.

Comprehensive exam prep support with full-length mock exams featuring 1200 practice questions, discussion forums, exam simulation and more.

Get expert assistance with PMI® registration, PMI® membership and review of PMI® application.

From enrolling for exams to solving your doubts post-workshop, we’ve got your back. Learn from expert practitioners and pass the exam in your first attempt.

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Globally Recognized Credential

PMP® Certification


  • A 4-year degree with 4,500 hours of experience leading and directing projects OR a secondary degree with 7,500 hours of experience leading and directing projects
  • 35 hours of formal project management education

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  • What is PMI® & PMBOK® Guide?
  • Evolution of the Project Management Institute
  • Certifications offered by the PMI®
  • PMI® contact resources
  • What is PMP®?
  • Prerequisites for the PMP® Exam
  • PMP® Exam Syllabus
  • How is the PMP® Exam Structured? 
  • Definition of a Project 
  • What is Project Management?
  • What is Operations Management?
  • What is Program Management?
  • What is Portfolio Management?
  • Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Portfolio, Program, Project – A High Level View
  • Mission, Vision, Goal, Strategy, Objective and Tactic
  • Organizational Strategy
  • Project’s Link with Organizational Strategy
  • Strategic Alignment of Projects
  • Business Benefits
  • Benefits Realization
  • Business Value
  • Constraints
  • Organizational Systems
  • Enterprise Environmental Factors
  • Organizational Process Assets
  • Project Life Cycle vs. Product Life Cycle
  • Role of a Project Manager 
  • Project Life Cycle Overview
  • Project Life Cycle vs. Project Management process
  • Stakeholders
  • Key Stakeholders
  • Process Groups and Knowledge Areas
  • Inputs/outputs of the 49 Project Management processes
  • Organizational influences on Project Management
  • What is Project Integration Management?
  • Role of project team
  • Role of project sponsor
  • Project selection methods
  • Project charter and role of project manager in charter development
  • Lessons learned for continuous improvement
  • Project Integration Management Knowledge Area Processes
  • What is Project Scope Management?
  • Product Scope vs. Project Scope
  • Project Scope Management Knowledge Area Processes
  • What is Project Schedule Management?
  • What is Project Schedule?
  • Gantt Charts
  • Network Diagram
  • Estimation
  • Schedule Network Analysis Techniques
  • PERT, PERT Analysis, Critical Path Method and Schedule Compression
  • Project Schedule Management Knowledge Area Processes
  • What is Project Cost Management?
  • Differentiate between Cost Estimating and Cost Budgeting
  • Key Terminology in Project Cost Management
  • Earned Value Technique
  • Project Cost Management Knowledge Area Processes
  • What is Quality?
  • What is Quality Management?
  • Cost of Quality
  • Seven Basic Tools of Quality
  • Project Quality Management Knowledge Area Processes
  • What is Resource Management?
  • Roles and Responsibilities of the Project Sponsor
  • Functional Manager vs. Project Manager
  • Conflict Management
  • Motivation Theory
  • Project Resource Management Knowledge Area Processes
  • What is Communication?
  • Communication Methods, Technology and Channels
  • Basic Communication Model
  • Key Terminology in Project Communication Management
  • Project Communication Management Knowledge Area Processes
  • What is Risk?
  • Project Management Risks
  • How is Risk & EMV calculated?
  • Risk Classification
  • Decision Tree Analysis
  • Risk Reserve & Contingency Reserve
  • Key Terminology in Project Risk Management
  • Project Risk Management Knowledge Area processes
  • What is a Contract?
  • Different Types of Contracts
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of contract types
  • Key Terminology in Project Procurement Management
  • Project Procurement Management Knowledge Area Processes
  • Who is a Stakeholder?
  • Stakeholder Register
  • Various Analytical Techniques for Stakeholder Analysis
  • Managing stakeholder engagement and relationship
  • Key Terminology in Project Stakeholder Management
  • Project Stakeholder Management Knowledge Area Processes
  • PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Vision and purpose of the Code
  • To whom does the Code apply?
  • Structure of the Code
  • Aspirational and Mandatory Conduct
  • Responsibility and Ethics Complaints
  • Description of Respect, Fairness and Honesty
  • PMP® - Example Questions Formats
  • PMP® - Tricky Test Questions
  • Exam Tips and Tricks

Frequently Asked Questions

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is the gold standard for professionals in space of project management. This credential is a globally renowned certification that’s highly valued and recognized in the field of project management. It indicates your level of competence and expertise as a project manager who can lead and handle even the most complex projects. Additionally, industry reports claim that professionals with PMP® certification earn 20% percent than those without the credential.  Enrolling for this course and gaining the PMP® certificate will:

  • Give your career an extra boost by making you eligible for the best roles in the top companies globally.
  • Enhance your versatility and expand your skillset through rigorous training and coursework.

A Project Management Professional is entrusted with some of the core responsibilities in an enterprise. Right from overseeing a project to using one’s skillset during the implementation and reporting stages, a PMP® is indispensable. Expertise in project management will help you in:

  • Designing, organizing, executing and completing projects within the set deadlines and allocated budget.
  • Choosing the right resources for a project and managing them effectively
  • Enforcing professional and social responsibility
  • Finding and analysing constraints and assumptions
  • Ensuring control over a project through performance trackers
  • Predicting potential risks and charting the right approach to prevent them.

1. Terminologies and concepts

Understand and apply project management terminologies and concepts 

2. Project Management best practice

Apply global Project Management Standards from PMI®  to real-world situations for successful results

3. Problem solving

Provide faster solutions to clients, ensure compliance, reduce risk factors and save time and costs 

4. Clear communication

Ensure open communication between stakeholders and team members

5. Maintain budget, schedules

Ensure that the project stays within scheduled costs and timeframes 

6. Become a good leader

Lead and motivate the team to perform better

7. Full prep for exam

Attempt a first time pass of PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Exam 

8. Master PMBOK®

The Five Process Groups, Ten Knowledge Areas, And The Area Of Professional and Social Responsibility

The class itself has no restrictions. However, to apply for the Project Management Professional (PMP)®credential, you need to either:

a) Possess a Secondary Degree (High School Diploma, Associate's Degree, or Global equivalent) with a minimum of five (5) years / 60 months of unique (non-overlapping) Project Management experience, with 7,500 hours in leading and directing projects, and 35 hours of Project Management Education


b) Possess a four (4) year degree (Bachelor's Degree or the Global equivalent) and a minimum 3 years/36 months of Project Management experience, with 4,500 hours in leading and directing projects, and 35 hours of Project Management Education

  • Associate Project Managers
  • Project Managers
  • IT Project Managers
  • Project Coordinators
  • Project Analysts
  • Project Leaders
  • Senior Project Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Product Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Project Sponsors
  • Project Team Members seeking PMP® or CAPM®
Yes, KnowledgeHut offers this training in the classroom and virtual formats.

Your instructors are PMI® approved instructors who have years of industry experience.

  1. Check whether you have achieved the experience criteria for eligibility.
  2. Undertake 35 hours of training from a PMI REP.
  3. Apply for and schedule the exam.
  4. Pay the cost of the exam, which  is $405 for PMI members and $555 for non-members.
  5. Chart out a study schedule, allowing adequate time for studying the PMBOK® Guide and other resources.

Successful completion of the exam and passing it gives you the opportunity to become a certified Project Management Professional. With this title, you can apply to get jobs across the countries and become a globally recognized project manager. 

The PMP® examination is comprised of 200 multiple-choice questions and has to be completed in 4 hours. Of the 200 questions, 25 are considered pretest questions and do not affect the score. Please check the PMP® handbook for complete details at this link:  PMP® handbook

PMI’s passing score for the PMP® exam for each aspirant is different. The exam score is determined based on the difficulty level of the set of PMP® exam questions you have answered. PMI uses a scientific approach to determine whether a PMP® candidate is eligible for the PMP® certification. The report card will show the Target level i.e. above Target, Target, Below Target and Needs Improvement.

When you apply for the certification, PMI grants you a 1-year period during which time you are eligible to appear for the exam 3 times. The first attempt at the PMP® exam costs $405 for PMI members and $555 for non-members.

If you fail at the first attempt, you can retake the PMP® exam again at a cost. It is $275 for the computer-based exam for PMI members and $375 for non-members. It is cheaper for the paper-based exam. It is $150 for a PMI member and $300 for a non-member.

If you fail the second attempt, you still need to pay to retake the PMP® exam.

If you fail to pass even after the third attempt, then you are required to wait for 1 full year from the date of your last test attempt before re-applying for the exam.

You will get more details here:

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PMP® Certification Boston

The PMP® certification in Boston is no different than the rest of the globe. The certification process and eligibility requirements are the same in every country.

With the PMP® certification, you can reap several benefits for yourself, your career and your organization. Some of the advantages of the PMP® Certification are mentioned below:

  • Opens up doors of better career opportunities:  The PMP® certification sets your career on a fast track by making you the best fit for many top positions in the major global organizations.
  • Expands your skill set: It expands your skill set and adds to your versatility to work in different domains and industries.

  • Promises better job security: You can expect better job security even during low economy as industries need managers even during lean times.

  • Helps your resume stand out from others: Being a PMP® certified professional, you gain an edge over the non-certified candidates.

  • Helps you to perform better: With an extensive understanding of best industry practices and rich experience, you can perform more efficiently in comparison to your peers.

  • Grows income potential: With PMP® certification, you can expect a significant increase in your salary. According to the Project Management Salary Survey, Eighth Edition, PMP® certified professionals received 17 percent more salary in comparison to the non-certified employees.

  • Broadens your scope and market reach: PMP® Certification can expand your global reach and introduce you to a pool of international experiences.

  • Increases credibility: PMP® Certification itself demonstrates your rich skill set and extensive experience and can make your resume seem more credible to the recruiters.

  • Increases networking opportunities: It improves networking with the other Project Managers within your sector as well as across the world. Being a part of a close-knit professional community, you can connect with professionals across the globe and gain rich insights.

  • Brings you exciting projects: PMP® Certification proves your extensive technical and business skills and rich project experience. You can get exciting project opportunities where you can display your abilities.

  • An excellent investment for the future: Once you clear the PMP® exam, the credit will stay with you forever and help you in all the ventures you make for your career.

First, check the modes of training that the PMP® certification training institutes in Boston are providing. They should be giving any or all of the following modes of training:

  • Classroom training
  • Online learning
  • Instructor-led or live online training

Listed below are a few important steps to be followed before you zero in any PMP® certification training institute in Boston:

  • Know about the PMP® Trainer’s profile
  • Ensure that you will be given 2-3 online simulation mock tests to check your readiness for the PMP® exam.
  • Preparing for the PMP® exam normally requires 45 days with 3-4 hours study every day. Ensure that the institute provides relevant support during this period.
  • Learning the vast syllabus of PMP® exam requires intensive, interactive, face-to-face sessions with trainers. Check if the institute provides classroom training.
  • Check whether the institute provides 35 hours training certificate, hard copy of study material and a good training venue among other things.

Consider the following tips while searching for the right PMP® Certified trainer in Boston:

  • Check the credentials of the trainer.
  • Ask the trainer if he would be available for any potential offline support and interactions.
  • Check if the trainer can be flexible with study schedule anytime if required.
  • Check whether you will get all the study materials and resources during your training.
  • Check if you are provided with access to e-learning course.
  • Ensure that you will receive post-course and in-course study support.
  • Ensure that the institute is a Registered Education Provider (REP).
  • Check whether the course is available 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 your 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 Boston Eligibility

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. Self-learning is considered the most cost-effective option among 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 Boston

A majority of professionals are not fully aware of the complete costs pertaining to the PMP® Certification. Often, they believe this cost includes only exam and training fees. But, in reality, there are some other costs also associated with it. Apart from your exam and training fee, you may have to spend on other things such as your PMP® exam training, study material, PMI® membership, and scheduling and rescheduling through Prometric.The cost of the PMP® exam is same across the world and is charged by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) in US dollars. The exam fee is $405 for the PMI® members and for the non-members, it is $555. All PMP® exam aspirants are allowed to take 3 re-attempts at an additional cost.

The list below gives a clear cost structure for achieving the PMP® certification in Boston:

Sl. No.

PMP® Certification Cost (Various Cost Parameters)



Online training fee for PMP® Certification in Boston

$399 to $699


PMP® classroom training program in Boston

$699 to $999


The membership fee for PMI® Boston Chapter



PMI® Membership fee including joining fee



PMI® Membership renewal fee

$129 per year


PMP® Certification Exam fee for PMI® members



PMP® Certification Exam fee for the nonmembers



Rescheduling fee for the PMI® members



Rescheduling fee for the non-members



PMBOK® handbook fee for the members



PMBOK® handbook fee for the nonmembers

$50 on Amazon


Cost of study resources and guides

$40 to $100


Cost of the practice tests

$60 to $100


PMP® Certification renewal cost for PMI® members



PMP® Certification renewal cost for non-members


PMP® Exam Fee: The PMP® exam fee is $555, and the fee for a retest is $375. The exam is conducted in two modes namely computer-based and paper-based. However, at the locations where PMI® test centers are not available, PMI® conducts a paper-based test only.PMI® Membership: You can become a PMI® member by paying a membership fee of $129 along with a joining fee of $10. Once you become a PMI® member, you can save money as the PMP® exam fee will be reduced to $405 only and retest fee will be just $275 per test. In addition, you can access the PMBOK® without spending any money while non-members have to pay $50 to buy it from Amazon.

Training Costs: 35 hour training is mandatory for appearing in the PMP® exam. You have the option to choose the mode of training as classroom training, instructor-led training or online training. The tentative cost of online training in Boston is between $399 and $699, and classroom training can be availed by spending anything between $699 and $999.

Additional study: For a thorough preparation of the exam, you will need several other resources and training guides apart from the PMBOK®. These additional study materials will cost you between $40 and $100. Practice tests are also available for understanding the test pattern of the PMP® Certification exam. This costs around $60 to $100.

Credentials: Once you achieve the PMP® certification, you need to renew your credentials every 3 years to keep your certification active. The renewal fee is $150. For a PMI® member, however, the renewal fee is only $60.

For availing PMP® Classroom training in Boston, you need to pay between $699 and $999. By undertaking the PMP® Classroom training in Boston, you can obtain at least PMP® renewal PDUs.

Though investing in your PMP® certification is a rational decision, it is important to consider if your investment in PMP® training is justified or not. Following points will help you in this regard:

  • Check the eligibility requirements for the PMP® exam.
  • Compare the pros and cons of the various training methods before choosing one.
  • Check whether the study approach of the institute can assist you in passing the PMP® Certification test in the very first attempt itself.
  • Understand the schedule of the PMP® exam preparation.
  • Check the study materials recommended for the exam preparation.

KnowledgeHut offers an extensively prepared study approach to its students to ensure their success. Leveraging this study approach that includes expert training, comprehensive courseware, and exam preparation tools, KnowledgeHut gives 100% PMP® Certification test pass guarantee.Following are the highlights of KnowledgeHut PMP® Certification Classroom training that help achieve PMP® certification:

  • KnowledgeHut ensures you the maximum learning potential with its Exam Success Formula that comprises of 6 full-length mock tests, exam techniques and tips, math formulae, practice questionnaire, and PM templates.
  • You can seek Email support from certified instructors to help you with every aspect of PMP® exam certification; right from helping with   preparing for the exam to applying for the test.
  • Using its exclusive tool called Eligibility Check; you can assess your eligibility for PMP® certification. Moreover, experts at KnowledgeHut will help you with other important aspects including PMI® Registration, PMI® Application Form Filling, PMI® Membership,   and reviewing of your PMI® Application.
  • KnowledgeHut offers you the option to get online interactive sessions of around 4-6 hours. Experts will clear your doubts before the exam during these sessions.
  • In case, you do not clear the PMP® exam in two attempts, KnowledgeHut promises to refund your 100% course tuition fee excluding the rebates you received on the time of admission. However, all attempts should be made within 90 calendar days of completing the course.

PMP® Exam in Boston

Test Center ID

Test Center Name

Test Center Region

Test Center Address

Test Center Phone


Pearson Professional Centers-Boston (Back Bay)

VUE Americas

31 St. James Avenue Suite 725 Park Square



Pearson Professional Centers-Boston MA

VUE Americas

295 Devonshire Street 2nd Floor



Southern Virginia Higher Education Center

VUE Americas

820 Bruce Street



Tech Computers, Inc.

VUE Americas

574 Dorchester Avenue


Test Center ID

Test Center Name

Test Center Region

Test Center Address

Test Center Phone


Pearson Professional Centers-Cambridge MA

VUE Americas

186 Alewife Brook Parkway Suite 202



Quest Connect

VUE Americas

505 East Street Suite 104


  • 866-241-5527 (toll-free)
  • +1-952-905-7397 (toll)
  1. Navigate to the website. Under the myPMI® option select “Review Application status” then select “Schedule Exam”
  2. The page will redirect to your Pearson VUE account. Under the list of “Pre-approved Exams”.
  3. 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.

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

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

If you select Online Proctored Test:

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

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

If the cancellation is done within 30 days of the exam, a few of $70 will be charged. Cancellation must be done 48 hours prior to the exam or the entire sum paid will have to be forfeited.

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

  • Step 1 - Dial the phone number for your region given in FAQ 4
  • Step 2 - Provide the customer care executive with details like testing program, name of your examination and PMI® ID
  • Step 3 - Verify your name, email address, phone number and address
  1. Dial the phone number for your region given in FAQ 
  2. Provide the customer care executive with details like
    1. Testing program
    2. The name of your examination
    3. PMI® ID
  3. Verify your name, email address, phone number and address

After successfully submitting the PMP® certification fee or completing the PMP® application audit, an email will be sent to you confirming the same along with your eligibility ID.

Note- You can also find the PMI® eligibility ID on the myPMI® section of PMI® website.

  • On the PMI® website, enter the “Review application status” section. Click on “Reschedule exam or cancel exam”
  • Click on the exam you wish to reschedule 
  • An option will appear to cancel or reschedule the exam

Note - If the cancellation is done within 48 hours of your exam, the exam and the sum paid will be forfeited.

Watches, wallets, food, beverages, books, calculators, books, bags, sweaters, coats, pagers, cellular, telephones, tape recorders, dictionaries, eye drops, medications, etc., are some of the restricted materials.

Before applying, ensure you have the requisite logistics and computer equipment to handle the test. Other than that any candidate wishing to apply for CAPM or PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam with the needed eligibility may apply.

For the Online proctor exam, make sure that you have all the system, environment, technical and testing protocol requirements. Before you register, make sure you have a system prepared for the exam. This is how you can check it:

  • Run System test and exam simulation
    • Run the exam simulation in your computer by downloading the system. Make sure that you are using the computer from the location that you will be taking the test.
    • For the test, you will need a working internet connection, a webcam, and a microphone.
    • Also, you will have to take a one-question exam to make sure you have a working internet connection.

  • Review policies and procedures
    To maintain the integrity of the online proctor exam, there are certain guidelines and procedures laid out that you can check Policies & Procedure.

  • Verify System Requirements
    Make sure that your system meets all the system requirements as specified for the online proctor exam.

Yes, you can claim a refund of your exam fee if you consider canceling your PMP® test appointment in Boston. For this, you must request to PMI® 30 days before your test eligibility expires. Once you receive the refund, your application will be closed, and the eligibility validity will end.

PMI® Boston Chapter

PMI® has created chapters in several locations of the world as its local branches to provide a thriving and accessible platform for PMP® professionals.  Professionals can participate in community activities. They can come together, meet and interact   on various relevant topics of project management. PMI® Boston Chapter offers you various opportunities for volunteering, Networking, and building knowledge through all its events.

Many people yet do not know that they can obtain free PDUs if they have a PMI® membership. Attending seminars, and other events conducted by the PMI® Boston can fetch you free PDUs.Additionally, you can expand your knowledge and understanding of Project management by taking advantage of various resources offered by the PMI® such as conferences, networking, academia, certification, and member services.You can also subscribe to its newsletter to get acquainted with the latest updates in the field of project management.Apart from that, you can obtain the following advantages once you become a PMI® member of PMI® Boston Chapter:

  • Conferences: The PMI® Boston Chapter, through its conferences, allows the professionals to discuss various concerns and topics pertaining to their projects. They can share solutions and ideas to help them manage their projects efficiently.
  • Networking: Your PMI® Membership with the PMI® Boston Chapter will provide you with many opportunities to develop a healthy network with your professional community and have insider industry connections. It will help you not only to get in touch with experts in your field but also explore new job opportunities.

  • Member Services: You will have access to the exclusive events designed for the PMI® Boston Chapter members.

  • Volunteer: You can volunteer for a social cause at the various events conducted by the PMI® Boston Chapter

Boston area is served by the PMI® Mass Bay Chapter. Its address is:PMI® Mass Bay Chapter465 Waverley Oaks Road
Suite 421
Waltham, MA 02452

MetroWest RT: Leading Multicultural Teams for Project Managers: Developing Your Cultural Intelligence -this event was held in Boston on February 28, 2019. Attending this event was very advantageous for the professionals as they got to learn many insights about the Project management career. Below are discussed a few benefits of attending this interactive event:

  • Learnt about different cultural norms and values in business
  • Learnt to develop confidence in working with leading teams from different cultures
  • Understood how to access, appreciate and adjust to cultural differences
  • Learnt to support team members  easily and effectively

The certification and education programs provided by the PMI® Boston Chapter in Boston are:

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

The PMI® Boston Chapter provides you with a great platform to network with other PMP® professionals in Boston. The names of a few seminars and conferences conducted by the PMI® Boston Chapter in Boston are:

  • Chapter Meeting: Overcoming Cyber Insecurity By Weaving Data Privacy & Security into Your Projects
  • Roundtable: BostonMetro: Tips for Managing Your Project Management Career
  • Roundtable: Boston Noontime
  • MetroWest RT: Leading Multicultural Teams for Project Managers: Developing Your Cultural Intelligence
  • PMI® PMO Roundtable: How to Facilitate Productive Project Planning Meetings

PMP® Salary extended Questions

As per the estimates by Indeed, the average annual salary of a Project Manager employed in Boston is $93,413, which is 10% more than the national average salary. The salary data is collected from 340 Project Manager employees, users, and job advertisements posted on Indeed in the last 36 months. The tenure of the Project Managers is generally 1-3 years in their respective organisation.

The average annual salary of a Project Manager in Cambridge is $84,406 and it meets the national average, whereas, a Project Manager in Boston has an average annual salary of $93,413, which is 10% higher than the national average.

A Project Manager in Worcester makes an average salary of $91,923 per year, which is 8% above the national average, whereas, a Project Manager employed in Boston makes an average annual salary of $93,413, which is 10% above the national average.

The average hourly salary of an IT Project Manager is $61.04 in Boston. The hourly rate ranges from $44.70 to $85.57 for professionals with different work experience and skills.

The average annual salary of an IT Project Manager is $92,887 in Boston. The salary ranges from $58,937 and $127,309 per year. Indicated by the data presented by payscale, the growth in the annual salary of an IT Project Manager positively correlates with the years of experience in the field.

An entry-level IT Project Manager with 0-5 years of work experience makes an average annual salary of $71,848 in Boston. The annual salary ranges from $50,410 - $102,609 which is determined on the basis of the skills of the individual.

A mid-career IT Project Manager with 5-10 years of work experience gets an average annual salary of $93,208 in Boston. The annual salary ranges from $66,384 to $119,560 depending on the individual’s work experience and knowledge.

An experienced IT Project Manager with a work experience of 10-20 years earns an average annual salary of $104,755 in Boston. The annual salary ranges from $76,806 to $134,290 for individuals with different work profiles.

The average annual salary of a late-career IT Project Manager with work experience of above 20 years is $114,995 in Boston. The annual salary ranges from $82,414 to $139,314 and is finalised on the basis of the individual’s work experience and skills.

An IT Project Manager with a Bachelor's Degree earns in the range of $87,433 to $93,742 per year in Boston. Including the bonus factor, the range of the annual income increases up to $89,770 - $96,959.

The annual salary of an IT Project Manager with a Master's Degree or an MBA is in the range of $88,268 to $94,898 in Boston. Other benefits such as bonus, social security, healthcare, pension, etc. make up 30% of the total salary.

An IT Project Manager with a PhD or an equivalent degree earns in the range of $89,103 to $96,054 annually in Boston. The annual bonus factor ranges from $2,588 to $3,238, which is determined on the basis of the individual’s performance.

The annual pay package of a Program Manager ranges from $93,500 to $120,500 in Boston. It is 31% higher when compared to the national annual salary of a Project Manager.

Some common skills required in a candidate to be eligible for the role of a Program Manager in Boston are Project Management, Program Management, Agile, QA, Microsoft Project, Change Management, Finance, PMO, Operations, and SDLC.

The expected annual salary of a Business Analyst is between $69,000 to $90,500 in Boston. The annual pay package is 3% lesser when compared to the national annual salary of the Project Managers.

The major skills that are essential for the role of a Business Analyst are Business Analysis, QA, Project Management, SQL, Agile, Acceptance Testing, Microsoft Visio, Use Cases, Business Process, and SDLC.

A Scrum Master earns in the range of $81,000 to $101,000 annually in Boston. This is almost 13% higher when compared to the national average salary of Project Managers.

The skills essential for the role of a Scrum Master in Boston,MA are Agile, Scrum Master, Project Management, QA, Scrum, Sprint, JIRA, Microsoft Project, and Product Owner.

A Product Manager gets a pay package in the range of $87,500 to $114,500 annually in Boston. It is 22% higher when compared to the national annual salary of Project Managers.

The common skills that are compulsory for the role of a Product Manager in Boston are Product Management, Project Management, Agile, Marketing, QA, Roadmaps, Sales, Business Analysis, Product Development, and Scrum.

The salary range of an IT Manager per annum in Boston is between $71,500 to $96,000 and it is at par with the the national annual salary of Project Managers.

The most common skills required to qualify for the role of an IT Manager in Boston are IT Management, Project Management, Active Directory, Network, Technical support, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Exchange, Hardware, Infrastructure, and Networking.

The annual earnings of a Project Coordinator in Boston varies in the range of $54,000 to $70,500. It is approximately 25% lesser when compared to the national annual salary of the Project Managers having the same amount of experience.

The major skills required to meet the eligibility criteria for the job of a Project Coordinator in Boston are Project Management, Project Coordination, QA, Microsoft Project, Microsoft SharePoint, Customer service, Presentations, Sales, Scheduling, and Business analysis.

The annual salary range of a PMO is between $92,000 and $127,000 in Boston. The annual salary of the PMO is 33% higher when compared to the national salary of the Project Managers.

The top skills that are required to qualify for the position of a PMO in Boston are Project Management, Program Management, PMO, Agile, Microsoft Project, QA, Change Management, Business Analysis, Finance, and SDLC.


Annual Salary

Harvard Medical School


Whitridge Associates






Bain & Company Inc


CDM Smith


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts


Massachusetts Trial Court


American Tower


Eze Software


The average hourly rate of a Project Manager - Construction is $36.73 in Boston. The rate per hour ranges from $15.00 to $64.50 for individuals with varied work experience and skills.

The average annual salary of a Project Manager- Construction is $88,163 in Boston. The annual salary distribution for the role is between $56,614 to $122,954 which depends on the individual's skills and experience.

The average pay of an entry-level Project Manager - Construction with 0-5 years of work experience is $72,584 in Boston. The maximum salary an entry-level Project Manager - Construction can earn is $99,600 and the minimum salary is $44,937 per annum.

A mid-career Project Manager - Construction with 5-10 years of work experience gets an average annual pay of $85,826 in Boston. The annual pay ranges from $57,200 to $115,032 and is based on the individual’s skills and experience.

An experienced Project Manager - Construction with 10-20 years of work experience receives an average annual pay of $89,819. The annual pay ranges between $66,823 to $125,799 based on the individual’s skills and experience.

The average pay of a late-career Project Manager - Construction with a work experience above 20 years is $106,058 per annum in Boston. The annual pay ranges between $78,752 to $157,143 based on the individual’s skills and expertise.

A Project Manager - Construction with a Bachelor's Degree earns in the range of $107,594 to $115,767 annually in Boston. Including the bonus factor, the annual salary comes in the range between $112,115 to $120,237.

A Project Manager - Construction with a Master's Degree or an MBA earns in the range of $108,699 to $116,859 annually in Boston. The Project Manager is entitled to benefits such as bonuses, social security, pension, healthcare, time-off, etc. 

A Project Manager - Construction with a PhD or an equivalent degree earns in the range of $109,804 to $117,951 annually in Boston. Including the bonus factor, the annual income ranges between $114,269 to $123,153.

According to Dice, a Director of Information Security earns in the range of $130,500 to $161,500 yearly in Boston and this base salary is almost 92% higher when compared to the annual salary of the Construction Managers.

The top 10 most common skills that are essential to be eligible for the role of a Director of Information Security in Boston are Information security, Security, Senior management, Project management, Risk management, CISSP, Network Security, Network, Cybersecurity, and Incident management.

The annual salary bracket of a Project Engineer in Boston is $69,000 - $90,000. It is 1% more than the national average salary of the Construction Managers with the same work experience.

The major skills required for the job of a Project Engineer in Boston are Project Engineering, Project Management, QA, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Operations, Drawing, and Network.



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Weston & Sampson




CRB Consulting Engineers


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Suffolk Construction




A Project Manager in San Francisco gets an average annual salary of $113,014, which is approximately 34% more than national average. The annual salary of a Project Manager based in Boston is 10% higher than the national average at $93,316.

According to Indeed, a Project Manager in Iowa City earns an average salary of $67,192 per year, which is 21% below the national average, whereas, the average annual salary of a Project Manager in Boston is $93,316 and it is 10% higher than national average.

A Project Manager in Kansas City earns an average salary of $89,580 per year, which is 6% above the national average. On the other hand, the annual average income of a Project Manager in Boston is $93,316 and it is 10% higher than the national average.

Based on a survey of 500 self-confessed non-certified and certified Project Management Professionals in Boston, it is found that around 135 professionals out of 250 PMP® Certified professionals got a hike of about 25%-40% after completing their PMP® Certification in Boston. On the other hand, only 75 non-certified professionals from a total of 250 were considered eligible for a hike.

According to 500 self-confessed non-certified and certified professionals in Boston who were promoted in the year 2017-18, about 140 out of 250 certified professionals received a promotion soon after they completed their PMP® certification.

All the top companies of Boston mostly prefer hiring PMP® Certified Project Managers in comparison to the non-certified ones.Apart from that, the companies usually prefer shortlisting the professionals who have other key skills and expertise along with a PMP® Certification. Apart from PMP® Certification, the companies usually look for key skills including Program Management, QA, SDLC, Agile, Change Management, Microsoft Project, Operations, Finance, and PMO skills among others in the candidates.

PMP® Exam & PMP® Renewal

Your PMP® certification has a validity period of 3 years. You can renew your PMP® certification by earning the required number of PDUs through the Continue Certification Requirements (CCR).

Earning a required number of PDUs is a mandatory requirement according to Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) for maintaining the validity of your PMI® certification.

Following is the stepwise procedure of completing the CCR program:

Step 1

Achieve PMI® Certification

The day you clear your PMP® exam, your CCR cycle will begin.

Step 2

Get involved in professional development activities

Participate in professional development activities for earning the required number of PDUs.

Step 3

Track and report PDUs

You need to submit your PDU scores through the CCR system (CCRS) for renewing your certification.

Step 4

Meet the CCR requirements

Earn the required number of PDUs for meeting the CCR requirements to renew your certification.

Step 5

Complete the CCR application and submit the renewal fee

You will get information from PMI® for the renewal and submission of the payment.

Step 6

CCR renewal completion

You must adhere to the necessary PMI® guidelines for the continual maintenance of your certification.

Following are the professional development activities through which you can get 60 PDUs for renewing your certification under the PMI®’s CCR program:

  • Education
  • Returning back to your profession

At least 35 PDUs for PMP® renewal can be earned through the activities in the Education area.

You can easily compute your PMP® renewal PDUs earned as you can obtain 1 PDU for each hour spent in an activity that improves your knowledge and expertise.Following are five activities that can help you in earning PDUs in the Education field:

  • Courses or Training
  • Digital Media
  • Reading
  • Organizational Meeting
  • Informal Learning

According to PMI®, there are certain sill combinations that every Project Management practitioner must possess to ensure the success of the projects. These skills include technical domain, business intelligence, and leadership expertise. The PMI® Talent TriangleTM   refers to the set of these critical skills which are mentioned below:Technical Project Management: It comprises of practical skills, domain knowledge, and behaviors to carry out efficient Portfolio, Program, and Project Management.

Leadership: in order to lead the teams successfully, the project managers should possess skills, behaviors, and knowledge that are leadership-focused with a winning attitude that helps to attain business objectives.

Business and Strategic management: A project’s management is enhanced, and success is achieved using knowledge of best industry practices, and strategies.

The PMI® Boston Chapter keeps organizing various education events and training sessions in Boston. You can get access to those and earn PDUs:

Training and educational events

Pros & Cons

Educational Events


  • Many formal events are conducted by PMI® Boston such as seminars, conferences, and other learning events.
  • These events may be 1-3 days long.
  • You can gain valuable lessons through the knowledge and experiences shared by industry experts and project management professionals.


  • You cannot attend them for free.For attending these events, you need to take leave from office for a substantial time.

ELearning On-demand Courses


  • You get E-learning opportunities offered by PMI® Boston Chapter through its on-demand courses.


  • These PMI® courses are paid and can be expensive.

Education Courses


  • PMI® Boston Chapter offers advanced educational courses to help you grow academically. These courses are recognized by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) of PMI®.


  • These are advanced educational courses and may be a bit tough to be pursued if you are not interested in academics.

Training Courses


  • Join training sessions related to project management topics offered by the Registered Education Providers (REP) and third-party institutions.


  • You may have to follow the schedule announced by the REPs and third-party institutions.Check your budget and convenience before you join such training.

You can earn 60 PDUs in one attempt by joining an online program offered by a well-known Registered Education Provider. Ensure that the distribution of PDUs for each of the PMI® Talent TriangleTM skill area in the Education category is according to the minimum requirements prescribed by PMI®:

Education PDUs- Minimum Talent Triangle Requirements


Technical PDUs Required

Leadership PDUs Required

Strategic PDUs Required

Remaining PDUs- across any of the areas of the PMI® Talent TriangleTM

Total Minimum Requirement







You can earn 60 PDUs by joining the following four courses. It is recommended that choose those courses that can yield at least the minimum required PDUs when clubbed together:


PMI® PDUs which could be earned

Microsoft Project Training

45 PMI® PDUs

ITIL Foundation Certification Training

16 PMI® PDUs

Agile and Scrum Training


Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training

35 PMI® PDUs

As per the PMI®, you must earn a minimum number of PDUs in all PMI® Talent TriangleTM  skill areas including Strategic and Business Management, Leadership, and Technical. It is mandatory to maintain the validity of your certifications. However, there is no harm if PDUs gained in the education category exceed the minimum number as there is no limit to earning PDUs in this category. In fact, learning more can help you attain better skills and gain advanced knowledge and enable you to work more efficiently in your profession.

Following is the list of activities and courses included in the three components of the PMI® Talent TriangleTM  :



Business & Strategic Management

Life Cycle Management

Coaching & Mentoring

Customer relationship & satisfaction

Time, Scope, Risk Management

Problem Solving

Benefits Realisation


Team Building

Legal & Regulatory compliance

Agile Practices

Emotional Intelligence

Strategic planning & analysis


Conflict Management

Operational Functions

Data gathering and modeling


Business acumen

Earned value management


Competitive analysis

Performance Management


Market awareness

Risk Management

Interpersonal skills

Business models and structures

Below is given information about different ways to earn PDUs through Organization Meetings, Reading, and Informal Learning in Boston:


Ways to earn your PMP® PDUs

Organizational Meetings

  •        Attend the  sessions related to a talent triangle component in
  •        Professional meetings and earn 1-2 PDUs.
  •        Apart from the educational session, attend a keynote session in a PMI® seminar or conference.


  •        If you are fond of reading, you can use this liking for books to earn a few PDUs.
  •       However, you can earn only a limited number of PDUs through this method.

Informal Learning

  •         Attending informal lessons can also help you earn PDUs.
  •        Participate in interactive sessions where you can gain knowledge shared by mentors and experts and also earn PDUs.

You can obtain PDUs for PMP® renewal in Boston by giving back and adding value to your profession. The activities mentioned below can help you earn PDUs:


Ways of earning PDUs for PMP® renewal


Make use of your knowledge and experience to work as a Practitioner and contribute to different projects.

Content creation

You can earn PDUs using your creative writing skills in the form of blogs, books, and papers and even holding webinars.


If you possess excellent speaking abilities, you can present papers in conferences and seminars and earn PDUs.


PMI® Boston offers many volunteering opportunities which you can access through its website. You can volunteer for a good cause by opting for these activities. Just mention the number of hours you can commit to these causes and your experience in this regard.


You can obtain 1 to 2 PDUs by attending the webinars that take place occasionally. You just have to keep a note of the timings of such webinars because of the variation in the time zones.

By adding value or returning back to your profession, you can easily obtain a maximum of 25 PDUs in Boston. Below is given the classification of PDUs:



Working as a Project Management practitioner

8 PDUs maximum


17 PDUs maximum

PMP® Certification Course in Boston, MA


When you receive the PMP® certification in Boston, it is just for three years. You need to renew your certification within this period for another three years. The reason for this validity is to keep the candidates up-dated about the technologies. For recertification, you need 60 PDUs. There are a lot of ways to gain PDUs and one of the easiest ways is to take up any courses for project management certification in Boston.

Choose your institute

Not any institute which you pick would work for this service. You need a reputed andcertified institute in Boston, like KnowledgeHut. Clarify whether that institute would provide recertification PDUs for the courses that you take. If so, register for a course. Your institute should provide a course that

a)Teaches the advanced skills of PMP®

b)Teaches real world problems in the related field and ways to solve them

c)Course should fall under the ten key areas of the guide

d)Teaches to build and use expert and advanced tools

Overview of the course

The main aim of this course should be to increase your skill, enhance your job productivity and of course, to gain recertification requirement.  You may be in the middle of an important project, at your workplace. Thus, leaving it for project management courses in Boston will be impossible. Thus, choose online courses from the best institute for project management training in Boston. This will give you more time for your day job and your personal life.

Most reputed institutes like KnowledgeHut provide one year complete access to their study materials. Self directed learning can also be used for gaining PDUs. Good project management training in Boston should have different types of study materials like documents, short video courses, webinar and others. This will help you gain more PDUs, without even noticing. These tutorial documents and collection of video course are for those who want to gain PDUs without attending any class from a coaching institute. This service will not be available in all institutes, in Boston. You need to pick up a reputed and reliable institute for PMP® training courses in Boston, like KnowledgeHut.

How many PDUs should you earn?

The hand book for recertification requests you to gain minimum of 60 PDUs in the span of three years, which accounts to at least 20 PDUs, per year. Expert trainers of PMP®certification training classes in Boston advise you to accumulate more than 100 PDUs in the time period. When you submit the list of hours and activities that account for PDU to the university, some hours may get rejected. You should not end up losing the certification, just for the sake of a couple of PDUs. Thus, it is better to earn 100 PDUs to be on the safe side.


Do you want to know more details about PDUs? Do you want guidance in filling out the PDU form or recertification process? You can talk with the experts of KnowledgeHut and understand your options of earning more PDUs. If required, you can also get support in filling out forms or other areas of recertification. These types of services would not be provided by any small time institutes in Boston. You need the top class experts, like KnowledgeHut.

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