PMP® Certification Training in Chicago, IL

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  • 35 Contact Hours / PDUs Certificate
  • 6 Full-Length Mock Exams featuring 1200 practice questions
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Description

If you are a management professional aspiring to move to the next level or wanting to shine in your current position, then the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is the one thing that can make your dreams come true. Yes, PMP is the most widely accepted and recognized professional certification across the globe. A recent survey in the US states that PMP certified professionals are paid 23% more than their non-certified counterparts. So if you are eyeing that high paying job, start preparing for your PMP certification right away.

In order to get PMP certified you need to clear a rigorous examination that is 4 hours long and comprises 200 questions. To successfully clear the examination, the candidate must get a minimum score(determined by PMI, based on the difficulty level of the questions). The results are declared instantly. You also have three retake attempts, in case you fail to clear it the first time. KnowledgeHut is a reputed PMP exam training Centre in Chicago which can help you make your dream a reality.

  1. Why is Project Management Professional (PMP)® Credential Handbook important?

    The PMP Credential Handbook has all the information one needs to know about the certification, including its cost, the validity, the syllabus and so on. KnowledgeHut can help you understand and decipher the handbook in a very simple manner and also guide you in your journey to get PMP® certified.

  2. How do I know if I am eligible for PMP® certification?

    In order to be eligible for the PMP® certification, you need to have experience as a manager leading and guiding teams and a high school diploma or a bachelor’s degree. Apart from that, you also need a 35 hour training or learning credit. If you are wondering where to get that, you can enroll with KnowledgeHut. It will not only help you get the required 35 hour training credit that is 35 PDUs, but will also help you with training to clear your PMP exam.

  3. What are the benefits of PMI® Membership?

    You can become the PMI® member by paying the membership fee of $139 and avail multiple benefits from the PMI® Chicagoland Chapter. The benefits start with a huge discount on the PMP examination fee, which is only $405 for PMI members as opposed to $555 for non-members. Apart from this, you get the PMBOK® Guide free of cost, which again costs around $100 on Amazon. The membership also entitles you to attend training and technology sessions organized by the PMI® Chicagoland Chapter. You would also get to meet a lot of like-minded professionals who will help you grow your knowledge and network.

  4. How can I schedule my PMP® Exam?

    You can easily schedule your PMP® Exam through Prometric, which is an official testing partner for PMP. You have to register with Prometric and then select the certification to view the details of the date and time slot available for taking the exam. At the time of date selection, you will be asked to furnish the details of your payment. Once done you can choose the date as per your choice.

  5. What is the PMBOK® Guide?

    PMBOK® Guide is the one place for all your PMP® exam needs. It has all the details you need in terms of concepts and question format for the PMP exam. Though you can learn the concepts yourself too, it is always advised to take help from KnowledgeHut to guide and prepare you for the certification. Its trainers are well versed with the syllabus and the pattern of examination and hence are able to prepare you in the best way to help you clear the examination in the first attempt itself.

  6. Do I need to take practice tests before the actual PMP® exam?

    KnowledgeHut will give you a number of practice tests to attempt before you sit for the actual exam. These are very important because it not only helps you understand the pattern of the PMP examination but will also assess your preparedness for the same. There are only three attempts available so, it is best for you to take several practice exams and perfect the act of cracking the exam before you sit for the actual test.

    For more questions and more details regarding the PMP examination, feel free to get in touch with us. We will be more than happy to help you out.

KnowledgeHut is a R.E.P. of the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.
Note: All information mentioned is accurate as of April 2019.

What You Will Learn

Prerequisites:

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

OR

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

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Who Should Attend

  • 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®

Knowledgehut Experience

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Take advantage of Email support from instructors in all aspects of the certification. Right from enrolling for exams to solving your doubts post-workshop, we have your back!

Curriculum

  • 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

PMP® Certification Process

PMP® Certification Salary in Chicago

According to Indeed, the average salary of a Project Manager per annum in Chicago is $91,754 and is 9% above the national average. The data has been calculated on the basis of the salary inputs submitted anonymously by 673 employees, users, and different job advertisements posted on Indeed in the past 36 months. The usual tenure of the Project Managers is 1-3 years in their respective companies.

The average annual income of a Project Manager in Aurora is $57,337, which is 32% below the national average, whereas, a Project Manager in Chicago earns an average annual salary of $91,754 which is 9% above the national average. 

The average annual salary of a Project Manager in Naperville is $102,865, which is 22% above the national average and is 12% more than the annual average salary of one in Chicago. A Project Manager in Chicago earns an average annual salary of $91,754, which is 9% above the national average.

According to Payscale, an IT Project Manager in Chicago earns an average hourly wage of $61.57. The figure varies in the range of $22.38 - $96.47 and is determined on the basis of the skills and experience of the individual.

According to Payscale, the average yearly income of an IT Project Manager in Chicago is $91,710. The salary ranges from $58,279 to $128,064 per year and is determined on the basis of the relevant skills and experience of the individual.

A person with 0-5 years of work experience in IT is considered to be an entry-level professional. According to Payscale, the average annual earning of an entry-level IT Project Manager in Chicago is $75,093. The annual compensation of an entry-level IT Project Manager ranges from $47,740 to $114,019.

A mid-career IT Project Manager is one who has a work experience of 5-10 years in the field of IT. The annual salary for this position in Chicago ranges from $69,678 to $125,096. The average annual income is approximately $92,871 and is determined on the basis of the skills and previous performance of the individual.

An individual having an overall work experience of 10-20 years is considered to be an experienced IT Project Manager. The average income of an experienced IT Project Manager in Chicago is $102,684 per annum. The annual salary ranges from $80,150 - $135,193 based on the job requirements and prior work experience of the individual.

A late-career IT Project Manager is one who has a work experience of more than 20 years in the field of IT. The average pay of a late-career Project Manager is $102,457 per year. The annual salary is in the range of $82,231 - $148,222 and is decided on the basis of relevant skills and experience of the individual.

An IT Project Manager with a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field makes about $81,877 to $87,785 yearly in Chicago. The IT Project Manager is also entitled to benefits such as bonus, social security, healthcare, and time off.

The annual salary of an IT Project Manager with a Master’s Degree or an MBA in a relevant field is between $82,659 and $88,868 in Chicago. After adding the bonus, the yearly projected salary comes to be between $84,965 to $91,890.

An IT Project Manager having a Ph.D. or an equivalent qualification in a related field earns in the range of $83,441 to $89,950 per annum in Chicago. An IT Project Manager also receives benefits that include bonus, social security, healthcare, pension, and time off. 

According to Dice, the annual income of a Program Manager in Chicago ranges from $92,500 to $116,000. This is approximately 29% more than the national average salary of a Project Manager.

The major skills that are required to be eligible for the job of a Program Manager in Chicago are Project Management, Program Management, Agile, QA, Microsoft Project, Change Management, Finance, PMO, Operations, and SDLC.

According to Dice, the estimated yearly income of a Business Analyst in Chicago is in the range of $63,000 to $83,500. The salary is roughly 12% lesser when compared to the national average salary of a Project Manager.

An individual applying for the role of Business Analyst in Chicago should be skilled in Business Analysis, QA, Project Management, SQL, Agile, Acceptance Testing, Microsoft Visio, Use Cases, Business Process, and SDLC.

The annual salary of a Scrum Master in Chicago ranges from $78,500 to $98,000 which is 9% more than the national average salary of a Project Manager. The relevant skills play a major role in determining the final salary.

The major skills that are a prerequisite for the position of a Scrum Master in Chicago are
Agile, Scrum Master, Project Management, Scrum, QA, Business Analysis, Sprint, JIRA, Microsoft Project, and Product Owner.

A Product Manager possessing the relevant skills can earn in the range of $88,000 to $112,000 in Chicago. It is 23% more than the average annual salary of a Project Manager with the same amount of experience.

The relevant skills essential to qualify for the role of a Product Manager in Chicago are Product Management, Project Management, Agile, Marketing, QA, Roadmaps, Sales, Business Analysis, Product Development, and Scrum.

The annual remuneration of an IT Manager in Chicago is in between $70,000 to $91,000. According to Dice, it is 2% lesser when compared to the average annual salary of a Project Manager.

The basic skills required to be eligible for the job of an IT Manager in Chicago are IT Management, Project Management, Active Directory, Network, Technical support, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Exchange, Hardware, Infrastructure, and Networking.

A Project Coordinator in Chicago can earn between $52,000 and $62,000 annually based on their work expertise. It is approximately 26% lesser than the average yearly income of a Project Manager.

The most important skills required to qualify for the job of a Project Coordinator in Chicago are Project Coordination, Project Management, QA, Microsoft Project, Microsoft SharePoint, Customer service, Presentations, Sales, Scheduling, and Finance.

According to Dice, the estimated yearly income of a PMO is between $91,500 to $126,500 in Chicago. The salary is based on metrics like skills, work experience, and previous performance of the individual.

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

 

Company

Annual Salary

Sentinel Technologies

$117K-$178K

ServerCentral

$111K-$175K

Point B

$61k-$83k

Clarity Insights

$64K-$85K

Crowe

$64K-$92K

nTech Solutions

$95k-$147k

DivIHN Integration Inc

$115k-$163k

Reliable Software Resources

$123k-$174k

Accurate Personnel

$79k-$121k

Hunter International

$75k-$111k

A Project Manager - Construction in Chicago can earn an average of $30.00 per hour. The hourly rate varies in the range of $17.62 to $51.06.

According to Payscale, the average pay of a Project Manager - Construction is $76,753 per annum in Chicago. The yearly income of the Project Manager - Construction ranges from $51,739 to $105,384 and is determined on the basis of relevant skills and experience of the individual.

An individual who has 0-5 years of experience in the field of construction is considered to be an entry-level Project Manager. The average wage of an entry-level Project Manager - Construction in Chicago is $64,908 per annum. The annual income ranges from $46,114 to $82,254.

A Project Manager who has a work experience of 5-10 years in the field of construction is considered to be a mid-career Project Manager - Construction and gets an average annual pay of $80,609 in Chicago. The yearly earnings of a mid-career Project Manager - Construction ranges from $56,108 to $102,943.

An experienced Project Manager - Construction has 10-20 years of experience in the field of construction. The average annual income of an experienced Project Manager - Construction is $87,285 in Chicago. The annual salary ranges from $59,214 to $119,688.

An individual who has a work experience of more than 20 years in the construction domain is considered as a late-career Project Manager - Construction. The salary ranges from $66,565 to $141,598 and is based on the skills and experience of the individual. The average earning per annum of a late-career Project Manager - Construction in Chicago is $91,541.

The annual salary of a Project Manager - Construction with a Bachelor’s degree is in the range of $100,757 to $108,411 in Chicago. The final figure depends on the work experience and relevant skills of the individual.

The annual remuneration of a Project Manager - Construction with a Master’s Degree or an MBA in the relevant domain ranges from $101,792 to $109,434 in Chicago. After adding up the annual bonus, the salary is projected to be in the range of $106,000 - $113,962.

A Project Manager - Construction with a Ph.D. or an equivalent qualification in the relevant domain has yearly earnings that range from $102,827 to $110,456 in Chicago. The Project Manager - Construction is entitled to an average annual bonus of roughly $4,800 apart from other benefits such as social security, pension, healthcare, and time-off.

A Director of Information Security can earn in the range of $123,500 to $152,500 annually in Chicago. This is 90% more than the national salary of Construction Managers having the same amount of experience.

The common skills that are a prerequisite for the job of a Director of Information Security in Chicago are Information Security, Security, Senior Management, Project Management, Risk Management, CISSP, Network Security, Network, Cyber security, and Incident Management.

According to Dice, the annual remuneration of a Project Engineer in Chicago is between $66,500 and $86,500. It is approximately 2% more than the salary of a Construction Manager in Chicago.

The most common skills that are essential for the role of a Project Engineer in Chicago are Project Engineering, Project Management, QA, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Operations, Drawing, and Network.

 

Company

Annual Salary

GPAC

$81k-$123k

Walsh Construction

$76k-$115k

exp.

$72k-$110k

Chicago - AMA

$49k-$83k

Partner Engineering and Science

$61k-$94k

Sevan Multi-Site Solutions

$92k-$130k

CoreSite

$75k-$124k

F.H. Paschen

$68k-$97k

Arcadis

$83k-$125k

JLL

$81k-$135k

The average annual income of a Project Manager in Denver, Colorado is $90,234 which is 7% above the national average, whereas a Project Manager based in Chicago makes an average annual salary of $91,840, which is 9% more than the national average.

The average yearly salary of a Project Manager in Detroit is $89,264 and it is almost 8% higher than the national average. On the other hand, in Chicago, the salary is $91,840 per annum which is 9% more than the national average.

The annual income of a Project Manager employed in Scottsdale, AZ is $85,408 per year and it is at par with the national average, whereas a Project Manager in Chicago earns $91,840 annually, which is 9% higher than the national average.

After completion of the PMP® certification course in Chicago, 150 out of 250 PMP® certified professionals can expect 23% to 35% hike. But the fact is that only 75 out of 250 non-certified professional manage to get a hike. These stats have been revealed by compiling 500 self-reported certified and non-certified PMP® holders working in Chicago.

After the completion of the course in Chicago, 120 out of 250 professionals get a promotion. 500 self-reported certified and non-certified professionals in Chicago have revealed this data because they had got promoted in the financial year 2017-18.

There are big companies like Boston Consulting Group, Salesforce, Slalom, McKinsey & Company, SAP, etc. which prefer to employ PMP® certified Project Managers rather than non-certified Project Managers in Chicago.

The companies also prefer to hire the professionals who are skilled in project management, program management, Agile, QA, MS Project, Finance, Operations, PMO, SDLC, Change management and so on.

PMP® Certification Chicago

PMP® certification in Chicago also follows the internationally-accepted guidelines as per the PMI®. The procedure to pursue the certification program remains the same across the world.

PMP® certification is a highly-valued credential that displays one’s prowess in project management. Several professionals consider becoming a PMP® certified professional to enhance their career prospects. Certified professionals are considered a class apart from their peers at work in particular and in this field in general.

The other benefits of PMP® certification are mentioned below:

  • Career Boost -  This certification program is globally recognized and thus the professionals who undertake it stand a good chance of boosting their career prospects.

  • An Esteemed Credential- Professionals who are PMP® certified are hailed as experts in the field of project management. They are among the most-preferred candidates when it comes to some of the top positions in this field.

  • Globally recognized- As the program holds the status of being an internationally-accredited one, you have the added advantage of getting employed anywhere across the world.

  • Lucrative Packages- You can definitely expect a handsome salary as they have specialized skills.

  • Better Exposure & Career Growth- PMP certified project managers across the world can be members of peer forums to share their insights and opinions. They contribute to the success of their organizations as well as the professional community as a whole.

  • A High Degree Of Efficiency- Certified PMP® professionals prove to be highly efficient as they have undergone rigorous training and are able to perform well even in strict market conditions.

  • Challenging projects- These professionals are often offered challenging projects as they have the proven ability and business acumen to handle such scenarios.

  • Connecting cross-industries -The certification program is useful for all industries. Project managers are in demand across different industries and verticals. 

  • Secured Jobs- Certified professionals can expect job security. Every organization wants to have professionals who are skilled and qualified as they are a valued asset.

  • Add value to the companies- Such experts always add value to the workplace. Their expertise aids in leading their teams by example which, in turn, boosts the productivity of the organization.

The training institution in Chicago which is equipped to provide PMP® certification course should provide the following elements:

  • The center should offer in-class training
  • Online learning material
  • Live Online training under the guidance of an instructor

Before getting enrolled for the course, you have to follow certain steps:

  • You should check the profile of the trainer who conducts the sessions.
  • The Institute should provide 2-3 Mock Tests to you to be sure that you are ready to pursue the Training module. The Institution should offer online Simulation Mock Tests.
  • You have to be regular with the schedule to study daily for 2-3 hours for at least 45 days to be prepared for the test. The Institution should offer adequate support to prepare them for the exam.
  • The syllabus of the PMP® certification program is quite lengthy, and the Institution should provide classroom training to emphasize and focus on learning.
  • Other essential elements which you should look before enrolment is that he or she should get 35 hours certificate, hard copy of the study material, etc. Also,  check the training venue.

While looking for the best PMP® certified trainer in Chicago, you can look for the following points:

  • Be sure about the credentials of the PMP® trainer.
  • The expert should be available for offline interaction and training sessions.
  • Is the trainer flexible with the study schedule?
  • Check the kind of study material the trainer provides.
  • Is the trainer equipped to offer e-learning study support?
  • Check whether they provide after-course or in-course study material.
  • Is the institute a Registered Education Provider (REP)?
  • Check the online availability of the course.

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 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 Cost Chicago

The general misconception involving the PMP® certification course is that the cost included training and exam fees exclusively. But the fact is that there are other factors also which influence the costing. The other factors are the cost of the study material required for the exams, PMI membership fees, and the scheduling or rescheduling of the cost through Prometric.

The PMP® examination fees are globally accepted and are the same across the globe. It is charged by the Project Management Institute (PMI) in US Dollars. The charges are $405 for the PMI members and $505 for the non-PMI members. The members of PMI can take 3 retakes by paying $275 for each, and the non-members have to pay $375 for each. The following table will give a better idea about the charges:

Sl. No.

PMP® Certification Cost (Different Cost Aspects)

Costs

1.

Online training cost for PMP® certification in Chicago

$499 to $699

2.

PMP® classroom training in Chicago

$699 to $999

3.

Membership cost for PMI Chicago 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

Exam Fee for PMP®: By making a payment of $555, you can take a computer-based or a paper-based exam. Under the circumstances of the unavailability of the PMI test centers, the PMI conducts a paper-based exam in other locations.

It may not be possible for the aspirants to clear the test in the first attempt. Thus, the PMI allows 3 retakes, and each re-examination can cost $375.

PMI Membership: The professionals who become  members with PMI are given a discount in the examination fees, and it comes down to $405 from $555. This can be possible by making a payment of the membership fee of $129 to the PMI along with the joining fees of $10.

The PMI members can download the PMBOK® handbook for free, whereas the non-members can avail the same handbook after making a payment of $50 from Amazon.

Training Costs: Before undergoing the PMP® exam, you have to complete 35 hours of training. The  choice of training medium is up to you; you can opt to undertake classroom training, online course, or an instructor-led one.

Additional Study: It is also recommended that you should refer other study materials apart from PMBOK®. These will help to understand the important points of PMP® exams and the study material can cost anywhere between $40 and $100.

For having a better understanding of the Test format, practice test set can be purchased for $60 to $100.

Credentials: Your PMP® journey does not end after getting the PMP® certification. By rule, a certified individual has to renew the credentials every 3 years. A renewal fee of $150 is required every three years. But if the individual has a PMI membership, the renewal fee costs only $60.

You need to spend between $699 and $999 to avail PMP® Classroom training  in Chicago. You can earn a minimum of 35 PMP® renewal PDUs by attending the Classroom training in Chicago.

Certain pointers should be kept in mind while making the payment to avail the PMP® certification course in Chicago:

  • Check the criteria of eligibility for the PMP® Test.
  • Check the advantages and the disadvantages of the different modes of learning before settling for one.
  • Is the study material and support provided good enough to help you to pass the Exam in the first attempt?
  • Also, check the schedule for the suggested PMP® exam preparation.
  • Be sure of the recommended study material for the preparation of the exam.

KnowledgeHut is equipped to offer complete, and 100% PMP® Exam pass guarantee for those who attend its classroom training. They offer expert training, extensive course material, exam preparation aids and so on.

Following mentioned are the aspects of KnowledgeHut PMP® Certification Classroom training which give an assurance of achieving PMP® certification:

  • Their success mantra is an ensemble of 6-month mock exams practice questionnaire, PM templates, Maths Formulae, exam techniques, and tips.
  • Experts here provide Email support to the students right from enrolment till the PMP® examination. You  can get their doubts clarified from the experts even after the workshop.
  • You  can make use of the KnowledgeHut Eligibility Check which can be very helpful in determining their certification eligibility. Expert assistance can be availed with PMI® Registration, PMI® Membership, PMI® Application Form Filling, and review of your PMI® Application.
  • An interactive exam preparation session is scheduled before the exams for 4-6 hours. This can be done after the training so that you can clarify their doubts.
  • If you fail to clear the PMP exam in two attempts, KnowledgeHut  assures to return the 100% course tuition fee sans any discounts availed at the  time of admission. However, it is possible only if all attempts occur within 90 calendar days of finishing the course.

PMP® Certification Chicago Eligibility

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

  • The academic education requires a secondary diploma or a degree. 
  •  The required project management experience with a four-year degree is 4,500 hours of leading and directing projects. If you have only a secondary degree then you must have 7,500 hours experience in leading and directing projects. 
  • The project management education includes 35 contact hours of project management education.

The PMP® certification training is accessible in three different ways, through classroom training, instructor-led training, and the self-learning method. These modes have their pros and cons 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?

PMI® Chicago Chapter

The main aim of the PMI is to establish a platform which allows project management professionals to come together to network and learn from another. The events organized by the Chicago PMI Chapter help the professionals to increase their knowledge and grow their network.

There are several advantages which the project managers can enjoy as a member of PMI. They get PDUs and resources from PMI for free on attending the seminars. It is easy for them to stay updated with the progress made in the field of project management with the help of certification, conferences, and networking, academia, and member services. They are entitled to get the newsletter which also provides them with the latest events and updates in the related field. There are a few other benefits which are listed below:

  • Conferences: Professionals can take part in conferences, gain knowledge and share experiences with peers and experts in the forum.

  • Networking: After becoming a member of the PMI Chicago Chapter, the professionals can expect to be in touch with other experts. Knowledge is shared between peers and contemporaries. A network can be established between the professionals, and they can discover further opportunities for growth.
     
  • Member Services: The members get the opportunity and the advantage to attend the events designed especially for the PMI Chicago Chapter.

  • Volunteer: The professionals also get an opportunity to volunteer and be a part of several events organized by the PMI Chicago Chapter.

The Address of the PMI Chicago Chapter is:
225 W Washington St Suite 100,
Chicago, IL 60606, USA

The PMI Chicagoland Chapter Dinner Meeting 2019 was held on February 13. The event was organized in Carlisle Banquets, 435 E Butterfield Road, Lombard, IL 60148.

The focus of this meeting was a discussion on Technical Debt Management. The main points were:

  • The presentation by Rick Brenner on the above-mentioned topic. Mr. Berner holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT. 
  • People like Thought leaders, Enterprise leaders, Project leaders, and Business Analysts attended this event. 
  • People from different strata of workplaces attended the event and learnt the techniques of dealing with technical debt. 

The certification programs offered by PMI Chicago Chapter in Chicago are:

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

PMI Chicago conducts seminars and symposiums in Chicago which serve as a solid interactive platform for the Project Managers. These also help in networking and development of opportunities.

  • PM Symposium
  • Strategy and Business Management
  • PM Networking Sessions
  • Knowledge Sharing Meeting
  • PM Mentorship Programs
  • PM Workshops
  • PM Career Development Conference
  • Dinner Meetings

PMP® Exam Center Chicago

The Prometric Centre in Chicago is located in:

Prometric Centre.
1 N LaSalle St #2300, Chicago, IL 60602, USA

Going online and logging on to www.prometric.com is the easiest way to schedule the exam in Chicago. The following steps should be followed after getting logged in:

Step 1: Choose the test sponsor from the directory after logging in and then press the search option. The test sponsor for the PMP® exams is the PMI- Project Management Institute.

Step 2: You will be directed to the page of PMI and the option to schedule your test will be easily located by the individual. So just click on the “Schedule my Test” option.

Step 3: This option will allow you to select the state and the country where the exam is to be undertaken.

Step 4: After making the selection of the place, you will be directed to the page where you can get further information about the test. The information is regarding the eligibility for PMP®, documents required for the test and to be carried along for the test, accommodation, time to arrive in the test center, reschedule and cancel policy, online schedule for the test.

Step 5: Next you will land on a page which will provide them the privacy policy information regarding the test sponsor. You should agree to all the terms to move ahead.

Step 6: You will receive an Eligibility ID from PMI after the payment and this information has to be entered in the next page.

Step 7: Once the information entered by you is up to the mark, the next stage is about choosing the date and the time to undertake the exam. The page will offer a selection of the dates and the time for the exam.

Step 8: After the appointment verification process is over, the appointment is complete.

Step 9: There is no need to pay anything to Prometric. The payment has to be made to PMI of $405.

Step 10: Now select the Prometric center as Chicago with the government ID for the verification. The duration will be for 4 hours with 200 questions in the test.

Step 11: You have to attempt 200 questions, and the results will be displayed immediately after you submit the test.

It is possible to re-apply for the exam 3 times if you are unable to pass the PMP® exam in the first attempt. It is required to pay $275 to PMI and reschedule the exam through Prometric in Chicago. But if you are unsuccessful in the third attempt also, then the entire application process needs to be followed from the start.

A fee is charged for the rescheduling of the exam through Prometric though it is a very easy process. There is a requirement to pay $70 within 30 calendar days of the appointment. The following steps have to be followed to reschedule the exam:

Step 1: Log in to www.prometric.com.

Step 2: After logging in, you will have to select the test sponsor from the director and then go ahead to press the Search Button. The sponsor for the test is PMI- Project Management Institute.

Step 3: You will come across the option “Reschedule Cancel My Test” in the test sponsor page after choosing the test sponsor.

Step 4: Then you will move on to the next page where the place of the test has to be selected from the directory.

Step 5: On the next page, you will have to provide the confirmation or tracking number along with the first four characters of your name.

Step 6: The application will be confirmed after providing additional information requested in the form.

In case of cancellation of exam appointment, you can apply for the refund for the PMP® exam. However, it has to be done 30 days prior to the expiry of the exam eligibility. After the processing of the refund, the application will be closed, and the validity of the eligibility time-frame will expire.

PMP® Exam & PMP® Renewal

PMP® Certification is valid for 3 years. However, it is possible to renew the PMI certification by earning PDUs in order to fulfill the Continue Certification Requirements (CCR).

You have to maintain the PMI certification with CCR, and for this, it is essential to obtain the required number of PDUs. It is required to earn 60 PDUs every three years so that the fulfillment of CCR is maintained and PMI certification is renewed.

For participating in the CCR program, the following steps must be followed:

Step 1

How to earn a PMI certification

Your CCR cycle begins on the day of passing the PMP® exam with 3 years validity.

Step 2

Mandatory to exhibit participation in professional development activities

You have  to be actively involved in professional development activities so that earning PDUs is possible.

Step 3

Keep a record and report of PDUs

You have to make the submission of PDU claims for the certification through the CCR system (CCRS).

Step 4

Fulfillment of CCR requirements

It is essential to earn enough PDUs so that the CCR requirements for the certification are met.

Step 5

Completion of CCR application and paying the renewal fee

The aspirant will receive information from PMI for renewal and payment has to be made.

Step 6

CCR Renewal Complete

Guidelines have to be followed in order to continue maintenance of certification.

You can earn the PDUs by indulging in various professional development activities centered on the following points:

  • Studying and learning (Education)
  • Giving back to the profession

In the category of Education, a minimum of 35 PMP® renewal PDUs can be earned.

The PMP® certification procedure has been designed in simple terms. You can earn 1 PDU by giving 1 hour in an activity involving professional development.

Through Education, there are 5 activities which can be helpful for earning the PDUs which are listed below:

  • Courses/Training
  • The application of Digital Media
  • Through informal learning
  • Reading
  • Meetings with organizations

A combination of technical domain skills, leadership, and business intelligence is required to be successful as a Project Management practitioner. The PMI Talent TriangleTM , therefore, is a blend of these three competencies and includes:

Technical project management: This area includes knowledge of the domain, behaviors related to the project and practical skills. Program and Portfolio management also falls under this category.

Leadership:  Business imperatives can be achieved with the right blend of knowledge and leadership skills.

Strategic and business management: These criteria can help professionals to deliver a better performance which will lead to effective results.

The PMI Chicago Chapter conducts various training and educational events which can provide the following:

Training and educational events

Pros & Cons

Educational Events

Pros:

  • PMI Chicago chapter plans a series of events like seminars, conferences, etc.

  • These events may be held over a duration of 1-3 days.

  • You can interact with the other project management professionals and share views with speakers from other industries.

Cons:

  • The events/training will be charged

  • As the activity involves being away from the present employment situation for a longer period of time, you have to take approval from your employer.

Learning On-demand Courses

Pros:

  • PMI Chicago Chapter enables e-learning through on-demand courses.

Cons:

  • You will be charged a premium because the courses are from the PMI.

Education Courses

Pros:

  • PMI Chicago Chapter offers educational courses recognized by the Global Accreditation Centre (GAC) of PMI.

Cons:

  • If you are not interested in academics, you may find pursuing these programs difficult.

Training Courses

Pros:

  • You can attend training on topics related to project management offered by Registered Education Providers (REP) and third-party institutions.

Cons:

  • The REPs and third-party institutions announce their own calendar of programs.

  • You need to check your budget and convenience before signing up for any of these courses.

An established and Registered Education Provider can help in earning the PDUs through online courses. You can choose and sign for any suitable 60 PDUs bundle training program online. While signing up for such a program, make sure that PDUs are distributed in the Education category according to the minimum requirements of 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

You can register for the following four courses that would help earn 60 PDUs required for recertification. You can choose the courses that give at least a minimum number of PDUs required in total. Following are the names of suggested courses and PDUs linked with them:

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

The courses included in 3 components of the PMI Talent TriangleTM  are listed as below:

Technical

Leadership

Business & Strategic Management

Life Cycle Management

Coaching & Mentoring

Customer relationship & satisfaction

Time, Scope, Risk Management

Problem Solving

Benefits Realisation

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 options to earn PDUs through Reading, Organisation Meetings, and Informal Learning:

Activities

Ways to earn your PMP® PDUs

Organizational Meetings

  • You can earn 1-2 PDUs while you attend network meetings in  sessions related to talent triangle component.

  • In addition to such education sessions, you can attend the keynote session in the PMI seminar.

Reading

  • Reading is a passion which can pave the way to earn PMP® renewal PDU to fulfill CCR.

  • PMI has capped the number of PDUs that can be earned in this activity.
Informal Learning
  • Attendance of Informal Sessions is another way to earn PMP® renewal PDUs.

  • These are interactive sessions which offer a knowledge sharing platform with mentors and experts, where you can earn PMP® renewal PDUs.

To maintain your credential in good standing, the PMI recommends that you should earn PDUs in each of the skill areas of PMI Talent Triangle namely leadership, technical, strategic and business management. In the segment of education, there is no upper limit to earning PDUs. The PDUs earned in the segment of Education will give you confidence to perform better as a Project Manager.

It is possible to earn the renewal of PMP® PDUs both by giving back and adding value to the profession. Any of the following activities can be selected for the same:

Roles

Ways to earn PMP® renewal PDUs

Practitioner

By working as a Practitioner, you can make powerful use of knowledge and skills to make a worthy contribution towards various projects.

Create Content

The role of writing can play a pivotal role in earning PMP® renewal PDUs. You can write blogs, create presentations, conduct webinars, etc. for the achievement of the goal.

Presentation

Making presentations in seminars and conferences through impressive speeches can help you to earn PMP® renewal PDUs.

Volunteer

The website of PMI has information about volunteering activities which can be made use of.

Webinars

Earning 1-2 PDUs by attending the webinars is also possible. You must keep track of the timings of the events in your country, due to the variation in time zones.

You  can earn a minimum of 25 PDUs in Chicago by pursuing two activities namely; giving back and adding value to the profession:

Categories

PDUs

Work as Project management practitioner

8 maximum

Others

17 maximum

Meet your instructors

Bhupinder

Bhupinder Singh

project management

Mr. Bhupinder Singh, is an accomplished, recognized expert, and individual in Six Sigma Implementation projects with more than a decade and a half long career & experience at major multinationals in Quality and operations function.

He is a Practising leader in Six Sigma subject matter and is passionate about developing core competencies of people interested in Six Sigma subject. He has successfully implemented Six Sigma and Lean in various organizations and Processes in India, Malaysia, United States and Other Countries.
He is also a Lean Expert, ISO 9000 Auditor, Balanced Scorecard Implementation Expert, PMP, ITIL & Six Sigma Deployment Leader with rich Operations and Process excellence related experience in Services & IT domains.

His experience lies in various domains like ITES, ITSM, Software Organizations & financial companies. As a Master Black Belt and Deployment Leader, he has trained professionals within the organization and has guided high value lean, Black Belt and Green Belt projects and has worked on and mentored high worth (some projects over $3million benefit) improvement projects.

With deep implementation expertise in Balanced Score Card, BPM, Process Reengineering, CMM & Simulation, he has led BPM (Business Process Management) initiative in various organizations.
His projects on Process Reengineering and simulations have been presented at national and international levels.

He also has the credit of training and mentoring middle and senior management personnel in Lean, Balanced Score Card, CMM, Blue Ocean Vs Red Ocean Strategy and Statistical Process Control in addition to Six Sigma.

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Gregory

Gregory Jones

trainer

Senior Project Management Professional (PMP) in a wide variety of business applications. Worked closely with senior management and customers to define requirements and deliver on time and on budget systems. Also experienced in the implementation of accounting systems such as QuickBooks.

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Sankar

Sankar Govindaraja

PMI-RMP,PMP,Change Management

I introduce myself as a Management Consultant & Corporate Trainer. I have a Post-Graduate Degree in Engineering (M.Tech) from IIT, Kharagpur with an MBA with Distinction from Strathclyde University, UK. I have more than 25 years of experience in India, Canada & the Gulf countries in the senior executive management positions in Strategic Planning, Corporate Development, Project Management and International Marketing. I have also obtained Project Management Professional (PMP) and Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) accreditations from Project Management Institute (PMI), USA. 

As a Senior Project Management Executive, I have executed a number of projects across various sectors and also trained, supervised and managed Project Management Teams. I was involved in business developmental activities as well. 

I had also served as Local Counselor for Management Subjects as part of MBA Program in Oman & Bahrain offered by Strathclyde University from UK. I conducted PMI’s PMP Accreditation Preparation courses in association with one of the leading Training Institutes in Bahrain. 

I am a well-known orator and public speaker in the Gulf Region. I am one of the Distinguished Toastmasters (DTM) that is the highest award one can get from Toastmasters International, USA. 

I attended 12th and 13th Project Management Institute – Arabian Gulf Chapter (PMI-AGC)’s International Project Management Conferences in 2009 & 2011 respectively. 

In Dec 2012, I had performed as the Chairman of a Technical Session in the AgriCon 2012 – Conference on Agricultural Innovation in a Changing Farming Dynamics organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at Chennai, India.

For more details about the consultancy activities, please visit the web site: www.prosightmc.com. My Indian associates are Sathya Associates and KRISHMAA – a Community Cluster Development Organization.

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Chris

Chris Cochran

Senior Manager / International Agile Coach

Chris has been an Agile and Scrum Coach since the year 2013.  He mentors and trains teams, fellow Scrum Masters and organizations to become more Lean and Agile.  He has successfully conducted Agile and Scrum coaching and training sessions for multinational companies in the Asia Pacific region particularly in Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia and Indonesia.  

He currently works full-time as a department manager for Software Development and QA in a software / IT company based in the Philippines which caters to the Quick Service Restaurant industry.  He has around nineteen years’ experience in the IT industry with focus on Agile, Scrum, Project Management, Change Management, and Process Improvement. Chris with his expertise has worked with such prestigious companies such as Microsoft, Intel, Nokia, Japan Airlines, Burger King and KFC and several other companies in the Philippines, Australia, and the USA.

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Akbar

Akbar Azwir

Project Management Consultant & Trainer

Akbar’s extensive repertoire of certifications and industry experience speaks for itself. With multiple years of work experience in the areas of IT Management, IT Project Management, Strategic Management, Operational Management and Organizational Behaviour, Akbar has now focused his energies and expertise in training professionals to become better managers and leaders.

His list of certifications include PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Mikrotik Certified Trainer (MCT), Mikrotik Certified Routing Engineer (MTCRE), Cisco Certified Network Associates (CCNA) and Six Sigma White Belt. He has extensive experience in public speaking domains and has conducted training workshops in Indonesia and other places.

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Ian

Ian Hirst

Project Manager

Ian Hirst is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMBOK) and a highly experienced Project Management and Information Technology specialist who has been involved in the IT industry for over 30 years.

Ian is a Project and Program Management trainer, instructor and counsellor providing project health check, project recovery and program planning support to a variety of business and IT projects and programs in many organizations. 

He has been a lecturer at the Australian National University and the University of NSW. 
Ian’s expertise lies in : 
• Project & Programme Management
• Transition Management
• Stakeholder Management
• Change Management
• IT Governance
• Software Development
• IT Infrastructure
• Testing & Test Management
• Business & Systems Analysis
• Business Process Re-engineering
• Requirements Management
• Risk Management
…among other disciplines.

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C.I. Manager
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Manager
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PMO
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Project Manager
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Senior Project Manager at The Building Intelligence Group from Auckland, New Zealand
Attended PMP® Certification workshop in January 2018
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I had attended the PMP Live Virtual Training organised by KnowledgeHut., The training was very well-organised and professional. The trainer was very helpful in ensuring that I had complete knowledge and understanding of the PMP material prior to submitting my experience and then attending the exam to receive my PMI PMP Certification. Thank you, KnowledgeHut! I would definitely recommend it.

Peter Brabant

Project Manager
Attended PMP® Certification workshop in October 2017

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The Remote Experience

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Virtual and face-to-face classes are held on both weekdays and weekends. You can check available schedules and choose the batch timings which are convenient for you. If you are in a time crunch, virtual classes may work better for you.

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PMP® Certification Course in Chicago, IL

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