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Personalized guidance by renowned global trainers, certified by PMI®

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.

Our goal is to have you pass the exam the first time. You have our commitment and guidance all along the way. T&C apply.

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Globally Recognized Credential

PMP® Certification
prerequisites

Prerequisites

  • 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

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

  • 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: https://www.project-management-prepcast.com/free/pmp-exam/articles/26-guide-to-those-who-failed-the-pmp-exam

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PMP® Certification Houston

The PMP® certification, provided by the Project Management Institute, is a globally acknowledged certification. The PMP® certification is the same all over the world whether it is obtained in Houston or anywhere else.   The process for the certification and the eligibility criteria are the same all across the globe.

There are multiple benefits ensured for your career, the organization that you work for, and you as an individual when you become a PMP® certified professional.Given below are the benefits associated with PMP® certification:

  • Advance your career- Your career gets an extra boost through PMP® certification, and you will become eligible for all the best roles in the top-ranking companies all over the world.
  • Increase your versatility- The coursework and rigorous training as a part of the certification expand your skills and enhance your versatility.

  • Improve your credibility - The PMP® certification lends credibility to your skills, knowledge base, experience, and your level of seriousness about your career.

  • Gain the potential for a high salary-The certification offers a crucial advantage in terms of earning potential and salary because you are already at an advantage over those who are non-certified.

  • Get better job opportunities-With the high demand for project managers, the certification offers you a competitive edge over other project managers due to the training and skill set that you can demonstrate to employers.

  • Get increased opportunity for networking-PMP® certification offers you the opportunity of networking with other project managers in your sector and also all over the globe.

  • Enhance your ability to take on challenging projects-With PMP® certification, you have greater potential for taking on challenging and more rewarding projects.

  • Gain mastery over the Project Management vocabulary-You will be able to understand and articulate a variety of important terms that are crucial for a project manager.

  • Make yourself useful in a variety of industries- Companies across various sectors require qualified and skilled project managers to handle their variety of projects, and your skills will come in handy across industries.

  • Ensure your job security-Project managers with PMP® certification continue to be in high demand at a time when job security is increasingly becoming fragile.

When looking for the best PMP® certification training institutes in Houston, you must know if the center offers any of these modes of training:

  • Online learning
  • Classroom training
  • Live or instructor-led online training

Also, the following steps must be followed before getting enrolled for PMP® certification training in Houston:

  • Check out the PMP® trainer’s profile before admission
  • Check if the institute provides online simulation mock tests and if they help you to prepare for the exam with two to three mock tests.
  • Check if the institute offers the support for providing you at least 45 days of preparation before the examination with 2-3 hours of study each day.
  • The PMP® syllabus is extensive, and you will have to really focus and study hard to pass at the first attempt. Check if the institute has facilities for classroom training for PMP® as it is more engaging and result oriented.
  • Check if the institute offers 35 hours of certification, a training center, a hard copy of the study material, and so on.

The following are the things to consider when looking for the best PMP® certified trainer in Houston:

  • Check the credentials of the trainer
  • Check if offline support and interactions are available
  • Check the flexibility of the study schedule offered by the trainer
  • Check if the trainer offers all the study material as part and parcel of the course
  • Check e-learning accessibility of the course
  • Check post-course and in-course assistance for the training
  • Check if the training institute is a Registered Education Provider (REP)
  • Check the online accessibility 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 Eligibility Houston

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

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

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

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

PMP® Certification Cost Houston

Many misconceptions exist among the candidates of PMP® certification regarding PMP® certification cost. The candidates are given to understand that it includes just the exam and training fees, but there are several other costs included as well. Besides the training cost and examination fees, the PMP® certification cost also differs with respect to scheduling and rescheduling cost, PMI membership cost, and PMP® exam preparation materials cost through Prometric.The PMP® examination fee, which is the same across the globe, is charged in US dollars by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. The PMI members have to pay $405, and the non-members need to pay $555. In case, you do not clear the exam in the first attempt; you have the opportunity to take a re-exam. Candidates can take up to three re-exams.  The members of PMI can take a re-exam by paying $275 for each attempt, and non-members need to pay $375 each for the same. The given list offers a clear idea about the different costs included in PMP® certification cost:

Sl. No.

PMP® Certification Cost (Different Cost Aspects)

Costs

1.

Online training cost for PMP® certification in Houston

$399 to $499

2.

PMP® classroom training in Houston

$699 to $999

3.

Membership cost for PMI Houston Chapter

$12

4.

PMI Membership fee along with joining fee

$139

5.

PMI Membership renewal fee

$129 per year

6.

PMP® Certification Exam fee for PMI members

$405

7.

PMP® Certification Exam fee for non-members

$555

8.

Rescheduling fee for PMI members

$275

9.

Rescheduling fee for non-members

$375

10.

PMBOK®  handbook cost for members

Free

11.

PMBOK®  handbook cost for non-members

$50 on Amazon

12.

Cost of study guides and resources

$40 to $100

13.

Cost of practice tests

$60 to $100

14.

Renewal cost of PMP® certification for PMI members

$60

15.

Renewal cost of PMP® certification for non-members

$150

PMP® Examination Fee: You can opt for computer or paper-based tests by paying $555. PMI organizes paper-based PMP® certification examination at locations where there are no online PMI test centers.If you do not pass the PMP® examination at the first go, you can attempt the exam three more times, but each of the attempts will cost you $375.PMI Membership: Become a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) to bring the fees down from $555 to $405. You must pay a membership fee of $129 and a joining fee of $10.Becoming a PMI member, you can get the PMBOK® handbook for free. On the other hand, if you are not a member, you will have to pay $50 to get the book from Amazon.

Training costs: It is crucial to undergo 35 hours of training before sitting for the PMP® examination. You can either opt for instructor-led or classroom training. You must also select the online courses for the same purpose. Online training cost in Houston can vary from $ 399 to $499, whereas, you can avail classroom training in the range of $699 to $999 in Houston.

Additional Studies: There are additional resources and study guides to help you understand the significant points of PMP® examination. These will cost you around $40 to $100.

You can also opt for practice tests to develop an understanding of the test format of the PMP® Certification Test. These practice test sets can be availed for $60 to $100.

You will incur a cost of around $699 to $999 to get classroom training for PMP® in Houston. A minimum of 35 PMP® renewal PDUs can be earned by undertaking classroom training in Houston.

Some factors that need to be considered before paying the required amount for the PMP® Certification Training in Houston are as follows:

  • Firstly, consider the eligibility criteria specified for the PMP® examination
  • Weigh the pros and cons of the different training modes before zeroing in on one
  • Check if the approach to studies is such that you are able to pass the PMP® certification examination in in one attempt
  • Consider the preparation schedule suggested for the PMP® examination
  • Check the study material that has been suggested for your preparation
The following are some of the features offered by KnowledgeHut for the classroom training for PMP® certification. These features offer you assurance regarding getting the PMP® certification:
  • KnowledgeHut ensures that you get the maximum learning benefits through the exam success formula that has six complete mock examinations, math formulae, exam techniques and tips, PM templates, and practice questionnaire.
  • Certified instructors will offer you email support in all the facets of PMP® certification. This assistance will be offered to you right from the time when you enroll for the exam till the time your doubts are all cleared after the workshop.
  • With KnowledgeHut, you have the unique benefit of going for the Eligibility check that helps you in understanding the eligibility of your certification. Moreover, you have the opportunity of getting expert assistance with PMI® Membership, PMI® Registration, PMI® Application Form Filling, and PMI® Application Form review.
  • KnowledgeHut provides a 100% refund of the complete tuition fees excluding any discount if the exam is not cleared by you within two attempts. You must ensure that all of these attempts take place within 90 calendar days of finishing the course.

PMP® Exam in Houston

S.No.

Test Centre ID

Test Centre Name

Test Centre Region

Test Centre Address

Test Centre Phone

1

68669

University of Houston - 
Downtown 

VUE Americas

One Main Street 716N
Houston, Texas 77002
United States

713-221-8032

2

63759

Texas Southern University
Testing Center

VUE Americas

3563 Rosewood
Street University 
Learning Center Corner
of Rosewood and
Canfield Streets 
Houston, Texas
77004 United States

713-313-6838

3

78683

Pearson Professional
Centers-Houston (Uptown)
TX

VUE Americas

1333 West Loop
South Suite 1475
Houston, Texas 77027
United States

713-871-0169

4

64011

Houston Language Institute

VUE Americas

1080 West Sam Houston
Pkwy N #110 1080
West Sam Houston
Pkwy N, Houston, 
TX 77043,

713-468-1134

5

75689

Pearson Professional Centers-Houston (NW) TX

VUE Americas

10740 N Gessner Rd
#450 10740 N Gessner 
Rd, Houston, TX 77064,
USA

281-894-9419

6

54860

Pearson Professional Centers-Houston North (1960W)

VUE Americas

14425 Torrey Chase
Blvd #240 14425 
Torrey Chase Blvd, 
Houston, TX 77014, USA

281-583-4611

7

47126

Pearson Professional Centers-Houston(SE) TX    

VUE Americas

Vibe Hobby 8866,
8876 Gulf Fwy Suite
250, Houston, TX 77017,

713-943-2479

8

71714

American Medical Institute

VUE Americas

6902 Cook Rd 6902
Cook Rd, Houston, TX
77072, USA

713-772-5300

9

56548

Business Communication Solutions

VUE Americas

10694 Jones Rd #205
10694 Jones Rd, Houston,
TX 77065, USA

832-266-1440

10

54346

eConsortium Group

VUE Americas

2401 Fountain View Dr
#920 2401 Fountain
View Dr,  Houston, TX
77057, USA

713-974-6680

S.No.

Test Centre ID

Test Centre Name

Test Centre Region

Test Centre Address

Test Centre Phone

1

49608

Texas A&M International University

VUE Americas

5201 University Blvd
University Success
Center 201

956-326-2888

2

67574

Texas A&M University Kingsville-Academic Test Centre

VUE Americas

925 W Santa Gertrudis
St 925 W Santa
Gertrudis St, Kingsville,
TX 78363, USA

361-593-3303

3

48340

Texas State Technical College

VUE Americas

2650 E End Blvd S
2650 E End Blvd S,
Marshall, TX 
75672, USA

903-923-3386

4

65998

Texas State Technical College

VUE Americas

3801 Campus Dr
3801 Campus Dr,
Waco, TX 76705, USA

254-867-2028

5

81344

Texas State Technical College - Rosenberg

VUE Americas

26706 Southwest Fwy
26706 Southwest Fwy,
Rosenberg, TX 
77471, USA

346-239-3467

6

68124

Texas State Technical College Harlingen

VUE Americas

1902 N Loop 499
1902 N Loop 499,
Harlingen, TX 78550,
USA 

956-364-4310

7

72822

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

VUE Americas

1407 E Freddy Gonzalez
Dr 1407 E Freddy 
Gonzalez Dr, Edinburg,
TX 78542, USA

956-665-7570

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

For scheduling the PMP® exam through Pearson VUE online, follow the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Visit the website www.PMI.org and log in to your account.
  2. You will find the option to ‘Schedule Exam’ right under the Review Application Status section.
  3. .Next, from the list of preapproved exam, select the exam you want to schedule an appointment for.
  4. The Pearson VUE page comprises of a space to enter the name of your testing program. You need to type PMI® - Project Management Institute in it.
    Note: You need to select your testing program before scheduling, rescheduling or cancelling an exam, or you could contact a customer service representative.

  5. Or else, you can click on ‘A to Z list of all programs’ which will take you to a list of test sponsors.
  6. The test sponsor name for PMP® is PMI® (Project Management Institute) which you’ll be able to find once you click on ‘P’.
  7. Once you find and click on PMI® - Project Management Institute, you’ll land on a page where you need to log in using your unique PMI® eligibility ID.
  8. In the next step you’ll have to choose between Center Based Test or Online Proctored Test option.

If you select CBT option:

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

  1. Click the ‘I will be scheduled for a future date at a test center’ option and click on Next.
  2. Review the View Testing Policies. Click on Schedule this exam.
  3. Choose the test center, date, and time for your PMP® certification exam.
  4. Choose your exam center in Houston and then choose a suitable date and time.
  5. After selecting, review the appointment and click on Proceed to Checkout.
  6. Follow the steps and click on Submit Order. This will confirm your appointment

If you select Online Proctored Test:

You need to consider the following steps if you choose to take up the PMP® exam in Houston 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 selected. You need to click on ‘View Testing Policies’ and then click on ‘Schedule This Exam’.
  3. Select 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.
  4. Verify 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’.

A fee of $70 will be charged if you cancel the exam within 30 days of the appointment.  However, you will get no refunds if you cancel the exam just 48 hours before the exam.

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.

Here is how you can schedule the PMP® Exam via Telephone with Pearson VUE:

  • Step 1: The representative at the Pearson VUE’s Contact Center will ask you about your Testing program, which is PMI® or the Project Management Institute. 
  • Step 2: Next, you will have to tell the name of the examination and your PMI® ID.
  • Step 3: In the End, your name, address, email address, and phone number will be verified.

Follow the below-mentioned steps to schedule the PMP® exam with test accommodations with Pearson VUE:

  • Contact the Pearson VUE Contact center for your region. You can get the number from the official website.
  • Provide your details regarding your testing program, the name of your exam and your PMI® ID.
  • At the end, your name, phone number, email address and address will be verified.

Submit the PMP® certification fee or PMP® application audit. After your payment has been confirmed, an email will be sent to you that will confirm your appointment and contain the eligibility ID.  You can also find this ID in the myPMI® section of the Pearson VUE website.

For rescheduling or cancelling the PMP® Exam with Pearson VUE:

  • Open the website www.PMI.org and log into your account.
  • Under the Review Application Status section, select the option to Reschedule Exam or Cancel Exam.
  • Under the list of the exam, select the exam you want to reschedule or cancel and you will find the option to do the same.

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

There are several things prohibited in the Test centre including but not limited to:

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

Here is how you should determine if the online proctor exam is appropriate for you or not:

I.   You are able to reach the location of the test or not.II.  You want to take the exam from the comfort of their home or office.
III. You have the right computer equipment or not.

For the Online Proctor exam, you need to have a specific set of system, environment, technical, and testing protocol requirements.

  1. Run System test and exam simulation
    • Take the computer you will be using for the test and download and run the system on it.
    • Next, you will be able to run the exam simulation. This way you will be able to confirm if the online proctored software works on your computer or not.
    • You need to have a webcam, a microphone and a working internet connection.
    • Also, you will have to take a one-question exam to check your browser connection. The entire process will take about 5 minutes.
  2. Review policies and procedures
    There are some guidelines and procedures you need to follow to maintain the integrity of the online proctor exam. Find these policies and procedures.

  3. Verify System Requirements
    As mentioned above, there are some very specific computer requirements for the online proctored exam that you can check system requirement.

In case you canceled the appointment for the exam, you can claim refund of your exam fee; all you have to do is to make a request to Project Management Institute thirty days before the expiry of your eligibility for the exam. After the refund gets processed, the application is closed and the validity of the eligibility period is over.

PMI Houston Chapter

PMI chapters are its local components that offer a platform for allowing project management professionals to interact and learn by meeting and coming together. PMI Houston Chapter offers you the chance of volunteering, building ideas through events, and networking.

Did you know that you can have free PDUs by getting a PMI membership or by renewing it? PDUs can also be availed by attending seminars and also through various resources offered by PMI. You can remain updated with the latest updates in the project management world through its conferences, networking opportunities, certifications, member services, and academia. The PMI newsletter will also help you to keep your knowledge current. The following are some more of the benefits of being a member of the PMI Houston Chapter:

  • Conferences: PMI Houston Chapter gives you a platform for finding solutions to challenges you may be facing, by networking with more experienced professionals.
  • Networking: You can connect with a local network of experts after becoming a member of the PMI Houston Chapter. It offers you the chance to meet your peers to share knowledge and learn more about PM subjects. You can get relevant job offers for yourself by building up your network and receiving good insider connections.
  • Member Services: You can attend events that are organized specially for members of the PMI Houston Chapter.
  • Volunteering: You can volunteer at multiple events organized by the PMI Houston Chapter.

You can contact and locate the PMI Houston Chapter at:

Address: P.O. Box 42568

Houston, TX 77242

Phone: 713.592.8909

The Project Management Practitioner’s Conference (PMP®C) 2018 was organized by PMI Houston Chapter on 4 and 5 June 2018 at the 2nd floor of the NRG Center in Houston. The focus of this conference was “Project YOU:  Managing Your Career as a Project Professional”. It was an important event for the PMP® certification aspirants in Houston for the following reasons:

  • It was the 5th annual Conference of PMI that came with a world-class stature.
  • It was the largest Project Management and Leadership Conference in the region.
  • There were renowned speakers to share their rich base of knowledge.
  • It provided a great networking opportunity as countless professionals from diverse fields attended the conference.
  • Moreover, you would have got an opportunity to earn 12.5 to 13.5 PDUs by attending the conference and PM Enrich sessions.

The education and certification programs offered by PMI Houston Chapter in Houston 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)®

PMI Houston Chapter provides you with a number of networking opportunities with other PMP® professionals in Houston. Some of the seminars and conferences conducted by PMI Houston Chapter in Houston are:

  • Charting Your Course
  • (Re)Launching Your Career
  • Sharpening Your Edge
  • Building Your Legacy

PMP® Certification Salary in Houston

As per the estimates by Indeed, a Project Manager in Houston, TX earns an average annual salary of $84,327, which meets the national average. The salary estimate is based on the data provided by 809 respondents, users, and job advertisements posted on Indeed over the period of 36 months. The average tenure of a Project Manager is 1-3 years.

A Project Manager in Grand Prairie earns an average annual salary of $55,878, which is 34% below the national average. At the same time, a Project Manager in Houston earns an average annual salary of $84,327 and it meets the national average.

A Project Manager in Irving earns an average annual salary of $89,144, which meets the national average. A Project Manager based in Houston makes an average annual salary of $84,327, which is also at par with the national average.

According to payscale, the average hourly rate of an IT Project Manager is $51.20 in Houston. The hourly rate of an IT Project Manager varies from $15.21 to $96.05 for professionals with different skills and experience.

The average annual salary of an IT Project Manager is $92,911. A candidate applying for the position of IT Project Manager can expect a salary in the range of $60,365 - $129,053, which is determined based on his/her skills and experience.

An entry-level IT Project Manager in Houston with an experience of 0-5 years earns somewhere in the range of $48,439 to $99,299. According to PayScale, the average annual salary of an entry-level IT Project Manager in Houston is $74,193.

An IT Project Manager with a work experience of 5-10 years in IT is considered as a mid-career IT Project Manager. A mid-career IT Project Manager has an average annual pay package of $92,390. The pay package is in the range of $71,033 - $120,894 and is based on the individual’s skills and past experience.

An experienced IT Project Manager with a work experience of 10 to 20 years earns an average annual income of $101,772 in Houston. The annual income ranges between $70,919 - $133,838 and is based on the skills and previous performance of the individual.

A late-career IT Project Manager professional with a work experience of more than 20 years earns an average annual income of $120,937 in Houston. The salary ranges from $73,974 - $145,871 for professionals with varied work experience and skills.

According to salary.com, the annual pay-package range of an IT Project Manager with a Bachelor's degree is $78,786 to $84,470 in Houston. After including the bonus factor, the annual pay-package ranges increases to $80,981 to $87,370.

The yearly pay package range of an IT Project Manager with a Master's Degree or an MBA is $79,538 - $85,512 in Houston. After adding the bonus, the annual package ranges between $81,757 to $88,421.

An IT Project Manager with a PhD or an equivalent degree gets an annual pay package in the range of $80,448 to $86,722 (including bonus) in Houston. Other benefits that are included in the salary are social security, healthcare, pension, 401K/401B, disability benefit, and time off.

A Program Manager earns in the range of $86,500 and $117,500 in Houston. This is 22% higher when compared to the average national salary of the Project Managers.

According to Dice.com, the most common skills required for the role of a Program Manager in Houston are Project Management, Program Management, Agile, Finance, QA, Microsoft Project, Change Management, PMO, Operations, and SDLC.

The annual pay package range of a Business Analyst is $62,000 to $83,000 in Houston. The annual salary range is 13% lesser when compared to the national average salary of the Project Managers.

The top 10 skills required for the role of Business Analyst in Houston are Business Analysis, QA, Project Management, SQL, Agile, Acceptance testing, Microsoft Visio, Use Cases, Business Process, and SDLC.

The annual pay package range for a Scrum Master is $77,000 to $96,500 in Houston. This is 8% higher when compared to the average national salary of the Project Managers.

The top 10 skills required for the role of Scrum Master in Houston are Agile, Scrum Master, Project Management, Scrum, QA, Business Analysis, Sprint, JIRA, Microsoft Project, and Product Owner.

A Product Manager in Houston earns somewhere in the range of $84,500 and $111,000. The annual income range is 19% higher when compared to the national average salary of the Project Managers.

The top 10 skills required for the role of a Product Manager in Houston are Product Management, Project Management, Marketing, Agile, QA, Roadmaps, Sales, Business Analysis, Product Development, and Scrum.

The annual pay package range of an IT Manager is $68,000 to $90,000. It is approximately 4% lesser than the average national salary for the role of the Project Managers.

The top 10 skills required for the role of an IT Manager in Houston are IT Management, Project Management, Active Directory, Network, Technical Support, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Exchange, Hardware, Infrastructure, and Networking.

The annual pay package range for the role of a Project Coordinator in Houston is $46,000 to $62,500. It is 35% lesser when compared to the average national salary for the Project Managers.

The major skills that are required for the role of Project Coordinator in Houston are Project Coordination, Project Management, QA, Microsoft Project, Microsoft SharePoint, Customer Service, Presentations, Sales, Scheduling, and Finance.

The estimated annual salary of a PMO is somewhere in the range of $90,000 to $124,500 in Houston. The annual income is determined on the basis of the individual’s skills and past experience.

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

 

Company

Annual Salary

nTech Solutions

$127K-$230K

Pariveda Solutions

$148k-$193k

Bluewolf

$98k-$138k

Primus Software Corporation

$52k-$75k

Centre Technologies

$50K-$72K

Shell

$73K-$112K

Houston Methodist

$102k-$142k

Alvarez & Marsal

$102k-$154k

Forum Oilfield

$ 79k-$113k

Kastle Systems

$51K-$74K

The average hourly rate of a Project Manager - Construction is $28.59 in Houston. The rates can vary in the range of $15.31 to $59.18 per hour for professionals with varied work experience and skills.

The average annual pay package of a Project Manager - Construction is $72,695. The yearly income ranges from $44,394 - $116,461 for professionals dependent on the individual’s skill set and experience.

The average per year income of an entry-level Project Manager - Construction with a work experience of 0-5 years is $58,535 in Houston. The annual income varies in the range of $38,312 to $82,389 depending upon the qualification, skill set, and work experience of the individual.

A mid-career Project Manager - Construction with a work experience of 5-10 years earns an average salary of $79,584 per annum in Houston. The annual income of professionals ranges from $51,896 to $106,536.

The average annual income of an experienced Project Manager -  Construction with a work experience of 10-20 years is $83,360 in Houston. The salary of the Project Manager-Construction ranges from $52,348 to $124,612.

A late-career Project Manager - Construction with a work experience of more than 20 years earns $90,857 per annum on average in Houston. The pay package ranges from $56,468 - $155,085.

According to Salary.com, a Project Manager - Construction with a Bachelor's Degree earns somewhere in the range of $96,953  -$104,318 annually in Houston. The applicant is entitled to benefits including annual bonus, time-off, social security, and pension.

The annual pay package range of a Project Manager - Construction with a Master's Degree or an MBA is $97,949 - $105,302 in Houston. Including bonuses, the annual pay package range of the Project Manager - Construction goes up to $97,949 and $105,302.

A Project Manager - Construction with a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree earns in the range of $98,945 to $106,286 annually in Houston. The average annual bonus can go up to $4,687.

A Director of Information Security in Houston can earn somewhere in the range of $121,500 to $150,500 annually in Houston. The salary is 95% high when compared to the national average salary of the Construction Managers.

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

A Project Engineer having relevant skills and work experience can earn in the range of $65,000 to $85,000 annually in Houston. The salary is almost similar to the average national salary of the Construction Managers.

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

 

Company

Annual Salary

Hoar Construction

$69K-$105K

McCarthy Building Co

$88K-$122K

Webber

$75k-$122k

Zachry Construction

$114k-$158k

Manhattan Construction

$86k-$139k

ARCADIS US

$73k-$122k

WorleyParsons

$84k-$140k

Kitchell

$80k-$114k

Highland Homes

$45k-$75k

Flintco

$74k-$121k

According to Indeed, the average annual salary of a Project Manager in San Antonio, TX is $84,780, which almost meets the national average. The average annual salary of a Project Manager in Houston is $84,734, which is also at par with the national average.

The average annual salary of a Project Manager in Indianapolis, Indiana is $78,216, which is 7% below the national average. A Project Manager in Houston makes an average income of $84,734 per year, which meets the national average.

A Project Manager in Campbell makes an average annual salary of $102,442, which is 21% above the national average. On the other hand, the average annual salary of a Project Manager in Houston is $84,734, which is at par with the national average.

A study found that 200 out of 300 certified professionals can receive a 23-35% hike after finishing the PMP® certification course in Houston. On the contrary, only 85 out of 300 non-certified professionals get the hike. The said data has been taken from 600 self-reported non-certified and certified project management professionals working in Houston.

185 out of 300 professionals were promoted after completing the PMP® certification in Houston. The said data has been sourced from 500 self-reported non-certified and certified project management professionals working in Houston who got promoted in the financial year of 2017-18.

Top companies in Houston, for instance, Schlumberger, Halliburton, Chevron, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, TechnipFMC and more look forward to hiring certified managers over their non-certified peers.Furthermore, there are a few other skills that companies look for in the resume of professionals who have a PMP® certification. Besides having the PMP, skills in Program management, Agile, QA, Microsoft Project, Change management, Finance, PMO, Operations, and SDLC are also sought after.

PMP® Exam & PMP® Renewal

The PMP® certification stays valid for three years. The certification can be renewed when you earn the PDUs for fulfilling the CCR (Continue Certification Requirements).

As a part of CCR (Continue Certification Requirements), you need to earn 60 PDUs for the active maintenance of the PMI certification every three years.

The following are the processes involved in the Continue Certification Requirements program.

Step 1

Get the PMI certification

 

Your CCR cycle is initiated on the day of passing your PMP® exam, and it stays valid for 3 years.

Step 2

Take part in professional development activities

 

You need to participate in professional development activities for earning the PDUs.

Step 3

Record and report PDUs

 

Submit your PDU claims for the certification through the CCR system (CCRS).

Step 4

Meet all the CCR requirements

 

You need to have enough PDUs for meeting the CCR requirements for PMI certification.

Step 5

Complete the CCR application and pay the renewal fees

 

You will get all the information from PMI for the renewal and payment process.

Step 6

Complete the CCR Renewal

 

You need to follow the guidelines for the continued maintenance of the certification.

Various professional development activities will help you in earning the PDUs based on the following areas:

  • Education
  • Giving back to the Profession

You must earn a minimum of 35 PMP® PDUs from the activities that come under the arena of education.

PMI maintains that project management professionals need to have a combination of business intelligence skills, leadership skills, and skills in the technical domain. The PMI Talent TriangleTM  is a combination of these three criteria, and it includes:Technical project management: This incorporates practical skills, domain knowledge, and behaviors related to Program, Project, and Portfolio Management.Leadership: Project managers need to have skills, knowledge, and behaviors specific to cross-cutting, leadership-oriented activities that help to attain business requirements and to lead teams successfully.Strategic and business management: Industry knowledge and expertise that improves performance and better conveys business results is also a vital element for success.

A simple process helps you calculate the PMP® certification renewal requirements. You get to earn one PDU by spending an hour in an activity that increases your professional development.Get involved in the following five activities for earning PMI PDUs through educational activities:

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

Educational and training events organized by PMI Houston Chapter give you access to:

Training and educational events

Pros & Cons

Educational Events

Pros:

  • PMI Houston chapter organizes a number of formal events such as conferences, seminars, and other learning events.

  • These events have a duration of one to three days.

  • Avail the knowledge shared by renowned speakers across the industries along with top project management professionals.

Cons:

  • These training and events are free of cost

  • You might need your companies’ consent to attend the events as you need to take leave from work for a considerable time.


Elearning On-demand Courses


Pros:

  • PMI Houston Chapter provides a few on-demand courses for ensuring the e-learning opportunity.

Cons:

  • You must pay a premium for the courses as the courses come from PMI directly.

Education Courses

Pros:

  • If you want to progress in academics, then PMI Houston Chapter also provides educational courses that are recognized by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) of PMI.

Cons:

  • If you are not academically inclined, then you may find it hard to get involved in the GAC programs.

Training Courses

Pros:

  • You can appear for training on topics on project management provided by third-party institutions and Registered Education Providers (REP).

Cons:

  • The third-party institutions and REPs declare their own program calendar, and the schedules may not suit you.

  • You must check your convenience and budget before signing up for the courses.

You can get the PDUs online using the established Registered Education Provider by signing up for a 60 PDUs bundle training program available online. While joining a program, make sure that the PDUs  in the Education Category should be  distributed in  ways that are aligned to the minimum requirements for  the PMI Talent Triangle 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

PMI requires you to maintain your credential in good standing. You need to earn a minimum amount of PDUs in the three skill areas of the PMI Talent TriangleTM—technical, leadership, and strategic and business management. However, PDUs availed through education can be more than this amount. There is no upper limit for the number of  PDUs that you can earn in education. The more knowledge that you can gather through academics in a related category, the better equipped you are for practicing as a competent Project Manager.

Following are the 4 recommended courses that can be taken to earn 60 PDUs for recertification. You should choose the courses that help you earn mandatory number of PDUs. The table here mentions the PDUs linked to each course:

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 activities and courses that are under the PMI talent triangle components for meeting the 60 PDUs bundle requirements specified by PMI are as follows:

Technical

Leadership

Business & Strategic Management

Life Cycle Management

Coaching & Mentoring

Customer relationship & satisfaction

Time, Scope, Risk Management

Problem Solving

Benefits Realization

Estimation

Team Building

Legal & Regulatory compliance

Agile Practices

Emotional Intelligence

Strategic planning & analysis

Governance

Conflict Management

Operational Functions

Data gathering and modeling

Brainstorming

Business acumen

Earned value management

Influencing

Competitive analysis

Performance Management

Listening

Market awareness

Risk Management

Interpersonal skills

Business models and structures

Activities

Ways to earn your PMP® PDUs

Organizational Meeting

  • One to two PDUs can be received if you attend network or professional meetings with a session for a talent triangle component.
  • You can attend a keynote session in a conference or PMI seminar besides the educational session.

Reading

  • If you are interested in reading books, then this habit can also help you in achieving the required CCR for earning PMP® PDUs.

Cons:

  • The major drawback is that you can only get to earn a very small number of PDUs through this method, as ordained by the PMI.

Informal Learning

  • Earn PDUs by participating in different informal learning sessions.

  • Participate in conferences for sharing knowledge with mentors, experts, etc. and earn PMP® PDUs.

One way of earning the PDUs is by giving back or adding value to the profession in Houston. The following activities can be chosen for that purpose:

Roles

Ways to earn PMP® renewal PDUs

Practitioner

You can work actively as a Practitioner by application of your knowledge and skills to contribute towards different projects.

Create Content

Use your interest, writing skills, and ability to create presentations to become an author, blogger, or even organize webinars. All these efforts will contribute to the PMP® renewal PDUs.

Presentation

If you present your papers in seminars or conferences and you are a good speaker, then you can convert the efforts to PMP® PDUs.

Volunteer

If you are interested in working for a social cause, you can check for volunteering opportunities offered on the PMI website. To do so, you need to mention your experience in this regard and the number of hours you can commit to these activities.

 

Webinars

You can earn one to two PDUs by attending webinars that are conducted at various times. You must keep track of the time of the webinars as there is a difference in time zones.

Giving back or adding value to the profession in Houston will help you earn 25 PDUs.

Categories

PDUs

Work as Project management practitioner

8 maximum

Others

17 maximum

PMP® Certification Course in Houston, TX

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Benefits of the Course

The PMP online training certification in Houston can teach candidates to learn to define and describe the common terminology of the process and teach them the skills of managing projects faster with optimum utilization of resources. The PMP training online in Houston aims at avoiding common management projects and teaches several tricks of the trade. The Project Management Professional course in Houston prepares candidates for the PMP/CAPM examinations and any other exams by helping them master their test-taking skills. The course thoroughly covers the terminology, process and guidelines from the PMBOK Guide for better grasp by the students. The course also provides candidates with practice test papers and models.

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