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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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Get trained by active practitioners who bring on board the best of their experience implementing project management principles across tech and other industries.


Access to extensive resources including the latest articles and case studies and practice tests, prepared by industry experts.


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Globally Recognized Credential

PMP® Certification


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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

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

1. Terminologies and concepts

Understand and apply project management terminologies and concepts 

2. Project Management best practice

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

3. Problem solving

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

4. Clear communication

Ensure open communication between stakeholders and team members

5. Maintain budget, schedules

Ensure that the project stays within scheduled costs and timeframes 

6. Become a good leader

Lead and motivate the team to perform better

7. Full prep for exam

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

8. Master PMBOK®

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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What Learners are saying

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Very professional learning imparted by the trainer with real life scenarios. Query solving was the fastest.

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The PMP preparation training that I took, was very elaborate and helpful. The trainer is extremely supportive, and reachable. There could be some improvements done in accessing the materials, I had a bit of challenge there. Also, a few more mock assessments would really help. Overall, a great learning experience with KnowledgeHut!

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PMP® Certification San Jose

The process of getting PMP® certified in San Jose is the same as in every other country. Likewise, the eligibility requirements are also the same in every country.

There are several advantages of getting a PMP® certification, which not only benefits your career and the organization you work for but also helps you as an individual. Some of these benefits are mentioned below:

  • Elevates your career- PMP® certification provides an extra boost to your career as it makes you deserving and qualified enough to be hired for the top positions in several companies around the world.
  • Makes you more versatile- A PMP® certification provides you with meticulous training and coursework, which helps you get a versatile and improved skill set.
  • Accepted all around the world- A PMP® certification is useful to showcase your skills to potential employers and companies and is applicable across the globe.
  • Provides more competent job opportunities- An employer always looks to hire people with proper training and relevant knowledge about the job. A PMP® certification comes in handy as it makes you conversant in this knowledge and makes you eligible for the top job offers available.

  • Makes recruitment easier- Companies all around the world always prefer to hire managers who are PMP® certified over non-certified managers as they have more expertise than the latter.

  • Ensures job Security- Even in times of recession, a PMP® certification ensures your position is in demand.

  • Increases opportunities of better payscale- A PMP® certification drastically increases the chances of you getting hired for a job with a higher payment and better promotions.

  • More networking- Improved network and connectivity with people and other managers all around the world is a given with a PMP® certification.

  • Helps you get better project prospects- A PMP® certification highlights your skill-set in the best possible way, which makes you more eligible to get better and more attractive project opportunities.

  • Adds to the credibility- A PMP® certification on your resume helps you stand out amongst the several other applicants, as it is a credible demonstration of your skills and knowledge.

A lot of points need to be remembered to find the top PMP® certification training institute in San Jose. However, the key consideration should be to check if the training center provides any of the modes mentioned below:

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

Besides, mentioned below are a few other steps that can further make ease the process of enrolment in a PMP® certification training service in San Jose:

  • It is essential to know about the profile of PMP® trainer before committing to them.
  • You should always check if the PMP® certification training institute offers online simulation mock tests as the incorporation of these test in their programs can help you prepare better for the exam.
  • Preparing for such a test requires essentially 2-3 study hours each day, which adds up to about 45 days to prepare for the exam. You should always check with the institute and see if they provide that kind of support.
  • A PMP® training institute should always provide classroom training to help ease the learning of the huge syllabus that is required to be prepared for the PMP® certification exam.
  • One should always make sure that the institute provides a 35-hour certification on the completion of the course and hard copies of study materials.

To find the top PMP® certified trainer in San Jose, one should always keep in mind the points mentioned below:

  • There should be a thorough checking of the trainer’s credentials.
  • The trainer should be available for offline support and interactions.
  • The trainer provider should always have a flexible study schedule.
  • Since study materials are essential in such a course, you should ensure that the trainer provides you those study materials as a part of the course.
  • Always check to see if the trainer is a Registered Education Provider (REP).
  • Check if the training service provides you with e-learning access to the course.
  • The training service should also provide post-course assistance along with in-course assistance.
  • You should check the accessibility of the course online.

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

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

PMP® Certification Eligibility San Jose

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

  • The academic education requires a secondary diploma or a degree.
  • 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.
  • 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 San Jose

One of the trickiest things for the aspirants is to assess the complete cost of PMP® certification. Apart from the exam and training fee, there are several other expenses that one has to factor in, during the process of getting a PMP® certification. A few of those variable costs include the PMI® membership cost, the exam preparation cost and also scheduling and rescheduling costs via Prometric.The Project Management Institute (PMI)® charges the same PMP® exam fee throughout the world. However, it differs for PMI members and non-members.  For the PMI members, it is $405, and for non-members, it is $555. Besides that all the aspirants can avail a facility of taking the PMP® exam three more times, if they do not clear it in the first attempt. PMI members have to pay just $275 for each retest, whereas non-members have to pay $375 for the same. A list of the several costs involved in the process of certification is mentioned below:

Sl. No.

PMP® Certification Cost (Different Cost Aspects)



Online training cost for PMP® certification in San Jose

$399 to $699


PMP® classroom training in San Jose

$399 to $999


Membership cost for PMI San Jose Chapter



PMI Membership fee along with joining fee



PMI Membership renewal fee

$129 per year


PMP® Certification Exam fee for PMI members



PMP® Certification Exam fee for non-members



Rescheduling fee for PMI members



Rescheduling fee for non-members



PMBOK® handbook cost for members



PMBOK® handbook cost for non-members

$50 on Amazon


Cost of study guides and resources

$40 to $100


Cost of practice tests

$60 to $100


Renewal cost of PMP® certification for PMI members



Renewal cost of PMP® certification for non-members


PMP® Exam Fee: A PMP® Certification Test can be taken in two ways; it can either be a paper-based test or a computer-based test. Whatever is the mode of test, the cost of the test is $555. PMI conducts only Paper-based tests at a few locations that lack PMI Test Centers.However, if someone fails to clear the PMP® Certification Test in the first attempt, they can try 3 more times, each costing them $375 if they are not PMI members.PMI Membership: The usual examination fee of $555 can be brought down to $405 just by signing up as a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), with a membership fee of $129 and a joining fee of $10.

Signing up as a PMI member provides several other benefits too. For example, PMI members are allowed to download the PMBOK® handbook for free; however, a non-member has to pay $50 for it.Training Costs: Taking up an instructor-led setting or classroom training or choosing from one of the various online programs offered can help provide you with the necessary 35 hours of training before taking the PMP® exam. In San Jose, online training costs range from $399 to $699, while classroom training services can be availed from $399 to $999.Additional Study: The cost of essential study guides and other resources required to prepare for a PMP® exam can vary from $40 to $100.

Practice tests help you understand the proper format of a PMP® Certification Test, which makes the extra expense of $60 to $100 worth it.

Credentials: A PMP® certificate expires every three years and needs to be renewed by paying $150, but with a PMI membership, this cost goes down to $60 for every renewal.

PMP® Classroom training in San Jose costs between $399 and $999. However, one of the benefits of enrolling yourself for the classroom training is that it can help you earn at least 35 PMP® renewal PDUs.

Mentioned below are some of the points that need to be kept in mind before investing in PMP® Certification Training in San Jose:

  • The first and foremost thing to do before investing is to check the eligibility criteria to appear for the PMP® examination
  • One should research about the different training modes and list down their pros and cons before choosing one.
  • The study approach of the training institute should be read out thoroughly and see if it will help them pass the PMP® Certification exam at once.
  • One should make sure to check the suggested PMP® exam preparation schedule.
  • Finally, the recommended study material for preparation should be checked.

KnowledgeHut confidently offers you with a 100% PMP® exam pass guarantee if you attend its classroom training in San Jose. It has designed its curriculum in a way that it helps aspirants achieve 100% success.  It offers comprehensive courseware, expert training, and various exam prep tools.Mentioned below are some points that further explain how these features of KnowledgeHut PMP® Certification Classroom training assure the candidate of getting PMP® certified:

  • KnowledgeHut follows an Exam Success Formula which provides the offers the candidate with the best learning benefits. This formula consists of six full-length mock exams, math formulae, practice questionnaires, PM templates, and exam tips and techniques.
  • KnowledgeHut also guides you through the whole process from enrollment to solving doubts post-workshop. With additional help from certified instructors in the several aspects of the certification, these services put you in a very advantageous position.
  • KnowledgeHut uses a unique Eligibility Check which is very beneficial as it helps to check your certification eligibility more competently. Further assistance can be availed with PMI® Registration, PMI® Membership, PMI® Application Form Filling, and review of your PMI® Application.
  • Moreover, a 4-6 hour interactive exam preparation support session online can be availed before you sit for the exam. It helps you clear your doubts from experts.
  • KnowledgeHut has a guaranteed return policy if you fail to clear the PMP® exam in the first two attempts as long as both these attempts are made within 90 calendar days of completion of the course KnowledgeHut guarantees to return your entire tuition fee, excluding the discounts you availed at the time of admission to the course.

PMP® Exam in San Jose

Below are the details of Pearson VUE’s PMP® Exam Test centers  in San Jose:

S No

Test center name

Test center region

Test center address

Test center phone


Questivity Inc

VUE Americas

1680 Civic Center Drive Suite E Santa Clara, California 95050 
United States



California South Bay University

VUE Americas

577 Salmar Ave #120 Campbell, California 95008
United States



International Technological University

VUE Americas

2711 North First Street San Jose, California 95134
United States



Silicon Valley Adult Education

VUE Americas

760 Hillsdale Ave
Room 10 San Jose, California 95136 United States



Sicher Global Solutions Inc

VUE Americas

2292 Walsh Ave Santa Clara, California 95050 
United States



Pearson Professional Centers-San Jose (Milpitas) CA

VUE Americas

1551 McCarthy Blvd Suite 108 Milpitas, California
95035 United States



A&A Computers, Inc.

VUE Americas

1600 Wyatt Drive Suite 3 Santa Clara, California 95054 United States



Mountain View - Los Altos Adult School

VUE Americas

333 Moffett Boulevard Mountain View, California 94043 United States



Seaport Computer Lab & Conference Center

VUE Americas

459 Seaport Court Redwood City, California 94063 United States



NetCertExpert, Inc

VUE Americas

NetCertExpert, Inc. 5113 Johnson Drive Pleasanton, California 94588 United States 



Hayward Adult School

VUE Americas

22100 Princeton St Hayward, California 94541 United States



Pearson Professional Centers-San Mateo CA

VUE Americas

 1825 South Grant Street Suite 705 San Mateo, California 94402 United States



Pearson Professional Centers-Oakland CA

VUE Americas

1000 Broadway Suite 470 Transpacific Center Oakland, California 94607 United States 



The Stride Center

VUE Americas

1212 Broadway Suite 400 Oakland, California 94612 United States



Jefferson Union High School District

VUE Americas

699 Serramonte Blvd Daly City, California 94015 United States



Pearson Professional Centers-Daly City CA

VUE Americas

2001 Junipero Serra Blvd. Suite 530 Daly City, California 94014 United States



Pearson Professional Centers-San Francisco

VUE Americas

201 Filbert Street Suite 200 San Francisco, California 94133-3238 United States



Pittsburg Unified School District

VUE Americas

1151 Stoneman Avenue Pittsburg, California 94565 United States



Alliance Career Training Solutions

VUE Americas

333 B Abbott St. Salinas, California 93901 United States


Monterey Adult School

VUE Americas

1295 La Salle Ave. Monterey Adult Education Seaside, California 93955 United States


S No

Test center name

Test center region

Test center address

Test center city

Test center phone


Pearson Professional Centers-Fresno CA

VUE Americas

7555 N. Palm Avenue Suite 205 Fresno, California 93711 United States




Central Unified School District

VUE Americas

2698 N. Brawley Fresno, California 93722 United States




San Joaquin Valley College

VUE Americas

8344 W Mineral King Avenue Visalia, California 93291 United States




Pearson Professional Centers-Visalia CA

VUE Americas

5300 West Tulare Avenue Suite 108 Inside the Cigna Building Visalia, California 93277 United States




Eastern Sierra College Center - Bishop Campus

VUE Americas

4090 West Line Street Bishop, California 93514 United States 



The customer service contact number for American candidates is

  • 888-278-6138 (toll-free) 
  • +1-952-887-6976 (toll)

Ensure that your machine satisfies the minimum system specifications before registering for the exam. You might not get a refund if your computer doesn’t meet the required specification.
These are the mandatory steps that you need to follow irrespective of your preference for scheduling your PMP® exam within Center-Based Test (CBT) or Online Proctored Test (OP):

  1. Log in to Under the myPMI® section, move to ‘Review Application Status’ and click on ‘Schedule Exam’.
  2. You will be redirected to your Pearson VUE account.
  3. The Pearson VUE page includes a space to enter the name of your testing program. You need to type the PMI® - Project Management Institute in it.
  4. Note: You need to choose your testing program before scheduling, rescheduling or canceling an exam. If you’re facing any difficulty, feel free to 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. PMI® (Project Management Institute) is the test sponsor name for PMP®. You’ll be able to find once you click on ‘P’.
  7. After you find it, 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 the Center Based Test or Online Proctored Test option.

If you select CBT option:

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

  1. In the next step, you will have to pick the booking method option. Select the ‘I will be scheduled for a future date at a test center’ option and click on Next.
  2. After clicking on Next, you will be asked to review the View Testing Policies. After this, click on Schedule this exam.
  3. The next step allows you to choose the test center, date, and time for your PMP® certification exam. You just need to choose your exam center in ‘San Jose’ and then choose a suitable date and time.
  4. The next step is to review the appointment. Click on Proceed to Checkout.
  5. Once you’re through with the above steps, click on Submit Order to confirm your appointment
  6. You will receive a confirmation mail from Pearson VUE.

If you select Online Proctored Test:

If you choose to take up the PMP® exam in San Jose Test Center through Online Proctored Test,
You need to consider the following steps -

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

A fee of $70 will be charged if you cancel your exam within 30 days of your scheduled appointment. You have to cancel your appointment before 48 hours of the exam, otherwise, you will have to abandon the entire exam fee.

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

To schedule your PMP® exam with Pearson VUE through telephone, follow the given steps -

  • 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. 

In order to schedule the Test Accommodations, you must have been first verified. Following are the steps to schedule the PMP® Exam with Test Accommodations with Pearson VUE:

  • Contact the Pearson VUE Contact Center.
  • Give the details including the Testing program, name of the examination and your PMI® ID.
  • After that, you will have to verify your name, email address, phone number, and address.

You will receive an email confirming your appointment after you have successfully completed the PMP® application audit or settled the PMP® certification fee. The PMP® eligibility ID will be included in this email that will allow you to schedule an exam session at the Pearson VUE website.

  • Visit and under the Review Application status section, click on Reschedule Exam or Cancel Exam.
  • You will be directed to your Pearson VUE account, under the upcoming Appointment section, click on the exam that you want to reschedule or cancel. 
  • When you review the exam’s current appointment details, you will get an option to reschedule or cancel your exam. 

Note: Remember that if you cancel within 48 hours of your exam, then the entire sum paid will be forfeited. 

Following are the materials prohibited in the Test locations - 

  • Watches
  • Wallets
  • Food
  • Beverages
  • Book 
  • Calculators
  • Books
  • Bags
  • Sweaters
  • Coats
  • Pagers
  • Cellular
  • Telephones
  • Tape recorders
  • dictionaries, etc.

If you have the right computer equipment as per the given specifications and want to take the exams from the comfort of your office and home, Online Proctor exam is definitely appropriate for you.

For the Online Proctor exam, there is a standard system, environment, technical and testing protocol requirements. Before scheduling an appointment, take care of the following things:

  1. Running System test
    • Download the exam and run it in the system and in the location you will be taking the exam from.
    • You need to have a microphone, working internet connection, and a webcam.
    • You will have to take a one-question exam to make sure you have a secure browser connection.
  2. Review policies and procedures
    There are some policies and procedures for the online proctor exam that must be strictly followed.

  3. Verify System Requirements
    Before you schedule an appointment, you need to verify that your system meets the system requirements.

To start processing the refund after the cancellation of the PMP® certification, you need to file a request to PMI a month before the expiry of your exam eligibility. After the refund is processed, the application will be closed, and your exam eligibility will expire.

PMI® San Jose Chapter

PMI San Jose Chapters are local constituents that help provide a platform for project management professionals to come together, communicate and learn together. PMI San Jose Chapter further provides you with the opportunity to Network, Volunteer, and Build Knowledge with such events.

Getting a PMI membership or renewing an old one can benefit you in many ways. To help you stay updated with the progress in the field of project management, you are provided with certifications, newsletters, networking, member services, and seminars.  Becoming a PMI San Jose Chapter member can be very beneficial. Some of these benefits are mentioned below:

  • Conferences: PMI San Jose Chapter serves as the best forum for the examination and discussion of problems related to the management of projects. It further helps figure out their solutions, applications, and ideas.
  • Networking: Being a member of the PMI San Jose Chapter helps you meet new colleagues and further share knowledge. It also helps build a network and inside connections which broadens the opportunity to discover jobs.
  • Member Services: You can get invited to events exclusive to PMI San Jose Chapter members.
  • Volunteer: Moreover, you get to be a volunteer at several events organized by PMI San Jose Chapter.

You can locate and contact the PMI San Jose Chapter at:

Address: 4248 Park Glen Rd

San Jose, MN 55416

Phone: 651-917-6246

The PM Insight-Fremont: Skillful Negotiation 2018 organized by the PMI San Jose Chapter on June 5th, 2019 provided the attendees with several benefits. The key to making a good deal is to know the act of negotiating. With proper negotiation, both parties can profit from a deal. This conference further taught the members about the act of negotiation and how to master that skill. Some other ways it befitted the members are mentioned below:

  • It taught the attendees how negotiation can be an important tool and is critical before every deal.
  • It gave notes on how to negotiate a deal in your favor and the proper art of negotiation.
  • Provided points to help improve management and leadership skills.
  • Showed the members how knowing the art of negotiation can further enhance your project management work.

Mentioned below are the education and certification programs offered by PMI San Jose Chapter:

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

Out of the several conferences that PMI San Jose Chapter offers to help you achieve various networking opportunities with other PMP® professionals in San Jose, some are mentioned below:

  • PM Insight Sunnyvale
  • PMI Silicon Valley Chapter Annual Symposium
  • PM Insights Foster City
  • PM Insights Sunnyvale
  • The Agile Entrée

PMP® Certification Salary in San Jose

According to Indeed, the average salary of a Project Manager is $112,309 per year in San Jose, CA. The salary estimates are based on 407 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by relevant employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. The typical tenure of a Project Manager is 1-3 years.

Indeed reports that the average annual salary of Project Manager in San Jose is 33% above the national average.

A Project Manager in Oakland makes an average of $97,934 per year, which is 16% above the national average. In San Jose, Project Managers receive an average salary of $112,309 per year, which is 33% more than the national average.

A Project Manager in Fremont makes an average of $83,830 per annum, which is lower when compared to the annual average salary of $112,309 in San Jose, which is 33% above the national average. The Project Manager’s salary in Fremont meets the national average and has been estimated on the basis of data from employees, users, and job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months.

The average hourly income of an IT Project Manager in San Jose is $62.72, which is 21% above the national average. The typical tenure of an IT Project Manager is 1-3 years.

According to Payscale, an IT Project Manager in San Jose receives an annual average salary of $1,28,348. The annual salary of the IT Project Manager ranges between $90,677 to $158,424 in San Jose.

On average, an experienced IT Project Manager in San Jose earns $126,184 per year. The annual pay of the IT Project Manager based in San Jose ranges between $99,778 to $157,527.

The annual average salary of an IT Project Manager having a Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant field ranges from $93,774 to $100,540 in San Jose. The average hourly salary ranges between $45-$48 per hour.

The annual income of an IT Project Manager in San Jose with a Master’s Degree in a relevant field or an MBA is in the range of $76,426-$82,166. The average hourly salary ranges between $46-$49 per hour.

An IT Project Manager in San Jose with a PhD or an equivalent qualification receives an annual average salary that falls in the range of $95,566 - $103,020 per annum. The average hourly salary ranges between $46 - $50 per hour.

The average salary of an IT Project Manager I is $100,045 in San Jose, but it ranges from $88,042 to $116,658. The actual salary depends upon factors such as education, certifications, additional skills, and the number of years spent in the profession.

The annual average salary of an IT Project Manager II in San Jose is $124,855, however, it typically ranges from $110,779 to $139,366 depending upon the level of education, certifications, additional skills, and the number of years spent in the profession.

A Program Manager in San Jose earns between $110,500 and $138,500, which is 35% more than the national salary for Project Managers.

The most common skills that are required for the role of Program Manager in San Jose are Project Management, Program Management, Agile, QA, and Microsoft Project.

A Business Analyst in San Jose earns an annual salary in the range of $72,500 to $100,500, which is 12% less than the national average salary for the Project Managers.

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

Dice reports that a Scrum Master in San Jose earns an annual average salary in the range of $91,500 to $114,500, which is 11% above the national average salary for Project Managers.

According to Dice, the top skills required for the role of Scrum Master in San Jose are Agile, Scrum Master, Project Management, Scrum, QA, Business Analysis, and Sprint.

A Product Manager in San Jose receives an average annual salary in the range of $99,000 to $131,000, which is 21% more than the national average salary of a Project Manager.

The most common skills that are necessary to be eligible for the role of a Product Manager in San Jose are Product Management, Project Management, Agile, Marketing, QA, Roadmaps, Sales, Business Analysis, Product Development, and Scrum.

Dice reveals that an IT Manager in San Jose receives an annual payout in the range of $82,500 to $98,000, which matches the national average salary for the role of a Project Manager.

The basic skills that are essential for the role of an IT Manager in San Jose are IT Management, Project Management, Active Directory, Network, Technical support, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Exchange, Hardware, Infrastructure, and Networking.

A Project Coordinator in San Jose draws an average annual salary between $58,000 and $76,000, which is 29% lesser than the national average salary for the role of a Project Manager.

The skills that are required to be eligible for the role of a Project Coordinator in San Jose are Project Coordination, Project Management, QA, Microsoft Project, Microsoft SharePoint, Customer service, Presentations, Sales, Scheduling, and Finance.

According to Dice, the average income per annum of a PMO in San Jose ranges between $110,000 and $152,500. The amount of work experience required is 5 years. 

The major skills that are essential for the role of PMO in San Jose are Project Management, PMO, Program Management, Agile, Microsoft Project, QA, Change Management, Business Analysis, Finance, and SDLC.

The annual average earnings of an IT Director in San Jose ranges from $118,500 to $152,500, which is 8% more than the national average salary of the PMOs.

The skills that are compulsory for the role of an IT Director in San Jose are Project Management, Network, IT Management, Active Directory, and Microsoft Windows.



Annual Salary

Ruckus Networks


$157K - $168K 



$154K - $167K

Silicon Valley Bank

$148K - $162K

Applied Materials

$145K - $156K

SVB Financial

$144K - $157K

Kaiser Permanente

$143K - $155K

Western Digital

$142K - $155K


$138K - $150K


$135K - $146K


$133K - $145K

An Construction Project Manager receives an average salary between $54 and $59 per hour. The amount increases to $59-$63 per hour for Construction Project Managers with more than 20 years of work experience.

A Project Manager - Construction in San Jose, CA earns an average annual salary of $106,934. which is 16% above the national average as estimated by Glassdoor, based on anonymous salaries submitted by relevant employees in the area.

An entry-level Project Manager - Construction with less than one year of experience receives an annual average salary between $113,264 and $122,509. Including the annual bonus, the amount increases to $118,168 - $127,177 annually. 

A mid-career level Project Manager - Construction with 10-14 years of experience receives an annual average salary in the range of $118,954 to $127,677 as revealed by If you were to include the performance bonus, the amount increases to $123,712 - $133,649 annually.

The yearly salary of a Project Manager - Construction with 20+ years of experience in San Jose is between $122,035 and $130,723 according to The total salary increases to $126,715 - $137,714 once the annual performance bonus is included.

According to, the average yearly earnings of a Project Manager - Construction having a Bachelor’s Degree varies from $115,398 - $124,163. With 5 years of experience, the salary range increases up to $122,035.

A Project Manager - Construction with a Master’s Degree or MBA earns $116,583 - $125,335 annually in San Jose. With 5 years of experience, the salary increases up to $123,221.

The average yearly salary of a Project Manager - Construction having a PhD or an equivalent degree in the relevant profile ranges between $117,768 - $126,506 in San Jose. With 5 years of experience, the salary range increases up to $124,163.

The average salary of a Senior Project Manager - Construction in San Jose is $162,223, which is 14% more than the national average. Salary estimates are based on 19 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by relevant employees in the area.

The annual average earnings of a Director of Information Security in San Jose falls between $146,500 and $181,000, which is 100% more than the national average salary of a Construction Manager.

The skills that are vital for the role of a Director of Information Security in San Jose are Information Security, Security, Senior Management, Project Management, Risk Management, CISSP, Network Security, Network, Cybersecurity, and Incident Management.

A Project Engineer earns an average annual salary in the range of $75,000 to $98,000 in San Jose, which is 2% more than the national average income of a Construction Manager.

The major skills that are necessary to be eligible for the role of a Project Engineer in San Jose are Project Engineering, Project Management, QA, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, SolidWorks, AutoCAD , Drawing, Operations, and Network.



Annual Salary



$181K - $195K



$173K - $187K


Turner Construction

$145K - $157K


Newmark Knight Frank


$146K - $160K



$142K - $155K


Tishman Speyer


$136K - $148K




$135K - $147K


Intel Corporation


$132K - $143K




$126K - $138K


Kramer Project Development Company


$125K - $136K

According to Indeed, the average salary of a Project Manager is $103,726 per year in Sacramento, CA, which is 23% above the national average. In San Jose, CA, a Project Manager earns 33% more than the national average, amounting to $112,309 annually.

The average salary of a Project Manager in Fresno, CA is $88,197 per year, which meets the national average, but, is lesser than the annual Project Manager salary of $112,309 in San Jose, CA which is 33% above the national average.

The average annual salary for a Project Manager is $78,212 in Santa Cruz, CA, which is 8% below the national average. In San Jose, CA, a Project Manager earns $112,309, which is 33% above the national average. 

The average annual salary of a Project Manager is $137,081 in Palo Alto, CA, which is 62% above the national average and also more than the annual Project Manager salary of $112,309 in San Jose, CA, which is 33% above the national average.

Completion of the PMP® certification in San Jose ensured 170 out of 300 of professionals an increase of 20% to 35% in their salary. However, out of the non-professionals, only 75 out of 300 were likely to get a raise. 600 self-reported certified and non-certified Project Management Professionals who work in San Jose provided this data.

In the financial year of 2017-18, a sample of 500 self-reported certified and non-certified professionals showed that 120 out of 250 certified professionals got a promotion soon after the completion of their PMP® certification in San Jose.

Several multinational and domestic companies in San Jose prefer PMP® certified Project managers over non-certified Project Managers.Moreover, these resumes of the professionals are shortlisted by the companies based on the needed skill set as well as PMP® certification. Apart from the PMP® certification, a company further looks for other skills in a candidate, such as Program Management, Operations, Change management, QA, Microsoft Project, Finance, Agile, PMO, and SDLC in a candidate.

PMP® Exam & PMP® Renewal

Usually, the validation for a PMP® certification is 3 years. Despite that, after 3 years, it can be renewed by earning PDUs to fulfill the Continue Certification Requirements (CCR).

The Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) needs to be fulfilled with 60 PDUs to renew your PMI Certification. It has a very effective role to play in maintaining the PMI Certification as a part of CCR.

All the steps involved in the process of participation in the CCR program are mentioned below:



Earn a PMI certificationThe CCR cycle begins on the day you pass your PMP® exam and goes onto last for the next three years.


Participate in professional development activities

Taking part in professional development activities can help you earn PDUs.



Record and report PDUs

The CCR system (CCRS) should be used to submit your PDU claims.



Fulfill CCR requirements

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



Complete CCR application and pay renewal fee

The payment should be provided once the PMI sends you information for the renewal of the certificate.



CCR Renewal Complete

These guidelines will help you maintain your certification.

Some of the professional development activities that help you earn PDUs are mentioned below:

  • Education
  • Giving back to the Profession.

A minimum of 35 PMP® renewal PDUs can be earned from activities in the area of Education.

Calculation of your PMP® certification renewal is a very easy process. With each hour spent on an activity that adds to the improvement of your professional development, 1 PDU is earned.

Mentioned below are a few education activities that help you earn the required PDUs:

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

A PMI Talent TriangleTM is the concentrate of the three basic skills that Project Management practitioners must possess. It is a combination of business intelligence skills, technical domain skills, and leadership. These qualities play a very important role in the success of a project. The PMI Talent TriangleTM also consists of:
Technical project management:
This category is mainly concerned with the domain knowledge, practical skills, and behaviors, related to Portfolio Management, Project, and Program.

Project managers should possess leadership-oriented behaviors and have enough knowledge, skills to guide teams and help them achieve business imperatives more efficiently.

Strategic and business management:
Industrial expertise and knowledge are one of the most vital components for better business outcomes.

Mentioned below is most of the training and educational events conducted by PMI San Jose Chapter:

Training and educational events

Pros & Cons

Educational Events


  • There is a series of formal events that take place in the form of seminars, conferences and other learning events. These are conducted by PMI San Jose chapter.
  • Each of these events goes on for 1-3 days.
  • Since project management professional from several industries come as speakers, it gives you great exposure to knowledge.


  • The training and events are chargeable.

  • Attending these events can be time-consuming which makes it necessary for you to seek your company's approval as you might need leave for a few days.

ELearning On-demand Courses


  • PMI San Jose Chapter offers a few on-demand courses that provide e-learning opportunity.


  • Since these courses come directly from PMI, they are charged at a premium.



  • Several Global Accreditation Center (GAC) recognized courses are also offered by PMI San Jose Chapter. These courses help you proceed with academics.


  • These GAC programs can seem difficult for people who are not interested in academics.

Training Courses


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


  • The calendar of programs is announced by the REPs and third-party institutions.

  • Before signing up for any of these courses, you should thoroughly check your budget and convenience.

You can receive additional help in earning the PMI® PDUs from a recognized Registered Education Provider by signing up for the online 60 PDU bundle training program.

Given below is the distribution of the minimum requirements that PDUs in the Education category should consist of as per the PMI Talent Triangle skill areas:

Education PDUs - Minimum Talent Triangle Requirements


Technical PDUs Required

Leadership PDUs Required

Strategic PDUs Required

Remaining PDUs - across any area of PMI Talent Triangle

Total Minimum Required







There are 4 suggested courses which can help you earn 60 PDUs for recertification. Choose the combination of those courses that can help you earn the necessary number of PDUs on completion:


PMI PDUs that can be earned

Microsoft Project Training


Agile and Scrum Training


ITIL Foundation Certification Training


Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training


The three main areas of the PMI Talent Triangle are Technical, leadership and strategic and business management in which you are required to earn a minimum number of PDUs to maintain a good standing in PMI. However, PDUs earned through education have no limit on the number. Retaining and gaining knowledge from education activities can later come in handy and make you a competent Project Manager.

The several activities and courses that are included in the three components of the PMI Talent TriangleTM  are mentioned below:



Business & Strategic Management

Life Cycle Management

Coaching & Mentoring

Customer relationship & satisfaction

Time, Scope, Risk Management

Problem Solving

Benefits Realization


Team Building

Legal & Regulatory compliance

Agile Practices

Emotional Intelligence

Strategic planning & analysis


Conflict Management

Operational Functions

Data gathering and modeling


Business acumen

Earned value management


Competitive analysis

Performance Management


Market awareness

Risk Management

Interpersonal skills

Business models and structures

There are many options to earn PMP® PDUs Organization Meetings, Reading, and Informal Learning:


Ways to earn your PMP® PDUs

Organizational Meetings

  • You can earn up to 2 PDUs just by attending these network or professional meeting with a session for a talent triangle component.
  • One other way of earning PDUs with the education session is to attend a keynote session in a PMI seminar or conference.


  • A knack for reading books can also help you fulfill your CCR and also help in earning PMP® PDU.


  • A drawback of this format is that PMI puts a maximum limit on the number of PDUs you can earn.
Informal Learning
  • Being a part of informal sessions can also assist you in earning PMP® renewal PDUs.

  • You can also earn PMP® renewal PDUs by attending a few of the interactive sessions which are made for sharing knowledge with mentors, experts, etc.

Several activities which can be chosen to help you earn PMP® renewal PDUs by giving back and adding value to the profession in San Jose are mentioned below:


Ways to earn PMP® renewal PDUs


You can use your knowledge and skill-set to contribute to various projects and work as a practitioner.

Create Content

With your writing skills and ability to create presentations, you can be a blogger or author or even conduct webinars that will further help you create content that can contribute to your PMP® renewal PDUs.


PMP® renewal PDUs can also be earned by presenting papers in conferences or seminars.


Several volunteering opportunities are offered by PMI websites that further contribute towards social good. You have the convenience of choosing the number of hours you can volunteer and based on your experience in this regard.


By attending the various webinars that are conducted occasionally you can earn 1-2 PDUs, but, you might need to keep track of the schedule because of the delay caused by the difference in time zones.

Giving back or adding value to your profession can help you earn a maximum of 25 PDUs in San Jose.



Work as Project management practitioner

8 maximum


17 maximum

PMP® Certification Course in San Jose, CA

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