PMP® Certification Training in Seattle, WA, United States

Based on PMBOK® Guide-6th Edition | PMP® Exam Prep Support

  • KnowledgeHut is a Global REP for PMI®, Inc. (REP ID 3757)
  • 35 Contact Hours / PDUs Certificate
  • 6 Full-Length Mock Exams featuring 1200 practice questions
  • Flexible delivery modes- classroom, e-learning or virtual
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Description

If you are a management professional trying for better job opportunities without much luck, then the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is something that can set things rolling for you.  It is the most widely recognized management certification across the globe, which will make your profile stand out in this intensely competitive market. Enrolling for and gaining this certification could well be a life-changing decision for you. This certification is regarded as the benchmark for all the project management certifications in the world. With this certification, you will gain the required skills and expertise in areas such as business and strategic management. A recent PMI survey  found that a PMP certified professional in the US earns a salary of about  $111,000 which is around 23% more than that a non-PMP professional gets.
The journey to the PMP® certification is not easy. But KnowledgeHut, which is among the finest PMP training institutes in Seattle, can help and guide you to get there with ease. To successfully clear the examination, the candidate must get a minimum score (determined by PMI®, based on the difficulty level of the questions) in 4 hours exam consisting of 200 questions. KnowledgeHut helps you with the training and supports you at every step of your certification journey.

  1. Understanding Project Management Professional (PMP)® Credential Handbook

    Project Management Professional (PMP)® Credential Handbook contains all the details regarding the certification and is a one stop shop for all your queries. But going through the entire content can be quite cumbersome. KnowledgeHut can you help you assimilate the content and help pave the way for your PMP certification success.

  2. PMI® Eligibility

    Every certification expects you to have certain eligibility criteria to ensure that you are well equipped to take up the certification. PMP is no exception. To appear for your PMP® certification, you need to have a bachelor’s degree or high school diploma and  experience as a manager in a leading and directing position in projects ( 7,500 hours if you are a diploma holder  and 4,500 hours if you are a degree holder) and also have 35 hours of training credits. By enrolling with KnowledgeHut, you can make sure that you get this 35-hour training credit that is 35 PDUs, along with world-class training for clearing your PMP® certification.

  3. Is PMI® Membership actually needed?

    The PMI® Puget Sound Chapter Membership is optional, but it comes with a lot of benefits which totally make it worth the money you pay for the membership.  For one, it helps you get a big discount on the examination fee which gets reduced from $555 to $405. Apart from this, you can also avail numerous training facilities, get invited to professional get togethers and meetings to enhance your knowledge and grow your network. This will also be helpful in getting the PDUs needed at the time of PMP renewal.

  4. Need help in scheduling my PMP® Exam

    To schedule your PMP® Exam, you have to first register with Prometric which organizes these certification tests on behalf of PMI. You will also need to furnish your fee payment details, after which the system will prompt you to select the date and venue of the examination as per the available spots. If you need help, the experts from KnowledgeHut are always available to help you.

  5. How will PMBOK® Guide help?

    The PMBOK® Guide is the main reference material for your PMP® exam. It includes all the concepts and implementations which are tested in the actual exam. KnowledgeHut offers you a comprehensive training plan which is in line with the 6th edition of the PMBOK® Guide. This complete curriculum mapping along with our expert tutors will ensure that you pass your exam with flying colors.

  6. How important are the practice questions for the PMP® exam?

    KnowledgeHut gives you 6 full-length practice exams which include around 1200 questions. This helps you assess your preparedness for the PMP exam and gives you confidence to take the exam head on. In addition, when you choose KnowledgeHut  training course, you will get 35-hour training and the 180-days free access to the e-learning course and 90 days of free LVC access.

    If you still have more questions in your mind, please feel free to reach out to us.

    KnowledgeHut is a R.E.P. of the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.

    Note: All information mentioned is accurate as of April 2019.
    This course is approved by PMI®, Inc. and endorsed by Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).

What You Will Learn

Prerequisites:

To apply for the Project Management Professional (PMP)®credential, you need to either:

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

OR

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

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Who Should Attend

  • Associate Project Managers
  • Project Managers
  • IT Project Managers
  • Project Coordinators
  • Project Analysts
  • Project Leaders
  • Senior Project Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Product Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Project Sponsors
  • Project Team Members seeking PMP® or CAPM®

Knowledgehut Experience

PMP® EXAM APPLICATION FRAMEWORK AND ASSISTANCE

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

Curriculum

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

PMP® Certification Process

PMP® salary extended questions

According to Indeed, the average annual salary of a Project Manager is $95,260 in Seattle, which is 13% above the national average. The salary ranges from $33,000 to $189,000 per year. The estimates are based on the data collected from 534 Project Manager employees, users, and past & present job advertisements posted on Indeed in the last 36 months. The tenure of the Project Managers is generally 1-3 years in their respective organization.

The average annual salary of a Project Manager professional employed in Vancouver is $84,507, which meets the national average, whereas, the average annual salary of a Project Manager in Seattle is $95,260, which is 13% above the national average.

The average annual salary of a Project Manager located in Richland is $99,504, which is 17% above the national average, while a Project Manager in Seattle earns an average annual income of $95,260, which is 13% above the national average.

According to Payscale, the average hourly rate of an IT Project Manager is $49.58 in Seattle. The figure ranges between $20.63 to $99.90 for professionals with different skills in the field.

The average annual salary of an IT Project Manager is $84,468 in Seattle. According to Payscale, the salary of the IT Project Manager ranges from $54,849 to $121,759 per annum. The growth in the annual salary of an IT Project Manager is positively correlated to the number of years of experience of the professional in the field.

An entry-level IT Project Manager with 0-5 years of work experience earns an average of $70,786 per year. The annual salary ranges from $50,392 to $99,828, which is determined on the basis of the individual's skills and past experience.

A mid-career IT Project Manager professional with 5-10 years of work experience makes $88,515 annually in Seattle. The annual salary of the IT Project Managers with varied work experience and skills ranges from $61,277 to $117,288.

An experienced IT Project Manager professional with 10-20 years of work experience earns an average annual salary of $101,953. This figure may vary in the range of $74,008 and $132,589 per year in Seattle depending on the skills and experience of the individual.

The annual pay package range of a late-career IT Project Manager with over 20 years of work experience is between $80,858 to $151,361 in Seattle. The average annual salary of such an IT Project Manager based in Seattle is expected to be $114,029.

An IT Project Manager professional with a Bachelor's Degree earns in the range of $84,347 to $90,433 annually in Seattle. The Bachelor’s degree must be in a relevant domain to qualify for the role.

An IT Project Manager professional with a Master's Degree or an MBA earns in the range of $85,153 to $91,548 per year in Seattle. The relevant skills and work experience of the individual are key metrics for determining the final figure.

The annual income range of an IT Project Manager professional having a PhD or an equivalent degree is $85,958 to $92,663 in Seattle. Relevant skills and work experience of the individual are key metrics for determining the final figure.

A Program Manager can earn anywhere between $96,500 to $120,500 in Seattle. According to Dice, it is 31% more compared to the national salary of the Project Managers.

The key skills required to qualify for the position of a Program Manager in Seattle are Project Management, Program Management, Agile, QA, Microsoft Project, Change Management, Finance, PMO, Operations, and SDLC.

The annual salary of a Business Analyst in Seattle is expected to be in the range of $68,000 - $91,000. This is approximately 8% lesser than the national salary of the Project Managers having the same years of work experience.

The most common skills that a candidate must possess to qualify for the role of a Business Analyst in Seattle are Business Analysis, QA, Project Management, SQL, Agile, Acceptance Testing, Microsoft Visio, Use Cases, Business Process, and SDLC.

According to Dice, the annual pay-package of a Scrum Master is between $83,000 to $103,500 in Seattle. This figure is roughly 13% more than the national average salary of the Project Managers having the same amount of work experience.

The fundamental skills required for the position of a Scrum Master in Seattle are Agile, Scrum Master, Project management, Scrum, QA, Business analysis, Sprint, JIRA, Microsoft Project, and Product Owner.

The annual salary bracket of a Product Manager is $90,500 - $114,500 in Seattle. This is approximately 23% higher when compared to the national salary of the Project Managers.

The major skills that are compulsory to become eligible for the role of a Product Manager in Seattle are Product Management, Project management, Agile, Marketing, QA, Roadmaps, Sales, Business Analysis, Product Development, and Scrum.

The minimum annual package of an IT Manager in Seattle is $77,500 and the maximum is $88,000. It is almost 5% higher when compared to the national average salary of the Project Managers.

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

According to Dice, the annual salary of a Project Coordinator in Seattle varies in the range of $53,500 to $69,500. This is approximately 27% lesser when compared to the national average salary of the Project Managers.

The top skills that are required for the position of a Project Coordinator in Seattle are Project Management, Project Coordination, QA, Microsoft Project, Microsoft SharePoint, Customer service, Presentations, Sales, Scheduling, and Business Analysis.

The annual salary range of a PMO is $96,000 to $133,000 in Seattle. The salary is decided on the basis of the individual’s relevant skills and experience in the profile.

The major skills required for the job of a PMO in Seattle are Project Management, PMO, Program Management, Agile, Microsoft Project, QA, Change Management, Business Analysis, Finance, and SDLC.

 

Company

Annual Salary

Alvarez & Marsal

$111k-$168k

Boeing

$80k-$114k

EDI

$78k-$116k

ELYON International

$97k-$140k

Caiman Consulting Corp

$100k-$115k

ProKarma

$92k-$129k

Avanade

$144k-$198k

DEEGIT, INC.

$83k-$123k

Weyerhaeuser Company

$88k-$128k

Sogeti

$82k-$117k

The average hourly rate of a Project Manager - Construction is approximately $31.08 in Seattle. The hourly income of the Project Manager - Construction ranges from $17.49 to $44.03 based on different levels of work expertise and skills.

The average annual salary of a Project Manager - Construction is $88,163 in Seattle. The Project Manager - Construction earns a maximum of $122,954 and minimum salary of $56,614 per year in Seattle.  This will differ based on the experience and skills.

An entry-level Project Manager - Construction with a work experience of 0-5 years earns an average annual salary of $64,535. The annual salary ranges between $44,500 to $89,590 for the Project Manager - Construction with varied skills and past experience.

The annual pay-package range of a mid-career Project Manager - Construction with 5-10 years of work experience is $57,747 to $106,744. According to Payscale, the average annual salary of the mid-career Project Manager - Construction is $83,776.

An experienced Project Manager - Construction who had work for 10-20 years in Construction makes $93,882 annually in Seattle. The annual income range for the role ranges between $72,485 to $122,788.

An individual having a work experience of more than 20 years is considered to be a late-career Project Manager. The annual pay-package of a late-career Project Manager - Construction is between $77,267 to $134,768 and the average earning is $102,764 per annum in Seattle.

According to Salary.com, the salary range of a Project Manager - Construction having a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant profile is $103,796 - $111,681 per annum in Seattle. The Bachelor’s Degree must be in a domain related to Construction to qualify for the role.

The yearly salary range of a Project Manager - Construction having a Master’s Degree or an MBA is between $104,862 to $112,734 in Seattle. The final figure is decided on the basis of relevant qualification, skills, and experience of the individual.

The annual package of a Project Manager - Construction having a PhD or an equivalent degree in the related domain is expected to vary in the range of $105,929 - $113,788 in Seattle and is decided on the basis of the skills and experience of the candidate.

The yearly income of a Director of Information Security is between $132,500 to $164,000 in Seattle. This is almost 97% more than the national salary of a Construction Manager.

The key skills that are necessary to be eligible for the position of Director of Information Security in Seattle are Information security, Security, Senior management, Project management, Risk management, CISSP, Network Security, Network, Cyber security, and Incident management.

According to Dice, the annual salary bracket of a Project Engineer is $69,000 - $90,000 in Seattle. This is almost 3% more when compared to the national average salary of a Construction Manager having the same amount of experience.

The most common skills required to qualify for the role of a Project Engineer in Seattle are Project Engineering, Project Management, QA, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Operations, Drawing, and Network.

 

Company

Annual Salary

Clark Construction Group

$73k-$103k

Walsh Construction

$95k-$131k

Lease Crutcher Lewis

$79k-$113k

GPAC

$84k-$127k

Walsh Construction Co

$70k-$105k

Sellen Construction

$65k-$108k

Turner & Townsend

$130k-$190k

McKinstry

$82k-$123k

CBRE

$73k-$111k

Fairfield Residential

$85k-$128k

According to Indeed, the average annual salary of a Project Manager based out of Houston is $84,734, which is at par with the national average, whereas, the average salary of a Project Manager based in Seattle is $95,260, which is 13% above the national average.

The average salary of a Project Manager in Chicago is $91,688 per year, which is 8% above the national average. On the other hand, the average salary of a Project Manager based in Seattle is $95,260 per annum, which is 13% above the national average.

The average salary of a Project Manager in Birmingham is $61,361, which is 27% below the national average, whereas, the average annual salary of a Project Manager in Seattle is $95,260, which is 13% higher than the national average.

Based on a survey, it is found that 160 out of 250 PMP® Certified professionals got a hike from 28% to 39% soon after the completion of their PMP® Certification in Seattle. On the other hand, out of 250 non-certified professionals, only 90 received a salary hike. This information has been received from five hundred self-reported non-certified and certified Project Management Professionals working in Seattle.

Out of 250 self-reported professionals, about 120 professionals received promotion immediately after completing their PMP® Certification in Seattle. This information has been received from five hundred self-reported non-certified and certified professionals in Seattle who got promoted in 2017-18.

Almost all the big multinational companies prefer hiring PMP® Certified Project Managers over the non-certified ones in Seattle. Apart from being PMP® certified, a candidate must also possess certain key skills if he/she is focusing on getting a job in a big global organization. These important skills include Project Management, Program Management, Agile, Microsoft Project, QA, SDLC, Operations, Finance, PMO, and more.

PMP® Certification Seattle

The PMP® Certification is an internationally accepted qualification granted by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® that is the leading worldwide project management association. As far as the PMP® Certification in Seattle is concerned, everything from the process of certification to the eligibility criteria, remains the same worldwide.

The PMP® Certification will help you in becoming an expert that is a globally-accredited qualification.  This certification will not only take your career to greater heights but also develop your leadership skills. Being a PMP® certified professional, you will become a valuable asset to your organization.Here are some key advantages of having PMP® Certification:

  • Propels your career: The PMP® certification can enhance your career by making you eligible for some of the top-notch positions in leading global companies.
  • Enhances your versatility: The PMP® Certification enhances your versatility to work with projects in varied industries and domains.  The rigorous training helps to expand your skill set so that you can effectively handle even the most challenging and complex projects. 

  • Provides you job security: Though no job is immune to market upheavals and its ever-changing dynamics, the job of a Project Manager is among those jobs that would be in demand even during tough economic conditions. The PMP® certification ensures job security even during recession periods.

  • Gets you lucrative pay packages: PMP® certified professionals get better pay packages and good roles than the non-certified ones.

  • Increases your scope of work: The PMP® Certification can give you an increased global reach. An ocean of opportunities will become available to you both in the USA and abroad.

  • Validates the credibility of your skills: It is not easy to acquire PMP® certification therefore any certified professionals is often looked upto by both hiring managers and peers.

  • Expands your network: PMP certified professionals have long-standing professional networks across the world. The events organized by these groups serve as a platform for professionals to make new connections and grow their network.

The first thing is to look for is whether the training institute provides any of the following modes below: 

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

The following tips will be useful in selecting the PMP® certification training in Seattle;

  • Check the profile and credibility of the PMP® trainer.
  • Ensure that the institute provides you with at least 2 to 3 mock tests to judge your readiness to take the PMP® exam.
  • It is recommended to prepare for at least 45 days with 2 to 3 hours daily study routine. Check whether the institute provides you with the required study support. 
  • Classroom training is the best mode to learn the vast  syllabus of the PMP® certification exam, effectively. Check whether the institute provides a rigorous and result-oriented classroom training.
  • Lastly, ensure that you would receive a 35 hours certification after you complete the training as it is mandatory to take the PMP® exam.
  • Also, check the study material you will receive during the training and how is the training venue.

Below is a checklist that will help you in choosing a PMP® Certified trainer in Seattle:

  • Check the credentials of the trainer
  • Enquire with your trainer if you can connect with him for offline assistance and course-related interactions
  • Check whether your trainer is flexible with the schedule of the course.
  • Whether your trainer can provide you with all the available course aids.
  • Will you get e-learning opportunity for the course?
  • Will you get post-course and in-course study assistance?
  • Ensure that the trainer is a Registered Education Provider (REP)
  • Check whether you can get online access to the course.

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

Follow the steps below to apply PMP® certification online:

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

PMP® Certification Cost Seattle

Many PMP® Certification students have a misconception regarding the PMP® Certification cost. They think that it includes only the exam and training fee, which is not the case. The PMP® Certification cost can vary depending upon the cost of your PMP® membership, PMP® test preparation materials, and test scheduling/rescheduling through Prometric.The fee of the PMP® exam is same universally, and is charged by the Project Management Institute (PMI) ® in US dollars only. For PMI® members, the fee is $405, and for the non-members, it is $555. Moreover, all aspirants can take 3 retests by making an extra payment per test. Get a thorough idea about the different costs associated with the PMP® Certification from the below list:

Sl. No.

PMP® Certification Cost

Costs

1

Online training fee for PMP® Certification in Seattle

$399 to $999

2

PMP® classroom training at Seattle

$699 to $999

3

Membership cost for the PMI® Seattle Chapter

$12

4

PMI® Membership fee together with the joining fee

$139

5

PMI® Membership renewal fee

$129 per year

6

PMP® Certification Exam fee for the PMI® members

$405

7

PMP® Certification Exam fee for the non-members

$555

8

Rescheduling fee for PMI® members

$275

9

Rescheduling fee for the non-members

$375

10

PMBOK® handbook price for the members

Free

11

PMBOK® handbook price for the non-members

$50 on Amazon

12

Cost of the study resources and guides

$40 to $100

13

Cost of the practice tests

$60 to $100

14

Renewal cost of PMP® Certification for PMI® members

$60

15

Renewal cost of PMP® Certification for the non-members

$150

PMP® Exam Fee: You can take the paper-based or computer-based PMP® exam by making a payment of $555. PMI® conducts the paper-based PMP® Certification exam at some places where the PMI Test Centers are not available.You can attempt the PMP® Certification exam 3 more times if you do not clear it in your first attempt. The cost of each retest is $375.PMI® Membership: If you become a PMI® member, the exam fee can get reduced from $555 to $405. Also, the retest fee will be just $275 for PMI® members. For becoming a PMI® member, you have to make a payment of $129 as the membership fee and $10 as the joining fee.

A PMI® member can easily download the PMBOK® free of cost while a non-member has to shell out $50 for buying it from Amazon.

Training costs:  You can take your PMP® exam only after you complete 35 hours of mandatory training. This can be achieved through any mode of training namely instructor-led setting, or classroom training. You can even take up online courses to fulfill the purpose.

The cost of online training may vary between $399 and $699, whereas the cost of classroom training may be between $699 and $999 in Seattle.

Additional study: Apart from the PMBOK®, you will need additional study materials and guides that will help you in learning the essential points for the PMP® exam. The cost of such resources is between $40- $100.

You can even avail practice tests to get an idea of the pattern of the PMP® Certification Test. These practice tests normally cost between $60- $100

Credentials: Attaining the PMP® Certification is the initial part of your PMP® journey. You require renewing your credentials every 3 years by paying a renewal fee of $150. However, the renewal fee is reduced to only $60 if you become a PMI® member.

You may spend between $699 and $999 for availing the PMP® classroom training in Seattle. You can obtain at least 35 PDUs for PMP® renewal if you attend classroom training.

There are some parameters that you must consider before making payment for the PMP® Certification training in Seattle:

  • First of all, you should check the eligibility requirements for the PMP® exam.
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of the various training modes before you select one.
  • You must even consider checking whether the study method can support you in passing the PMP® Certification test in the very first attempt.
  • Check the recommended PMP® test preparation schedule.
  • Finally, you must check the suggested study resources available for the PMP® exam preparation.

KnowledgeHut assures a 100% PMP® Exam Pass Guarantee as it is confident of its endeavors to help students achieve success. It supports students with a wide-range of resources such as exam preparation tools, expert training, and well-designed courseware.Below are the characteristics of KnowledgeHut PMP® Certification Classroom training that assure you of the PMP® Certification:

  • KnowledgeHut gives you the maximum learning advantage with its Exam Success Formula that includes 6 full-length mock tests, practice questionnaire, math formulae, exam techniques and tips, and PM templates.
  • Instructors and experts are always ready to assist you with all the steps of certifications and stay connected through emails. You will receive guidance on enrollment for the test to getting your doubts solved post-workshop.
  • KnowledgeHut gives you the advantage of making use of its exclusive Eligibility Check tool that helps you in determining your PMP® Certification eligibility. Moreover, experts will guide you with processes like the PMI® Registration, PMI® Application Form Filling, and review of your PMI® Application, PMI® Membership, and more.
  • Finally, it gives the facility to book a slot for solving your doubts before the actual exam. You can get 4-6 hours of interactive online session for doubt clearing with experts.
  • KnowledgeHut assures to refund your 100% course tuition fee except for the discounts, if you do not clear the exam in two attempts. You only have to make sure that all the test attempts are made within 90 calendar days of the completion of your course.

PMP® Certification Eligibility Seattle

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?

PMI® Seattle Chapter

The Chapters of PMI® are basically local components that aim to build a platform where the Project Management Professionals can come together, meet, communicate, and learn. The PMI® Puget Sound serves as the PMI® Seattle Chapter, and it provides you the opportunities of volunteering, networking, and building knowledge via its various events.

You can get free PDUs if you have a PMI® Membership or if you renew your PMI® Membership. You can receive free PDUs through the resources given by the PMI® and by attending its seminars and conferences. The PMI® offers several resources and opportunities such as conferences, networking, certification, academia, and member services. You can make use of all these opportunities for your professional growth and development. Additionally, you can get information about the latest updates and progress in the field of Project Management. You can even sharpen your knowledge about the recent happening all across the globe with its newsletters.Below are the advantages of having a membership of the PMI® Seattle Chapter:

  • Conferences: PMI® Seattle Chapter provides you with a platform to discuss various issues to related project management topics and also examine problems and solutions pertaining to your projects. All this help you to become an efficient and expert project manager. 
  • Networking: After becoming a PMI® Seattle Chapter member, you can connect with a community of professionals and experts. You can meet your peers and share knowledge insights with each other, and grow your awareness. Networking can help you develop new relations and communication with industry people and you may get new job opportunities.

  • Member services: You can get to attend events that are exclusively designed for the PMI® Seattle Chapter members.

  • Volunteer: Moreover, you can obtain the chance of volunteering at multiple events arranged by the PMI® Seattle Chapter.

Seattle is served by PMI® Puget Sound Chapter.You can contact the PMI® Seattle Chapter at:2401 Elliott Ave,
Seattle, WA 98121,USA

PSPMI® Mix and Learn was held on February 27, 2019.    This event provided many networking and learning opportunities to the attendees. It had Keynote sessions by Joseph Pauley and Greg Smith. Following were the benefits of attending this Puget Sound PMI®'s signature networking event:

  • Managers could share ideas and foster relationships with their peers as well as recruiters.
  • Managers could interact and share knowledge on topics related to technical project management, leadership, and strategic and business management.
  • Attendees of this event got an understanding about how to set more effective meeting goals.
  • Managers got  lessons on how to develop best practice agendas and facilitate difficult group dynamics in meetings.
  • They learnt the principles and practices that allow them to convert their existing Project Management Office into a Value Management Office (VMO).

The certification and education programs provided by the PMI® Puget Sound Chapter are:

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

The PMI® Puget Sound Chapter, serving Seattle, regularly hosts a series of events that provide immense networking opportunities to the PMP® Professionals in Seattle. Below are mentioned a few upcoming events to be conducted by the PMI® Puget Sound Chapter in and around Seattle:

  • February Happy Hour at Footprint Wine Tap, Seattle
  • PMO Roundtable - PMO Resource Management Best Practices
  • February PSPMI Mix and Learn | Keynotes by Joseph Pauley and Greg Smith
  • February PSPMI Mix and Learn | Keynotes by Joseph Pauley, Effective Meetings and Greg Smith, Converting Your PMO into a VMO.
  • PMP® & CAPM Exam Review
  • The Agile PMO (Project Management Office) - SPRING 2019
  • PSPMI® and IEEE Present Fostering Innovation Through the Power of Neurodiversity
  • PMO Roundtable - PMO Standard Tools and Templates – Best Practices

PMP® Exam in Seattle

PMI® has announced that from 1st July 2019, it is moving all of its certification examinations worldwide to Pearson VUE except for China. The step has been taken to provide a better exam experience to the candidates. The Pearson VUE will offer:

  • For the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®, online Proctoring will be offered. This will provide ease-of-access and increased convenience to candidates taking the test from their home or office. At this time, no other certifications will be offering online proctoring.
  • Choosing a convenient test site will be easy with so many more testing locations available
  • US Service members will be offered versatility to take the test wherever they serve around the world.

Candidates, who have their exam scheduled on or before 30th June 2019, will have their exam taken at a Prometric Test Centre. For candidates who have their exam after 30th June 2019 will have their centre moved to a Pearson VUE test centre.

Note: Scheduling, rescheduling and cancellation instructions, and policies vary by administration type: Center Based Testing [CBT] vs. Online Proctored Testing.

S.No.

Test Centre ID

Test Centre Name

Test Centre Region

Test Centre Address

Test Centre Phone

1

78680

Pearson Professional Centers-Seattle WA

VUE America

100 West Harrison Street Suite 120
West Harrison Plaza South Tower
Seattle, Washington 98119
United States

206-285-1037

2

68975

North Seattle Community College

VUE America

9600 College Way 
N Testing Center's Office #CC 2459
Seattle,Washington
98103 United
States

206-934-3674

3

53458

Pearson Professional Centers-Seattle (Northgate)

VUE America

10700 Meridian Avenue North Suite
407 Seattle, 
Washington 98133
United States

206-417-9986

S.No.

Test Centre ID

Test Centre Name

Test Centre Region

Test Centre Address

Test Centre Phone

1

200049855

TLG Learning

VUE America

12822 SE 32nd St. 
Suite 200 BelleVUE, 
Washington 98005 
United States

425-460-2200

2

65665

BelleVUE College NORTH CAMPUS

VUE America

14673 NE 29th Place 
BelleVUE, Washington
98007 United States

425-564-4006

3

69869

Shoreline Community College

 

VUE America

16101 Greenwood Ave N Testing, Center Testing Center, Rm 5100 Shoreline,
Washington 98133
United States

206-546-4608

4

69817

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

VUE America

11605 132nd Ave NE West Building, Room W204 Kirkland, Washington 98034 
United States 

425-739-8115

5

47141

Pearson Professional Centers-Renton (Seattle) WA


VUE America

1300 SW 7th Street Suite 113 Oaksdale Center Renton, Washington 98057 Unite States

425-277-6690

6

72782

Xtreme Consulting Group, Inc

VUE America

8271 154th Ave NE Westpark Building D Suite 100 Redmond, Washington 98052 United States

425-284-9747

7

53090

Renton Technical College

VUE America

3000 NE 4th St Building J Room 218 Renton, Washington 98056 United States

425-235-2352

8

70622

Highline Community College

VUE America

2400 S 240th St, Bldg 1, East Entrance PO Box 98000 Des Moines, Washington 98198 United States

206-592-3682

9

47142

Pearson Professional Centers-Spokane WA

VUE Americas

Pearson Professional Centers 1410 N Mullan Rd, Spokane Valley, WA 99206, USA

509-924-6775

10

46990

Pearson Professional Centers-Washington DC

VUE Americas

1615 L St NW #410
1615 L St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA

202-223-6640

11

78692

Pearson Professional Centers-Washington DC (East)

VUE Americas

Pearson Professional Centers - Washington DC (East) 601 New Jersey Ave NW #340, Washington, DC 20001

202-628-0214

12

66808

Pearson Professional Centers-Washington PA

VUE Americas

95 W Beau St #106 
Washington, PA 15301, USA

724-225-8732

13

47143

Pearson Professional Centers-Yakima WA

VUE Americas

1701 Creekside Loop #110 1701 Creekside Loop, Yakima, WA 98902, USA

509-452-7605

14

57161

US Military NTC Pierce Colg McChord AFB - DoD only

VUE Americas

Education Center
852 Lincoln Blvd SW, McChord AFB, WA 98439, USA

253-964-6606

15

57160

US Military NTC Pierce College Ft Lewis - DoD only

VUE Americas

Stone Education Center Bldg 6242 Colorado Ave. Rm C233

253-964-6606

16

62728

US Military NTC Vincennes University-DoD only

VUE Americas

Navy Marine Corps Relief Society 120 S Dewey St, Naval Station Bremerton Bldg 491, Br

360-478-7202

17

73774

US Military NTC Vincennes University-NBK Bangor

VUE Americas

1042 Tautog Cir 
1042 Tautog Cir, Silverdale, WA
98383, USA

360-697-1396

18

65177

Walla Walla University

VUE Americas

295 South College Avenue, Suite 1 Counseling and Testing Center

509-527-2147

19

54088

Western Washington University

VUE Americas

WWU Testing Center
Administrative Services, 333 32nd St, Bellingham, WA

360-650-3080

20

81837

Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School

VUE Americas

2315 18th St 2315 18th St, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA

202-269-6623

The service contact number for candidates from Seattle is +1 206-417-9986

Before scheduling the exam, make sure you meet the minimum system requirements. For the online proctored exam, if you don’t have the right computer equipment, you might not get a refund. Here is how you can schedule your test online:

  1. Log in to www.PMI.org. Under myPMI® section, move to ‘Review Application Status’ and click on ‘Schedule Exam’.
  2. You will be redirected to your Pearson VUE account where under the list of “Pre-approved Exams”.
  3. The Pearson VUE page comprises of a space to enter the name of your testing program. You need to type PMI® - Project Management Institute in it.

    Note: You need to select your testing program before scheduling, rescheduling or cancelling an exam, or you could contact a customer service representative.

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

If you select CBT option:

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

  1. Select the 'I will be scheduled for a future date at a test center’ option and click on Next.
  2. On the next page, read the View Testing Policies. Click on Schedule this exam.
  3. Select the test center, date, and time for your exam. You just need to choose your exam center in Seattle and then choose a suitable date and time.
  4. After selecting, review the appointment and click on Proceed to Checkout.
  5. Click on Submit Order. 

If you select Online Proctored Test:

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

  1. Read the online proctoring policies and then click ‘Next’.
  2. The next page comprises of the exam and language. Read ‘View Testing Policies’ and then click on ‘Schedule This Exam’.
  3. Select the date and time which you wish to take your exam. You can schedule your PMP® exam at any time of the day between Tuesday to Saturday.
  4. Review your appointment details and click on ‘Proceed to Checkout’.
  5. Complete the checkout by following the next steps and then click on ‘Submit Order’.

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

There is no information regarding the Paper-based Testing (PBT) given by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. However, they are working with Pearson VUE on shifting the PBT exam of candidates scheduled on or after 1stJuly 2019 to Pearson VUE centers.

Follow the given steps to schedule your PMP® exam with Pearson VUE through telephone:

  • Step 1 - First, the representative at the Pearson VUE’s Contact Centre will ask you your Testing program, which is PMI® or the Project Management Institution.
  • Step 2 -  Next, you will have to tell the name of the examination and your PMI® ID. 
  • Step 3 - Last but not the least, your name, address, email address and phone number will be verified.

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

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

An email will be sent to you confirming your appointment after the successful settlement of the PMP® Certification fee or completion of the PMP® application audit. This email will also contain the PMI® Eligibility ID.Note- You can also find the PMI® Eligibility ID on the myPMI® section of PMI® website.

  • Visit www.PMI.org and under the Review Application status section, click on Reschedule Exam or Cancel Exam.
  • As you are 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 are within 48 hours of your exam and you are cancelling your exam, you will have to forfeit the entire exam fee.

The materials prohibited in the Testing locations are watches, wallets, food, beverages, books, calculators, books, bags, sweaters, coats, pagers, cellular, telephones, tape recorders, dictionaries, eye drops, medications, etc.

Online Proctor exam is appropriate for people who wish to take the exams from the comfort of their offices and home. Also, make sure you have the right computer equipment for the exam.

To maintain the integrity of the online proctor exam there are certain system, environment, technical and testing protocol requirements specified. You should have a system prepared for the exam before you schedule an appointment. This is how you can check it:

  1. Run System test and exam simulation
    • Download the system in your computer and run the exam simulation.
    • Make sure you have a working internet connection, a webcam, and a microphone.
    • Take a one-question exam to check your internet connection.

  2. Review policies and procedures
    There are certain guidelines and procedures to be followed for the online proctor exam, that you can check Policies & Procedure.

  3. Verify System Requirements
    Your system must meet all the system requirements for the online proctor exam.

Candidates, who have their exams scheduled on or before 30th June 2019, will have their exam taken at a Prometric test centre.

For candidates with their exams scheduled on or After 1st July 2019, your exam will be moved to Pearson VUE.

The last date for PMP® Exam delivery at Prometric centres is 30th June 2019.

There is no Prometric Test Centre located in Seattle. But there is a Prometric Test Centre in Washington which is situated in:Prometric Testing Pvt. Ltd.Address: 22002 64th Ave W # B, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043, USAPhone: +1 425-697-3798

Visit www.prometric.com for scheduling your PMP® test in Seattle. After you log in, follow the below steps:Step 1: After logging in, choose your test sponsor from the director and press search button. The PMP® exam test sponsor is the PMI®- Project Management Institute.Step 2: After you choose test sponsor, you will be redirected to the PMI® page where you will get the option to schedule your test. Click on the “SCHEDULE MY TEST” button.

Step 3: At this stage, you will have to select your state and country. Select your country as the United States from the directory.

Step 4: Once you choose your country and confirm the same, you will be redirected to a page which will give you the information you require about the PMP® exam. This information includes PMP® exam eligibility criteria, cancelation, and rescheduling policy, and exam scheduling online documents you need to carry to the test, accommodations, and  time of your arrival at the test center, etc.

Step 5: On the next page, the test sponsor’s privacy policy is displayed. Click on the “Agree” button to accept all the given policy clauses, and move further.

Step 6: In this page, enter the eligibility ID that you obtained from the PMI® after submitting the payment. You also need to enter the initial four characters of your Last Name.

Step 7: After that, you will be redirected to a page where you will get options to select the time and date of the exam. Choose the ones that are convenient for you.

Step 8: Select the test center and give other needed information. Your appointment will get completed after the process of appointment verification is finished.

Step 9: You do not require paying anything to Prometric. You will only have to make a payment of $405 to PMI® when your application gets approved.

Step 10: On the day of your test. Go to your Prometric Testing Center in Washington with a valid ID proof for verification. The test has 200 questions in all and the time given to you is 4 hours.

Step 11: Attempting all the questions is mandatory. You will obtain the results as soon as you submit the test.

If you do not clear your PMP® Exam in your initial attempt, you have 3 more attempts remaining for the same Eligibility ID. For this, you have to make a payment of $275 to PMI® for rescheduling your PMP® Exam via Prometric. In case you do not succeed in clearing the PMP® Exam even in your third attempt as well, you will have to go through the whole application process once again from the beginning.

Rescheduling the PMP® Exam through Prometric requires paying a fee. You can do the same within 30 days of the appointment by paying $70. You can follow the below mentioned steps for rescheduling your PMP® Exam in Seattle:Step 1: Visit prometric.comStep 2: After logging in, choose your test sponsor and press search button. The PMP® exam test sponsor is the PMI®- Project Management Institute.

Step 3:
After choosing the test sponsor, you will be redirected to a page where you need to click on “RESCHEDULE/CANCEL MY TEST.”

Step 4:
In this step, you can choose your country from the options given on the landing page.

Step 5:
On the next page, you will have to give your tracking or configuration number and enter the initial 4 chars of your Last Name.

Step 6:
After that, you may be required to provide a few more details before your application gets confirmed.

Yes, you can request a refund of your PMP® exam fee if you choose to cancel your appointment for the test. For a refund of your PMP® exam fee, you must send a request to the PMI® 30 days before your test eligibility expires. Once your refund gets processed, your application will be closed and the eligibility period will get terminated.

PMP® Exam & PMP® Renewal

Your PMP® Certification stands valid for up to 3 years. To keep it active, you need to renew it every three years by earning PDUs by fulfilling the Continue Certification Requirements (CCR).

For actively maintaining your PMI® Certification with Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR), it is compulsory to obtain 60 PDUs.

The CCR process of PMI® includes the below steps:

Step 1

Obtain a PMI® Certification

The day you  clear your PMP® exam, your CCR cycle starts and lasts up to 3 years

Step 2

Take part in professional development activities.

You must participate in the activities that lead to your professional development and also help you to earn PDUs.

Step 3

Maintain a record of PDUs and  submit the claim.

You must submit your PDU claims through the CCR System (CCRS) for renewing your PMP® Certification.

Step 4

Meet the CCR Requirements.

You need to earn a sufficient number of PDUs for meeting the CCR requirements relevant to your PMP® Certification.

Step 5

Complete the CCR application and submit the renewal fee

Once you submit PDUs, you will obtain information from PMI® for the renewal and submitting the payment.

Step 6

CCR Renewal Complete

You must adhere to the PMI® guidelines to maintain your PMP® Certification.

You can earn PDUs to renew your PMP® certification by undertaking different activities for your professional growth.  You can earn 60 PMP® renewal PDUs by taking part in activities falling under the following areas: 

  • Education
  • Giving back to the profession

Undertaking an activity in the Education category can earn you at least 35 PMP® renewal PDUs.

The method of calculating the PMP® Certification renewal is quite simple. By spending 1 hour in any professional development activity in the Education field, you can earn 1 PDU. Below are listed five activities that can fetch you the required PDUs:

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

According to PMI®, it is imperative for Project Management Professionals to acquire certain critical skills to achieve success in their projects. These skills are related to technical domain proficiency as well as business and leadership intelligence expertise. Hence, the PMI® Talent TriangleTM is a combination of these 3 competencies:Technical project management: It comprises of domain knowledge, practical skills, approach and behavior required for Program, Portfolio, and Project Management.Leadership: For achieving business objectives, it is important for the project managers to have the required knowledge, attitude, expertise and leadership skills.

Business and Strategic management: Industry knowledge and skills that will deliver better business results are also important for success.

Attending educational events and training sessions in Seattle offer excellent opportunities to learn new skills and earn PDUs. The PMI® Seattle gives you access to:

Training and educational events

Pros & Cons

Educational Events

Pros:

  • PMI® Seattle keeps organizing a number of formal events including conferences, seminars, workshops, and more programs.

  • These events are 1- 3 days long

  • You can get to learn from experts and professionals from different industries.

Cons:

  • These are paid  opportunities

  • These events may require you to be away from your workspace for this duration and you may have to seek your company’s permission.

ELearning On-demand Courses

Pros:

  • To aid professionals learn at their own pace, PMI® Seattle offers several eLearning courses.

Cons:

  • To join these courses offered by PMI®, you need to pay a fee.

Education Courses

Pros:

  • PMI® Seattle chapter offers advanced educational courses recognized by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) of PMI® to help you grow academically.

Cons:

  • Since these are advanced courses, you may find them difficult to pursue if you are not academically inclined.

Training Courses

Pros:

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

Cons:

  • You need to adhere to the schedule of  the training providers.

  • Before joining such training, check your budget and convenience.

Yes, you can earn 60  PMP® renewal  PDUs all  in a single go if you sign up for an online 60 PDU Bundle training program offered by a Registered Education Provider. Moreover, ensure that PDUs allocated to different PMI® Talent Triangle skill areas in the education field are according to the set PMI® guidelines:

Education PDUs - Minimum Talent Triangle Requirements

Certification

Technical PDUs Required

Leadership PDUs Required

Strategic PDUs Required

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

Total Minimum Required

PMP®

8

8

8

11

35

Below are mentioned the four recommended courses which you can undertake to earn 60 PDUs for PMP® Certification renewal. The table shows the PDUs associated with each course. Choose the courses that can yield the sufficient number of PDUs to exceed or meet the required overall PDUs on completion:

Courses

PMI® PDUs which can be obtained

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 PMI Talent TriangleTM components include the following activities and courses that will help to earn the 60 PDUs bundle requirement prescribed by PMI®:

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

PMI® maintains that Project management practitioners should earn the minimum number of PDUs to keep their certification active. These PDUs should be strategically distributed in all the skill areas of the PMI Talent TriangleTM- business and strategic management, leadership, and technical. There is no limit to the PDUs obtained by undertaking an educational activity, and often, the PDUs earned in this category exceed the minimum requirement.  Attending more activities like these will help in expanding your knowledge base and expertise so that you become an efficient project manager.

You can earn PDUs easily by taking part in professional development activities such as Organization Meetings, Reading, and Informal Learning. Following are the various options available in this regard:

Activities

Ways to earn your PMP® PDUs

Organizational Meetings

  • Attending any professional or networking meeting where a session related to a talent triangle component is being held can fetch you 1-2 PDUs.

  • Along with an educational session, attending a keynote session in a PMI® seminar or conference can also help you earn PDUs.

Reading

  • If you are a book lover, your love for reading can get you PDUs to fulfill CCR.

Cons:

  • PDUs earned through this method are very limited as per the PMI®.

Informal Learning

  • Attend informal sessions of the PMI® Seattle and earn PDUs.

  • Interactive sessions are good opportunities to not only earn PDUs but also to interact with mentors and experts and expand your knowledge base.

You can obtain PMP® renewal PDUs in Seattle by undertaking activities these help you add value or give back to your profession. There are several such activities that can help you attain your objective. Below are the mentioned activities:

Roles

Ways of earning PDUs for PMP® renewal


Practitioner

You can implement your knowledge and expertise by contributing to various projects as a Practitioner.

Content Creator

If you have good writing and communication skills, you can earn PDUs by being an author, blogger or even by conducting webinars.

Volunteer

If you are willing to contribute for a social cause, the PMI® Seattle gives you volunteering opportunities on its website. Mention the number of hours you want to commit to this cause and your experience in this regard to take up such an activity.

Presentation

  • You can speak at any PMI® event or present papers to earn PDUs.

Webinars

  • Attend webinars conducted by the PMI® and earn up to 1 to 2 PDUs.

  • Since webinars are conducted in different time zones of the world, stay updated with their timings.

By adding value or returning to your profession, you can earn maximum PDUs of 25 in Seattle. The distribution is as follows:

Categories

PDUs

Working as a Project Management Practitioner

8 maximum

Others

17 maximum

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

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

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

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

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PMI-RMP,PMP,Change Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Chris Cochran

Senior Manager / International Agile Coach

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

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

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Akbar

Akbar Azwir

Project Management Consultant & Trainer

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

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

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Ian

Ian Hirst

Project Manager

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

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

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

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Chris

Chris Abbott

Specializes in Project Management

Chris is a Project Manager in a wide variety of IT and business change projects. Never afraid to ask the 'dumb' questions that often prove insightful, he is a firm believer in planning the work with stakeholders and then getting the entire team working on the plan. He has conducted trainings on PMP, Agile and Scrum and Business Case Writing. He holds several niche certifications and qualifications such as PMP, PgMP and others. His years of experience in IT organizations greatly benefit his protégés.

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Holly Huo

PMP
Attended PMP® Certification workshop in May 2019
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A useful course to acquire more knowledge on the Project management aspects. The instructor was friendly and helpful in answering all our questions!

Christine Kong

Operations Executive
Attended PMP® Certification workshop in February 2019
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The training I received from Knowledge Hut for the PMP Certification course was second to none. The Instructor went above and beyond to ensure the group fully understood all aspects of the course material. The instructors delivery was excellent and all content was relevant and useful immediately upon returning to the workplace.I would highly recommend anyone looking to take the PMP Certification take the time to use this course as a tool for success.

John Brown

C.I. Manager
Attended PMP® Certification workshop in October 2018
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Well-organized and well-presented session. The instructor was very knowledgeable!

Harvey McKay

Manager
Attended PMP® Certification workshop in October 2018
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Trainor Zach was so precise in explaining every aspect of the course. Using examples and short quizzes to explain the concepts made the session quite effective!

Sarena Lachica

PMO
Attended PMP® Certification workshop in June 2018
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The course content was great! The lecturer was knowledgeable! The food was delicious and the venue was comfortable.

Ronald Soomar

Project Manager
Attended PMP® Certification workshop in April 2018
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The fabulous trainer was excellent and the venue great. I enjoyed the 2-day course to full satisfaction.

Ravindran Appavu

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

Peter Brabant

Project Manager
Attended PMP® Certification workshop in October 2017

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