Certification

Sample PMP Exam Questions

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Why get certification?

  • PMP® certification is ranked #2 in Top Highest Paying Certification in 2021 (by Raktim Sharma, December 2020).
  • PMP® certification holders earn 22 percent more than their non-certified peers. (Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey—Eleventh Edition (2020).
  • Note: If you don’t have enough experience, the CAPM can be a good stepping stone, but the PMP is much more valuable.

How to get 35 PM education hours

  • College courses, continuing education, PMP exam preparation, and similar courses related to project management definitely count. Remember there is no time limit on when the courses were taken.
  • A general course in leadership or management probably would not count. If there is a section of the course on project leadership or stakeholder management, for example, those hours should count.
  • Grow with Google project management certification is an inexpensive online program to help you learn more about the field. You can earn up to 100 education hours that apply toward PMI’s certifications as well.