Project Management Professional – Questions & Answers

PMP Questions – The most frequenly asked ones

Here are a set of most frequently asked PMP questions and the PMdistilled PMP preparation course related question. If you want to schedule a meeting with us to discuss specific questions you have, then please click on the link below, else read ahead.

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  1. What is Project Management Professional certification or PMP certification?. – Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI, USA) is the most popular and valid project management certification globally. As of today, there are around 1,036,367 active PMPs worldwide.
  2. Why is Project Management Professional (PMP) certification so popular and valid worldwide? – There are several reasons for it;
    • The first and foremost reason is the early starter advantage. PMP certification is one of the oldest certifications launched globally for project professionals based on the Project Management Body Of Knowledge (PMBOK).
    • PMBOK is continually updated to capture the latest project management best practices, hence it captures the current globally accepted project management best practices.
    • Best employers, prefer PMP certified professionals over others. For many jobs, Project Management Professional certification is a mandatory pre-requite. Even certain countries insist for PMP credentialed professionals for project management related jobs.
    • PMP certification improves the knowledge of standards based project management. This in turn improves the professional skills.
    • The latest version of PMBOK, covers Predictive project management, Agile project management and hybrid project management. That makes it applicable across project domains like Egineering, Procurement, Construction and R&D projects.
    • The interviewers of a PMP credentialled candidate can be rest assured that he/she understands atleast the basics of professional project management like;
      • Contract types and their implications on projects
      • How critical is stakeholder management
      • Importance of critical path tracking
      • Monitoring and controlling effectively using Earned Value Management (EVM) etc
  3. Is it mandatory that the PMP training must be attended from an authorized training institute?. – The answer is “No”. There are multiple ways of getting the 35 contact hours certificate;
    1. By attending project management training programs conducted by Authorised Training Providers (ATP)
    2. By attending project management training programs conducted by independent consultants or independent training institutes, if the training is instructor led and covers the topics covered in the exam content.
  4. Who will benefit from the Project Management Professional Certification the most? – This certification is very important for all those who aspire for a career in project management like team lead, site engineer, project engineer, project controller, project manager etc.
  5. How many hours of preparation is required to pass the PMP credential exam? – As per PMI, one has to mandatorily complete 35 hours of instructor led training. Apart from this training, if one can spend another 10 to 15 hours of exam practice, it is sufficient to pass the PMP certification.
  6. How is the PMP exam?. Is it essay type or objective type?. PMP exam is objective type. 200 questions to be answered in 240 minutes. That is just more than an average of 1 min per question, which is quite sufficient.

Frequently asked questions about our PMdistilled PMP preparation program?

  1. Does the PMdistilled PMP training cover the latest PMP Exam content? Yes, it covers the PMP exam content 2021, which is the latest.
  2. Where can I find the course outline of the PMdistilled PMP preparation course?. Click here
  3. Do you provide the 35 contact hours training certificate which is mandatory for writing the PMP exam?. Yes we do.
  4. How much is the fees for PMdistilled PMP preparatory program?. The course fee for the Instructor led PMdistilled PMP success program varies from country to country. Please contact us
  5. When to make the payment? – You can make the payment after attending the first class.
  6. How to pay?. Once you confir your participation, we will email you the bank details.
  7. Refund policy – We do not refund the course fees, as the payment is collected only after the completion of module#1 so that the participants get amble time to check whether course suits them or not.
  8. What is the duration of the course?. 10 weeks, with 10 weekly classes of 1 hour each.
  9. Once I register for the course, how long is the registration valid?. 1 year from the date of registration or your PMP certification, which one is earlier.
  10. Is the weekly meeting with the instructor mandatory?. Yes, it is mandatory because it will create some pressure for you to complete the course on time.
  11. What happens during the weekly meetings? – Mainly this is for doubt clarification and for providing an overview of the next week’s topics.
  12. How many participants will be there in the weekly meetings?. Generally it is a one to one meeting. At the max you will have less than 10 participants. We restrict the number of meeting participants to provide better personalized attention and support.
  13. If I need assistance in between how do I get it?. In such cases where you are unable to proceed, you can contact the instructor on whatsapp chat window at site. If required, you schedule a meeting with the instructor as well.
  14. Can you conduct this program onsite?. Yes, provided there are sufficient number of participants. In the past we have conducted several onsite programs in Bangalore, Dubai, Bahrain, Muscat, Qatar, Singapore and Kochi.
  15. What is the timing of the weekly meetings?. The duration is maximum 60 minutes. We will try to complete in 30 minutes. The date and time will be decided by the instructor and participant once you join the course.
  16. In case I am unable to attend a meeting what happens?. – Request for a 121 meeting to the instructor, to b conducted at a mutually convenient and agreed upon time.
  17. What is the pass percentage?. – 98% of our students who appeared for the PMP exam cleared it on the first attempt itself.
  18. Is the new PMP exam easier than the previous one? – I think so. Again it depends on your preparation.
  19. Once I join the PMdistilled PMP preperation couse, what all things will I get?
    • Weekly Instructor led classes
    • PMdistilled PMP Guide – a crisp guide to refer
    • Quizzes
    • Practise tests
    • Instructor support till you pass
  20. Do you recommend any other reference material?. Along with the material we provide, you need to refer to only the the Project Management Body Of Knowledge by PMI, USA.
  21. How to register for the course?. Click here

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