PMP® certification is the global gold standard of project management, and is a project management course based on PMBOK® Guide – Fifth Edition. The PMP certification training course is designed to help you ace the 5 process groups and 10 knowledge areas and clear the PMP certification exam in your first attempt. This training is designed to enable progressive project managers like you to power your organizations so as to meet the ever-evolving needs & requirements of the business.
- Acquire the knowledge and skills you need to pass the PMP certification exam
- Earn the required 35 PDUs to take the PMP certification exam
- Develop a practical knowledge of the 5 process groups and 10 knowledge areas in the PMBOK® Guide—Fifth Edition
- Master the skills to successfully manage, execute, and deliver projects in line with global project management best practices
- Project Managers
- Associate/Assistant Project Managers
- Team Leads/Team Managers
- Project Executives/Project Engineers
- Software Developers
- Any professional aspiring to be a Project Manage
As kind of the course work, you will complete 4 industry based projects covering various project management concepts.
Project-1: Performance Enhancement Project to understand Scope Management
The client has requested for an improvement in the existing system performance. The project has a well-defined scope, with clear deliverables, budgets, and timelines. The domains covered will be IN, PL, EX, M&C, and CL. As the owner of the project, you will have to lead the project by looking into the processes and the flow of activities right from initiating a project to the closing of a project.
Project-2: Project to understand Time and Cost Management
You are working as a Project Manager with the software development company. The company requires details of a particular project for which you will have to categorize the project into different phases and estimate the duration and budgeted cost of the project. The domains covered will be PL and M&C.
Project-3: Project Selection based on Risk assessment
An automobile company wants to upgrade its cars and one of the requirements is to have special electronic auto parts. As the Project Manager, you would like to analyse the need to outsource the product and offer relevant suggestions to the company. The domains covered will be PL, EX, M&C, and CL.
Project-4: Project Selection based on Risk assessment
A software company is developing an application for telecom billing. You are designated the Project Manager for this project. As a part of planning, you will look into the quality- related aspects to ensure that the product meets expectations. The domains covered will be PL, EX, M&C and CL.
Exam & certification
The eligibility requirements for PMP® certification are listed below:
|Education||Project Management Experience||Project Management Education|
|Nongraduates||5 years/7500 hours||35 hours|
|Graduates||3 years/4500 hours||35 hours|
PMI, PMBOK, PMP, PgMP, CAPM, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP have registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
The PMP® certification exam fees for PMI® members and nonmembers are mentioned below:
|PMP® Certification Exam fee with PMI Membership||$405|
|PMP® Certification Exam fee without PMI Membership||$555|
|PMI® Membership fee||$139|
|PMI® Membership renewal fee||$129 per year|
|Re-examination fee for PMI® members||$275|
|Re-examination fee for non-members||$375|
Enroll as a member of PMI®, and save US$150 on the examination fees. But that’s not all. With the PMI® membership, you can access commercially available books on project management and also download a free copy of the PMBOK® Guide – Fifth Edition, which is essential preparatory material for the PMP® Certification Exam. Registered PMI® members also get free access to Practice Exams.
- Increases your salary dramatically
- Expands your market reach
- Provides greater job opportunities
- Brings you challenging projects
- Displays your ability to handle challenging projects
- Showcases your skills to global employers
- Improves project performance
- Enhances your skills
- Recognizes your project management skills worldwide
- Sets you apart
Learn more about the benefits of a PMP® certification.
The PMP® Certification Exam is very challenging. To succeed, you must:
- Dedicate your time and efforts into preparing for the exam
- Complete the e-learning course content before the online classroom training
- Score at least 80% in 3 out of the 5 PMP® full-length practice tests available online at Simplilearn.com
In the past, PMI® had published 61% as the passing score (i.e., 106 correct answers out of a total of 175 questions). But after the PMP® Certification Exam updates since 2005, the passing score for every candidate is different and is based on the difficulty level of questions being attempted by each candidate.
Before you begin, make sure that you meet the certification eligibility requirements and can record the necessary information on the application. Once you start filling out the application form, it cannot be canceled. But you can save the unfinished form and come back and complete or edit information as required. The application will remain open for 90 days during which PMI® will send you an email reminder to complete the application.
Please ensure that the application includes your valid, unique email address as this will be the primary mode of communication from PMI® throughout the certification process. PMI® will send email reminders during the process, but you must schedule and attend the examination within the one-year eligibility period.
No. PMI® encourages you to apply for the exam online using PMI® Online Certification System.
Once you have submitted the form online, PMI® will take up to 5 calendar days to process/approve the form. However, these timelines could vary if your application has been selected for PMI®’s audit process.
- Copies of your diploma/global equivalent completion certificate
- Signatures from your supervisor(s) or manager(s) from the project(s) recorded in the experience verification section of the application
- Copies of certificates and/or letters from the training institute(s) for each course recorded on the application to meet the required contact hours of project management education.
Any verifying manager or supervisor can sign the Experience Verification Form and Experience PDF attachment
No, copies of the certificates must be mailed to PMI® using the postal mail or express courier service. PMI® will not accept audit documents that are sent over fax or email.
You can send your completed audit forms to PMI®'s official address by regular postal mail or express courier service. PMI® does not accept faxed or emailed audits documents. Hence the participants should send all documents in one envelope to expedite the processing time.
Once requested, you have up to 90 days to submit all the necessary documentation.
In the case of a failed audit, the certification fee minus the processing fee will be refunded. The Certification Department will take further action on a case-by-case basis. If you fail the PMP® application audit, PMI® will deduct $100 from your application fee, and you will receive a refund of the remaining fees paid.
You must pay the fee when you submit your application form, which is before the audit.
To claim a refund for the PMP® certification, you must place a request with PMI® at least 30 days before the exam eligibility expiry date. PMI® will retain a processing fee of US$100 if you have not scheduled or taken the examination.
PMI® allows a candidate to attempt the exam up to 3 times in one calendar year. However, focused training programs, you can gain the knowledge and experience to prepare for the exam
It takes around 4-6 weeks to get the certificate after passing the exam.
A certificate provided by Simplilearn acts as a proof to claim the 35 PDUs. The certificate will testify that you have completed 35 contacts hours and hence is eligible to receive the 35 PDUs.
The validity of a PMP® Certification is 3 years.
You need to gain 60 professional development units (PDUs) every three years.
- You need to complete at least 85% of the course or attend one complete batch.
- Complete 1 project and 1 simulation test with a minimum score of 80%.
Read more about top “reasons to do a PMP® Certification” written by our PMP® subject matter subjects.
To ensure your success, we strongly recommend that course participants take the PMP exam within a week of the course completion date—or a maximum of 45 days from the completion of the online training. This way, the course materials will be fresh in your mind.
PMP® Exam Attempts: Maximum 3 Per Year
|Attempt||Time Frame||Result||Money back|
|First||Within 45 days of course completion||Did Not Pass||Refund full course price|
If you do not pass exam at the first attempt, Simplilearn will refund the full course price to you. In order to receive the refund, you must provide Simplilearn with your exam score card. Without the score card, we can not process the refund.
Refund Process: To receive a refund, you must make a request through the Help and Support. You must submit a copy of your score card along with the date you completed your online classroom training. Simplilearn will refund the course price within 30 days of receiving all required documentation. We will process the refund using the same method you used to pay for the course. For example, if you used PayPal to pay for the course, we will refund your PayPal account with the amount, or if you used a Credit Card to pay for the course, we will process the refund to that particular Credit Card account. We would eventually process the refund to the account you initially used to pay for the course.
Terms and Conditions: This money back guarantee applies only to Simplilearn’s PMP® Instructor-led Training. It is not applicable for Simplilearn’s online PMP exam prep courses. The guarantee is valid only for participants who have paid the entire enrollment fee.
The guarantee becomes void, if:
- Participants do not take the PMP® examination within 45 days of the online classroom training completion date.
- Participants do not maintain 100% attendance in at least one batch of the 32 Hours Live Online Classroom Training sessions.
- Participants do not complete the eLearning content. The full 8 hours of online study is required to learn the course materials.
- Participants fail to score at least 80% in any 3 of the 5 available online PMP® Exam practice tests available at Simplilearn.com
- Participants do not follow the instructions of the trainer and do not complete the exercises given in the online classroom training.
- Participants do not submit the required documents to Simplilearn.
All the classes are live. They are interactive sessions that enable you to ask questions and participate in discussions during the class time. We do, however, provide recordings of each session you attend for your future reference.
Scenario-based games are simulations of real-world cases that project managers may encounter in their everyday work. We have designed solutions for these cases, per the PMBOK Guide – Fifth Edition to help you resolve the problems in these cases. Each scenario allows you to choose a path and gauge how you fare in handling the situation as a project manager. For each correct or incorrect choice, an explanation is provided—creating a stimulating and immersive learning environment that helps you improve conceptual understanding and build your project management skills.
No. Exam fees are not included for any of the courses we offer. You must pay the Project Management Institute (PMI)® to take the exam.
The PMP® exam has a total of 200 questions that must be answered within 4 hours. Among the 200 questions will be 25 randomly chosen questions that are considered pre-test questions for future tests and are not scored. Since they are randomly chosen, you should answer all 200 questions.
When you have completed the training course, you will receive a course completion certificate along with a 35 hours PDU certificate. Simplilearn does not administer the PMP® certification, but once you have passed that exam, you will receive the prestigious PMP® certification from the Project Management Institute.
- Access to our eLearning content
- Practice simulation tests
- Tips and tricks videos that help you tackle the toughest exam questions
- Online participant handbook with cross references to the eLearning content
Yes. Our PMP® certification training course is designed to guarantee you’ll pass the PMP® exam at the first attempt. With a hands-on learning approach, the training not only gives you the confidence to pass the exam, but also helps you retain the knowledge beyond the exam
We provide recordings of each session you attend for your future reference.
Contact us using the form on the right of any page on the Simplilearn website, or select the Live Chat link. Our customer service representatives will be able to give you more details.
All our trainers are working professionals and industry experts with at least 10-12 years of relevant teaching experience.
Each of them have gone through a rigorous selection process which includes profile screening, technical evaluation, and training demo before they are certified to train for us.
We also ensure that only those trainers with a high alumni rating continue to train for us.
Our teaching assistants are here to help you get certified in your first attempt.
They are a dedicated team of subject matter experts to help you at every step and enrich your learning experience from class onboarding to project mentoring and job assistance.
They engage with the students proactively to ensure the course path is followed.
Teaching Assistance is available during business hours.
We offer 24/7 support through email, chat, and calls.
We also have a dedicated team that provides on demand assistance through our community forum. What’s more, you will have lifetime access to the community forum, even after completion of your course with us.
One hour of classroom instruction equals one contact hour. If you have completed a university or college course on project management that met for three hours per week for 15 weeks, you would record 45 contact hours. If only a portion of a course dealt with project management, only the hours spent on project management can be applied toward the total.
PDUs are the measuring unit used to quantify approved learning and professional service activities
No. PMI® does not mandate any expiry timeline for Contact Hours earned to qualify for the PMP® Exam, as long as you retain the proof (certificate). There is no deadline or expiry date, though the contact hours must have been acquired before the submission of the application to PMI®. For example, if you earn the Contact Hours in 2013, there's nothing stopping you from taking the exam in 2017.
You are granted a one-year eligibility period in which to pass the examination. During the eligibility period, you may take the examination up to three times. If you fail the examination three times within your one-year eligibility period, you must wait one year from the date of the last examination you took to reapply for the certification. However, after failing a certification examination three times, candidates may opt to apply for any other PMI® certification
Participants are granted 3 chances to pass the PMP® exam in one year, for the second and the third attempt for the examination, the participants have to to pay an additional fee of $275 (for members) or $375 (non-members) as a re-examination fee. The participants will have a waiting period of 1 year before the can re-appear for the exam in case they don't pass in their first 3 attempts.
Yes, you can apply for re-evaluation. You may submit a written request to the PMI® Certification Department for review of their decision. Requests can be sent by postal mail to PMI®, or by e-mail to email@example.com.
Use the experience verification section of the online application to record your experience leading and directing the project. Record projects individually regardless of the number of projects you include.
According to PMIs calculation, the concept of non-overlapping experience implies to – if a professional is working on multiple projects at the same time then the experience will be counted for one project over that stipulated period for which he/she worked on the project. Example, Professional Mr. A has managed 2 projects in 2016, Project I ran from Jan'16 to Aug'16 (8 months) and Project II ran from April'16 to Dec'16 (9 months). In this case, we have an overlap of 5 months (Apr'16 to Aug'16). So, the experience for these 5 months will be counted as 5 months and not as 10 months (5×2=10). So, the non-overlapping experience is 12 months.
A PMP® certification gained a higher salary (20% higher on average) than those without a PMP® certification.