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PMP Certification All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Cynthia Snyder

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Chapter 1: The PMP Exam

Chapter Objectives

arrow.png The PMP exam blueprint

arrow.png The exam domains

arrow.png The application process

arrow.png Taking the exam

So you decided to take the Project Management Professional Certification Exam. That’s a big step in moving forward in your profession.

The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI), which has more than 400,000 members worldwide. Its credentialing program is designed to ensure competence and professionalism in the field of project management. PMI offers several credentials, and the PMP certification is the most well known by far. In fact, the PMP is the most widely recognized project management certification in the world, and there are more than 500,000 certified PMPs around the globe.

Adding this certification to your resume is important in the growing and competitive field of project management. A PMP certification gives employers confidence that existing employees have the level of knowledge to do their jobs well. It also gives employers a yardstick with which to measure new hires. And your project ...

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