The Product Management Professional certification (in short: PMP certification) is a credential issued by the Project Management Institute (“PMI”). According to PMI, this certification is intended for professionals who:
- perform the duties of a project manager (under general supervision) and are “responsible for all aspects of the project for the life of the project”
- “lead and direct cross-functional teams to deliver projects within the constraints of schedule, budget, and scope”
- “appropriately apply a methodology to projects that have reasonably well-defined requirements and deliverables”
Requirements for PMP Certification Candidates
You can achieve many certifications by participating in the training courses and then taking the exam. However, in order to be eligible to become a certified Project Management Professional you have to meet certain requirements first. These requirements concern your educational background, as well as your experience in project management and your project management education.
- Project Management Education
You need to have 35 hours of formal education in the area of project management. You can meet this requirement by participating in the TechSherpas PMP training.
- Prior (Academic) Education
The minimum is a high school diploma, associate’s degree or its international equivalent (secondary degree). If you already have obtained a four-year college degree (Bachelor or equivalent), it reduces the minimum requirements of professional project manage experiences (see next).
- Project Management Experience
With a secondary degree, the required minimum of experience as a project manager is 60 months, with at least 7,500 hours as a leading project manager.
With an additional four-year degree, the minimum amount of prior experience is 36 months with 4,500 hours in a leading project management role.
PMP Certification with TechSherpas
You have several options to get your PMP Certifications with TechSherpas:
- Project Management Professional On-Demand
If you prefer learning at your own pace, our on-demand learning solution (ODL) should be the right option for you. (This also means you can save the expense for a live instructor.) Like our live training, this meets the PMP requirements regarding the 35 hours of formal education.
- Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Preparation
If you prefer live instruction in either a classroom or virtual environment, have a look at our 5-day Project Management Professional Certification Preparation.
We offer our courses locally, in the classroom environment of our training facilities (see the “ICL”/“In-Classroom Learning” marker). Your can choose among various locations and dates throughout the year.
Our Virtual Live Training (“VLT”) provides you with the required 35 hours of formal education. The training is live, but you can participate from the comfort of your own computer at home or the office.