PMP is the golden brand of the management position. The PMP exam is very important in many foreign companies and domestic large and medium-sized enterprises. Many companies require senior project managers to pass the PMP test. PMP certification has even become a mandatory qualification for project managers in some large enterprises in China. Some companies, when recruiting for some positions related to project management, will make it clear that a PMP certificate is preferred.
Is it difficult to get the PMP certificate?
Many people have the same questions: is the PMP exam hard?
The PMP test is not difficult, and now the domestic PMP training has been very mature. The PMP pass rate is generally about 95%.
The official textbook is only one textbook called the PMBOK, which is currently the sixth edition of the PMBOK textbook, with a total of 770 pages. The rest are auxiliary materials.
We can first understand the content of the PMP test, and then judge the difficulty of the PMP test.
Most of the PMP content comes from the five process groups and ten knowledge areas in the textbook PMBOK guide.
Five Process Groups of the PMBOK:
Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing
Initiating the Project: A group of processes that be authorized to define a new project or a new phase of an existing project and formally start a set of processes for that project or phase.
Planning the Project: A group of processes that define the scope of a project, optimize goals and develop an action plan to achieve those goals.
Executing the Project: A group of processes that complete the work identified in the project management plan to achieve project objectives.
Monitoring and Controlling the Project: A group of processes that tracks, reviews, and adjusts project progress and performance, identifies necessary scheduled changes, and initiates the corresponding changes.
Closing the Project: A group of processes that implement to complete all activities of all process groups and formally close a project or phase.
Ten Knowledge Areas of the PMBOK:
Integration Management, Scope Management, Time Management, Cost Management, Quality Management, Human Resource Management, Communication Management, Risk Management, Procurement Management, Stakeholder Management
1. Project Integration Management: Project Integration Management is to correctly coordinate all the components of the project and the integration of the various processes, is a comprehensive process. Its core is in a number of conflicting goals and programs to make trade-offs, in order to meet the requirements of the project stakeholders.
2. Project Scope Management: TheProject Scope Management is to ensure that the project not only completes all the stipulated work, but also only completes the stipulated work, and finally achieves the purpose of the project successfully. The basic content is to define and control the items included or not included.
3. Project Time Management: Its role is to ensure the completion of the project within the specified time.
4. Project Cost Management: Project Cost Management is to ensure that the project is completed within the approved budget necessary for all the processes.
5. Project Quality Management: Project Quality Management is to ensure that the project can meet the original set of various requirements.
6. Project Human Resource Management: TheProject Human Resource Management is to ensure the most effective use of the individual abilities of participants.
7. Project Communication Management: Project Communication Management is to establish the connection between people, ideas, and information. Contact is essential for success. Everyone must be prepared to take part in the project with program language to communicate and understand that how they are involved in communication personally will affect the project as a whole. Project Communication Management is to ensure the accurate extraction, collection, dissemination, storage, and final disposal of project information in time.
8. Project Risk Management: Project Risk Management requires the process of identifying and analyzing the uncertain factors and taking countermeasures against these factors. Project Risk Management should maximize the positive consequences of favorable events and minimize the consequences of unfavorable events.
9. Project Procurement Management: Project Procurement Management means that carrying out the process is to obtain goods or services from the outside project organization.
10. ProjectStakeholder Management: Its purpose is to keep a good relationship with project stakeholders and make them satisfied.