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Project Management Certification\Accreditation

(in the context of learning, research and consultancy) for

PM Aspirants and enthusiasts

Presented to IPD-PMCE Group July 10, 2012

"Every project participant from part-time team member to executive sponsor, becomes more effective once he or she understands the basics of project management
by, Eric Verzuh PMP, author and consultant in PM


Putting project management Concepts into Context


PM History

Until 1900 civil engineering projects were generally managed by creative architects, engineers, and master builders themselves It was in the 1950s that organizations started to systematically apply project management tools and techniques to complex engineering projects Two forefathers of project management are Henry Gantt, called the father of planning and control techniques, who is famous for his use of the Gantt chart as a project management tool (alternatively Harmonogram first proposed by Karol Adamiecki); and Henri Fayol for his creation of the five management functions that form the foundation of the body of knowledge associated with project and program management Frederick Winslow Taylor's theories of scientific management work is the forerunner to modern project management The 1950s marked the beginning of the modern project management era where core engineering fields come together to work as one

REF: Wikipedia


From Engineering to Management

Until the 20th Century projects were managed by creative architects, engineers and master builders As a management discipline, project management developed from several fields of application including civil construction, engineering, and heavy defense Only in 1950s Project management became recognized as a distinct discipline arising from the management discipline with engineering model
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Is PM Sexy?
Until the early '90s, project management was definitely located somewhere near the unsexy end of the business spectrum. But now, with the rise of downsizing and outsourcing, it has become one of the hot disciplines. Professional membership of the U.S.-based Project Management Institute has quadrupled in the last decade, and Microsoft claimed recently to have over 2 million users worldwide of its project-management software.
Source: Wikipedia, 2011


The reasons for this growth

o Project management is about managing "projects," that is, unique pieces of work (as opposed to ongoing operations) o Downsizing, outsourcing, and the accelerating pace of change have meant that, increasingly, work is carried out on an ad-hoc, one-off project basis


Why Project Management?

Regardless of your industry or mission, project management is the value driver that helps your organization get the most out of its performance. When tailored or fit to an organizations culture, project management brings value by improving:
The execution of strategy, through repeatable, reliable performance and standardization; The integration within the organization, through elimination of silos and better communication and collaboration; The learning that a Projectise organization undergoes as it explores new products, processes and markets.


Evidence of PM Importance
One-fifth of the worlds GDP, or more than $12 trillion, is spent on project Society of Human Resources (SHRM) identifies PM as having a major strategic impact for 64% of organizations world wide PM Certification helps make sure that youll be ready for the above need There are already more than 460,000 PMI credential (PMP) holders around the world and in every industry The PMI has a global membership of 383,118 as at 30th April 2012
Note: PM-project management


Evidence of PM Importance
The 2012 PMI Pulse of the Profession study found that organizations with more than 35% PMP certified project managers had better project performance And according to a 2007 PricewaterhouseCoopers survey, 80% of highperforming projects use a credentialed project manager
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According to the Standish CHAOS Report (2009)

68% of projects do not meet time/cost/quality targets. Only 32% of projects were completed on time, within budget and delivered measurable business and stakeholder benefits. There are many reasons for such failures. As per a KPMG survey of 252 organizations, technology is not the most critical factor. Usually the reasons are, 1.Inadequate project management implementation constitutes 32% of project failures,2.l ack of communication constitutes 20% and 3.Unfamiliarity with scope and complexity constitutes 17%. Accordingly 69% of project failures are due to lack of and/or improper implementation of project management methodologies



PM Approaches
The traditional approach/Waterfall approach PRINCE2 (PRojects In Controlled Environment) PRiSM( PRojects integrating Sustainable Methods) Critical chain project management Event chain methodology Process-based management(PMI &PRINCE2) Agile project management Lean project management Extreme project management Green project management

There are a number of approaches to managing project activities including lean, iterative, incremental, and phased approaches
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PMI Certifications
PMI offers a comprehensive certification program for project practitioners of all education and skill levels Currently consisting of six credentials through certifying education, experience and competency PMI certifications ensure that you and your projects excel
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PMP Topical Emphasis

- PMP Exam Overview and Assessment Test - Framework - Processes - Integration - Scope - Time - Cost

- Quality - Human Resources - Communication - Risk - Procurement - Professional Responsibility - Final Exam - Appendices

PMI Global Standards

Foundational Standards These standards provide a foundation for project management knowledge and represent the four areas of the profession: project, program, portfolio and the organizational approach to project management. They are the foundation on which practice standards and industry-specific extensions are built

Practice Standards and Frameworks Practice standards are guides to the use of a tool, technique or process identified in the PMBOK Guide or other foundational standards PMI Standards Extensions Standard extensions expand upon the foundational standards to provide more information on specific project types or industry information



Project Management Institute (PMI)

In 1969, the Project Management Institute (PMI) was formed in the USA The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a not-forprofit professional organization for the project management profession with the purpose of advancing project management. The Project Management Institute (PMI) offers a range of services to the Project Management profession such as the development of standards, research, education, publication, networking-opportunities in local chapters, hosting conferences and training seminars, and maintaining multiple credentials in project management
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PMI Standards
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) -- Fourth Edition (2008). Recognised by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard (ANSI/PMI 99-001-2008). The Standard for Program ManagementSecond Edition (2008). Recognised by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard (ANSI/PMI 08-002-2008). The Standard for Portfolio ManagementSecond Edition (2008). Recognised by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard (ANSI/PMI 08-003-2008). Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3) -- Second Edition (2008). Recognised by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard (ANSI/PMI 08-004-2008). Construction Extension to the PMBOK GuideSecond Edition (2007) Government Extension to the PMBOK GuideThird Edition Practice Standard for Earned Value Management (2005) Practice Standard for Project Configuration Management (2007) Practice Standard for Work Breakdown StructuresSecond Edition (2006) Practice Standard for Project Risk Management (2009) Practice Standard for Scheduling (2007) Project Manager Competency Development FrameworkSecond Edition (2007)
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A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) Fifth Edition
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) Fifth Edition reflects the collaboration and knowledge of working project managers and provides the fundamentals of project management as they apply to a wide range of projects. This internationally recognized standard gives project managers the essential tools to practice project management and deliver organizational results. A 10th Knowledge Area has been added; Project Stakeholder Management expands upon the importance of appropriately engaging project stakeholders in key decisions and activities. Project data information and information flow have been redefined to bring greater consistency and be more aligned with the Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom (DIKW) model used in the field of Knowledge Management. Four new planning processes have been added: Plan Scope Management, Plan Schedule Management, Plan Cost Management and Plan Stakeholder Management: These were created to reinforce the concept that each of the subsidiary plans are integrated through the overall project management plan



Updates to the PMBOK Guide

Fifth Edition
The major updates to the PMBOK GuideFifth Edition include the following:
The content from Section 3 The Standard for Project Management of a Project has been moved to Annex A1. The new Section 3 addresses project management processes and Process Groups as in previous editions. A new Knowledge Area has been created called Project Stakeholder Management that increases the focus on identifying and engaging stakeholders. This increases the number of Knowledge Areas from nine to ten. Four planning processes have been added to reinforce the concept that each major Knowledge Area has a planning process focusing on how that area will be planned and executed
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PMI certifications
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Project Management Professional (PMP) Program Management Professional (PgMP) PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)SM PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)
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PMI Credentials in General

The Project Management Professional (PMP) credential scheme is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) against the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17024 PMP credential is also registered against the ISO 9001:2000 standard for quality management systems The 17024 standard includes vigorous requirements for examination development and maintenance and for the quality management systems for continuing quality assurance
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Benefits to PMP credential holders

It elevates the status of PMP credential holders within organizations and the global project management community It allows organizations that employ PMP credential holders to reference the PMPs accreditation under ISO 17024 as a qualifier for the competence and capability of their employees It assures those professionals considering the PMP that the credential is recognized by the global business community
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What to do to maintain credential?

o As a credential holder, you participate in the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program. Under the CCR program, you are required to participate in professional development activities that afford you professional development units (PDUs). o You must earn and report a minimum of 30 PDUs during your three-year certification/CCR cycle to maintain an active certification status. o The PDUs must be in the specialized area of project scheduling to apply. If you take a general project management class, only the sections that pertain to project scheduling can be applied towards the maintenance of the PMI-SP credential. o Remember, if you hold the PMP or PgMP credential(s), you may apply the 30 PDUs used for project scheduling toward the maintenance of the other two credentials. o .Once you earn and report the required amount of PDUs, you need to complete an Application for Certification Renewal, reaffirm the PMI Code of Ethics 8/10/2013 and Professional Conduct and the Certification


General Questions about Credentials

Questions? Do I have to be a CAPM, PMP, or a PMI Member to apply for other PMI credentials? How do I earn a PMI credential? What are the eligibility requirements? How do I complete the application? What supporting documentation should I send with my application? Will newer PMI credentials dilute the PMP or other established PMI credentials? Once I pass the exam or evaluations, what next? What are the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) for PMI credentials? How can I maintain several credentials at once? Does this new fee override the existing policy which penalizes me if I cancel my exam within two days of the appointment?



Member Benefits
myPMI Dashboard Feature Personal info and photo Knowledge Certification Status My Digital Library and Online Tools Links to PMI Events Personal Events Calendar Membership Registered on yes yes yes yes yes PMI Member yes yes yes yes yes yes yes



Why Choose a PMI Certification?

PMI credentials:
Are flexible Keep you up-to-date Encourage professional growth Help you get ahead Are renowned throughout the world

Learn more by downloading What Sets PMI Certifications Apart brochure



Benefits of Membership
Join or Renew Today As a PMI member, you get a host of benefits designed to support your career growth and your success. Exclusive, members-only resources and information on New! PDU Advantage Program If youre a Project Management Professional (PMP) credential holder, you can earn PDUs to maintain your credential quickly, easily and at no extra cost Digital edition of PMI global standards that you can download to your computer, including A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) Knowledge sharing and networking opportunities through PMI chapters and communities of practice Access to career coaching, a feature of our job-searching site, Career Headquarters Online access to business and project management books and articles in eReads & Reference Articles on the Knowledge Shelf, written by your peers and reviewed by a panel of practitioners, to help you practice project management more effectively Leadership and volunteer opportunities to increase your experience and your expertise Project management tools and templates that you can customize to collect and manage your project information Access to a library of webinars addressing project management trends, best practices, how-toguides, and much more Group insurance programs and a PMI-branded credit card with an attractive rewards program. Access to PMI's PathPro, which you can use to assess your skills and prepare to move ahead



Benefits of Membership

Save on training opportunities to increase your project knowledge and earn PDUs: Face-to-face PMI SeminarsWorld courses develop your skills in an interactive group setting Online instructor-led eSeminarsWorld courses learn from the convenience of your home or office e-Learning On Demand courses and PMI Publication Quizzes enjoy a full year to complete training on your schedule Discounts on PMI credential exams and renewals, and more: Attendance at PMI global congresses and the PMI Research and Education Conference among the most important events for project practitioners and researchers worldwide Project management books, products and training tools available in the Marketplace Quality publications to keep you informed: PM Network , a popular monthly publication that covers the project management profession, thought leaders, news and trends PMI Today , a monthly newsletter focused on Institute news, events, community activities and a column from the PMI Board of Directors Project Management Journal , a peer-reviewed research journal that advances the understanding of project, program and portfolio management e-Newsletters with timely updates:
Community Post, a semi-monthly e-newsletter focused on project management knowledge and PMI news Manage India, an electronic publication on the practice of project management for members in India Regional e-links, regional e-newsletters covering PMI activities and news in Asia Pacific, Korea, Latin America, Brazil and EMEA (Europe-Middle East-Africa), for members in those locations

Ethics matter in project management. Find out more and see our Code of Ethics for members, credential holders and volunteers



IPMA: International Project Management Association

The International Project Management Association (IPMA) was founded in Europe in 1967 IPMA is a World-leading not-for-profit project management association Thought leader in project, programme, and portfolio performance competence A federation of not-for-profit Member Associations, serving local needs, while collaborating, certifying and awarding excellence globally Represents over 120.000 members in 55 Member Associations across the continents of the World
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IPMA Background
IPMA is the Worlds first project management association, founded in 1965 A federation of National PM associations Most people don't know that IPMAs earlier name was INTERNET, sharing the name with those who followed its lead 20 years later As a federation of national not-for-profit organizations, its decentralized structure differs from other, monolithic top-down organizations



IPMA Initiatives
IPMA actively promotes competence in project management to businesses & organisations and government agencies around the World. They: Certify project managers in a wide range of specific roles Improve and increase the behavioural and contextual competences of all project and programme stakeholders, and key prerequisite to success Recognise and Award excellent and successful project teams and research projects Assess and certify the PM maturity of entire organizations Support basic and advanced PM education and learning Acknowledge and further develop the performance competence of emerging young professionals, and Offer distinctive and useful project management publications
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IPMA Growing, Moving Forward

IPMA has spread from Europe to Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Australia, and North and South America. The demand for its programs and the number of its Member Associations is steadily growing. Through IPMA, Project and Programme Managers from all cultures and all parts of the world can network, share ideas, and move our practice and our stakeholders forward through effective collaboration and cooperation
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Alliances & Agreements

IPMA forms alliances with organizations with which it shares interests in order to provide the best possible resources for our members Offers networking opportunities for practitioners. These alliances support the expansion of IPMA and develop new markets



Alliances & Agreements-cont.

Bond University Email: Web: International Association For Contract & Commercial Management Email: Web: International Cost Engineering Council Email: Web: International Centre for Complex Project Management Email: Web:
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IPMA Certification
IPMA has a four level certification program In 2011 there were more than 150,000 IPMA certificants worldwide, with over 53, 000 of them Advanced, Competence-based, professionally-assessed certifications in IPMA's 4-L-C(Four-Level Certification system)



IPMA-First 3 levels
These include
IPMA Level A (Certified Projects Director), IPMA Level B (Certified Senior Project Manager) and IPMA Level C (Certified Project Manager).
These certificates are noteworthy, as the demand from executives, strategic leaders, managers and stakeholders for individuals with demonstrated Project, Programme and Portfolio Management competence spreads globally.
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IPMA-4th level
The remaining 65% of our certified individuals are IPMA Level D (Certified Project Management Associate).
This designation is similar to the exam-oriented, knowledge-based certifications of other major Project Management associations. In the IPMA approach, this certification is the best first step towards a professional project or programme manager role demonstrating the individuals ability to understand the basics of project management
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Full, role-based suite of certifications in the IPMA's 4-L Understanding Competence Certify Individuals Certify Consultants Certify Organisations Certification Success Stories

Does your organisation demonstrate the PM

Competence Difference? Do you?



is a leading Examination Institute which accredits training and consulting organizations, and manages certification schemes for professionals accredited to the highest international standards by UKAS for work with PRINCE2, MSP, ITIL ,and M_o_R. APMG-UK is the UK arm of APMG-International. The Association for Project Management (often referred to as APM) is a registered charity in the United Kingdom
APMG KL is the Malaysian arm of APMG-International
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APM Membership
APM offers membership for individuals, organisations, universities, colleges and other academic institutions. APM currently has over 19 000 individual members and 500 corporate members. There are four grades of membership for individual members - student, associate, full member and fellow
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APM qualifications
APM provides several qualifications: APM Introductory Certificate (SCQF level 6), for a fundamental awareness of project management terminology[3] APMP (SCQF level 7, International Project Management Association (IPMA) Level D), for people with some project management experience. Practitioner Qualification (IPMA Level C), a practical assessment of project management skills Certificated Project Manager (IPMA Level B), for project managers with extensive experience in managing complex, multi-disciplinary projects APM Project Risk Management Certificates, level 41 8/10/2013

PRINCE2 Foundation Examination Is to enable a candidate to demonstrate an understanding of the PRINCE2 principles, processes, themes, techniques and roles The exam consists of 75 questions in total which cover all 15 areas of the PRINCE2 Foundation syllabus PRINCE2 Practitioner Examination Is to enable a candidate to demonstrate an understanding of PRINCE2 and an ability to apply the

method in an appropriate way in a given set of circumstances described in a scenario The Question Booklet will contain nine questions, each covering a different syllabus area which will be clearly identified at the beginning of each question Uses objective test questions which require a candidate to choose a response to a question from a set of choices, only one of which is correct
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PRINCE2 Course content

The PRINCE2 covers,

the 7 PRINCE2 principles, 7 PRINCE2 themes and 7 PRINCE2 progresses



PRINCE2 Overview
PRINCE2 is universally accepted as a best practice project management method The PRINCE2 method can be used for projects of any size or complexity Provides guidance through clearly defined principles, themes and processes Complies fully with the APMG PRINCE2 syllabus
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PRINCE2 is widely recognized as a world-class project management methodology Many customers in the UK and across the globe require that PRINCE2 methods are used in the management of their projects From an individual perspective, many employers search out candidates that have obtained the PRINCE2 qualification . So, it can prove to be an important addition and differentiator on ones CV and will give the confidence to move forwards with the management of projects!
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Delivery methods- by PmiQ

PRINCE2 e-learning courses can be completed at learners own pace, where and when one wishes PRINCE2 classroom training events are intensive courses that allow one to sit the exam(s) as part of the course PRINCE2 corporate courses can be tailored to meet ones organisation needs Host regular examination events where one can sit ones PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner exams
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Formed on 10 September 2010, Project Management for Non Governmental Organizations (PM4NGOs) This is a new international PM professional NGO, founded at InterAction in Washington, DC, USA. PM4NGOs began as an initiative to promote the use of professional project management methods in the development sector. The real effort began in 1977
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Over the past three years

PM4NGOs has designed a curriculum, tested it in over 30 countries with over 200 field-based project managers from fifteen different organizations. Most recently a curriculum has been translated into an independently accredited certification scheme with the help of the APMGroup in the United Kingdom. This is as a result of the contribution of a consortium of NGOs focused on sharing learning resources and experiences to improve the capacity of NGOs operating in the developing world



The Project Management in Development Professional (PMD Pro) certification

was launched in early in 2010 creating the need for an independent accrediting body was necessary to maintain the integrity of the standard and its independence from any single organization the founding Board members represent international humanitarian relief and development organizations
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Why PM4NGOs?

-Mike Culligan, a founder member

Current PM standards(e.g. PMI, IPMA.) are not easy to apply in NGOs They simply do not connect with the way development workers are running their projects(NGOs) The founders wanted to promote proven best practices for the NGOs Produced The Guide to the PMD Pro The Guide(like PMBoK) can be promoted by independent training & consulting firms
Ref: The fast forward MBA, by ERIC VERZUH



Specialties of PM4NGO
Serving its unique audience Make certain that access to its certification is broad and price affordable Early results(early 2011) from the field are positive
Training more than 1000 field workers in 16 African countries Dozens of development organisations in Latin America educating development professionals using the Guide to thae

(Refer to: The PMI Consultant Registry)

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PM promotion-major global players

1.IPMA 2.PMI 3.PMA 4.ESI 4.PCUBED 5.TenStep 6.PM4NGOs 7.APMG 8.Project Auditors LLC 9.International Institute of Learning 10.pmsolutions 11.APMA 12.AACC 13.SK Khor at Asia ICTPM(KL)

And Many others

(Refer to The PMI Consultant Registry )

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Project Management Consulting

Consulting firms can help your organization to: Objectively assess current processes against industry-recognized best practices. Identify gaps in project management practices. Focus on improvement opportunities to drive business performance results.
The PMI Consultant Registry helps cut through the clutter and search for project, program and portfolio management consulting firms that fit ones expertise and selection criteria



Project Management Research

Project Management Research is proposed as a distinct sub-discipline within the profession Disruptive innovations can be preceded by decades of research, experimentation and development phases prior to implementation In the coming years, the results of todays research will determine the kinds of occupations that will drive the economy belonging to the first, truly post-industrial generation It will be imperative for project management professionals to work with researchers, scientists, developers, manufacturers, ethicists and ethnographers to facilitate a transition toward an even more knowledge worker-based economy than we are familiar with now
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Why PM Research is Different

Research, by its definition, is different. If the outcome were predictable, there would be no need to conduct an experiment! The scientific method, as it is taught in classrooms, demands that observations be made IN project management there is not necessarily a predictable start. There is no predictable end The outcome let alone the output is dubious. Research creates or builds on either new knowledge or through disruptive innovation. Project Management Research seeks to facilitate these endeavours while mitigating unjustifiable risk It is posited here that Project Management Research is a distinct sub-discipline within the profession
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PMI Malaysia Chapter (PMIMY)

The Project Management Institute, Malaysia Chapter (PMIMY) is a Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) PMIMY was founded in 1994 to advocate and advance project management excellence and discipline in Malaysia Vision -To be the Leading Advocate of Project Management Practice, Science and Profession in Malaysia
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PM Exam Consultancy - e.g. Malaysia

For Training & Consulting, 5-day PMP Boot-Camp Passing Guaranteed or 100% money back. 5 Days of intense classroom training Highly experienced & certified trainers Extensive exercises and practice questions PMBOK Guide Fourth Edition hardcopy included 3 months of online learning. Live weekly webinars stay connected with the trainers even after the classroom sessions World renowned e-learning content for self-paced follow up study Simulation tests get the feel of the actual exam, including free trial exams 1000+ questions for extensive practice Detailed analysis after the test
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PM Exam Consultancy - e.g. Malaysia-cont.

40 contact-hour course & completion certificate Assistance with PMI PMP Exam application process 24*8 support team to assist you with your queries via chat, email and phone Exclusive access to online community of past and current participants For knowledge sharing, Exam tips Local study groups Continued Education: (Earn PDUs once you get PMP Exam Certified) We will take care of your PDU requirements for maintaining your PMP Exam certification by providing you: Free access to ITIL 2011 Foundation E-learning Earn 30 PDUs Free access to Six Sigma Green Belt E-learning Earn 30 PDUs PRINCE2 foundation and Practitioner learning



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