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PMP Application FAQ:PMPFAQ

The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a not-for-profit professional association which aims to advance the practice, science and profession of project management throughout the world in a conscientious and proactive manner. Founded in 1969 by working project managers, PMI has grown to be a global organization with presence of 250 local chapters in over 70 countries. See more facts about PMI at its website.
Project Management Profession (PMP)® is one of the popular certifications PMI offers for project managers and project participants

  • Is PMP the right certification for me?

    Project Management Professional (PMP)® is a valuable credential for personnel who leads and directs cross-functional teams to deliver projects within the constraints of schedule, budget and scope. The knowledge presented in PMP education is useful for project managers and project participants.

    Besides PMP, PMI does offer a family of credentials for practitioners with different levels of experience. These includes the entry level Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® and the expert level Program Management Professional (PgMP)®.

  • Is PMP an IT certification?

    While PMP is a popular certification pursued by IT professional, the project management knowledge presented does not confine itself to IT industry. PMP certification is not linked with any IT vendor nor product. In fact PMP is an industry-neutral credential. PMP holders do come from various industries including finance, manufacturing, marketing, etc.

  • I am a skilled project manager. Why PMP credential is important to me?

    PMP credential is a reorganization of your knowledge, skills and abilities. It is a globally recognized credential and can lead to career opportunities and advancement.

  • Is PMP a recognized credential?

    Yes. PMP is a globally recognized credential and one of the de-facto certifications in the field of project management. In recent years more and more enterprises are considering PMP certification as a basic requirement in their recruitments of project manager.


PMP, CAPM and PgMP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.