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Has anybody gotten a Project Management Professional Certification? What do you think about the courses/exam? I am thinking of doing an online course program which is much cheaper than the brick and mortar classes offered at the local university. All classes and material are certified by the PMI so they should be the same right?

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I got my PMP certification last year. I did not take any prep. course. The best book you can use (from my point of view) is PMP Exam Prep, Seventh Edition: Rita's Course in a Book for Passing the PMP Exam by Rita Mulcahy. It is less harder than taking a FE or PE exam. The mistake people do is to study using few books. Just decide on which book to use, and go through it in depth.

Good Luck.

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I'm not sure what I think about the PMP yet. My wife is taking the exam next month and it seems like it's a "memorize our terms and procedures for what you'd do anyway" kind of thing. I haven't decided if I'm going to do it as well, but it seems as if everybody who has taken it says to use the book listed above.

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I have the associates certificate and working towards the masters certificate as part of my career development path at work. I am not sure "registration" as a PMP is very useful - I am interested in hearing about industries that actually seek out this certification as part of the criteria for a position.

JR

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I am going to plan to take this test sometime at the end of this year. I already have the required number of class hours for the test. I heard it's nowhere close to the PE test but requires lot of memorizing which is totally Un-American.

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I have the associates certificate and working towards the masters certificate as part of my career development path at work. I am not sure "registration" as a PMP is very useful - I am interested in hearing about industries that actually seek out this certification as part of the criteria for a position.

JR

From what I've seen, PMP certifications are sought for Federal work. Honestly, I just want to get it so I can be an Engineering pimp.

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I am going to plan to take this test sometime at the end of this year. I already have the required number of class hours for the test. I heard it's nowhere close to the PE test but requires lot of memorizing which is totally Un-American.

I have known A LOT of people in my company that have passed this test. Different set of skills that requires you to understand a process and the application of that process rather than the more calculation-design orientation of an engineering exam. I haven't seen too many people sweat it. :)

From what I've seen, PMP certifications are sought for Federal work. Honestly, I just want to get it so I can be an Engineering pimp.

I had suspected that it had become some ad-hoc standard based on how it was being pushed. Sounds like you have some pretty sound reasoning behind your desire to obtain the certification! :)

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I am going to plan to take this test sometime at the end of this year. I already have the required number of class hours for the test. I heard it's nowhere close to the PE test but requires lot of memorizing which is totally Un-American.

The PMP is a twinkie certification. You cannot compare the PMP with the PE. In my opinion the PE is 50 times greater than the PMP.

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In my opinion the PE is 50 times greater than the PMP.

So what would be the multiplier if you both?

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I have two friends at work who have PMP certification and tell me PMP test is much easier compared to PE test. I am getting started to prepare for PMP test. Is there anybody who is preparing and planning to take the test soon? Please share!

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From the people at my company whom are PE's and PMP's, they say the PMP is pretty easy if you have project management experience.

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Apparently the PMP certification is becoming more prevalent in the engineering field.

This topic just came up last week in an interview I did on my podcast. The second half of the interview discusses how the PMP exam is becoming more of a requirement than it has been in the past.

http://acethepe.com/who-is-better-on-the-pe-exam-the-generalist-or-the-specialist/

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Why waste your time on the PMP if you have th PE. The PMP is beneath the PE.

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Why waste your time on the PMP if you have th PE. The PMP is beneath the PE.

I would rather "waste my time" getting a PMP than worrying about the cutscore on the PE exam...

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Why waste your time on the PMP if you have th PE. The PMP is beneath the PE.

I would rather "waste my time" getting a PMP than worrying about the cutscore on the PE exam...

Agreed. I am preparing for the exam and working in the Construction field it is very practical.

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I agree with rrui00 you do not need a review course, I took the PMP test last year because my application for the PE exam didn't get approved and I passed easily. All I did was read


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. It is nothing like the PE test, I probably studied for like 10-15 hours. I would never just put PMP after my name, but sometimes P.E., PMP looks cool.

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I have the PMP it takes about 6 hrs to revise compared with 300 for PE. It is respected about 300/6 (50) times less than the PE.

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A guy at our office just got one and to be honest none of our customers really cared or even knew what it was. I'm not saying it doesn't have its advantages but we are a smaller company and work with the same customers all the time so they know what kind of service they get from us so suddenly saying we have a PMP meant nothing to them. If you are always meeting new customers it may make a difference but thats just my limited experience with it.

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I just passed my PE after the second attempt. I also have a PMP and LEED AP. The PE and EIT both are way harder; there is no comparison. I studied over 240 hours for the PE and probably less than 40 for the PMP. The PMP and LEED AP has gained some positive attention, but very little. I was stongly "encouraged" to obtain my PE within 6 months of starting my last job.

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