PMP Certification | PMP Exam Information For 2021

PMP Certification Course / Training

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PMP certification began in 1987. Since then, it has become the most sought after standard for companies and professionals working in project management. The PMP certification can turbocharge your career and accelerate professional growth.

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The PMP course is targeted to prepare students for the latest PMP exam outline 2021. Based on the Guide to PMBOK® Guide 6th edition, our PMP certification training meets PMP requirements. Train with expert PMP instructors with decades of experience to pass the exam on your first try. Project Management Training Institute (PMTI)’s PMP training course guarantees it!

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PMP Certification Course/Training Overview

The PMP course is based on modern project management approaches including agile, hybrid and traditional practices. These emerging skills are in demand in innovative companies and are expected of a Project Management Professional. The PMP training combines skills and knowledge required in People, Process, and Business Environment domains. These skills ensure you succeed in executing projects across a wide-spectrum of industries.

PMP Certification Course/Training Key Features

100% true money-back guarantee**
35 contact hours and PDUs
1800+ questions
PMTI PMP Exam Prep Blue Book (study guide)
Personalized PMP application help and review
3 more years of PMP certification (53 extra PDUs)
Official ATP digital and hard copy materials from PMI
4 full-length simulation tests (180 questions each)
100+ project management templates

**Our money-back guarantee doesn't hide behind small print. Our guarantee is simple. Take the maximum number of PMP exam attempts allowed per year within 90 days. If you do not pass, we return your money.

Skills You Will Learn With PMP Certification Exam

The PMP certification exam tests on all practical project management skills including predictive, agile, and hybrid. The PMP training course is designed to help project managers in all industries to prove their project leadership experience.

Agile framework, roles, events, and artifacts
Work breakdown structure
Gantt charts
Stakeholder engagement
Conflict management
Risk analysis and response
Quality assurance
Managing changes
Managing contracts
Project closure

Benefits of PMP Certification

Why should you get the PMP certification? Obviously, individuals derive pmp certification benefits by obtaining the PMP credential. However, companies add great value when their employees get pmp certified.

There are over 1 million (1,000,000) Project Management Professional (PMP) certification holders in the world. That is less than 5% of an estimated 35 million project managers community.

According to PMI (2017) Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017-2027, there will be 22 million new project management jobs available by 2027.

Companies in the United States and around the world value PMP certification tremendously. As a PMP-certified individual, you will be attractive to the thousands of companies that require or desire these skills. PMP benefits include higher salaries. Here are some numbers about salaries and companies that are hiring actively.

According to, project manager positions command an average salary of $86,901 per year. The maximum compensation could go up to $134,000 per year in the United States.

"project manager" Salary Results in United States

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SOURCE:, the popular job site also provides similar statistics with the project manager’s combined annual salary adding up to $91,824.

How much does a Project manager make in the United States?

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One of the PMP certificate benefits is being hired by the world’s best companies. Companies that are actively hiring for this position are:
Cisco Systems, Deloitte, IBM, Cognizant Technology Solutions, AT&T, SAP, Google, Microsoft, and others.


As project managers gain experience, they move into project director and higher positions. According to, project director positions are offered at an average salary of $86,901 per year. Their compensation can go up to $134,000 per year in the United States.

Even entry-level positions such as project analyst pay very well. The average salary of project analyst is $65,654 per year. Their peak take-home compensation is $93,000!

In 2017, Project Management Institute (PMI) published “Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey, 10th Edition (2017)”. According to this survey, PMP certification holders earned $115,000 on average. Those without PMP certification earned $92,000. As you can see, PMP credential holders had a 25% upgrade in compensation. Additionally, maintaining the PMP certification shows increasingly sustained benefits. Those with PMP certification 5-10 years earned $120,000 and those over 10 years earned $130,000.

The CIO magazine ranks PMP certification among the top 15 paying certifications.

The PMP certification is a highly desirable job requirement for experienced project managers. This is true whether you work in defense, information technology, health, transportation, or other industries. The PMP certification is best suited for

  1. project managers,
  2. directors,
  3. vice presidents,
  4. executives,
  5. customers,
  6. IT professionals,
  7. defense professionals,
  8. planners,
  9. coordinators,
  10. project leaders,
  11. functional managers,
  12. IT managers,
  13. anyone who is experienced or interested in a project manager role etc.

It is a common misconception that you should carry a job title of “Project Manager” to satisfy PMP eligibility. Project Management Institute (PMI) does not require it. You can have any job title and meet PMP certification eligibility if you led or directed projects. In an agile or hybrid project you must have served as a servant leader. This means you must have managed one or more of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing of the project.

When you sign up for the PMP training, you will receive a PMP application preparation toolkit. The toolkit will help you develop an accurate experience timeline and document your project management experience in clear terms.

PMP Certification Prerequisites

Who should do the PMP certification? To qualify for the PMP certification you should meet one of the following PMP certification requirements:

  1. You should have an academic education of four-year degree combined with 36 months (3 years) of non-overlapping project management experience. This implies you were leading and directing projects. You should also have 35 contact hours of project management professional education.
  2. If you do not have a four-year degree, you can still satisfy the PMP certificate requirement. You should have secondary education such as high school diploma, associates, degree or equivalent combined with 60 months (5 years) of non-overlapping project management experience. You should also satisfy 35 contact hours of project management professional education.

PRO TIP 1: PMTI’s PMP certification boot camp training course qualifies for the 35 qualifying hours training.
PRO TIP 2: PMTI provides FREE verification of your credentials to determine if you qualify for the PMP exam. Send an email with your resume to [email protected] before you sign up for the PMP training.
PRO TIP 3: PMTI’s PMP course includes a PMP application prep tool and review by our experts.
Starting January 2021, PMI no longer checks for PMP hours requirement.

PMP Exam & Certification

The PMP certification process can be laborious. The PMP certification exam has a reputation for being one of the toughest exams on the planet. The PMP course has a clear and proven roadmap to pass the PMP exam on your first try.

  • Complete PMP certificate exam pre-class e-learning refresher course
  • Use PMP application preparation tool to meet PMI requirements
  • Take the diagnostic test to establish your PMP readiness
  • Complete the PMP certification training boot camp (online or in-person near you)
  • Practice and score at least 80% on four full-length simulation tests
  • Schedule your PMP test at any of the PearsonVUE PMP testing centers (PMI has PMP exam locations around the globe)
  • Follow PMP exam strategy to pass the PMP exam and celebrate!

Project Management Institute (PMI) will send the PMP certificate within 2 weeks of successful completion of the PMP exam. Do not forget to check PMP certification portal at to ensure your profile is updated to show you passed the PMP exam.

PMP Certification Fees

The PMP license is not cheap. You will need to budget approximately $600 towards PMP fees.
The PMP exam fees for members and non-members of PMI are:

Fee Type PMI Members Non-Members
PMI new membership fee $139 N/A
PMI membership renewal fee $129 N/A
PMP certification exam fee $405 $555
PMP reexamination fee $275 $375

Steps to get PMP certification

pmp application process flow chart
signup for pmp


Sign up for PMP training
attend pmp class


Complete PMP certification exam application
take pmp test


Take the PMP certification test

Maintaining the PMP certification

Your PMP certification is valid for three years. As soon as you pass the PMP exam, you will receive an electronic Acclaim badge that you can display on your electronic signature and social media.

The PMP certification is valid for three years. You will need to obtain 60 Professional Development Units (PDUs) within the three years to extend the certification for another three years.

PRO TIP 4: When you sign up for the PMP training, you will get access to FREE PDU courses that will help you maintain your PMP certification for another three years.

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