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Project Management Professional (PMP)

This definition is part of our Essential Guide: IT project evaluation and portfolio management guide for CIOs

Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification is a qualification program overseen by the Project Management Institute (PMI). In the computer and information technology (IT) industries, the term project management refers to a methodical approach to software development through defined stages called initiation, planning, executing, controlling and closing.

The process for becoming a certified Project Management Professional involves a review of prior education and work experience followed by a written examination. Holders of the certification may use the designation "PMP" after their names in professional correspondence and publication. Each holder of the certification must adhere to a formal code of professional conduct and accumulate a certain minimum amount of relevant experience over a period of three years starting January 1 after successfully completing the examination process.

Project Management Professional is the second of three formal credentials administered by the PMI. The first or basic level is Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®), which qualifies the holder for work as part of a project team. The third or highest level is Program Management Professional (PgMP®), which certifies that the holder is competent to function as the leader of a team.

PMP, CAPM, and PgMP are registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute.

This was last updated in August 2007

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Hi dear All. I would like to received informations about PMP so that i can pass this exam. Let me know our get PMP certification. Thanks and regard.
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