PMP® Certification Training in Palo Alto, California (CA)

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What is this course about?
Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification is the topmost professional certification for project managers offered by the Project Management Institute. PMP® certification is awarded to professionals who qualify in the PMP certification exam that is based on PMBOK® Guide—5th Edition.

Simplilearn’s certification training in PMP® is an ideal course package for all who are looking to advance in their career. PMP® certification demonstrates professionals’ knowledge and experience in project management including the five processes and nine knowledge areas of project management.

PMP® certification is valid across industries and is recognized worldwide. PMP® certification training will help candidates to improve their PMP® exam prep toward attaining the certification goal.

Why is this certification popular?
A PMP® certification displays a commitment to the profession of project management. It guarantees that the certified individual has the capability, skill-set, and knowledge required to manage a project. The certification increases career opportunities and leads to a better realization of career goals. It has also been observed that the salary of many certified PMP® professionals increase due to their certification status.

In fact, the PMP certification is the highest paying credential worldwide. As per the PMI Project Management Salary Survey – Seventh Edition, project management professionals’ salaries continue to rise over the years. The same survey reported that 30,000 project management professionals across 29 countries earn an average salary of $92,000 per annum. Other sources such as, a leading search engine for jobs, provide the average salary for PMP Professionals across the globe. Provided further below is a list of top 10 countries that pay the maximum to PMP professionals as mentioned in this source.

Another reason for the certification’s popularity is that Project Management is not limited to a particular industry. So a person who is certified in PMP® has innumerable choices in terms of industry. In short, the certification highlights your competence and enhances your confidence.

What learning benefits do you get from Simplilearn’s training?
Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification is the most coveted credential in project management and is offered by the reputed PMI. Simplilearn (Global PMI® REP ID 3147) offers both online PMP® training and PMP® classroom training coupled with PMP® live webinars, sample PMP® exam questions and mock PMP® practice exams. Simplilearn's PMP® professional certification training lets you enhance your knowledge on Project Management skills and get ready for the actual PMP® test.

Simplilearn’s training in PMP® offers the following benefits:
  • It helps participants to understand the fundamentals of implementing standard processes and practices to be successful in their projects.
  • It enables organizations in providing effective project management delivery, which reduces costs, reduces project duration and increases business value.
  • It establishes the participant's knowledge on all the five process groups and ten knowledge areas.
  • It helps participants in their PMP exam preparation toward attaining a certification.
What are the career benefits of this course?
A Certified PMP® professional will have an upward career graph.
  • According to, one of leading websites for project management in the world, “PMP® certified project managers receive an average starting salary of $90,000 a year. Conjointly, overall PMP® credentials will gain you a 20 percent increase in salary over non-credentialed project managers with similar qualifications.”
  • In the process of getting your PMP® certification, you meet many people. Some of them are already certified and can help you in the process. Some others are in the process of getting a certification and you can share your knowledge with them. This enlarges your professional network and can help in your career path.
  • This certification helps you in managing projects more efficiently. You will have more confidence while managing a project and this confidence will result in a better and smoother project completion process.
  • Simplilearn’s PMP certification course material covers various extensive industry- specific case studies and real life examples. As a PMP aspirant and Project Management professional, you will be able to relate the scenarios with your real life experience and apply the lessons from them in your field of work.
How do you become PMP® certified professional?
First, you should become a PMI member before applying for the PMP® examination. Becoming a member is a fairly straightforward process and can be completed online at Make sure you enter the contact details and name correctly. This is important so that you don't miss any information sent to you later. Also, ensure that the details on the certification are correct.

The duration of PMP® exam is four hours. It covers 200 questions, out of which 25 are considered as pre-test questions and are included by PMI to see how many test takers get them right. Based on this, they might decide to include these questions in a future exam. It is similar to a survey conducted by PMI. Of the 200 questions, therefore, 175 will be scored. All questions are multiple-choice questions, with only one correct answer.

You get one point for every question answered correctly. There is no negative marking for the incorrect ones. You may also mark a question that you are unsure of and revisit it at the end. However, you should attempt all 200 questions in the given time.

PMI grades students on each of the five process groups, and based on the grading, they declare a test taker as PMP® pass or fail. The grades are not disclosed to everyone. Rather, a rating is given in each of the five process groups. The rating can be Below Proficient, Proficient, and Moderately Proficient

The result (pass or fail) is determined by a combination of these grades. The number of grades or points one has to score to pass the PMP® exam is not made public by PMI.

Who should do this course?
Project managers looking forward to move ahead in their career with a globally recognized credential should take the PMP® Project Management Professional certification. The certification establishes one’s expert knowledge on all the knowledge areas, including integration management, cost management, time management, scope management, quality management, communications management, human resource management, risk management, and procurement management. Project managers and project aspirants across industries are ideal participants for PMP® certification.

What qualifications do you need?
The PMI-PMP® certificate is an “experience” as well as a “knowledge” based certification. This means that certain prerequisites are to be met to be able to apply for this certification. To apply for the PMP exam, candidates need to have:
Category College/University Education PM Training Hours Leading and Directing Project Tasks Months of PM Experience
One Bachelor's Degree 35 Contact Hours 4500 Hours 36 months within last 8 consecutive years
Two High School Graduate 35 Contact Hours 7500 Hours 60 months within last 8 consecutive years

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To apply for the PMP exam, candidates need to have:

Educational Background

Project Management Experience

Project Management Education

Secondary degree – High school Diploma, Associate’s degree or global equivalent

Minimum 5 Years/60 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 7500 hours are spent leading and directing project tasks*

35 contact hours of formal project management education


Bachelor’s degree or global equivalent

Minimum 3 years/36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 4500 hours are spent in leading and directing project tasks*

35 contact hours of formal project management education

*Leading and directing project tasks as identified in the PMP Exam Specification. Within the total hours of project management experience, experience in all five process groups of project management is required. However, on a single project, you do not need to have experience in all five process groups.

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