PMP備試日誌 (三)

首先,多謝一位台灣網友的留言,始終合格與否尚未可知,所以本來打算考完後再分享考試心得,但近日的進展還是值得一提。

備試已經兩個月時間,上星期決心報名考試(同時申請了會員資格),考試日期已經訂於六月十日,這個時間可算是十分進取,如今筆者心情確實有點緊張。 Continue reading PMP備試日誌 (三)

PMP備試日誌 (二)

Head First PMP已經看了大部分的篇章,這本書幫助筆者理解了不少新鮮的概念,剛剛看過Amazon裡對此書的口碑和評分都相當高,很多人說就只看這一本書便足夠考取PMP。但願如此,不過筆者還是相信是否做了足夠的題目練習才是關鍵。所以,我從下星期一開始就要試做題目練習了。 Continue reading PMP備試日誌 (二)

PMP備試日誌 (一)

筆者從事System Implementation和Process Re-Engineering多年,也是在美國註册的六式碼黑帶(ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt) 。Project Management其實也是黑帶考試的其中一部分,不過並沒有PMP考試的深入。筆者見近年PMP在香港盛行,於是打算今年給自己一個挑戰,看看能否一次通過。同時,筆者亦希望把我的經驗(不論成功或失敗也好)分享給後來者,故撰寫此網誌。 Continue reading PMP備試日誌 (一)

令人想起Steve Jobs 的精彩演說 “Are you ready?”

PMI (Project Management Institute)主席及董事總理 Mr. Mark A. Langley 剛於 PMI北美洲全球代表大會上,作出一個命名為 Are you ready? 的演說。 筆者聽畢後,實在按捺不住跟讀者們分享。令清玲全神灌注,並且傾聽再傾聽的原因,是Mark有關下世紀項目管理人才的獨到看法,是從中得到的反省及啟發,亦是他攝人的演說及發問技巧。 Continue reading 令人想起Steve Jobs 的精彩演說 “Are you ready?”

前途暗淡失方向 ? PMP 是黃金轉捩點

PMP (Project Management Professional)近年成各行業爭相修讀的專業認證,我們 unwire 訪問了辦發PMP認證機構PMI (Project Management Institute) 香港分會的前副主席 (2007 – 2009) – Ken Li ,了解到原來修讀 PMP 可有助技術層面的員工,升至管理層面並擁有跨行業搵工的基礎,讓自己「跳槽」機會大增。PMP 是事業前途非常具回報的投資,越早報讀越有利,近年也變成 IT 人火熱修讀課程之一。透過是次訪問,讀者可以更加了解 PMP  的業界需求、事業前途、報讀原因等等一般令人疑惑的問題。我們 unwire 跟 KORNERSTONE 合作舉辦免費 PMP 講座,讓讀者不需分亳就能享受潛在回報極高的PMP講座,其經驗分享具極啟發性,有助業界人士提升競爭力。 Continue reading 前途暗淡失方向 ? PMP 是黃金轉捩點

PMP Exam Application FAQ

資料來源:PMI HK

  • What do I obtain PMP credential?To obtain PMP credential, one must meet the eligibility requirements (see question 2) and complete the online application process (see question 3). After that you will be directed to schedule your examination. You should sit and pass the multiple-choice examination within 1 year after the application submission to obtain your PMP credential.
  • What are the eligibility requirements of PMP?You must meet one of the followings:
    • High school diploma / global equivalent
    • 5 years project management experience
    • 7,500 hours of leading and directing projects
    • 35 hours project management education

    OR

    • Bachelor’s degree / global equivalent
    • 3 years project management experience
    • 4,500 hours of leading and directing projects
    • 35 hours project management education

    Notice that the project management / project management education requirements must be fulfilled at the time an applicant submits the application, rather at the time an applicant takes / schedules the examination.

  • What is the online application process and do I start it?Before actually taking the examination, applicant has to complete an online process in which one needs to fill in his background information, prior project management experience and also the information about project management education he received. Applicants are responsible for providing accurate information and the submission may undergo an audit.To start the application process, go to PMI website and register as a user. Registration is free of charge. You can decide to become a PMI member after registration, which will impose a charge.
  • What is the application audit all about?All applications are subject to an audit, although only a small percentage of applications are selected for audit and the selection is random. If your application is selected for the purpose you will be notified after the credential fee payment and you must complete the audit before you can schedule your examination. During an audit, you will be asked to submit supporting documentation such as:
    • Copies of your diploma/global equivalent
    • Signatures from your supervisor(s) or manager(s) from the project(s) and/or program(s) documented in the experience verification section of the application
    • Copies of certificates and/or letters from the training institute(s) for each course documented on the application to meet the required contact hours of project management education
  • When should I take the examination after application?There is an eligibility period of 1 year after the acceptance of online application. During which you must schedule, sit and pass the examination. Failing to do so would require a new application and paid credential fee forfeited.
  • How do I schedule my examination?After the acceptance of your online application, you will be re-directed to the examination operator Prometricwebsite where you can search availability and schedule examination at your convenience.Note that neither PMI nor PMI-HK chapter manages the actual examination.
  • What should I watch out when scheduling my examination?You will schedule your examination at Prometric website. Identification can be a major issue. Hong Kong ID card is not a valid identification document at Prometric online registration, which is designed for global use. We recommend using your passport instead and by doing so, you must present the passport on examination day. HKSAR and BNO passport are both accepted.On the other hand, make sure you fill in your given name and family name at Prometric website EXACTLY as they show on your passport. If you have your Christian name on your passport, make sure you put it down at Prometic website when scheduling examination. If you don’t have your Christian name on your passport, do not put it down online. Use same caution with initials. Test center is very strict over name and you might be denied from taking examination if the document your present reads differently from the information you entered online.
  • How much does the examination cost?In Hong Kong you must take the computer-based testing operated by Prometric. The cost will be:
    • US$ 405 for PMI member
    • US$ 555 for non-PMI member

    You will settle this payment, namely the credential fee, as part of the online application process. You will have to pay before scheduling your examination. Payment will be made online with credit cards.

  • Must I be a PMI member to obtain PMP credential?No you don’t have to be a PMI member.However an individual membership costs US$ 129 annually. So you can actually save US$ 29 by becoming a member and enjoy the discounted examination fee, not to mention other membership benefits.
  • How can I fulfill the requirement of official Project Management Education?To fulfill the requirement the applicant must receive at least 35 hours of specific instruction that addressed learning objectives in project management. The course work must be completed at the time an applicant submits the application. An applicant should be able to demonstrate a successful completion of courses, workshops and training sessions offered by one or more of the following types of education providers:
    • PMI Registered Education Providers
    • PMI Component organizations
    • Employer/company-sponsored programs
    • Training companies or consultants
    • Distance-learning companies, including an end-of-course assessment
    • University/college academic and continuing education programs

    The following education does not satisfy the requirements:

    • PMI chapter meetings
    • Self-directed leaning (e.g., reading books, watching instructional videos or sessions with coaches or mentors)
  • I had my PM training long ago. Would the experience be counted?There is no expiry on training experience. Yes the experience is valid.
  • I had my PM training based on PMBOK3. Would the experience be counted?The project management education required does not specify a particular material. Yes the experience is valid.

甚麼是 Project Management Professional (PMP)?

項目管理專家(Project Management Professional),通常簡稱PMP,是由美國項目管理協會(Project Management Institute,PMI)組織進行的一項項目管理領域的資格認證,PMP採取資格審查與考試相結合的方式進行,其理論體系主要依據為美國項目管理協會編寫的《項目管理知識體系指南》(A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge,PMBOK Guide)。2006年九月之後,每月有超過4,300人取得PMP認證。 Continue reading 甚麼是 Project Management Professional (PMP)?