It’s one of the most complicated application forms which I have filled so far.:)
As today is the applications closing date, I had to take ½ day leave to fill the application form. (When I went to the institute yesterday, I felt that people have taken this application process too seriously. Almost all the people were confused with the eligibility of their Project management Experience. ) My friend Pali (IT Manager Sampath Bank) came to my office in the morning so both of us went through the application form.
If you need to apply for PMP exam you need to prove that you have 4500 hours of PM experience within last 5 years. So I selected 2 projects, One, the duration was 2 years and the other, the duration was 3 years. Then I calculated the number of hours based on following processes
And Closing Process
How I did the calculation is as follows:
If I have a Project X which Started on 01/01/2001 and ended on 30/12/2004,
Number of month experience of Pming = 4 x 12 = 48
Number of days = 48 x20 (Average 20 working days per month ) = 960
So the PM experience gained from Project X is 960 x 8 (assume that we work 8 hours per working day) = 7680
So with Project X I have already covered the required number of PM hours for the PMP exam
I distributed my total hours of PM experience in 5 areas as follows:
But this might vary based on nature of your project.
The exam fee is $405.00 Its bad that members cannot get the discounted rate at the first time itself. Why do we have to send email and inform them to give us the discounted rate, when the system already knows that you are a PMI member?? I don’t understand that.