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Mar 19, 2018
2h 17m

Updated to align with the 6th Edition of the PMBOK® Guide, this course, Earning and Retaining Your PMP® Certification, completes the PMP® learning path with a look at PMI's ethical standards, to which all PMP® credential holders must agree. First, you'll learn some tips and tricks to ensure you'll be ready for the big day of the exam. Next, you'll learn how to ensure you can maintain your valuable PMP® certification for years to come by understanding and meeting continuing education requirements. By the end of this course, and series, you'll be ready for the PMP® exam and to take the next big step in your career.

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About the author

Casey has experience leading projects in many fields, including healthcare, digital media, mobile app development, consumer product design, education, and event management. He's constantly in pursuit of new challenges and loves to share what he learns along the way with others.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, everyone, my name is Casey Ayers, and welcome to my course Earning and Retaining your PMP Certification. This course is the 14th and final entry in our newly updated series, helping you prepare for the latest version of the PMP exam based on the sixth edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge, better known as the PMBOK Guide. By completing this course and others in our PMP prep series, you'll not only be better prepared to ace the certification exam, but critically, will also completely fulfill the mandatory training requirement that must be met before taking the exam. The PMP or Product Management Professional certification is consistently listed as one of the top five most valuable certifications for IT professionals, and is also broadly applicable to a wide range of industries. A PMP builds the skills needed to succeed as a project manager and opens new doors for those with the certification. In this final course in our PMP learning path, we'll begin with an overview of the PMI code of ethics, the rules of conduct you pledge to abide by as a project management professional. Then we'll look closely at the structure of the PMP exam, how to complete your exam application, and important tips and tricks you need to know as you prepare for the big day of the test. Finally, we'll look at how to retain your PMP certification once you've passed the exam with flying colors by explaining the continuing education and professional development requirements that must be fulfilled every three years you hold a PMP credential. By the end of this course, you'll understand how everything you've learned can be put to use in acing the PMP exam, and how you can hold onto your valuable new certification for years to come. This course and others in the series can not only help you learn more about product management and prepare for the PMP exam, but also serve as a great refresher for established project managers, and as an opportunity to earn continuing education credit. I hope you'll join me on this journey to prepare for the PMP exam and learn about earning and retaining your PMP certification here at Pluralsight.

Earning Your PMP Certification
Welcome back. In this module, we're going to talk about some of the final things you need to know when it comes to earning your PMP certification. First, we'll take a quick refresher look at the PMP exam structure and what you might anticipate to see on the test itself. Then we'll look at the processes and knowledge areas of the PMBOK Guide that have spanned so many of the courses within this learning path and try and place them into a context so that we can understand how they work, not just independently, but also very much in a coordinated sense. Then, we'll look at the specifics regarding signing up for the PMP exam once your application for the exam has been completed and approved. Then we'll look at developing a study schedule and some of my recommendations for how you can best prepare for the exam once you have a date on the books. Then we'll look at what you can expect on the day of the test itself and how to have yourself best prepared to be able to pass the PMP exam right out of the gate. Let's get started.

Retaining Your PMP Certification
Welcome back. In this module, we're going to talk about retaining your PMP certification once you've earned it. First, we'll look at life after earning your PMP certification and give you a broad idea of what's required in order to hold onto it for the long run. Then, we'll look at the specific continuing certification requirements that apply to the PMP. After that, we'll break this down, looking more closely at the educational recertification requirement and the giving back recertification requirement. Then we'll look at how professional development units, that measure by which these recertifications take place, can be recorded so that you make sure to stay up to date and consistently recertified as a PMP for years to come. Well, let's get started.