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Old 19th July 2010, 11:39   #91
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My suggestion would be that read PMBOK handbook once to get an idea of what they mean by Project management in Theory. Then read a good book (I would suggest that read only one good book) which will help you to memorize and apply what has been given in PMBOK.Reading too many books may confuse you.This is just my personal opinion.

I have used the book "Head First" PMP guide which I found very useful and non-boring.I have the softcopy of the same, PM me if you need it.
I have also started off with Head First book. Its quite interesting so far. I also intend to read the PMBOK at least once.

And i am thinking of attending the PMIBangalore Chapter's 35 hour program in August.

Is everyone here who is PMP certified or is aspiring to be one, also a PMI member?
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Is everyone here who is PMP certified or is aspiring to be one, also a PMI member?
Yes, I am PMP certified and I am a PMI member of Bangalore chapter. Its better option to be a member as it helps you in gathering required PDUs later.
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Is everyone here who is PMP certified or is aspiring to be one, also a PMI member?
I have collected the required PDUs for the current cycle and hence am certified for the next cycle as well. So, did not renew my membership this year.

PMI membership does help in acquiring PDUs specially the local city chapters. I think I got around 10-12 PDUs just by getting registered to the webiners sponsored by the Bangalore chapter in collaboration with PMI Washington chapter.
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I have collected the required PDUs for the current cycle and hence am certified for the next cycle as well. So, did not renew my membership this year.

PMI membership does help in acquiring PDUs specially the local city chapters.
Thanks for the replies.

I've also joined PMI and started the PMBOK Guide.

Any reviews/views/opinions on how good is the PMI Bangalore Chapter's 35 hour training program?
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Any reviews/views/opinions on how good is the PMI Bangalore Chapter's 35 hour training program?
Cant comment about PMI Bangalore Chapters training as I havent attended it.

I had made different arrangements for my team of 22 project managers. Training was done with Sabcons, again I didnt attend this but feedback was very good. In fact they used to pay for your PMP application if you failed in first attempt.

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Does anyone have a softcopy of PmBOK 4th ed? Can you please share?
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Cant comment about PMI Bangalore Chapters training as I havent attended it.

I had made different arrangements for my team of 22 project managers. Training was done with Sabcons, again I didnt attend this but feedback was very good. In fact they used to pay for your PMP application if you failed in first attempt.
Hmmm, since my company is not sponsoring it, i cant take 5 days off for Sabcons course.

Say, is the certification still worth it if someone else is not paying for it?
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Wow, didnt know that a thread exists on PMP, cool there is a thread for anything and everything on TBHP.

I just finished the 35 hrs mandatory training from QAI last weekend here in Bangalore and now need to start preparing for the final exam.

I plan to take the certification within the next 2 months, while i will spend some time to study and probably take a full week off from office before the exam.

I have been a Project Manager for the last 4 years now and have handled very complexed projects and i was able to relate to most of the concepts during the 4 day training and it really helped.

I will be watching this thread from now on for all the expert inputs and guidance from the fellow PMP, can some one provide links to other PMP forums, groups, facebook .... etc where similar topics are discussed.

I havent decided whether i should go for the PMBOK guide or Rita's, but i think by registering to PMI i get the soft copy of PMBOK guide anyways and a discounted fee for the certification, so should be the best route.

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Hmmm, since my company is not sponsoring it, i cant take 5 days off for Sabcons course.

Say, is the certification still worth it if someone else is not paying for it?
I would say it is worth it in industry. What this means is that it will lend credibility to your claim as a Project Manager if you go out in industry (for what ever purpose it may be). If you are a practicing PM then it will provide you a theoretical grounding on the project management skills and may help in rectifying any problems or improving some skills. I personally felt it I am benefited because of it, so go ahead and attempt the exam.
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If you become PMI member, there is a discount on exam fees.
For membership its $129 + Exam fees (with member discount) is $405 => Which totals up $534.
Exam fees for non-members is $555.
So its always beneficial to get membership before taking up exam.
You not only get to pay less but also will get access to all the resources available in pmi.org.

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Hi Guys,

I am also looking to be doing PMP. But is it meant only for guys who already at PM post? The eligibilty criteria is something I cannot fulfill.
My brief background: 6 yrs in software development. Last 4 years contributing as a one man team. Right from the user requirements till the final release. In future I might get a team but being in Product based company that will be tough. Here designations take a lot of time to change. So PMP is out of bounds for me?
Will CAPM certification make me eligible for PMP certification?
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Hi Guys,

I am also looking to be doing PMP. But is it meant only for guys who already at PM post? The eligibilty criteria is something I cannot fulfill.
My brief background: 6 yrs in software development. Last 4 years contributing as a one man team. Right from the user requirements till the final release. In future I might get a team but being in Product based company that will be tough. Here designations take a lot of time to change. So PMP is out of bounds for me?
Will CAPM certification make me eligible for PMP certification?
@download2live: It is a misconception that PMP certification requires your to be at a PM post. With 6 years of experience and if you have 4 years of undergrad education, you are quite eligible for taking up the certification.

You can find more details of from the PMP handbook at http://www.pmi.org/PDF/PDC_PMPHandbook.pdf

Feel free to PM me should have more questions.

Cheers and all best with your certification.
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@download2live: It is a misconception that PMP certification requires your to be at a PM post. With 6 years of experience and if you have 4 years of undergrad education, you are quite eligible for taking up the certification.

You can find more details of from the PMP handbook at http://www.pmi.org/PDF/PDC_PMPHandbook.pdf

Feel free to PM me should have more questions.

Cheers and all best with your certification.
Thanks for reply.
I am engineer graduate. But lines underlined has has got me worried since I am usually taking change request from clients on our product and do the same and deliver. Can this experience be reworded so as to make the PMI allow me to take the exams up? I am really thinking of taking this exam.


Minimum three years/36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 4500 hours where spent leading and directing project tasks.


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Thanks for reply.
I am engineer graduate. But lines underlined has has got me worried since I am usually taking change request from clients on our product and do the same and deliver. Can this experience be reworded so as to make the PMI allow me to take the exams up? I am really thinking of taking this exam.


Minimum three years/36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 4500 hours where spent leading and directing project tasks.

PMI considers all the phases of the project in these 4500 hours. These hours need to be across the 5 process groups defined by PMI for a project. As an individual contributor you would have had experience across all the process groups I assume.

Every change request that you take from the client can be considered as a project by itself as it would require initiation from the client in tandem with you; planning, execution, testing, control from your end and then closure from the client as well as your. I personally feel, you are quite well placed for taking up the certification.

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