I recently had a project manager ask me which of the PMI certifications he should pursue. That depends—it depends on your goals as a project manager. Certainly, the Project Management Professional (PMP)® and the Project Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)® certifications supercharged my project management career.
I became a Project Management Professional (PMP) in 2001. And in 2012, I became in PMI-RMP. There were several reasons I choose the PMI-RMP certification.
"Eighty-three percent of organizations that are high performers in project management practice risk management frequently while just 49 percent of low performers do so." —Pulse of Profession report
So, how does one get started?
The Handbook provides a timeline of the PMI-RMP Certification Process. You will discover the exam policies and procedures. Furthermore, the application process and fees are explained.
Second, determine the resources that you plan to use. What books and courses will you use?
Third, develop a study plan. When will you study each week? Will you prepare along or with a group?
The certification exam has 170 multiple-choice questions. And you have 3.5 hours to complete it. To maintain your PMI-RMP, you must earn 30 professional development units in risk management topics every three years.
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