LAST UPDATED DECEMBER 28, 2020, BY HARRY HALL
Do you have your PMP® certification, but you're thinking about obtaining another Project Management Institute (PMI) certification? PMI offers eight certifications. Let's compare the Project Management Professional (PMP®) and the PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP®) certification.
What is the PMP® Certification?
The PMP® is a globally recognized Project Management Professional certification that gives proof of an individual's project management knowledge. If you are looking for a project management job, you will likely see the PMP® is a requirement or strongly preferred. CIO magazine ranked the PMP® as the top project management certification.
What is the PMI-RMP® Certification?
The PMI-RMP® is a globally recognized Project Risk Management Professional certification. Individual's possessing this certification have demonstrated their ability to identify, evaluate, and manage project risks.
The PMI-RMP® is a great complement to the PMP®. Why? All projects and programs have risks. The PMI-RMP® helps project managers do a better job of managing risks and can increase their performance. Furthermore, this certification sets project managers apart from other professionals as a true risk manager. Here are five reasons to get your PMI-RMP® certification.
Must you have the PMP® before taking the PMI-RMP® exam?
No. However, having the PMP® can certainly be helpful. Why? Individuals with a PMP® have already studied the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) including the Project Risk Management Knowledge Area. Additionally, these people have insights to preparing for the challenging Project Management Institute (PMI) exams.
PMP® vs. PMI-RMP® Eligibility Requirements
Four- Yr. Degree
The PMP® experience must be non-overlapping project management experience in leading and directing projects within the last five years. The PMI-RMP® experience must be in a specialized area of project risk management within the last five years.
The PMI-RMP® contact hours must be formal education in a specialized area of project risk management.
PMP® vs. PMI-RMP® Exams
Number of Questions
Domains are high-level knowledge areas needed for the practice of project management. The Exam Content Outlines specify the domains that will appear on the exams.
Percentage of Items on Test
III. Business Environment
These domains are effective January 2, 2021. See the 2021 PMP Exam Content Outline (January, 2021) for additional information.
Percentage of Items on Test
I. Risk Strategy and Planning
II. Stakeholder Engagement
III. Risk Process Facilitation
IV. Risk Monitoring and Reporting
V. Perform Specialized Risk Analyses
See the PMI-RMP® Exam Content Outline (2012) for additional information.
Become a PMI Risk Management Professional
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