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Best way to get project management certification

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What is the best (and easiest) way to get a project management certification? Is it by studying hard for a couple of months and then applying for it? Is it by taking some training in PM? Is it by taking a project management course? Is it by attending a seminar or a webinar on PM?

I'm not looking for the cheapest way, I'm looking for the best way (which will guarantee that I will pass any PM certification exam, including the PMP).
asked 10 years ago by anonymous

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The best way is to first solidly meet the experience requirements (yes, there are requirements you need to take the exam and they can be found at http://www.pmi.org/en/Certification/~/media/PDF/Certifications/pdc_pmphandbook.ashx).  Next, get yourself a good PMP exam review book - there are many things you may not learn on the job.  For example, the scheduling methods I had used weren't very rigorous and I needed to understand how to calculate dates in a schedule network.  I went through the book and used the practice quizes and tests to determine my weaknesses and figure out what gaps I needed to fill.  After I was able to score an 80%+ on all practice tests, I applied for the exam, took it, and passed.
answered 10 years ago by sdcapmp (45,840 points)

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