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PMI Qualifications

The Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI) is  the project management qualification of choice across global companies.
A Project Management Professional (PMP) has
  • Met specific education and experience requirements
  • Agreed to adhere to a code of professional conduct
  • Passed an examination designed to objectively assess and measure project management knowledge.

PMI uses the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) which is generally accepted as best practice within the project management discipline.
As an internationally recognised standard it provides the fundamentals of project management, irrespective of the type of project be it construction, software, engineering, automotive etc.
PMP Eligibility Criteria
Option 1
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Plus 7,500 hours in a position of responsibility leading and directing specific tasks
  • Plus 60 months of project management experience
Option 2
  • Degree (or equivalent)
  • Plus 4,500 hours leading and directing specific tasks
  • Plus 36 months of project management experience.

Download the PMI guide to applying for PMP Certification

PMP Exam Revision Workshop (2 days)

Provides individuals with coaching and practice questions to prepare for the specific requirements of the Project Management Professional® certification exam
Regular PMP training courses in Southampton & locations nationwide

Guide to PMBoK

In-House PMI  Training courses are  available nationwide
 "PMP Final" Readiness Assessment" Tool


PMBOK recognises 5 basic process groups and 9 knowledge areas typical of almost all projects. The basic concepts are applicable to projects, programs and operations. The five basic process groups are:

  • Initiating
  • Planning
  • Executing
  • Controlling
  • Closing
It confirms the professional experience of an individual across the range of project management areas including
  • The Project Management Framework
  • Project Life Cycle & Organisation
  • Management Processes
  • Scope Management
  • Time Management
  • Cost Management
  • Quality Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Communications Management
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Integration Management
  • Professional Responsibility
Typical Training Course Outline

PMI Project Management Professional – 5 Days
The Project Management Professional (PMP) examination is the certification programme sponsored by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is based upon the PMI's Body of Knowledge (BoK) This programme leads to an internationally recognised qualification.

This five day course has been designed to provide a complete understanding of the PMI approach to project management for those people who will apply it to their projects. In doing so participants will be prepared for the PMP examination which can be taken at a later date. This course will involve a significant amount of evening work to maximise the practical work and consolidate the principles covered during the day.

To provide a complete and practical understanding of the PMI Body of Knowledge and the implications of applying it to projects of different types and sizes. This course will prepare participants for the PMI Project Management Professional examination which can be taken later.

Project Management Professional (PMP®)

If you enjoy the prestige that comes from being the best in your field, then you’ll appreciate the professional advantages derived from attaining the Project Management Professional (PMP) status, granted by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

The PMP is by far the project management credential of choice across a vast array of industries and companies. By attaining the PMP credential, your name will be included in the largest and most prestigious group of certified professionals in the project management community.

Today, there are Worldwide, over 75,000 Project Management Professionals (PMPs®) who provide services in 120 countries. We are more than just a volunteer professional organization, we are an industry authority. Many companies are requiring PMP credentials for individual advancement or for employment.

The letters “PMP” following your name communicate a solid project management foundation that can be readily applied in the workplace. Thousands of project professionals have found that the PMP credential makes a significant difference to current and potential employers.

PMI’s certification examination development is state of the art and is based on global standards in certification examination development. PMP exam questions are developed by individuals around the world who already hold the credential. These factors set the PMP apart from other certification programs, and they contribute to the global transferability of this credential across diverse countries and industries.

To be eligible for the PMP certification, you must first meet specific education and experience requirements and agree to adhere to a code of professional conduct. The final step in becoming a PMP is passing a multiple-choice examination designed to objectively assess and measure your project management knowledge. This computer-based examination is administered globally.

In addition, those who have been granted PMP certification must demonstrate an ongoing professional commitment to the field of project management by satisfying PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements Program.

Join this elite group and enhance your career today!

The Project Management Institute

The Project Management Institute (PMI®) stands as a global leader in the field of project management. It is well known that PMI certification involves a rigorous, examination-based process that represents the highest calibre in professional standards.

Therefore, PMI’s professional certification is universally accepted and recognized. As a demonstration of PMI’s commitment to professional excellence, the PMI program also maintains ISO 9001 certification in Quality Management Systems.

Course Content

o Project Management in context
o The Project Management Framework
o Project Initiation
o Project Planning
o Understanding the PMI Examination
o Planning Scope
o Managing Risk
o Developing the Project Plan
o Project Execution o Project Control
o Developing the Team
o Project Review and Approval
o Controlling Change
o Reporting Performance
o Project Closing
o Post Project work (Commissioning and Operation)
o Sample Questions
o Preparing to take the Exam

What skills will the delegate gain?

This course will enable delegates to:
o Understand the PMI approach to project management.
o Implement appropriately the PMI project management processes.
o Control the Initiation of a project.
o Effectively plan a project using the PMI Planning processes.
o Execute and Control the project.
o Close and review the project.
Who will the course benefit?

This course is intended for Project Managers and Team Leaders working in any industry and wishing to become familiar with the PMI's approach to project management or intending to take the PMI/PMP examination.

Delegates are assumed to have a basic knowledge of project management techniques and principles . Note that to attempt the PMP examination, participants must meet either of the following criteria: Hold a baccalaureate or equivalent university degree and provide evidence of 4,500 hours of project work over the 3 - 6 years prior to this application. Hold a high school diploma or secondary school qualification and provide evidence of 7,500 hours of project work over the 5 - 8 years prior to this application

This course prepares delegates for the PMI/PMP examination for Project Management Professionals which can be taken at independent examination centres nationwide

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