PMP Certification Training & Courses - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why ProThoughts for Professional Project Certifications?

ProThoughts excels and exclusively focuses on Professional Project Management certifications only. We have prepared our material to provide unique solutions to each individual / organization. You can e-mail us at info@prothoughts.co.in for any further questions.

Why ProThoughts for Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Preparatory courses among large number of vendors?

We focus on Project Management certifications, exclusively. Some of the highlights on why ProThoughts should be considered:

Expert Instructors with proven credentials – Ashish Sadekar is our lead instructor for PMP® Exam Preparatory courses and has trained more than 1000 practitioners and is known for his talks, blogs and public speaks on Project management.

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Superior Material – We provide higly acclaimed material of Rita Mulcahy – 8th Edition (PMP)® prep course.

Tool based learning – Learn with real life projects; execute the projects with the award winning tools.

Game Based Unique Interactive methodology – We make learning fun and interactive.

Other Supporting Material – 100++ Flash cards, Hand outs, Mind Maps, Quizzes and Crosswords.

Is a Classroom Training better than an Online training?

We believe that learning happens through an interactive mode i.e., Face to Face. We strongly recommend to invest in a classroom training which benefits the participants not only for the certification but also on the career growth.

What is the minimum eligibility criteria for PMP®?

The goal behind establishing these minimum eligibility requirements is to ensure that any project Staff who applies and subsequently clears the PMP® examination successfully, possesses relevant work experience, and has undergone formal/structured project management education for at least 35 contact hours (Typically Four Days Training Program).

This also assures that any project staff, who even applies for the PMP® certification exam, is well versed with the Best Practices in Project Management which are in line with PMI®'s Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge.

PMI® sets and periodically reviews the eligibility requirements for PMP® certification. Only selected professionals across industry verticals, who meet the requirements, are allowed to apply for the PMP® Certification Exam.

For Graduates

4500 hours/Three (3) years/36 months of unique (non-overlapping) Project Management Experience within past eight-year period prior to the application.

"Non-Overlapping" means that if the PMP® aspirant is managing multiple projects within a specified duration, the experience of only one of those multiple projects will be counted.

During the PMP® Application process, the participant needs to document his/her work experience of minimum 36 Months across the typical Project Management Life Cycle: Initiation | Planning | Execution | Monitoring & Control | Close Out 35 contact hours of Formal Project Management Education: Typically Four Days Classroom/40 Hours E-Learning Program.

For Diploma Holders

7500 hours/Five (5) years/60 months of unique (non-overlapping) project management Experience within past eight-year period prior to the application.

"Non-Overlapping" means that if the PMP® aspirant is managing multiple projects within a specified duration, the experience of only one of those multiple projects will be counted.

During the PMP® Application Process, the participant needs to document his/her work experience of minimum 60 Months across the typical Project Management Life Cycle:

Initiation | Planning | Execution | Monitoring & Control | Close Out 35 contact hours of Formal Project Management Education: Typically four days classroom

What is the cost of the PMP® Certification program and why the cost varies across different R.E.P.s?

The PMP® certification program works primarily on 2 factors – Instructor and Material. We have our own PMP® certified in-house instructor who has proven credentials and participants would vouch for the quality. And we provide highly acclaimed material among the classes in India and across the globe; we provide Rita Mulcahy PMP® Exam Prep which comes at a MRP of Rs 6500/-.

Can we have a private course for our employees?

If your company has a group of ten or more employees to train, we can schedule a private course at your company's site.

I want ProThoughts to conduct training at our company’s site. Whom should I contact?

Please connect with our support team through info@prothoughts.co.in to know more about organizing training at your company’s site.

Which all location ProThoughts conduct its training?

ProThoughts certification training center are at Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and Dubai.

What kind of Advisory Service do ProThoughts provide?

ProThoughts provide custom made services with 360 perspectives towards project management. Our team of expert advises on critical chain project, live project, process setup, PMO incubation, auditing, mentor assessment & a custom based as per the requirements of the client.