Below are the certifications offered by PMI institute. We will talk about PgMP here.
Program Management Professional (PgMP) certification is a level higher than Project Management Professional (PMP). This credential is aimed at advancing the expertise of senior managers responsible for the fruitful achievement of goals by strategic business models. Working on numerous projects in a coordinated manner requires excellent leadership and direction. To take up a senior position, a professional requires certain qualifications, experience, and competence. This recognition is given by PgMP certification. It helps in grouping related projects to formulate a program and provides knowledge to implement successful program management.
To qualify as a potential PgMP, a practitioner is required to synchronize similar projects with the business operations to achieve the objectives of the firm. Senior project managers, portfolio managers, senior management professionals, and functional heads can apply for the PgMP certification.
The overall cost for the certification depends upon the PMI membership status of the candidate. Moreover, it is also dependent upon whether the examination is center-based or paper-based.
Center-Based Testing (CBT)/ Paper-Based Testing (PBT)
US$800.0 (Member) | US$1,000.0 (Non-member)
The PgMP certification is valid for exactly three years from the date of the certification. For instance, Paul got his certification on 10 July 2018, then it will be valid until 10 July 2021. However, the credential can be renewed by earning 60 Professional Development Units (PDU) in the duration of three years and on the third anniversary, a new renewal cycle begins. In the field of Program Management, One PDU is equivalent to one hour of structured Learning.
The time taken to prepare for the exam does not necessarily depend upon the program experience of the candidate. Despite all the advanced skills, a candidate is supposed to prepare whole-heartedly utilizing certain study aids. It is important to leave a significant amount of preparation time before taking the test.
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