First of all to who doesn't know, what is PMP?
PMP Stands for Project Management Professional, it's a certification from PMI (Project Mamagement Institute). PMP is to ensure of the highest professional and ethical standards within the community of practicing Project Management Professionals.
After being a PMP Certified, the certification will expire after three years of earning it.These three years are called certification cycle period. There are two ways to re-certify your self. first way is to re-take the exam after three years which is not an easy tast at all!!. The second option is to adhere to PMI's CCR (Continuing Certfication Requirements). Any PMP certified has to earn 60 PDUs (PDU stands for Professional Development Units) by participating in professional activities concern about development.
PDU is not just for PMP certification (PMP PDU), it's for all PMI certifications (PgMP, PMI-SP& PMI-RMP). You have to maintain your PMI certification, otherwise it will be taken away.
Luckely, there are several ways (opportunities) to earn the PDUS to maintain any PMI certification. Some of them are very easy to get and even without paying any dollar. Grook network will recommend and advise few ways to get your PDUs without spending alot of money.
Any candidate either will be:
TAKING FROM PROFESSIONALS such as:
Seminars and face-to-face courses: Are the ideal way to gain the PDUs and to stay up to date with project management best practices
REP courses: (Registered Education Provider). PMI pre-approved the contact hours in fulfillment of certification eligibility requirements and PDUs to fulfill the -CCR- continuing certification requirements for PMI credentials.
E-Learning: PMI is offering Elearning to enhance the candidate understanding of project managemnet practices and being able to apply in the real life (world).
PMI local Chapters: PMI communities (local chapters) are conducting meetings, events, educational sessions and webinars. Grook.net strogly recommend joining these chapters. you can find them easily from PMI website.
Self study: Any personal studies/researches will be recognized by PMI. Discussions sessions with clients or colleagues will be considered.
Not registered Educational programs: PMI will recognize any relevant educational programs (activities) offered by any organization which is not registered with PMI.
GIVING AS A PROFESSIONAL such as:
Volunteer: providing professioanl services to any entity outside of your company/employer will give you PDUs. You can check PMI for prject management volunteer opportunities.
Daily job!!: Yes it is true, by doing your daily job and applying project management practices, this will give you PDU credits.
New contents: Creating new contents by writing books and articles will help you to maintain your certification. Hence, we strongly recommend you to participate in Grook network forum to get free PMP PDUs.
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