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Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Track

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A career in project management offers a variety of jobs across industries, incredible growth potential, and excellent compensation.  Skilled project management professionals are in a prime position to benefit from:

  • A projected 1.57 million new project management jobs created around the world each year through 2020, according to the Project Management Talent Gap Report.
  • A median salary in excess of US$100,000 in the US, Switzerland, Australia, Germany and the Netherlands.

Position yourself for a big career move with PMP® certification.

Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is a proven way to enhance your resume, elevate your career potential, and boost your earnings.

  • Earn a higher salary: According to PMI®, PMP credential holders can earn upward of US$15,000 more annually than non-credentialed jobholders.
  • Earn a prestigious certification recognized around the globe.
  • Build skills and knowledge that are transferable between industries, market segments and geographic locations.
  • Gain an advantage over non-certified project managers.
  • Prove your project management knowledge, commitment, and experience.
  • Join a global network of over 700,000 PMP credential holders.

Learn more about PMP certification benefits at pmi.org.

Prepare to pass the PMP® exam.
Ensure you're prepared for the rigorous PMP exam with Montgomery College's NEW & enhanced Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Track. This intensive  program combines expert instruction with The CERTWISE™ Learning System for PMP® Exam Preparation training materials and meets PMI’s 35 contact hour PMP Exam requirement. Our course will help you learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the PMP exam.

 Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Track Course Details

In general Project Managers with 3 or more years experience will find that the Project Management Professional(PMP) ®  series of courses is best for them. Individuals with less than 3 years experience in Project Management should look at the the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) ®  series of courses. If you are not sure which course or sequence of courses is right for you we have provided a guide based on your previous project management level of experience. If you are still not sure which course(s) is right for you, please contact Transcie Almonte-Sabio, Program Director at 240-567-3828.

Project Management Professional (PMP)®:

For those experienced Project Managers with 3 to 5 years of Project Management experience and little or no formal training, the course sequence is:

  1. Project Management Fundamentals, PMC019, see course description
  2. A Practical Approach to Project Management – PMC-013, see course description
  3. Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Prep – PMC-004, see course description or 
  4. Project Management Professional (PMP)® Boot Camp– PMC-008, see course description

Experienced Project Managers with more than 3 to 5 years of Project Management experience and significant formal training should take:

  1. A Practical Approach to Project Management – PMC-013, see course description  
  2. Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Prep – PMC-004, see course description or 
  3. Project Management Professional (PMP)® Boot Camp– PMC-008, see course description

For more information about becoming a Project Management Professional (PMP)® or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®, please contact Transcie Almonte-Sabio, Program Director at 240-567-3828.


►Schedule / Location / Cost of Project Management Classes 

Why Enroll in This Course?

  • Learn the entire PMBOK® Guide–Fifth Edition with our experienced and certified PMP instructors.
  • Prepare for class and the exam with The Learning System for PMP® Exam Preparation, included in tuition. This interactive study program includes printed study materials, online quizzes, flashcards, PMP exam emulation, and more. You will have access to the online study tools for an entire year.
  • Discuss topics and network with peers from a variety of industries.
  • Stay on track to complete your PMP studies with our structured learning environment.
  • Meet the 35 hour project management education prerequisite.
  • Take advantage of your employer’s tuition reimbursement program.
  • Earn up to 48 PDU / CEUs

PMP Prerequisites and Exam Details

Our course is designed to prepare individuals for the PMP Exam. The PMP is highly recommended for experienced project managers looking to advance their skills, career, and earning potential. Candidates must meet education and experience requirements detailed below, agree to a professional code of conduct, and pass the PMP Exam

Education and Experience Prerequisites

To apply for the PMP, you need to meet all education and experience prerequisites in one of the following two categories:

  General Education Project Management Experience Project Management Education
Category A Secondary Degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent) Minimum of five (5) years of non-overlapping project management experience, with  7,500 hours leading and directing projects 35 hours of project management education
Category B A four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent) Minimum of three (3) years of non-overlapping project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects 35 hours of project management education
PMP Exam Details
  • 200 multiple choice questions (175 scored questions + 25 unscored/pre-test questions).
  • 4 hour time limit.
  • Computer-based testing (CBT) format administered by Prometric testing centers (paper-based testing is available under limited circumstances)
  • Exam is administered in English.
  • Exam content weighted by the five domains from the PMP® Examination Content Outline, updated June 2015 for exams administered after January 11, 2016:
    1. Initiating the Project (13%)
    2. Planning the Project (24%)
    3. Executing the Project (31%)
    4. Monitoring and Controlling the Project (25%)
    5. Closing the Project (7%)
  • Exam eligibility period is one year from your exam application approval date. You may test three times in one year.
  • You will receive a printed copy of your exam results immediately after completing your CBT exam. This will include pass/fail status and a proficiency level by domain (Proficient, Moderately Proficient, Below Proficient).

For complete details regarding the PMP eligibility requirements and the PMP exam, please review the PMP® Handbook

  • Other resources:

    • Project Management Institute (PMI): www.pmi.org
    • PMP Certification: www.pmi.org/certification/project-management-professional-pmp.aspx
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    Contact Us:
    • Transcie Almonte-Sabio, Program Director
    • Noel Lazaro, Program Assistant
    • Montgomery College, Workforce Development & Continuing Education
    • 12 South Summit Ave. 4th Floor
    • Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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    Montgomery County, MD

    240-567-5000

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