MYTHS ABOUT THE PMP

MYTHS ABOUT THE PMP

PMP is a vast ocean of knowledge that allows us to know many things. Many of the facts we know about PMP can be mistaken for MYTHS. Let’s talk about the MYTHS and FACTS about PMP.
MYTH 1
PMP Certification is only for those with a technical background.
Fact:
PMP Certification is not just for those with technical backgrounds, but also for anyone from any industry. Anyone who meets the requirements of the PMI Handbook can apply for the PMP Exam.
MYTH 2
To pass the PMP Certification Exam, candidates should be at least moderately proficient across all domains.
Fact:
A candidate who scores “Below Proficient in one domain can also pass the PMP certification exam. The PMP Certification Exam is also open to those who have been rated “Below Proficient in multiple domains”.
MYTH 3 –
The PMP Certification Exam Passing Percentage Is 61%
Fact:
The pass rate was 61% in the past, but it has changed to 61% now. The exact passing percentage for the PMP Exam is not stated in the PMP document or PMI Handbook. The PMI Customer Care can confirm the marking scheme for the PMP Exam or request it.
MYTH 4
Experience in all 5 Process Groups mentioned in the PMBoK5 is required.
Fact:
Minimum 5 years or 60 month of non-overlapping, unique project management experience. Candidates who are High School Diploma associates or global equivalents should have at least 3 years or 36 monthly of unique, non-overlapping project management experience. At least 4,500 hours should be spent leading and directing projects.
MYTH 5
PMP Certification is not available to Undergraduates.
Fact:
PMP Certification Exam is open to both Graduates and Undergraduates. However, Undergrads must meet all criteria as outlined in the PMI handbook.
MYTH 6
You will need to remember the formulas for PMP Exam.
Fact:
The formulas for the PMP Exam are not necessary to be memorized. The more you memorize, the more you will get confused. To be able to answer the difficult questions in the PMP Exam, you should understand the formulas.
MYTH 7
It is difficult to pass the PMP Certification exam.
Fact:
PMP Exam contains both difficult and easy questions. The difficult questions test your knowledge of the formulas related to PMP.
Author: Lisa Findlay