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TOPIC: Question Can i use PDU's earned for both PMP & ACP

Can i use PDU's earned for both PMP & ACP 3 years 1 month ago #5026

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I purchased PM PrepCast and took the final assessment and earned 35 PDU's. Can i use these PDU's to write both PMP and ACP? I am planning to write PMP in March and ACP shortly after that. i appreciate your reply.

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First of all... if your are preparing for a PMI Exam (like PMP or PMI-ACP) then you don't need "PDUs". You need "Contact Hours". The difference between the two is minimal, but just to be formally correct, as a Student of The PM PrepCast who is preparing for the PMP exam, you are earning "Contact Hours" and not "PDUs".

With that out of the way, the Contact Hour requirements for these exams are as follows:

a) PMP Exam requires 35 Contact Hours in general project management training

b) PMI-ACP Exam requires 21 Contact Hours in Agile practices training

And this means that you CANNOT use the Contact Hours you earn from The PM PrepCast for your PMI-ACP application because The PM PrepCast does not teach Agile practices. The PM PrepCast teaches "only" general PM principles.

If you need to earn 21 Contact Hours for your PMI-ACP Exam then please purchase a copy of The Agile PrepCast, which is specifically designed to help you prepare for your PMI-ACP Exam. You can learn more at www.agileprepcast.com .
Until Next Time,
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM
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Can i use PDU's earned for both PMP & ACP 3 years 1 month ago #5041

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