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PDU exam prep cast 1 year 1 week ago #15596

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Hi . I want to ask prepcast what kind of quiz (exam) is Cornelius mentioning in his presentation that PMP must take after getting 60 PDUs ?
Why would a PMP sit for another exam?
It’s this exam is a binding one by PMI?
If yes, can I get any information about this exam?
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PDU exam prep cast 1 year 1 week ago #15598

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Hi Max,

There is no more exams required after you attain your PMP designation. I think the exam you are referring to is the one Prepcast subscribers have to take in order to qualify for the 35-contact hour certificate (used for PMP exam application).
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PDU exam prep cast 1 year 1 week ago #15603

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Hello Max,

Actually, in this particular case, Joe is not correct. If you use The PM PrepCast in order to earn 60 PDUs for your PMP exam recertification (three years after you passed your exam) then you DO have to take and pass The Final Exam. Here is how this works:

We are a PMI Registered Education Provider, and in particular, we are a "distance learning provider". If you take any of our courses we are required to administer what PMI calls an "assessment" to ensure that you have achieved the learning goals of the course. For The PM PrepCast, we call this assessment "The Final Exam". This is a 25-question exam (relatively easy if you pay attention during the course) and you have to pass this exam in order to receive your certificate. Once you have the certificate you can use it in ONE of two ways:

- Option 1: If you are studying for your PMP exam, then the certificate qualifies for 35 Contact Hours so that you can take the exam
- Option 2: If you have already passed your exam, then the certificate qualifies for 60 PDUs so that you can renew your PMP certification

Please let me know if that explains it?
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PDU exam prep cast 1 year 1 week ago #15604

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My bad Cornelius, I totally forgot about the re-certification part.
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PDU exam prep cast 1 year 1 week ago #15614

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Hello,
Thank you for your replay.
I would like to know how how to estimate PDUs quantity. I’m going through PMBOK currently and when I’m finished I have to claim PDUs. How many of them can I claim ?
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PDU exam prep cast 1 year 1 week ago #15616

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Basically, one hour of reading = one PDU. However, there are a lot more factors to consider. For example, reading the PMBOK Guide qualifies as earning 'technical' PDUs, but you also need leadership PDUs, as well as strategic & business PDUs.

I, therefore, recommend that you read the CCRS Handbook where PMI describes all the rules to consider: www.project-management-prepcast.com/ccrshb

Additionally I recommend that you watch this video here where I discuss how to earn PDUs: www.project-management-podcast.com/index...pdu/pmis-pdu-secrets
Until Next Time,
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM
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PDU exam prep cast 11 months 2 weeks ago #15877

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I'd purchased The PM PrepCast Basic (For PMBOK Guide Sixth Edition) to collect the required 30 PDUs for the renewal of PMI-SP. The email I received after purchasing the course said that I'll get 35 contact hours. However on the PMI directory shows that I can only claim 25.5 PDUs for this course. Can the moderators please clarify?
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