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PMP Application: Proj Experience Related Question 5 years 10 months ago #1818

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Hi,

I am in the process if applying for pmp.

1) I want to know how many years back project experience can/should be added in the application?

Like for example, from 10yrs back, then in this case it would be all the projects done from 2001 to 2010
or from 8 yrs back, then in this case it would be all the projects done from 2003 to 2010.
Or should be be just say till the total hours come to say 5000+ hrs

2) In what detail should the project description be?
Just an overview of the project and the list of your responsibilities is good enough?

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Rashmi

Re:PMP Application: Proj Experience Related Question 5 years 10 months ago #1820

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Rashmi,

1.) As so often, you can find the answer to this question in the PMP Handbook at www.pmi.org/en/Certification/~/media/PDF...pdc_pmphandbook.ashx on page 7:

Your PM Experience must have been accrued within the last 8 years.

Anything that is older than 8 years does not count.

2.) I believe that you only have 250 characters in the online form to describe it. So be precise and use "PMI Terminology".

Take a look at the example found in our Experience Verification Worksheet at www.project-management-prepcast.com/inde...rification-worksheet (XLS file - See 2nd tab at the bottom)
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Re:PMP Application: Proj Experience Related Question 5 years 10 months ago #1821

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Thanks for the information.

The prepcast is a wonderful product. It helps in retaining the information we read in the books, as we can hear about it as well as watch the slides.
Thanks.

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Rashmi

Re:PMP Application: Proj Experience Related Question 5 years 10 months ago #1822

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Dear Cornelius,

Thanks for the worksheet.

In the worksheet it is mentioned that as a contact information I have to give the name of my employer and not my customer.

In my case, I am kind of placed at my customer end and my parent company is not aware/involved in my work in anyway.

My experience can only be verified by my customer.
I hope that, it would be ok to put my customer`s details in the contact information right?

My manager on the customer side is supportive of this certification and is ready to verify the experience.

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Rashmi

Re:PMP Application: Proj Experience Related Question 5 years 10 months ago #1824

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Rashmi,

usually I recommend to put your supervisor and not your customer name in there. But as you explain: your customer is better suited for this and he is also supportive.

So yes... go ahead and use your customer name.
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Re:PMP Application: Proj Experience Related Question 5 years 10 months ago #1825

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Dear Cornelius

Thanks for the quick reply.

One more question: One of the companies I worked for is now no longer in business. I can get exp verification no problem but dont have the current company location details.

I do have the details of the owner and he is ok with me sharing that on the application.

Will this be ok?

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Rashmi

Re:PMP Application: Proj Experience Related Question 5 years 10 months ago #1826

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If the owner is OK with this then I'd say: Go for it!

The important thing here is to always first ask your contact persons if it's OK for you to use their names. (I also recommend that you show them what you submit BEFORE you submit, so they can give their concerns to you early).

So if they say "OK" then it's OK for you to list their names.
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Re:PMP Application: Proj Experience Related Question 5 years 10 months ago #1827

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Thanks a lot Cornelius for the quick replies!

It really helps to get your doubts cleared by someone as experienced as you.

I am really happy I brought Prepcast!
The product is good and you really guide us through our questions.

I appreciate the time you took to answer my queries.

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Rashmi

Re:PMP Application: Proj Experience Related Question 5 years 10 months ago #1828

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Dear Cornelius

If the experience covers all the process areas but doesn't have any hours of experience in say one of the process "Conduct project selection methods to evaluate the feasibility of new products or services" of the Initiating PA.
Then this will not pose any problems,correct?

Thanks again,
Rashmi
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