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Exam credentials 6 years 1 month ago #1917

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I am studying the material to acquire my 35 contact hours but I am not a Project manager and really don't have much in the way of hands-on experience. Would that disqualify me from taking the PMP exam? And if so, how would someone in my shoes acquire the needed work hours to qualify.

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Re:Exam credentials 6 years 1 month ago #1918

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Ralph,

Yes. Unfortunately this would disqualify you from taking the PMP Exam.

Please take a look at page 8 of the credentials handbook:
www.pmi.org/en/Certification/~/media/PDF...pdc_pmphandbook.ashx

This is where you find the requirements, and if you don't meet them you cannot take the exam.

What can you do?

- Step 1: Take the CAPM exam to establish on your resume that your are a PM

- Step 2: Listen to these 2 podcasts about how to become a PM:
www.project-management-podcast.com/index...me-a-project-manager
www.project-management-podcast.com/index...me-a-project-manager

- Step 3: Get assigned to projects, so that you can get the experience.
Until Next Time,
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM
President, OSP International LLC
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