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TOPIC: Preparing to Sit for the exam

Preparing to Sit for the exam 7 months 2 days ago #16297

  • Jlynn
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Hello,
.Pursuing the PMP certification is a career path goal for some time but as I have been reading the various material for my course and trying to learn my gaps in knowledge, I keep running across various comments that indicate that if a person has not acted as a PM , they will not pass the exam.
Is this truly the case? I find it hard to believe that everyone who sits for the exam has acted as PM but maybe so? Just want to know if I am in over my head . . My background includes being a participant /team member on multiple projects related to Software implementations but never as an actual PM. I have done many of the activities within a project and I am familiar with various aspects of project but not from a PM perspective. I have documented out my past project experience and I have enough hours to believe my application would be accepted.
Thanks for any feedback you can provide.

Preparing to Sit for the exam 7 months 2 days ago #16299

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Many folks have passed the exam who were not directly PMs. That is not a requirement.
If you participated as part of a project in a documented capacity you will meet the PMI requirements. That's all.
Determination and drive will get you down the path. You are facing that direction, so now get going!
Good luck.
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