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Filling out the application, I have questions 2 months 3 weeks ago #17002

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I am currently filling out the application to sit for the exam and will likely have more questions which I will try to keep to this one thread so as to not block up the page.
Right now the question that I have is : While I am preparing for the exam I am currently not employed so as to devote more attention to my studies, PMI is asking for a work address but I don't have one, what should be put into that space ?

Filling out the application, I have questions 2 months 2 weeks ago #17033

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Hi Shannon,

I think the purpose of the contact address is for PMI to be able to reach you via mail (ie. PMP certificate). If you don't have a work address, you can use your home address instead.
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Filling out the application, I have questions 2 months 1 week ago #17088

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Thank you for the information Joe. I also have a question about documenting experience. The projects that I would like to document are all very long difficult to describe projects that I could literally write a book about , but I have no idea how to try to make it all fit into 550 characters . Is there a suggested format for trying to get all of the correct information that PMI is looking for ? I have seen some examples , but they don't seem to have any real formatting to them, and have seen several opposing posts on the subject, I have seen some that list out hours experience in each knowledge area and others that simply give a very limited project description. I am currently trying to put something together and keep finding that 550 characters is just not enough space.
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Filling out the application, I have questions 2 months 1 week ago #17097

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Hi Shannon,

I had a similar situation when I was filing for my application, as I too managed a multi-year project. The key is to keep it at a high level, use abbreviations and PMBOK processes/tools & techniques whenever possible.

Prepcast has an excellent article on this topic: Link

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Joe
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