Project Management Professional | PMP study guide


Project Management Professional (PMP) is an internationally recognized professional designation offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Government, commercial, and other organizations employ PMP certified project managers in an attempt to improve the success rate of projects in all areas of knowledge, by applying a standardized and evolving set of project management principles as contained in PMI’s PMBOK Guide.

Why become PMP certified?

Wherever you are in your career, the globally recognized Project Management Professional (PMP) certification tells employers, peers, and the world you know what you’re doing in project management, and our PMP study guide will help you get there!

And even if “project manager” isn’t part of your title, the PMP applies to anyone who helps bring a project to completion. Just like a CPA validates expertise for accountants, the PMP recognizes your ability to manage projects—and the hard work you’ve done so far.

The PMP delivers value far into your career, and that is validated by CIO magazine ranking the PMP as the top project management certification, because it proves you have the specific skills and experience employers seek. Certified PMPs report earning up to 25% more than non-certified project management professionals.

Earning your PMP Certification is a commitment, and that’s why it is valuable. Do you have real-world project management experience that’s led to success? Great—you’ve finished the hardest part. Before you apply, make sure you meet of the following sets of PMP Certification requirements:

  • A four-year degree
  • 36 months leading projects
  • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certification

— OR —

  • A high school diploma or an associate’s degree (or global equivalent)
  • 60 months leading projects
  • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certification

The exam format is 200 scenario-based questions to be completed within 4 hours.

Our PMP Study Guide

This study guide covers all of the material you will need to successfully pass the PMP certification exam on your first try, and it will guide you through the essentials to help you attain and showcase the knowledge, experience, and skills of a top project manager.


Give yourself an advantage with the ABC approach:

  • Simpler: navigate through bite-size materials that cover every exam topic
  • Faster: master key concepts in a short amount of time
  • Cheaper: save money by passing the first time

Learn more about the benefits of the PMP certification and the unique approach employed in our PMP study guide.

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