Friday, July 8, 2011

PMP, CAPM & CPIM requirements & related information. These are useful certificates to have :)

PMP (Project Management Professional) certification by PMI:
  • Requirement: 4 years Bachelor degree + 36 months project management experience + 35 contact hours of formal education OR
  • High School Diploma + 60 months project management experience + 35 contact hours of formal education
  • Fees: Online: $555 for non PMI member, $405 for PMI member. 
  • PMI audit process: submit documentation for audit.
  • Exam: 4 hours, 200 questions. To pass, you need 68.5% correct or you need 137 / 200 correct. 
  • Exam held online at Prometric centers.
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) certification by PMI:
  • 1500 hours of project team experience +  high school diploma OR
  • High school diploma + 23 contact hours of formal education
  • Fees: Online test: $225 for member, & $300 for non-member. 
  • Test: 135 questions in 3 hours. Passing mark is 65% ( 88 / 135 questions right). 
  • Exam held online at Prometric centres.
CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) certification by APICS:
  • No specific eligibility criteria or requirements 
  • 5 modules as below (Candidate must pass 1 exam in each of these modules):
  • Basics of Supply Chain Management
  • Master Planning of Resources
  • Detailed Scheduling & Planning
  • Execution & Control of Operations
  • Strategic Management of Resources 
  • How does it help? The APICS CPIM designation demonstrates that you have the expertise and knowledge of production and inventory management to Improve productivity across your organization’s supply chain Streamline operations through accurate forecasting Maximize customer satisfaction by delivering products and services Just-in-Time Increase profitability by optimizing your organization’s inventory investment.

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