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Q: How many hours should I study online to earn the 35-hour PM Education certificate?

A: According to the Online Study System, one hour of structured online study = 1 Credit/Education Hour. Therefore, one requires minimum 35 hours of study to earn 35 - Hour PM Education certificate.

Q: I passed the PMI-SP exam after taking your online PMI-SP course. Can I use the 30 PDUs earned in the PMi-SP course to add 30 PDU's for both the PMP re-certification as well as for my PMI-RMP re-certification? Can I use it also to add 30 PDU's for my PMI-SP exam re-certificationn? :) Please advise.

A: You can use it for PMI-SP exam application mandatory education for 30 hours and for PMP recertification. Other areas you may have to check with PMI customer care.

Q: How and when can I schedule the PMP exam? Exams are year around (Or) only at specific times?

A: We will send a link with your certificate and you can fill up PMI online Eligibility letter application form.
Before that, please keep your XLS template ready for PM experience distribution. After getting the eligibility letter from PMI, visit http://www.2test.com for test seat reservation line. You can take the test anywhere in the world in any of the approved prometric test center and you have go to prometric test centre on the chosen date. Exams are conducted on all days except Sat/Sun (Please, check with the center for any special slots or exams on Saturdays). Please note that eligibility letter from PMI may take anywhere between 1- week and 4-weeks depending on whether your application was selected for audit or not. Please, keep this in mind when you plan your exam date.

Q: Do you think, I should still go ahead and take the tests to earn the 35-hour PM Education certificate? Are they going to help strengthen my credentials for PMP Exam/Certification?

A: To earn the 35 hour cert, the tests are not mandatory. However, taking at least 1 test in each knowledge area and 1 full mock test is recommended before requesting the 35-hour certificate.

Q: What other services IIPM could provide in preparing one for the PMP exam through this course - say profile guidance, exercises, and application preparations?

A: The following are available:
1. The PM Experience XLS template is already in the site for your use.
2. You can send the screen shots of application form in zip file for one project only for our admin staff facilitation as an  
    MSWORD file attachment.
3. Unlimited study mode and mock tests are available online to reinforce your learning.
4. Many solved exercises with step by step explanations are given for each Knowledge area.
5. Free membership to IIPM PMP cert yahoo study group. This group helps in interaction, tips, doubts with more
    than 700 participants around the world.
6. Case study report- Available online for strengthening your learning.
7. Salient points for the exam, PMP exam formulas, and key terms posted on the site for quick reference.

Q: Can we get the 35 hours mandatory certificate by taking up the online PMP course?

A: Yes. You can get your 35 hour PM education certificate from IIPM once complete 35 hours of study or combination of some study hours and some test hours totaling to 35 hours. Test hours are given just to emphasize the point for testing. Even after 35 hour cert, you can use your balance access hours for taking tests to reinforce your learning.

Q: Can I request for the 35 hrs online course completion course by reading materials for that hrs..?

A: No, you need to study through online.

Q: What kind of support will be provided for the Online Course?

A: A maximum of 5-10 questions or doubts in the online course can be clarified through telephone or email within the time frame of 5-7 business days. Please note that for telephone support; only incoming calls to the faculty will be entertained.

Q: Who will conduct the PMP exam and where?

A: Exams are conducted by PMI, USA in collaboration with select Thompson prometric testing centers around the world. Visit to http://www.2test.com to know more.

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