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PMP Exam Update

Dear Candidate:

 

We are pleased to announce that beginning in April 2014, PMI in partnership with Prometric will host testing events to deliver all of our world class professional certifications in Nigeria.  We would like to offer you an opportunity to reserve a seat at the upcoming paper-based testing (PBT) events that will be held in Lagos and Abuja. Please review the details of the upcoming testing events and follow the instructions to confirm your seat at an upcoming testing event.

Dates and Locations for Nigerian Testing Events

PMI has committed to offering our full suite of exams during PBT events held in Lagos and Abuja on a semi-regular basis to our candidates throughout the year. Below are a list of proposed dates and deadlines for registration that are now open:

Locations Testing Date Deadline to register
Lagos & Abuja Saturday-10 May Tuesday-15 April
Lagos & Abuja Saturday-24 May Thursday-1 May*
Lagos & Abuja Saturday-7 June Wednesday-14 May*
Lagos Saturday-21 June Wednesday-28 May*
Lagos Saturday-12 July Wednesday-18 June*
Lagos Saturday 26 July Friday-27 June*

*Dates marked with an asterisk are tentative and will be confirmed.

If you would like to participate in these testing events, please review page 22 of our PMP credential handbook for additional information regarding paper based testing.

Expectations for paper based testing

For these testing events, all exams will be delivered in a paper-based format (PBT). For PBT exams, the answer sheet is computer scanned and graded.  Results take up to six weeks to process and post online.  All candidates can access their examination reports using PMI’s online certification system. Exam reports will only be mailed upon your request.

PMI continues to view Nigeria as an important market. As such, we are committed to continuing to provide opportunities to candidates to sit for PMI certification exams. Additional dates and locations will be communicated as they become available.  We appreciate your patience while we took the time with our testing partner, Prometric, to identify a method to resume testing in your region.

 

Thank you for your continued interest in PMI and our certifications.

Sincerely,

PMI Certification Team

Project Management Certifications in Nigeria; Project Management Professional (PMP).

Project Management Certifications in Nigeria;  Project Management Professional (PMP).

 

About PMP certification

PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP® demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to lead and direct projects.
This recognition is seen through increased marketability to employers and higher salary; according to the PMI Project Management Salary Survey–Seventh Edition, certification positively impacts project manager salaries.

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How to become a Project Management Professional

  1. Attend Project Management training in a PMI Registered Education Provider center. Piston & Fusion is a PMI Registered Education Provider with PM training classes held in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt
  2. Complete your training with PMI REP and obtain your certificate of completion
  3. Apply for the PMP certification examination using the REP certificate of completion
  4. Take and pass the certification examination and become certified

 

For Whom

Anyone interested in becoming a certified project manager

About the PMP certification examination

  • Examination Fee: PMI Member: $405 | Non PMI Member: $555
  • Examination Format: Paper Based Testing
  • Question type: 200 Multiple Choice Question Types
  • Examination Time: 4 hours
  • Examination Center: Prometric Test Centers in Lagos and Abuja
  • Pass Mark: Not stated

Accredited Training for PMP

Click link for information Project Management Pro Training

Tips for Keeping Your Job

1. Try and Make the Job Work. Is there anything you could be doing differently to make the job work? Could you ask for a transfer or a shift change? Is there anything that would make a difference and convince you to stay?

 

2. Work Hard. Most employers don’t mind a little time spent on Facebook or texting, but do focus on your job and give your employer the time you’re getting paid for. When it comes to making lay-off decisions, and the company has to choose, the most productive employees will get to keep the job.

 

3. Be On Time. The workers who are late to work, take a long lunch hour, use a ton of sick time, and/or leave early every day aren’t going to win any points with their boss. Be punctual and be there, instead of making excuses for why you can’t be at work.

 

 4. Be a Team Player. The employees who don’t get along well with others, who gossip about other workers, or who aren’t willing to pitch in to help, aren’t going to be appreciated.

 

5. Be Flexible. Flexibility can be a key component of hanging on to your job. When the company needs someone to change shifts, work weekends, put in some overtime, or work a different schedule, think about volunteering if your personal schedule permits.

 

 6. Don’t Complain. Nobody likes complainers, regardless of how legitimate the complaints are. If you don’t like your job, I can guarantee there are plenty of other people who would jump at the chance to get it. When the job market is as upside down in the employer’s favor as it is now, be really careful about complaining.

 

 7. Offer to Help. One of the best ways to get (or keep) job security is to volunteer for new initiatives, to offer to help with projects, and to take on more responsibility.

 

 8. Keep Your Thoughts to Yourself. Even if you hate your job, keep it to yourself and your family or close friends. Don’t tell the world, because the wrong person is probably going to see what you posted. That, in and of itself, can cost you your job.

 

9. Be Positive. Negativity is contagious, but so is a positive attitude. I have a Post-it not on my desk with a quote from Rosanne Cash which says: Cheerfulness is a choice. The more you stay positive, even if you’re in a tough situation, the better you’ll be able to manage.

 

10. Suck it Up. Maybe it’s not your favorite job. Maybe you’d rather be doing something else. However, it is a paycheck and if you need the income, it can make sense to stay until you secure a new position.

 

11. When All Else Fails. When keeping your job simply isn’t feasible, and it isn’t always, take the time to prepare to job search and plan your departure, so you’re not scrambling to find a job because you just got terminated.