The PMP® (Project Management Professional) is a certification by the American Project Management Institute (PMI®).
The Department of the University responsible for the content of the Programme in Project Management (PPM) Certificate is registered by the PMI® (USA) as a provider of project management education. The PMI® recognizes both the University of Pretoria and the project management programmes offered such as the Programme in Project Management (PPM) and the Masters’ in Project Management (MPM) offered to engineers and scientists.
The PPM helps if you wish to register with the American PMI® as a “PMP®”:
•The PPM provides solid, general background for the PMP examination.
•During the PPM you will learn about the American PMBOK® Guide and should obtain a working knowledge of its contents.
•To register as a PMP and to remain registered, you have to earn a certain number of PDUs (Professional Development Units) and the PPM course could provide these.
After having done the PPM, you would however have to spend some further time to memorise the content of the PMBOK® Guide (about 380 pages) for the PMP examination.
The main objective of the PPM, however, is to help people manage projects better by developing skills, not to coach them for any specific examination.
The PMBOK® Guide is a national American standard and is the most popular standard on project management. We use the PMBOK® Guide on the PPM as an important framework of project management, but we also supplement it extensively with other material.
The PPM also covers topics that are not addressed in the PMBOK® Guide such as aspects of the South African law that are relevant to the practical South African project manager.
You should find general information about the PMP test at:
There are several books and CDs commercially available that could help you with the preparation for the examination and it might be useful to get hold of one. Books to help with preparation are available form Amazon.com. For this type of project management training, we recommend the book: PMP Exam Prep, Eighth Edition: Rita's Course in a Book for Passing the PMP Exam by Rita Mulcahy
What additional literature can assist me to prepare for the PMP examination of the American PMI®?
There are several books and CDs commercially available that could help you with the preparation for the examination and it might be useful to get hold of one. Books to help with preparation are available from Amazon.com.
Sources that we recommend:
- Mulcahy, R. PMP Exam Prep. Rita's course in a Book for Passing the PMP Exam. 8th Edition.
- Project Management Institute. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Standard), 5th Edition. Upper Darby, PA 19082 USA
- Heldman, K. 2013. PMP Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide. 5th ed. Wiley
Mulcahy follows the order of the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Knowledge Areas whereas Heldman follows the logical flow of the Project Management