Q. What is the PMI-SP exam?
A. The PMI-SP certification exam demonstrates the knowledge and sophisticated expertise in the specialized area of developing and maintaining the project schedule. After passing this certification, the exam candidates are able to create and maintain a project schedule.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the PMI-SP exam?
A. There is no prerequisite required for this exam, as PMI-SP is a stand-alone credential offered as part of PMI’s family of credentials.

Q. What certificate does it provide?
A. This exam provides the PMI-SP certificate.

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?
A. You will be required to attempt approximately 170 multiple choice questions. About 20 of the questions, dispersed randomly throughout the examination, are pre-test (or un-scored) questions.

Q. What is the duration of the test?
A. Users are required to attempt all questions in 210 minutes (three and a half hour) duration.

Q. What is the passing score?
A. The passing score for all PMI credentials examination is determined by sound psychometric analysis.

Q. What is the test retake policy?
A. If you fail, then you are granted a one-year eligibility window. You have a maximum of three attempts to receive a passing score on the PMI-SP examination within the one-year eligibility period. After the third unsuccessful attempt, you will have to wait one year before re-applying for the credential and retaking the examination. You must submit a re-examination form before each attempt along with the re-examination fee.

Q. Why should I become certified?
A. If you spend a majority of your time managing project schedules, then you should consider applying for this specialty credential. Project scheduling practitioners provide expertise in the specialized area of developing and maintaining the project schedule. Project scheduling professionals should be recognized for their knowledge, skills and experience in this specialized area of project scheduling.

Q. What can I expect in the PMI-SP exam?
A. You will be required to attempt approximately 170 multiple choice questions. About 20 of the questions, dispersed randomly throughout the examination, are pre-test (or un-scored) questions.

Q. What are the code languages available for the PMI-SP exam?
A. The PMI-SP examination is administered in English only.

Q. What skills are measured in the PMI-SP exam?
A. The exam PMI-SP tests the ability of a candidate of configuring projects, managing projects, configuring schedules, configuring schedule analysis, managing schedule communication and reports.

Q. What is the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program?
A. In order to satisfy CCR program requirements and maintain an active credential holder status, individuals who have attained the PMI-SP credential must accrue and report a minimum of 30 professional development units (PDUs) during each three-year CCR cycle. The credential holder needs to complete an Application for Certification Renewal, remit payment of the renewal fee, and reaffirm the appropriate Code of Professional Conduct.

Q. Where can I take the test?
A. The PMI-SP examination will be offered globally at Prometric Testing Centers that offer other PMI examinations.

Q. How do I register for a PMI-SP exam?
A. The application is available online. You also have the option to download the application, fill it out, and send it to PMI via postal mail.

Q. How can I locate a testing center?
A. Tests are conducted at your local Prometric testing center, where you will take a computer-based test. Paper-based tests are reserved for those that live 186.5 miles or greater away from the nearest testing center. To locate a testing center near you, visit prometric.com.

Q. How can I schedule, reschedule, cancel, or confirm the exam?
A. Candidate applications are valid for one year from the date of application approval. If a candidate allows his or her eligibility to lapse, he or she must re-apply.

Q. What can I expect from PMI if I pass the PMI-SP exam?
A. After you pass the exam, you may immediately use the credential after your name (for example, Ricky Ponting, PMI-SP). Your name will also appear in the PMI Online Registry. Credential holders will receive a package of information with a certificate, letter and credential holder card in the mail.

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