PMI-SP Scheduling Professional

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The PMI-SP certification is an industry recognized vendor neutral credential. The PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) is a credential for practitioners who want to focus on developing and maintaining project schedules. The PMI-SP Certification exam demonstrates the knowledge and expertise specialized in the area of developing and maintaining the project schedule. uCertify’s guaranteed certification prep for PMI-SP is comprehensive and helps you not only earn your certification in the shortest time possible, but to also gain the knowledge required on the job. Here’s what to expect from your uCertify prepkit

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The PMI Scheduling Professional certification exam is a standalone certification from PMI with the exam code PMI-SP. The certification is targeted at project management professional for the specialized area of developing and maintaining the project schedule. It also checks the knowledge and skills of a candidate to lead and direct project teams and to deliver results within the constraints of schedule, budget, and resources. The exam covers the specialized area of developing and maintaining the project schedule. Project scheduling professionals should be recognized for their knowledge, skills and experience in the area of project scheduling.

Skills Measured

  • Identify successful schedule techniques
  • Analyze the schedule approach
  • Construct the project network diagram
  • Develop a robust schedule estimate
  • Establish procedures for maintain and update the project schedule
  • Update and maintain the plan
  • Perform schedule-based Earned Value Analysis (EVA)
  • Define the frequency and detail for measure performance

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PMI-SP Course Duration

This is a self-paced, independent study program, so there are no minimum or maximum restrictions placed by uCertify. The amount of time you will take depends on your existing knowledge of the area and related experience, as well as your availability. We recommend at least 2-3 weeks if you have good knowledge and work experience in project scheduling and management.

PMI-SP Course/Exam Objectives

  • Chapter 1: Schedule Mission Management
    • successful scheduling
    • analyzing your scheduling approach
    • Delivering a project
  • Chapter 2: Schedule Creation
    • Building the project Network Diagram
    • Developing Robust schedule estimate
    • Integrating the schedule and true path
    • Schedules that make sense
  • Chapter 3: Schedule Maintenance
    • Establishing procedures for maintaining and updating the project schedule
    • Evaluating the schedule against the schedule conformance index
    • Defining the frequency and format of activity status report
    • Updating and maintaining the plan
    • collecting activity status from activity owners
    • Recording actual durations
  • Chapter 4: Schedule Analysis
    • Performing schedule based Earned Value Analysis (EVA)
    • Defining the frequency and detail for measuring performance
    • Determining the variance between planned and actual value
    • Calculating schedule efficiency
    • Forecasting the impact to the critical path and project duration
    • Identifying alternative project delivery determine the feasibility of proposed changes
    • Distinguishing between Fast track the project and crashing the critical path
  • Chapter 5: Schedule communication/Reports
    • Identifying reporting needs, interfacing project information with organizations reporting needs
    • Aligning project monitoring to project planning
    • Generating and establishing project reports
    • Reporting project status using EVA, milestones and critical path

Career Prospects

A PMI-SP Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Project Manager
  • Project Administrator


What certificate do I earn on passing the vendor certification?
If you pass PMI's PMI-SP exam you will get credit towards the following certification:
What is the exam registration fee?
  • For PMI members - $1,500
  • For non-PMI members - $1,800

You can take the PMI-SP assessment exam up to three times within the one-year period. PMI members will have to pay re-examination fees of $500, whereas non-PMI members will have to pay $600. Click here to get more information.

Where do I take the exam?
The PMI exam is administered by Prometric at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
The exam consists of linear, multiple choice, fact based questions.
What is the Pre-requisites of the exam?

PMI has the following pre-requisites for PMI-SP:

  • A four-year degree (bachelor's or the global equivalent), with at least 3,500 hours of project scheduling experience and 30 hours of project scheduling education. OR
  • A secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent) with at least 5,000 hours of project scheduling experience and 40 hours of project scheduling education.
How many questions are asked on the exam?
The exam contains 170 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
210 minutes
What is the passing score?
A pass/fail result score is generated based on your overall performance of the examination.
What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the PMI-SP, PMP's retake Policy is:

  • Candidates are granted a one-year eligibility window. Candidates 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, candidates will have to wait one year before re-applying for the credential and retaking the examination.
  • Candidates must submit a re-examination form before each attempt along with the re-examination fee.
What is the validity of the certification?
PMI-SP certification expires 3 years from the date of issue, after which the certification holder will need to renew their certification. Visit here for more information.
Where can I find more information on this exam?
You can find more information about the PMI-SP here:
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Total Questions (inc. quizzes) 30 426
Interactive Quizzes 15 106
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