PME® (Project Management Expert) Certification
Certifying management staff and project managers as PME® (Project Management Expert) allows specialists to confirm their project management knowledge with documentary evidence.
PME® is the first level within the certification system that is currently being developed by PM Expert. It certifies an applicant’s theoretical knowledge based on the world’s best practices in project management and specific features of project management in Russia.
A PME® certificate confirms that the level of its owner’s project management knowledge complies with PM Expert’s requirements to the “Project Management Expert” competence. The certificate is awarded to an applicant after his passing the appropriate tests and evidences his knowledge in the following project management areas:
- general project management issues;
- Project Integration Management;
- Project Scope Management;
- Project Time Management;
- Project Cost Management;
- Project Quality Management;
- Project Human Resource Management;
- Project Communications Management;
- Project Risk Management;
- Project Procurement Management..
The testing is in Russian, it lasts 4 hours and includes 200 questions. The test is considered to be passed if the total number of correct answers is 67% or more.
Advantages of PME® Certification
A PME® certificate can become a considerable advantage for specialists of all levels in any areas of business both in strengthening their positions in the company and applying for a new job.
By carrying out PME® certification testing among their employee, the company’s executives can assess their competences and identify project management areas, in which their employees need further development.
PME® certification is also a tool for assessing the competencies of those applying for the companies’ vacancies.
Prerequisites for PME® Candidates
The procedure for getting a permit to sit for the PME® test is simplified compared to its western analogues. It is in Russian and does not require any confirmation of project management practical experience or professional development units acquired through attending lectures.
However, passing the PME® exam requires serious and high-quality preparation on behalf of candidates, which can be in a form of training at PM Expert’s courses or courses delivered by other companies or self-training.
By now, 58.63% of those applying for the PME® exam have passed the test and received their certificates.
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