Posted on Nov 15, 2019
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Let's be really clear, the ONLY vendor that offers the PMP is the Project Management Institute. It is literally THEIR copyrighted product. Their tightly controlled test, which they administer through testing centers (I think Pearson, but it's been a long time). Period.

Others may offer training (which may well be EXCELLENT, btw), "certificates of completion", or other products purporting to (and maybe actually) teach or demonstrate excellence in project management skills. But they CANNOT give you a PMP.

Now, if you are talking about TRAINING vendors, I totally agree with LTC Tom McNew IVMF offers good training, and you can get a voucher (unless you've already been through the program) to sit the exam for free, which will save you about $500.
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Sir, I appreciate the feedback. Yes, I should have asked differently. I was referring to the companies that offer the training. Tracking all that the PMI is where the credentials would be from once the exam is taken, but wanted to ensure that I signed up with a credible vendor to get quality training.
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Sgt James Kinane
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Only PMI offers the PMP certification, however there are many vendors that provide training to prepare people for the certification exam. I think the best approach is to already have the requisite 40 PDUs (if that's still accurate) and be approved to sit for the exam, and then take a boot camp taught by a live instructor, from a PMI approved vendor. Schedule to sit for the exam right after the boot camp, and I think it will give you your best chance of passing on the first attempt. Whatever approach you choose, I wish you the best of luck.
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Thanks for your feedback.
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LTC Tom McNew
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Go through the IVMF at Syracuse University. It's free to retired Vets.
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