FAQs

Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, and techniques to execute projects effectively and efficiently. It’s a strategic competency for organizations, enabling them to tie project results to business goals—and thus, better compete in their markets.

PMI® is a not-for-profit organization that advances the project management profession through globally recognized standards and certifications, collaborative communities, an extensive research program, and professional development opportunities. It is one of the world's largest professional membership associations, with half a million members and credential holders in more than 185 countries.

Visit www.pmi.org to know more about PMI®.

There are two categories of training programs: Informative: e.g. PMP® tutorial, where focus is on teaching to pass the PMP® test only. The participants post the training program, might clear the PMP® test, but may or may not be in a position to apply the PMBOK® concepts on real time situations. The other category is the transformational type which focuses on enhancing the effectiveness and competence of the participants. SABCONS programs delivers a harmonious blend of informational and transformational content.

The participant can pay the PMI® credential exam fees directly to PMI® once he/she decides to apply for the exam. The SABCONS program fees is exclusive of the exam fees.

Our programs on portfolio management, program management, Microsoft project, global project management, various modules on Strategy and Leadership are recognized by PMI® for award of PDUs. Attendance in these programs provides you a chance to develop your skills as well as earn those valuable PDUs necessary to maintain your PMI® credential. Please refer to our calendar of programs for more details. To know more details, please contact us.

To know the eligibility criteria, exam fees and other details, please download the CAPM® handbook.

The CAPM® certificate is valid for 5 years. Re-examination is required to maintain the certificate.

To know the eligibility criteria, fees, evaluation criteria and other details, please download the (PgMP)® handbook.

It is not necessary for an individual to be a PMP® to take up the PgMP® certification. If you meet the eligibility criteria mentioned above, you could directly appear for PgMP®.

Similar to PMP, the PgMP® credential is valid for three years. You can renew your credential by accruing 60 PDUs (Professional Development Units) and paying the renewal fee.

You can access www.pmi.org for more details about this certification. Click on the tab ‘Certifications’ and select ‘Program Management Professional (PgMP) ®.

To know the eligibility criteria, fees, evaluation criteria and other details, please download the (PfMP)® handbook.

A Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) is an independent educational organization that, while functionally separate from PMI®, has met its rigorous standards for project management education. PMI-REP®s are organizations that have been approved by PMI® to offer training in project management and issue professional development units (PDUs) to meet the continuing education requirements needed by PMI® credential holders. To earn the R.E.P. designation, a provider must meet or exceed rigorous standards for quality and effectiveness as defined by PMI®.

PMI® reviews instructor qualifications, educational materials and procedures for continuous improvement of course delivery techniques and accuracy in their advertising. Although it would be impossible for PMI® to guarantee the success of every R.E.P. training activity, it ensures that all organizations meet the established criteria at the time of their review. All R.E.P.s are reviewed every three years.

Similar to PMP® or PgMP®, the PfMP® credential is valid for 3 years. You can renew your credential by accruing 60 PDUs (Professional Development Units) and paying the renewal fee.

You can access www.pmi.org for more details about this certification. Click on the tab ‘Certifications’ and select ‘Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) ®.

SABCONS, being the first Registered Education Provider (REP) for PMI, is authorized to support you on your certification. You may contact reachus@sabcons.com for any further details.

Please download the Roadmap to become PMI® member.

PMI® certifications offer many advantages. Some of them are:

  • Ensures an understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology, and processes of effective project management.
  • Knowledge-based on in-depth studies conducted to reflect current skills and best practices Aids in grooming the next-level project management maturity in the organization.
  • Builds credibility among clients across the world about the organization's commitment to project management as well as the quality of resources deployed on the project.
  • Helps motivate fresh professionals by encouraging professional development through continuous learning.
  • Flexible and adaptable across market segments and locations.

Whether you're a student just stepping into the arena of project management, or a beginner changing careers, or even if you are already serving as a subject matter expert on project teams, a PMI® Certification is the best bet to get your career on the right path or take it to the next level.

You can apply for any certification that matches your qualifications, and no certification serves as a prerequisite for another. Also, you don’t need to be a PMI® member to obtain a credential, but there are member discounts on application and credential maintenance costs. PMI® certifications fit a wide range of experience levels and needs. The decision to earn a project management certification is a big one, so make sure you choose one that best fits your current expertise and your future career plans.

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To know the eligibility criteria, please download the PMI® Certification Guide here.

Yes, we provide weekend PMP training programs over 5 Saturdays. One may think why not finish the trainings in 2 to maximum 3 weekends instead of 5 Saturdays.

SABCONS, as an organisation, believes in efficiency over convenience in delivering the training. An individual who will attend a 2 or 3 week Sat + Sun training will also be managing work for 5 business days. This means she / he will have to stretch for 19 days without a break until the course completes. However, in a 5 Saturday program the individual gets a break on every Sunday. This will allow her / him some time to reflect / recharge before the next week and avoid burnout, hence learning becomes fun. We would also like to quote examples from the IIMs who never conduct a course on Sundays with the same rationale as there needs to be balance between work, life and education.