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Category: Earning PDUs for your Project Management Professional (PMP)® Renewal for those who are PMP® certified

PMP PDU Articles

Are you a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® and need in-depth guidance and checklists on your certification renewal? Or maybe you have a question or two about Professional Development Units (PDUs) and the Continuing Certification Requirements System (CCRS)? You have come to the right place!

We have created the following series of PMP® Certification Renewal Guides for you. These guides are in-depth articles with answers to the most pressing questions that you may have about the your certification's rewewal. We discuss each topic from many angles to answer all the questions that you may have. You've found the Ultimate Guide to PDUs and renewal.

And even though the focus of these articles is primarily on the PMP exam, the policies and procedures are the same for all Project Management Institute (PMI)® certifications. So read on even if you are looking for PDU guidance on a certification other than the PMP.

10 Steps to PMP Renewal

So... You just passed your PMP Exam and then learned - to your suprise - that the certification is only valid for 3 years before you have to go through a certification renewal. And that there is something called PMP PDU that you need to learn about. But it's easier than you think. Let us give you a roadmap and take you step by step to your first certification renewal.

Earn PDUs Fast: How to Earn 60 PMP PDUs in 30 Days. Easily.

It's a fact. Every certified project managers sometimes forgets that they have to earn an average of 2 PDUs every month for their receritification. And then... boom... you get an email from PMI telling you that your certification renewal is up in 30 days and you have 0 PDUs on your account. And suddenly you have to earn PDUs fast. Now what? Relax. It's easy to earn all your PDUs in just 30 days. Here's how.

How to Earn Leadership PDUs and Strategic and Business PDUs

The PMI Talent Triangle requires you to earn PDUs in the areas of Technical PM, Leadership as well as Strategic & Business Management. Most certified project managers find that earning technical PDUs is easy and comes quite naturally. But how do you earn leadership PDU or Strategic PDU? In this article we explore what they are and how to earn them.

Need 60 PDUs for PMP Renewal? Read the CCR Handbook First!

Many certified project managers start earning their PDU credits without understanding any of the rules and policies that PMI® has set out. This is like starting a game of chess without even knowing how to correctly set up the pieces on the board. In this article we introduce you to the CCR Handbook and some of the most important rules around earning PDUs.

How to Earn PMP PDUs for The PMI Talent Triangle

The PMI Talent Triangle is the center of the CCRS, which defines the guidelines and policies for earning PDUs by PMI certified project managers. Therefore, as a certified PM you should know the talent triangle very well before you start earning your PMI Talent Triangle PDU. In particular you should understand how each PDU you earn maps to the talent triangle so that you always earn "the right" PDUs.

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