Learning Not to Fear the PMP Application Audit

As an instructor at the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Career College, I often talk to students that intend to apply for their Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification through the Project Management Institute (PMI). Many of them express concerns over the application itself and how PMI counts their relevant project management experience gained through their military duties. I’ve seen many great articles written on how to properly fill out the application but I wanted to share my own experience of going through the audit process of the PMP application so that readers know they do not need to fear this process if selected for an audit.… Read More Learning Not to Fear the PMP Application Audit

Understanding the PMP® Experience Requirements

I am certain that almost every military Veteran has some amount of project management experience that can be legitimately documented on the PMP application.  But, the amount of that experience will vary depending on a host of factors such as your time in service, positions held, rank, and occupational specialty.  There are minimum requirements you must meet to qualify for the PMP Exam, so you need to first understand what those requirements are and which Category applies to you.… Read More Understanding the PMP® Experience Requirements

Is Certified Project Professional (CPP) Certification Worth It?

Military Veterans are sometimes overwhelmed by the plethora of choices that are out there promising to help prepare them to be competitive for civilian employment; so we at Military PM Pro want to help by sifting through the chaff to get to the good stuff that you should really consider pursuing. Recently, I was asked by a connection of mine to comment on whether he should take a local course being offered to obtain the Certified Project Professional (CPP) certification offered by the Institute of Project Management.… Read More Is Certified Project Professional (CPP) Certification Worth It?

PM-ProLearn Launches FREE PMP® Exam Prep Course for Military Veterans

On July 4th 2017, PM-ProLearn opened the doors to an innovative, self-paced, and completely FREE PMP® Exam preparation training option for Military Veterans. Within 8 days we had enrolled 500 students in the program and on the10th day, we graduated our first “PM-ProLearner”, retired U.S. Marine, Ethan Irons.… Read More PM-ProLearn Launches FREE PMP® Exam Prep Course for Military Veterans

Professional Certification or Masters Degree: What to pursue during transition from Active Duty

As a veteran, while I was going through transition I had a hard time deciding where to focus my efforts. Transition was uncertain but I wanted to prepare for my future both in the military and as a civilian. In the last couple years and following months leading up to transition, I was constantly debating… Read More Professional Certification or Masters Degree: What to pursue during transition from Active Duty