Keep Your PMP Up-to-Date with the PMI Agile Hybrid Project Pro Micro-Credential

The Project Management Institute (PMI) introduced the Agile Hybrid Project Pro Micro-Credential last year, a learning and micro-credential program designed to help project managers gain a deep understanding of the principles behind Agile and hybrid practices. The program is ideal for project managers who have previously taken the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam and want to stay current on the latest developments in the field, when I completed my PMP back in 2012 it was based around the 4th edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide and did not have coverage of Agile related topics. By participating in this program, project managers can enhance their skills, earn digital badges for recognition, and remain competitive in the job market.

The micro-credential program has a cost of $200 for non-PMI members or $175 for PMI members. Some of the biggest benefits for participants of the Agile Hybrid Project Pro Micro-Credential program include the ability to develop skills and earn digital badges for recognition at their own pace, as well as earning 13 PDUs (5 Technical, 4 Strategic, 4 Leadership) that count toward maintaining their PMI certification status.

The courseware included in the program is self-paced, so project managers can complete the training at their own pace and on their own schedule. This means that they can continue to work while they are learning, without having to take time off or disrupt their careers. The duration of the course is approximately 12 hours, but based on your experience level, you may be able to complete it in half the time.

Once participants complete the course, they will be able to take an online, non-proctored exam with PearsonVUE to validate the knowledge gained during the course. The exam is available in multiple languages and takes 75 minutes to complete and features a total of 60 multiple choice questions. Learners will have 180 days to take the exam after completing the course. If the learner fails the exam, they will have up to 3 attempts to pass it, with additional retakes available after a 45-day waiting period at an additional cost of $50 per attempt, more details available on the FAQ for the Agile Hybrid Project Pro Micro-Credential.

One important thing to note about the Agile Hybrid Project Pro Micro-Credential is that it does not expire once the learner passes the exam. This means they can keep it on their profile for as long as they want and find it relevant.

Overall, the experience with the e-learning course was very positive. It provides real-world scenarios and supplemental lecture materials to help you understand the subject matter. However, it is important to note that prior experience as a project manager is helpful, especially for the exam, which is based on real-world scenarios. I was able to pass the exam on my first attempt, using just the course materials and my own real-world experience, but your experience may vary.

In conclusion, I would definitely recommend and take another PMI Micro-Credential course. It is a great way to keep up to date on the latest trends and earn PDUs to maintain my PMP certification status.

Different PMI Micro-Credentials

Most likely in 2023 I will sign-up take the credential related to Citizen Development both at the Practitioner level as well as the Business Architect level, when that time comes expect a blog post from me on those!


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