Sunday, April 27, 2008

Should I become a PMI Member and What are the Benefits?

There were a lot of discussion during my lesson that people are asking whether they should pay to be a PMI member. To me, this is important if you plan to take your PMP exam during the coming year. They offer discount when taking the exam and unless you have all the confident that you will pass in the first attempt, I suggest to become a member just in case you have to take the exam for the second time. Other benefits of becoming a PMI members includes (taken from PMI Official website):

Becoming a member of PMI gives you unparalleled access to powerful tools, exclusive services, and information and networking opportunities to further your career, including:
  • Exclusive members-only content on PMI.org
  • Knowledge sharing and networking opportunities through PMI communities
  • Job search capabilities using Career Headquarters
  • Leadership and volunteer opportunities through PMI components and communities, certification program, research program, standards program and other areas
  • Access to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
  • Access to PMI's career framework
Members also receive discounts on:
  • PMI® credential exams and renewals
  • SeminarsWorld® and eSeminarsWorldSM educational opportunities
  • PMI global congresses and Research Conference attendance
  • Soundview® Executive Book Summaries
  • Research and reference services by PMI Virtual Library staff
  • Project management publications, products and training tools through the PMI Marketplace
And access to exclusive publications and information to members, including:
  • PM Network®, PMI’s monthly magazine with the latest news and trends
  • PMI Today®, PMI’s informative monthly newsletter
  • Project Management Journal®, a quarterly research journal
  • Leadership in Project Management, an annual publication devoted to enriching leadership skills
  • PMI Community POST, a bimonthly electronic newsletter
  • PMI e-links, monthly electronic newsletters that focus on EMEA and Asia Pacific trends
  • Online access to information resources with PMI Marketplace and Virtual Library
  • Online access to business and project management books and articles with eReads & Reference

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Recommended Books on PMP

Suggested Study Materials

  • PMP-Preparation Recommended Books
  • PMP Exam Prep, Fifth Edition: Rita's Course in a Book for Passing the PMP Exam
  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Third Edition (PMBOK Guides)
  • The PMP Exam: How to Pass On Your First Try (Test Prep series)