The PMP is the gold standard for project management certification. Recognized and demanded by organizations worldwide, the PMP validates your competence to perform the role of a project manager, leading and directing projects and teams. To earn your Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential, you need to meet the experience and education requirements and pass the PMP® examination, a 200-question, multiple-choice test. Regardless of how advanced your project management experience or education might be, you should still prepare vigorously for the exam. Successful PMP candidates typically use multiple study aids, including courses, self-study and study groups.