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PMI Standards and Credentials

PMI has three types of standards 1- Foundational Standards, 2- Practice Standards, and 3- Extensions. PMI conducts exam for 8 credentials PMP, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, PMI-SP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA. How these 14 standards of PMI are used for different PMI credential exams are mentioned in the table below.

SnoStandardCertificate/Credentials
 Foundational Standards 
1A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®  Guide)—Fifth EditionPMP, CAPM
2The Standard for Program Management—Third EditionPgMP
3Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3®)—Second EditionOPM3
4The Standard for Portfolio Management—Third EditionPfMP
 Practice Standard and Frameworks   
 Practice standards describe the use of a tool, technique or process identified in the PMBOK® Guide or other foundational standards. 
5Practice Standard for Project Risk ManagementPMI-RMP
6Practice Standard for Earned Value Management—Second Edition 
7Practice Standard for Project Configuration Management 
8Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures—Second Edition 
9Practice Standard for Scheduling—Second EditionPMI-SP
10Practice Standard for Project Estimating 
11Project Manager Competency Development Framework—Second Edition 
 PMI Standard Extension 
12Construction Extension to the PMBOK® Guide—Third Edition 
13Government Extension to the PMBOK® Guide—Third Edition 
 14Software Extension To The PMBOK® Guide (2013) 
 Misc 
1511 Books Recommended by PMI for PMI-ACP ExamPMI-ACP

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