What is PMP® Certification?

The Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential is recognized as the universal standard of the profession.  PMP® certification is often a criteria that is either required or requested of job candidates for senior project management positions. In this workshop, you become better prepared for the PMP®exam and earn the 35 hours of required education required to be eligible to apply.

Getting PMP® certified helps expand your project management knowledge and skills, it validates your professional work experience (which is also an eligibility requirement) and it increases your marketability, and often salary level. According to the PMI Salary Survey — Sixth Edition a PMP® increases your salary up to 10% more than your non-credentialed colleagues and peers.

There are currently four other certifications offered by PMI. They are the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®), the Program Management Professional (PgMP®), the Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP®), and the Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP®). However, the PMP® is by far the most well-known and most requested of job candidates.


Frank Saladis

Keynote Speaker, PMP Exam Prep, Project Leadership

Frank P. Saladis is a dynamic and engaging instructor. Students have found his teaching style to be entertaining, energetic, and encouraging as he finds an inspirational approach to a variety of real life situations. He is a professional trainer who presents his thoughts in a lively and logical fashion, which makes him an excellent team member and consultant. He has published numerous leadership and project management books and articles. He is also an internationally known presenter at the Project Management Institute Annual Symposium, Project World and other project management events.

Frank is the owner of Blue Marble Enterprizes, Inc, a consulting firm that provides training and consulting on professional project management and leadership training. Frank is the originator of the now globally celebrated International Project Management Day. For his contributions to the promotion and development of project management, Frank received the prestigious PMI Fellow Award in 2013, the PMI Person of the Year Award in 2006 and the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award in 2015.

During Frank’s 30+ years in the telecommunications environment, he held the position of National Project Manager for AT&T Solutions Information Technology Services and was a member of Cisco Systems Professional Services Project Management Advocacy organization. His responsibilities included the development of project management offices (PMOs) and the development of internal training programs addressing project management skills and techniques.

Frank is a graduate from the PMI Masters Class and has a Masters Certificate in Commercial Project Management from George Washington University.

Published Works:

  • Your Future as a Project Manager (2005)
  • Audio Book – Your Future as a Project Manager (2005)
  • Value-Driven Project Management (2009)
  • What Functional Managers Need to Know about Project Management (2009)
  • What Executives Need to Know about Project Management (2009)
  • Bringing the PMBOK® Guide to Life (2009)
  • Mastering People Skills: A Guide for Project Managers (2012)
  • Positive Leadership in Project Management – A Practical Guide to Enhancing Individual, Team and Organizational Performance (2013)
  • A Day in the Life of a Project Manager (2013)
  • Project Management Workbook and PMP® / CAPM® Exam Study Guide (Multiple Editions)
  • Author- AT&T IMS Project Evaluation Review Process
  • Co-Author-AT&T IMS Project Management Guideline

Location: Greater New York City, New York Region

Case studies with Frank Saladis as instructor: Austin Simonis


Preparation Programs

Successful Projects has been providing PMP® Exam prep program since 2001. Which preparation approach is of interest to you?

Important Note

You should make sure you are eligible to sit for the exam prior to this workshop. For detailed information about the PMP® certification application requirements, and exam centers, please visit the PMI website. In particular, check the PMP Certification handbook at www.pmi.org.

The PMP® exam is administered by PMI (pmi.org) and can only be taken after the PMP® Certification Application is approved by PMI.

PMI Note

PMP® and PMBOK® are registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute.


“I would recommend your program to anyone looking to achieve the PMP! You (Kay) and Frank make a great team.
– Jesse Jaskowski, PMP

Senior Project Manager, Global Finishing, Oct. 11, 2016

Attention Veterans

Veterans may receive reimbursement for the test fees, as well as possible preparation and training fees. Visit www.benefits.va.gov for details.