"The PMP is the gold standard of project management certification. Recognized and demanded by organizations worldwide, the PMP validates your competence to perform in the role of a project manager, leading and directing projects and teams." The exam covers the entire project life cycle from initiation and planning through execution, acceptance, support and closure. Project managers are in high demand and are one of the higher paying sectors in many industries. The exam covers pre-project set-up/initiating; project planning; project execution and delivery; change, control and communication; project closure.