Do i have to have Experience as Project Manager to get PMP certified
I am working as an XEngineer and now, its time for me to move towards my future goal which is to become a Successfull Project Manager.
I am planning prepare and take PMP exam in next 3-4 months, but when i was going through the course, i have seen that i need to work for X hours (based on highest degree i have earned) as prerequisite to take PMP exam. And my Questions are.
1. Is it mandatory that i should that X hours of experience based on my education?
2. if answer is yes for the Question1, is there any other alternative or suggestions for me to take that exam.
I want to be certified as PMP before i start my carrier as Project Manger.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions.