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Senior Talent Management Practitioner

STMP is the step-up ramp for the careers of upwardly-mobile, mid-career HR professional. This credential helps them take off into the exciting, higher-return Talent Management profession. Organizations – both young and enduring, need qualified Talent Management specialist-managers to stay anchored firmly to their business strategies, and at the same time, pave safe-ways into the future. The real sharp edge of Talent Management that STMP adds to your profile, makes the difference that companies across the world die for.

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The STMP Credential is crafted with the complexity that ambitious HR practitioners need to be proficient in handling, helping them navigate their careers into and through the Talent Management discipline fast, sure, and smart.

If you're also game for moving on to more exciting business-impacting roles in your HR career, it's time you acquired the STMP. It’s a qualification that's increasingly proving how a Talent Management credential shatters glass ceilings and accelerates growths of HR professionals in their careers across different verticals.

If you already have a few years in the HR domain, you certainly know the story – Talent Management is taking over ground from traditional HR, which is, if experts are to be believed, on its way to certain extinction. HR professionals across the world who've been caught unprepared by the shift of the paradigms toward Talent Management, are now scrambling to get re-skilled and certified.

Of course, you’re not caught in the rut, if you’re considering a Talent Management Credential for your CV. A disconcerting fact, however, is that 100 percent of HR professionals today around the world – according to a TMI study - do just 12% of the jobs that their seniors did 5 years back. And an astonishing 50% of these older HR jobs are now being distributed to other business functions in the company. Make the choice of moving ahead from being a run-of-the-mill HR professional to a proven, fully equipped, and future proof Talent Management professional. Allow the STMP to do the rest for you.

Senior Talent Management Practitioner

PRE-REGISTER NOW FOR THE ALL NEW STMP!

Pre-registrations are currently open for the all new STMP version marked to the updated TMI-TMBoK Ver 11-4.4 launching August 3, 2017.

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STMP Exam Fee: $ 675 USD

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Being an STMP – It means Glass Ceilings Shattered.

If you’re seasoned in the HR domain for a few years, chances are high you’ve noted how perilously low the glass ceiling really hangs over your head.

Worse, if you’re in an old–fashioned HR regime, the CHRO’s office is trying to get its clout back-and the imminent threat is staring you in the face.

Talent Management is the best way to get your career back on an assured growth track. STMP is a qualification to be acquired to make this transition fast and sure. Whether you desire to change your industry, your organization, or even your geography of work – there is no credential quite like the STMP that shapes you and your profile up so well for the futuristic and emerging Talent Management discipline. Yes.

If you are itching to break out of the staid, old-world HR roles and join the happening world of new-age HR, most of which is actually Talent Management, you should consider acquiring the STMP.

You know you are worthy of those high-end Talent Management responsibilities and the STMP is the most eloquent validation you will ever need - even in the most complex, diverse, and global of organizational systems that they have today. Because the STMP Credential is awarded only after applicants have tested successfully on the exams built on the comprehensive TMI knowledge framework – the Talent Management Knowledge for Practitioners (TMI-UKF). For a mid-career HR professional, it’s hard to find a qualification as robust and authoritative as the STMP when it comes to proving your understanding and knowledge of all critical principles, theories, techniques, and tools in the Talent Management practice.

Register Online. Anytime.

Once you're ready, registering for the STMP gets done faster than you can finish your donut and is almost as easy. Just head straight to the STMP section of the TMI website, anytime! Click Apply - and within minutes, you’re well on your way– registered for a credential-qualification that’s reserved for the aspiring HR leader, who wants to lead sooner than his peers! As convenient as it can get: you fill out the shorter forms and complete your STMP registration faster; you can also schedule your STMP exam from anywhere. The test fees can be paid online.

The STMP Resource Box – Suits your Learning Appetite!

The STMP Resource Box, provided complimentary to every STMP registrant, contains printed and electronic resources and material for reference and learning about TMI standards, Talent Management skills, and contemporary Talent Management theory and practice. Please do remember that unlike other certification bodies, TMI neither provides any special exam preparation material, nor asks individuals registered for STMP Certification to purchase any such text or kits from any external organization. Instead, through the STMP Resource Box, TMI focuses on empowering the registrants with text and learning resources that help them build and expand their knowledge of Talent Management.

The STMP Resource Box includes the TMI flagship publication – the 30-chapter TMI Practitioners’ Handbook for Talent Management – the world’s first and the only standards-aligned and the most authoritative text on the science-and-art of Talent Management ever. It’s a book for life for all HR and Talent Management professionals, and also the most important reading reference for preparing for STMP Certification exams. Indeed, interested individuals can also choose to undergo training programs organized by TMI Authorized Education Providers to prepare for their STMP Certification exam; however, this is not a mandatory requirement by TMI. The other world-class book in the STMP Resource Box, called #Talentastic – is there to help you learn about how habits, methods, conduct, and professional approaches can be transformed to become a high-impact HR and Talent Management professional. A copy each of the renowned TMI Talent Management Body of Knowledge, and the STMP Exam Preparation Guidelines also sit inside the STMP Resource Box. Once your STMP Resource Box is with you, your preparation for your STMP exam can commence. You can take this exam in a Pearson VUE test center near you – and we’ve got these centers almost anywhere you can be – 7000+ locations covering 178 countries!

Resource Box

The Digitally Badged STMP

The STMP credential comes digitally badged now! Essentially, an STMP digital badge is a verifiable digital token of your wel-deserved STMP qualification. It contains within it a secure digital link to the TMI cloud, where the bonafides and authenticity of your STMP credential can be validated instantly by those who you have allowed to - your current and prospective employers and colleagues - and they can verify it ever so easily, too.

A digitally-badged STMP adds immensely to the credibility to your online professional presence. You can conveniently showcase your well-earned STMP as a high-visiblity icon on web-pages; on your LinkedIn profile; on social media platforms and in your email signatures, to drive home a powerful initial impact. It's your most secure, reliable and authentic token of your promise, potential and capabilities for performing your talent management leadership roles with excellence.

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The Candidacy Tracks

Ways to Become a STMP

The following table summarizes the specifics of what it takes to become a STMP. There are SIX convenient tracks covering HR professionals from diverse backgrounds and experience to earn a STMP!

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    Should have completed Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management/ Business/ Management/ Related Disciplines

    Minimum Work Experience
    7 Years or more experience in any of the HR sub-functions

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    Should have completed Bachelor's Degree in Other disciplines

    Minimum Work Experience
    8 Years or more experience in any of the HR sub-functions

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    Should have completed Master's Degree/ Master's Level Diploma in Human Resource Management/ Business/ Management/ Related Disciplines

    Minimum Work Experience
    5 Years or more experience in any of the HR sub–functions

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    Should have completed Master's Degree/ Master's Level Diploma in Other disciplines

    Minimum Work Experience
    7 Years or more experience in any of the HR sub–functions

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    Should have completed Master's Degree/ Master's Level Diploma in Human Resource Management/ Business/ Management/ Related disciplines from any of the TMI–recognized institutions

    Minimum Work Experience
    5 Years or more experience in any of the HR sub–functions

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    Should hold a Bachelor's degree and possess an active credential by CIPD, HRCI, ATD & other certification bodies whose credentials TMI may recognize as worthy of being included under QualiFLY program.

    Minimum Work Experience
    5 Years or more experience in any of the HR sub–functions

Getting the STMP - What the Journey Looks like!

There are eight distinct stages of your journey toward becoming an STMP. Here's what these stages look like. For more details, login to your myTMI account.


The STMP Journey

  • 1CHECK -

    Check if you fit the STMP candidacy requirements. Also check the exciting QualiFlyprogram, which offers several privileges on convenience, validity, speed, and affordability to individuals holding degrees or HR certifications from TMI-recognized institutions and universities.

  • 2APPLY +

    If you meet the STMP or QualiFly candidacy criteria, please fill out the online application form for the STMP program from your myTMI account available on www.tmi.org. Click here to create your myTMI account.

  • 3ACKNOWLEDGE +

    Once you have finished applying, please wait for our acknowledgement response email with instructions for the next course of actions regarding assessments etc. Simultaneously, we also initiate the process for assessing your candidacy and to arrive at a prima-facie or a provisional decision about your fit for the STMP Credential.

  • 4VALIDATION +

    An internal check is conducted to validate your credentials against the prescribed candidacy prerequisites for earning the STMP.

  • 5SCHEDULING +

    Check your emails on the TMI-registered mailbox for a communication from Pearson VUE - our global exam partner. These emails contains your Authorization-To-Test (ATT) and Web Account details, which will help you to create your Web Account. Click Here, if you have your Pearson Web Account login information and the ATT details, and want to schedule your exam now.

  • 6SHIPMENT +

    Post your payment confirmation, one unit of the STMP Certification Starter Kit containing reading and learning material is shipped to the address you have registered with us.

  • 7STMP EXAM +

    You get 225 days from the date of registration and successful payment to prepare for and take your STMP exams, which you can take in a Pearson Test Center nearest to you. The books included in the STMP Starter Kit should help you brace up nicely for your STMP Certification exam. Please read more about STMP exams in the dedicated section on the subject.

  • 8AWARD +

    If you qualify the STMP exam and meet other conditions laid down by the TMI Professional Certifications Board (TPCB), you are recommended for the award of the STMP Credential and the STMP Digital Badge is immediately issued to you. You can expect the shipment of the physical pack of credential to reach you within three to four weeks of the date of the award.

Senior Talent Management Practitioner

STMP Exam

The TMI Professional Certifications Board (TPCB) mandates that individuals desirous of acquiring the STMP certifications will have to take and qualify computer–based exams. TMI Exams are computer–based tests timed between 120 minutes. Pearson VUE is the worldwide TMI exam–delivery partner, bringing to the table its massive experience of delivering millions of high–stakes tests a year across the globe for clients in the licensure, certification, academic admissions, regulatory, and government testing services spaces. All STMP registrants are able to schedule their certification exam via the internet and take it at one of the 7000+ Pearson VUE Testing Centers in 178 countries.

Coverage of STMP Exam

Broadly, the questions appearing in TMI exams purport to check and validate examinees' awareness and knowledge about the general frameworks of Talent Management; key practices and trends in 21st century Talent Management, and critical issues, challenges & opportunities in the discipline today. TMI exams – in keeping with the TMI framework TMI-UKF and the TMI Body of Knowledge – steer clear from Human Resource Management, and stay focused on Talent Management. Examinees are expected to be already aware of Human Resource Management to be able to get recognition further for their readiness for Talent Management.

TMI certification exams feature questions drawn from a wide selection of Talent Management areas a knowledge in which, the TMI body of knowledge defines as essential–to–have for individuals intending to be recognized and credentialed by TMI. The framework or scope of content and coverage of TMI exams is defined reasonably well by the TMI text prescribed for the STMP exam–takers – The Talent Management Handbook for Practitioners. More specifically, the following topics have been prescribed by the TMI Professional Certification Board in which the knowledge of examinees are tested by TMI Exam questions:

Knowledge Dimensions Covered Total Questions
PART A: Defining Concepts & Perspectives in Talent Management
Includes questions from 5 mandatory knowledge dimensions covering aspects like management, business, & Talent Management imperatives in the 21st century; the Talent Management ecosystem and talent‐need analysis and talent competence assessment frameworks for organizations
7
PART B: Elements of Strategy & Leadership in Talent Management
Includes questions from 10 mandatory knowledge dimensions covering aspects like Strategic Talent Management; building competitive advantage through integrated Talent Management; sustainable talent development; talent pipeline building; executive onboarding; identifying and assessing high-potential talent; developing leadership talent; and managing leadership talent pools
21
PART C: Critical Focus Areas of Talent Management Practice
Includes questions from 8 mandatory knowledge dimensions sweeping across areas like Talent engagement; building functional expertise; managing and measuring Talent Management effectiveness; global Talent Management; talent supplies in global organizations; succession planning; performance management; and technology deployment in Talent Management
17
PART D: International Talent Management Experiences & Insights
Includes insights, experiences and cases on talent development, integrated Talent Management, talent practices, Talent Management adoption and boardroom view of Talent Management in some of the world’s most enduring business corporations. Also covers CHRO perspectives on Talent Management as well as perspectives on critical research issues & the future of Talent Management practice
10
PART E: Talent Leadership Capabilities
Includes questions from 11 mandatory knowledge dimensions covering aspects like strategic mindset; decision making, thinking and analytics, growth, global management skills, change readiness, personal leadership philosophy, boardroom capabilities and thought leadership
5
Total Number Of Questions 60

Structure & Nature of a Typical STMP Exam

A typical STMP exam test-paper includes 60 questions - a mix of THREE types.

TYPE A - GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF CONCEPTS
Questions directly test the examinees ability to correctly and precisely recollect concepts, principles, techniques and generally accepted practices in contemporary Talent Management. The answers to TYPE A questions will reflect examinees' awareness and comprehension of critical Talent Management concepts, elements, and issues as enshrined in the TMI body of knowledge. TYPE A Questions would be facts–based with answer–options being clear statements – either clearly correct, or incorrect. There is only one CORRECT answer to TYPE A questions, and examinees are scored only if the correct options are selected/ checked.

TYPE B - ABILITY TO APPLY UNDERSTANDING & KNOWLEDGE
Questions directly test the examinees ability to APPLY and DEPLOY their awareness, understanding and appreciation of the concepts, principles and techniques in real–life practice of Talent Management. The answers to TYPE B questions will reflect examinees' capacities for critical analysis, judgement and objectivity in measuring and gauging Talent Management challenges scientifically and devising approaches, plans and programs to resolving them with accountability and higher degree of success and effectiveness. TYPE B Questions also would all have four answer–choices and ONLY one of these four would be INCORRECT. The rest of the THREE of these ANSWERS would be principally correct, but they represent varying levels of suitability for the situation expressed in respective questions. The best of these THREE answers carries the maximum 10 marks, and the least suitable the least – 5 marks. The third correct answer with mid-level suitability carries 7.5 marks. Examinees have to choose only ONE of these FOUR answer choices and they are scored 0, 5, 7.5 or 10, depending on their choice of answer-option.

TYPE C - UNDERSTANDING OF ISSUES AND ELEMENTS OF PRACTICE IN GLOBAL CONTEXTS
Questions directly test the examinees ability to RECOLLECT, APPLY and DEPLOY their awareness, understanding and appreciation of unique global forces and elements that demand using the concepts, principles and techniques in real–life practice of Talent Management in a specially informed and mature manner. The answers to TYPE C questions will reflect examinees' capacities for critical analysis, judgement and objectivity in measuring and gauging Talent Management challenges in large, complex global organizations with diverse workforce, and tackle them with accountability and higher degree of success and effectiveness. TYPE C Questions also, like TYPE B ones, would all have four answer–choices and ONLY one of these four would be INCORRECT. The rest of the THREE of these ANSWERS would be principally correct, but they represent varying levels of suitability for the situation expressed in respective questions. The best of these THREE answers carries the maximum 10 marks, and the least suitable the least – 5 marks. The third correct answer with mid–level suitability carries 7.5 marks. Examinees have to choose only ONE of these FOUR answer choices and they are scored 0, 5, 7.5 or 10, depending on their choice of answer-option.

The Objectives and Principles Underlying the Design of STMP Exam

The TMI exams aim at validating the registrants' potential and capacity to effectively perform a breadth of Talent Management roles and functions in complex, large organizations operating within a transnational business/ non–business system. The TMI exam system validates this potential through assessing registrants' knowledge about Talent Management theory and practice, and their ability to apply this knowledge to achieve excellence in their performance of the roles assigned to them. These exams are designed on standards derived from the TMI Standardized Knowledge Architecture for Practice Excellence. TMI-UKF is the capstone TMI framework on which the TMI Body of Knowledge has been fleshed out to redefine the profession of Talent Management in the 21st century.

TMI exams test registrants on their knowledge of the state–of–the–art principles, theories, techniques, tools and generally accepted practices of Talent Management as boned out in TMI-UKF. These exams expect that individuals being assessed for their TMI credentials not only read the material contained in the TMI Starter Kits, but also constantly maintain familiarity with the latest in Talent Management theory and practice by reading journals and books; attending podcasts of experts and participation in professional development programs and events.

Qualifying the STMP Exam

Usually, a score of 65%-70% on the aggregate in an STMP certification exam can be safely deemed to be eminently qualification-worthy, yet, practically an examinee's actual, individual scores do not decide the recommendation for credential award. Instead, the final recommendations for the STMP award are actually given by the TPCB after considering the benchmarked scores – which are derived by scaling the actual scores of examinees of a particular exam event by a factor denoting the variances of scores obtained by the entire universe of examinees in the same exam event. The TPCB certification award recommendation system works on the affirmative–action approach, ensuring that examinees across various exam regions do not suffer or gain because of the uncontrollable systemic or environment elements.

Preparing for the STMP Exam

If you are preparing for your STMP certification exam, the first critical step to take is to pause and size up the gigantic expectations of Talent Management understanding, knowledge, and perspective that employers will have of you. On-the-move HR professionals like you, looking at breaking the glass ceilings should realize how important therefore it is for TMI to assess and validate your potential and capabilities before the award of the STMP Credential. It is critical therefore for all STMP aspirants to focus more on building up their knowledge on Talent Management to be able to practice the profession at its best – the exams will be taken care of better this way. While the TMI STMP Resource Box contains reading-books as well as guidelines on how to study for the STMP exam, you should avoid getting the impression that studying from these can prepare you completely for your exam.

As an HR practitioner already, you will agree that Talent Management is still an evolving discipline, and will perhaps never become an exact enough science to be contained in all its completeness in one single textbook, or even in a few of them. There is a grave danger of our understanding of Talent Management getting restricted if we decide to refer to just a couple of books or a few more. Indeed, TMI has evolved its landmark essential knowledge model in what is the world’s largest and most extensive ever project on defining knowledge essentials for excellence in Talent Management. Yet, as said earlier, simply because of the enormous and growing breadth that Talent Management covers, it is impossible to prescribe a single, omnibus exam reference resource, sources, texts or references etc., for preparing for TMI certification exams. As the world’s foremost standards and credentialing body in Talent Management, TMI shoulders the onerous responsibility of covering the entire landscape of contemporary Talent Management, and everything else that may be connected to it, for only then, can TMI claim it has assessed and validated individuals across all areas that impact, or have the potential of impacting their professional capabilities for practicing Talent Management.

Hence, to ensure that you groom yourself into the most dynamic and perceptive of young HR leaders of tomorrow, TMI advises you to read extensively on the subject from as many sources as possible. Please do refer to the Exam Preparation Guide included in the STMP Resource Box to know some of the important external resources and modes you can use to expand your understanding of Talent Management, as well as prepare better for your STMP examination. While all TMI STMP examinees are clearly advised to use the official TMI publication – The TMI Practitioners’ Handbook on Talent Management– as the master reference for preparing for their exams, this text in no way can be assumed to prepare an examinee completely enough for the STMP examination. Though, a sizable number of questions in a typical STMP exam are certainly drawn from content which is available in the Handbook, other questions in the exam are drawn also from content that is external to the TMI Handbook and suggested references. Indeed, the topics of all STMP exam questions are covered in the TMI Handbook, their treatment is not extended or detailed enough to provide the necessary depth. We therefore strongly advise all STMP examinees to tap as many online and offline resources as possible to not only comprehend how Talent Management concepts and theories impact business and HRM, but also how businesses and organizations today expect talent-focused human capital management to help them navigate through successfully into the future.


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Credential Renewal

Renewal is mandatory to keep your certification live and current. You are required to renew your STMP Credential every 3 years. When you renew, you show your continuing competence and commitment to the profession. TMI will send you reminder emails for renewal of your credential, wherein you simply have to click the links mentioned in these communications, or log into your TMI account and register for STMP renewal. In order to receive email reminders from TMI, please make sure to keep your email address current. Please note that training is not mandatory for renewal and you only have to register and complete a short–duration online refresher learning program as per the latest Talent Management Body of Knowledge (TMBoK).

How many times can you Renew your STMP Credential

TMI permits unlimited number of renewals for STMP and your STMP qualification can expire only if it has not been “refreshed” once in three years.

Renewing your STMP Credential

Renewal for STMP is a simple 5-step process:

  • Step 1. Register for the STMP renewal program by logging into your myTMI account.
  • Step 2. Pay your STMP renewal fee online.
  • Step 3. Complete the TMI prescribed learning program online followed by a small assessment.
  • Step 4. Receive STMP Credential renewal confirmation immediately from TMI.
  • Step 5. Get your renewed STMP Credential certificate & a new digital badge.

STMP Credential Renewal Policy – 2017

  • Life of the Credential (in years from the date of award). +

    The STMP Credential is valid for 3 years. Credential-holders will be required to renew their STMP Credential – as applicable or permissible – for continuation of their credential beyond 3 years.

  • Standard Credential Renewal Duration +

    The STMP Credential is renewable every 3 years, by paying the prescribed fee (Refer to the fee schedule, STMPR-1).

  • Standard Credential Renewal Window +

    The STMP Credential Renewal Window will open 2 months before the expiry of the credential.

  • Standard Credential Renewal Deadline +

    Before the expiry of the credential validity, e.g.; if the credential was awarded on April 1, 2014, the Standard Renewal Deadline will be March 31, 2017 i.e. 3 years after the award of the credential. If the STMP Credential is not renewed by the deadline, the TMI online directory carrying Credential Information of individuals around the world will show "Renewal Due" for a Convenience Period of 60 days, against the name of the credential-holder whose TMI Credential awaits renewal.

  • Credential Renewal Convenience Period +

    An STMP Credential can be renewed within maximum 60 days from the date it expires, by paying the prescribed fee (Refer to the fee schedule, STMPR-2). If renewal formalities are not completed within the convenience period, the system automatically puts the credential into the temporary Freeze or Suspension Mode.

  • Credential Freeze and Suspension +

    If not renewed during the Credential Renewal Convenience Period of 60 days from the Standard Renewal due date, the TMI system automatically puts the credential into the temporary Freeze or Suspension Mode, and the credential-holder is required to apply for Reactivation of the credential within maximum 12 months from the date of suspension.

    For this duration, the official TMI online directory carrying Credential Information of individuals around the world will flash the term "Suspended (Reactivation due)" against the name of the individual whose TMI Credentials have been frozen/ suspended.

    Applications for Reactivation can be made directly through their individual myTMI account, by paying the prescribed fee (Refer to the fee schedule, STMPR-3). If individuals fail to reactivate their suspended credentials, TMI system will cancel the credentials in question. Cancelled credentials can however be Revived.

  • Credential Cancellation & Revival +

    If not reactivated within the stipulated maximum 12 months from the date of suspension, the STMP Credential will be cancelled. However, the credential-holder will get one final chance to appeal for its revival by writing an email to appeals@tmi.org. This appeal has to be made within 30 days of the date of cancellation of the credential. In the event, a cancelled credential's revival application is not submitted within the stipulated 30 days, TMI summarily withdraws the credential from the credential-holder, including all the privileges attendant to the credential. Individuals whose credentials have been withdrawn by TMI will be required to apply as fresh applicants.

  • Validity of a Renewed Credential +

    The renewed STMP Credential's validity will start 1 day after the expiry of the previously awarded credential, e.g.; if the credential is expiring on March 31, 2017, the renewed credential validity will start from April 1, 2017 irrespective of the actual date of renewal.

STMP Renewal Fee Schedule

Schedule Code Renewal Categories Fees Deadline
STMPR-1 Standard Renewal USD 200 Before the expiry of the credential validity
STMPR-2 Renewal During The Convenience Period USD 250 Within maximum 60 days from the due date
STMPR-3 Reactivation After Suspension USD 300 Within maximum 12 months from the date of suspension
STMPR-4 Revival After Cancellation USD 350 Within 30 days of the date of cancellation

The STMP Credential Case

Credential Case

For many, the elegant and classy STMP credential pack may make for a perfect reason to covet the credential! Cased royally inside a designer folder-box, your calligraphed STMP credential-certificate is accompanied by a smart STMP designation pin (a metal badge to be worn on shirt/ coat pockets), and a copy of the TMI Code of Ethics booklet tucked inside.

PRE-REGISTER NOW FOR THE ALL NEW STMP!

Pre-registrations are currently open for the all new STMP version marked to the updated TMI-TMBoK Ver 11-4.4 launching August 3, 2017.

Pre-Register Now
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