Friday, December 24, 2010

Why should you get PMP Certification?

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Project Management Professional (PMP) certification has become a market differentiator. Major companies and government agencies worldwide have started to recognize the value of a PMP certification. But, just acquiring PMP certification is not going to land you a lucrative job. You should have other necessary skills. If you have them, then PMP becomes value addition and it could differentiate you from the competition

Certifications are not everything, but they act as a tie-breaker. The preparation for PMP makes you a more productive and valued contributor to your potential employers. You could end up with enhanced project management skills and marketability.

For those who already have lots of experience as a project manager, PMP provides an opportunity to correct the bad habits picked over the years. With a PMP certification to show, those around you will respect and admire you (This is very similar to the Expert Power, as highlighted in PMI's PMBOK Guide). It also helps people who would like to make a career change and gets them at the door of new domains.

3 comments:

  1. I would say that a PMP Certification is highly respected within both IT & non-IT communities where strong project management skills are required. If you plan on a long term career as a project manager, then yes, even with your level of experience, I would suggest getting your PMP. You can prepare yourself for the exam in one of the PMP trainingproviders like www.pmstudy.com/. You can do minimal prep-work to get 40 PMI® Contact Hours and apply to PMI for PMP Exam before the class begins.

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  2. Hi Diana,

    It will definitely ease your work of handling a big project. As a project manager I use scrum in my projects. One of my friends referred me to use the Guide to Scrum Body of Knowledge by scrumstudy.com. I like the concepts of sprints, daily standup meetings, etc. the SBOK Helped me alot in Understanding how Agile Project Management works.

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  3. PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. Recently I went for a PMP prep course by the training provider you have mentioned, Instructer was too good and I passed with relative ease. Looking forwards to apply what I learned in PMP classes in my company

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