After many years of working on projects and good intentions to pursue my PMP certification, I’ve decided to get serious, to just go for it, and to start my preparation for PMP certification. I’m taking a PMP prep course this coming week from Key Consulting, to satisfy the 35 hours of project management education I need to verify in my PMP application. Equally important, the class will help me fill gaps in my project management knowledge as I study hard the next couple of months for the PMP exam. It won’t be easy fitting this all in with a full-time job and lots of home responsibilities. If I can hone my skills and earn my PMP, however, this will be well worth the effort. I’m really looking forward to the recognition and potential career advancement that come with certification.
According to PMI, the PMP certification can provide a significant advantage when it comes to salary and earning potential. Among survey respondents to PMI’s Earning Power Salary Survey, those with a PMP certification have a higher salary (20% higher on average) than those without a PMP certification.
I’m going to try and post each week as I go through my preparations. Hopefully my journey will help others who are going to try and get certified. And hopefully I’m pass the exam!