Thinking about becoming a PMP?

Thinking about becoming a PMP?If you are thinking about becoming a PMP, there’s lots of good reasons to go for it!  Today’s organizations are more and more likely to pursue PMI-certified project managers to join their teams.  PMP® certification opens doors.  Here are a few facts:


  • PMP is a globally acknowledged accreditation.  Achieving a PMI® PMP credential helps to showcase your skills and expertise to potential global employers.
  • PMI credentials are not based on one specific methodology. This means you can use your project management skills in any industry.  Your career becomes as flexible and adaptable as you choose. Those who hold PMI credentials can easily transfer them between industries, market segments or geographic locations.
  • A PMP certification indicates that you have a commitment to the profession of project management.  The standards for the rigorous PMP exam are high! The PMP exam tests your knowledge of all five project management processes – initiating, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling and closing.  Once you’ve proven that you understand these processes – and pass the exam, you have an actionable set of project management best practices in your tool bag to draw from, no matter what company or project you are working on.  Those that do not commit to PM best practices likely perform less efficiently than their certified peers.
  • PMP certified job seekers have a competitive advantage.  A PMP certification stands out on a resume.  It can make the difference between getting a job as project manager and being passed over in favor of someone else.
  • A PMP credential can lead to a higher salary and PMP salaries are continuing to rise.  Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential holders earn up to 10% higher salaries than non-credential holders.
  • Being a PMP can lead to networking opportunities and job opportunities.  Holders of the Project Management Professional certification (PMP) are invited to become part of a global close knit community, with a wide range or resources and opportunities to engage with others.  Project Managers across the globe participate in discussion boards and online communities.  Local PMI Chapters are often very active and a great place for networking.  PMP’s use the internet and local events to review case studies, share tips and insights and get involved in discussions about latest developments and trends in the industry.


To take the PMP exam, you must satisfy the following prerequisites:


  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 7,500 hours leading and directing projects
  • 35 hours of project management education


  • Four year degree
  • 4,500 hours leading and directing projects
  • 35 hours of project management education


Read more on the PMI website.  Contact us if you have you are thinking about becoming a PMP.

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