The Project Management Professional (PMP)® is the most popular certifications PMI offers for project managers and project participants.
1. Is PMP the right certification for me?
The Project Management Professional (PMP)® is a valuable credential for personnel who leads and directs cross-functional teams to deliver projects within the constraints of schedule, budget and scope. The knowledge presented in PMP education is useful for project managers and project participants.
Besides PMP, PMI does offer a family of credentials for practitioners with different levels of experience. These includes the entry level Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® and the expert level Program Management Professional (PgMP)®.
2. Is PMP an IT certification?
While PMP is a popular certification pursued by IT professionals, the project management knowledge presented does not confine itself to the IT industry. PMP certification is not linked with any IT vendor nor product. In fact PMP is an industry-neutral credential. PMP holders do come from various industries including construction, finance, marketing, etc.
3. I am a skilled project manager. Why is PMP credential important to me?
The PMP credential is a recognition of your knowledge, skills and abilities. It can lead to career opportunities and advancement.
The PMP can also 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 garner a higher salary (20% higher on average) than those without a PMP certification.
4. Is PMP a globally recognized credential?
Yes. The PMP is a globally recognized credential and one of the de-facto certifications in the field of project management. In recent years more and more enterprises are considering PMP certification as a basic requirement in their recruitment of project managers.
The PMP signifies that you speak and understand the global language of project management and connects you to a community of professionals, organizations and experts worldwide.