5 Reasons Why You Need a PMP Certification

5 Reasons Why You Need a PMP Certification

PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification displays your knowledge, skills and experience in project management to lead and direct projects. It provides a great opportunity to learn new techniques for your project management role.

Top 5 Reasons Why You Need to be PMP® Certified:

  1. PMP Makes Your Resume Stand Out:

    Experienced project managers with a PMP certification are in high demand by recruiters. Having a credential, such as PMP, next to your name at the top of your resume creates credibility for hiring managers, according to an article on PMI.org. It helps your resume to stand out from the slew of applications received for a vacancy. Recruitment managers usually consider the PMP credential mentioned in a resume as proof that the candidate has acquired the necessary skills to take on challenges in a project management role, has the knowledge to carry the project through from start to finish, and is committed towards his or her development.

  2. PMP Holders Can Demand and Earn a Higher Salary:

    The PMP certification enhances your marketability, and project managers with the credential can usually expect a salary hike, which could go up to 20%. Compensation for experienced project managers holding the credential is among the best in the industry.

    According to PayScale{dot}com, the highest average annual salary of PMP certified professionals can go up to ~USD 152,000 in the USA, ~USD 131,000 in the UK, ~USD 135,000 in UAE, ~USD 138,000 in Saudi Arabia, ~USD 189,000 in Switzerland and ~USD 153,000 in Australia (as on March 14, 2015).

  3. PMP Certification Improves Your Knowledge and Skills:

    Preparing for the PMP certification examination will require you to build your knowledge in the following domains of project management: initiating; planning; executing; monitoring and controlling; and closing the project. With knowledge of , A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013, you can clearly articulate the important aspects of a project charter, such as goals, resource requirements (human, material and financial), assumptions, risks and constraints. This clarity of concepts, objectives and communication will improve the performance of your team and help in the efficient completion of a project. PMBOK® also acts as a common language between project managers in the same organization.

  4. PMP Holders Can Emerge as Winners in this Demanding Market:

    According to the ‘Project Management Between 2010+2020’report from PMI, between 2010 and 2020, there will be 15.7 new global project management openings across seven industries: manufacturing; business services; finance and insurance; oil and gas; information services; construction; and utilities. A PMP certification provides concrete evidence of your capabilities in the domain and will help you to grab any of these open positions.

  5. PMP Certification is Applicable Across Industries:

    The knowledge and skills gained as part of the PMP certification can be transferred across industries and geographies when it comes to their practical application. The PMP credential is not restricted to any single methodology, standard or organization. It is also widely accepted across industries, including manufacturing, construction, IT, aerospace and defense, utilities, telecommunications, and banking and finance.

In summation, it is evident from these points that the PMP credential can add immense value to project managers in their careers.



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