How To Get A Project Management Certification?

Project managers and professionals working in the project management domain often find themselves in positions that are difficult to manage. With project management certifications, you not only get that global recognition, the skills and best practices prepare you for unprecedented situations that may jeopardize the projects. let's understand "how to get a project management certification?" and boost your project management career.

Why Project Management Certifications?

Certification will not only build a structured path for your project management career, but it also offers much more. Let's take a look at why you need a project management certification in 2021.

  1. Global Recognition: A certification gives you global recognition and automatically puts you in the spotlight for the best project management opportunities
  2. Advanced project management skills: You will learn about all the advanced project management skills and best practices that will be required to manage projects, even in difficult circumstances
  3. Job opportunities: The certified professionals have seen a 33% growth in the project management-related job roles
  4. Financial growth: A certified project management professional gets a 22% salary growth on average, so it is safe to assume great financial gains after the certification is done
  5. Part of an ecosystem: There are more than 1 million certified project management professionals in the world at present. Getting a project management certification makes you a part of the bigger ecosystem with skilled professionals

How To Get a Project Management Certification?

To get a project management certification in your professional achievements, you must consider the following:

  1. Educational Requirements: All the certifications require a certain level of educational qualifications to be met in order to write the examination. You must be aware of the educational qualifications and approach the certifications accordingly
  2. Professional Experience Requirements: Some of the advanced level certifications require professional experience in managing projects as eligibility criteria. For example- For PMP® certification, you are required to have at least 36 months of experience managing projects to appear for the examination
  3. Credibility: The credibility of the certification resonates with the recognition that it gets around the world. It must be a standard among the organization to measure the professional capabilities of the certification holder
  4. Validity and maintenance: You must be aware of the validity of the certification. If it does expire, you must know how to maintain the credential. For example - PMP certification is valid for only 3 years, but during the 3 years time, if you get 60 PDUs you will be able to maintain the certification
  5. Exam Format & Exam Cost: The candidate should be aware of the exam format and the exam cost that would be paid in order to get the certification. For example - the exam cost for the PMP certification exam is 405 USD for members and 555 USD for non-members of the PMI®. And the exam format is as follows:
    1. Exam Type: Closed Book
    2. Number of Questions: 180 Questions
    3. Duration: 230 minutes
    4. Result: The results are based on the psychometric analysis
  6. Application Process: You must be thorough with the application process while applying for any certification to avoid iterations and save time. Sometimes, the application process lasts for weeks and you wouldn't want to go through the process again for a silly mistake
  7. Governing Bodies: While choosing a certification, one must always research the governing bodies. In the case of project management certifications like PMP, CAPM®, etc are governed by a globally recognized PMI or Project Management Institute
  8. Training Requirements: Sometimes, as a prerequisite, you will have to go through project management training from accredited organizations. For example - PMP certification requires you to have 35 PDUs i.e project management education/training as eligibility criteria
  9. Monetary Factors: You have to calculate the total cost of the certification that you will have to pay. You must verify certain factors like training cost, exam cost, learning resources, etc
  10. Entry-level or Advanced: Last but not least, you have to decide if you want to go for an entry-level certification or an advanced level certification based on eligibility and professional experience. For example - The entry-level CAPM certification does not require any eligibility requirements, but PMP on the other hand has certain criteria to be met since it's an advanced level credential

Top Project Management Certifications

The top project management certifications that you can go for in 2021 include the following.

Certification Certification Cost
PMP® Certification 1000 - 1200 USD
CAPM® Certification 800 - 1100 USD
PRINCE2® Certification 1500 - 1800 USD
PRINCE2® Agile Certification 1200 - 1500 USD
AgilePM® Certification 800 - 1000 USD
Change Management Certifications 1800 - 2100 USD
Business Analysis Certifications 1000 - 1200 USD
Certified Scrum Master (CSM®) Certification 1000 - 1400 USD

Conclusion

For all the certifications that require project management training as a prerequisite, you can choose an accredited training provider/partner like Invensis Learning and get your project management certifications with ease.  Not just the financial growth, the certifications will shape your professional capabilities according to the best skills and practices to manage projects.

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