To answer some basic questions like what is the PMP Certification, what is its benefit, how to apply for it, etc, I am writing a series of five blog posts to cover the answers to these questions asked by many professionals who want their names to be followed by the prestigious acronym “PMP”.
I also highly encourage you to visit www.pmi.org to get the most recent and detailed explanations to your questions and for further information.
This is the first part of the series of five posts.
What is the PMP Certification?
The PMP® stands for Project Management Professional, and the PMP Certification is a very popular and flagship certification from the PMI® (Project Management Institute, USA). PMP certification has become an industry standard in the field of the project management. A PMP designation in your resume greatly increases the hit on various job portals, elevates you above the rest, and makes you a more appealing job candidate. This certification demonstrates that you have the experience, education, and competency to successfully lead and direct projects.
There are many benefits of the PMP Certification, some of which are as follows:
- Shows your commitment to learn and acquire new skills.
- Demonstrates your professional achievement.
- Makes you more appealing job candidate.
- Boosts your self-confidence.
- Boosts your employer’s confidence in you.
- Boosts client’s confidence in your organization.
You can now move to the second part in this series “What is the PMP Eligibility Criteria?“.