Becoming a project manager takes a lot of time and dedication. You must have the necessary training in order to take on your own job. In order to get prepared for a PMP® certification you must first know what it is.
A PMP® certification is the most important type of credential that you can get in order to be industry-recognized and certified for project managers. The PMP® certification shows that you have all of the experience, education and competency to lead and direct projects. This recognition is seen by thousands of employers and can lead you to a higher paid salary.
Certification will most definitely positively impact project manager salaries.
Uncertain if a PMP® certification is right for you? Here are reasons that you should look into applying if becoming a project manager is something that interests you.
- Holding the PMP® designation demonstrates your competence in leading and directing project teams. Furthermore if you are already experienced, you can solidify your skills, stand out to employers and maximize your earning potential.
- As mentioned earlier, a lot of time and dedication goes into becoming PMP® certified and here are the requirements. A secondary degree such as a high school diploma, associate’s degree, or the global equivalent with at least five years of project management experience. Also you must have at least 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and no less than 35 hours of project management education.
- Or you can have a four-year degree such as a bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent and at least three years of project management experience. You must have 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and no less than 35 hours of project management education.
If you think you are capable of all of the requirements mentioned above then the PMP® is for you.
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