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  • Is the PMP Certification worth it?

    • October 4, 2018
    • Posted By : Najmul Hussain
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    Many a times when I am about to commence a PMP Exam Prep course, it is customary for me to get introduced to the students. When I ask them how many of them have heard about Project Management Institute (PMI), the answer is always less than 10% of the audience.It kind of brings about a question, what are these students doing in the class if they haven’t heard of PMI, the institute who issues the PMP Certificate.

    What amount of research have they put in before they entered the classroom?
    How did they come to know about the PMP, was it the word of mouth, the marketing emails, the constant calling…and surely enough it is always one of the above.I always have one advice to my students. Ask yourself these 3 questions before you decide to undertake any professional certificate. (I will limit this discussion to the PMP Certificate)

    1. Know what is PMI and PMP?
      1. PMP is a professional certificate that is given to professionals who are part of the profession of project management, professionals who have an understanding of best practices and standards (e.g. the PMBOK Global Standard).
      2. Learn the standard, understand it … put the practices back into your profession
      3. A professional certificate cannot and will not replace your academic qualification.
    1. Does the certificate suit me?
      1. A professional within the project management domain can play many roles, he/she could be a document controller, a scheduler, a cost estimator, a procurement manager, a project coordinator or a project manager. PMI has 9 professional certifications to suit an individual’s profile and career e.g. Business Analyst (PBA), Risk Professional (RMP), Scheduling Professional (PSP), Associate in Project Management (CAPM) , Program Management (PgMP), Portfolio Management (PfMP) and the Project Management Professional (PMP)
      2. Know what you are, know what you want Choose your certification wisely, it goes a long way. Don’t be shy to be counselled.
    1. Is it worth the time and effort?
      1. Education has always benefited the individual, be it reading a book at the airport or hearing a person speak at the seminar.
      2. Project Management is a language …a language the managers speak, a language of the profession, getting the certificate is great, but if you do not speak the language the certification will not go a long way.
      3. You want the rewards…Change yourself …PMP is just a tool that helps.

    Finally to answer the question ….Is the PMP Certificate worth it?
    YES….

    AUTHOR
    Najmul Hussain ,MBA, PgMP, PMP, RMP, PBA,ACP
    Project Director at Dubai South

1 Comment

  • Fasna October 4, 2018 at 8:46 am

    good article !!

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