This presentation will provide the top 10 benefits of
acquiring the PMP certification. It is primarily
geared toward the individual contemplating taking the exam. The list is shown from a from a “count down”
perspective with the highest benefit ranked as #1….but shown last.
10. Provides International Recognition
The PMP certification is the number one sought after and
demanded project management certification.
It is recognized globally as the pinnacle in project management
Acquiring the PMP certification places you in a very
prestigious club. It opens many doors
that allows you to network with other PMP’s not only on a local level, but also
plugging in to the international level.
8. Validates your
commitment to the career
By devoting the time to prepare for and pass the PMP
certification exam demonstrates your commitment to your career in project management. This commitment shows not only to your team,
your peers, the company that you work for, but also future employers.
7. Improve Your
The knowledge and skills that you will acquire while preparing
for the PMP exam will be applied to your current projects, shared with team
members, stakeholders and peers within your organization. In turn, this sharing of information and
improving project performance improves your company as a whole.
By acquiring the PMP certification, it means that you have
now acquired a wide vocabulary of project management terms. These exact same terms have been learned by
others who have also acquired the PMP certification. The benefit comes in that when applying the
terms, you are drawing from a consistent definition of the term. In other words, when you speak a term, it has
a consistent definition and meaning to others; not only in your organization,
but in other organizations in which you might interface with. See the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
Glossary Terms and Definitions here.
Chance of Project Success
By acquiring the PMP certification, you will have learned many
proven tools and techniques that can help you deliver various processes. By learning these proven approaches, you can
now employ that on your project, thus improving your chance of successfully
delivering the scope of that project on time and within budget.
4. Set Yourself
Apart from Other Project Managers
As you can imagine, the simple fact that having acquired the
PMP certification positions you with a more advanced understanding of project
management than someone who has not spent all the time studying and
understanding PMBOK. This applies not
only within your organization, but also when applying for other job
3. More Job
If you are searching for a job in project management, you
will find that there are many opportunities out there that are looking for
individuals who do not hold the PMP certification. But, if you examine the project management
job opportunities being offered that do require the PMP certification, you will
find that list will grow tremendously! You
can use your favorite job board if you like, but here
is a link to Project Management jobs on Monster.com.
2. Better Job
Whether you are looking for a better job in the company that
you currently work for, or looking outside your organization, you will find
that having the PMP certification will improve your opportunity to land those
1. Improved Salary
According to the most recent salary survey conducted by the
Project Management Institute, individuals who hold the PMP certification make
22% more than individuals who do not.
See the “Project Management Salary Survey” here.
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