Project Management Institute(PMI) located in Philadelphia, USA is universally recognized as the leading institute in the field of project management. The PMI institute provides around 8 certifications:
1. Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®
2. Project Management Professional (PMP)®
3. Program Management Professional (PgMP)®
4. Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)®
5. PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®
6. PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)SM
7. PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®
8. PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®
Wondering what makes these certifications so popular? Take a look at some of these facts:
Fact 1: Did you know if you are a Project Manager with a Project Management Professional Certification you could get an average salary increase of almost 15%.
Fact 2: Did you know how many people have a PMP Certification? Almost 720,000 people worldwide!
Fact 3: Did you know how many Registered Educational Providers (R.E.P.s) exist for Project Management Training? There are more than 1,617 R.E.P.s worldwide
Fact 4: Did you know there are over 479,337 PMI Members worldwide.
Fact 5: Did you know how many PMI® Chapters are there Worldwide? There are more than 283 of them.
Fact 6: Did you know that by 2020 there will be 15.7 million new project management jobs created.
Fact 7:The project management industry is set to grow by $6.6 trillion by 2020.
Amongst these certifications, the Project Management Professional(PMP) certification stands to be the most popular one. If the above facts don’t convince you to take up the PMP certification then am not sure what will. The certification not only helps you stand out from the herd but also proves your commitment to your profession. The certification recognizes you knowledge on the subject and proves your skills to your peers, superiors and clients.
Most professionals who have taken up the certification have experienced enhanced career opportunities and an increase in their salary status. If your looking to step up your career then a PMP certification is a must have!
Source : PMI