Six reasons to become certified in project management

This article is by Krishna Kumar, CEO at Simplilearn Solutions.
Krishna Kumar, CEO, Simplilearn Solutions. Have you ever wondered why, after having spent roughly 15 to 17 of your life in the process completing our formal education, most people continue the same routine of job searching, rejection, and selection in this fiercely competitive, dog eat dog world?
What is it all about? Is a job the ultimate goal? This is where most people need to realize the importance of a job, and that it can be lucrative. This is synonymous learning and an ongoing process of improving one’s skills.
No longer are senior people or experienced technicians designated project managers. Organizations are rethinking their strategy in today’s world where success is the only thing that matters.
Many organizations are seeking to implement systematic project management processes. This has led to a large demand for certified project managers who have extensive experience in project management and sound information, with a role that is different from that of a business analyst.
Simplilearn Solutions’ CEO, the first question I am often asked is “Is getting PMP certified worth it?” The process of passing the Project Management Professional(r), (PMP) exam is complicated and costly. It also requires a lot of preparation. Is it worth the effort to obtain PMP certification?
I spoke with a variety of professionals and PMP aspirants in order to hear their opinions. Here are six reasons project management certification is so in-demand compared to other professional certifications.
1. Your resume will be more impressive with PMP certification
PMP is becoming a requirement for project manager recruitment in more and more organizations. It will be easier to get a job as a project or program manager if you have the credentials and skills.
“The PMP certification has given my confidence and resume a boost.” I have seen the change of attitude of recruiters since the time I have attained the certification.”Andreas Arief B. , IT Lead & System Analyst in 1View Program Management PT. Bank CIMB Niaga, Tbk Banten Province, Indonesia
With so many organizations looking for project managers, certification seems to be a key factor in hiring. It is a simple way to determine who is capable of performing the job and who might need additional support. It’s not the only thing hiring managers consider.
Kaye Fletcher2. It is a requirement by clients
Clients of large companies are increasingly demanding that their projects be managed by PMPprofessionals. APMPcertification will give you the ability to manage prestigious clients in such a scenario.
“I have been working in project management and managing projects, but clients are looking for a PMP-certified project manager to manage their projects. I felt and saw the difference after I received the certification.” Kaye Fletcher Construction Professional, Sydney Area, Australia
If you work on government projects or any other type of project that requires Earned Value Management then they might be looking for certification.
3. PMP project managers are paid more than non-PMP managers
Because PMP certified managers are highly-paid, Project Management Professional certification is one the most sought-after. According to the 2020 PMI Salary Survey PMP-certified project managers in 42 countries reported receiving 22% more than non-PMP-certified managers.
“PMP certification has certainly added value to my career, and more specifically, my money. I have seen a rise in my productivity and growth since I became PMP certified.” Naem Ahmed, PMP CSCM, ITILV3F Solution Architecture Manager –