PMP Certification a Must for Today's IT Project Managers

By ATR International |   Tue, Jun 26, 2012 @ 08:55 AM

It’s surprising how many seasoned IT Project Managers do not have a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).  Getting certified is certainly an investment in both time and money, but in this competitive job market it’s important to set yourself apart from the next candidate. Especially for those that consider Project Management to be a long-term career and not a stepping stone, it holds tremendous value.

Some don’t give much merit to professional certifications, but a growing number of employers prefer consultants who are PMP holders.  It can be argued that after years of schooling and actual professional project management experience, a PMP accreditation will not teach you anything new, and this may be true in a sense. However, in this competitive economy where employers receive a multitude of resumes for a single job opening, a PMP certification acts as a sort of “proof of competency” which often speaks for itself and can be the difference in making the first cut. There are other benefits to consider as well:

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Topics : IT Consulting, IT Services, Project Manager, SwathiRammohan | 3 Comments Read More

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