With the same experience and curriculum, it is obvious that, when applying for a job, a candidate in possession of a certification attesting to their knowledge is an advantage. In this article, we analyze the benefits of obtaining a PMP certification to understand how, on a practical level, this can be fundamental for a successful career in the world of Project Management.
Why a PMP certification?
It is essential to understand why PMP certification is so important in Project Management. The PMP certification:
- Provides a large body of highly expendable transversal knowledge;
- Has over 1 million certified professionals in 200 countries;
- Is recognized internationally and in all sectors;
- Helps in professional growth and in affirming one’s knowledge.
It is essential to understand how fundamental these elements are to increase the credibility and professionalism of a Project Manager.
The internationality and widespread use of the PMP method allow all certificates to speak a common language. Which is understandable regardless of the type of sector, cultural and/or business background.
This means that at a potential level all certified PMP professionals can work in a team without having communication problems. Making it possible not only for a professional to work at their best in their team, but to be able to achieve goals in any team.
Network of professionals
There are more than 1 million certified PMP professionals worldwide. In addition to actively participating in the events and initiatives proposed directly by the PMI, they can join other communities, called the PMI Chapters, distributed geographically.
Thanks to these networks, professionals can get in touch with each other, follow webinars and workshops and above all stay up to date on the news promoted by the PMI. This guarantees certified professionals to be aware of the latest trends and developments in the world of Project Management, an area in which being always up to date is really essential.
Career options: More responsibilities and challenging projects
Obtaining the PMP certification demonstrates that a professional possesses the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to be able to receive greater responsibility within the most important projects for the success of the organisation.
This allows the professional to work both in more important roles and on more interesting and stimulating projects, thus creating a virtuous cycle with a continuous work on skills. Constantly aiming to be able to work on projects that require more and more commitment and lead to increasingly complex challenges. This allows the professional to find more and more stimuli in his/her work, increases his/her professional profile, making it more usable and of a high level.
It is obvious that the salary benefit should not be overlooked: according to a PMI research, more than 80% of professionals who have obtained a certification have a salary that is 22% higher than the non-PMP certified professionals. In addition, even starting a new job, PMP certification ensures the candidate a starting salary that is around 20% higher in most cases.
As an Accredited Training Provider (ATP), all the PMP certification courses provided by QRP International guarantee the automatic recognition of the Contact Hours necessary to access the exam. For all information, consult the course calendar or write us!