The Project Management Institute's Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential is recognized as the universal standard of the profession. PMP® certification is often a criteria that is either required or requested of job candidates for senior project management positions. In this workshop, you become better prepared for the PMP® exam and earn the 35 hours of required education required to be eligible to apply.
Getting PMP® certified helps expand your project management knowledge and skills, it validates your professional work experience (which is also an eligibility requirement) and it increases your marketability, and often salary level. According to the PMI Salary Survey — Sixth Edition a PMP® increases your salary up to 10% more than your non-credentialed colleagues and peers.
There are currently four other certifications offered by PMI. They are the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®), the Program Management Professional (PgMP®), the Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP®), and the Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP®). However, the PMP® is by far the most well-known and most requested of job candidates.