Contributed by Ram Tavva, PMP
Imagine this scenario – You do an amazing job managing your first project, and your work is noticed and appreciated. In fact, your boss plans a surprise for you. It’s a party to celebrate the successful completion of your project. And now, that you have proven yourself as a project manager, you are given the official title of project manager and an increase in pay.
You earned this. And part of your hard work included achieving your PMP® certification.
Here are seven benefits you receive when you pass the PMP® certification.
- Frequently, certified project managers are more likely to be interviewed and hired than non-certified project managers. Your certificate indicates that you understand project management and that you are a professional.
- While your experience might vary, a PMP® can earn up to 25% more than a non-certified project manager. See https://blog.masterofproject.com/PMP® -salary/ for info on PMP®
- When you have PMP® certification, you meet most of the mandatory skills that companies require to hire someone as a project manager.
- You join the ranks of elite project managers who are recognized across multiple industries and around the globe.
- You have a framework to put into practice and you are able to approach any project in a skillful manner and the ability to lead your team to success.
- You have a firm understanding of Agile methodology, and more organizations continue to adopt Agile each year.
- You will keep your experience and your knowledge current by earning professional development units or PDUs. This is a requirement to maintain your PMP®, and the good news is that this helps you to engage in continuous learning and improvement.
Now you know the seven benefits of having a PMP® certification. And to help you get there, here are five tips on how to pass the PMP® exam on the first attempt.
- Consider joining a top-notch training institute in your city if you prefer in-person training, or you can attend online classes.
- Work with mentors to help you develop a strategy that works the best for you and to encourage you and keep you motivated in your studies.
- Read the most in-demand book by Rita Mulcahy, the bible for aspiring project managers having PMP® certification. Book Name: PMP® Exam Prep 10th Edition Book for 2021 exams.
- Prepare for questions using simulated tests to understand and get acquainted with the newest exam patterns. Note -pmStudent.com shares recommended simulators here: https://pmstudent.com/certifications/
- Trust yourself and the process, be dedicated to your studies, and take the exam when you know you are prepared.
PMP® certification is like an Olympic gold medal. You earn it through hard work and dedication. It opens new doors and opportunities for you. You are a project management champion.
Ram Tavva is a Senior Data Scientist and Alumnus of IIM- C (Indian Institute of Management – Kolkata) with over 25 years of professional experience Specialized in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning. He is an ITIL expert, and of course, he is a PMP®! Connect with him on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/ram-tavva/ or visit https://www.excelr.com/blog/project-management/cracking-PMP® -at-1st-attempt-all-you-need-to-know-for-new-exam-pattern