Monday, 17 December 2012

PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

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Some accreditations gain value by targeting specific skills and expertise. The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a great example.
The Project Management Institute (PMI), a nonprofit organization that serves as a leading membership association for project management practitioners, maintains the PMP exam. The certification measures a candidate’s project management capabilities  by validating skills and knowledge required to plan, execute, budget, and lead all sorts of projects.
Requirement for the pmp certification
 candidates must have five years of project management experience or three years of project management experience and 35 hours classroom education.
As organizations battle tough economic conditions, having proven project scheduling, budgeting, and management skills will only grow in importance. The PMI’s PMP credential is a perfect certification for demonstrating that expertise on a resume
Project management skills are not just for those in Engineering, Construction, software development, and Building. Most business goals are handled via project teams. For example, a marketing campaign or launching a new product now qualifies as a project, which can be handled using project management techniques. ( there are various techniques used in carrying out a specific project. the methods used in prince2 may differ from pmp methods


Importance
 project management skills are not important only to job seekers, those planning to run their own businesses may even gain more from project management skills than job seekers may. In Nigeria, it is said that 20% of businesses established fail within one year, while about 80% go under within 5 years. It is believed that lack of project management skills especially while defining goals, planning and execution account for these failures.

Pmp(project management professional)
Pmp exam can be written with in peason vue  or prometrics testing center in nigeria

exam price:70,000
this is even lower than the first level capm(certified associate in project management) which cost about
80000 for the exams that including the initial registration into project management institute

Pmp  training: there are so many ways to prepare for the pmp exam; one may choose self study or pay to be trained in a training school which are all around you upon enquiry

Recertification:
You must maintain continuing certification requirements consisting of 60 Professional Development Units (PDU).
Usually, one PDU is earned for every one hour spent in a planned, structured learning experience or activity.
To learn more about pdu,get the pmp handbook

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  3. I would say that a PMP is highly respected within both IT & non-IT communities where strong project management skills are required. If you plan on a long term career as a project manager, then yes, even with your level of experience, I would suggest getting your PMP. You can prepare yourself for the exam in one of the leading training providers like http://www.pmstudy.com . You can do minimal prep-work to get 40 PMI® Contact Hours and apply to PMI for PMP Exam before the class begins.T PMP Certification

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