This is an article by Krishna Kumar, CEO of Simplilearn Solutions.
Have you ever wondered why, after spending roughly 15 to 17 years of our life in the process of completing your formal education, most of us follow the same routine of job hunting, rejection, and sometimes, selection in this fiercely competitive, dog-eat-dog world?
So what is this all about? Is landing a job the be-all and end-all of all goals? This is where most of us need to understand the importance of a career, and a lucrative one at that. This is synonymous with learning and a constant process of upgrading one’s skills.
Gone are the days when the most senior people or seasoned technicians were designated as project managers. In today’s world, where success and only success counts, organizations are re-thinking this strategy.
Most organizations are looking to building systematic project management practices. This has given rise to a huge demand for certified project management professionals who have substantial experience in project management and sound knowledge, with a role different than that of a business analyst.
As CEO of Simplilearn Solutions, the first question that I mostly encounter is… is getting
I spoke to a number of professionals and
PMP certification gives more weight to your resume
More and more organizations are making
Andreas Arief B. , IT Lead & System Analyst in 1View Program Management PT. Bank CIMB Niaga, Tbk Banten Province, Indonesia
Certification certainly does seem to be a deciding factor in hiring, especially with so many organizations needing to find project managers. It’s an easy way to determine who can definitely do the job and who may need more support. However, it’s not the only factor hiring managers take into account.
2. Clients demand it
Increasingly, clients of most of the big companies generally like and demand that their projects are managed by
“I have been working as a project manager and handling projects but clients lookout for a
Kaye Fletcher, Construction Professional, Sydney Area, Australia
If you work in government projects or any kind of project that requires Earned Value Management, then they may well be looking for certification as that’s a specific skill.
PMP project managers get paid well in comparison to non- PMP project managers
The salary boost is certainly a nice factor! You might not get it in your current company, but if you move jobs and find yourself in a different organization, the salary bump from changing employer will be very welcome.
4. It gives better networking opportunities
According to PMI.org (accessed Sept 2021), there are over 600,000 PMI members across the globe – and this number is growing. PMI often organizes meetings in most of the metropolitan centers. These meetings also earn PMPs valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs) that are needed to renew their certification every three years.
They can also be a means of providing you with fresh career opportunities as they often have time slots allotted for people to stand up and share any job opportunities that are available at their organizations.
Prasanna Kumbashi Gopalkrishna, Test Lead, First Advantage Offshore Services Private Limited, India
5. It improves the way you manage projects
If a person has spent time and money acquiring a certification, it shows that they have put in effort and are committed to project management as a profession. Moreover, the
“I have handled projects even before I got
Rajan Kommu, Project Co-ordinator, Global Shared Services, India
You know you can lead projects, but the knowledge and discipline picked up from going through the certification will give you that little bit extra confidence. Even if you have been managing projects for a long time it definitely helps to get a refresher!
6. It helps you to be more in-line with the industry
Shreenath Sreenivas, Project Manager at Thomson Reuters.
About the author: Krishna Kumar, an engineer by education, has experience of serving the IT industry for 13 years. He had completed his engineering from NIT, Surathkal, and was working with Infosys, to start his career. But soon he realized his skill set lay in entrepreneurship. Currently, he is the CEO of Simplilearn Solutions and displays his expertise in e-commerce through their innovative online learning portal, which was started with the aim to help professionals around the world in achieving their world-recognized professional certifications.