Higher Value Placed on Certifications

Posted on May 12, 2010 by

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Good news for project managers who have earned their PMP®! It’s also an incentive for project managers who are considering becoming certified. The Wall Street Journal recently published an article indicating that increasing value is being placed upon having earned a certification such as the PMP.  The article quotes the Project Management Institute (PMI) as stating that there has been a 30% increase in registration for their certification exams. More and more, employers are not merely preferring to hire project managers with a PMP—they are requiring that job applicants have a PMP. Here at TAPUniversity, we have seen the trend of a more serious attitude towards earning certifications. Whereas a few years ago it was often a development goal and something nice to have, there are now more people approaching the PMP as something they must have in order to get hired or because their current employer is insisting upon it. Whatever the reason for desiring a certification, we at TAPUniversity enjoy helping people achieve their goals.