PMP (Project Management Professional) training is a necessary step in every project managers career. With that training you will learn a wide array of project management techniques that you can apply to the projects you manage. With three or four years of experience managing projects, PMP training will also equip you to pass the project management professional certification exam. The PMP credential is the most recognized project management certification in the world. It gives you substantial credibility in your own organization and if you decide to look elsewhere it is a very potent job-hunting tool. Project Manager Certifications Main Page
Companies are looking for project managers with a certain mindset and sighting project skillset, because they don’t want to spend a lot of time and money on basic education for a new PM. They need someone who, in theory, can hit the ground running. However, the problem is to find someone like that with only the limited time HR departments have to pick and choose. Being certified does not guarantee that you are a good project manager. But it shows a third party that you have a certain theoretical knowledge about a subject, in our case, Project Management. Being certified shows someone else that you have followed a certain process and that you possess a certain vocabulary. And if the certification requires proof of experience, like the PMP does, the certification also shows that you already have experience. Are there flaws in the process? Sure. But in general, a certification gives a third party a bit more confidence in what you claim to be. Hence, if you are certified, you already look better than someone that isn’t.
Moreover, every year that passes without you getting a certification means, that it will be harder for you to actually get the certification. When I first thought about getting PMP certified, the PMBOK 2000 was released, and it was about two fingers thick. Get the latest PMBOK and you know what I mean when I say: I was shocked when I finally decided to get certified in 2012. Don’t wait it out. You get older and the PMBOK gets thicker. You can do it. Just do it.
So, if you think to yourself: OK, I want to get certified, but where to start? Well, let me tell you that you are already in the right place. I tried other preparation methods, and you certainly have to find yours. But I can tell you from first hand experience, that 4PM.com’s Certification Package is the way to go. Why? Well, because unlike some other “training programs” Dick Billows wants you to pass the exam because you understand the subject and speak the same language. We all know how to manage projects, but we don’t speak the same language, and sometimes, PMP’s approach needs explanation.
With the 4pm.com PMP prep you get the best PMP passing guarantee available. Your instructor will continue to work with you if you fail the exam after completing your course in its entirety. You also have maximum flexibility in scheduling the PMP course because you’re not tied to a rigid schedule set by the instructor. Instead you set your own schedule and your instructor adapts to it. You may wish to take advantage of the free instructor assessment which will help you decide if the PMP certification and prep course is right for you.