All you wanted to know about PMI certifications

Project Management Institute (PMI) holds many professional certificate exams. PMP is the most popular of these certifications but there are other certifications as well. Many a times, aspirants have questions about these certifications but they are not able to find any reliable source to get the answers.

The aspirants should first look at the PMI’s website for answers. It is the best information resource pertaining to all type of certifications. PMI’s website should be the primary source of information and aspirants must avoid rumors, heresy and popular wisdom.

For quick answers, PMI has collated a web page having FAQ related to different certifications. This web page can clear many doubts that an aspirant have about various certifications. It contains information about the certification, its associated procedure and life after getting the certificate.

For more details, aspirants can refer to the certification handbooks (these are also available on PMI’s website).

Good luck for prospective candidates.

Praveen Malik, PMP is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) with a rich 20+ years of experience. He is a leading Project Management Instructor and Consultant. He regularly conducts Project Management workshops in India & abroad.

One thought on “All you wanted to know about PMI certifications

  1. Praveen, have you been following the on-going research I have been doing benchmarking all the major global project management credentials against the US Professional Engineer (PE) license as well as Malcolm Gladwell’s “10,000 hour rule”?

    Basically, it shows that aside from PMI’s PgMP, (which ranked as a truly professional level credential) the PMI credentials are all entry level or below. Meaning that popularity does not necessarily translate into credibility. It also points out that in the end, the competency based credentials are far superior to those which are only exam based.

    Dr. PDG, Jakarta, Indonesia

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