“The PMP recognizes demonstrated competence in leading and directing project teams. If you’re an experienced project manager looking to solidify your skills, stand out to employers and maximize your earning potential, the PMP credential is the right choice for you.”

In the world of IT, PMP is a term that is commonly thrown around. You may see it as a requirement when applying for a job in the field , or in any business field for that matter, or see “PMP Certified” added to your co-workers signature. So you may be wondering, what exactly is PMP and what is the big fuss over it?

PMP stands for Project Manager Professional. PMP Certification is received through the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is considered to a very valuable and highly respected project management credential. This highly respected credential has drawn much attention over the years and is currently hosting 583,806 active PMP certified individuals throughout 193 countries throughout the world.

PMP Training generally consists of a PMP “expert” teaching the 5 different PMP performance domains through a hands-on and interactive teaching style along with through the use of a PMBOK Guide. People seeking PMP certification are required to have certain pre-requisites completed. For example, in order to apply for the PMP, you are required to have a secondary degree along with at least 5 years of project management experience and 7,500 hours leading and directing projects plus 35 hours of project management education OR a 4 year bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years of project management experience and 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and plus 35 hours of project management education. These pre-requisites are implemented because of the growing recognition of PMP certification in the management world.

The PMP exam consists of 5 different PMP performance domains which include: initiating the project, planning the project, executing the project, monitoring and controlling the project, and closing the project. The PMP exam is based on these 5 domains and consists of 200 multiple choice questions.

“This recognition is seen through increased marketability to employers and higher salary; according to the PMI Project Management Salary Survey–Seventh Edition, certification positively impacts project manager salaries.”

So why become PMP certified you may ask? Well that is an easy one to answer. PMP Certified individuals are paid higher salaries as well as more highly respected in management positions. PMP isn’t just a training certification, it is a sign of qualification and respect. Become PMP Certified today!