Project Management Professional (PMP) is the most highly-valued industry-recognized certification for project managers. Globally recognized and in high demand, the PMP demonstrates that you have the education and competency to lead and direct projects. PMI produce a very comprehensive handbook to tell you about the qualification in much more detail.
What is the value of the PMP Certification?
Holders of the PMP credential tend to see an increase in salary. For the GCC in particular the demand for qualified PMP personnel is very high and thus the job market(see PMP jobs) and job-prospects in this region remain buoyant. This salary survey may be of use to those in or looking to join the profession. The Laimoon infographic from October 2013 gives a nice snapshot of the market.
Who should complete the PMP?
The PMP qualification is designed for experienced project managers looking to solidify their skills, stand out to employers and maximize their earning potential. For those newer to the profession - you may consider Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) also from PMI. Those seeking to enter the profession will find this insight from successful project managers useful.