Project Management Professional (PMP)

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.

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Popular Questions

I have a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and took a project management course when i was in university. I currently have 6 years of work experience and would like to be PM certified. Am I eligible to attend the PMP certificate?
(Question asked by Maitha on December 18, 2013)

Dear Maitha, further to your enquiry about the PMP certification, we need to know if you have the prerequisites to apply for the PMP certification. – Thanks & regards, Sara, Formatech

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I am a senior account executive and i was wondering if PMP is the right course for me. Please do assist
(Question asked by Franco on November 26, 2017)

Yes, PMP course is definitely right choice for your career. The PMP designation symbolizes knowledge and accomplishment and that is highly regarded by colleagues and employers. These are few benefits to get PMP certified. ·         Project managers aren’t limited to any one industry. Companies across many different sectors seek talented, qualified professionals to make sure their projects are executed with excellence. ·         Today more than ever, companies and businesses are looking to certified project managers to help bring organization and skill to their various endeavors. Leading sectors include finance and insurance, manufacturing and construction, utilities, oil and gas, and information services and publishing. ·         When you earn your PMP credential, you will be in touch with others working hard to pass the PMP credential exam. Moreover, you will be put into contact with those already holding PMP certifications. You never know who might help you obtain your next job - the more people in your field you make contact with, the easier it will be to get the job you want when it's time to move on. ·         Provide you with greater job opportunity. there are about 20 percent more openings than there are credentialed employees available  ·         If you've been looking to make a career switch, PMP credentials can help you to do that. By gaining a credential where you might lack years of experience, you can start at the gates with a higher position and salary than otherwise you would be capable of. ·         Because you will have the specialized training that obtaining a PMP credential requires, you will be better able to teach others the tools of project management. You can become a freelancer trainer and earn extra income. Take the PMP training and exam, and start moving toward greater success in your field today!

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I work as a project coordinator, am I eligible for the PMP course and exam?
(Question asked by Sinsha Pillai on June 10, 2018)

Absolutly by all means below are the eligibility criterias : To apply for the Project Management Professional (PMP)®credential, you need to either:

Possess a Secondary Degree (High School Diploma, Associate's Degree, or Global equivalent) with minimum of five (5) years / 60 months of unique (non-overlapping) Project Management experience, with 7,500 hours in leading and directing projects, and 35 hours of Project Management Education


Possess a four (4) year degree (Bachelor's Degree or the Global equivalent) and a minimum 3 years/36 months of Project Management experience, with 4,500 hours in leading and directing projects, and 35 hours of Project Management Education.

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I am a operations associate for a logistic company. I just wanted to know if PMP would be a right course for me. Please advise
(Question asked by Nick Thomas on August 16, 2018)

if you are managing teams to achieve certain objectives. or manage projects with new teams or multi projects or manging any project, yes will help you and it is the right course.

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