I, personally, believe that pursuing and obtaining PMP certification will help you in your career, will make you a better project manager, and is worth the time and effort it takes to get there. Do you have it in you? Yes, you do. Can you get there alone? I don't know. But I do know that an organization like PPM Global Services can help you get there. Plus, they take the worries out of many things associated with the PMP exam process...
You are guaranteed to pass. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. While not everyone passes the first time around when taking the PMP exam, with PPM Global Services you can rest assured that you will get there without paying for more training. If you fail to pass on your first try, you can continue to attend any of their public 3-day PMP Boot Camp classes until you do pass. So no more training dollars. Time, yes, but no more money.
The training time commitment is minimized. Most of us lead pretty busy lives – both personally and professionally. And they are always mixing and affecting each other. So when you must train for something like this, the last thing you want to do expensive traveling somewhere to take a two week training course. There just aren't enough hours in the day or days in the week. With the boot camp process they offer, PPM Global Services gives you a thorough training in 3 days. It's live, instructor led and in your own home or place of work...yes, online and not in person. Welcome to the 21st century. They get it – you need the right training, you need it fast, and you need it where you are...not where they are.
Provides you with necessary education hours required by PMI for certification. You come out of the boot camp with your training certificate in hand. But beyond that, it provides you with education hours you need to satisfy PMI's requirement for PMP certification. When finished, you'll have 35 hours of training. Through 27 hours of live instruction and 8 hours of online courses, you will have 35 approved hours of training and education you need for PMI certification.
Summary / call for input
You're a dedicated project manager. Do you need to be certified? No, it's not required. You can certainly be a project manager and perform professionally and successful without certification. But PMP certification can help you in several ways: career advancement, PM confidence, potentially a more successful PM career going forward, a common understanding of the details of the profession and best practices, and the readiness to apply for and obtain many desirable project management positions that are preferring PMP certification. Yes, it takes time, dedication and dollars. But if you're looking for great training with a guarantee without an extensive timeframe added on, you'll get that with PPM Global Services.
Readers – what are your thoughts? Are you thinking about pursuing certification but have been less than confident about passing and what it's going to take to get there?Or perhaps you have your PMP certification now and can share how it's helped you in your career and on your project engagements.
2017 PMP Classes:
September: 3-Day PMP Boot Camp (Sept. 18-20)
November: 3-Day PMP Boot Camp (Nov. 6-8)
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