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How is the PMP certification useful?

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I'm seeing more and more people applying for the PMP (Project Management Professional) certification. I'm a project manager for 30 years now and I don't see any use of it. What are all these people seeing in the PMP? How will the PMP certification be useful to them?

Am I the black sheep in all this?
asked 3 years ago by anonymous

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The PMP certification is mostly useful for those project managers who don't have a solid experience in project management. It will help them get jobs that they wouldn't be able to get with their weak experience in project management.

The PMP market is getting hotter and hotter because there are so many would-be project managers, driven to the profession by tales of $100k+ salaries.

As for usefulness in terms other than career advancement, I think the PMBOK is a good on project management that teaches new project managers how project management works and gives them the basics that they need to handle this profession.
answered 3 years ago by MaplePM (46,940 points)

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