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Is it worth getting PMP certified when you're not a project manager?

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I am a manager but not a project manager but I'm thinking about getting PMP certified, as I believe it will move my management career forward. Am I right? Is it actually worth it for me to get PMP certified?
asked 10 years ago by anonymous

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Absolutely.  When I look for people to promote into project management, I'm going to look at those that have demonstrated a strong interest through self-improvement.  The new PMP rules do require you to lead and direct project tasks, so I would work with an aspiring manager to provide opportunities to do just that.

If your employer or manager is not willing to do this, it might be a sign that your credential is either best earned elsewhere or when you earn it, you may look for a different position in another company.

Keep in mind that being promoted to a new position requires both ability and opportunity (e.g. the company has grown and has justirfication for a new position).
answered 10 years ago by sdcapmp (45,840 points)

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