The Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) credential is recognized as the most important certification for project managers and is globally recognized and in heavy demand.
This ranking has been given on basis of a recent IT skills and salary report prepared by Global Knowledge, where they have listed down 15 IT certifications that land up to higher salaries. The rankings in the study were based on certifications that received the minimum of 200 responses required to derive a salary figure that is statically accurate.
When the conversation amongst IT professionals turns to IT Certifications, one of their first thoughts is of high salaries. The PMP credential demonstrates that you not only have the requisite, real-world experience, but that you also have the education to successfully lead and direct projects. The PMP credential should only be attempted by experienced project managers as the qualifications and testing for this certification are very rigorous. In addition, PMI requires continued validation through required continuing education requirements. All of these factors ensure that the PMP credential is widely respected. The PMP experience and exam requirements focus on five process groups: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling, and Closing.
Speaking on the same Raj Kalady, Managing Director, PMI India said that “In an increasingly projectized world, professional certification ensures that project managers are ready to meet the demands of projects across the globe. Previously a certification reasonably assured a job. However, at present without a certification it would be difficult to go through a job interview. Globally recognized and demanded, the Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential demonstrates to employers, clients , and colleagues that a project manager possesses project management knowledge, experience and the skills to bring projects to successful completion. The PMP recognizes the competence of an individual to perform in the role of a project a manager, specifically experience in leading and directing projects. Year after year, the PMP credential has garnered global recognition and commanded a high salary for credentialed individuals over non-credentialed individuals.”