PMP® Certification - #1 Business Certification
If you’re looking for a raise, a new job, or a promotion, the PMP® certification is a great stepping stone. According to the Project Management Institute®'s 2013 workforce survey:
- In the U.S., PMP® credential holders have an average salary of $108,575.
- PMP® credential holders make on average 16% more than peers.
A PMP® certification sets you apart.
If you are competing with others for a new position, getting PMP® certified will set you apart in your field. Recruiters often place project management resumes into two piles - those with PMP® certification’s and those without, especially for the high number of government jobs requiring this certification.
A PMP® certification can do the following for you:
- Indicates that you have at least 4500 hours of experience managing projects.
- When hiring, most companies give preference to PMP® certification holders.
- According to CIO.com, 2/3’s of CIO’s regard a PMI® certification as valuable.
- If you’re consulting, it confirms your project management authority and can help you win business.
- Provides credibility and shows drive by indicating you are serious about the field of project management.
The Certification Usually Pays for Itself Within One Year
The average salary of a PMP® certified Project Manager is $108,575, on aggregate this is 16% more than non-certified Project Managers.
The 5 Steps to Getting your PMP® Certification
The PMP® Certification is granted by the Project Management Institute (PMI). PMI was founded in 1969, and is the worlds largest professional certification organization. To get your certificate, you’ll need to:
- Have "A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree, or the global equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education." OR
"A four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education."
This information is taking from PMI®'s website, 2015.
- Get the required 35 contact hours through a class from a Registered Education Provider (like us!). When you’re done with a class, you’ll receive a certificate confirming your contact hours, which you will need in order to complete your application.
- Sign up and fill out an application on PMI.org (in our course, we walk you through the process).
- Receive notification of whether or not your exam has been accepted, and if accepted you may be notified that you have been selected for audit. If you are selected for audit, compile your audit package and mail it to the appropriate address. When you have been accepted (and, if needed, passed your audit) you will receive the code you need to register for the PMP® exam.
- Study the PMBOK® Guide and take practice exams until you are confident in the material. This is the hard part, there are over 600 pages of material to learn (our class is designed to minimize how much you’ll have to study on your own).
- Schedule your exam at a Prometric testing center.
- Pass the exam, and receive your certification.
How much does it cost?
There are two costs associated with getting your PMP®.
- The class: A typical live class costs between $899 and $2900 depending on the company offering it. Our class is just $1495 including all study materials and mobile learning tools ($995 without the iPad mini).
- The exam: The exam costs $555. If you become a PMI® member for $129, your exam costs will be reduced to $405 ($21 dollars savings). Membership has a number of other benefits including discounts on books and access to research, so we recommend you join.
Our class can help you get there...quickly and easily.
Our Blink! PMP® Exam Prep Course was designed by productivity experts to help you get your PMP with the least amount of studying possible.
- Our class is taught by PMP® certified credential holders.
- 1+1 Training is a Registered Education Provider of PMI®.
- Our Blink! PMP® Exam Prep Course provides you the 35 credit hours required.
- We have a money back guarantee (see side-bar).
Learn More About Our Class, or click here to sign up today.
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