PMP Certification Improves Career Prospects and Earning Potential

Paul Naybour

– Parallel Project Training launches new PMP Certification courses designed to recognise the skills and qualifications of experienced project managers –


Reading, UK. 27 July 2011: Not-for-profit association the Project Management Institute (PMI) is aimed at promoting the project management profession worldwide with internationally-recognised standards and credentials. Their PMP Certification is designed for experienced project managers who are looking for industry recognition of their experience, qualifications and competence to deliver projects. Training courses for this certification, which is increasingly in demand by employers, are now available in the UK by specialist training provider Parallel Project Training. According to a PMI Salary Survey of 35,000 project managers in 19 countries, obtaining this credential leads to salaries up to 10% higher than those of other project managers.

To meet this increasing demand by employers and project managers, 5-day PMP training courses have recently been launched in London and Reading. These courses aim to develop an in-depth understanding of the PMI Body of Knowledge and also a wider understanding of project management principles. They also prepare candidates for the format and style of the PMP exam by providing the opportunity to answer practise exam questions.

The PMI has specific pre-requisites for obtaining PMP Certification based on the candidate’s level of academic qualifications plus their level of practical project management experience. Between 3 and 5 years of experience leading and directing projects is necessary, depending on other qualifications. A project manager is also required to have at least 35 hours of specific project management education, which is provided by the new PMP Certification course from Parallel Project Training.

As John Bolton, Programmes Director of Parallel Project Training, commented, “As PMI research has shown, the PMP Certification can significantly increase the marketability of a project manager and also their earning potential. Here at Parallel, our project management courses use active learning techniques, such as process mapping and buzz groups, and realistic case studies to ensure project managers gain a thorough understanding of the PMI approach. This gives them the best chance of achieving exam success and consequently bringing improvements to project management within their own organisations.”

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