The case for certification

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® is the universally accepted project management certification standard, although professional associations in England and Australia also have certification programs.The PMP® is offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) of Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, which started establishing standards in 1978, and has been offering certification since 1984.The last few years have seen a sharp increase in those seeking PMP certification (18,000 in the year 2000), most in the fields of construction, information systems, and technology.The article discusses the benefits of certification, offers study tips for taking the PMP test, and explores the future of PMI certification.
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