The PMP(r) Advantage
It is worth every ounce of your effort to become, or if you are already certified, to retain your PMP title. This is true regardless of economic boom times or bad times.
In its 2006 annual salary survey of 35,573 IT workers from 197 countries, Certification Magazine found that average salaries for workers in project management were among the highest for all IT specialties. PMP credential holders earned among the highest salaries for all IT workers who hold professional certifications.
Among nearly 100 types of IT credentials covered by the survey, PMP credential holders earned an average salary of $95,430, the 10th highest salary level. In another salary survey by PMI in 2005, those who have held the PMP credential earn 13-17% more than those of non-credential holders. If you have ever searched for PM jobs in Hong Kong you'd have noticed a lot employers ask for PMP credential nowadays.
The reported rewards were more than monetary. A majority of respondents believed that their certification increased their confidence and garnered greater respect from management and colleagues.
Credential handbook from PMI(r):
Project Management Professional Handbook
Certified Associate of Project Management Handbook
Program Management Professional Handbook
PMI Risk Management Professional Handbook
PMI Agile Certified Professional Handbook
PMP Continuing Certificaiton Requirements:
PMP PDU Simplified Guide
PMP Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Handbook
Report your PDU online
Discussion groups dedicated to PMP exam:
PMP Exam Forum
Reference Books to prepare for the PMP exam:
PMP Bootcamp Manual, Crosswind, 2013
PMP Exam Prep by Rita Mulcahy, 2013
PMP Exam Practice Test and Study Guide (9th Edition) by J. Leroy Ward, & Ginger Levin, 2013
The Human Aspects of Project Management -
Volume One: Organizing Projects for Success
Volume Two: Human Resource Skills for the Project Manager
Volume Three: Managing the Project Team
by Vijay K. Verma
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