PMP certification AMA- A glance PMP certification is without a doubt one of the hottest courses that one can take up. This may be for a number of reasons. Perhaps this is because of the pay and perks that are associated with this or perhaps it is because of the wide berth given to them in every field. Even in the field of business today there are a number of certifications that you can receive to give you new skills and opportunities. PMP certification is a program that helps you in gaining certain skills like saving time on scheduling tasks, better planning which is suited for the project and is comprehensive at the same time, better organization and optimum use of the resources available, better execution due to streamlined scheduling, cost saving due to the above and also due to reduction in overheads, optimum management which brings out the best of all concerned etc. This is especially true in the conditions that prevail now i.e. the conditions of near recession. The purpose of this certificate would be to somewhat standardize the way that assignments are planned out, organized, and completed throughout a variety of sectors whether business or part of government. So it gives you a great edge in the job market. If you are a PMP professional then this degree is a natural progression for you. So if you are interested in business and want to go in for project management you should definitely look for this degree if not in the regular college mode then in the distance learning or online mode.