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  Project Management is as tough as standing on a ball and is as important as success of a project. There are few
             keys points that you need to follow to achieve success in project management activities.
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                        The Importance of the PMP Course and of the PMP Itself
                                            By Jessica Parklanes



  There is much debate about the necessity for a PMP course in preparation for the Project
Management Professional (PMP) examination itself. Indeed, there are varying opinions on the
importance of possessing a PMP credential on your resume.

Necessary and Important

 You will come across employers who will specify that the PMP certification is preferred and/or
required. This is usually because the PMP allows for a standard measurement by which prospective
project managers can be initially assessed, usually on the basis of the resume. As such, a PMP course
and certification is necessary and important, especially in high-profile corporate projects.

 Most employers who prefer and/or require a PMP certification do so because it speaks of an employee
who can enter the organizational structure, manage projects and people, and achieve desired results
without need for more training and supervision. If you have the certification, you can open more doors
for yourself.

 You will also get benefits from a PMP course beyond the credential itself. It is a great source of
theoretical knowledge, which can lead to a treasure trove of research materials and the best practice
research available today. Indeed, you can never have too much of updates on the field of project
management, especially when you want to make a successful career out of it.

 Furthermore, you will see an increased need for project management skills in the business world.
More and more, people are encouraged to do more and more with less and less, which demands
ample project management skills. If you have the PM course and credential under your belt, you will be
more capable to take on the challenges that come your way even in a non-project manager capacity.

Important but Not Necessary

 You will encounter people who opine that the PMP training and certification can be of importance but
is not necessary. You do learn about project management techniques and principles but application in
the real world is another matter. In other words, a PMP credential does not a good project manager
make.



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 There is also the matter of quantifying the certification's contribution to successful project
management. Because of the many variable factors involved, you simply cannot clearly attribute
contribution values of the PMP credential, continuing education, changing environment and personal
characteristics to project management success. Unfortunately, this is not a cut-and-dried return on
investment calculation.

Not Important, Not Necessary

 You will meet people whose opinion veer towards the commercialization and commoditization of the
PM course and credential. In a sense, it has become a factory assembly-line operation whereby books
and software are generated to feed the masses of potential project managers who desire to jump on
the bandwagon.

 The growing demand for the PMP certification as actually diluted its value. Since more and more
people want the certification, it has become the standard rather than the differentiator. There is nothing
wrong with establishing standards per se; the problem comes when every Jack and Harry can get one.

 In the end, your view of the PM course and certification will depend on your motivation for getting
them. Also, you have to consider that actual experience in project management is the ultimate
differentiator of project managers. How you actually use the course and the credential depends on you
and you alone.

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                                 Steps Towards PMP Certification!
                                        By Jessica Parklanes



Project management is never an easy task. Hence, those who apply for PMP exam are in for some
challenge. However, it is not an impossible undertaking either. All you need is the right amount of
dedication and proper PMP exam preparation and get one step further towards certification.

Promise of PMP Credential

 Wonder why so many applicants go through the painful process of PMP exam preparation and
studying PMP courses just to get PMP exam certification? To say the least, it is one of the most
promising employment fields in the market. It does offer its own set of standards and requirements too,
though.

 Indeed, project managers are constantly subjected to high levels of pressure due to the demand of the
work. With several underlying areas concerned with the job of project management, you could be using
a proven technique and still fail. But the prize comes in the form of a promising pay and further career
advancements.

Before PMP Exam Preparation Courses

 There are several PMP courses that invade the market, most of them online. Hence, you should be
more meticulous in the selection process. The best way to decide which PMP course to choose is to
review the PMI handbook. You can access it on site or through the internet. It should provide you with
proper guidelines on eligibility requirements and other methods involved, as well as measure of
standards.

 Other processes you must look into is to consider whether your educational attainment qualify you for
getting accreditation from the PMI. Then, if you furnished all other requirements, you can sign up for
the PMP exam.

During Your PMP Exam Preparation Course

 Now that you have signed up for the PMP exam, you have a lot of business to take care of. The best
way to start of your PMP exam preparation is to secure a copy of the Project Management Body of
Knowledge or PMBOK. It contains all the definitive information that will aid you during exam, but you
can also use other resources in your PMP exam preparation as it might contain vague concepts that
need to be further detailed.

 If you want to harness the knowledge that you have gathered from the PMBOK, you can opt to take
sample questionnaires that offer questions that might appear on the actual exam.

 One thing that you must not do when preparing for your PMP exam is to become complacent. Try to
be as comprehensive in your review as possible. If you can, attend PMP workshops, seminars, project
management training, or other PMP course options. Aside from dealing with the technical aspects of
the exam, you can also get invaluable tips during exam that you can apply to deal with the stressful
situation.



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Taking The Exam

 All steps and PMP exam preparation courses that you have embarked on boils down to this – the PMP
exam! Learn how to relax and keep in mind everything that you have learned from your PMP course.
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