Global Certifications

Lead your Career like a Tom Cruise! Take swift direction.

By | 2017-05-17T17:51:00+00:00 June 26th, 2014|Articles, Free Resources, Readable Blog, Roadmaps|

Which project management certification should I go for? There are many certifications available in market for Project management career like PMP, CAPM, PRINCE2, CSM, PMI-ACP and so on.

PMP, CAPM & PRINCE2 primarily focus on Waterfall methodology.

PMP (Project Management Professional provided by PMI) has a great reputation and also readily tells you that you got the required experience, education and also the right exposure to end to end fo Project management. This is considered to be a global certification since almost every industry employees PMP Professionals. Very popular and widely known across HR managers too. Almost for every 100 jobs posted across the world 80-85% will be primarily looking for such certification.

CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management provided by PMI) has also good standing in the market for entry level project rookies. This primarily focuses to ensure only on the knowledge part and does not account on the industry exposure. For entry level, for every 100 jobs posted it is observed to see around 20-30% jobs.

PRINCE2 (provided by OGC, UK) also is a good certification for someone specifically going into Information-communication-technology related projects in UK region. This is more of a limited certification and also easy to attain. Since it is also easy to attain, there are professionals who really fear that they lack PM knowledge and hardship involved in PMP, they prefer this certification. Not so popular across HR managers, unless the business/client demands no-one requests for PRINCE2 certification. For 100 jobs posted there may be 5-10% jobs looking for such certification.

CSM & PMI-ACP focuses primarily on Iterative Methodology(Scrum/Agile).

CSM(Certified Scrum Master provided by ScrumAlliance) as is evident is primarily for individuals considering Scrum/Agile work in their career paths or office. It is primarily for professionals who want to lead Scrum related projects/implement Agile. Though this can be applied across many industries, primarily, it has been observed only IT/Software has been contended for Scrum projects. Accordingly, for 100 jobs posted there may be 40-70% jobs across the world.

PMI-ACP(Agile Certified Practitioner by PMI) is upcoming certification which focusses on certifying individuals who are already leading Scrum/Agile related projects. Again like CSM, this certification also is looked up primarily by IT/Software due to the nature of iterative product development. For 100 jobs posted there may be 20-40% jobs across the world.

Ps: All numbers above are only indicative based on the job portals and is not an exhaustive research oriented figures.

If you have any concern, feel free to think your numbers win.

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Certifications that will land a great job & career opportunity!

By | 2017-05-17T17:48:27+00:00 December 2nd, 2013|Articles, Free Resources, Readable Blog, Roadmaps|

Professional Certifications that will help land on a great job & career opportunity in project management!

For any profession, there are multiple bodies and certifications available in the world. We have already done the homework on behalf of you to identify that perfect body or institution with the recognized certification for you to be on par in the project management stream.

Here are the widely & globally recognized valuable benchmark certification programs, Armadillo Consultants helps you prepare in the line of achievement of the same. However, before we look into them, let us ask.

Why Certifications?

There are multiple dimensions one could look at. The most prominent three logic’s being:

  1. Transforming aspiring newbies, rookies, practitioners into true professionals & leaders of tomorrow.
  2. Certifications ensure that the understanding, skills and education are on par with respect to a benchmark of the industry or a business line.
  3. Since certifications are globally accredited, professionals naturally gain a global advantage to be competitive and are acknowledged professional to take up the challenging positions in that line of profession and meet the industry need for qualified professionals.

Additionally, you may also want to refer to 4 Reasons Why Certifications Matter by Karl Kovacs at HuffingtonPost and Why Certifications Mean Better Pay, Better Recognition, Better Marketability by Channel Insider Staff.

Simply put. WINIT4ME. What’s in it for me?

A. job_openingsProfessional Growth
B. Peer Recognition & Respect
C. Professional Network
D. New Opportunities

Beign certified means commitment & dedication to profession & career in that line. This helps businesses to recruit you and believe you are up for the challenge with proven credentials and are in high demand across businesses.

In the Project Management profession, one will often encounter these prominent certifications:

  • PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM
  • PMI Project Management Professional (PMP
  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP
  • Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster(CSM)
  • Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Product Owner(CSPO)

Although, there are other certifications available, these tend to be the leading pack for the Industries who rely on these certified professionals to get their businesses moving and cater to jobs.  For a complete list of all available certifications in project management profession, refer to List of Project Management Certifications 69 Certifications from 19 Vendors by itcertificationmaster.com.

About PMI.
Project Management Institute(PMI) is the premier, leading project management profession body with more than 7,00,000 members connected across the world and is a synonym for the Project Management itself. To know more about PMI, visit their official website http://www.pmi.org

About Scrum Alliance.
Scrum Alliance is the leading scrum methodology professional body in existence. Being a front runner and a strong evangelist of Scrum methodology, Scrum Alliance is regarded as the change catalyst with their hands on training’s leading to certifications. To know more about Scrum Alliance, visit their official website http://www.scrumalliance.org

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