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I want to become a project manager. Should I get a PMP certification?

I have worked as a project coordinator and am currently unemployed. Would it behoove me to get a project management certification or do you pretty much still have to have the project management experience to get the job. I don't want to waste my money going back to school if it isn't going to benefit me. Thanks.

Asked By: JennyJo - 6/23/2010
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Earning the PMP certification is good for your career. Certified PMPs earn about 20% more than similar non-certified project managers. The PMP certification can shave weeks, even months, off your job search... More
Answered By: Ian - 6/23/2010
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If you are sure that you absolutely want to be a project manager, then yes the PMP certification will help you stand out. You still need the experience on a certain number of projects to put on your application to apply for certification. The certification will benefit you, especially in IT.
Answered By: WE - 6/23/2010
 
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