Do you want to be called a Master Project Manager? How about being called a Project Management Professional (PgMP) or a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) perhaps? If you would like to have exceptional skills and expertise when it comes to Project Management, then getting a Project Management certification is your answer.
There are two levels of certification, as written in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) guide, which is the only ANSI standard for project management. These are Project Management Professional (PgMP) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM). A Project Management Professional (PgMP) is a certification being managed by the Project Management Institute. The ones who got this certification mean that they have fully met the specific requirements as far as education and examination scores to measure project management knowledge. Similarly, a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is also being managed by the Project Management Institute. The only difference is that the first is more advanced than the other.
On the other hand, a professional advanced degree in project management can also be taken. This is also known as Master in Project Management (MPM). Candidates for this program are required to have at least a Bachelor’s degree from any accredited university or institution. Some programs even require candidates to obtain about 32 – 42 graduate units. Typically, they are required to do some thorough research or thesis as their final project. Students usually have classroom discussions, brain storming sessions, hands-on exercises and other activities to further enhance their skills. They are also engaged in studying the methodologies, concepts and techniques necessary to become a successful project manager in the future.