Getting certified next to other responsibilities needs some level of ambition. However, there is no need to wait before getting motivated to get started. Once you have started, you will eventually get motivated along the way. Once immersed, there is no stopping.
The PMP is considered the global gold standard for Project Management. The PMP is a recognition of having the knowledge and experience necessary in the project management profession. The certification needs to be renewed every three years and by holding the certificate you agree to uphold PMI’s ethical standards.
The Project Management Institute keeps updating the Project Management Body of Knowledge based on proven best practices. These were found useful to increase results for projects by project managers all around the world. The newest guide includes an Agile Practice Guide and recognizes the changing role of the project manager. The process groups in project management are Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Control and Closing. The knowledge areas which are universal in each area where project management is applied: Integration, Scope, Schedule, Cost, Quality, (Human) Resources, Communications, Risk, Procurement and Project Stakeholder management.
Preparing is possible by only taking online courses, simulated test exams, gathering information and taking notes on specific terms and formulas. Face2Face courses can provide more insight and get you up to speed. This saves a lot of time and increases the likelihood of getting certified faster and with success.
Contact us if you like to do a face2face course or online. Anything you need to get certified we can offer. Such as 1000 PMP exam preparation questions to practice with.
The PMP course by Helena Liu is also really good. She was an IBM consultant but now trains PMP students full time. I got in touch with her and asked to recommend her course that I was really happy I took. Below you find the direct link. She extensively promotes her course via free webinars and e-mails but I wish I had ‘fallen for it’ earlier on. I find her tempo and voice very pleasant and the course covers what there is to know for exam success
Good luck on your journey!