Many people on the Internet are now asking, since the PMP certification was initiated by the American Project Management Association, is the gold content of this certificate high in China? Is it highly recognized by the human resources department or leaders? Is there any substantial help for the work? Is it worth our own one or two months to test this certificate?

PMP certificate refers to the qualification certification of project management professionals. It is initiated by the Project Management Institute (PMI), which strictly evaluates whether the knowledge and skills of project managers have high-quality qualification certification exams. Its purpose is to provide a unified industry standard for project managers. As a project management qualification certification exam, it has established its authority internationally. Since 1984, PMP has trained a large number of project management professionals for the United States, and the project management profession has become the “golden profession” in the United States. 

In China, many media have referred to PMP as one of the three major golden signs after MBA and MPA. 

PMP is the certificate with the highest gold content in the project management industry, and has been highly recognized in 185 countries and regions around the world. 58.com CEO Yao Jinbo also praised the PMP certificate in the job search column “It’s You”, saying that it is equivalent to a master’s degree in gold.

The value of PMP is mainly reflected in the following aspects:

First, PMP is a required certificate for management positions.

Enterprises give priority to recruiting management talents who hold PMP certificates. PMP is a golden sign for management positions and a required certificate. 

PMP is highly valued by many foreign companies and large domestic and medium-sized enterprises. PetroChina, CNOOC, Huawei, etc. will provide training for internal employees. 

In China, well-known organizations that send employees to participate in PMP certification include IBM China, Microsoft China, Motorola China, HP China, Nokia, UTStarcom, Nortel, Siemens, ABB China, Procter & Gamble China, China Construction Bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, 

China Telecom, China Unicom, China Netcom, China Mobile, PetroChina, Sinopec, CNOOC, Baosteel, Huawei, ZTE, Lenovo, Digital China, Neusoft, China United Engineering Corporation, China Three Gorges Corporation, Jiangsu Transportation Research Institute, etc. 

These institutions attach great importance to project management certification. 

Many companies require senior project managers to pass PMP certification. 

In the requirements of the top 500 companies and well-known institutions in the recruitment of project managers, PMP certification is listed as one of the priority recruitments conditions.

Second, the salary is 1/3 higher than the same position

Through the analysis of the survey data, the salary after obtaining PMP training increased by 10.2% on average compared with that before training. 

The salary is 1/3 higher than that of the same position, and at the same time can get more room for promotion.

Third, the opportunity for technology transfer to management is 2/3 higher

PMP certification is an important weight for technical personnel to promote management, and it is also a fast channel for technical personnel to master management skills. PMP certification increases the opportunity for technology transfer to management to 2/3.

I think the prospect of PMP certificate in China is immeasurable. In the future, it will be a necessary certificate for many companies to recruit project management talents.

Fourth, the ability is improved by 2/3 compared to before the PMP exam

According to a survey in the United States, 79.2% of respondents believe that leadership has been improved, 85.9% of respondents believe that execution has been improved, 61.4% of respondents believe that innovation has been improved, and 84.9% of respondents believe that their ability to innovate has been improved. 

The author believes that the competitiveness has been improved.

After we obtained the PMP certification, the representatives have become project management professionals. They will be valued in many companies. Leaders will pay more attention to them, and there will be more opportunities. There is no need to mention the salary.

It is undeniable that the PMP certificate contains a high amount of gold, which is helpful for promotion and salary change, but you should pay more attention to the establishment of a project management framework through learning PMP, a sense of direction in the project, and the ability to improve is the kingly way. 

Regarding the value of the PMP certificate and the future development space, we are confident that the future development potential of PMP is unpredictable. What is needed in the future is not only a PMP certificate, but also a network elite with strong project management capabilities and thinking. Then I want to ask that do you have these abilities now?