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Wednesday, June 14 2017


Obtaining a Project Management Professional (PMP) Credential can have huge benefits for your career. Here are the biggest ways you’ll come out ahead:

  1. Greater Job Opportunities

According to the Project Management Institute, through 2020, 1.57 million new project management jobs will be created each year around the world.

  1. Sets You Apart from Your Competition

PMP Certification is one way to differentiate yourself in the job marketplace, particularly if you are not seeking a project manager role.

  1. Greater Earning Power

"2016 saw PMP as the fifth highest-paying and the first business-related instead of technical-related certification. Among survey respondents to PMI’s Earning Power Salary Survey, those with a PMP certification garner a higher salary (20% higher on average) than those without a PMP certification."[1]

  1. Benefits Your Company

Employers benefit as well. According to research, when more than one-third of their project managers are PMP-certified, organizations complete more of their projects on time, on budget and meet original goals. 

  1. Increase Your Value As A Team Member

A PMP certification is viewed as a must for project managers, but project management training and certification benefits other professionals at all levels of an organization. Team leaders, continuous improvement and quality specialists, business analysts, process engineers, product consultants, IT professionals, and even those in the C-suite will benefit. It can help teams understand how to keep their project deliverables on-time and on-budget. It also demands clear goals and direction in a project’s success, a key driver for everyone on the project team, and essential for defining the scope.

  1. Proof of Project Management Experience

Getting a PMP Certification is a LOT of work! In order to apply to take the PMP exam, participants are required to have a certain amount of experience leading/directing projects (See chart below). Therefore, a PMP certification proves that you have plenty of experience in the Project Management field.

Eligibility Requirement

Four-Year Degree

Secondary Degree*

Years of Project Management Experience

3 Years (36 Months)

5 Years (60 Months)

Hours Leading & Directing Projects

4,500 Hours

7,500 Hours

Hours of Project Management Education

35 Hours

35 Hours


Why Select Purdue MEP for an Advanced Project Management & PMP Certification Examination Training Course

The Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)'s Advanced Project Management & PMP Certification Examination Training, not only will help you prepare for the PMP examination, it provides you with a Purdue University certification. In addition, our instructor has over thirty years’ industry experience, and has a proven track record of successfully teaching students who pass the PMP exam. By going in-depth in each topic, and individually coaching each student, Purdue MEP is able to tailor our program to the learning style of each participant. This one-on-one attention, coupled with the success rate, makes your PMP experience with Purdue one of a kind. 

Information about the course: This is a comprehensive project management course that exceeds the Project Management Institute, Inc.’s (PMI) educational prerequisites for Project Management Professional (PMP)® and Certified Associate In Project Management (CAPM)® exam. Before attending the five-day formal course, each student must complete approximately forty hours of pre-course training. This training provides the foundation for the intense forty hours of classroom instruction, which is provided over a period of five days by an experienced PMP® instructor. Seventeen modules are covered during classroom instruction, which covers PMI's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and generally accepted project management practices. Student progress is monitored for both the pre-course training and classroom training, and each student is provided counseling as to his/her progress. Instructor assistance is provided for any weak areas in which the student may need to focus.



[2] (Pulse of the Profession® study, PMI, 2015.)


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