Project Management Professional (PMP)

We asked 2,537 job seekers about their Project Management Professional (PMP). This is what they told us:

  • 79% of job seekers said "help my career progression" was the biggest reason for earning their Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • 66% said earning their Project Management Professional (PMP) helped them make more money
  • 62% said earning their Project Management Professional (PMP) helped them get a job
  • 96% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Project Management Professional (PMP)

What are people saying about getting a Project Management Professional (PMP)?

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 2,519 responses

66% said earning their Project Management Professional (PMP) helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 2,519 responses

62% said earning their Project Management Professional (PMP) helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 2,518 responses

96% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Project Management Professional (PMP)

Why did you decide to earn your Project Management Professional (PMP)?

Based on 2,537 responses

Required for my current job
20%
Make more money
28%
Changing careers
13%
Get an edge over other candidates
40%
Help my career progression
79%
Other
9%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 1,833 responses

Project Manager View jobs
33%
Senior Project Manager View jobs
10%
Program Manager View jobs
7%
IT Project Manager View jobs
3%
Director View jobs
2%

What do people wish they knew before earning their Project Management Professional (PMP)?

1,583 people answered

“To remain active, you must earn continuing education credits every year, which is an additional time and cost investment after receiving the initial certificate.”

Aug. 17, 2019

“I had no surprises during or after earning this certification.”

Aug. 17, 2019

“That I'd be laid-off four weeks after I earned the certification.”

Aug. 16, 2019

“It was a very difficult test and requires a lot more than what is actually taught in the class.”

Aug. 16, 2019

“I did not know what to expect going in and the training I received prepared me completely.”

Aug. 16, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Project Management Professional (PMP)?

1,819 people answered

“The test requires a lot of studying and documentation of real world experience in project management.”

Aug. 17, 2019

“Prepare for the test with the recommended material. Knowing the subject is not enough for passing the exam.”

Aug. 17, 2019

“Seek professional training course/boot camp! Do not face the test alone and under prepared.”

Aug. 16, 2019

“Make sure your using project management skills in the real world not just studying definitions”

Aug. 16, 2019

“Take a training course or a boot camp. The test is impossible without it.”

Aug. 16, 2019
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