I've been working as a Project Manager for the last year in a Medical Software company, after being promoted from an Application Engineer role I had for four years in the same company.
As this is my first PM role, and I have just started gaining experience in this field, I asked my manager for the option to enroll in the PMP certification through the company (as was once possible). I then learned that our fairly new VP R&D doesn't feel this certification is relevant for a software company and therefore is not keen on approving this.
My question is, is there any other certification which would be relevant for projects in software companies, and would also be as "respected" and "valued" by others as I know PMP is?
I've been looking around for different certifications I can offer to my manager, but I'm not sure which is regarded as PMP is.
Appreciate the help as this is my first question here.