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Career path in project management

I am a software engineer working in a CMMI level 5 company with around 2 years and 5 months of experience. I am fascinated towards project management and analysis, for this I want to get some ...
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Is PMP certification an appropriate career goal for someone about to start a career in project management?

Is PMP certification a requirement for a successful career in Project Management? At which point would it be appropriate for a newly starting project manager to plan to include PMP certification?
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PMP Experience Documentation [closed]

I am looking to take the PMP exam in a year or so, and see that one of the requirements is "at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects." ...
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PMP vs PRINCE2 - Why one rather than the other?

What are the reasons why a project manager should select PMP certification rather than Prince 2, or vice versa? Are they complementary or competing?
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Is the PMP or other project management certification worth while to have?

This is a classic question whose answer would likely help a lot of people on this site. Is it worth it to get the PMP? How about other project management certifications?
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MBA vs PMP to prepare for shifting to Management Career

I am wondering for a person who wants to advance his career from the development to management level in IT sector, what will provide him the suitable foundation or knowledge for him? MBA or PMP ? ...
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How Can I Maintain My PMP Certification and Earn PDU's In an Inexpensive Manner?

If you've earned your PMP certification, you now have to maintain your credentials by participating in professional development activities. This is from the PMI Web Page on Maintaining Your ...
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What does PMP Certification guarantee about a person?

If someone has written PMP on their resume. What can I assume that they know about project management? Would they know what is scrum, extreme programming, waterfall, etc? Would they know which ...
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How to handle selection process for new project manager position I'm interested in?

In the company I'm currently working at, there is a new opening for a project manager position. I've been here for two long years working in a more technical role (software configuration manager), ...
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If someone doesn't have enough experience to get the PMP, should they get the CAPM instead or wait until they have enough experience for PMP?

Lets say someone is still in university, so they still require 7500 hours of project management experience to applying for PMP. Would it be worth their while to do the CAPM or to simply wait until ...
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Does a PhD degree enable one to take PMP exam? [closed]

this is my first question on this board as I've stumbled over it on my internet search for my question... I'm pursuing my PhD in Biomedical Engineering, have done a several industrial internships (...
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Is it possible to use Rita's and Andy Crowe's books to prepare for the CAPM exam?

I've bought the two books mentioned above to prepare for the PMP exam until I have the required conditions (3+ years of PM work) fulfilled. I've recently had a look at the CAPM exam however, and ...
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What ways exist to earn PDUs to keep active all PMI Certifications?

Lets use this question to list all possible ways to earn PDUs. Please moderator covert this question in a community post. Summary of all the answers: PMI Chapter regular meetings (2 PDUs per ...
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Does developing a software project count towards the prerequisites for PMP certification?

I work as software engineer, with a Masters in Computer Science. My question is about PMP certification. I heard that the prerequisites of PMP certification include 4500 hours of project experience. ...
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Where would be a good place to start a project management career? [closed]

I had recently obtained my PMP certification, currently I am already doing Project Management work but I would like to work in an environment where I could gain maximum exposure to project management, ...
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Does my job as a database programmer/report writer contain acceptable PM experience for the PMP Exam?

I would love some feedback on my work experience in the context of the PMP experience requirement. I have an M.S. degree, so I need 4500 hours. I have a background in audit, IT audit, and then ...
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How important are PMI certifications in the beginning of a PM career?

More specifically, should I consider getting the CAPM while completing graduate studies, or just wait out until I have more experience and can get the PMP?