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There isn't much of difference in recognition/acceptability of both certifications. One big difference is that to get Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master I you don't have to go to the training. They offer trainings, but they're optional. You only need to pass online exam and you can even try out your knowledge for free in online assessment. Despite ...


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According to the PMI CAPM Certification page, here are the requirements for the CAPM: To apply for the CAPM, you need to have: A secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent) AND (one of the following) *emphasis mine: At least 1,500 hours experience OR 23 hours of project management education by the time you sit ...


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TL;DR At the time of this writing, I'm not aware of any formal market research about the level of demand for either of these certifications. You should do your own research regarding the job sectors you're personally interested in, or contact the certifying organizations about their marketing efforts in those sectors. It's All Marketing Like all ...


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TL;DR [I think] the only way to truly understand the benefits [of agile] is to become a certified Scrum Master. Is this a good idea? No. Agile practices encompass a spectrum of practices and frameworks well beyond Scrum, so a Scrum Master certification won't necessarily impart agility in a broader sense. In addition, doing more of something you dislike ...


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You can refer to the eligibility prescribed by PMI for PMP - if you’re Secondary degree/High school Diploma, Associate’s degree or global equivalent, PMI expects one to have project management experience of Minimum 5 Years/60 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 7500 hours are spent leading and ...


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Factual Answer I don't know a truly canonical answer for this, as I have not researched it exhaustively. However, salary and market surveys can provide some factual answers, although you certainly have to discount for bias--especially bias based on who sponsored a given survey. For example, here's one data point: http://www.scrumology.net/2011/05/12/csm-...


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This area is highly contentious. I went through a similar process and can share my take on the subject. Both certification providers are well recognized and accepted in the industry. I have seen a small number of job advertisements that request Scrum.org certification specifically. The Scrum.org test is generally regarded as harder to get, with a 85%+ pass ...


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PMI publishes "PMI Today", which displays the number of Active certification holders. As of August 2015 there are 655,576 PMPs, and 28,826 CAPMs. Another up-and-coming certification is the Agile Certified practitioner PMI-ACP which has 8,870. The other 5 certification streams have less than 4k. All told a little under 700k. Keep in mind that some people ...


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Please try to keep this list alphabetical by survey title, to make it easier for folks to navigate. Your objective contributions are welcome in maintaining this answer as a community resource. CSM or PMP, Which Cert Earns You More Money?, Scrumology, 2011-05-02 Salary for Certification: Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), PayScale, 2012-07-13 Salary for ...


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TL;DR I refuse to offer a personal opinion on the qualifications of individual instructors because we don't allow polling questions on PMSE. In addition, evaluating the cost/benefit of any particular class is out of scope for PMSE. However, the question about whether instructor qualifications matter for Scrum training seems valid and on-topic here. Define ...


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No, there are no classes that you come away with a PMP certification. The PMP test is a proctored test under full observation conditions. You register for the test with a licensed test facility. You show up on the day of your test and sign in. You then put everything but your clothes into a locker. They will give you some loose paper and a writing implement....


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There are only 2 requirements to appear for PMP exam- Project Management Experience 35 hours of Project Management Education Regarding Project Management Experience - You need 4500 hrs of experience if you have done 4 years of degree (bachelors degree or equivalent). Other wise if you have a diploma of equivalent then you need 7500 hrs of experience. The ...


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I am currently working on my application, and the paper application no longer includes the quote above. However, I have put in experience ending in Jan 2005 (approx 8 1/2 years ago) which shows zero qualified hours - so clearly the "approved time period" is still in place - although they don't state what it is ANYWHERE on the PMI site (at least that i could ...


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Scientific studies are projects. There are certainly PMs in pharma, bioengineering, medicine, and research and development. Not sure if the studies you did or are doing for your PhD and your dissertation would contain all of the facets required for the PMP application, but it would seem to me you could try. Worst case is some of the hours will not be ...


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PRINCE2 is based on a methodology, specifically ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library). The early foundations of ITIL were based on best practices within the British Government and later expanded to be applicable to non-government work. You will find PRINCE2 used mostly in Europe and among government / Crown Corporations. PRINCE2 / ITIL is ...


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Obtaining or holding a current PMP certification from the PMI does not require that the person is currently employed. However, to obtain the certification the applicant must provide evidence of three years of work experience in the knowledge domains tested. The full criteria for applying for the PMP can be found here on the PMI Website's Certification page. ...


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Most people, when they learn a skill, start by learning the practices and simply performing them, until they understand a bit more about why those practices work. Martial arts has the concept of "shuhari". In the Agile domain I've heard these mapped to concepts like: shu: follow the master; perform the steps ha: understand, apply in context ri: adapt, add ...


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Short answer: The certification is valuable If your employer is paying for it, it may be a possibility that they compete or bid on work/contracts that require professionals with the ITIL certification. If this is the case, this could open doors for you in the future in technical leadership roles. Although you mentioned that you are not currently ...


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There are lots of places that offer free PMP practice questions (eg http://www.oliverlehmann.com/sample-questions-pmp-self-tests.html). Practise exams are only really useful if you feel you're ready to sit the real exam - they'll show you whether you're ready or not. Get closer to the time when you can take the exam before using a paid practice exam. In the ...


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I don't know the answer to your question but I can advise you how to find the answer. Look at the advertisements for the jobs to which you are applying and see what certificates they "prefer" or "require." As well, if you get rejected, ask why and if they report a missing certificate as the or one of the causes, there's your answer. Thoughts on PMP: ...


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As many PM training portals say, PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition is going to be released in Q3'17 (Jun-Aug 2017), and PMP Exam update to PMBOK® Guide 6 will happen in Q1 of 2018. https://www.project-management-prepcast.com/free/pmp-exam/articles/853-pmbok-6-release-date-and-timeline


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PRINCE2 has basically the same general ideas and concepts in PMBOK. In my opinion PMBOK is: More detailed; explains more concepts and processes and in details. More versatile; and covers more concepts and ideas. Discusses almost every aspect of project management. Uses professional and advanced terminology uses charts and visualization extensively. More ...


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In my opinion, PRINCE2 and PMP are competing. Both are based on different approaches and methodologies. PRINCE 2 is Process based – defines What, How , When , and who can do series of management processes. It dictates right process to follow whereas PMP is Knowledge based – Tools & Techniques and best practices that can be applied when managing projects....


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PMBOK Guide 5th Edition is released now. Even though new edition of the book is out, PMI is still following the PMBOK Guide 4th edition for the PMP exam until July 31, 2013. All PMP training and study guide providers are in the process of updating their materials for upcoming change. If you are preparing now, make sure you take the exam BEFORE July 31. If ...


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No, it doesn't matter. The only thing that matters is - are you ready now, or will you be ready before August to take the exam? If so, then I would advise taking it now. The reason being, if you feel you're ready now, then that means you're familiar with the PMBoK 4. If you wait, then you'll have to either re-study, or at least brush up on, PMBoK 5.


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If you have a job at the moment than wait, because certificates are usually useful when you are looking for a job. If you don't have a job, you can go for the 4th edition, because I assume finding a job has higher priority than getting a one level higher certificate. A different view: according to google the difference between the 4th and the 5th version ...


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If you are ready to take it now or almost ready, take it now with PMBOK4. If you need training, I would still consider taking it now since there will be some lag between the updated PMBOK5 and the updated training (at least for some trainers). Since the main difference is 10th area, Stakeholder Management, I think you will find the difference less that it ...


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Surveying here will not get you either reliable or valid results. It will only reveal unsubstantiated biases. Your likely best indicator for this relatively new credential is job advertisements in your area and industry. Scan for those and see if anyone is asking for this credential. In my industry and area- it is pretty much unknown. Even with that scan, ...


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TL;DR Entry-level positions are often a numbers game, where the goals are to find a role where your background fits the immediate needs of the employer and where your resume and interviewing skills show that you can quickly learn the on-the-job skills needed to grow as a professional. There is no perfect formula for being an ideal candidate, and ...


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What is a project manager position? What do you envision you would be doing as a new graduate with PM title? Would you be overseeing a $500M construction project, a $100M IT systems implementation, a $40M new product development? Projects are a function of work first. There is a huge range of projects running from a $1,000 3-person landscaping job to a ...


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