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How many certified project managers in the world?

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 ...
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Does the quality of a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) training course vary from vendor to vendor?

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 ...
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Are there any Project Mangement Training classes that include the PMP certification?

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 ...
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Value of an ITIL certification for a developer

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 ...
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As a Project Manager how do I evaluate a Six Sigma certification course?

There are some levels of Six Sigma: Green belt - foundation level in Six sigma. I suppose you are taking first level of Six Sigma, so you are looking for Green belt certification. Black belt Master ...
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What PM certifications are worthwhile acquiring?

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 "...
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Scrum certification for Release manager managing agile releases

Basically I'm into release management, driving the day to day activities of a software release from end-to-end. My primary role and responsibility includes coordinating with interfaces to set up test ...
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What are the pros & cons of taking a PMP practice exam as a "pre-assessment?"

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 ...
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Does the quality of a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) training course vary from vendor to vendor?

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 "...
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Can I apply for PMP without experiences in all processes? What are the requirements for obtaining these certifications?

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 ...
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What is the difference between ITIL and Scrum certifications?

Redirecting the Scope of Your Question [C]ould someone explain what is the main difference between those two certifications, and which one is more significant for IT Managers? Specific career ...
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As a Project Manager how do I evaluate a Six Sigma certification course?

For the most part I don't feel like employers recognize one six sigma certification over another. Most people who work in Quality Standards get certified through their employer and those employers ...
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How long will be 5th edition of PMBOK be basis for PMP certification

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-...
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What is the difference between ITIL and Scrum certifications?

If you are working as a project manager, then in my opinion, Scrum would be more appropriate than ITIL, as it relates directly to project management for a specific style of agile projects, but please ...
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Does the quality of a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) training course vary from vendor to vendor?

I like CodeGnome's 1. Get certified, and 2. Get educated. This is key to every type of training and education, from formal universities and professional degrees to the trades to certificate programs, ...
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Which Scrum certification provider is most widely recognized or accepted?

The Professional Scrum Master (PSM) exam is not straight-forward at all. You can study all of the materials, have tons of hands-on scrum experience, and still not reach the 85% mark. Most of the ...
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Is it useful to acquire prince2 certification to improve my PM profile?

This is a highly opinion based question, but here is my view on certificates. Nowadays, online presence, experience, and references trumps certificates in information technology. Recruiters and ...
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What is the difference between ITIL and Scrum certifications?

Set Certification Goals each Year Is your organization more focused towards work involving ITIL? E.g., does your company have contracts that have ITIL v3 certification requirements? If so, having an ...
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Scrum certification for Release manager managing agile releases

Scrum.org focuses more on delivery of software and the material reflects this. In the interests of fairness I should point out that I am a licenced PST, and that the Scrum Alliance also have similar ...
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Scrum certification for Release manager managing agile releases

The CSM Certification is a good start for just about anyone involved in Scrum/Agile -- its goal is to give everyone a solid foundation in the principles of the framework. I think that would probably ...
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Is there a significant difference between PSM 1 and PSM 2

Okay switching this to an answer. As you mentioned PSM I and PSM II have the same subject matter and syllabus, and with the recent change to PSM II it does not have essay questions any longer. The ...
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SCRUM certification in UK, for Australia?

OK, so having been in slightly a similar situation, I would advise you go for PSM I and if you are up for it, maybe even PSM II or one of the other certifications offered by Scrum.org. These are all ...
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Can organizational trainings (Classroom and Web-based) be considered for Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) of PMP?

You should load any and all types of training you receive during your three years as it relates to project management and be as descriptive as you can in the tool. For example, I believe the tools ...
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Where can I find PSM resources outside of the Scrum Guide?

Scrum.org provides a Learning Path for Scrum Masters. It links to videos, blogs, books and other helpful things to help you prepare. The PSM assessment is pretty strict on the Scrum Guide's guidance ...
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Is there a significant difference between PSM 1 and PSM 2

There is no significant difference in the subject matter tested, both assess your competence regarding scrum principles and methodology. The difference is in knowledge vs understanding & practice:...
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What are the pros & cons of taking a PMP practice exam as a "pre-assessment?"

PMI does not publish its questions nor do they provide practice exams. There are a ton of PMP prep providers out there with questions of their own. Taking them when I was preparing to sit for the ...
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Is change management certification valuable?

Nope. Change management is too broad topic, and change managers have almost no respect nowadays. Based on my observations certifications works only if they are for a very specific and rare field or ...
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Value of an ITIL certification for a developer

ITIL is into IT Services Management. Since you are a developer it will not make much difference. But ITIL and those concepts better to be aware of them since you an IT professional. Might help in your ...
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Is it useful to acquire prince2 certification to improve my PM profile?

I think the answer to your question lives in your analysis of who is advertising for work and what they are asking for, reasons you are being given why you either did not get a chance to interview or ...
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Is it a risk to be sitting for a latest version of a certification (like PMP) after going through classes using the previous syllabus?

It is noteworthy (in addition to the existing answers) that the current PMBOK Guide (Fifth Edition) got an appendix to cover the differences to the previous edition: Appendix X1 Fifth Edition Changes. ...
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