Project Management Professional (PMP)

We asked 2267 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 2,249 responses

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

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 2,249 responses

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

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 2,248 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 2,267 responses

Required for my current job
20%
Make more money
28%
Changing careers
13%
Get an edge over other candidates
39%
Help my career progression
79%
Other
9%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 1,593 responses

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

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

1,374 people answered

“Many employers take the certificate seriously. I hope I knew this earlier so I can take the exam early.”

July 19, 2019

“How many years of documented and endorsed projects you needed to have in order to qualify to take the test.”

July 19, 2019

“How valuable it would have been to earn the certification earlier in my career.”

July 19, 2019

“Take the boot camp and then the exam.”

July 18, 2019

“amount of time required to fully understand the material”

July 18, 2019

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

1,584 people answered

“Did not find useful in field of Engineering.”

July 19, 2019

“The test truly require study hard and experience.”

July 19, 2019

“Take the advise of recommended study seriously. Don't take it for granted. I know people that did, and failed. With a good study plan and mentor, you can pass.”

July 19, 2019

“Finish your MBA and take your PMP exam.”

July 18, 2019

“The test requires a lot of studying.”

July 18, 2019
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