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How valuable is a PMP certification? Is this recommended for managers or is it trivial in comparison to experience? Are there alternative certificates that are more desirable in the job market?

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I have worked in consulting for 15 years now and do not have a PMP. I believe that nothing can take the place of actual on-the-job experience and that other certifications are significantly more valuable (ex: platform-based ones). I understand certain government positions require it, but other than that, when I interview people for PM roles, I could care less if they have a PMP. In fact, I sometimes am less excited about a candidate when I see the PMP certification as opposed to lots of on-the-job experience. Pet Peeve: People who's signatures include "PMP". You're not a doctor damnit.

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The government really loves PMPs and I’ve seen cases where you can’t bill to a PM code from the gov without one. Personally, I think they’re silly.

In government contracting, super valuable to be able to bill against certain codes or get bid on contracts. Outside of that, it's just letters. I have a PMP and have been in federal for 8 1/2 years.

I had the same q and looked into it. General response was it's mostly worth it if you want to do project management, and I don't. Cloud certs will prob be a better use of time

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