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Unsure About PMP® Certification?

In the past 7 months, we have noticed that many who were ready to begin work on their PMP® certification are now hesitating.


The introduction of the new PMP® exam in January 2021 combined with the subsequent release of the 7th edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) in August prompted potential PMP® candidates to pause.

If you are holding back on achieving your PMP® certification, this article can help answer some questions, provide helpful insights, and equip you with useful resources for making your decision.

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What has changed?

What has changed about PMP® Certification?

A new PMP® exam came into effect on January 2nd 2021.

Traditionally, changes to the PMP® exam always see a surge of activity before the change and a lull afterwards. This year was no exception.

With the addition of a new edition of the PMBOK® Guide – traditionally an important resource for PMP® exam preparation – potential PMP® candidates wondered if it was better to wait a while before jumping in.

What has not changed?

What has stayed the same about PMP® Certification?

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential remains a prestigious, leading global qualification in project management.

It continues to be known as “the gold standard” in credentials for experienced project managers.

This period of uncertainty is natural with significant changes to the syllabus and exam, but here are some important reasons why now is an excellent time to get started on your PMP® certification.

Why Now? 4 Reasons to go for PMP certification this year

Changes for the Better

The changes have been for the better

You can read more detail about the PMP® exam changes in our dedicated article, but let’s sum up the key changes briefly here.

  • all changes have been part of the PMP® credential’s evolution to reflect today’s project environments.
  • there is now an equal emphasis on predictive (traditional), adaptive (agile), and hybrid approaches to management.

The result is a PMP® syllabus that is most relevant to and supportive of the role of project managers in 2021.

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the best of the best

PMP® certification is a calling card for the best of the best

PMP® credential is one of the world’s leading project management credentials. It has long been established as a credential achieved by experienced project leaders of the highest calibre.

By achieving a PMP® credential, you are underlining your expertise and advertising your skill and capability as an exceptional project manager.

Convenient to Achieve

Achieving a PMP® credential has never been more convenient

Did you know that you can now prepare for and sit your PMP® exam completely from home?

All of our PMP® Exam Preparation Courses run as live virtual classrooms. This means real-time, trainer-led exam preparation online.

Our PMP® courses are never pre-recorded, so you’ll have the advantage of gaining insights, feedback, and answers from your trainer.

The PMI® have offered live, proctored online PMP® exams since April 2020.

This means you can complete your certification journey from start to finish from wherever you are located: no additional travel time, costs, or inconveniences.

2.2 million jobs

Now is the time to achieve a high-profile certification like PMP®

According to research carried out by the PMI®, employers will need to fill approximately 2.2 million project management jobs yearly over the next 6 years. (Source)

Accredited, experienced project managers will be sought-after in every sector.

If you have project management experience – either formal or informal – under your belt, now is the ideal time to solidify and underline that expertise with PMP®, one of the world’s best-respected project management credentials.

New to project management?

If you’re new to project management or have very little experience, you can still put your career on the map with another qualification.

Ask us about the right fit for your project management certification.

Which Course?

Additional PMP® resources

We have been delivering PMP® training for many years now. We know from experience that candidates take their time in researching whether it’s the right fit for their project management career.

Here are some further reading and helpful resources for your PMP® research:

  1. Talk to a PMP-credentialled expert

    Our training consultants can offer support and guidance on whether PMP® is the best choice for your training and certification.

    You can call us directly at Freephone 1800 910 810, request a call back, or ask a question online using the buttons below.

  2. Get our PDF Guide to the PMP exam

    If you would prefer to talk to an expert 1 to 1 about whether PMP® is right for you now, we can help.

    Our training consultants can offer advice based on your situation. You can get in touch online using the “Ask a Question” button below or call us directly at Freephone 1800 910 810.

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  3. Browse other PMP® articles

    We publish PMP® and other topical project management articles regularly on our project management blog.

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Start working towards your PMP® today

Our next PMP® exam preparation course is running in November and it is filling up early.

This structured and focused approach to PMP® exam prep equips you with the knowledge and strategy you need for exam success.

Our PMP® Exam Preparation Course

€950 (including exam simulator) - 5 Days – Live online training

We include:
  • 5 Days live virtual classroom training

    Our PMP® courses are always delivered in real-time by our PMP-credentialled trainers – never pre-recorded.

    This live, interactive delivery provides you with the opportunity to ask questions and receive guidance and insights from a PMP® expert.

  • Templates, sample Q&A, course materials

    We provide you with supportive study materials and resources including project management templates, sample exam questions and answers, and PMI® application guidance.

  • 90-day access to our premium PMP® exam simulator

    The only way to ensure you have built up the right mental mindset for the PMP® exam is to spend time working with a high-quality, up to date PMP® exam simulator.

    Upon completion of our exam preparation course, you will gain 90 days of unlimited access to our premium online PMP® exam simulator.

    You can begin your 90 days when you’re ready and work through over 2,000 practice questions compiled by industry experts with extensive PMP® knowledge and experience.

PMP® Course

  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Delivery: Live, Trainer-Led Sessions
  • Exam Simulator: 90-Day Access
  • Goal: PMP® Certification
  • Locations: Dublin, Online, Onsite
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