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Q: If you had the opportunity to choose between a Master in Project Management (MPM) title and a (Project Management Profesional) PMP certification, which one would you go for?
In this scenario, you only have one of the two choices, which one would you go for and why?
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Choose carefully and state why you chose that option.
It is hard to decide ... I am happy with PMP .. got used to it
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1 reply by George Lewis
Jun 30, 2018 8:04 AM
George Lewis
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Kevin - yes, hard to decide... But I can't imagine NOT having a PMP.
Jun 30, 2018 7:18 AM
Replying to Kevin Drake
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It is hard to decide ... I am happy with PMP .. got used to it
Kevin - yes, hard to decide... But I can't imagine NOT having a PMP.
Although I have my PMP, I would still probably have decided the same. The PMP is [seemingly] more recognizable.
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1 reply by George Lewis
Jun 30, 2018 8:20 AM
George Lewis
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Andrew - I agree
PMP is more applicable for a professional role in project management.
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1 reply by George Lewis
Jun 30, 2018 8:30 AM
George Lewis
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Sante - Even though there are a lot of people would disagree, I'm with you on this one.

I think my following comments are ok in this particular scenario where PMP in terms of Time, Effort, and Cost gives a quicker Payback. I would even go deeper saying that it would be a waste of time and money to have JUST an MPM (notice I say just) unless of course it is formally required by an employer.

Again, in this scenario, I believe PMP cert with a junior PM job, is much better than an MPM title with a junior PM job.
Jun 30, 2018 8:09 AM
Replying to Andrew Craig
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Although I have my PMP, I would still probably have decided the same. The PMP is [seemingly] more recognizable.
Andrew - I agree
Jun 30, 2018 8:19 AM
Replying to Sante Vergini
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PMP is more applicable for a professional role in project management.
Sante - Even though there are a lot of people would disagree, I'm with you on this one.

I think my following comments are ok in this particular scenario where PMP in terms of Time, Effort, and Cost gives a quicker Payback. I would even go deeper saying that it would be a waste of time and money to have JUST an MPM (notice I say just) unless of course it is formally required by an employer.

Again, in this scenario, I believe PMP cert with a junior PM job, is much better than an MPM title with a junior PM job.
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Jun 30, 2018 8:33 AM
Sante Vergini
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Agreed George.
Jun 30, 2018 8:30 AM
Replying to George Lewis
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Sante - Even though there are a lot of people would disagree, I'm with you on this one.

I think my following comments are ok in this particular scenario where PMP in terms of Time, Effort, and Cost gives a quicker Payback. I would even go deeper saying that it would be a waste of time and money to have JUST an MPM (notice I say just) unless of course it is formally required by an employer.

Again, in this scenario, I believe PMP cert with a junior PM job, is much better than an MPM title with a junior PM job.
Agreed George.
The scenario would be totally different if someone asks about having a PMP/MPM, or having a PMP/MBA or having an MPM/MBA.

PMP/MBA is a suggested option for me, the other two not so much.
This question was raised recently here. I personally am convinced with the PMP.

Masters in PM gives you more of a technical background than anything else.
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