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PMI-RMP, Is it worth it?
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Dear All,

We have "Risk Management" knowledge area in PMP, so what are benefits to go for PMI-RMP certification? Is it general Risk Management or specific to Project Management? what are its advantages in terms of career and professional development?

Would like to get some inputs from fellow professionals , prior to embark on certification journey myself.

Thanks & Best Regards,
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My standard answer is that a certification is only worth the money it if employers in your preferred area / industry are looking for it. Search the job boards and see if anyone lists it in their requirements. (I just searched LinkedIn and found 66 job listings in the USA that mention the RMP.) Ask hiring managers if they would consider the RMP when making a hiring decision. Perhaps they aren't looking for it, but it could distinguish you from other candidates.

(This is separate from the "educational value." The study required for a certification is normally worthwhile.)
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1 reply by Asif Gul
Jul 27, 2019 9:10 AM
Asif Gul
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Thanks Wade, i again have to review the relevancy.
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I am on line with @Wade. Each time I decide to invest money and time (you can not buy time then for me is the critical factor) I made my own estimation based on future market demands. Including it is my actual work place pay me the exam. In my personal opinion (and I can justify why) there are some PMI´s certifications that has no sense. RMP is one of them. No matter I was part of the group of the estandard authors what is proposed by the PMI as risk management has no consistence. It could be enough for managing risk as project manager but not more than that. If you work into a company where dealing with risk is its way of life you will understand that. But, again, if you will find market demands then go for it.
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In addition to what Wade mentioned, I would say it is also worth it if you are looking to expand your knowledge. There are two sides for going for a certification: Career Development / Advancement or Professional Development for yourself but that is not required or won’t addd to your career advancement.

It depends on what you are looking for and what your goals are. In terms of a certification, the RMP is a great certificate to earn and I personally learned a lot. You can find my lessons learned for the RMP Exam in my blog.
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Dear, just take advantage of knowledge from any certification which you can earn from this institute and my opinion is that every certificate will pay back you a lot in term of knowledge , skills, confidence as well as money.
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I think a quick search on Indeed or your preferred job search engine will tell you whether a certification is in demand. Whether it is worth to you, I believe, is a different story. If you are looking for personal satisfaction through achieving this cert, then the question of 'Is this worth it?' can only be answered by you. But if you are looking to make your resume standout, I believe it will definitely help but you will likely have to explain what the credentials are to those outside our PM world.

P.S. no question that the material you learn on the way will be extremely useful as a PM!

Hope that helps, my friend. Best of luck to you.
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The first question you need to answer is what is your motivation.

For promotion? new jobs? your personal knowledge?

All valid reasons

In previous answers, you'll find many helpful comments to complement your choice.
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1 reply by Asif Gul
Jul 27, 2019 9:12 AM
Asif Gul
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Vincent my motivation is a mix of all that, i think.
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Jul 25, 2019 8:56 AM
Replying to Wade Harshman
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My standard answer is that a certification is only worth the money it if employers in your preferred area / industry are looking for it. Search the job boards and see if anyone lists it in their requirements. (I just searched LinkedIn and found 66 job listings in the USA that mention the RMP.) Ask hiring managers if they would consider the RMP when making a hiring decision. Perhaps they aren't looking for it, but it could distinguish you from other candidates.

(This is separate from the "educational value." The study required for a certification is normally worthwhile.)
Thanks Wade, i again have to review the relevancy.
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Jul 26, 2019 10:44 AM
Replying to Vincent Guerard
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The first question you need to answer is what is your motivation.

For promotion? new jobs? your personal knowledge?

All valid reasons

In previous answers, you'll find many helpful comments to complement your choice.
Vincent my motivation is a mix of all that, i think.
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Good question Asif, I’m also thinking the same. PgMP is another good choice seems valuable.

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