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PMP Certification: What is your prognosis?
I think PMP certification is "desirable", but not everyone can pass the exam

I think PMI will popularize the exam so that more people have the PMP certificate

With this measure, PMP certification will lose value

What is your prognosis?
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Throughout my life, I saw situations of the style: "we will decrease the requirement to improve the statistics"

Is that what will happen with PMP certification?
I would suggest that dilution of its value already happened years ago...
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2 replies by Luis Branco and Scott Theus
Feb 06, 2020 7:56 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Kiron
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion

You wrote: "I would suggest that dilution of its value has already happened years ago ..."

I would like to understand your perspective better ...

My question is about what may happen soon
Feb 11, 2020 10:13 AM
Scott Theus
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"I would suggest that dilution of its value already happened years ago..."

Kiron, I agree. During a job interview about 3 years ago I was asked to explain what distinguished me from other candidates. I started by saying that I have a PMP certification I was interrupted by one of the panel members who said "So what, so does everybody and their brother; that only proves that you know how to take a test."

The interruption happened mid-sentence, before I could share how I've implemented and expanded on my PMBOK knowledge, Scrum Master certification, Kanban and Scrum experience, etc.

I finished the interview, but pulled myself out of consideration for the position; there were a number of red flags after that first interruption that made me feel my expertise would not be valued.
Feb 06, 2020 7:21 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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I would suggest that dilution of its value already happened years ago...
Dear Kiron
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion

You wrote: "I would suggest that dilution of its value has already happened years ago ..."

I would like to understand your perspective better ...

My question is about what may happen soon
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1 reply by Kiron Bondale
Feb 06, 2020 11:27 PM
Kiron Bondale
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I have met enough PMP holders who couldn't effectively manage any project bigger than painting a room. I've also met many highly effective ones who don't possess not have any desire to possess any PM credential.

I have encountered way more of the former in the last 10 years than I did in the first 10 years after I got my credential.

Ergo, dilution is happening...
I do know what will happen. but I would like to make it harder.
Lots of PMP certificates holder means new types of certifications for qualification purposes.
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Feb 06, 2020 9:13 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Abolfazl
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion

Do you think that the level of difficulty of the exams will be maintained? Increase? Or diminiur?

As PMP what would you like to happen?
Feb 06, 2020 8:24 AM
Replying to Abolfazl Yousefi Darestani
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I do know what will happen. but I would like to make it harder.
Lots of PMP certificates holder means new types of certifications for qualification purposes.
Dear Abolfazl
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion

Do you think that the level of difficulty of the exams will be maintained? Increase? Or diminiur?

As PMP what would you like to happen?
Dear Luis,

Like I said in another discussion, I clearly believe than it will lower the value of the certification.

Was it lower previously, I believe so.
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Feb 06, 2020 10:34 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Vincent
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion

What can we do to achieve the value of PMP certification?
Luis,

I posted a similar topic a few weeks ago, in which you actually commented (https://www.projectmanagement.com/discussi...ike-a-rocket-).

In my opinion, its value will diminish as more people obtain it. The first attempt pass rate is 60 to 70%. One way to increase the value of certification would be to increase test difficulty so the pass rate is decreased to max. 50% on the first attempt.

On the other hand, the market seems to indicate othwerwise. The latest salary survey from PMI shows that PMP certificate holders earn a higher salary that those than do not have it.
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Feb 06, 2020 10:41 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Eduard
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion

When I answered your topic, I thought of another perspective

Now, I suspect that the exams will be easier and, as a consequence, the certification loses value because the level of requirement will be lower

Although we converge on our concerns, this topic is for different reasons
Feb 06, 2020 9:50 AM
Replying to Vincent Guerard
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Dear Luis,

Like I said in another discussion, I clearly believe than it will lower the value of the certification.

Was it lower previously, I believe so.
Dear Vincent
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion

What can we do to achieve the value of PMP certification?
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1 reply by Vincent Guerard
Feb 11, 2020 11:35 AM
Vincent Guerard
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Luis,

Not clear on your question.

Achieve or increase the value of PMP certification?
Feb 06, 2020 10:24 AM
Replying to Eduard Hernandez
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Luis,

I posted a similar topic a few weeks ago, in which you actually commented (https://www.projectmanagement.com/discussi...ike-a-rocket-).

In my opinion, its value will diminish as more people obtain it. The first attempt pass rate is 60 to 70%. One way to increase the value of certification would be to increase test difficulty so the pass rate is decreased to max. 50% on the first attempt.

On the other hand, the market seems to indicate othwerwise. The latest salary survey from PMI shows that PMP certificate holders earn a higher salary that those than do not have it.
Dear Eduard
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion

When I answered your topic, I thought of another perspective

Now, I suspect that the exams will be easier and, as a consequence, the certification loses value because the level of requirement will be lower

Although we converge on our concerns, this topic is for different reasons
Interesting discussion specially for someone like me contemplating on getting my PMP designation, I've been in PM profession for over 7 years of solid experience. My value as none PMP did not dictate /hinder my salary.. lots of discussion about the value of PMP is diminishing and for us to even discuss that means it is happening.
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Feb 06, 2020 12:39 PM
Luis Branco
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Cara Jocelyn
Thank you for participating in this reflection

What is your opinion about the current value of PMP certification?

And its future value?
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