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PMP certification weight-age Vs Certified Scrum Master?
Is PMP certification carry more weight over CSM? Company HR will prefer PMP over CSM or its same?
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@Tabassum: you can find lot of discussions in this site about this. If you ask me how to find it, I really do not know.
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1 reply by Tabassum Mehmood
Jun 27, 2020 12:31 PM
Tabassum Mehmood
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thanks, sure I'll some research
These are different career paths - one is a well recognized global credential for PMs and the other is for Scrum Masters. One is education & experience-based whereas the other is only education-based. You need to decide which career path you wish to pursue and then pick one or both. Personally, I'd skip the CSM and go for the PSM or CDA if you want a credential that doesn't require years of agile experience.

Kiron
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1 reply by Tabassum Mehmood
Jun 27, 2020 12:35 PM
Tabassum Mehmood
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Thanks Kiron, I found out PMP more value over CSM. I have both. I 100% agreed with you that PMP is gold standard and recognize globally. I personally noticed that recruiters prefer PMP folks more
I would say that it depends on you which way you are more inclined towards. The Agile Project Management is completely different from the regular Waterfall Project Management. Hence saying one is better while the other is not, will not be a valid statement to make. The choice of either ways completely depend on your project, and the requirement. Both the types have pro's and cons and it completely depends on how a project manager is able to "tailor" the methods for the benefit.
Tabassum, I have done both. PMP is more rigorous than CSM. Now, it all depends on the company culture and processes which would they prefer.
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1 reply by Tabassum Mehmood
Jun 27, 2020 12:37 PM
Tabassum Mehmood
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Agreed, of course it depends on companies culture. I have both, companies prefer those folks because they are getting 2 in 1, means they hiring one person with two specialty which will benefit them down the road
Jun 27, 2020 8:19 AM
Replying to Sergio Luis Conte
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@Tabassum: you can find lot of discussions in this site about this. If you ask me how to find it, I really do not know.
thanks, sure I'll some research
Jun 27, 2020 9:03 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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These are different career paths - one is a well recognized global credential for PMs and the other is for Scrum Masters. One is education & experience-based whereas the other is only education-based. You need to decide which career path you wish to pursue and then pick one or both. Personally, I'd skip the CSM and go for the PSM or CDA if you want a credential that doesn't require years of agile experience.

Kiron
Thanks Kiron, I found out PMP more value over CSM. I have both. I 100% agreed with you that PMP is gold standard and recognize globally. I personally noticed that recruiters prefer PMP folks more
Jun 27, 2020 11:30 AM
Replying to Nishant Grover
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Tabassum, I have done both. PMP is more rigorous than CSM. Now, it all depends on the company culture and processes which would they prefer.
Agreed, of course it depends on companies culture. I have both, companies prefer those folks because they are getting 2 in 1, means they hiring one person with two specialty which will benefit them down the road
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1 reply by Susan Marangos
Jul 09, 2020 2:27 AM
Susan Marangos
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This is true. I see more job descriptions preferring a PMP and a scrum certification (CSM usually)

Honestly, if you qualify to sit for the PMP you should always because it’s still the gold standard. After that, you can potentially skip a scrum certification if you qualify to sit for the PMI-ACP.
Jun 27, 2020 12:37 PM
Replying to Tabassum Mehmood
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Agreed, of course it depends on companies culture. I have both, companies prefer those folks because they are getting 2 in 1, means they hiring one person with two specialty which will benefit them down the road
This is true. I see more job descriptions preferring a PMP and a scrum certification (CSM usually)

Honestly, if you qualify to sit for the PMP you should always because it’s still the gold standard. After that, you can potentially skip a scrum certification if you qualify to sit for the PMI-ACP.

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