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I'd skip a certification-focused course and suggest a foundational comprehensive course in project management instead. Ideally, it would give a lot of hands-on practice with different practices, tools & techniques.
Once the person has applied some of what they've learned, a certification such as the CAPM or PMP would be appropriate.
As someone who has multiple credentials, I will have to fully agree with Kiron. Foundational comprehensive course is your best bet to make your feet wet then doing the CAPM would be the next best step.
Kiron made a very valid point.
Like Rami, I think your best bet is to start with the CAPM. Not only will it give you the foundational knowledge but it will also identify you as a project management "apprentice". This should provide you some good will with project management "masters" who will give you the opportunity and coaching to gain project management experience. Once you've built sufficient experience, you will be able to take on the PMP and become a "master" in your own right!
I would like to piggyback onto Christy's question. I am not sure it's looked on as a certification, but I finished the Coursera Google Project Management Certificate in early fall of '21. Can anyone help me figure out how to get into doing some project work, preferably a PMO office so I can learn from other PMs?
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