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The Importance of Project Management Certifications (Saurabh)

Certification and It’s Importance

Certification is a formal procedure by which an accredited or authorized person or agency assesses, verifies & attests the attributes, characteristics, quality, qualification, or status of individuals or organizations, goods or services, procedures in accordance with established requirements in writing by issuing a certificate.

Professional certification is renowned and even expected in traditional industries such as accounting, IT, teaching and management. In these sectors, a certification is to establish and enhance the career of a professional along with increasing their prospects and opening new opportunities.

Certification Vision, Mission and Purpose


Adhere to highest standards for that specific certification


Provide excellence and specific knowledge for any specific skill


The purpose of various certifications is to provide a valid and reliable platform to professionals. Based on these certifications they can recognize their education, knowledge, professional expertise and provide a process for the validation of their qualifications and knowledge. Assures the end customer that these skilled professionals meet current standards of practice, have commitment, accountability and sense of pride/professional accomplishment.

Why certifications are important?

Up to Date

The certificates keep you up to date in current growing market. Otherwise you become obsolete in the market.

Professionally qualified for the role

The certificates assure end customer or hiring company that you are qualified for required role.

Building Leadership Skills and More Effective

An individual can increase his/ her personal effectiveness through certificates. The Professional Certification provides a vehicle that equips one with key skills and talents to be internationally recognized and seen as a “thought leader”.

Utilisation of gained theoretical knowledge

Professionals can utilise the gained theoretical knowledge into day to day work experience.

Stamps you for excellence

Certificates stamp you for excellence and assure customer that they are getting best professionals for the required work.

Enhances your skills, productivity, confidence and satisfaction

 Certificates enhances resources skills, productivity, confidence and satisfaction.

Enhances your chances in shortlisting and hiring

Candidate with certificates have very high chances in shortlisting and hiring.

Certificate gets you more money

Candidate with certificates are paid more as they are always in demand in comparison to candidates without certification.

Certification Process

  • Obtain and document the years of specific relevant experience
  • Enrol in the program
  • Attend the course and take the exam
  • Receive your exam results and Certification Certificate


A certification moves you thousand rows ahead of other job candidate with similar knowledge. Having tremendous knowledge on a product and not having certificate is like knowing how to drive a car without having a driving license. You need to prove people that you can drive, a driving license shows that you know at least very basic driving.

In conclusion, professional certification is not about gaining a certificate after the completion of a training course; it can more accurately be described as a form of standardization, as it combines recognition for practical and specialist knowledge

Published at pmmagazine.net with the consent of Saurabh Garg