When I was graduated 12 years ago as a master on engineering. I started my career on project management. I was joined a local pharmaceutical company and helps on building new sites. After complete building of 2 new factories in 4 years. I was feel I have some experience and confident on how to build a new site. Also I was try to wrap up my experience and knowledge on project management and wanted to figure out how to move ahead. After a lot of study and search on line and I was first time know PMI and also the certificate PMP. Immediately, I made decision on learning and certificate for PMP. That's was in year 2010. The class was hold on weekend in city of Guangzhou which is around 200 km away from where I worked. I rent a apartment near the training school and joined the training and testing every weekend. Finally be certified as PMP in December 4th, 2010. The PMP certificate brings me a lot for benefits: good system of project management knowledge, confident of self, and a double salary work in the coming year. From the year 2017, after have project/program/portfolio experience of over 10 years, I started working on other certificates such as PgMP, PBA, ACP, PfMP, RMP, SP, CAPM. And finally, I am the 2nd one in mainland of China get all the 8 certificates from PMI. All these certificates and knowledge backup improves me to upgrade my experience and knowledge which helps to improve my performance and competence. Also, helps a lot on setting up connections with outstanding peers and seniors in the world. It is great for the organize such as PMI makes all these happen. Let the people working on projects all over the world being connected and sharing experience with each other. And for all the knowledge and certificates helps us to improve our competence for projects/program/portfolio management.