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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

Vision

Adhere to highest standards for that specific certification

Mission

Provide excellence and specific knowledge for any specific skill

Purpose

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

Conclusion

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

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Saurabh Garg

About author

Result Oriented Delivery Manager/Scrum Master

CSM(Certified Scrum Master), MSP(Managing Successful Programmes) foundation, PMP, PRINCE 2, AWS Business and Technical Professional & ITIL v3 Certified with 20+ years of experience in Program management, End to end Delivery/Project management, Business Transformation, System Integration of IT programs/projects(Waterfall/Agile/SAFe), Client management, Contract Management, Vendor/Stakeholder Management, Budget Handling & Cost Reduction of software and internet based applications
 
Specialties: Telecom (MVNO/OSS/BSS/Mobile/Mobile App/transformation/Telephony/Unified Communications/ICT/Customer Experience), BFS (Banking and Financial Services), Life Sciences & Healthcare(Pharma), Mutual Funds, Retail, M2M, Artificial Intelligence, Infrastructure, Decommissioning, AWS Cloud Virtualization(IaaS/PaaS/SaaS), IoT(M2M), Automation and Contract/Procurement

Clients Worked – Ericsson, MBNL, EE, Telefonica, BT, Vodafone, IVO Bank, Military Bank, GSK, TalkTalk, CPW, Telecom NZ, CISCO, NRI, Nikko, Clifford Bank, ORACLE  
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