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PMP Certification Improves Career Prospects and Earning Potential

Not-for-profit association the Project Management Institute (PMI) is aimed at promoting the project management profession worldwide with internationally-recognised standards and credentials. Their PMP Certification is designed for experienced project managers who are looking for industry recognition of their experience, qualifications and competence to deliver projects. Training courses for this certification, which is increasingly in demand by employers, are now available in the UK by specialist training provider Parallel Project Training. According to a PMI Salary Survey of 35,000 project managers in 19 countries, obtaining this credential leads to salaries up to 10% higher than those of other project managers.


To meet this increasing demand by employers and project managers, 5-day PMP training courses have recently been launched in London and Reading. These courses aim to develop an in-depth understanding of the PMI Body of Knowledge and also a wider understanding of project management principles. They also prepare candidates for the format and style of the PMP exam by providing the opportunity to answer practise exam questions.

The PMI has specific pre-requisites for obtaining PMP Certification based on the candidate's level of academic qualifications plus their level of practical project management experience. Between 3 and 5 years of experience leading and directing projects is necessary, depending on other qualifications. A project manager is also required to have at least 35 hours of specific project management education, which is provided by the new PMP Certification course from Parallel Project Training.


As John Bolton, Programmes Director of Parallel Project Training, commented, "As PMI research has shown, the PMP Certification can significantly increase the marketability of a project manager and also their earning potential. Here at Parallel, our project management courses use active learning techniques, such as process mapping and buzz groups, and realistic case studies to ensure project managers gain a thorough understanding of the PMI approach. This gives them the best chance of achieving exam success and consequently bringing improvements to project management within their own organisations."


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Parallel Project Training was formed in October 2009 by John Bolton and Paul Naybour and is supported by a pool of associates, advisers and consultants. Paul’s background is in the management of rail and infrastructure projects, leading major training programmes for many of the key players in the rail and transportation sector.  In addition to rail experience, John has a strong pedigree in major programmes in the software and services sectors along with significant involvement in the management and development of professional project managers. Both are very highly experienced project management professionals, each having over ten years experience as project management development professionals.  Parallel Project Training is based in Reading and offers a highly innovative approach to project management training. The courses include PMP, PRINCE2, APMP, planning, risk management, estimating, and project leadership and will lead to accreditation where available. They are delivered using a combination of printed study material, e-learning, podcasts and classroom workshops. Parallel offers exceptional value for money with their innovative approach to efficiency and reducing impact on the environment – offering more for less.