Why does project management certification matter

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Why does project management certification matter

  1. 1. Why Does Project Management Certification Matter? Previously, most project management certifications were meant for IT or engineering professionals. But organizations operating across various other industry verticals also have come to realize the importance of project management, in order to carry out their business operations in a timely and cost-efficient manner. As the business environment is changing, the work is being done and delivered in the form of projects. This helps managers in estimating the time and cost involved in a project, and keeping a track of the quality of the work done. Project management seems to have become a field of expertise which needs to be studied in order to become more effective at the workplace, manage innovation in a structured manner and bring a new dimension of leadership to work environment. Project management certifications in current times are not only meant for technology professionals. In fact, these courses are also taken by professionals working in other industries, such as finance, health, computer, education, transportation, marketing, construction and advertising. The course helps you gain skills and strategic business techniques to manage projects in your discipline. Another benefit of a project management certification is that it immediately enhances your employability. And once you have completed your course, you can look for more advanced career opportunities in your field. Project Management Courses in Canada Numerous Canadian colleges offer graduate project management courses in Canada. Unfortunately, not all are accredited. Moreover, their program curriculum may not be the latest. Centennial College’s one-year program in project management is fully licensed by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Registered Education Provider (R. E. P.). It follows A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK Guide) – Fifth Edition, Year 2013 Project Management Institute Inc. 2008 methodology. The program is designed to provide solid hands-on training to equip graduates and professionals with the skills needed to effectively manage a project. It also includes learning through case studies and hands-on integration technology tools, such as Microsoft Project. Not only this, it also incorporates an optional full-time 12-week experiential learning opportunity through an industry field placement. You will gain valuable experience by working with a participating organization and hone your management skills. In addition to this, you will also be required to prepare assignments related to your field placement, by participating in an online course. It is a globally recognized certification that also allows you y to write the PMP certification exam after completing your course. However, for this, you will need to meet eligibility criteria. The graduates of this program are ready to work with organizations across most industry verticals as project managers, project leaders, global project managers and project development analysts.
  2. 2. How to Enrol into a Project Management Program? This is a graduate certification program. Thus, it requires applicants to have undergone post-secondary education. Individuals with three-year college diploma or university degree in any discipline can apply to this program. Applications from individuals with a two-year college diploma or partial university degree and minimum two years of relevant work experience are also accepted by the college. However, all the applicants will need to submit a proof of English proficiency and take numeracy skills assessment. For More Information Visit http://www1.centennialcollege.ca/

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