+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    41

    Certifications
    MCSA 2003, A+, Net+, Sec+, CCNA, ITIL v3, CEH
    #1

    Default My wife is planning to get her PMP

    My wife would like to have a career change and is looking at this cert. She have a bachelor degree in marketing and have been working as a receptionist at a dental office. What do you guys recommend for her to quickly get her 4,500 hours and 35 hours?

    Taken from their website:
    Prerequisites
    Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
    7,500 hours leading and directing projects
    35 hours of project management education
    OR


    Four-year degree
    4,500 hours leading and directing projects
    35 hours of project management education
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  2. SS -->
  3. Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    9

    Certifications
    CISA, CISM, Security+, MCSE, A+, NET+, CIW
    #2
    Have her go to the PMI.org and register to become a member. This can be done without passing the PMP. Then there are various volunteer opportunities available. If she does a good job there (while accumulating hours) she might get offered a job as a project coordinator... that role counts as well as the volunteer hours. It's a start...

    LR
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  4. This site changed my life mzx380's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    352

    Certifications
    ITIL, ACA, VCP-DCV, Linux+, CCNA
    #3
    The 35 hour training is the easy part, just register for a course online. If she does not have the requisite experience, she may benefit from paying significantly more but attend classroom training which will be a good primer and fulfill the hours at the same time.

    Getting experience will be a lot harder. If she does not have any experience leading a project (which it sounds like she doesn't), she may want to start with CAPM exam first which will give her more to work with when applying for PM or coordinator positions.
    Currently Working On: PMP
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  5. They are watching you NetworkNewb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Off the grid
    Posts
    2,723

    Certifications
    A+/Net+/Sec+, CCENT, CCNA:Sec, CCSK, GCIH
    #4
    Did anyone else read that title as "pimp" at first?


    Sorry, I have no valuable contribution. Best of luck to her!
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  6. Senior Member E Double U's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    1,189

    Certifications
    CISSP, CISM, GCIA, GCIH, C|EH, and more.
    #5
    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkNewb View Post
    Did anyone else read that title as "pimp" at first? !
    Dude, I was thinking exactly that! My wife is planning to get her pimp - sounds like a Jerry Springer episode title.
    "You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try." - Homer Simpson
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  7. Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Posts
    1,661
    #6
    PMP is for project managers who have been in the trade for a while. No offense but this is why this certification is no longer viewed as being "valuable". I would suggest taking courses from Coursera or another provider and learning the methodology, process, tools etc.....
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  8. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Fort Worth
    Posts
    297

    Certifications
    MS IS, CISM, CRISC, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, VCP5-DCV, EMCISA, COBIT 5, ITIL, Qualys
    #7
    The certification has plenty of value. In fact, it's the most valuable cert I have.
    "If I were to say, 'God, why me?' about the bad things, then I should have said, 'God, why me?' about the good things that happened in my life."

    Arthur Ashe

    Reply With Quote Quote  

  9. Scruffy-looking nerfherdr tedjames's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Surf City, TX
    Posts
    553

    Certifications
    SSCP, Security+ +4
    #8
    She may consider starting with Project+.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  10. Senior Member za3bour's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Santa Cruz, USA
    Posts
    1,040

    Certifications
    BS:Electrical Engineering,CISM, DRE, AMBCI, MCITP-EA,SA, MCP, CCNA
    #9
    I don't think the certificate is as valuable now as before it is however still popular and still requested by companies/recruiters. Do a simple search on LinkedIn or any job search site such as glassdoor, indeed or dice and you will find plenty of opportunities that are looking for PMP.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

+ Reply to Thread

Social Networking & Bookmarks