What Can the PMP Exam Prep Course Do For Your Career in Project Management?

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If you’ve been a project manager for years and are ready for a salary bump, a new career, or an expanded skillset, it’s time to study for the PMI Project Management Professional Certification.

Getting the PMP Certification can open the door for new opportunities and make you a better project manager. Luckily, you don’t have to study alone. Here at Clayton State Continuing and Professional Education (CaPE), we have a course designed to help you prepare for the PMP Exam and become a more effective project manager: the Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Prep Course.

Learn New Skills

In this course, you can take your project management skills to the next level. Former student Kevin Doby, CEO and founder of Komplete Systems Integrators Inc., had 20 years of experience in project management before he enrolled in the PMP Exam Prep Course, and the course fundamentally transformed his working style. Kevin says, “This [course] was extremely beneficial to the class as it gave us all our own unique perspective on PMP, and how we had been applying processes to our daily work all along.”

Instructor Lou Hampton encourages his students to apply what they learn to their own experience in project management, which allows each student to reevaluate past experiences and improve on them. The PMP Exam Prep Course equips students with the tools they need to meet the demands of project management across all industries and disciplines. Lou says, “With a PMP certification and the right skill set, our students can work in virtually any industry, anywhere in the world applying what they have learned through our program.”

Attain Your Career Goals

With a PMP certification, you can find a career managing projects that you care about. A position managing construction projects, software development, or sales objectives is achievable as a Project Management Professional. Experts in project management have also gone into managing natural disaster relief efforts and refining business processes.

No matter what industry you go into, the PMP Exam Prep Course will set you up with the skills you need to succeed. Instructor Lou Hampton says, “I love getting to know and work with our students and knowing that the PMP and other PM courses we offer will help to ensure that they are ready to meet the demands of projects and business needs of employers across all industries and disciplines is a motivator by itself.”

Established by the Project Management Institute (PMI), the PMP certification signifies that the holder is experienced and effective in managing projects. That expertise is in high demand, and the potential salaries for PMP-certified managers reflect that. Research conducted by the PMI reports that PMP-certified Project Managers in the United States earn about 32% more than their non-certified peers. The PMP Certification is respected and recognized around the world by potential employers, which opens up new and better job opportunities to certification holders.

Lou sums up the possibilities best:

“The Project Management Professional (PMP) is the world’s leading project management certification. The PMP supercharges careers for many motivated leaders across industries, geographical boundaries, and represents an indicator for organizations that are looking to hire professionals that work smarter and perform better.”

Pass the Test

The PMP Exam Prep Course sets its students up for success on the PMP exam by modeling the coursework after the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge and other PMI sources. Students will learn PMI terminology and complete practice exercises and questions to prepare for the test.

Former student Kevin Doby credits his success to the dedication of his instructor. He says, “Mr. Lou Hampton and his classes were very instrumental in my preparation for taking the PMP Exam. When the course was over, Lou took time to hold more study sessions with those preparing for the PMP exam. Thank you, Lou, for your commitment and dedication to seeing others succeed.” With a teacher passionate about student success and a course program designed to meet exam standards, students in the PMP Exam Prep Course will have everything they need to pass the exam with flying colors.

Ready to Get Started?

If you don’t yet have the 3 or more years of project management experience recommended for enrollment, don’t worry! The PMP Exam Prep Course is offered regularly each semester, so you can take some time to work in project management and come back when you’re ready. Or you can check out the Clayton State Project Management page for other courses to level up your skills!

If you have 3+ years of project management experience, and the PMP Exam Prep Course sounds like the next step in your project management career, head over to the course description to begin the enrollment process.

The next course begins on September 16th, so you’ll want to sign up soon!

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