I have 4 years of experience as a CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamic) Engineer. Is it possible to pursue a PMP (Project Management Professi…

Answer by Fareed A.S.:

Don’t be under the impression that a PMP is a degree which makes you eligible to be considered for a job related to project management. PMP is a credential which simply assesses your knowledge of project management. I don’t have a PMP but people who have this credential are working under me. That’s not saying that PMP is worthless, merely that it is not so important as having related academic qualifications, job knowledge and experience. You are clearly driven and motivated by project management so the first thing you have to do is get out of the present rut and find yourself a job where you are involved with projects. You will initially be employed in only one or two project related matters and with time and personal dedication you will get yourself meddling in everything on the project. Offering to take up more responsibilities is one way of doing that. This will not only give you exposure to different job related tasks (total knowledge) but also give you extremely valuable experience. PMP then would be an additional credential aside from your more important job knowledge and experience.

If, on the other hand, you just want to get a PMP, all you need is involvement with projects; not to have managed them. So if you want it that bad, you can still go ahead.

I have 4 years of experience as a CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamic) Engineer. Is it possible to pursue a PMP (Project Management Professi…

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