Below are links  with info on earning certifications:

Why get certification?

  • PMP is ranked 2nd in Global Knowledge list of 15 top-paying certifications for 2019 with an average salary of $135,798. (“Pursue these certifications if you want a top IT salary,”Global Knowledge, February 7, 2020).
  • PMP certification holders earn 22 percent more than their non-certified peers. (Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey—Eleventh Edition (2020).
  • Note: If you don’t have enough experience, the CAPM can be a good stepping stone, but the PMP is much more valuable.

Sample PMP Exam Questions (Links checked January 5, 2020)

How to get 35 PM education hours

  • College courses, continuing education, PMP exam preparation, and similar courses related to project management definitely count. Remember there is no time limit on when the courses were taken.
  • A general course in leadership or management probably would not count. If there is a section of the course on project leadership or stakeholder management, for example, those hours should count.
  • Online courses count. See this reference for examples of where to take some, such as Coursera and Alison. Some are free.