If you are considering a professional credential to get a promotion or save your job you may wonder which certification is worth it in terms of employer recognition or salary increase. There are two major certifications for project managers: PMP, which stands for Project Management Professional and is issued by the US-based Project Management Institute. PRINCE2 is an acronym for PRojects IN Controlled Environments, version 2 and is administered by UK-based AXELOS. Let’s compare the two credentials as each certification has benefits.
If you are thinking to transition into business process consulting or quality management you may wonder if Six Sigma or Lean is the best certification for the job. It seems like Lean is frequently combined with Six Sigma in discussions. Let’s take a look how these methods are different from each other.
Many individuals wonder if it is worth to obtain a professional certification. Several factors, including geography, industry, experience, other degrees/certifications play a major role in determining an individual's salary. Also, large corporations value job candidates with certifications more than startups and small businesses. While to many professional get paid significant higher salaries than the below average salaries they are indicative of the relative value of each certification. Here, we take a look at the top professional certifications with the highest earning potential for 2013. We distinguish between certifications that are earned from a professional society (e.g. PMI, ASQ etc.) and certifications that are granated by a private vendor (e.g., Microsoft, Cisco, etc.).