Finally, I’ve got some time to finish the table witha comparioson of the most popular project management certifications families: PMP, Prince2 and IPMA.
The following table compares 3 certificates, you can also download the full version of the table (CAPM, PMP, PgMP, Prince2 Foundation, Prince 2 Practitioner, IPMA-D, IPMA-C, IPMA-B, IPMA-A certificates)
|Full name||Project Management Professional||PRINCE2Foundation||IPMA Level C: Certified Project Manager|
|CareerLevel||Project Manager||ProjectCoordinator||Project Manager|
|Number ofquestions||200||75||Depends oncountry|
|Duration||4h||1h||Depends on country / most often consists of 2 parts|
|Experience||4500 hours of ‘leading ad directing project tasks’ – 3 years(with higher education)||Not required||3-5 years ofworkings on projects|
|Training||35 contact hours of project management training||Not required||Not required|
|360degree assessment||No||No||Depends oncountry|
|Age||Not required||Not required||25 years old|
|Howoften?||3 years||n/a||3 years|
|Method||60 PDUs or exam||n/a||Recertification application verified by assessors (an additionalinterview may be required)|
|Cost||555 USD (discount for PMI members)||200 Pounds||Depends oncountry|
|Popularity||Very Popular||Very Popular||Medium|
|Number ofcertified||>300000||>200000||> 20000|
|Official Information||PMP Handbook||Prince2 Qualification Scheme||SPMP – IPMA|
|KeyPublication||PMBOK Guide||Prince2 Manual||IPMA CompetenceBaseline|
The full table which compares the following certifcations: CAPM, PMP, PgMP, Prince2 Foundation, Prince2 Practitioner, IPMA Leval D, IPMA Level C, IPMA Level B, IPMA Level A can be downloaded here.
In the next part of the article (in a half of March) I’ll write what you shall to take into account when choosing a project management certification path for yourselves ourfou your employees.
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