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Should You Do It? Why Pursuing the PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) Certification May Be the Right Thing For You.
The right tools and the use of the latest technology are not the only things that make a project schedule come to life. It takes the right person, with the kind of skill that comes from experience and knowledge. As more and more projects are launched into the cybersphere, having project schedules that can remain on task and unfolding in their agreed upon timeline is now more important than ever.
The Project Management Institute offers a professional credential when it comes to project schedulers called the PMI-SP® (PMI Scheduling Professional Certification), which will help you improve the management of project schedules. If you are someone who has fallen in love with professional scheduling, then receiving a professional scheduling credential from PMI will help you stand out from other project management certification examinations and development practices that are out there. Plus, when recruiters and hiring managers see your PMI-SP® experience, they will be eager to scoop you up and get you started on board their own team.
Prerequisites include a secondary degree, 5,000 hours of project scheduling experience, and 40 hours of project scheduling education or a four-year degree, 3,500 hours project scheduling experience, and 30 hours of project scheduling education. In order to gain your PMI-SP®, individuals will complete and pass a 170 multiple-choice question certification exam within 3.5 hours. To maintain your PMI-SP®, you must earn 30 professional development units (PDUs) every three years within project scheduling.