Here are the top reasons why 2020 is the best year for PMP certification! – Expert Experience Story – Prothoughts

“Never put off what can be done tomorrow Mark Twain
The world of PMP continues to change. Project management is also changing. Changes are the only constant in a dynamically changing world.
This year 2020 is by far the most dynamic with the greatest change of the century (COVID-19). It has changed the entire business, education, and economic landscape.
The classic world of PROJECT-MANAGEMENT PROFESSION, where the changes are so evident to the most strategic certification “PMP”, is not to be overlooked.
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Working from home is a common way to work
Remote project management gained a real ground
Globally, there are many changes in the field of project management.
If we plan and strategize it well, we have more time available to spend. It all depends on how we use this time to its full potential.
PMI (Project Management Institute), has launched a new initiative to do the PMP certification “FROM HOUSE” (that was never done before). This means that you don’t have to travel to PERSAON VUE to take the exam. You can now give this exam from your home with the luxury and comfort of being at home.
The PMP exam format will be changed starting January 2021.
“Now or never” This is the right time to be a PMP

After almost a decade of experience in the world project management, I was introduced to “PMI” in 2006. Through a friend, I was connected to the “Project Management Institute Mumbai Chapter”. I began to research more about PMI and did my own thorough research about the certifications, trainings, and activities offered by PMI. I became more interested in this “Not-for profit” institute that serves the “Project Managers Professional Community” in approximately 200 countries around the globe. It is run entirely on volunteerism.
I began volunteering in Mumbai chapter to play an active role in the chapter’s geographic expansion and to help towards certification and training.
In 2007, the organization issued a mandate to all PMs that they must be PMP certified. This opportunity was mine. I took my PMP Preparation course in the company I was working for as Project Manager. An instructor from PMI Mumbai Chapter taught the course in my company. Around 20 people attended. I also started my exam preparation. The exam preparation was put on hold due to work pressures and 25 projects I was working alone. It takes between 2 and 3 months to prepare (around 200-300 hours on average). However, I lost my focus and had to give up on the idea of becoming PMP certified in order to do justice to my projects. Many of them were due to go live in the next 3-6 months. My dream of becoming the first PMP-certified Project Manager was crushed and I couldn’t achieve my goal.
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My interest in volunteering began to grow and I was inspired further by the PMI, a great organization founded in 1969 in Houston, Texas by five like-minded people. I was impressed by the video that showed the importance of the PMP certification. It highlighted how the most sought-after certification helps businesses across different geographies. This made me realize the true value of the certification. I also thought that this “THE certification” could help me to further my professional career, which I started a decade ago.
It is impossible to make up lost time. I was able to see my entire career ahead of me so I jumped at the chance and began preparing for the PMP exam by reading the PMBOK every day. Although it was initially boring, I found it fascinating and began to apply the processes to my projects. I found lots of free materials online that could be downloaded for exam preparation and a few mock tests.

Although the sample questions and reading of the material were initially difficult for me, I was able to score less than half in mock tests. However, thanks to my intrinsic motivation, and the encouragement from experienced professionals, I began to read more and started to prepare with a clear timeline. The exam preparation plan and the end date were created. I was a regular reader of PMBOK, and the lessons I learned from other PMPs around the world were very popular. I tried to use them all.
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