Skilled and experienced project managers can enroll in some reputed correspondence courses or evening classes to obtain additional qualification and an edge in competitive job market. Often these courses are expensive, but they are worth the value.
PRojects IN Controlled Environments (PRINCE2) Certification has two levels of examinations – PRINCE2 foundation certification and PRINCE2 practitioner examination. PRINCE2 is a process-based approach to learn and practice project management methodology. It is a de-facto standard for project management in the UK and practiced worldwide to manage businesses and projects effectively. It gives better ability to control resources and manage risks while managing projects. It is equally useful for business owners as well as employment seekers and experienced project managers.
Service Offerings and Agreements (SOA) certification is a part of the ITIL intermediate capability stream. It can also be pursued as a freestanding certification. It gives greater capabilities to offer high level customer satisfaction. Candidates aspiring for ITIL expert in IT service management certificate should clear the ITIL foundation certificate examination before attempting for SOA architect certification. Also, they should be familiar with the IT terminology and should understand the context of service offerings and agreement management of their own business environment. Some of the topics covered in SOA certification are service portfolio management, service catalogue management, service level management, demand Management, supplier management, and financial management.
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is globally recognized certification for project managers. Skilled project managers with relevant education, experience and abilities to lead challenging industry projects can apply for this certification program. PMP certification exam is a 4 hours long marathon. Candidates have to attempt 200 PMP exam questions within this time period. Thorough preparations and extensive practice in writing sample questions is a key to pass the PMP certification examination. A candidate must practice writing minimum 2500 sample questions and attempt at least 3 mock tests before appearing for the actual examination.