I don't have it.
I do have a masters degree in project management. I have a reasonably good work history with the ability to provide good references. I lecture part time on project management at a university. And of course there is this blog, which is basically my learning journal on the topic.
I figure that my personal network and paper history will put me in the front of the pack for most jobs I apply for, but right now I am not in the market so not thinking about it (until now.)
I can talk and manage my way though the PMP, and as you'll note from reading this blog, my thoughts extend way beyond the PMBOK so I can handle a curveball or two also. I know the content and I don't see doing the test is going to help me learn much. But that's because I did the masters degree.
I may get the PMP for the resume eventually.
I recently sat the certified scrum master training, mainly because I wanted the formal structured learning to make sure I had all the bits and peices evenly understood. I also recognise it will help me in my future job hunting.
So, if you haven't had advanced training - I'd recommend it. I would definitely put a university course ahead of a 3 hour multiple choice questionnaire, but if that's what you can afford, and it gets quick results, why not?
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