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5 Certifications to Turbocharge Your Project Management Career

How to Attract and Retain Top Project Talent in 2022

Project management stands out as a career where certifications are highly valued as a way to verify your skills and competencies. Each individual project is different, so variations in outcomes don’t always tell the whole story about what a project management professional is capable of.

Certifications contribute to project management being a career field characterised by life-long learning and continuous improvement. If there is any downside to all of this, it is the vast proliferation of different certifications. It is not always easy to know which ones are respected in the market or relevant to your career path.

Project management professionals can advance their careers and skillset by selecting the right PM certifications. These certifications not only equip you to deliver superior performance. They also signal to supervisors, clients, and colleagues that you are committed to ongoing professional growth.

Luckily, you do not need to spend years digging through all the PM certifications on offer.

At MetaPM, we deliver on-site and virtual project management certification training for organisations of all sizes throughout Australia. Our project management certification training has helped thousands of people prepare to take the next step in their careers, contributing to better project management results.

With the right project management training vendor, preparation may take only a few days.

Let’s review some of the top project management certifications in Australia. If you’re still unsure what courses best suit your career aspirations or how they fit into your journey from junior to senior PM, you can find helpful guidance in our Learning Pathways.

1. PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner (4-day course)

PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner represent a process-based project management approach that equips you with a tailored, scalable method to approach project management across all industries and project types. It is used by project management experts in more than 42 countries around the world.

“Foundation” and “Practitioner” are the two levels of certification available. The Foundation course is intended for those new to the PRINCE2 framework. The Practitioner level enables project management professionals to apply and tailor the PRINCE2 methodology to their own unique project environment.

2. CAPM Exam Preparation (3-day course)

The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) accreditation is a staple for any entry-level project manager, but don’t be fooled into thinking the CAPM exam is a walk in the park. 

Our CAPM Exam Preparation course is designed to give you the best chance at certification, while also providing the 23 hours of specific project management education required to qualify. When ready, students can then purchase the exam through the PMI website

3. PMP Exam Preparation Course (5-day course)

PMP is one of the best-known project management certifications in the world and a de facto standard recognised by virtually all employers. Accredited by the Project Management Institute, it is based upon the most recent Sixth Edition of PMI’s PMBOK Guide.

Students have the opportunity to not only align their project management with the highest standards in the industry, but also to expand their command over Agile methodology at the same time. Because of its combination of broad and deep training, this is a highly popular, yet demanding course.

4. P3O Foundation and Practitioner (3-day course)

P3O Foundation and Practitioner give project management leaders like you a complete overview of the roles and operations of Portfolio, Programme, and Project Offices. You will complete the training with full knowledge of a decision-enabling and delivery support structure for change initiatives of all sizes.

Project management professionals are uniquely positioned to drive systematic change management at all levels of an organisation, yet relatively few have the specialised training they need to realise optimal results. P3O will put Australian PMs of all career stages on the path to playing this vital role.

5. AgilePM Foundation and Practitioner (3-day course)

AgilePM Foundation and Practitioner are basic and advanced certifications that rapidly accelerate your development while delivering greater outcomes. Accredited by APMG International, these courses have become known as a preferred option for those who want to achieve “agility with rigour.”

With faster, more flexible project delivery, PMs will expedite the delivery of their project milestones by establishing the proper business management and solution foundations from the very start. This mitigates cost overruns, scope creep, and other hazards endemic to project management.

Enhance Your Career with Convenient and Effective Project Management Certification Training

Gone are the days when getting high-quality project management certification training meant travelling here and there for seminars. It is easier than ever to pursue your project management certification in Australia thanks to flexible online or in-person training delivery.

No matter which training option you choose, you will benefit from MetaPM’s high training standards and years of experience. The majority of our students certify on their first attempt. Our team is dedicated to helping you succeed.

Learn more about MetaPM Training here to find a course that will boost your career.

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