PMP Certification Provides Greater Responsibilities and Compensation

Achieving a Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification from Simplilearn represents the global gold standard for project management professionals. A PMP certification earned at Simplilearn shows that the holder is well-versed in new trends, emerging practices, tailoring considerations, and core competencies needed by a top project manager. 

The globally recognized PMP certification can help workers land lucrative roles in IT, manufacturing, finance, healthcare, and other exciting industries. Certified PMP's drive better project performance and are often rewarded with substantial pay raises.

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Haribabuji Harikrishnan, a professional with 16 years of technical and managerial experience, leveraged his PMP certification from Simplilearn to earn a promotion and a salary hike. He is currently working in ERP implementation at HCL Technologies’ Chennai manufacturing plant, 

Harikrishnan completed his Bachelor of Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Madras University, Chennai, and pursued his MBA in distance education in International Business from Pondicherry University. He started his career as escalation lead at CSS Corporation in Chennai, and then moved to HCL Technologies as a product engineer. He then joined NCR, where he has worked for 12 years. 

Once he moved from technical to project management, Harikrishnan believed that a PMP certification would help him improve his work delivery. Initially, he took an offline/classroom course at an institute in Chennai, but he was unable to clear the PMP certification in his first attempt. 

“I remember that day very well and how disappointed I was when I could not clear the certification in my first attempt,” Harikrishnan said. Fortunately, his brother steered him to Simplilearn’s PMP course. After reading reviews about the quality and flexibility of Simplilearn’s instruction program, he enrolled.

Simplilearn Provided the Key to Success 

Harikrishnan found that the course was very well organized and he gave its instructors a high rating. He also credits Simplilearn’s support team members, who were available 24/7. 

“Since I was travelling three-to-five hours on the train daily, I was able to make full use of the Simplilearn mobile app,” Harikrishnan said. “Simplilearn’s app helped me in finishing my course on time.” After six months, he took the exam again and cleared PMP certification.  

After completing the Simplilearn course, he got specialized project management responsibilities and was promoted to project manager from assistant manager. Harikrishnan also added to his education and skills portfolio by completing Simplilearn’s Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) course. “I am now more confident in my work after clearing PMP & ITIL certifications,” he said. “I am better able to approach my projects in a structured manner.”

Harikrishnan’s new skills and responsibilities also earned him a 40 percent salary hike. “With the increase, I was able to manage my funds and savings better,” he said. “I could easily invest in my sister’s wedding and my son’s college fees. Soon after that, I could also clear all my loans.

In addition, he is now a Project Management Institute (PMI) board member for the Chennai chapter. 

“Simplilearn is the best education partner for my career growth,” Harikrishnan smiled.

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PMP Certification Course Overview 

Simplilearn’s PMP certification is an essential professional requirement for senior project manager roles across all industries. 

Simplilearn’s PMP certification course is for any professional aspiring to be a project manager. It is best suited for: project managers, associate/assistant project managers, team leads/team managers, project executives/project engineers, and software developers

Simplilearn’s PMP certification course covers new trends, emerging practices, tailoring considerations, and core competencies. It places a greater emphasis on strategic and business knowledge, and includes a section on the role of the project manager in both large and small companies. 

Skills Covered

  • Work breakdown structure
  • Resource allocation
  • Gantt charts
  • Mathematical project scheduling models
  • Project cost estimating
  • Cost management
  • Engineering economics
  • Leadership

The PMP Course Features:

  • 90 days of flexible access to online classes
  • Live, online classroom training by top instructors and practitioners
  • 35 contact hours/PDUs 
  • Experiential learning through case studies
  • 100% Money back guarantee
Are you a professional who is aspiring to be a Project Manager? Then check-out our PMP® Certification course curriculum now!

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Course Prerequisites

Applicants should have a secondary degree (such as a high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent) with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects, along with 35 hours of project management education. Or, applicants should have a four-year degree with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects along with 35 hours of project management education. 

What are you waiting for? Enroll in Simplilearn’s PMP Certification Course today!

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