Introduction to PMI® Certifications
With more than 600,000 members from 185 different countries, Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the leading professional in the development of standards and certifications for the practice of project management (PMP® and CAPM®). More recently, PMI began offering standards and certifications in business analysis (PMI-PBA®) and agile development (PMI-ACP®).
In 2002, Netmind was the second Spanish company to obtain the PMI® Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) accreditation.
PMI® Certifications + Courses
PMI® Project Management Certifications (PMP® + CAPM®)
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) has become a globally accepted standard for Project Managers. In addition, PMI® manages the most prestigious project management certification, the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification, which recognizes professionals who have achieved excellence in project management practices.
The PMBOK® proposes the application of different practices, techniques, and tools that are grouped into 49 processes throughout the project life cycle: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. In addition, the PMBOK® Guide defines 10 knowledge areas for project management: integration, scope, schedule, cost, quality, resources, communications, risk, procurement, and stakeholder, which provide a 360° vision of a project’s direction. Download our infographic on the sixth edition of the PMBOK®.
PMI® offers 2 certifications based on the standards set forth in the PMBOK®. The PMP® and CAPM® are the most recognized certifications in the field of Project Management worldwide.
Project Management Professional (PMP®)
The PMP® has become the global standard for all those professionals who wish to demonstrate that they have achieved excellence in the practice of project management. PMP® validates that a professional has the experience, training, and knowledge needed to lead successful projects. It is also a certification applicable to all types of projects, organizations, and industries.
We recommend PMP® certification to all experienced Project Managers who want to demonstrate their professionalism and experience. We are convinced that obtaining the PMP® certification must be in the plans of all organizations and professionals involved in project management.
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®)CAPM® accredits the understanding of the fundamental concepts, terminology, and project management processes described in the PMBOK® Guide. The PMI® CAPM® certification is designed for candidates with little to no prior experience in project management but who wish to develop their professional activity in this field.
PMI Business Analysis Certification (PMI-PBA®)
The PMI-PBA® (Professional in Business Analysis) is a certification developed by PMI® for professionals with responsibilities in the management of requirements. The PMI-PBA® is based on the PMI® Guide to Business Analysis and Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide. The objective of this certification is to evaluate an integrated set of knowledge, skills, and abilities that are obtained from real-life work experience as well as learned experience.
The PMI-PBA® is a recognizable way to highlight achievements and skills in the business analysis profession. This certification is appropriate for those who work on project teams and administer requirements, participate in the development of products, or are project or program managers who perform business analysis.
PMI Agile Certification (PMI-ACP®)
Due to the popularity of the agile methodology, PMI® developed the Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) certification for project managers, product owners, agile masters, and in general, any professional wishing to certify their knowledge in the philosophy, concepts, and primary techniques of agile. This certification especially benefits those who are working on agile teams and/or who are adopting an agile methodology.
Organizations like the Scrum Alliance support the creation of this certification by recognizing that it complements other existing agile certifications, such as SCRUM, Kanban, DSDM, and XP. The PMI-ACP® is currently PMI’s fastest-growing certification.