PMI has been the pioneer in validating and certifying the project management practitioners in different areas such as Project Management, Scheduling, Risk Management etc. PMI certifications are recognized world wide and they carry a great value is evaluating ones eligibility to undertake complex project management jobs.
The PMI already offers the following certifications in Project Management domain.
- Project Management Professional (PMP)®
- Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®
- Program Management Professional (PgMP)®
- PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®
- PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®
Soon there will be a new addition to the family. That is, PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP). Agile methodology has been gaining strong momentum recently. A lot of project managers use agile approach to accomplish their project management tasks. Recognizing the growing importance of agile principles and concepts, PMI has come up with a new certification called PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP). The PMI-ACP certification is a validation of a practitioner’s understanding of agile principles and concepts.
This certification will be an excellent means for a practitioner to demonstrate his/her ability to understand and apply the agile principle on the projects.
he examination has not started yet. It will be available staring September 2011. But, if you are an agile enthusiast and would like to be amongst the first to hold the PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification, you can apply now. PMI is offering 20% rebate on the examination fee for the candidates that are part of the pilot program. More details on the rebate at the end of this article.