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Credentials: Worthless, Essential or Somewhere In Between?

It is understandable and healthy to question the value of certifications.

  • Are they worth it?
  • Are they just money-making schemes for the certification creators?
  • Do hiring managers even care if you have a certification?

There is also a wider discussion around certifications in general that include ideas such as:

  • Being certified does not equate to experience or suitability to a role
  • People can be certified and “book-smart” but terrible at managing people
  • A crafts-person does not need credentials, their work shows their value

These are all valid points, and everyone should make up their own mind before deciding whether to pursue a credential.

Why you may want to Get Your PMI-ACP® Certification?

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

This article discusses why you may want to get a PMI-ACP® certification. However, before we get into the specifics of the PMI-ACP® credential, be sure to check out the elephant-in-the-room discussion of the value of credentials, from Mike’s post Credentials: Worthless, Essential or Somewhere In Between. So, assuming you believe a credential is useful for you, why consider the PMI-ACP® credential over the slew of other agile-related credentials available?

What Changes Will You See on the PMI-ACP® Exam in 2018?

I’ve been getting a number of questions about possible changes to the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam. This is understandable, since the newly released A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition included an agile appendix and came bundled with the new Agile Practice Guide. Also, the Project Management Institute (PMI) has listed a 2018 “exam update” for the PMI-ACP credential on their Registered Education Provider (REP) website. Despite this, there are no changes that will affect someone who is studying to take the exam. 

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