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Top 5 Project Management Certifications in 2021

Are you planning to build your career in project management? There are several project management certifications that can help you get a competitive edge to start your career in project management.
Project management certifications add credibility to your career as they are globally recognized and in demand. As per a survey, about 70% of businesses receive high-performing project results, if the project is led by certified project managers or professionals. 
Let us take a look at this list of top 5 project management certifications in 2021. 

PRINCE2 certification 

PRINCE refers to PRojects IN Controlled Environments. The number 2 in PRINCE2 denotes that the certification was re-launched in October 1996 after gaining global recognition. 
PRINCE2 is an advanced-level certification and is better known as a project management degree of 3-4 years offered by AXELOS Ltd. This certification includes these two sub-categories:
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner- It costs 340.
  • PRINCE2 foundation- The cost of the course starts at 200. 
You can easily opt for these courses under PRINCE2 certification. However, to enroll yourself in the PRINCE2 practitioner course, you have at least one of the following certifications.
  • PMP
  • CAMP
  • PRINCE2 Foundation
  • IPMA certification

CAMP certification 

Certified associate in project management certification is ideal for candidates who want to enter into project management and build their career in the field at the entry level. CAPM certification is offered by Project Management Institute (PMI). 
However, like other certifications, CAPM certifications have eligibility criteria that candidates need to meet, it includes:
  • Any secondary degree
  • 23 hours of project management training/education that you can acquire by enrolling in the project management basics course offered by PMI. 
The cost for the CAPM certification is as follows:
  • PMI members- 225
  • Non-PMI member- 300
PMP certification 
Project management professional certification is one of the renowned certifications offered by the project management institute. PMP certification is globally recognized and accepted, so it can be your path to success as it holds great value in almost every industry and organization.
However, before applying for the PMP exam, you must pass either of the following eligibility criteria. 
  • Secondary degree, 7,500 hours of leading projects, 35 hours of project management education, and a minimum of 5 years of project management experience. 
  • A four-year degree, 4,500 hours of leading projects,35 hours of project management education, and a minimum of 3 years of project management experience. 
The PMP exam costs 405 (PMI members) and 555 (Non-PMI members).
You may come across various project management certifications in the market, but a PMP Certification offered by PMI is one of the best and globally recognized certifications in project management.  To prepare yourself for acquiring a PMP certification, you can explore the PMP Certification Training Course offered by Techcanvass, which is conducted by PMI authorized instructors. 
PMI-ACP certification 
PMI offers the Agile Certified Practitioner certification (PMI-ACP), and it includes different agile principles and tools such as Kanban, Scrum, Lean, Extreme Programming (XP), and Test-Driven Development (TDD). You can pursue the PMI-ACP Certification to become an agile practitioner and apply your skills to different projects. 
PMI-ACP certification has the following eligibility criteria:
  • Secondary degree
  • 12 months of project management experience acquired in the last 5 years.
  • 1500 hours of agile experience of managing projects
  • 21 formal contact hours on agile practices. 
PMI-ACP certification exam costs 435 (PMI members) and 495 (Non-PMI members) 
CSM certification 
Scrum Alliance offers the Certified Scrum Master certification (CSM). CSM is an entry-level credential for candidates who wish to start their journey as Scrum practitioners and understand the basics of project management methodology. 
There are no eligibility criteria for a CSM certification, and the costs range between 995- 1395. 
Conclusion 
So, these were the top 5 project management certifications in 2021 that you can acquire to grow your career prospects and earn a higher salary. You can check out the various project management training & business analyst training courses offered by Techcanvass.
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