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COMMERCE 4KF3 Lecture Notes - Microsoft Project Server, Microsoft Certified Professional, Project Management Institute


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Chapter 18: Project Management Career Paths
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Lecture Notes
About a Career
No Defined Path
Assignments May Be Temporary
Pursuing a Career
Investigate Opportunities
Gain Visibility
Seek Mentors
Track Success
Understand the Big Picture
Balance Soft and Hard Issues
Professional Training and Certification
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
$225 to $300 for exam
Project Management Professional (PMP)
$405 to $555 for exam
Other Certifications***
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
o Exam 70632, Microsoft Office Projects 2007, Managing Projects
o Exam 70633, Enterprise Project Management with Microsoft Office Project Server
o Approx. $125 USD per exam
Why Study PM?***
Personal Marketability
Increased PM Profile
Personal Challenge
Reading Notes
Pursuing a career in project management does not necessarily mean you will ever have
the title of “Project Manager”
o Could be a requirement, not a title
Career Paths
No set career path
Vary from industry to industry, organization, profession
Work your way up
Temporary Assignments
Tenure is rarely given to project managers
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