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PMP the 3rd Top-Paying IT Certification

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The Project Management Institute's Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate comes in at number three in Global Knowlege's list of the "15 Top Paying IT Certifications." According to Global Knowledge, the average salary for an IT professional with a PMP is $103,570. There are a lot of lawyers in this economy who would envy a six-digit salary.

The article states that the PMP credential

is recognized as the most important certification for project managers, is globally recognized and in heavy demand. The Project Management Professional credential demonstrates that you not only have the experience but also the education to successfully lead and direct projects. The PMP credential is for experienced project management professionals as the qualifications and testing for this certification are rigorous as well as the required continuing education requirements. All of these factors ensure that the PMP credential is widely respected.
As I have documented in previous posts, the PMP is starting to gain a foothold in legal IT and litigation support, though, other than large firms, the vast majority of law firms continue to hold no opinion either way on the value of project-management certifications. Some litigation-support vendors, however, strongly favor project-manager applicants who are PMP certified, although this is somewhat controversial.  

Are you a lawyer, legal IT, or litigation support professional who has obtained the PMP credential? Has being certified led to an increased salary or better employment opportunities for you? Let me know your experiences in the comments. 

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