Looking for a leg up in your Management Career? Management certifications remain a proven way to quickly gain valuable skills and demonstrate deeper interest and know how in a domain that will further your career.
In Management, experience is king. Yet Certifications remain a valuable tool for advancing your career. Management certifications give junior-level workers an opportunity to gain more resume-worthy experience in the industry. For tenured employees, certifications help you continually grow and adapt your skill set to fit the changing landscape of Management related issues. Because there are an overwhelming number of management certifications offered today, it’s important to do your research. Some are more valuable than others.
Reports show most valuable Certifications across multiple areas of Industry management. The following emerged as the most valuable Certifications to help you get a leg in a new job, increase your salary, boost your chances of gaining a more senior-level position or demonstrate knowledge and interest when making a career change.
1. PMP Certifications PMP
The PMP certification is also offered through PMI, but takes a more advanced approach to project management. PMI states that a certification in PMP will let you “work in virtually any industry, with any methodology and in any location.” To take the exam, those holding a four-year degree need 3 years’ experience in project management, 4,500 hours of leading and directing projects, and 35 hours of project management education. With a secondary degree, you’ll need 5 years’ experience, 7,500 hours leading and direction projects and 35 hours of project management education.
Managers, Directors of Operations and supervisors can benefit the most from a PMP certification. PayScale reports that the average salary for PMP certification starts at $58,000 and goes up to $177,000 per year.
2. SAP Certifications (SAP Super User & SAP
SAP (Systems, Applications and Products) is the world’s leading provider of business software which specializes in industry specific Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions. The SAP is an ERP software that large organizations and Oil and Gas Companies use to manage their business. SAP has several modules, each of which represents a business-process such as Customer World-Wide, mostly Fortune 500 Companies and Oil and Gas Companies. SAP is the fourth largest software company in the world. The SAP R/3 System is a Business Software Package Designed to integrate all areas of a Business. Research suggests that the Salary of a fresher SAP consultant in Nigeria is from ₦10,000,000 to ₦15,000,000 and bonuses are from ₦350,000 to ₦700,000 annually.
3. Business/Data Analysis ECBA, CCBA & CBAP
International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) releases a new standard of Business analysis Certifications. The new standard has been organized to structure the environment of Organizational need. The Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) designation is a professional certification for individuals with extensive business analysis (BA) experience. With a minimum of 7500 hours of hands-on BA experience, CBAP recipients are the elite, senior members of the BA community. With thousands of individuals all over the world achieving the CBAP designation since the first Certified Business Analysis exam was held in November 2006, CBAP recipients are experts in identifying the business needs of an organization in order to determine the best solutions. More and more companies are recognizing the CBAP designation and the value and expertise these professionals bring to their organizations.
4. Human Resources Certifications (PHRi & SPHRi)
The Human Resources Certifications (HRCI) course is designed for individuals who are involved in HR operations such as recruiting, compensation and administration. The credential demonstrates mastery of generally accepted technical and operational HR principles. Acquisition of this certification gives HR professionals an ultimate edge over their CO-HR practitioners. This credential improves the credibility of HR professionals. The credential is offered by an institute in the US named the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI)
5. HSE certifications HSE 1, 2 & 3
Obtaining a World Recognized HSE Certificate from World Safety Organization (WSO) has a pay off. Safety training and experience gives you an internationally recognized certificate that can be used anywhere in the world. The Certification Programme covers most topics relating to safety, security and legislative standards binding the profession as Prescribed by The World Safety Organization WSO. Generally, the programme has been designed to meet the aims of four separate interest groups. Consequently, the needs of these four groups are met in this courses which reflect both similarities and differences in safety and security issues in different parts/aspects of industry (e.g. Manufacturing, Construction, Marine, Offshore and onshore, Transportation, Installation, Procurement.