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Scam certifications in project management

Can someone list here all the scammy certifications in project management (that are issued by individuals or small companies claiming to be authorities in the project management world) that amount to nothing in the real world?

Also, what are the signs that a certain project management certification is no more than a scam?
asked 10 years ago by anonymous

1 Answer

I can think of many "scammy" project management certifications, but I don't want to list them here.

I can give you though the signs of a "scammy" project management certification:

- The website of the organization issuing that certification looks cheap, very cheap.
- The organization offering the certification has many other certifications in different, non-related domains. For example, the organization offers a Project Management certification, a Programming certification, a Leadership certification, etc...
- You have not heard of this certification before.
- The official resource claims that the success rate is 100%.
- Your company is being contacted by the organization offering the certification in order to get their project managers "certified" (just to put things into perspective, PMI will never do such a thing).
- Searching for the name of the certification on Google does not return the official website as the first result.

I think there are many other signs, but the above are the most common ones.
answered 10 years ago by MaplePM (46,940 points)

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