I too have looked into the PMP certification. However, the more I look into it the more I don’t want to do it. It’s easier for employers to ask for PMP certification than to go through an applicant’s KSA’s to see if what they do fits what the employer is looking for.
I ran into this when I decided to get my college degree 12 years after graduating High School. I was working for an employer and wanted to move up the ranks. I had the KSA’s to do the job, but we got a new Director and he wanted everyone in that position to have a Bachelor’s Degree. So, I go to college and get my Associates. I am working on my Bachelor’s Degree when we get another Director, who changes it back.
Just because an employer can ask for a Degree/Certification doesn’t mean they should.