I found it useful, it is an internationally recognized certification, and immediately opens doors to PM jobs. However, I am a federal government employee, so I was reimbursed for the certification, and my PDUs are provided at no cost to me, so I can’t speak to the monetary worth of it.
I have found that degrees/certifications appeal to those that hire, as they are an objective measure of ability/knowledge, rather than a candidates subjective “hey trust me, I am an expert, I have been doing this for X amount of years, you can read all about how talented I am in the resume that I wrote about myself”.
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