Project Management Certifications Comparison-Poll - Survey results

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The propose of this online survey is to evaluate how well are the most popular project management certifications recognized and what is the general perception of the individual certificates in terms of job market recognition and difficulty to obtain.
1) Do you recognize the following project management certifications?
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OptionResponse Count
PMP (Project Management Professional)-Yes866
PMP (Project Management Professional)-No11
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-Yes835
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-No42
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-Yes855
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-No22
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Yes854
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-No23
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-Yes54
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-No823
P-M squared-Yes49
P-M squared-No828
2) If you have obtained/know someone who has obtained any of the project management certifications below how difficult do you think they are to obtain?
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OptionResponse Count
PMP (Project Management Professional)-Trivial1
PMP (Project Management Professional)-Easy5
PMP (Project Management Professional)-Medium351
PMP (Project Management Professional)-Difficult500
PMP (Project Management Professional)-Very difficult6
PMP (Project Management Professional)-I cannot say14
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-Easy316
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-Medium532
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-Difficult7
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-I cannot say22
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-Easy4
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-Medium505
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-Difficult342
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-Very difficult8
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-I cannot say18
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Easy8
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Medium832
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Difficult14
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Very difficult3
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-I cannot say20
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-Easy8
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-Medium56
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-Difficult5
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-Very difficult1
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-I cannot say807
P-M squared-Easy9
P-M squared-Medium52
P-M squared-Difficult5
P-M squared-I cannot say811
3) If you have obtained/know someone who has obtained any of the project management certifications below how much did it help with career progress?
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OptionResponse Count
PMP (Project Management Professional)-Minor benefit3
PMP (Project Management Professional)-Medium benefit345
PMP (Project Management Professional)-Significant benefit509
PMP (Project Management Professional)-Career turning event5
PMP (Project Management Professional)-I cannot say15
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-Minor benefit318
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-Medium benefit531
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-Significant benefit7
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-Career turning event1
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-I cannot say20
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-Minor benefit5
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-Medium benefit499
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-Significant benefit349
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-Career turning event6
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-I cannot say18
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Minor benefit473
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Medium benefit366
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Significant benefit12
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Career turning event8
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-I cannot say18
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-Minor benefit8
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-Medium benefit60
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-Significant benefit7
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-I cannot say802
P-M squared-No observable benefit1
P-M squared-Minor benefit8
P-M squared-Medium benefit59
P-M squared-Significant benefit6
P-M squared-I cannot say803
4) Are you/someone you know going to sign up for the certifications below:
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OptionResponse Count
PMP (Project Management Professional)-No327
PMP (Project Management Professional)-Maybe in the future75
PMP (Project Management Professional)-Yes475
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-No332
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-Maybe in the future73
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-Yes472
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-No486
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-Maybe in the future73
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-Yes318
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-No486
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Maybe in the future73
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Yes318
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-No806
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-Maybe in the future68
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-Yes3
P-M squared-No806
P-M squared-Maybe in the future66
P-M squared-Yes5
5) Project management certifications have continent-based recognition. From which region are you?
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OptionResponse Count
Africa3
Antarctica1
Asia17
Europe366
North America489
Australia1
The results of this project management survey are available at:
https://www.akiosurvey.com/public-results/management-certifications-comparison-online-poll
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