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)-Yes859
PMP (Project Management Professional)-No11
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-Yes828
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-No42
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-Yes849
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-No21
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Yes848
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-No22
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-Yes48
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-No822
P-M squared-Yes43
P-M squared-No827
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)-Easy4
PMP (Project Management Professional)-Medium346
PMP (Project Management Professional)-Difficult500
PMP (Project Management Professional)-Very difficult6
PMP (Project Management Professional)-I cannot say13
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-Easy315
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-Medium527
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-Difficult7
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-I cannot say21
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-Easy3
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-Medium500
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-Difficult342
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-Very difficult8
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-I cannot say17
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Easy7
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Medium827
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Difficult14
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Very difficult3
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-I cannot say19
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-Easy7
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-Medium51
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-Difficult5
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-Very difficult1
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-I cannot say806
P-M squared-Easy8
P-M squared-Medium47
P-M squared-Difficult5
P-M squared-I cannot say810
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 benefit2
PMP (Project Management Professional)-Medium benefit339
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 benefit317
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-Medium benefit525
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 benefit4
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-Medium benefit494
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 say17
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Minor benefit472
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Medium benefit361
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 say17
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-Minor benefit7
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-Medium benefit55
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-Significant benefit7
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-I cannot say801
P-M squared-No observable benefit1
P-M squared-Minor benefit7
P-M squared-Medium benefit54
P-M squared-Significant benefit6
P-M squared-I cannot say802
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 future68
PMP (Project Management Professional)-Yes475
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-No332
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-Maybe in the future66
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-Yes472
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-No485
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-Maybe in the future67
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-Yes318
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-No485
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Maybe in the future67
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Yes318
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-No805
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-Maybe in the future62
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-Yes3
P-M squared-No805
P-M squared-Maybe in the future60
P-M squared-Yes5
5) Project management certifications have continent-based recognition. From which region are you?
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OptionResponse Count
Africa2
Antarctica1
Asia16
Europe361
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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