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)-Yes846
PMP (Project Management Professional)-No11
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-Yes816
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-No41
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-Yes839
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-No18
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Yes838
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-No19
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-Yes39
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-No818
P-M squared-Yes36
P-M squared-No821
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)-Easy3
PMP (Project Management Professional)-Medium337
PMP (Project Management Professional)-Difficult497
PMP (Project Management Professional)-Very difficult6
PMP (Project Management Professional)-I cannot say13
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-Easy314
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-Medium518
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-Difficult6
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-I cannot say19
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-Easy2
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-Medium492
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-Difficult340
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-Very difficult8
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-I cannot say15
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Easy6
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Medium819
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Difficult12
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Very difficult3
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-I cannot say17
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-Easy6
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-Medium43
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-Difficult4
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-Very difficult1
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-I cannot say803
P-M squared-Easy7
P-M squared-Medium40
P-M squared-Difficult3
P-M squared-I cannot say807
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 benefit1
PMP (Project Management Professional)-Medium benefit333
PMP (Project Management Professional)-Significant benefit503
PMP (Project Management Professional)-Career turning event5
PMP (Project Management Professional)-I cannot say15
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-Minor benefit316
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-Medium benefit517
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-Significant benefit5
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-Career turning event1
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-I cannot say18
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-Minor benefit3
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-Medium benefit489
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-Significant benefit344
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-Career turning event6
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-I cannot say15
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Minor benefit471
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Medium benefit356
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Significant benefit7
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Career turning event8
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-I cannot say15
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-Minor benefit6
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-Medium benefit46
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-Significant benefit6
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-I cannot say799
P-M squared-No observable benefit1
P-M squared-Minor benefit6
P-M squared-Medium benefit45
P-M squared-Significant benefit5
P-M squared-I cannot say800
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 future56
PMP (Project Management Professional)-Yes474
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-No332
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-Maybe in the future53
CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)-Yes472
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-No485
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-Maybe in the future55
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner-Yes317
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-No485
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Maybe in the future54
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation-Yes318
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-No805
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-Maybe in the future50
CPMP (Certified Project Management Professional)-Yes2
P-M squared-No805
P-M squared-Maybe in the future48
P-M squared-Yes4
5) Project management certifications have continent-based recognition. From which region are you?
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OptionResponse Count
Africa1
Antarctica1
Asia14
Europe354
North America486
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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