certification make the difference
Certification will differentiate you from the crowd, from thousands of applications eyeing on that single job opening, you stand tall above the rest.
What is the objective of getting a job? To earn some money, buy things, lead a lifestyle, make more money, vacation, the list goes on. We also need to put some money aside for education, not just for our kids but for ourselves. I used to attend numerous training courses, they are just a certificate of attendance or completion. There is no assessment, so it does not carry weight when I submitted a job application. Back then to earn certification is not that costly, but because of the depreciation of our currency, the cost keeps escalating. I want to keep the cost down despite the struggling currency that I have no control of. Someday we will leave this planet, when I leave this beautiful planet at least I have helped many individuals to acquire professional certification at an affordable price, a price that nobody has ever thought that it is within their budget. I want to make this affordable for everyone, the choice is yours… you can spend a few thousand dollars to earn the certificate. A friend sitting next to you at the office is paying a few hundred dollars for the same certificate, i.e. from the same professional body/organisation.
Of course, in-house corporate programs cost more, trainers cost, facilities, materials, and other expenses. If your objective is just to earn the certification, knowing that you have the necessary qualification and experience, but you don’t have the time to attend the class, the only option is to take it online. If you do not have working experience then it is highly unlikely you will be offered to sit for any certification courses. You need a degree and several years of working experience to qualify. You need to possess at least one accredited and globally recognized certification to apply for jobs abroad being the US, Europe, or elsewhere. If you don’t have this, it is highly unlikely that you will get your applications shortlisted. You may think that since you have secured a job now, getting certified is optional, think again when you are out of job for whatever reasons, then you start to feel the pressure to secure another job. Competition is intense out there, connections come handy but not everyone has strong cable these days. When you look at job adverts, although they did not explicitly mention that you must be certified to apply for the job opening, they do filter candidates based on these criteria when it comes to shortlisting thousands of candidates.
Training companies out there are making tons of money from certification programs simply because there are huge demands for them, and because HRDF is financing these programs. At whose expense? The taxpayers are paying for it! Your income taxes, corporate taxes, public taxes, and many other kinds of taxes. The SBL Scheme in Malaysia, for example, is only open to companies registered with HRDF (a body under the Ministry of Human Resources). How about the general public? Back then there is no solution for this, but with the budget released recently (2020) you can withdraw your EPF savings to pay for certification courses. I am not a politician but I am thankful that there is a solution for the people to obtain the certification. It is a small investment, recently a candidate who has obtained a certification as a Certified Planning Engineer (CPE) was offered a better job within three months after he secured the title CPE. He recovered the investment in a very short time. The additional salary he obtained has covered the cost of this certification in just under 2 months. If he did not make this move, he wouldn’t have landed a new job with a much better salary package.
When there are thousands of professionals with strong international certifications behind them, the country can position its resources to promote products and services abroad with less resistance. Of course, the certifications must be recognized internationally, it must be accredited programs and not any company that self-accredited their courses! Please beware that they use the term “Certified” in their promotional advertisement to get your attention. They are not representing a professional body that is recognized via an independent entity!
We are responsive to demands in the market, please share with us should you need a certification but is not listed under the online certifications. We will be happy to accommodate your requirement if there is such a certification registered within The American Academy of Project Management portfolio of certifications.
Wishing you the best in your future undertaking.
Program Management Consultant
The Accredited Agile Project Manager™ AAPM is the certification registered with The American Academy of Project Management®. The Accredited Agile Project Manager™ is offered to individual with experience in Agile project management and have passed the AAPM examination.
A Chartered Project Engineer™ is a professional engineer who has earned the gold standard project management credential from The American Academy of Project Management®. This chartered level certification is relevant for project engineer associated with engineering services, oil and gas, energy, or construction industry.
Certified Planning Engineer™
Certified Planning Engineer™ is a popular certification designation among the majority of planning engineers in the world! If you have sufficient work experience, this is the perfect time to take on a professional certification. Relevant for project planning engineer in sectors that include oil and gas, construction, shipping, and others.
Registered Facilities Manager™
A Registered Facilities Manager™ is a Certified Facility Maintenance Engineer or Facilities Manager who has earned a facility management professional credential from The American Academy of Project Management®. This credential is offered to individual with several years of experience in roles associated with facilities management.
Certified Project Risk Manager™
A Certified Project Risk Manager™ is a risk analyst or risk manager who has earned the gold standard project risk management credential from The American Academy of Project Management®. This gold-standard level certification is relevant for any individual with experience in project risk management, this include project manager, procurement manager, contract manager.
Master Construction Project Manager™
A Master Construction Project Manager ™ is an experience Construction Project Engineer or Project Manager who has earned the accredited gold-standard construction project management credential from The American Academy of Project Management ®. This credential is offered to the individual with several years of experience specifically in managing construction projects.
Chartered Planning Engineer™
A Chartered Planning Engineer™ Ch.PE is an experience Planning Engineer who has earned the accredited gold-standard planning engineer credential from The American Academy of Project Management ®. This credential is offered to the individual with several years of experiences in project planning and scheduling. Individual with position that includes project planner, planning engineer, planning manager, project engineer,
Certified International Project Manager®
A Certified International Project Manager® is the credential offered to individual with at least 3 years of project management experience. This gold-standard US registered certification owned and issued by The American Academy of Project Management ® since 1996. Candidate with a Certified International Project Manager® license are especially attractive to employers.
How do i register?
What is included in the online certification package?
How do i make the payment?
To Register, you need to provide the last 4 digits of your NRIC number in addition to the Mandatory Candidate Information (MCI) as described on the certification page. Follow the steps described on the certification page.
Online Certification Package includes:
- Registration, certification, examination, and shipping cost
- AAPM accredited certificate that is printed in the United States and ship within three weeks from completion date of the course.
- AAPM membership certificate
- A guide book to assist in the examination is provided in digital format that is available for download and print.
- Access to the online examination that can be taken when you’re ready.
Payment : Credit / Debit card is accepted via the online payment system. You can request payment via wire transfer, details will be provided in the email.
Time is money
Productive, successful people don’t get sucked into social media
Being on social media—checking notifications Facebook, scrolling through pictures on Instagram, reading quick updates on Twitter, whatever—it’s part of everyday life. But if you don’t control how much time you spend on it, the hours will fly by and you won’t have accomplished anything on your to-do list.
So either put a time limit on it—set an alarm for when you need to minimize it, close the app, do something else—or only get on after completing necessary work projects. Use social media as a reward.