Advantages of PMI Membership
Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities.
PMI currently has more than half million members and credential holders spread throughout the 185 countries in the world.
PMI membership offers many benefits to its members.
PMI’s large collection of research papers can be accessed at free of cost.
PMI members are entitled to download various PMI foundation standards (e.g. the PMBOK Guide) and practice standards & framework (e.g. practice standard for risk management).
PMI monthly magazines PMI Today and PM Network can be availed at free of cost. You will have an option of getting the digital copies of these magazines as well.
PMI Project Management Journal published five times a year will be free for you.
You can join the webinars conducted by various PMI communities. If you are a PMP then you can earn PDUs by joining them.
Discounts in Exams and Resources
You will get discounts when you take any PMI credential exam.
You will get a discount for every purchase made on PMI Store. PMI store sells its standards and many other reference books.
Career Central and Career Headquarter is a section in PMI website, which provides valuable resources to help you in your career growth. Here, you can learn to build a good and impressive resume. You can also search for the job and submit your resume in the database so that an employer could find your resume.
Community & Networking
With the PMI membership, you will have an option to join the local chapter membership which has huge benefits. Local chapter membership offers, various technical presentations, breakfast meeting, dinner meeting and site visits etc. For members, entries to visits are free (otherwise you have to pay a nominal fee). If you are a PMP then you can earn PDUs just for attending these events.
As a member of PMI and local chapter, you will get the discount in various training course and workshops offered by your local PMI chapter.
Main benefit of PMI membership is the networking. By joining various activities, you will get chance to meet with the professionals and learn from their experience.
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