The success of any project relies on good project management. An inefficiently managed project could lead to crossing the budget set and missing deadlines. It is crucial for the success of the project that the person managing it is qualified for the job.
An ideal project manager has to be skilled in attention to detail, have an analytical approach, understand the requirements of the project and ensure that those involved in the project are motivated and committed. Some people already possess these skills and are able to lead a project; others need to be trained in them.
Having a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification validates that you have the experience, training and skills to successfully to manage projects.
According to the PMI Salary Survey — Sixth Edition, most people who are trained and certified in PMP have increased their marketability to employers and have a 10% higher salary than your non-certified colleagues and peers.