Employers May Prefer IT PMs to Have PMP(R) and Agile Certifications
Both Agile Certification and PMP(R)Certification are now often stated as "preferred" in many IT employers' job descriptions. Life has changed. PMs of all kinds must see themselves as PM professionals worthy of their calling, and get certified. The best certifications are proof that you have both the knowledge and skills to lead and direct projects. The PMI Agile Practitioner Certification and the PMP Certification are globally recognized as the status symbol for best practices and they both show that your knowledge and skills have been validated by the Project Management Institute.
Today is not the same as yesterday, and the tomorrow will be different again. To keep our jobs we must be continuously evolve so we are not left behind. If your organization won't train you, ensure your success by paying for your own training.