Student Profile: João Beltrão, PMP
I’m João Beltrão and I’m an IT Project Manager. I work and live in Lisbon, Portugal, and I’ve also lived in Oporto and Marinha Grande, also in Portugal. I started my career in the middle of the dot-com boom back in 1997 to 2001, by creating my own dot-com company with some friends. We won the entrepreneur of the year award in 1999 and we got a sizable investment from the biggest company in Portugal at the time. That was one of the most rewarding and exhilarating times of my life, and it built a solid foundation of the project and team management for what was to come ahead in my work life.
Student Profile: Chakarin (Keith) Yoswattana, PMP
I have been working in the Aerospace and Defense industry for about 8 years now as an Account Manager. Though my official title up till now was not Project Manager, the work I did definitely was. I have always believed in the Three P's when it comes to working: People, Process, and Product in that exact order and it has served me well. Working with cross-functional teams is something I enjoy and being able to work towards a common goal is always a great experience. I spent a good portion of my life traveling and have lived in Thailand and Japan prior to coming back to the states to start my professional career 10 years ago. The Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification has been the best investment so far in my professional career and I look forward to the new doors and challenges it will open up.
Student Profile: Swapnil Khole PMP, PSM, ITIL, ISTQB
Many people come to me saying that certifications are useless and they don't add a value other than looking nice on the resume or a promotion or a pay hike. My Name is Swapnil Khole. I am a Project Management Professional (PMP)®, PSM, ITIL and ISTQB certified. For the past 7 years, I am managing projects. I am in the software profession. To top on the benefits about certifications I mentioned above, I can debate endlessly how to use these certifications in your daily life. These exams have been put forward by highly individual people and they have thought what would make your life simpler as a manager, developer, tester, builder et all if you do "these certain things".
Student Profile: Abdallah Bachir, PMP, EIT
I am a Civil Engineer with a Masters' degree and three years of construction experience in Dubai. I started developing interest in Project Management while working and decided that this is the field I see myself at long-term. I recently moved from Dubai to Toronto and I was thinking that there would be nothing better than having a reputable international certificate such as the Project Management Professional (PMP)® to show to potential employers to highlight my skills and that's why I pursued the certificate.
Student Profile: Vinusha Vasudevan, PMP
I have around 12 years of experience in the IT sector spanning various domains like banking, HR and pharmaceuticals. I have been managing teams and projects for around 4+years. I have been on a break for some time now and I am planning to get back into the workforce. I found Project Management Professional (PMP)® to be a very good start to get back to work and hence took the test. I love challenges and love the satisfaction that I get when a tough job is completed with success. So clearing PMP was one such challenge which has helped me gather confidence and helped me learn many new things which can be imbibed in our daily work.
Student Profile: Louie Julius Bagoyado, PMP®, MCP®, MSc
Louie brings with him a strong technical, professional, and educational background in IT & Project Management. He has over 15 years combined professional work experience in the private sectors and academe.
He has in-depth domain knowledge in the Hospitality, Software Development Outsourcing, IT Consulting, Retail, Sales, Customer Service Operations, and Project Management.
He differentiates himself from the dreamers only by being able to align business and IT strategies and turn them into realities.
Student Profile: Shri Ajvalia, PMP
My name is Shri Ajvalia and I am a public health project leader at CaringCrowd.org. I, along with our key team members at Healthcare Movements, take on exciting missions and challenges in the Global Public Health Space. Previously, our team has worked on projects include having a unique impact on Gun Violence in America, Human Trafficking in India, Operation Smile in Africa, Women's Rights and equal access to public health resources globally.
Student Profile: Denis Andrew Gittins, PMP
I am a Petroleum seismic Geophysicist that has worked in computer oil reservoir modeling and have over 25 years international project management experience but did not have the Project Management Professional (PMP)® designation, so I decided to take a year back to graduate school, and registered in the Durham College, Ontario, Canada, Project Management Postgraduate Certificate, and then registered in the PrepCast exam course to study for the exam.
Student Profile: Dale Chapman, PMP
I've been a Project Manager for 15 years. Prior to studying for the PMP, I only knew what I knew by 'doing' and learning PM best practices from my mentor, John Wells. I did Google 'everything.'
I've been an Instructor at Arizona State University since 2003. I teach Project Management and Technical Writing courses. I'm also an IT Project Manager. I needed my PMP to be fully credible in both arenas, and the PM jobs in Atlanta were suddenly including an additional requirement, PMP certification. I have always enjoyed the process of learning, and my greatest weapon to slay the test was the PM Exam Simulator, as well as others who were studying and who were so supportive. The first 6 months of taking the PM Exam Simulator quizzes, I was earning 40 to 60%. When I started getting 70's, I took the exam but failed it. Not to worry. It's worth failing it in order to know what to expect the second time you sit for 4 hours! The last 3 months of taking quizzes, I was consistently in the 80+% range, I knew I could pass the test.
Student Profile: C. John Tisi, MBA, PMP
UPON getting “riffed” in December of 2016, I had begun thinking how could I enhance my abilities so that this would NOT happen again and provide me and my family with the SECURITY we need. At this point in time, I was eligible for unemployment insurance, which I had taken advantage of while looking for work and planning for my future. Early on in the unemployment process, I had inquired about the availability PMP Certification from the staff at the local NYS Unemployment Office in Carmel had indicated that it was available, but it was subject to me passing a test, which would determine my ability to proceed under auspices of the NYS Unemployment Educational Program at their expense—cost of course about $ 2,700.
Student Profile: Sunil Passi, PMP
My name is Sunil Passi. I have a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Diploma in Instrumentation Technology. I have over 10+ years experience in Project Management & 10+ years experiences working in engineering consulting environment. Currently, I am developing real estate commercial & residential infrastructure projects. I specialize in execution & construction of Projects.
Student Profile: Fawaz Alanazi, PMP
I'm Fawaz Alanazi, working at Saudi eGoverment Program called "Yesser" as a Project Manager for Enjaz Awards. I'm having a master degree from Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia in Information Technology as well as professional certifications in ITIL V3 Foundation, Change Management, and as you know recently PMP.
Student Profile: Dmitry Korotaev, PMP
My name is Dmitry, and I’m a project manager at a global financial company based in Singapore (although I’m originally from Russia). Being part of the client-facing division (Customer Implementation) and reporting to the head of CI and PMO I’m managing projects in the financial area (card processing solutions).
Student Profile: Robert Hutcheson, MSc, PMP
I am a Senior Manager at a global consultancy for the pharmaceutical industry. After obtaining my Master’s degree at McGill University, I started working in medical communications, and ultimately found myself balancing medical content development with active project management. I worked with many great project managers who were PMPs, so I figured it would be a valuable credential for myself.
Student Profile: Patricia Armstrong, PMP
I am in education and teach project management to a broad range of students from across my State in Australia. I wanted to be able to provide my students with more robust learning environment so updating my own professional qualification was part of this.