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Mastering Project Management with PMP® Prep

PMP Prep

This PMP course will provide you with a deeper understanding of project management concepts and applications in the workplace. At the end of this course, you will be prepared to take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam.

The goal of this PMI Talent Triangle training course is to provide you with a detailed exploration of key project management topics and concepts, all on your own time. Once complete, you'll have an intermediate to advanced-level comprehension and be ready to sit for the exam. You’ll learn about project selection, strategy development, complex schedule modeling, forecasting, risk identification and assessment, statusing, recovery, and more. You’ll also cover project proposals, planning components, project evaluation, and discover first-hand the importance of a project manager to an organization. The material covered in this course is guaranteed to meet or exceed the educational prerequisites for PMP certification.

6 Months / 150 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

George Mason University

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Learning Method

Instructor-led

Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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Mastering Project Management with PMP® Prep

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES249

What You Will Learn
  • Advanced project management concepts and definitions
  • Project selection and proposal processes
  • How to evaluate projects and take appropriate next steps
  • How to select, plan, execute, control and complete projects
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 150 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Prepare for the Project Management Institute PMP certification exam
  • Enhance your ability to secure a promotion, score a new job, and generally climb the career ladder
  • Develop greater understanding of the project manager’s role in a variety of fields
  • Boost critical thinking and decision-making skills that will aid you across industries

Outline

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  1. Introduction
  2. Project Justification
  3. Project Strategy
  4. Project Definition
  5. Activity Definition
  6. Activity Estimating
  7. Quality
  8. Estimating Resources
  9. Schedule Development
  10. Procurement Planning
  11. Risk Management
  12. Budgeting & Baseline
  13. Understanding Stakeholders
  14. Begin Project Execution
  15. Statusing & Forecasting
  16. Project Recovery
  17. Project & Phase Closing
  18. Overview of PMP Exam

Instructors & Support

Nikki Choyce

Nikki Choyce, PMP has been involved in the project management field for almost 20 years and has worked as a consultant and trainer for much of that time. She is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and very active in the project management community. She has worked in a variety of industries, including Information Technology, Insurance, Manufacturing, Marketing, Aerospace, Construction, and Telecommunications. She has worked with Microsoft Project for over 10 years.

Erica Kirwan

Erica Kirwan has more than 15 years of experience in process and project management. Previously, Kirwan served as Senior Project Manager for a Fortune 200 financial services company. She earned an Advanced Project Management Certification from Stanford University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and a Master of Public Administration.

Brian J. Galli

Brian J. Galli is a licensed professional engineer in New York State and holds a certification as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He holds a doctorate in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University, a MS in Engineering Management from the Missouri University of Science & Technology, and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Binghamton University. Galli works as an Assistant Professor of Management Engineering at Long Island University. He also owns Apex Strategies, LTD, a company that specializes in continuous improvement consulting and training initiatives.

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Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

Students enrolled in this course should have at least two years experience managing projects or complete the Essentials of Project Management course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word.
  • Windows Media Player.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Other: Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment: 

  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) 6th Edition
  • PMP Exam Prep

More About

You’ll be introduced to project management fundamentals, and learn to identify all internal and external influences and project lifecycle phases. On top of that foundation, you’ll be shown to plan and initiate a project, and be exposed to time management techniques. Additionally, project budget, quality assurance, and communications process will be defined. Resource procurement, and risk and stakeholder management are discussed, as well as the project execution and control phases of scope, scheduling, cost, and closure. The result is a comprehensive synopsis of the complete project management breadth and timeline.

About Certification

pmi

The Project Management Institute (PMI) was founded in 1969 to bring professionalism and community to the project management sector of business. Its education and advocacy efforts, publications, certifications, and professional development programs affect the lives of 2.9 million professionals throughout the world. PMI wants to help standardize the project management profession, and help businesses improve their organizational success. Most of all, they want to help individuals advance their careers and earning prospects, and they’re doing just that through their certified courses.

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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

Yes, ed2go courses are online, so you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

Will this course prepare me for a project management certification?

Yes. This course will actually prepare you to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification exam. Upon completion of the coursework, you will have acquired the project management knowledge and terminology use you need to pass the exam. You will need to set up your test and pay any fees required separately.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance

How can I get more information about this course?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE CHAT or by calling us at (855) 520-6806. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the Contact Us form.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.

I’m new to project management, is this course the right fit for me?

Yes. You will find that this course starts from the ground up laying a solid foundation of project management terminology and concepts. Then, after you gain a foundation, you will move on to mastering the concepts with a level of expertise that you can bring into the industry. You can even qualify to take national certifying exams when you complete the course.

What are the available career paths for me after I finish the course?

You could choose from any of the below options after completing the PMP® Prep course:

  • Project Manager (junior through senior level)
  • Learning Management System Specialist
  • Computing and Analytic Administrator
  • Project Coordinator
  • Agile Coach & Scrum Master
What will I do as a project manager?

A project manager is someone who is in charge of the overall success or failure of a project. As a project manager, you must start by fleshing out an idea and selling it through the organization. You will then pull together your team, organize and clearly lay out the steps involved, lead the team throughout the project lifecycle, manage the budget, make important decisions that could impact the outcome of the project, engage and update stakeholders, deliver a complete project that meets objectives, ensure that there a smooth transition as the project is handed over and rolled out, and finally share the knowledge you gained along the way from successes as well as mistakes. You will have ultimate control over all parts of a project including initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, control, and closing.

What education do I need to become a project manager?

It is possible to become a successful project manager without an advanced degree. You will need to obtain your high school diploma or equivalent at minimum, as well as experience managing projects. You will also need to complete an online training course that will help you understand national and global standards of project management in order to achieve success in every phase of your projects. The training course you choose should prepare you to sit for respected certifications such as CAPM® or PMP® like one of these courses. You may find it beneficial to earn your bachelor’s or master’s degree in business management, engineering, computer science or a field related to your chosen industry in order to continue to climb the corporate ladder and open up more opportunities.

Are project managers in demand?

Yes, demand for project managers is high and continuing to rise due to an increasing number of jobs that require project-oriented skills. The Project Management Institute (PMI®) conducted a Talent Gap report in which it was estimated that an additional 700,000 jobs for trained project managers would be needed in the United States by the year 2020.

Where do project managers work?

Project managers can work in almost any industry. Some of the more common industries for project management jobs include information technology, engineering, construction, healthcare, finance, and law. Your work environment will depend largely on the industry in which you work, but you will work with closely with other people and technology regardless of the industry you choose.

What qualities should a good project manager have?

In order to be a good project manager, you will first and foremost have to be a great communicator. It is your job to sell an idea to stakeholders, team members, and those financing any project you manage. You must communicate with everyone affected throughout the project, and ensure that you keep momentum moving in your favor. You must have integrity and enthusiasm. You must also understand how to effectively delegate responsibilities to the right team members. It’s also important to have a high level of empathy in order to understand how the project will affect others, and you must always remain calm under pressure.

Can I work as a project manager without certification?

Yes. You can become a project manager without obtaining certification as long as you possess the proper knowledge, training and experience to get the job done. However, we encourage all students to sit for CAPM® and/or PMP® certification. A certification will open up more opportunities for you. These certifications are highly-respected worldwide, they prove your commitment to the industry and your understanding of global standards, they place you ahead of your competition for jobs, and they show that you are continuously learning through professional development. Certifications also make a big difference in the amount of money you can earn as a project manager.

Why is project management so important?

Project management is important because it ensures that stakeholders, financers, and team members all have the same expectations set when it comes to what will be delivered, when it will be delivered, and how much it will cost to deliver a completed project. The most effective project managers will negotiate milestones and deadlines that are reasonable and achievable and are communicated with all parties affected by a project plan.

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