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PMI-PgMP® Certification Training

The PgMP® training course is designed to ensure that you pass the PgMP® exam on your first attempt. The PgMP® training helps you improve your efficiency as program manager, and enables you to advance the strategic goals of your organization. Upon course completion, you will be able to demonstrate your proficiency in effectively managing multiple, related projects and aligning program activities with business goals.

The certification exam is not included in the cost of the course. For more information on the certification please click here. 

6 Months / 25 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

Gateway Community College

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Learning Method


Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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PMI-PgMP Certification Training

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES388

What You Will Learn
  • Develop your time management skills
  • Learn how to communicate with stakeholders
  • Understand how to create an efficient leadership style
  • Develop program strategies and follow through
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 25 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Acquire the relevant knowledge and skills required to pass the PgMP® certification exam
  • Develop a strong leadership approach to managing multiple projects and navigating complex activities
  • Develop the skills needed to become an efficient Program Manager with a good understanding of the business strategy and program processes


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Introduction to the Course

Receive an overview of PMI-PgMP®, dive into the basics of program management including the relationship between project, program, and portfolio management.

Program Management and Strategy Alignment

Learn about performance domains, strategy alignment, and program management best practices.

Benefits Management and Stakeholder Engagement

Understand the relationship between a program life cycle and program benefits management. Explore stakeholder engagement, planning, and identification.

Governance and Life Cycle Management

Learn about program governance and life cycles. Dive into your role facilitating a program life cycle and the various phases of the process.

Definition and Benefits of Supporting Processes

Understand integration management, scope management, financial management, and risk management.

Program Closure Supporting Processes

Complete the course by learning about program financial, procurement, and integration management.


          I.  Overview of PMI-PgMP® Certification Course

                     A.  What are PMI-PgMP® and PMI

                     B.  Pre-requisites and Guidance about the Application

                     C.  Evaluation Process for PgMP

        II.  Introduction to Program Management

                     A.  What is a Program

                     B.  What is Program Management

                     C.  Relationship between Project, Program and Portfolio Management

                     D.  Strategy and Business Value

                     E.  Role of Program Manager

                     F.  Skills of Project and Program Managers

          III.  Program Management Performance Domains

                     A.  Program Management Domain Interactions

                     B.  Program Management Performance Domain Definitions

                     C.  Program and Project Distinctions

                     D.  Program and Portfolio Distinctions

          IV.  Program Strategy Alignment

                     A.  What is Strategy

                     B.  Strategic vs Tactical

                     C.  Organizational Strategy and Program Alignment

                     D.  Program Roadmap

                     E.  Environmental Assessment

         V.  Program Benefits Management

                     A.  Relationship Between Program Life Cycle and Program Benefits Management

                     B.  Benefits Identification

                     C.  Benefits Analysis and Planning

                     D.  Benefits Delivery, Transition, and Sustainment

          VI.  Program Stakeholder Engagement

                     A.  Introduction to Stakeholder Engagement

                     B.  Program Stakeholder Identification

                     C.  Stakeholder Engagement Planning

                     D.  Stakeholder Engagement

        VII.  Program Governance

                     A.  What Is Program Governance

                     B.  Program Governance Boards

                     C.  Program Governance Board Responsibilities

                     D.  Relationship between Program Governance and Program Management

                     E.  Common Individual Roles Related to Program Governance

                     F.  Program as Governing Bodies: The Governance of Program Component

                    G.  Other Governance Activities that Support Program Management

                    H.  Organizational Context for Governance

          VIII.  Program Life Cycle Management

                    A.   The Program Life Cycle

                    B.   Life Cycle Phases: Program Definition, Program Preparation

                    C.   Program Benefits Delivery

                    D.   Program Closure: Program Transition and Closeout

                    E.    Mapping of Processes to Life Cycle

          IX.  Program Definition Supporting Processes

                    A.  Integration Management Processes

                    B.  Scope Management Processes

                    C.  Schedule Management Processes

                    D.  Financial Management Processes

                    E.  Quality Management Processes

                    F.  Resource Management Processes

                   G.  Risk Management Processes

                   H.  Communication Management Processes

                     I.  Procurement Management Processes

          X.  Program Benefits Delivery Supporting Processes

                    A.  Integration Management Processes

                    B.  Scope Management Processes

                    C.  Schedule Management Processes

                    D.  Financial Management Processes

                    E.  Quality Management Processes

                    F.  Resource Management Processes

                   G.  Risk Management Processes

                   H.  Communication Management Processes

                     I.  Procurement Management Processes

          XI.  Program Closure Supporting Processes

                    A.  Program Financial Management

                    B.  Program Procurement Management

                    C.  Program Integration Management

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Instructors & Support

Jeff Allen

Jeff Allen is a highly regarded project management and agile expert. He has over 15 years of leadership experience in project management and agile at companies like Compaq and HP. As an Agile Coach, he has mentored over 5,000 professionals globally.

Tim Jerome

Tim Jerome is a project management expert with over 15 years of experience at companies like Intel and Digital Network Services. A former president of the PMI Rio Grande Chapter, Tim is also a PMP instructor and project management consultant.


Prerequisites / Requirements


In order to take this course and be eligible to take the PgMP certification, you must meet the requirements of all criteria in either Group A or Group B.

Group A

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associates degree or the global equivalent) and
  • 6,000 hours of project management experience and
  • 10,500 hours of program management experience


Group B

  • Four-year degree and
  • 6,000 hours of project management experience and
  • 6,000 hours of program management experience


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
  • 512MB of RAM (we recommend 1GB or more),

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.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • 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 and will be available online.


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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.

Does this course prepare for a certification?

Yes, the course will prepare you for the PgMP® exam. The exam fee is not included with this course.

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:

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