Project Management Certification

Project Management Certification

Course Description:

This 36-hour course offers project management knowledge and skills at the level required for project managers.

Theory and exercises prepare you to provide the right project management outputs.

The course can also serve as a base for obtaining PMP® certification.

What You Will Cover:
Initiating the Project

  • Project assessment
  • Define high-level scope of the project
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Identify risks, assumptions, and constraints
  • Develop project charter

Planning the Project

  • Assess detailed project requirements, assumptions, and constraints
  • Create the work breakdown structure
  • Develop a budget, schedule, HR, communication, and procurement plan
  • Develop a quality management plan
  • Change management
  • Kick-off meetings and getting the project up and running

Executing the Project

  • Manage resources
  • Implement quality management
  • Team performance, mentoring, training, and motivation

Monitoring and Controlling the Project

  • Measuring performance
  • Managing changes to the plan
  • Ensuring quality standards
  • Updating risk and response plans
  • Corrective actions
  • Communication

Closing the Project

  • Confirm project scope and deliverables
  • Transfer ownership
  • Financial, legal, and administrative closure
  • Archive documents
  • Transition Planning

PMP® Test Requirements:

To apply for the PMP, you need to have:

  • A four-year degree (bachelor’s or global equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and a minimum of 35 hours of project management


  • A secondary diploma (high school or global equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and a minimum of 35 hours of project management

Course Hours:

36 hours

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