Project Management

Gain the skill set to lead successful projects that come in on time and on budget in today’s competitive business climate. Find out how our project management certificate programs can help you demonstrate your ability to excel despite scarce resources, tight budgets and short deadlines.

Designated Project Manager (Project Management for the Non-Project Manager)

Lead teams and successfully shepherd projects from concept to completion. Our Designated Project Manager course is designed to prepare you to take a leadership role, absorb new responsibilities and become recognized as a major asset to your company as you navigate company change.

Hone skills to successfully organize and manage all types of business projects. By the end of this course, you will hold a comprehensive set of tools to guide you through every step of the project management process:

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  • Learn to plan, design, execute and monitor projects from start to finish.
  • Discover how to gain management and organization buy-in.
  • Find out how to set up and manage effective project teams.

This certificate includes a valuable digital badge you can use to enhance your résumé and online portfolio. The self-paced format makes it easy to complete according to your schedule.

Project Management Certificate

Strengthen your project management skills, earn a valuable credential and learn to manage a wide range of projects effectively in our comprehensive Project Management Certificate program. It includes real-world case studies that cover the principles in the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK®).

Courses are taught by Project Management Professionals® (PMPs) with extensive project management application and educational experience in a variety of industries. Demonstrate the knowledge needed to successfully complete projects on time and on budget, helping earn yourself the most coveted assignments.

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The certificate is made up of three classes:

  • Foundations of Modern Project Management: This introductory course covers the seven basic areas of project management, offering you a strong foundation for a career as a project management leader.
  • Leading Projects Through Execution: Hone critical project management skills through interactive discussions of key topics: stakeholder management, leading teams, finance and financial planning, and basic process improvement tools and techniques.
  • Agile Project Management: This final program course covers the seven steps of the Agile process and reveals how to lead in an Agile environment that encourages accountability, teamwork and organization.

The entire certificate can be completed in a little over three months. Delivered in a convenient live online format, the program allows you to earn the certificate without impacting your current role. You may enroll in each course individually or complete the entire three-course sequence.

Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Preparation

Our Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Preparation helps you excel on the examinations leading to CAPM® or PMP® certifications. It also fulfills the educational requirement of 35 contact hours to sit for the PMP® certification exam.

Course materials align with the updated PMP® Exam Content Outline. This program combines expert instruction with The CertWise® Learning System for PMP® Exam Preparation training materials. This includes a full year of access to the powerful online study tools:

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  • Pre-test: Evaluate your initial understanding to identify strengths and weaknesses and determine your knowledge gaps.
  • SmartStudy™: Build a customized study plan to optimize study time and address your knowledge gaps.
  • Quizzes: Test your comprehension, knowledge retention and ability to apply concepts.
  • Glossary: Take advantage of an online glossary of key PMP® terminology with official PMI definitions.
  • Flashcards: Review important key terms and definitions.
  • Practice Exam: Build confidence and set your pace with a timed practice exam.
  • Progress Reports: Track your activities and scores.
  • Resource Center: Access helpful test-taking tips, PMP® exam resources, feedback links and more.

This convenient test prep training is held in a live online format, so you can attend without impacting your current role. And if you don’t pass the PMP® certification exam, rest easy knowing you could be eligible to retake the class for free!

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Job Security

Strong project manager demand makes this a lucrative and worthwhile investment.

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Fast Completion

Courses can be completed quickly – you advance your career sooner.

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Workplace Opportunity

Earn valuable credentials that help you stand out as a company leader.

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Convenient Courses

Online delivery make courses easy for working professionals.

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Open Enrollment

Register on an open-enrollment basis with no required application.

Take Advantage of Cohort Options

The Office of Corporate Training and Professional Education offers a cohort option for many of our programs. When participants attend with colleagues, it allows them study and learn together, reinforcing course concepts. Our cohort services also help foster team cohesion. Whether you’re interested in a program cohort for your team or yourself and colleagues, find out why this training could be a cost-effective, powerful option for your organization.

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