Project Management (with Test Preparation) (Instructor-facilitated)
The Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification is assessed for 3 Excelsior graduate level credits. Click here for additional information.
Whether you work in business, IT, education, health care or a service industry, managing different projects is a challenging and necessary part of almost every job. Projects are now becoming more complex, requiring numerous teams to contribute different skills to bring a project to completion, not only on time, but also on budget. More companies and organizations are relying on the skills of a Project Manager to ensure that the project is successfully completed.
Excelsior College's online Project Management program takes a practical approach toward project management, with real world examples that take you through the project management process step-by-step. You’ll learn the essentials of planning, integration, scope, time management, cost, human resources, communications, and risk management. The program will help you immediately apply what you’ve learned on the job.
The Test Preparation portion of the program will help prepare you to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification examination offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). PMP certification indicates that you are trained in project management best practices and abide by the highest professional standards. This course is also approved for 25 PDU's.
The Project Management program is available for a general audience as well as with a concentration in a specialized area. Either option covers the same basics of project management with concentrations having specific case studies related to different fields. Each will prepare you to become a project manager.
The Project Management program includes the Project Management Test Preparation course which will help you prepare for the PMP certification exam.
The Project Management Test Preparation course is designed to help you review the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Each module will help you understand the various processes involved in project management so you can pass the PMP certification exam with the best score possible.
The Purpose of the Project Management Program
This Project Management program will help you master the knowledge, skills, tools and techniques for a broad range of activities, from scheduling to communication, from time management to closing a project. Each module will review key concepts from the Project Management Body of Knowledge version 4.0 (PMBOK)® and explore how those concepts apply to the management of projects. The objective is to make you a better project manager, so you can better lead your project team from start to finish and meet the key objectives related to scope, quality, time and cost to the satisfaction of all those with a stake in the project.
There are no specific requirements for these courses; however, if you plan to take the PMP exam, you will need a Bachelor's degree and 4500 hours of project management experience in addition to this course, or a High School diploma or GED and 7500 hours of project management experience. You must also go through the detailed application process.
PC Requirements/MaterialsMinimum requirements: Windows XP Service Pack 2/Internet Explorer 6.0 or Firefox 2.0. Recommended: Windows Vista/Internet Explorer 7.0 or Firefox 2.0. This course can be taken from either a Mac or a PC. There are no specific computer requirements other than a high speed Internet connection (DSL or Cable) and email capabilities. Students will need the latest version of Adobe Flash Player and Acrobat Reader which are available via free downloads.
The required text for the course is A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge version 4.0 (PMBOK® Guide), Fourth Edition. It is included in the price of the program.
PMP and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.