Become a Project Management Professional (PMP®)

Across industries, Project Management Professional (PMP®) is the leading certification for associate-level project managers. This 100% online course will teach you project management techniques and best practices based on the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge” (PMBOK®). By course completion, you will be fully prepared to sit for and pass the PMP certification exam.

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Job Outlook for Project Managers

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, project coordinators and managers earn an average of $67,280 per year. Project managers with specialized technical skills command salaries in excess of $100,000 per year, according to the PMI.

Online Project Management Training With PMP® Prep FAQs

While the scope of a “project” depends on the industry, projects are generally understood to be a series of activities that results in a specific outcome, product, or achievement. Project managers are tasked with overseeing the people, processes, timeline, and resources needed to complete to a project.

Certification verifies that a project manager has a defined set of skills needed to launch and guide a project. Data from the Project Management Institute indicates that PMP® holders can earn on average $10,000 per year more than their non-certified counterparts.

The best project management certification depends on one’s current professional experience, so the best certification for entry-level project management professionals will differ from the best credential for senior project managers. However, the Project Management Professional is widely considered the premier credential for associate-level project management professionals.

Although nearly every industry needs project managers, technology, construction, manufacturing, professional services, energy, and healthcare are especially strong sectors for project management careers.

Online Project Management Training With PMP® Prep Objectives

Prerequisites and Requirements

There are no specific prerequisites for taking this course.

Curriculum

  • Introduction
  • Project justification
  • Project strategy
  • Project definition
  • Activity definition
  • Activity estimating
  • Quality
  • Estimating resources
  • Schedule development
  • Procurement planning
  • Risk management
  • Budgeting & baseline
  • Understanding stakeholders
  • Begin project execution
  • Statusing & forecasting
  • Project recovery
  • Project & phase closing
  • Overview of pmp exam

Instructors

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.

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