Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing, securing, and managing resources to achieve specific goals. A project is a temporary endeavor with a defined beginning and end (usually time-constrained, and often constrained by funding or deliverables), undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, typically to bring about beneficial change or added value. The temporary nature of projects stands in contrast with business as usual (or operations), which are repetitive permanent, or semi-permanent functional activities to produce products or services. In practice, the management of these two systems is often quite different, and as such requires the development of distinct technical skills and management strategies.
The primary challenge of project management is to achieve all of the project goals and objectives while honoring the preconceived constraints. Typical constraints are scope, time, and budget. The secondary -- and more ambitious -- challenge is to optimize the allocation and integrate the inputs necessary to meet pre-defined objectives. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_management)
Please visit http://www.pmi.org to learn more about PMI's credentials and how they may fit into your continuing education plans.
Course Title: Project Management Certificate Program
Instructor: Louis N Hampton MBA, PMP, Project +, CSTE
Target Audience: The PMP recognizes demonstrated competence in leading and directing project teams. If you're an experienced project manager looking to solidify your skills, stand out to employers and maximize your earning potential, the PMP credential will help you reach that goal.
This course is intended for individuals who have at least 3 or more years of project management experience and want to obtain PMI Project Management Professional Certification. Prior to taking the exam the PMI® requires you to prove you have 3+ years working as a project manager. Our PMP certification training course is designed to help you understand what PMI expects from its Exam applicants and earn their PMP certificate from a sound knowledge base. However, this course can be taken by anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of project management.
Prerequisites: This course is intended for individuals who are not new to the practice of project management and have at least 3 years of project management experience. To attend this program some college experience (or a 4-year college degree) is recommended, however, not required. OR a good command of the English language will be helpful in the student's understanding of the program content.)
PMP Certification Requirements
Before you begin the process of getting PMP Certified you should read the Project Management Professional Credential Handbook and visit the www.PMI.org website for addition information.
PMP Eligibility Requirements:
Bachelor's degree or global equivalent
High school diploma, associate's degree or global equivalent
Student Course Materials:
Required Texts: Not included in course fee. Pre-class read first 2 chapters
Course Description: PMP certification, established by the Project Management Institute (PMI), is one of the most valued and respected credentials in project management. Earning and maintaining this PMI certification demonstrates a solid foundation of experience in effectively managing projects.
Our PMP exam-preparation courses incorporate the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge - Fifth Edition (PMBOK® Guide) and other sources, use PMI® terminology, and include learning tools, such as:
PMBOK® Guide - Fifth Edition
PMP Exam prep study guides
Exercises throughout the course to reinforce PMP and CAPM exam concepts
Handy reference Material
Practice questions and manual test condition simulations
The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a must-have for any serious project manager. PMP certified Project Managers on average earn over 10% more than those without the certification. The PMP certification can help you get the job, keep your job and earn more money. Here at Clayton State University Center for Continuing Education we pride ourselves on working with each and every student learner to prepare them to pass the PMP exam on their first attempt. After our PMP Exam prep training, students will have all the knowledge and tools needed to take the next step in their career objectives
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Discuss PMI PMP Framework
Apply Basic PM principles and concepts
Recall frequently used words, terms and definitions
Plan a project utilizing the PMP Framework
Project Management Framework
The PMP exam isn't a memorization exam; it truly tests your understanding of project management. This is why true real-world experience of our instructor plays a large role in the course. Our course is filled with real-world examples that will not only help you to pass the exam, but will make you a better project manager. The PMP tests extremely deep understanding of Project Management topics. Therefore, there is no substitute to the live instructor led format. The ability to ask questions and learn interactively is the key factor that will allow a student to understand PMBOK topics well enough to pass the exam.
Teaching Methodology and Assessment: Methodology - Lecture, discussions, power point presentations, real life experiences, case studies Assessments - Discussion, Q and A, role play, tests, exams
Criteria for Successful Completion: To receive a Clayton State University Center for Continuing Education Certificate of Program Completion and CEUs, you must attend 80% of all class sessions, actively participate and complete an evaluation for the course. In addition, exams/quizzes will be administered and graded to assess the student's ability. Passing the final exam with a 62% or better will be an indicator of successful learning.