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Project Management Fundamentals

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Project Management Fundamentals (previously known as the Certificate in Project Management) at UMBC Training Centers provides the aspiring or current project manager with the skills and knowledge required to successfully manage projects within government, business, and non-profit environments.

This program combines a comprehensive review of major project management processes and knowledge with hands-on learning activities to ensure participants finish with practical skills which can be applied immediately on the job. Additionally, this course prepares students for PMI’s entry-level project management certification, CAPM. 

Project Management Foundations
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Project Management Fundamentals Course Description

The Project Management Fundamentals course:

  • Introduces project management theories and terms
  • Familiarizes you with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®Guide)
  • Develops your skills and techniques to be able to successfully manage projects on-time and on-budget
  • Identifies techniques to use when studying for the CAPM® test
  • Includes a simulated test to assess readiness for the CAPM® certification exam

Completion of this program augments participants’ professional credentials for current or future employers. Additionally, instructors leading this course provide students with the instruction, materials, and support necessary to prepare for the Certified Associate in Project Management CAPM® examination. Successful completion of this course qualifies as the formal project management education requirement for the CAPM® examination and students will be awarded 77 PDUs by the Project Management Institute®.

Note, the cost of the exam is not included in the tuition for the course.

Job Outlook For Project Managers

  • 33% Job Growth Leading To Roughly 22 Million New Jobs By 2027 (Project Management Institute®)
  • $60,513 Average Base Pay For Entry-Level Project Managers (Glassdoor)
  • Project Management Skills Apply To Nearly Every Industry
Who Should Take This Course


No experience necessary! This program is suitable for individuals seeking to enter the field of project management or for current project managers who desire additional education and training on project management skills and techniques.

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Why You Should Take This Course


This course is eligible for funding through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Course Outline

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify and formulate project tasks
  • Consistently estimate individual task time and cost within a tolerance of 10%
  • Schedule resources for each task
  • Compute total project time and cost
  • Use Earned Value Management (EVM) to identify project status and project future outcomes.
  • Identify project slippage and formulate corrective actions
  • Communicate status to management and other stakeholders
  • Apply common charting techniques such as TASK, Gantt, personnel loading, and PERT
  • Conduct meetings efficiently and achieve results
  • Apply common charting techniques such as, Gantt, Resource Assignment Matrix, and network diagram, to create a project plan
  • Work with stakeholders to correctly formulate the scope of project requirements and the constraints on the project
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Determine areas of project risk, formulate a plan to counter those risks, and use a Risk Register to manage risk during project execution
  • Develop more reliable estimates throughout the project lifecycle
  • Explain the relationship between project planning and effective execution and control
  • Use Earned Value Management (EVM) to identify project status and project future outcomes
  • Identify project slippage and formulate corrective actions
  • Create and use a Stakeholders’ Communication Plan
  • Increase personal effectiveness by addressing the critical elements of communication.
  • Build openness, trust and respect among team members to improve interpersonal processes and foster interaction.
  • Exercise greater influence by applying the most appropriate influence strategies and addressing conflict constructively.
  • Use network analysis to make schedule and resource decisions
  • Plan and conduct a kick-off meeting

Students will also be able to apply for and obtain the CAPM® Certification. They will be able to:

  • Identify the 5 Process Groups
  • Define the Knowledge Areas
  • Match the Inputs, Tools & Techniques, and Outputs to the appropriate knowledge area
  • Define key project management terms
  • Create a plan to apply for and obtain the CAPM® Certification
Is there funding available?

This course is eligible for funding through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Is there a discount available for current students?

UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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