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Project Management Fundamentals

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Overview

Project Management Fundamentals 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 course combines a comprehensive review of major project management processes and knowledge with hands-on learning activities to ensure you gain practical skills which can be applied immediately on the job. Additionally, instructors leading this course provide students with the instruction, materials, and support necessary to prepare for the Project Management Institute’s (PMI)® entry-level Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) exam by going beyond the fundamentals of project management and into predictive plan-based methodologies, agile frameworks and methodologies, and business analysis frameworks.

As an accredited PMI® Authorized Training Partner (ATP), our course offers a comprehensive PMI®-issued curriculum covering all the topics on the CAPM® exam. It also provides a practice exam question bank along with other resources to help you prepare for the CAPM® exam. Completion of our course also qualifies as the formal education/training requirement needed to to qualify for taking the CAPM® exam.

Project Management Foundations
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PMI® ATP status is awarded to only established, high-quality, and financially-sound project management education providers who are aligned to PMI® core values, have mature business practices, and offer courses aligned to the PMI® Talent Triangle®. Training organizations that carry the PMI® ATP Program Logo are a reflection of PMI® and undergo an extensive evaluation of their organizations to be admitted to the Program.

How Our Course Benefits You

  • Learn the PMI-issued Exam Content Outline (ECO) and materials with our experienced and certified CAPM® instructors.
  • Prepare for the CAPM® certification exam with our interactive course.
  • Earn 84 PDUs to meet the project management education/training prerequisite to qualify for taking the CAPM® exam.
  • Stay on track to complete your CAPM® studies within our structured learning environment.
  • Discuss topics and network with peers from a variety of industries.
  • Take advantage of your employer’s tuition reimbursement program.

Included in our course

  • PMI®-Issued Exam Content Outline (ECO) and Materials
  • Voucher for PMI® Membership (The Membership Benefits include a free download of the current Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)® Guide and other PMI® Standards, perfect for learning and reference)
  • Voucher for CAPM® Exam
  • Comprehensive CAPM® Exam Preparation Question Bank with Detailed Explanations
  • 84 Hours of Project Management Education/Training (necessary to qualify for taking the CAPM® exam)
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Continuing Education Units for Relevant Certifications
  • Audit Privileges – If students have successfully completed a course/program and have fulfilled all financial obligations, they may audit this same course/program for a period of one year after their original course/program start date. Please contact an Admissions Representative at 443-692-6599 or admissions@umbctraining.com to register to audit a course/program or to get information on possible dates to audit a course/program.

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®.

CAPM® EXAM QUALIFICATION PREREQUISITES

To qualify to sit for the CAPM® exam, applicants must have a high school diploma, GED, or global equivalent, as well as meet the project management education/training requirement of 23 hours.

Job Outlook For Project Managers

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

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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

Funding

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

Schedule
Course Outline

Skill-Building Component (14 Evenings)

  • 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

CAPM® Certification Exam Preparation Component (10 Evenings)

  • General Items and Best Practices
    • Application Completion Tips
    • Exam Content Outline
    • Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
    • Ethical Decision-Making Framework
  • Domain 1: Project Management Fundamentals and Core Concepts
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the various project life cycles and processes
    • Demonstrate an understanding of project management planning
    • Demonstrate an understanding of project roles and responsibilities
    • Determine how to follow and execute planned strategies or frameworks (e.g., communication, risks, etc.)
    • Demonstrate an understanding of common problem-solving tools and techniques
  • Domain 2: Predictive, Plan-Based Methodologies
    • Explain when it is appropriate to use a predictive, plan-based approach
    • Demonstrate an understanding of a project management plan schedule
    • Determine how to document project controls of predictive, plan-based projects
  • Domain 3: Agile Frameworks/Methodologies
    • Explain when it is appropriate to use an adaptive approach
    • Determine how to plan project iterations
    • Determine how to document project controls for an adaptive project
    • Explain the components of an adaptive plan
    • Determine how to prepare and execute task management steps
  • Domain 4: Business Analysis Frameworks
    • Demonstrate an understanding of business analysis (BA) roles and responsibilities
    • Determine how to conduct stakeholder communication
    • Determine how to gather requirements
    • Demonstrate an understanding of product roadmaps
    • Determine how project methodologies influence business analysis processes
    • Validate requirements through product delivery
FAQs
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. Asynchronous 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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