The Project Management Certificate curriculum goes beyond the "What is project management and conceptual practices" to provide practical "How To" guidance, tools, techniques, and well-honed processes that can be immediately implemented within participants' working project environments. The Project Management Certificate program consists of four core courses and one elective. The core courses walk participants through project management basics which include how to plan, execute, control, and complete projects. Practical case scenarios reinforce tools and techniques to develop project schedules, calculate project budget forecasts, evaluate project cost and schedule performance, monitor and control projects, so they can get back on track to meet time and budget expectations. Project communications, team, conflict management, and stakeholder management are covered from several perspectives to help managers become project leaders. Participants select the elective from four different course options that enable them to delve more deeply into a variety of professional topics and customize their learning experience. The elective topics include:
- Earned value management
- Managing projects with MS Project
- Negotiation, conflict management, and risk management
The final course of the Project Management core curriculum prepares participants to take the PMP® Certification Exam offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI).