Project Management (PMP)

Why obtain a PMP® Certification? 

PMP® Certification, through the PMI® Project Management Institute, is the project management profession's most globally respected credential. The PMP® symbol after your name demonstrates that you possess a solid foundation of experience and education that can have a positive impact on end results. Project management certification and skill sets are transferable to every type of industry, including IT, biotech, banking, accounting, pharmaceutical, hospital management, construction, government, telecommunications, public utilities, and more. 

How can Wake Tech help me obtain my PMP® Certification? 

In order to be eligible to take the PMP® Certification exam, one of the prerequisites is to have 35 hours of project management education. Wake Tech's PMP Certification Exam Prep class is taught by a Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Registered Education Provider (REP®). By taking Project Management PMP Certification Exam Prep at Wake Tech, you'll receive outstanding value. Similar programs at other institutions cost $3,000-$12,000 but, Wake Tech's PMP Exam Prep course is far less expensive while providing you with quality take away materials, memory tricks, studying strategies, and real-world examples from a high-energy instructor. 

Industry-recognized credential: Prepare for the Project Management Professional PMP® Certification Exam. 

Complete in: 1 month - 6 months

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Project Management Series

There are many challenges to managing project effectively. Wake Tech's Project Management Series is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques you need to deliver projects more efficiently. 

**Each course can be taken individually or in steps to provide flexibility. 

Step 1 -
Fundamentals of Project Management
Step 2 -
Essentials of Project Management
Step 3 -
Leadership Skills for Project Professionals
Step 4 -
Project Risk Management
Step 5 -
Agile Project Management
Step 6 -
Applied Microsoft Project
Step 7 -
PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Prep

Course Details & Registration Information

Fundamentals of Project Management
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    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
221284 Northern Wake Campus 01/31/2020 01/31/2020 T. Llc $349.00 19/20
221279 RTP Campus 04/17/2020 04/17/2020 T. Llc $349.00 20/20
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
The Fundamentals of Project Management training is designed to provide an introductory overview of the project management discipline.

The training effectively combines introductory lecture and discussion with hands-on application of the most basic project management principles. The training focuses on the standard project management terms and processes associated with initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing a project.

Topics areas include:
• Project Management Terminology
• Project Organizations
• Project Selection and Prioritization
• Initiating a Project
• Scope Definition
• Project Planning and Scheduling
• Resource Identification and Assignment
• Project Budgeting
• Project Reporting
• Risk Management
• Scope and Change Control
• Project Closure
Course Objectives
  1. The primary objectives of this session include learning how:
    • To define and recognize the fundamental terminology of the project management discipline
    • To identify all process groups of the project management life-cycle
    • To prioritize the primary project constraints of a project
    • To identify and assess the relative importance of key project stakeholders
    • To identify key project deliverables and decompose them to build a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • To formulate an activities list required to produce the project’s deliverables and work packages
    • To build a project schedule, identify its critical path, and determine relative float/slack for activities
    • To identify pertinent roles and responsibilities required to complete the project activities
    • To formulate a budget estimate for the project
    • To identify key communication elements of a project
    • To assess key project risks and formulate action plans to minimize their exposure to the project
Outline of Instruction
  1. I. Introduction to Project Management
    A. Definition of a Project
    B. Projects vs. Programs
    C. Project Management Life Cycle
    D. Project Management Terminology
    E. Triple Constraints of Project Management

    II. Initiating a Project
    A. Project Initiation
    B. Evaluation, Selection, and Prioritization
    C. Stakeholder Analysis
    D. Project Charter
    E. Project Management Organization Types

    III. Planning a Project
    A. Scope Planning and Decomposition
    B. Time Management and Scheduling
    C. Resource Planning
    D. Cost Estimating and Budgeting

    IV. Executing and Controlling a Project
    A. Project Communications and Reporting
    B. Project Risk Management
    C. Project Change Control
    D. Project Quality Management

    V. Closing a Project
    A. Administrative Closure and Contract Closeout
    B. Lessons Learned
    C. Final
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 100%
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
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Course Contact Information
Professional Development Coordinator