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

The Essentials of Project Management
Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
221277 RTP Campus 03/10/2020 03/12/2020 T. Llc $1,357.00 20/20
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
This instructor-led training introduces participants to the basics of project management. It combines lecture and discussion with the hands-on application of useful project management principles, tools, and techniques through applied case study exercises. The course covers the basics of all project management life-cycle processes including initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and control, and closing.
Course Objectives
  1. Participants will learn to:

    1. Define and recognize the fundamental terminology of the project management discipline
    2. Identify all process groups of the project management life-cycle
    3. Prioritize the primary project constraints of a project
    4. Identify and assess the relative importance of key project stakeholders
    5. Identify key project deliverables and decompose to build a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    6. Formulate an activities list required to produce the project’s deliverables and work packages
    7. Build a project schedule, identify its critical path, and determine relative float/slack for activities
    8. Identify pertinent roles and responsibilities required to complete the project activities
    9. Formulate a budget estimate for the project
    10. Identify key communication elements of a project
    11. Effectively and more accurately report on a project’s progress, status, and forecast
    12. Assess key project risks and formulate action plans to minimize their exposure to the project
    13. Develop and deliver a project summary or final report to key stakeholders
Outline of Instruction
  1. 1.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
    2. Initiating a Project
    A. Project Initiation
    B. Evaluation, Selection, and Prioritization
    C. Stakeholder Analysis
    D. Project Charter
    E. Project Management Organization Types
    3. Planning a Project
    A. Scope Planning
    B. Scope Decomposition
    C. Work Breakdown Structure
    D. Activity Definition
    E. Activity Sequencing
    F. Activity Duration Estimating
    G. Network Diagramming/Critical Path
    H. Schedule Compression
    I. Resource Planning
    J. Cost Estimating and Budgeting
    4. Executing and Controlling a Project
    A. Project Communications
    B. Budget and Schedule Performance Management (Earned Value)
    C. Status Reporting
    D. Project Risk Management
    E. Project Change Control
    F. Project Quality Management
    5. Closing a Project
    A. Contract Closeout
    B. Administrative Closure
    C. Lessons Learned
    D. Final Reporting
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 80% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
Course Contact Information
Professional Development Coordinator