Project Management Certificate Program

Virtually all organizations, for-profit, not-for-profit, government agencies and social organizations, initiate projects to accomplish their strategic objectives.

Project management is the application of knowledge, skills and techniques to execute projects effectively and efficiently; on time and in budget. It is a strategic competency for organizations, enabling them to tie project results to business goals -- and thus, better compete in their markets. Project Management has always been practiced informally, but it began to emerge as a distinct profession in the mid-20th century. Today, it is one of the top skills demanded by organizations around the world.

The 17-week Sonoma State University Project Management Certification Course meets all of the educational requirements necessary to sit for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) and the Project Management Professional (PMP®) examinations. The course does not include the PMI® exams as they must be administered by a PMI-licensed testing facility.

Upon successfully completing the SSU course, students will receive a Certificate in Project Management issued by Sonoma State University, regardless of their status with the PMI® examination.

The SSU Project Management course also provides training in the use of Microsoft Project. The inclusion of M/S Project training differentiates the SSU course from other project management courses, and the issuance of an SSU Certificate in Project Management distinguishes the course from the exam-prep only courses.

The course includes the project lifecycle phases of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. Project management processes included in the course are: project integration, scope, time, cost; quality, human resource, risk, procurement and stakeholder management.

Who Should Attend:

  • Professionals who seek to complete the educational hours necessary to qualify for the PMI exams or individuals qualified to sit for a PMI exam but desiring a structured learning environment before actually taking the exam.

  • Current project managers who have not had the benefit of formal training or the benefit of a distinction that recognizes their expertise and experience.

  • Professionals seeking to make a career change into project management.

  • Senior managers responsible for overseeing projects and hiring or appointing project managers.

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