CertWise™ Essentials of Project Management Program

Save time and money by investing in project management training.

Project management is a critical skill for team members and leaders in all industries and professions. Regardless of your position, the ability to manage projects efficiently and economically will help you achieve your goals.

This course is ideal if you're exploring a new career field, or if you have experience in project work but want to better understand the basics of project management. It will give you tools and skills you can use immediately in your organization.

This program requires one day of classroom instruction and the successful completion of online activities, including a case study activity, quizzes and a post-course exam. Content covered includes:

  • Module One: Project Management: The Discipline and the Profession
  • Module Two: Planning and Balancing Project Work
  • Module Three: Executing, Controlling and Closing the Project
  • Module Four: Strategic Value of Projects

This program is not intended as a preparation course for project management certification. The content is aligned with the PMI's PMBOK® Guide, sixth edition, and can serve as a stepping stone if you wish to pursue certification in the future.

  • Impact your job performance immediately with practical expertise.
  • Advance your career with a strong foundation of project management knowledge, skills and tools to become a better project leader, team member or manager.
  • Apply the skills you learn from coursework to case study scenarios.
  • Learn from an expert instructor with experience in the field.
  • Earn 6.5 hours of professional development credits that may be used for recertification credits in associated professional credentials (HR, internal audit, facility management, etc.).
  • Network with classmates and instructors.
  • Strengthen employee knowledge and skills to create more productive and efficient project managers and team members.
  • Establish an effective project management process to achieve strategic initiatives and goals based on best practices.
  • Promote a consistent understanding of project structure to individuals who may be participating on a project team for the first time.

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