Project Management Foundational Course

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Course Description 

In today’s competitive world the effective execution of value-adding business processes and related projects is imperative. The UAB Collat School of Business is again offering the Project Management Foundational Course as well as two new courses: PMP Test Preparation and Microsoft Project Workshop. The PM Foundational course is designed for those who are looking to enter or advance in the project management profession. Participants not only gain a deeper understanding of the project management lifecycle, but also practice the competencies needed to balance competing demands and communicate with diverse stakeholders.

This PM Foundational course provides a total of 36 contact hours of combined face to face and online instruction, and meets the education requirements needed to sit for the PMP or CAPM exams. Ideally, students will have some prior relevant education or work experience as well as a desire to learn.

The PM Foundational course includes training in the PMI Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) with instruction and exercises covering the project management knowledge areas and process groups with problem and project solution exercises and examples. The course provides instruction and exercises in the use of the Microsoft Project software tool. Also included is payment of a participant's membership in the Project Management Institute including the PMI Central Alabama Chapter for one year. All materials are provided including the textbook, class notebook, and online course material and resources.

The PMP can also provide a significant advantage when it comes to salary and earning potential. Among survey respondents to PMI’s Earning Power Salary Survey, those with a PMP certification garner a higher salary (20% higher on average) than those without a PMP certification.

The Certification Magazine's annual survey reports that project managers with a PMP certification earn an average base salary of $129,630.

Course Outline

  • Day 1: Introduction to Project Management, Systems Thinking, Project Selection, Process Groups, Knowledge Areas and Project Initiation
  • Day 2: Scope and Schedule
  • Day 3: Cost, Quality, Resources, Communications and Stakeholder Management
  • Day 4: Risk, Procurement, Monitor and Control, Earned Value Management, Execution, Closing, Test Prep Strategies and Microsoft Project

Who Should Attend?

The course is designed for those who are looking to enter or advance in the project management profession. You should expect to not only gain a deeper understanding of the project management lifecycle, but also be able to put into practice the competencies needed to balance competing demands and communicate with diverse stakeholders. Ideally, you should have some prior relevant education or work experience, as well as a desire to learn.

Scholarships - Exciting partnership with NCWIT

We are excited to announce women in Alabama working or interested in computing or technology may be eligible for full scholarships (100% paid) for one or more of our following courses: Project Management Foundations, Project Management Certificate Bundle or Agile Project Management.  We are thankful to the National Center for Women & Informational Technology (NCWIT) for making these scholarships available through the Alabama Digital Skills initiative. Over 30 students have already received full scholarships in 2020!  You could be next!

See if you qualify and apply online here  

Notes

Discounted price of $2000 for UAB Employees, Students, Veterans, and companies who register 3 or more participants for the same class.

  • Add to cart and during checkout use discount code: BlazerPMI

  • Bring your UAB ID, Veteran ID, or company ID to the first class

Testimonials 

"I just wanted you to know that I earned my PMP certification last Friday. You provided a great course which helped prepare me for the exam tremendously, so thank you!" - Stephanie Millard, past participant.

"Immediately this class gave me tools and techniques to apply everyday in my job that I never knew about. I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone who is thinking about Project Management as a career or needs more information to help them in their current role." - Jimmy Neely, past participant

"This course helped launch me into a new career, new opportunities, and a new way of life." past participant.

"I have managed projects for years and this class gave me a global standard to apply to present and future projects. Very practical and a lot of fun." past participant.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Dial-In Information

This is a "Live Online" course. The Zoom link will be shared with those who register.

Friday, October 2 at 9:00am to 12:30pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Training & Development, Workshop/Educational

Topic

Career & Professional Development

Website

https://prostudies.uab.edu/search/pub...

Cost

$2800 Standard price/ $2000 UAB employee/student/veteran price

Department
Collat School of Business, Collat Professional Education
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