Online Project Management Professional Course

Enhance your career and increase your earning potential with a PMP® or CAPM® certification.

Quick Details

Towson University's online Project Management Professional (PMP®) prep course teaches you the critical skills needed to build your expertise and prove yourself as a leader in project management. After completing this 150 hour course, you will be prepared to sit for the PMP®, the preeminent project management professional credential, or the CAPM®, a certificate for those who have less experience in project management but need to prove their knowledge.

Total Hours: 150

Tuition: $2,699

Location: Online

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Open enrollment. Begin anytime. Set your own. Must be completed within six months of registration. Register

 

More about this course

Course Overview

Whether you're just starting out or are climbing the project management ladder, the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Preparation Course from Towson University's Continuing and Professional Studies can help you advance your career. This course provides you with the training, materials and support to prepare you to sit for either the PMP® or CAPM® exam. The PMP® certification is globally recognized as the preeminent project management professional credential. The CAPM® certification is for those who have less experience in project management but need to prove their knowledge.

Our course is developed and taught by a certified project manager. It combines interactive sessions with comprehensive training on the latest concepts, methods, and practices from the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition.

Course Outline

Section 1–Introduction

Section 2–Project Justification

Section 3–Project Strategy

Section 4–Project Definition

Section 5–Activity Definition

Section 6–Activity Estimation

Section 7–Quality

Section 8–Estimation Resources

Section 9–Schedule Development

Section 10–Procurement Planning

Section 11–Risk Management

Section 12–Budgeting & Baseline

Section 13–Understanding Stakeholders

Section 14–Begin Project Execution

Section 15–Statusing & Forecasting

Section 16–Project Recovery

Section 17–Project & Phase Closing

Section 18–Overview of PMP Exam

Course Outline (PDF)

Certification Exam

Upon successful completion of the course, you may sit for the PMP or CAPM exam, depending upon which one you qualify to take. Learn more from the Project Management Institute.

Technology Requirements

Hardware Requirements

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word (not included in enrollment).
  • Windows Media Player.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

 

PMP Certification Exam Eligibility

To be eligible for the PMP® certification, you must meet certain educational and professional experience requirements. All project management experience must have been accrued within the last eight consecutive years prior to your application submission. Towson University's course fulfills the 35 hour education requirement.

Educational Background Project Management Experience Project Management Education
Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or global equivalent) Minimum five years/60 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 7,500 hours were spent leading and directing the project* 35 contact hours of formal education

Or . . .

Educational Background Project Management Experience Project Management Education
Four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or global equivalent) Minimum three years/36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 4,500 hours were spent leading and directing the project* 35 contact hours of formal education

*Leading and directing the project as identified with the tasks, knowledge, and skills specific in project management.

Project Management Institute, Inc.

Towson University is a registered education provider for the Project Management Institute, Inc. which is the parent organization of PMP and other national certifications. PMI, PMP, and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. which is registered in the United States and other nations.