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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.

Location

UAB Collat School of Business, CSB L02A (Our new home!)
710 13th St. S.
Birmingham, AL 35294

Price

$2500 Standard price
$1500 UAB employee/student/veteran price
(use code BlazerPMI at checkout and bring your UAB ID to the first class)

For courses in 2019, $1500 for companies or colleges who have 3 or more people registered for the same course.
(use code BlazerPMI at checkout and bring your company/college ID to the first class). PLEASE NOTE: The 3 or more people from the same company discount will change to $2,000 a person in 2020.

Contact

Cori Perdue, PhD.
UAB Collat School of Business
Director of Professional Education
(205) 934-7604

cmperdue@uab.edu

 

Notes

Discounted price of $1500 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.

  • PLEASE NOTE: The discount for 3 or more people from the same company will change to $2,000 a person in 2020.

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

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