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Course Name: Project Management Certification Exam Preparation 35-Hour Course
Course Code: BL0208WA24
Date & Time: This class consists of five (5) sessions that will meet on Thursdays.
Thursday, February 15, 2024 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST (Log-in time: 8:50 am)
Thursday, February 22, 2024 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST (Log-in time: 8:50 am)
Thursday, February 29, 2024 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST (Log-in time: 8:50 am)
Thursday, March 6, 2024 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST (Log-in time: 8:50 am)
Thursday, March 13, 2024 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EDT (Log-in time: 8:50 am)
Format: Live, instructor-led
Registration Fee: $1,695 per person
Early Bird Discount Fee: $1,595 per person (expires December 15, 2023)
Payment plans are available with a $600 initial deposit; remaining balance due by February 2, 2024.
Note: Exam fees and PMI membership are not included in the registration fee.
Registration Closes: February 2, 2024
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Payments should be made out to: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Checks and money orders should be mailed to: Office of Continuing Professional Education, Attn: Registration Dept., 102 Ryders Ln, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519
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*PMP and PMI are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
The Office of Continuing Professional Education at Rutgers University, in partnership with PMO Advisory, is offering a PMP Certification Exam Preparation course.
Throughout the program, you will acquire the competencies and knowledge you’ll need to effectively perform your job and achieve career success. The course is designed to help you learn and retain the material effectively and efficiently by combining the best exam preparation system with expert instruction and peer discussion.
This 35-hour program designed by PMI will prepare participants to take the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam, which leads to a globally-recognized certification credential.
The course will be delivered via Zoom in real time. You will need a laptop, desktop, tablet or smart phone that is able to support Zoom to access the training. Cameras and microphones are not required, but are strongly recommended for class participation and engagement. A call-in option is also available.
Lesson 1: Creating a High-Performing Team
The success of your project depends on the people involved. A key role of a project manager is to assemble and manage the project team and any additional stakeholders. Topics covered in this lesson include how to:
- Build a Team
- Define Team Ground Rules
- Negotiate Project Agreements
- Empower Team Members and Stakeholders
- Train Team Members and Stakeholders
- Engage and Support Virtual Teams
Lesson 2: Starting the Project
Now that you’ve assembled a high-performing, engaged, and empowered project team, you are ready to get started with the planning of the project. Planning includes all aspects of a project including budget, schedule, scope, quality, project activities, procurement, and closure. Topics covered in this lesson include how to:
- Determine Appropriate Project Methodology/Methods and Practices
- Plan and Manage Scope
- Plan and Manage Budget and Resources
- Plan and Manage Schedule
- Plan and Manage Quality of Products and Deliverables
- Integrate Project Planning Activities
- Plan and Manage Procurement
- Establish Project Governance Structure
- Plan and Manage Project/Phase Closure
Lesson 3: Doing the Work
Now that you have a project plan and have determined the requirements for managing the project from initiation to closure, you are ready to execute the project. Topics covered in this lesson include how to:
- Assess and Manage Risks
- Execute Project to Deliver Business Value
- Manage Communications
- Engage Stakeholders
- Create Project Artifacts
- Manage Project Changes
- Manage Project Issues
- Ensure Knowledge Transfer for Project Continuity
Lesson 4: Keeping the Team on Track
Now that the project team has been assembled and is doing the work of the project, you need to ensure that the team stays on track. As the project manager, you need to demonstrate the type of leadership that facilitates collaboration among the team and stakeholders, manages conflict, removes obstacles, and supports the team’s performance. Topics covered in this lesson include how to:
- Lead a Team
- Support Team Performance
- Address and Remove Impediments, Obstacles, and Blockers
- Manage Conflict
- Collaborate with Stakeholders
- Mentor Relevant Stakeholders
- Apply Emotional Intelligence to Promote Team Performance
Lesson 5: Keeping the Business in Mind
Keeping a handle on the changes in both the internal and external business environments is the project manager’s responsibility. Employing a continuous process improvement plan will ensure that the project’s success can be consistently repeated within your organization. Topics covered in this lesson include how to:
- Manage Compliance Requirements
- Evaluate and Deliver Project Benefits and Value
- Evaluate and Address Internal and External Business Environment Changes
- Support Organizational Change
- Employ Continuous Process Improvement
Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for individuals who have on-the-job project management experience regardless of whether their formal job role is project manager, who are not certified professionals, and who might or might not have received formal project management training and are preparing for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam.
Project managers who have proven skills and experience can find exciting, high-visibility opportunities in a wide range of fields. This course is specifically designed to provide you with the practical body of project management knowledge and skills that you need to demonstrate project management mastery on the job. Your ability as a project manager to demonstrate best practices in project management—both on the job and through professional certification—is becoming the standard to compete in today’s fast-paced and highly technical workplace.
This course enables candidates to develop professionally, increase their project management skills, apply a formalized and standards-based approach to project management, and seek career advancement by moving into a formal project manager job role, as well as to prepare them to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam. This course fulfills the 35 hours of Project Management education/training requirement for PMP® exam eligibility.
What Can a PMP® Credential Do for You?
Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP® certification demonstrates to employers, clients, and colleagues that a project manager possesses project management knowledge, experience, and skills to bring projects to successful completion. As the demand for skilled project managers is at a critically urgent level, practitioners who hold the PMP certification are well positioned to provide the professional skills necessary to lead project teams and achieve successful project results.
The PMP® certification recognizes the competence of an individual to perform in the role of a project manager, specifically experience in leading and directing projects. Year after year, the PMP® certification has garnered global recognition and commanded a higher salary for certified individuals over non-certified individuals.
About the Instructional Team
Mimi B. Rosenfeld
Mimi B. Rosenfeld is project manager who leads cross-functional teams with a focus on process, communication, and training. Mimi holds Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification from the Project Management Institute and an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University. In her current role as Project Manager for Medstart, she coordinates crowd funding initiatives for medical and health IT start-ups. She also serves as Program Manager of the Career Development Network for the Project Management Institute, New York City Chapter (PMINYC). Previously, at publishing giants Time Inc. and Bonnier Corp., Mimi led implementations of four enterprise systems. She served as a consultant on strategy for complex, multi-channel database marketing programs, and directed internal teams on project execution. She has streamlined and standardized workflows to determine best practices, and publishers continue to use her quality control tools. Mimi has volunteered as a Program Manager with PMINYC, recently in Outreach Communications and currently for the Career Development Network. In addition, she volunteers with Health 2.0 NYC, organizing events to advance innovation in healthcare. Mimi is a PMI-certified instructor with PMO Advisory, enjoys sharing information in formal and informal settings, in the classroom and on the job, and is an advocate for lifelong learning.
PMO Advisory is a specialized project management training and consulting firm. On training, the firm is a PMI Authorized Training Partner (ATP #4172), and it is one of the few firms in the world that offers training in project management, program management, portfolio management, PMO, agile project management, risk management, and organization change. On consulting, the firm focuses the same areas with solutions such as conducting audits and evaluations on PPPM, establishing, and improving PMOs, and building project-, program-, portfolio-, and risk management and governance capabilities.
“I thought you did a great job with the course. I know I got a lot out of it, much more than I expected honestly. I have been managing projects for a while, but there are a ton of ideas from this curriculum that I was not aware of, and that I am already starting to implement in my day to day work.”
– Past Participant
“I learned many tools that will not only help me prepare for the certification, but also knowledge that can be applied to my career already.”
– Past Participant
“Mimi Rosenfeld was an amazing presenter who was knowledgeable and kept the class engaged.”
– Past Participant
Continuing Education Credits
The Project Management Certification Exam Preparation 35-Hour Course is approved for 3.5 Rutgers CEUs (35 contact hours).
Course Requirements and Policies
Your registration fee includes all course materials.
This online course will be delivered via Zoom. Registrants will receive more information as we move closer to the start date and on February 13, 2024, they will receive an email with a link to access the course. Materials will be sent electronically before the start date.
Equipment you will need to access this training:
- A laptop, desktop, tablet, or smartphone that will support Zoom.
- Cameras are not required, but are strongly recommended for class participation and engagement.
- Speakers and microphone are not necessary but highly recommended; a call in option is also available.
A unique email address is required for each registrant to register and access our courses.
- If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.
- If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, your account must be updated with a unique email address. To do this, please send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org stating that your email address needs to be changed and include:
- Your full name
- The shared email address that needs to be changed
- Your unique email address
- A phone number where you can be reached if we have any questions
Cancellations and Substitutions
A $600 cancellation fee applies for this course. No cancellations allowed after January 26, 2024. Substitutions are not permitted.
Program Questions? We’re Here to Help!
If you have any questions about the Project Management Certification Exam Preparation 35-Hour Course, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Program Coordinator: Marianne Bennett
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