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The demand for skilled project management professionals continues to increase exponentially. One leading not-for-profit membership organization has set the gold standard for excellence in project management training across industries: the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Made up of more than 1,000,000 credential holders, volunteers and trained project professionals, PMI issues highly renowned certificates—Project Management Professional (PMP®) for experienced individuals and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) for beginner practitioners. 

Recognized worldwide, gaining your PMI® certification tells employers that you are a leader who can successfully manage teams and direct projects. You can also increase your salary by nearly 20%, according to to PMI®’s Earning Power Salary Survey. For employers, having PMI®-certified project managers helps your organization meet its goals, increase productivity and complete more projects on budget. 

Ready to take the next big step in your career? Our courses prepare you to take PMI®'s exams and become Project Management certified. 

CAPM® & PMP® Exam Preparation

CEUs: 3.5

PDUs: 35

This course is based on A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) 6th edition. This course if offered online in both synchronous (live and in real-time) and asynchronous (pre-recorded and completed at your pace) formats. If seeking PMI certification, learners enrolling in this exam prep course should be planning to sit for exam no later than December 31, 2020. 

Drexel's preparation course for the PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM® ) and Project Management Professional (PMP®) exams is offered in a 35-hour hybrid format consisting of 21 hours of on-campus training and 14 hours of online instruction. You will learn how to apply PMI principles and standards to successfully manage a project. To complete the course, you will need to submit a final project for review.

Designed for working project managers, this course prepares you for PMI's CAPM® and PMP® certification examinations—which can help you gain a promotion, greater job performance, a higher salary or new employment opportunities.

In this course, you:

  • Prepare clear, concise statements of project objectives
  • Set up graphical and tabular project work breakdown structures
  • Prepare and review a project schedule using a bar (Gantt) chart
  • Analyze project network schedules using the Precedence Diagramming Method and the Critical Path Method
  • Identify basic project resource and cost estimates
  • Apply Earned Value Management to evaluate project performance
  • Identify appropriate quality standards to ensure project quality
  • Apply systematic methods for risk identification, analysis, and response
  • Clarify major procurement and contracting systems
  • Recognize organizational alternatives for project management
  • Identify effective methods for influence and motivation of the project team
  • Select appropriate leadership styles for the project team
  • Apply effective methods in resolving conflicts
  • Use effective communications, feedback, and active listening skills
  • Manage communications barriers, politics, and power games
  • Conduct effective project reviews, briefings, and meetings
  • Use appropriate strategies for the management of and for stakeholders
  • Recognize critical issues in professional responsibility and ethics relevant to project management
  • Use appropriate strategies for the management of and for stakeholders
  • Recognize critical issues in professional responsibility and ethics relevant to project management

Spring enrollment is now closed, but please reach out to us at for more information on upcoming fall/winter 2020 dates.

Practical Project Management for the Working Professional (PMCE 5095) — Now Online

Dates: Thursdays, October 22 and October 29 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

CEUs: 1.6

PDUs: 16

Practical Project Management is a 14-hour bootcamp that teaches innovative project management concepts and techniques. This training builds upon the competencies presented in PMI®'s internationally recognized A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), providing proven methods to enable and enhance traditional management approaches. By focusing on these high-return concepts and tools, you will expand your knowledge and skills, becoming an advanced project leader ready to succeed in real-world initiatives.

Whether you’re a full-time project manager or have a fundamental understanding of project management, this course helps you gain a better understanding of the latest trends and best practices to improve job performance and growth opportunities.

Upon completion of the course, you:

  • Gain a fundamental understanding of project management
  • Learn and practice core and advanced project management tools and approaches above and beyond those taught in traditional Project Management Professional (PMP®) classes
  • Supplement your current talents and skills to prepare you for greater responsibilities and growth 

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Self-paced Project Management Courses

In addition to our core offerings, you can enroll in online self-paced project management courses to supplement sections of the PMBOK® Guide and to prepare for the PMP® Exam. There are also a wide range of topics to expand your professional skillset, including leadership, Agile methodology, ethics and more. 

Explore these online options:

Project Management

PMP & CAPM Exam Prep

Agile Project Management