Advance your management skills, maximize your career.

The Project Management Certificate gives you the essential knowledge and skills you need to progress in your career and become a better leader. Designed for a wide range of professionals and skill levels, this 36-hour course will prepare you to tackle simple and complex projects from start to finish, on time, and within budget. It also fulfills the project management education hours (35) required to qualify to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam.


Format: Live-Online

Hours: 36 

Credits: 3.6 CEUs

When: July 16 - Aug. 3

Cost: $2,499 w/ materials

In this course, students will gain the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to be successful project managers. The class is aligned to the standards and practices outlined in the Project Management Institute (PMI)® A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), and other industry standards such as The Scrum Guide™.

At the end of this course, you will:

  • Know the foundational concepts of project, program, and portfolio management
  • Be able to initiate, plan, and execute a project using traditional and agile practices
  • Understand the required leadership and management skills to be a successful project manager

Topics included in the course includes:

  • Project management concepts, roles, responsibilities, and lifecycle stages
  • Practices and tools for successfully end-to-end project management:
    • Selecting and initiating projects
    • Planning scope, schedule, and cost
    • Managing change, risks, actions, issues, and status
  • Stakeholder and communications management
    • Identifying, assessing, and building stakeholder relationships
    • Effective communications and meeting best practices
  • Agile project management mindset, principles, methodologies
    • Lean and Kanban
    • Scrum
  • Program and portfolio management concepts and strategies
    • Project selection
    • Program and portfolio governance and management
  • Leadership and building high-performing teams

The class will be taught using formal, live-online lectures that include hands-on in-class exercises, and outside-of-class group case studies. The exercises and case studies reinforce the concepts provided in class and give students experience using the tools and practices.

Note: While this course may be helpful in preparing for the PMP exam, it is not designed to be a PMP exam prep class. Please check out the Project Management Professional PMP® Prep course to learn information, tips, techniques and learning strategies that will help you prepare for the PMP certification exam.

*PMI, PMBOK, and PMP are trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. which is registered in the United States and other nations.

Who Should Attend?

Students from a variety of backgrounds, industries, and experience are welcome and will benefit from this course, including:

  • People interested in becoming project managers and are starting careers in project management
  • Managers, supervisors, and individuals who are managing projects who have not received formal training and want to learn project management skills and processes
  • Professionals in other fields who now find themselves responsible for managing projects.
  • Those seeking project management contact hours to sit for the PMP® Certification Exam

Course Information

Course Number: 


Course Date Info: 

Course access begins July 12, 2024
Live-Online Sessions: July 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30, August 1, and 3, 2024
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

Course format: 

Instructor-led virtual sessions

The course includes 30 hours of live-online sessions and approximately six (6) hours of required out-of-class group case study work.

Course Fee(s): 

$2,499 (includes digital course materials such as: a slide deck, handouts, and other reading resources.)

Optional/Additional resource: the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) is available for purchase via Amazon or PMI.

Alan ZuckerAlan Zucker, PMP, PMI-ACP, Founding Principal Project Management Essentials, LLC

Alan Zucker has over 25-years of experience leading projects and project management organizations in Fortune 100 companies. He is an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University and is a senior instructor with several national, professional development organizations.

Alan has a master’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland and a master’s certificate in IT Project Management from the George Washington University. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Agile Professional (PMI-ACP) through the Project Management Institute. He also holds multiple Agile certifications from the Disciplined Agile Consortium, Scrum Alliance, and Scaled Agile.

In 2016, Alan founded Project Management Essentials to provide advisory consulting and training in project management, Agile transformation to clients across the United States. He is also a keynote speaker and thought leader and is regularly featured in the industry press and as a podcast guest. He also publishes monthly articles on project management, agile, and leadership.