Purdue University developed its online Project Management Essentials and PMP® Exam Preparation courses as a complementary series to help students effectively plan, orchestrate and control complex projects in their organizations and, if they choose, pursue Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Project Management Essentials is the first step for professionals who seek fundamental knowledge and skills to immediately apply to their projects and advance their careers. It also helps students earn the educational hours required by PMI.
Many of our students follow up Project Management Essentials with PMP Exam Preparation, the second course in our online series. This course is an in-depth review designed for experienced project managers who want to gain a firm understanding of PMP exam content, identify areas of opportunity for strengthening their grasp of PM principles, and develop a comprehensive study plan.
Employers worldwide consider PMP certification the industry standard for project managers. As a result, the knowledge, skills and experience required for PMP certification are transferable across industries and continents.
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Instructional Excellence with a Personal Touch
PME students obtain training from industry experts who meet Purdue University’s high standards of academic excellence. Our instructors not only work in the field, but also teach project management in a range of professional settings. All of our subject matter experts are PMP credential holders, most of them also are certified Six Sigma Black Belts, and one is a Master Black Belt. Because Purdue project management instructors are active professionals with decades of consulting and industry experience, they are ideally-positioned to provide our students with a wealth of field knowledge and know-how, solid foundational skills, and exceedingly effective preparation for the PMP exam.
Superior Course Content and Design
Purdue’s project management instructors and online course development specialists teamed up to create world-class proprietary content and a full complement of instructional materials for our series. We employ quality-assurance measures to ensure that these learning tools are engaging and effective. Our Essentials course materials and activities align closely with the PMBOK® Guide, but are not designed for rote learning. Instead, they incorporate activities that help students retain project management knowledge and immediately apply it in the workplace. Through four assignments, they learn how to gain buy-in, manage risk, and establish effective stakeholder communication, among many other valuable skills.
Course content is field-tested by our students, providing our instructors with tangible feedback that they use to frequently update the curriculum and ensure that the tools, techniques and processes they teach in this course are consistent with the evolving standards of today’s organizations.
Though our PMP Exam Preparation course is self-study, it also is custom-designed by Purdue instructors and developed to provide world-class preparation for PMI’s rigorous certification test.
Employers recognize the superior quality of Purdue’s course content and design, and send their employees directly to us for training.
If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact a Program Advisor at (888) 390-0499 or email PMonline@purdue.edu.