How a Certificate in Project Management Prepares You for a PMP

If you’ve been researching careers in project management, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the internationally recognized Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. Originally designed to standardize training and experience across project managers worldwide, the PMP certification is an extremely in demand qualification in the workforce. Earning a PMP certification can seem a daunting task, as doing so requires thousands of hours of project management experience, at least 35 hours of project management education, and educational requirements.

The Certificate in Project Management offered by CCE can give you the tools you need to get started on your PMP. In our eleven course certificate program, you will learn how to keep projects on time and on budget, and how to apply your studies to real-world applications. You will develop a strong foundation with our core courses, which include management and organizational behavior, organizational communication, production and operations management, leadership, and supply chain management. The courses offered by CCE’s Certificate in Project Management can assist you in your career as a project manager in a number of important ways.

In order to meet goals, project managers have to keep a team of contributors motivated and focused. This can be a tricky task when working with people from different cultural backgrounds. The Organizational Communication course will teach you how people communicate with each other in several different business contexts.

Our Leadership and Employee Relations Management courses explain management best practices while considering gender differences, cultural diversity, ethics, values, and company culture. After completing these courses, you will know how to negotiate, solve problems, and resolve conflicts while gaining tangible skills to confidently lead a dynamic workforce.

The Business Law course covers the basic concepts of contracts, sales, and the Uniform Commercial Code so you can be confident about the contracts negotiated between your company, clients, and subcontractors. You will additionally complete the Production and Operations Management course, which covers capacity management including facility planning, and product forecasting and planning.

This program is completed with a Capstone Course in Project Management Strategy, which introduces students to the five project management processes and nine knowledge areas outlined by the Project Management Institute, PMBOK Guidelines. You’ll learn about technology, tools of the trade, and project management best practices. You’ll get hands-on experience working with these concepts, and make an individual presentation similar to a real-world presentation to stakeholders.

This certificate, along with solid on-the-job experience, will prepare you for the rigorous examination to earn Project Management Professional certification. You can even count the time you spend in class and gaining project management experience toward the Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s) time requirements to sit for the PMP exam.

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