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Essentials of Project Management


Take the Lead in Project Management

Essentials of Project Management

Be First to Master the Latest PMBOK® Guide!

Geared toward the working professional, Essentials of Project Management supports the new PMBOK® Guide-Sixth Edition. This comprehensive online project management course covers one of businesses’ fastest growing, most in-demand professional disciplines.

Essentials of Project Management offers you a critical introduction to the practice of project management, blending theory with practical examples and case studies.

Military Clock Hours: 112.8

$2,295
Essentials of Project Management


This course is part of a 3-COURSE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

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Packages starting at $5,995

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Essentials serves as a stepping-stone to a Certificate in Applied Project Management, and to industry-recognized, tested professional certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP)® or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®.

Now with hundreds of new graphics, animated exercises, case studies and interactive features to support the learning process!

What You’ll Study


Project Life Cycle and Organization

  • Intro to PMI® and the PMBOK® Guide
  • The Project Manager's Role
  • The Project Life Cycle
  • Intro to PM Life Cycle
  • PMBOK® Guide PM Knowledge Areas
  • Intro to Managing and Analyzing Stakeholders

Project Management Processes, Knowledge Areas, and Planning 

  • Project Planning

Project Integration Management

  • Project Integration Management Overview
  • Project Charter and Management Plan 
  • Direct and Manage Project Work
  • Monitor and Control Project Work
  • Perform Integrated Change Control
  • Close Project or Phase 

Project Scope Management

  • Overview and Plan Scope Management
  • Collect Requirements
  • Define Scope 
  • Create Work Breakdown Structure
  • Validate and Control Scope

Project Time Management

  • Plan Schedule Management
  • Define and Sequence Activities
  • Estimate Activity Resources and Durations
  • Develop and Control Schedule

Project Cost Management

  • Plan Cost Management
  • Estimate Costs
  • Determine Budget
  • Control Costs 

Project Quality Management

  • Quality Management Principles
  • Plan Quality Management
  • Perform Quality Assurance and Control

Project Human Resource Management 

  • Intro and Overview to Project Human Resource Management
  • Plan Human Resource Management
  • Acquire, Develop and Manage Project Team

Project Communications Management

  • Intro and Overview to Project Communications Management
  • Plan Communications Management
  • Manage and Control Communications

Project Risk Management

  • Intro to Project Risk Management

  • Plan Risk Management
  • Identify Risks
  • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Plan Risk Responses
  • Control Risks

Project Procurement Management

  • Intro to Project Procurement Management
  • Plan, Conduct and Close Procurements

Project Stakeholder Management

  • Intro to Project Stakeholder Management Process
  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Plan Stakeholder Management
  • Manage and Control Stakeholder Engagement

Credit & Tuition


ACE credit recommendation 3 semester hours. Register today and earn 50 PDUs, 5.0 CEUs for $2,295.

Who Should Register?


You should definitely enroll if you are a project manager or would like to become a certified project manager, six sigma or other quality-control manager, process engineer or general manager, product manager, middle or senior manager, and anyone interested in learning a new skill or starting a track which may lead to PMP® or CAPM® certification.

PMI, PMBOK Guide PMP and CAPM are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. 

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