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Stand Out As a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®

In today's increasingly competitive business environment, employers seek professionals with the latest skills and credentials. PMP® certification ensures that as a project manager you are ready to meet the demands of projects across the globe.

UC Irvine Extension's Project Management Certificate

This program covers the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)® Guide, which serves as the fundamental knowledge base for project management.

Complete the certificate and you will be prepared to sit for the PMP® Exam. And, most courses are approved for PDUs / contact hours from the Project Management Institute.

How You Benefit

  • Use project management tools and techniques that are effective in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing a project.
  • Instantly apply your new skills and knowledge to any project.
  • Ensure your projects are delivered on time and on budget.
  • Gain real-world knowledge from experienced, industry-respected instructors.

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Required Courses
Introduction to Project Management Principles and Practices
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Management, Leadership and Team Building in the Project Environment
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Project Procurement Management
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Project Risk Management
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Project Monitoring & Control with Earned Value
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Project Management Practicum and Project Simulation
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Elective Courses
Project Stakeholder Management
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Managing Quality in the Quality Environment
Managing Business Process Improvement Projects
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Managing Projects Using MS Project 2010
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Management of Multiple Projects
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Systems Project Management
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Project Cost Management
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Advanced PMBOK® Guide Applications
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Creating the Program Management Office
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Agile for Any Project
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Project Scheduling Concepts and Techniques
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Get to Green: Turning Around Troubled Projects
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Power and Politics for Project Managers
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Tactical Project Management
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Advanced Project Management Certificate Program

This program was designed to provide project managers with the advanced skills they need to execute business strategies effectively, while preparing teams for the next frontier in project management.

Bringing together theoretical concepts and practical knowledge, participants will balance project and program objectives against organizational politics and explore the ins and outs of supporting global projects and programs–from both a pragmatic and interpersonal perspective. Students will develop a blueprint for executing strategy by successfully managing a portfolio of critical programs and projects. Practical instruction is applied to processes, organizational structures and tools to ensure project work yields the desired business results.

Who Should Attend

  • Experienced project managers and senior level managers who want to expand their knowledge by focusing on today’s higher-level strategic project management issues, build on their expertise, acquire new skills, and go beyond PMP® accreditation
  • Participants who plan, control or manage the execution of complex projects or programs

The program is also for:

  • Experienced project managers seeking to bring new dimensions of leadership to projects, programs and portfolios
  • PMO professionals seeking to enhance their organization’s project management practices
  • Product development managers, business line managers, IT managers, financial managers, event managers, marketing directors, and other business professionals who need an advanced yet practical project management education
  • Senior managers and executives looking to leverage their organization’s technical and managerial expertise through a strong project management capability

Eligibility and Prerequisites

Participants who wish to enroll in the Advanced Project Management Specialized Studies Award need to have at least three years of project management practical experience. Several courses in the certificate program satisfy the educational prerequisites for the following exams offered through the Project Management Institute, Inc.

  • Program Management Professional (PgMP)®
  • PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®
  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

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Program Benefits

  • Remain competitive and manage change in a multi-dimensional environment
  • Learn to lead cross-functional teams in a global context
  • Improve productivity and profitability
  • Apply various introduced methodologies to improve success with complex projects
  • Distinguish among different software tools that support the front end of the project
  • Examine the supervisory and productivity issues related to managing multi-site projects
  • Apply advanced scheduling methods