Project Management Certificate

Info Meeting: Tuesday, August 15, 6:00-7:30 pm at Stevenson 3077

waterfall.jpgThe Sonoma State University Project Management Certification Course covers traditional project management, sometimes known as "waterfall" project management. The course satisfies the educational requirements necessary to sit for the Project Management Institute Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® or the Project Management Professional (PMP)® examinations. There are no educational or experience prerequisites for the Sonoma State University Project Management Certification course.

Course topics will include the project lifecycle phases of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. Other topics include project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, risk, procurement and stakeholder management and hands-on training in the use of Microsoft Project.

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Jim Robison, DBA, CFPIM, PMP

The course does not include the PMI exam as that must be administered by a PMI-licensed testing facility.

The cost of the course is $2050, which includes use of Microsoft Project 2016 in the laboratory.

There are three required textbooks:

  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge(PMBOK) Fifth Edition ISBN: 978-1-935589-67-9
  • Microsoft Project 2016 Step by Step ISBN: 978-0-735698-74-1

Plus one of the following (depending upon your PMI objectives)

  • Rita Mulcahy's CAPM Exam Prep, Third Edition
    ISBN: 978-1-932735-72-7
  • Or:
  • Rita Mulcahy's PMP Exam Prep, Eighth Edition-Updated
    ISBN: 978-1-932735-65-9

All of the above books are available at the SSU bookstore and online.

      Click HERE to learn about our new Agile Project Management Course.
      Click HERE to compare our two Project Management Courses.