Project Management Certificate

Registration for Fall 2019 is now open!


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.

These are the three required textbooks:

  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge(PMBOK) 6th Edition ISBN: 978-1-62825-184-5 . Published by the Project Management Institute.
  • Microsoft Project 2016 Step by Step by Carl Chatfield and Timothy Johnson, ISBN: 978-0-735698-74-1
  • Project Math: Tools and Techniques for Project Managers, Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters, Project Sponsors and Business Analysts, Project Management Offices, Team Members, and Engaged Stakeholders by Dr. James A. Robison, ISBN 978-1-71800-999-8

All of the above books are available at