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Certification in Project Management

The demand for skilled project management professionals is expected to increase exponentially in the next five years. One organization has set the standard for excellence in this area: The Project Management Institute (PMI®). This organization, made up of over one million members, credential holders, volunteers and trained project professionals, issues a highly-recognized certificate that, once earned, informs employers of an unsurpassed level of project management expertise.

Goodwin College offers a training program to prepare motivated individuals for PMI®’s certification exam.

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PMCE 5091 - Fundamentals of Project Management and PMP Exam Preparation

This Project Management course is offered in a 35 hour hybrid format which is comprised of 18 hours of on campus training with 17 hours of online instruction. This course will not only prepare the participant to take the PMI PMP® exam but will teach how to apply the principles of Project Management to successfully manage a project.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will:

  • Prepare clear, concise statements of project objectives
  • Set up graphical and tabular project work breakdown structures (WBS)
  • Prepare and review a project schedule using a bar (Gantt) chart
  • Analyze project network schedules using the Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM) and the Critical Path Method (CPM)
  • Identify basic project resource and cost estimates
  • Apply Earned Value Management (EVM) to evaluate project performance
  • Identify appropriate quality standards to ensure project quality
  • Apply systematic methods for risk identification, analysis, and response
  • Clarify major procurement and contracting systems
  • Recognize organizational alternatives for project management
  • Identify effective methods for influence and motivation of the project team
  • Select appropriate leadership styles for the project team
  • Apply effective methods in resolving conflicts
  • Use effective communications, feedback, and active listening skills
  • Manage communications barriers, politics, and power games
  • Conduct effective project reviews, briefings, and meetings
  • Use appropriate strategies for the management of and for stakeholders
  • Recognize critical issues in professional responsibility and ethics relevant to project management
  • Study and prepare for PMI®’s Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification examination

The workshop is aligned with the internationally recognized Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
and is designed to support preparation for PMI®’s Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification examination.


MEPM 4250 - Introduction to Project Management

This course was designed as a supplemental study guide for the major content areas of Chapters 1 and 2 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition. In this course, you will consider some of the organizational issues surrounding project management. You will review how different organizations handle the responsibilities of project management and will focus on the entity known as a project management office, or PMO. You will also learn how organizational structure can play a key role in the success or failure of project management.
This course contains video segments of project management professionals who offer advice and best practices about how to become a more effective project manager. By submitting a question via the course's Ask the Expert link, you get access to project managers who will answer your questions within 24-48 hours.
Taking advantage of online interactivity, the course contains a vocabulary game, flashcards, and other activities to help you master the material.

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Explain what a project is and how it can advance organizational goals
  • Understand the role of the project manager in an organizational setting
  • Understand how enterprise environmental factors and organizational process assets can affect project management processes
  • Explain the concept of a project management office (PMO)
  • Explain the relation of projects to sub-projects, programs, and portfolios
  • Distinguish between functional and projectized organizations and explain how the structure of the organization can affect project processes and activities
  • Understand the role of stakeholders such as the project sponsor in determining general and specific details of the project charter
  • Understand the project life cycle and its common trends and patterns
  • Define and explain fast tracking
  • Identify key characteristics of successful project managers

Note: After successful completion, learners receive 3.5 PDUs/contact hours. Successful completion means completing all assignments in the course and scoring a minimum of 70% on the assessment at the end of the course.

Prerequisites: Learners should have some experience in project management and will need to have access to the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Fifth Edition (PMBOK® Guide)

Estimated time to complete: 3.5 hours of online course work

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

MEPM 4260 - Project Processes and Project Integration Management

This course was designed as a supplemental study guide for the major content areas of Chapters 3 and 4 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition. In this course, you will be introduced to the five project management process groups and nine project management knowledge areas into which PMI® sorts all project activities. You will also learn how processes in the Project Integration Management knowledge area encourage relationships between project processes that keep the project's activities coordinated and on track for success.
This course contains video segments of project management professionals who offer advice and best practices about how to become a more effective project manager. By submitting a question via the course's Ask the Expert link, you get access to project managers who will answer your questions within 24-48 hours.
Taking advantage of online interactivity, the course contains a vocabulary game, flashcards, and other activities to help you master the material.

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the role of the five process groups: Initiating Process Group, Planning Process Group, Executing Process Group, Monitoring and Controlling Process Group, and Closing Process Group
  • Understand the role of the knowledge areas: Project Integration Management, Project Scope Management, Project Time Management, Project Cost Management, Project Quality Management, Project Human Resource Management, Project Communications Management, Project Risk Management, and Project Procurement Management
  • Understand that each of the 42 processes identified by PMI® as being universal to project management can be classified into one knowledge area and one process group
  • Understand the overlapping nature of the interaction between the processes and process groups
  • Understand the ways in which inputs and outputs of various processes determine the relationship between the processes
  • Understand the processes of the Project Integration Management knowledge area
  • Understand the inputs, tools and techniques, and the outputs of the various component processes of the Project Integration Management knowledge area

Note: After successful completion, learners receive 3.5 PDUs/contact hours. Successful completion means completing all assignments in the course and scoring a minimum of 70% on the assessment at the end of the course. Prerequisites: Learners should have some experience in project management and will need to have access to the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Fifth Edition (PMBOK® Guide).

Estimated time to complete: 3.5 hours of online course work

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

MEPM 4280 - Project Scope Management

This course was designed as a supplemental study guide for the major content areas of Chapter 5 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition. In this course, you will consider many of the key issues surrounding Project Scope Management.
This course contains video segments of project management professionals who offer advice and best practices about how to become a more effective project manager. By submitting a question via the course's Ask the Expert link, you get access to project managers who will answer your questions within 24-48 hours.
Taking advantage of online interactivity, the course contains a vocabulary game, flashcards, and other activities to help you master the material.

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Create a project scope statement
  • Explain the different methods, tools, and techniques for collecting requirements
  • Assess the work that needs to be completed for a project to successfully fulfill its objectives and create a work breakdown structure and WBS dictionary
  • Use a requirements traceability matrix to trace project requirements throughout its life cycle
  • Use scope baselines and performance measurement baselines to evaluate the success of a project through its life cycle
  • Complete project review reports and lead meetings
  • Update stakeholders

Note: After successful completion, learners receive 3.5 PDUs/contact hours. Successful completion means completing all assignments in the course and scoring a minimum of 70% on the assessment at the end of the course.

Prerequisites: Learners should have some experience in project management and will need to have access to the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Fifth Edition (PMBOK® Guide).

Estimated time to complete: 3.5 hours of online course work

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

MEPM 4320 - Project Time Management

This course was designed as a supplemental study guide for the major content areas of Chapter 6 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition. In this course, you will consider how to best plan and schedule activities. You will familiarize yourself with the various techniques used to calculate and analyze activity time estimates, including ways to estimate the duration of activities.
This course contains video segments of project management professionals who offer advice and best practices about how to become a more effective project manager. By submitting a question via the course's Ask the Expert link, you get access to project managers who will answer your questions within 24-48 hours.
Taking advantage of online interactivity, the course contains a vocabulary game, flashcards, and other activities to help you master the material.

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the Project Time Management knowledge area component processes
  • Define activities using an activity list, activity attributes, and a milestone list
  • Explain various techniques for estimating duration and know when to apply them
  • Understand how project activities can be sequenced
  • Understand how to estimate the resources required for a project and how limited availability of resources can affect the scheduling of activities
  • Understand how to read and create a project schedule network diagram
  • Understand schedule network analysis and how it can help to determine the critical path for a project
  • Understand how to control a project's schedule by initiating change requests or employing techniques of schedule compression or buffering

Note: After successful completion, learners receive 3.5 PDUs/contact hours. Successful completion means completing all assignments in the course and scoring a minimum of 70% on the assessment at the end of the course.

Prerequisites: Learners should have some experience in project management and will need to have access to the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Fifth Edition (PMBOK® Guide).

Estimated time to complete: 3.5 hours of online course work.

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

MEPM 4330 - Project Cost Management

This course was designed as a supplemental study guide for the major content areas of Chapter 7 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition. In this course, you will consider the general approaches to cost management, such as the methods that are used to estimate and budget for project costs. You will also learn about the interrelationship of various cost control concepts and possible responses a project management team might make if a project is falling behind schedule or overrunning its budget.
This course contains video segments of project management professionals who offer advice and best practices about how to become a more effective project manager. By submitting a question via the course's Ask the Expert link, you get access to project managers who will answer your questions within 24-48 hours.
Taking advantage of online interactivity, the course contains a vocabulary game, flashcards, and other activities to help you master the material.

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Define cost management and its associated cost management plan
  • Explain the various inputs of and methods for estimating activity cost
  • Understand how to aggregate activity costs in order to determine budget and both periodic and total project funding requirements
  • Understand the cost performance baseline and performance measurement baseline and their importance in earned value management
  • Calculate planned value, earned value, actual cost, schedule variance, cost variance, the schedule performance index, and cost performance index
  • Understand how baselines, planned value, earned value, and actual cost can be represented in graphic form
  • Calculate the budget at completion, estimate at completion, estimate to complete, and the to-complete performance index and use these concepts to forecast the cost requirements of a project
  • Identify the warning signs that a project is falling behind schedule or overrunning its budget and explain the various possible responses
  • Explain performance-reporting techniques and updates to project documentation
  • Understand the various approaches to project selection, including return on investment and internal rate of return

Note: After successful completion, learners receive 3.5 PDUs/contact hours. Successful completion means completing all assignments in the course and scoring a minimum of 70% on the assessment at the end of the course.

Prerequisites: Learners should have some experience in project management and will need to have access to the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Fifth Edition (PMBOK® Guide).

Estimated time to complete: 3.5 hours of online course work

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

MEPM 4450 Project Stakeholder Management

This course was designed as a supplemental study guide for the major content areas of Chapter 13 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition. In this course, you will learn about how to effectively identify project stakeholders and involve them throughout the project to enhance the prospects for success.

This course contains video segments of project management professionals who offer advice and best practices about how to become a more effective project manager. By submitting a question via the course's Ask the Expert link, you get access to project managers who will answer your questions within 24-48 hours.

Taking advantage of online interactivity, the course contains a vocabulary game, flashcards, and other activities to help you master the material.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the individuals, groups, and organizations associated with a project to ensure that all needs and expectations will be considered and evaluated
  • Use classification models, such as the power/interest grid and salience model, to categorize stakeholders and consider their impact on the project
  • Create stakeholder management strategies to maximize positive stakeholder impacts and minimize negative stakeholder impacts
  • Identify gaps between current and desired levels of engagement and incorporate strategies to bring these conditions into alignment
  • Employ interpersonal and management skills to address and manage conflicts among stakeholders
  • Nurture engagement activities to help the project meet its objectives and satisfy all acceptance criteria
  • Modify engagement strategies to ensure that they continue to be effective

Note: After successful completion, learners receive 3.5 PDUs/contact hours. Successful completion means completing all assignments in the course and scoring a minimum of 70% on the assessment at the end of the course.

Prerequisites: Learners should have some experience in project management and will need to have access to the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition.

Estimated time to complete: 3.5 hours of online course work

Required Material: This course requires the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

MEPM 4350 - Project Quality Management

This course was designed as a supplemental study guide for the major content areas of Chapter 8 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition. In this course, you will learn how the project management team ensures that a project is completed at the level of quality required by all the stakeholders. From customers to the performing organization, there are many inputs to the process. This course will explain how the project management team can plan for, execute, and monitor and control quality.
This course contains video segments of project management professionals who offer advice and best practices about how to become a more effective project manager. By submitting a question via the course's Ask the Expert link, you get access to project managers who will answer your questions within 24-48 hours.
Taking advantage of online interactivity, the course contains a vocabulary game, flashcards, and other activities to help you master the material.

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Define quality, quality planning, quality assurance, and quality control
  • Explain what aspects of quality assurance and quality control need to be decided on and budgeted for in the planning stage
  • Explain how the project management team should balance the cost of quality with its benefits
  • Distinguish between quality assurance and quality control
  • Explain how Perform Quality Assurance identifies ineffective processes and how the process improvement plan allows for their improvement
  • Understand how Perform Quality Control uses statistical sampling, inspection, and visual representations of data to identify defects in products or processes
  • Understand the similarities and differences among quality tools, and when and why each can be applied in quality management

Note: After successful completion, learners receive 3.5 PDUs/contact hours. Successful completion means completing all assignments in the course and scoring a minimum of 70% on the assessment at the end of the course.

Prerequisites: Learners should have some experience in project management and will need to have access to the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Fifth Edition (PMBOK® Guide).

Estimated time to complete: 3.5 hours of online course work

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

MEPM 4370 - Project Human Resource Management

This course was designed as a supplemental study guide for the major content areas of Chapter 9 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition. In this course, you will learn how to acquire and negotiate the best staff, how to define roles and responsibilities in project documentation, and how to employ the essentials of good people management.
This course contains video segments of project management professionals who offer advice and best practices about how to become a more effective project manager. By submitting a question via the course's Ask the Expert link, you get access to project managers who will answer your questions within 24-48 hours.
Taking advantage of online interactivity, the course contains a vocabulary game, flashcards, and other activities to help you master the material.

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Understand how staffing is planned for and acquired in an organization
  • Understand how internal and external staff will have different management needs
  • Understand and manage for constraints and limited availability of human resources
  • Understand and apply resource leveling techniques to deal with limited human resources
  • Identify and choose between the various techniques for visually representing the roles and responsibilities of individuals, teams, and organizations.
  • Understand what makes a successful team and how project managers can assess and develop their teams and individual workers
  • Employ effective people management, including how to motivate and manage teams and how to resolve team conflict
  • Understand the general approaches to decision-making, and how they might be applied to project scenarios

Note: After successful completion, learners receive 3.5 PDUs/contact hours. Successful completion means completing all assignments in the course and scoring a minimum of 70% on the assessment at the end of the course.

Prerequisites: Learners should have some experience in project management and will need to have access to the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Fifth Edition (PMBOK® Guide).

Estimated time to complete: 3.5 hours of online course work

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

MEPM 4390 - Project Communications Management

This course was designed as a supplemental study guide for the major content areas of Chapter 10 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition. In this course, you will learn about how project management teams can effectively communicate with the project's various stakeholders.
This course contains video segments of project management professionals who offer advice and best practices about how to become a more effective project manager. By submitting a question via the course's Ask the Expert link, you get access to project managers who will answer your questions within 24-48 hours.
Taking advantage of online interactivity, the course contains a vocabulary game, flashcards, and other activities to help you master the material.

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Explain basic communication models and how these models can be applied to project communications management techniques
  • Understand the various inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs of Project Communications Management activities
  • Understand the basics of effective communication in the context of project management
  • Identify stakeholders that should be listed in the stakeholder register, conduct stakeholder analysis, and create stakeholder management strategies to maximize positive stakeholder impacts and minimize negative stakeholder impacts
  • Explain the importance of the communications management plan
  • Conduct communication requirements analysis to determine how communications will be planned for in the communications management plan
  • Define the different methods and technologies of communication, and explain under which circumstances specific methods and technologies are more likely to be successful
  • Effectively manage stakeholder expectations so that the project maintains its planned performance baselines and satisfies its acceptance criteria
  • Create performance reports that use variance analysis and forecasting techniques to update stakeholders on the progress of the project

Note: After successful completion, learners receive 3.5 PDUs/contact hours. Successful completion means completing all assignments in the course and scoring a minimum of 70% on the assessment at the end of the course.

Prerequisites: Learners should have some experience in project management and will need to have access to the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Fifth Edition (PMBOK® Guide).

Estimated time to complete: 3.5 hours of online course work

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

MEPM 4420 - Introduction to Project Risk Management

This course was designed as a supplemental study guide for the major content areas of Chapter 11 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition. In this course, you will define the core elements of risk management, including the risk register. You will also understand how risks are identified, prioritized, quantified and used in decision-making.
This course contains video segments of project management professionals who offer advice and best practices about how to become a more effective project manager. By submitting a question via the course's Ask the Expert link, you get access to project managers who will answer your questions within 24-48 hours.
Taking advantage of online interactivity, the course contains a vocabulary game, flashcards, and other activities to help you master the material.

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Define risk and explain how it can impact a project
  • Identify the components of the risk management plan and risk register and their relationship to the project management plan
  • Identify the techniques involved in risk identification and analysis
  • Explain how the probability and impact of risk can be assessed and how risk events can be prioritized
  • Articulate the difference between qualitative risk analysis and quantitative risk analysis and explain when either or both should be used
  • Make project decisions when outcomes are complex and are affected by uncertainty
  • Explain how risk planning, risk analysis, risk response planning, and risk monitoring and controlling are related
  • Understand the various management responses to positive and negative risks
  • Explain the Monitor and Control Risks process and understand that risks must be monitored throughout the project life cycle

Note: After successful completion, learners receive 3.5 PDUs/contact hours. Successful completion means completing all assignments in the course and scoring a minimum of 70% on the assessment at the end of the course.

Prerequisites: Learners should have some experience in project management and will need to have access to the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Fifth Edition (PMBOK® Guide).

Estimated time to complete: 3.5 hours of online course work

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

MEPM 4430 - Project Procurement Management

This course was designed as a supplemental study guide for the major content areas of Chapter 12 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition. In this course, you will consider the various aspects of the Project Procurement Management knowledge area.
This course contains video segments of project management professionals who offer advice and best practices about how to become a more effective project manager. By submitting a question via the course's Ask the Expert link, you get access to project managers who will answer your questions within 24-48 hours.
Taking advantage of online interactivity, the course contains a vocabulary game, flashcards, and other activities to help you master the material.

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Define procurement within the context of a project
  • Understand the elements of the procurement management plan
  • Explain the various roles and responsibilities of buyers and sellers
  • Understand the various options for project procurement decisions: make-or-buy decisions, decisions about contract types
  • Understand the techniques that contribute to effective project procurement documents
  • Identify common criteria for selecting sellers
  • Understand the activities involved in administering procurements and ensuring that sellers are on track to complete deliverables that conform to project requirements
  • Explain the importance of negotiating for a suitable contract and ensuring that any changes to the procurement requirements are well-documented
  • Understand the circumstances under which project procurements can be closed

Note: After successful completion, learners receive 3.5 PDUs/contact hours. Successful completion means completing all assignments in the course and scoring a minimum of 70% on the assessment at the end of the course.

Prerequisites: Learners should have some experience in project management and will need to have access to the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Fifth Edition (PMBOK® Guide).

Estimated time to complete: 3.5 hours of online course work

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

MEPM 4550 - PMP® Practice Exams & Exam Strategies

This course is designed to give learners an assessment of their readiness to take PMI's PMP Exam. It contains five process group assessments, as well as two 200-question practice exams, which cover the Project Management Institute's standard, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). The practice exams provide a comprehensive review of the PMBOK® Guide. You will also review key strategies for preparing for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Exam.

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the structure and requirements of the PMP® Exam.
  • Explain and apply the key concepts found in the Project Management Institute's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
  • Understand ways to improve your performance on the PMP® Exam.
  • Review quickly the major areas of knowledge on the PMP® Exam through checklists.
  • Begin your preparation for the PMP® Exam with confidence.

Note: After successful completion, learners receive 3.5 PDUs/contact hours. Successful completion means completing all assignments in the course and scoring a minimum of 70% on the assessment at the end of the course.

Prerequisites: Learners should have some experience in project management and will need to have access to the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Fifth Edition (PMBOK Guide).

Estimated time to complete: 8-10 hours of online course work

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

MEPM 6550 PMP® Exam Prep Course

This completely online and self-paced project management program builds successful project managers at all level of the organization. It provides a comprehensive preparation for the PMP® certification exam including exam-taking tips, 11 comprehensive module quizzes, and two full-length, 200-question practice exams covering the PMBOK® Guide areas of knowledge, which will provide a report to help you determine your areas of weakness.
This course is meant for learners preparing to take the PMI exam on or after August 31st, 2011. The course has been upgraded to align with PMI's newly released exam.
This course contains video segments of project management professionals who offer advice and best practices about how to become a more effective project manager. By submitting a question via the course's Ask the Expert link, you get access to project managers who will answer your questions within 24-48 hours.
Taking advantage of online interactivity, the course utilizes vocabulary games, flashcards, and drag-and-drop activities to help you master the material.

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Understand how enterprise environmental factors and organizational process assets affect how projects can be managed
  • Explain the five stages of a project life cycle and understand how these stages can overlap in time
  • Understand how to create a project management plan with subsidiary plans for each of the knowledge areas and explain how progressive elaboration and integrated change management can keep these documents effective and relevant
  • Understand the overlapping nature of project activities and practice Project Integration Management to coordinate the various project management processes
  • Understand how a project's various baselines (including scope, cost, schedule, quality, risk, procurement, and others) are determined, planned for, and managed
  • Understand how to effectively manage human resources and communicate with all stakeholders
  • Understand the key methods used to estimate project schedule and cost at the beginning of a project and to forecast cost and schedule variances at any time during the project
  • Understand how the project management knowledge contained in the PMBOK® Guide can be used in practice

Prerequisites: Learners should have some experience in project management and will need to have access to the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Fifth Edition (PMBOK® Guide).

Estimated time to complete: 35-40 hours of online course work

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

Note: After successful completion, you will receive 35 PDUs/contact hours to qualify to take the PMI Project Management Professional® Exam. Successful completion means completing all assignments in the course, and scoring a minimum of 70% on the second 200-question practice test.

MEPM 6050 Introduction to Agile

The Introduction to Agile course explores the methodologies and practices of Agile development and explains the key concepts and principles that form the foundation of Agile project management. This self-paced course contains vocabulary games, flashcards, and interactive exercises to supplement and enhance your understanding of Agile concepts, as well as video segments from Agile experts to help you become a more proficient Agile practitioner.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define Agile development and differentiate it from traditional Waterfall practices
  • Identify the similarities and differences among several Agile methodologies
  • Describe the stages of the Agile development cycle and identify the factors that promote project success
  • Understand the nuances of leading and working with Agile teams
  • Apply best practices from organizations that have successfully incorporated Agile methodologies into their business activities

Note: Learners who successfully complete this course will be awarded 10 PDUs/contact hours.

Estimated Time to Complete: 8-10 hours

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

Cost: $249.00
PDUs/Contact Hours: 10 | CEUs: 1
Access Time: 180 days

MEPM 6250 Agile Certified Practitioner Exam Prep

This course is designed to prepare learners for the Project Management Institute's Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACPSM) exam by exploring the methodologies, practices, tools, and techniques that Agilists need to master to become proficient practitioners. Students in this course will increase their knowledge of Agile concepts with interactive exercises, vocabulary games, flashcards, and video segments from experienced Agile practitioners. Each student's understanding of key Agile concepts and principles will be tested in several comprehensive module quizzes as well as in two 120-question practice exams designed to mirror the PMI certification exam process.
The course also includes several Best Practices and Case Studies that explain how Agile methodologies are implemented in real-world situations. These applications of Agile practices will prepare learners for the situational questions on the PMI exam and will teach students how to successfully lead teams and complete Agile projects.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the similarities and differences among Agile methodologies
  • Describe the stages of the Agile development cycle and identify the factors that promote project success
  • Understand how to apply specific tools and techniques to successfully complete Agile projects
  • Understand the interrelationships of tasks, activities, and practices in Agile projects
  • Understand the specific roles and responsibilities of team members and enhance
  • interaction on Agile teams
  • Successfully complete the PMI-ACPSM certification exam
  • Effectively lead and work with Agile teams

Note: After successful completion, you will receive 21 PDUs/contact hours to qualify to take the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) Exam. Successful completion means completing all assignments in the course, and scoring a minimum of 70% on the second 200-question practice test.

Prerequisites: Learners should have some experience in Agile project management

Estimated Time to Complete: 21 hours

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

MEPM 6450 Project Risk Management: PMI-RMP® Exam Prep

This completely online and self-paced nine-module risk management course helps educate project managers in identifying and responding to project risk.
This course provides a comprehensive preparation for the Project Management Institute's PMI-RMP® certification exam including exercises, self-assessments, and case studies along with exam taking tips and two full-length, 170-question practice exams covering the required four domains of risk management knowledge.
Each risk management domain (Risk Communication, Risk Analysis, Risk Response Planning, Risk Governance) also includes a Best Practices section that explains how the content in that module can be used to improve learners' risk management practices.

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Explain the risk management process as defined by the PMBOK® Guide
  • Discuss the steps in developing a risk management plan
  • Explain the process of creating a risk register
  • Understand key processes in the Risk Communication domain, including documenting risk information and assessing stakeholder risk tolerance
  • Understand key processes in the Risk Analysis domain, including identifying and evaluating relevant risks and their potential impact
  • Explain key tools and techniques employed in the qualitative and quantitative analysis of risk
  • Understand key processes in the Risk Response Planning domain, including developing risk response strategies and contingency plans and managing stakeholder expectations
  • Discuss how risk response plans are successfully executed
  • Understand key processes in the Risk Governance domain, including monitoring and controlling risk and using lessons learned to refine risk policies and practices
  • Recognize best practices in all aspects of risk management

Note: Upon successful completion, receive 30 PDUs/contact hours to qualify to take the PMI-RMP® examination. This course is self-paced and online. You will have access to this course for 180 days.

Prerequisites: Learners should have some experience in project management.

Estimated time to complete: 30-35 hours.

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments

Guarantee: Learners who pass the PMP® or RMP® test prep course final self-assessment (Practice Exam #2) with a score of 70 or higher who do not pass the PMI exam in that subject area will be able to take the same course again for free. To be eligible, students must take the PMI exam within 45 days of completing the exam prep course and passing the practice exam.

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

MEPM 6150 Project Management Team Leadership

The vast majority of project work in today's organizations is done in a team setting. In this environment, project management team leaders have a tremendous responsibility and opportunity to develop and exhibit leadership skills. This course first discusses the roles and responsibilities of the project management team leader, in particular their responsibility with regard to project stakeholders. Next, the course discusses how project management team leaders can build a positive team environment through effective communication, team building activities, and reflective listening. Lastly, the course covers problem solving within the team. Project management team leaders must be effective at identifying and resolving team problems in order for the project to succeed. To do this, team leaders must have an understanding of the team dynamic for decision-making and must be able to manage conflict among personality differences and barriers.
The course contains 12 brief case studies designed for application of the content to real-world scenarios, as well as six comprehensive module quizzes and a 72-question Final Assessment.

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Define a team and identify six common types of teams
  • Explain Bruce Tuckman's model of group development
  • Describe how the project life cycle is relevant to team issues
  • List the three sources of power for project management team leaders
  • Describe ways to manage stakeholder expectations
  • Explain different types of team building activities
  • Define reflective listening
  • Identify the challenges of virtual teams and how they relate to the project management team leader's roles
  • Compare and contrast voting and consensus as methods for decision-making
  • More effectively identify and resolve team problems
  • Explain the different characteristics of effective and open team communication
  • Identify the best practices for using e-mail and telephone among team members
  • Identify several common team problems and apply methods for resolving these issues

Note: Receive 18 PDUs/contact hours

Recommended Material: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)

Prerequisites: This course assumed a working knowledge of basic project management functions and terminology.

Estimated time to complete: 18 hours of online course work

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

MEPM 6350 Project Management for Information Technology

Project management refers to the art, or science, of directing projects. This course, Project Management for Information Technology, focuses more specifically on how project management concepts can be applied to IT projects, as well as on project management issues that are unique to IT projects. It reviews the concepts, methodologies, and tools of project management as it relates to IT. Students will also learn about fundamentals, such as integration management, scope, costing, quality, human resources, risk management, and procurement.
This course contains eight comprehensive module quizzes and a 70-question final assessment spanning IT project management areas of knowledge.

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Apply concepts from The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) to IT projects
  • Explain the technical processes that might be applied during the IT project life cycle
  • Describe the importance of scope control for IT projects and different tools that can be used to manage project scope
  • Explain the challenges associated with delivering IT projects on time
  • Differentiate between different techniques for managing the project schedule
  • Discuss why cost management is difficult for IT projects and describe cost estimation methods, Earned Value Management, and portfolio management
  • Explain several maturity models and how they can be applied to improve IT project quality
  • Explain various approaches for team building and communicating on IT projects
  • Discuss different sources of IT project risk and how to manage them
  • Describe issues related to IT project procurement, such as outsourcing decisions, e-procurement, and others

Note: Receive 25 PDUs/contact hours

Recommended Material: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)

Prerequisites: This course assumed a working knowledge of basic project management functions and terminology.

Estimated time to complete: 25-28 hours of online course work

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

MEPM 5020 Allerton Connector Highway Project Management Simulation

Through this simulation, the learner will play the role of a project manager on a highway construction project in the small city of Allerton. This project is considered to be a "major project" by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), which means it has a budget of $500 million or more.
Learners will be asked to make a series of decisions during the simulation. Each decision will impact the project in different ways. The goal in the simulation is to optimize positive scores across the following project management factors (as identified by the PMI® 2011 role delineation study):
"This simulation is a winner! I would highly recommend the Allerton Connector Project Management Simulation to anyone looking for a capstone experience to test their knowledge and judgment in a real world project management environment."
— Lee R. Lambert, PMP, CEO, Lambert Consulting Group,
Project Management Institute Fellow, 2009

  • Initiating the Project
  • Planning the Project
  • Executing the Project
  • Monitoring and Controlling the Project
  • Closing the Project
  • Cross-cutting Skills
Learning Outcomes
This simulation is meant to sharpen your understanding of key project management skills. Those skills include:
  1. Leading a project team
  2. Balancing competing interests, such as project scope, quality, schedule, budget, resources, risk, communications, and procurement considerations throughout every project phase
  3. Dealing with controversial decisions and the potential for negative team or customer outcomes
  4. Analyzing schedule, budget, and quality data and using that information to make educated decisions
  5. Addressing issues related to project procurement
PMBOK Guide® Alignment
This simulation is designed to align with the PMI® PMBOK® Guide and the 2011 role delineation study. No prior knowledge of the PMI® framework is required, but feedback will refer to PMBOK® Guide sections where they are relevant.

Certificate of Completion
Many sections will have quizzes, and your score on these quizzes will determine whether you can receive a certificate of completion, and Project Management Institute professional development units (PDUs) for completing the simulation. If you average a cumulative 70% or above on the quizzes, you will receive the certificate.

Note: Learners who successfully complete this simulation will be awarded 10 PDUs/contact hours.

Prerequisites: This simulation does not have any prerequisites.

Estimated time to complete: 10 hours of online course work

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

MEPM 5040 HealthMax Software Project Management Simulation

Through this simulation, the learner will play the role of a project manager on a new product development project at HealthMax Software. The goal of the project is to develop Health Records, a new medical records software system. For HealthMax, a small company, the success of this project has become vital to its long-term viability. It is now March, and the plan is to have three satisfied early-adopter customers and a product that is ready to launch at a major trade show in June of next year. The schedule is tight, and the budget for the project has been set with no possibility of an increase.
You will be asked to make a series of decisions during the simulation, and each decision will impact the project in different ways. Your goal in the simulation is to optimize positive scores across the following project management factors:

  • Project Integration Management
  • Scope Management
  • Quality Management
  • Schedule/Time Management
  • Budget/Cost Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Risk Management
  • Communications Management
  • Procurement Management
This simulation is meant to sharpen your understanding of key project management skills. Those skills include:
  • Leading a project team
  • Balancing competing interests, such as project scope, quality, schedule, budget, resources, risk, communications, and procurement considerations
  • Dealing with controversial decisions and the potential for negative team or customer outcomes
  • Analyzing schedule, budget, and quality data and using that information to make educated decisions
  • Addressing issues related to project procurement
  • Facing challenges related to project planning, project execution, and project monitoring and control

Note: Learners who successfully complete this simulation will be awarded 10 PDUs/contact hours.

Prerequisites: This simulation does not have any prerequisites.

Estimated time to complete: 10 hours of online course work

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

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