The following series is offered through a partnership with New Horizons Computer Learning Centers.
Project management is important for managers to ensure plans, expectations, deliverables, and deadlines are met across a variety of areas. Penn State Beaver’s Project Management Certificate program prepares students for careers in the planning and business fields. The program is designed to prepare students for the PMP® exam taken through the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is a proven way to enhance your resume, elevate your career potential, and boost your earnings.
MS Project 2016 Part 1
This eight-hour, online, synchronous course is designed to familiarize students with the basic features and functions of Microsoft Project Professional 2016 for effective application in a real-world environment.
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for a person with an understanding of project management concepts and who is responsible for creating and maintaining project plans. The course will give the student a fundamental understanding of Microsoft Project 2016 necessary to create and save project plans.
In this course, you will learn to create and engage in basic management of a project using Microsoft Project Professional 2016. You will: Identify project management concepts and navigate the Project 2016 environment. Create and define a new project plan. Create and organize tasks. Manage resources in a project plan. Finalize a project plan.
MS Project 2016 Part 2
This eight-hour, online, synchronous course covers the skills a project manager needs to update a project plan during the execution, monitoring, and controlling phases of a project. This course will enable students to manage the project so that it is completed on time and within budget.
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for students with an understanding of project management concepts who are responsible for creating and maintaining project plans. Target students will be looking to acquire the advanced knowledge and skills a project manager needs to update a project plan in Project 2016 during the execution, monitoring, and controlling phases of a project.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to manage an existing Microsoft Project 2016 project plan. You will: Update a project plan to reflect progress as you execute the project. Monitor project progress in the project plan. Adjust the project plan to control constraints. Create project reports to share a project’s status. Customize project settings and share customizations with other projects.
In this 40-hour, online, synchronous course, students will apply recognized practices of project management and understand a project’s life cycle and roles and skills necessary to effectively initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control, and close a project.
Who Should Attend
Individuals in various job roles who are involved in leading, managing, and participating in small to medium scale projects.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to identify the fundamentals of project management, perform the pre-project setup, initiate a project, plan project strategies, develop project schedules, plan project staffing, communication, and quality, plan project risk management, plan project costs, plan project procurements, plan for change management and transitions, manage project execution, manage project procurement, control project performance, monitor and control the triple constraints, monitor project risks and procurements, and perform the project closure processes.
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Preparation Course
In this 40-hour, online, synchronous course, students will learn to apply project management processes acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) to successfully plan and execute projects.
Who Should Attend
This course is for people who have on-the-job experience doing project management activities and running projects, regardless of their job title. It is for those who wish to become certified project managers, or those that want to build or reinforce a foundation in project management. This course is ideal for a leader or manager wanting to take their career and salary to the next level in earning a globally recognized credential (PMP®).
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to do the following: Have an understanding of how project management affects business, create a charter, identify stakeholders, create a project management plan, create a schedule, create a budget, create a risk register, and create various management plans. They will be able to analyze project risks, address project related procurement, execute the plan, and monitor and control it as needed. They will know how to close the project, including project and contract closeout.
PMP Entire Series
Individuals who register for the entire 96-hour program will receive a discount of $1,260.
- MS Project 2016 Part 1
- MS Project 2016 Part 2
- CompTIA Project+
- Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Preparation Course
Cost: $5,000 **
For more information or to register, please contact Jill Valentine at 724-773-3765 or [email protected].
* Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act: Penn State Beaver provides training to eligible individuals under the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act. Students may qualify for financial assistance if he or she is unemployed, underemployed or a dislocated worker. Please contact your local Pennsylvania CareerLink office to determine your eligibility. For more information on Penn State Beaver’s approved training programs, please contact Jill Valentine at 724-773-3765 or [email protected].
**Cancellations and Refunds
Payment is due upon registration. Registration cancellations with a full refund will be accepted until one week prior to the first class. After that, the individual may be held responsible for registration and fees. The University may cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.