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Position Yourself for Success With PMP® Certification

Our course materials align with the updated PMP Exam Content Outline and prepare you for the PMP exam. 

Ensure you're prepared for the new rigorous Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam with UD's project management certification review course. This intensive 13-week program is taught by Jim Price, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CDE, PMP. It combines expert instruction with the CERTWISE™ Learning System for PMP Exam Preparation training materials and meets the 35 hour education requirement for the PMP exam. Our course will help you master the required material and stay on track for success on the new PMP exam. New exam implemented in January 2021. 

This certification will:

  • Expand your project management knowledge and skills, filling in any gaps you may have. These skills are transferable between industries, market segments, and geographic locations. 
  • Teach you the current best practices for managing your projects. 
  • Differentiate yourself from your peers with a prestigious certification recognized globally, proving your knowledge commitment, and experience. 
  • Build confidence for leadership roles and decision making.
  • Earn a higher salary: According to Project Management Institute (PMI)®, PMP credential holders can earn upward of US$20,000 more annually than non-credentialed jobholders.
  • Join a global network of over 1,000,000 PMP credential holders.

COVID-19 Considerations

  • Depending on the status of COVID-19 this course may switch to an online/hybrid format.
  • Classroom areas arranged to provide 6 feet of space between all attendees, as well as lunch and coffee breaks. 

Meet Your Instructor

Jim Price, SPHR, PMPJim Price, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CDE, PMP  

Jim is part of the Human Resources team for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, one of the regional banks which is part of the Federal Reserve System - the central bank of the United States.  In his newly created role, he helps to shape HR strategy and advise senior leadership in support of the Bank’s mission.  Prior to joining The Fed, Jim was a Senior Vice President in Human Resources at Citi. His primary work involved HR advisory partnerships with executives responsible for Global Operations Strategy, Consumer Learning, Consumer Location & Supplier Strategy, and Global Citi Service Centers, while also providing HR oversight for 47,000 employees across 37 North American sites. Before that, Jim was a Human Resources Director at The M/A/R/C Group, a member of the Omnicom Group. Currently, he also serves as President of The Price Group LLC and as an Adjunct Faculty member in the University of Dallas Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business, where he has taught courses in Leadership, Management, Human Resources, Professional Development, and helped launch the Executive Education PMP program. 

 Jim holds an MBA and a graduate certificate in Human Resources Management from the University of Dallas and is certified as both a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Human Resources Credentialing Institute and a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional, a Certified Diversity Executive by the Institute for Diversity Certification, and as a Professional in Project Management by the Project Management Institute. Among other experiences, Jim is also a graduate of civic programs such as Leadership Denton. In addition to frequently working with community and diversity organizations, Jim has presented at numerous leadership and diversity conferences. Jim's core expertise includes all aspects of Human Resources/Human Capital Management, Project Management, Organizational Behavior and Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership Training, Executive Coaching, and Career Guidance. When not working, teaching, or learning, Jim is a fine art mosaicist and can usually be found in the studio with his English cocker spaniel and a pile of smalti.

 Schedule

This 13-week program is held on the University's Irving Campus on Monday evenings 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Class Dates: August 31 - December 7, 2020 (no class held on September 7 & October 5, 2020)

Monday, August 31 - 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Monday, September 7 - No class (Labor Day)
Monday, September 14 - 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Monday, September 21 - 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Monday, September 28 - 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Monday, October 5 - No class
Monday, October 12 - 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Monday, October 19 - 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Monday, October 26 - 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Monday, November 2 - 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Monday, November 9 - 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Monday, November 16 - 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Monday, November 23 - 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Monday, November 30 - 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Monday, December 7 - 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Location: University of Dallas - 1845 E. Northgate Drive, Irving, TX 75062

Registration deadline: August 14, 2020

Early bird registration deadline: July 31, 2020

Early bird registration period ends 30 days from the start of the class. In order to qualify for the early bird discount, students must fill out and submit (online) the registration form, and submit full payment prior to the early bird deadline.

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 Tuition and Discounts

$2,250 (includes all course materials) - Standard Tuition (Early Bird Rate)

$2,000 (includes all course materials) - Discounted Tuition (Early Bird Rate) 

$2,500 (includes all course materials) - Standard Tuition

$2,250 (includes all course materials) - Discounted Tuition 

Early Bird Discount:

Students can earn an early bird discount by completing the registration process (including full payment) by the early bird deadline. The early bird period ends 30 days from the start of the class. In order to qualify for the early bird discount, students must fill out and submit the online registration form, and submit full payment prior to the early bird deadline (see registration deadline section for deadline information). 

Discounts:

Discounts are offered for UD Alumni and Students, UD Employees, Government Employees (federal and local), US Veterans, and PMI or PMI Dallas members. To qualify for the discount, students will be asked to provide an active .edu or .gov email; UD ID; or membership number.

Materials can only be shipped (via FedEx) once payment has been received.

 Registration and Deadlines

Registration deadline: August 14, 2020

Early bird registration deadline: July 31, 2020

Early bird registration period ends 30 days from the start of the class. In order to qualify for the early bird discount, students must fill out and submit (online) the registration form, and submit payment prior to the early bird deadline.

Click here to register.

 Payment Options

The University of Dallas can accept cash, check, or credit card payments. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express using our online payment portal. Cash is accepted at our Business Office ONLY. Checks can be mailed to: 

University of Dallas - Executive Education
Attn: Kathy Whitgrove
1845 E. Northgate Drive
Irving, TX 75062

Payment Arrangement

For students who need a little help, we have a payment arrangement option available. This allows tuition to be broken down into multiple payments. Executive Education students who wish to participate will be required to fill out an additional online form during the registration process.

The payment arrangement splits tuition as follows:

  • Payment 1: $700
  • Payment 2: $700
  • Payment 3: $700
  • Payment 4: $400 

If a discount applies to you it will be deducted as part of the final payment.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact Kathy Whitgrove at 972-721-5298 or via email.

About Project Management Professional Certification & Benefits of Certification

The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a globally recognized certification, with over 1,000,000 certified individuals. Earning your PMP shows potential employers, peers, and colleagues that you have a thorough understanding of the project management body of knowledge/standards.  

A career in project management offers a variety of jobs across industries, incredible growth potential and excellent compensation. Skilled project management professionals are in a prime position to benefit from:

  • a projected 1.57 million new project management jobs created around the world each year through 2020, according to the Project Management Talent Gap Report;
  • a global network of over 700,000 PMP® credential holders; and
  • a median salary in excess of $100,000.

PMP certification is a proven way to enhance your resume, elevate your career potential, and boost your earnings. The PMP certification is recognized around the globe and PMP credential holders in the United States can earn upward of 25% more annually than non-credentialed jobholders

For more information visit PMI's PMP Certification web page.

Project Management Professional (PMP) New Body of Knowledge

PMI's New Body of Knowledge 

The new body of knowledge as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI) effective January 2, 2021 consists of 3 domains, and 35 tasks. PMI defines domains and tasks as follows:

  • Domain: Defined as the high-level knowledge area that is essential to the practice of project management.
  • Task: The underlying responsibilities of the project manager within each domain area.

The new exam will cover the domains at the following percentages:

  • People 42%
  • Process 50%
  • Business Environment 8%

Below is a list from PMI of the domains and tasks. Approximately half of the new examination will represent predictive project management approaches. The other half will represent hybrid or agile project management approaches. All of these approaches will be found throughout the three domain areas and are not isolated to any particular domain or task.

Domain I People—42%

Task 1:  Manage conflict

Task 2: Lead a team

Task 3: Support team performance

Task 4: Empower team members and stakeholders

Task 5: Ensure team members/stakeholders are adequately trained

Task 6: Build a team

Task 7: Address and remove impediments, obstacles, and blockers for the team

Task 8: Negotiate project agreements

Task 9: Collaborate with stakeholders

Task 10: Build shared understanding

Task 11: Engage and support virtual teams

Task 12: Define team ground rules

Task 13: Mentor relevant stakeholders

Task 14: Promote team performance through the application of emotional intelligence

Domain II Process—50%

Task 1: Execute project with the urgency required to deliver business value

Task 2: Manage communications

Task 3: Assess and manage risks

Task 4: Engage stakeholders

Task 5: Plan and manage budget and resources

Task 6: Plan and manage schedule

Task 7: Plan and manage quality of products/deliverables

Task 8: Plan and manage scope

Task 9: Integrate project planning activities

Task 10: Manage project changes

Task 11: Plan and manage procurement

Task 12: Manage project artifacts

Task 13: Determine appropriate project methodology/methods and practices

Task 14: Establish project governance structure

Task 15: Manage project issues

Task 16: Ensure knowledge transfer for project continuity

Task 17: Plan and manage project/phase closure or transitions

Domain III: Business Environment—8%

Task 1: Plan and manage project compliance

Task 2: Evaluate and deliver project benefits and value

Task 3: Evaluate and address external business environment changes for impact on scope

Task 4: Support organizational change

More information can be found at PMI’s exam change web page.

Who should take this program? 

Experienced individuals who collaborate on or manage projects. 

For individuals who want a career in project management, but don't have experience, should pursue the CAPM certification. 

Why UD? 

Our course is designed to prepare individuals for the PMP exam. The PMP is highly recommended for experienced project managers looking to advance their skills, career, and earning potential. Candidates must meet education and experience requirements detailed in "Eligibility requirements to qualify for PMP" section, agree to a professional code of conduct, and pass the PMP Exam.

  • Learn from our experienced and certified PMP instructors
  • This course covers the three domains tested on the PMP exam, including the Agile/Hybrid and Predictive content.
  • Prepare for class and the exam with The CertWise Learning System for PMP® Exam Preparation, included in tuition. This interactive study program includes printed and online study materials, online quizzes, flashcards, PMP practice exam, and more. You will have access to the online study tools for an entire year.
  • Discuss topics and network with peers from a variety of industries.
  • Stay on track to complete your PMP studies with our structured learning environment.
  • Meet the 35-hour project management education prerequisite.
  • Take advantage of your employer’s tuition reimbursement program.

Course Materials

Certwise Learning System PhotoIncluded in your course registration fees, you will receive The CertWise Learning System for PMP® Exam Preparation. This premium quality program combines comprehensive reading materials with interactive online study tools to expand, apply and solidify your knowledge to pass the PMP exam.

Comprehensive Reading Materials

  • Two printed books provide an in-depth exploration of the three knowledge domains tested on the PMP exam. Reading materials are also available via an online e-Reader. Reading materials are organized into 5 modules including:
    • Module 1: Business Environment (Exam Domain III)
      • Chapter 1: Project management concepts
      • Chapter 2: Project Life Cycles, Phases and Process Groups
      • Chapter 3: Project Benefits and Value
      • Chapter 4: Compliance
      • Chapter 5: Change Management
      • Chapter 6: External Business Environment Changes
    • Module 2: People (Exam Domain I)
      • Chapter 1: Project Manager Role and Tuckman Ladder
      • Chapter 2: Forming—The Project Manager
      • Chapter 3: Forming—The Project Team
      • Chapter 4: Storming
      • Chapter 5: Norming
      • Chapter 6: Performing
      • Chapter 7: Adjourning
    • Module 3: Process—Design (Exam Domain II)
      • Chapter 1: Governance Structure
      • Chapter 2: Incremental Value
      • Chapter 3: Project Methodology and Knowledge Areas
      • Chapter 4: Agile and Hybrid Project Methodologies
      • Chapter 5: Project Artifacts
      • Chapter 6: Data Gathering and Analysis
      • Chapter 7: Project Integration Overview
      • Chapter 8: Project Integration Knowledge Areas
    • Module 4: Process—Constraints (Exam Domain II)
      • Chapter 1: Scope
      • Chapter 2: Schedule
      • Chapter 3: Costs and Budget
      • Chapter 4: Resources
      • Chapter 5: Procurement
      • Chapter 6: Quality
      • Chapter 7: Risk
    • Module 5: Process—Managing and Closing (Exam Domain II)
      • Chapter 1: Change Control
      • Chapter 2: Stakeholder Engagement
      • Chapter 3: Communications
      • Chapter 4: Knowledge Transfer
      • Chapter 5: Closures

Interactive Online Study Tools

Participants will have access to interactive online study tools for one year. These tools provide participants with an opportunity to apply and reinforce concepts, evaluate their knowledge, and monitor their growth throughout the course. Over 1,300 practice questions are included in the following online tools:

  • Pre-test: Evaluate initial knowledge to identify areas of strength and weakness and focus studies.
  • SmartStudy™: Build a customized study plan to optimize study time.
  • Quizzes: Test comprehension, retention, and ability to apply concepts.
  • Glossary: An online glossary of key PMP terminology is included, with official PMI® definitions.
  • Flashcards: Review important key terms and definitions.
  • Practice Exam: Build confidence and set your pace with a timed practice exam.
  • Progress Reports: Track your activities and scores.
  • Resource Center: Access helpful test-taking tips, PMP exam resources, feedback links, and more.

How to earn PMP

To apply for the PMP, candidates must have a combination of education and professional project management experience. Visit PMI's website for more information on earning your PMP. 

PMP Exam Details

  • 200 multiple choice questions (175 scored questions + 25 unscored/pre-test questions).
  • 4-hour time limit.
  • Computer-based testing (CBT) format administered by Pearson VUE testing centers (paper-based testing is available under limited circumstances)
  • Exam is administered in English.
  • Exam content weighted by the five domains from the PMP® Examination Content Outline:
    • People (42%)
    • Process (50%)
    • Business Environment (8%)
  • Exam eligibility period is one year from your exam application approval date. You may test three times in one year.
  • You will receive a printed copy of your exam results immediately after completing your CBT exam. This will include pass/fail status and a proficiency level by domain (Proficient, Moderately Proficient, Below Proficient).

For complete details regarding the PMP eligibility requirements and the PMP exam, please review the PMP® Handbook.

Go to PMI's website for information about the PMP exam.

Eligibility requirements to qualify for PMP

How to Get the PMP

Earning your PMP Certification is a commitment, and that's why it is valuable. Do you have real-world project management experience that's led to success? Great—you’ve finished the hardest part. Before you apply, make sure you meet of the following sets of PMP Certification requirements:

  • A four-year degree
  • Three years leading projects
  • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certification

— OR —

  • A high school diploma or an associate’s degree (or global equivalent)
  • Five years leading projects
  • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certification

Information pulled directly from PMI website

PMP Renewal Requirements (Maintaining your PMP certification) 

Maintaining your PMP certification requires you to earn 60 professional development units (PDUs) over a 3-year cycle. For detailed information about the process visit the PMI's website on maintaining your PMP. 

Contact UD

For more information about this course, discount information, or help registering please contact Kathy Whitgrove via email or 972-721-5298. 

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