Project Management

This exam preparation series at College of DuPage arms you with the knowledge and confidence required to become certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP®) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®)

Upcoming Courses

Essentials of Project Management
Improve your skill set or the productivity of your workforce. This two-day, hands-on course, led by a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), gives you the opportunity to work toward PMP® or CAPM® certification while learning to deliver projects on time, reliably and within your budget. Whether you are already on a project management career track or would like to move in that direction, this course is an ideal way to develop your ability to deliver projects. 14 project management education hours

Thursday, Feb. 6 and 13 
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
BSPMP-0200-001, $575
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1127

Advanced Project Management
Receive in-depth instruction on advanced topics such as earned value, procurement management, stakeholder relationship management, quality management and team leadership. This course helps project managers improve their project outcomes and successfully deliver complex projects. 14 project management education hours.

Thursday, Feb. 20 and 27
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
BSPMP-0210-001, $575
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1127

Project Management Certification Preparation

Take the next step in your career and work toward certification as a Project Management Professional. This one-day course helps you review principles of project management and prepare for the PMP® exam. Test prep materials are included: PMP® Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, A Guide to the Project Management of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) and Rita Mulcahy's PMP® Exam Prep.
7 project management education hours

Thursday, March 5
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
BSPMP-0220-001, $495
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1127

Please note: 35 project management education hours are required to sit for the PMP® exam.  These hours are met by registering for Essentials (14 hours), Advanced (14 hours) and Cert Prep (7 hours).

Certification Information

The certification exams for Project Management Professional (PMP®) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) are not included in the program. Please see the Project Management Institute (PMI) website to learn how to apply for an exam. For a step-by-step outline of the certification process, read "How to Get Your Certification" on Andy Kaufman's website.

About the Instructor
Read more about Andy Kaufman on his LinkedIn Profile.

What Participants are Saying
"Andy is very good at what he does. Giving us his real world information helps me to have a better understanding of all the moving parts of project management."
-Michael Baxter, Project Manager, Scientific Games Inc.

"The entire training was valuable to me."
-Deitra Tribble, Project Manager, Glanbia Performance Nutrition

"Instructor is awesome!"
Stan Hoff, Field Test Manager, Navistar

 

Agile Project Management: PMI-ACP®

Now is the perfect time to earn your Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) at College of DuPage. This is the fastest growing credential from Project Management Institute. Agile training is an excellent next step for to those who have been trained on traditional project management approaches, including those who have already earned certifications from Project Management Institute (PMI).

Agile projects are characterized by short work iterations and incremental development of products, made possible by focusing on business priorities and customer value. By producing smaller deliverables more frequently and efficiently, agile practices can be an excellent choice for teams that work in product development, programming, business analysis, and other collaborative areas.

Foundations of Agile Project Management
The first of two courses, Foundations provides you content that is aligned with exam objectives developed by Project Management Institute. Completion earns 7 PDUs for certified Project Management Professionals (PMP®).
Please purchase or rent the required textbook: Agile Practice Guide, Project Management Institute

Thursday, April 9
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
BSPMP-0500-010, $295
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1127

Agile Certified Practitioner Certification Prep
The second of two courses, Certification Prep gets you ready for the exam. Completion earns 14 PDUs for certified Project Management Professionals (PMP®).
Please purchase or rent the required textbook:  PMI-ACP Exam Prep, Updated Second Edition: A Course in a Book for Passing the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) Exam

Thursday and Friday, April, 23 and 24
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
BSPMP-0500-011, $575
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1127

Please note: 21 project management education hours are required for PMI-ACP®. These hours are met by registering for Foundations (14 hours) and Cert Prep (7 hours).

Careers

By 2027, employers will need 87.7 million individuals working in project management-oriented roles, according to PMI's 2017 Talent Gap Report. Project managers stand to benefit from a hiring push in project-rich sectors, such as healthcare, financial services and construction. Experienced project managers earn a median salary of $108,200.

 

Contact Continuing Education

Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208 CE@cod.edu
Fax: (630) 942-3785

Office Hours
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday