The Central Washington University Office of Continuing Education

Project Management

HOURS: 100
FEES: $1695.00 USD


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Are you interested in learning more about project management? Whether your intent is to become a certified project manager or if you simply want to become more productive in your current role, this is the program for you. Build a solid foundation of essential project management terminology, processes, and tools. According to a recent study conducted for the Project Management Institute (PMI), an estimated one million project management jobs worldwide will be created each year throughout the next decade. 

Projects can be simple or complex.  While simple ones can be managed with a little bit of planning and a healthy dose of common sense, complex projects need a more formal approach.  In this course you can learn the key elements of good planning such as estimating, establishing project boundaries (scope) and scheduling.  You will also learn how to anticipate potential problems (risks) and ways to mitigate them.  This program is based on the internationally recognized standard: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge® (PMBOK), which ensures that you are learning project management methodologies, concepts, and terminology recognized worldwide and applicable across all industries.  Upon completion of this program, you will be able to put that new knowledge to use immediately. 

This combined online program consists of two parts. The first part, The Essentials of Project Management, will provide you with a solid foundation of project management concepts and ensure that you are familiar with the terminology.  Completion of this part of the program meets or exceeds the requirements for those interested in the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) ®, certification.  The second course is the PMP Exam Preparation course designed to focus you on the most testable concepts of project management and assist you in your certification goals.

ed2go is a global Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute (PMI). Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s) offer programs and courses that are preapproved for professional development units through PMI and have been reviewed by a project management professional (PMP) to ensure that they meet PMI's expectations for professional development in project management.

This program/course is a good choice for those looking for project management experience and those aspiring to obtain a PMI credential.  It's also an excellent choice for existing PMI credential holders looking for an approved activity for PMI's continuing certification PDUs. At the end of this course, you'll receive a certificate indicating your completion of PDUs equal to the number of hours of this course through ed2go, R.E.P. #3213. Please visit to learn more about PMI's credentials and how they may fit into your continuing education plans.

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Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to do the following:

  • Understand the essential elements of a project management foundation
  • Describe the concepts of project life cycle phases and project management process groups and how they are different
  • List and describe the ten project management knowledge areas
  • Understand and describe all project management processes and how they applied on projects
  • Meet or exceed the formal project management education requirement for the CAPM® or PMP® certification exam
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