Project Management TheCourse
Project management is an evolving profession, and employers are increasingly requiring that their project managers be certified. TheCourse is designed to teach the core competencies of project management, while preparing students to pass Project Management Institute's PMP certification exam.
TheCourse was developed, maintained and is conducted by a Registered Education Provider of the Project Management Institute (PMI). It is registered with PMI as a 56-hour course, surpassing PMI's 35-hour requirement, and pre-approved by PMI to prepare students for certification as Project Management Professionals (PMP). Course materials include PMI's Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge Current Edition (PMBOK currently 5th edition), workbooks tailored for TheCourse, and TheTest, a Test Engine containing several hundred exam-like questions, to download and use on your own computer.
TheCourse teaches the five process groups and ten knowledge areas of PMBOK, the PMI code of ethics and professional conduct, and a review of general management topics known to be in the PMP exam.
Why should you take TheCourse vs. another similar program?
PMI has rated TheCourse 95.63%, vs. their average rating of all providers of 86.12%.
Students receive a one-year license to the online course material consisting of 16 multi-media presentations, an online library of more than 100 academic papers and tutorials on technical terms that have appeared in the last four editions of PMBOK, specific homework assignments, and a test engine with some 700 exam-like questions. The test engine, designed to look and operate like the PMP exam, is downloaded for installation on the student's computer.
Hard copy course material mailed to the student consists of a copy of the current PMBOK, workbooks containing copies of the online presentations and exam-like questions pertaining to the presentations, and an Answer Book with answers, citations and explanations to the questions. Registered students have access to TheCourse forum, to ask questions and discuss issues with other students and with the instructors.
Upon certification, students receive lifetime access to the online course material at no cost. Thus the student continues to learn and to earn Professional Development Units (PDUs), which are required to maintain certification. This is a unique feature of TheCourse.
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About the Author of TheCourse
Norris Goff, developer of TheCourse curriculum and materials, is the principal instructor for online students. Norris has been a project manager since about 1965, at which time he was employed by Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). Projects he managed include the New York City Off-Track Betting System and the US Department of Agriculture nationwide integrated system, each costing some $500 million in current dollars. He developed Guidelines for Project Management for CSC, circa 1970. He has published numerous articles in professional journals, and in 1975 wrote the US Government Guidelines for benchmarking computers, FIPS PUB 42. In recent years, prior to developing TheCourse in 2001, he was a contract project manager.
Norris has an MBA from Southeastern University and an undergraduate degree in Data Processing Management. He is certified by Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional (PMP).
Info about PMP Certification
View the official PMI information about the Project Management Professional credential and how to apply for the examination.