4-Week Course
4 Continuing Education Units
40 Military Clock Hours
10 Military Clock Hours / Week

About the Course

Supporting the Latest Edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of (PMBOK® Guide).

Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Preparation prepares students for the CAPM® or PMP® certification exam offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Students may enroll as part of the Applied Project Management Program or as an individual course.

Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies offers this training in a 4-week course format, ideal for busy professionals to prepare for the PMP Exam while working and balancing many other responsibilities. This instructor-led course features live class sessions with faculty whose career experiences allow for unique insights, practical examples and relevant discussions.

PMP® Certification

By integrating the PMI PMBOK®, the PMI® Agile Guide and the PMI Choice® study materials, combined with the real-world applications taught by Villanova faculty, students are able to take what they’ve learned in the course and immediately apply it to their work and projects. This course provides the foundation and alignment with the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Exam and includes 36-weeks access to an additional resource classroom with 200 practice exam questions to help students as they prepare to sit for the exam following successful completion of the course.

Why earn PMP® certification?

  • The PMP® delivers value far into your career so it’s worth the time, money and investment
  • The PMP® proves you have the specific skills and experience employers want
  • PMP® certification holders report earning up to 25% more than noncertified project management professionals*
  • It delivers real value in the form of professional credibility, deep knowledge and increased earning potential

Why prepare with an Authorized Training Partner like Villanova University?

  • Courses are designed from “PMI-developed” PMP® exam prep material
  • You will learn from a PMI-vetted instructor
  • Our instructors are equipped to deliver PMP® exam and training content to PMI’s quality standards

*Project Management Institute, Project Management Salary Survey, 11th Edition, 2023.

Prerequisites for this course, if taken as an elective for the Certificate in Project Management: 

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4 Week Course
Week 1
Creating a High Performing Team
  • Building a team
  • Defining team ground rules
  • Negotiating project agreements
  • Empowering and training team members
  • Training team members and stakeholders
  • Engaging and support virtual teams
  • Building shared understanding about a project
Week 2
Starting a Project
  • Determining appropriate project methodology/methods and practices
  • Planning and managing scope
  • Planning and managing budget resources
  • Planning and managing schedule
  • Planning and managing quality of products and deliverables
  • Integrating project planning activities
  • Planning and managing procurement
  • Establishing project governance
  • Planning and managing project/phase closure
Week 3
Doing the Work
  • Assessing and managing risks
  • Executing project to deliver business value
  • Managing communications
  • Engaging stakeholders
  • Creating project artifacts
  • Managing project changes
  • Managing project issues
  • Ensuring knowledge transfer for project continuity
Week 4 - Part 1
Keeping the Team on Track
  • Leading a team
  • Supporting team performance
  • Addressing and removing impediments, obstacles and blockers
  • Managing conflict
  • Collaborating with stakeholders
  • Mentoring relevant stakeholders
  • Applying emotional intelligence
Week 4 - Part 2
Keeping the Business in Mind
  • Managing compliance requirements
  • Evaluating and delivering project benefits and value
  • Evaluating and addressing internal and external business environment changes
  • Supporting organizational change
  • Employing continuous process improvement
Learning Objectives
Skills Learned
Project Management Team Management Negotiation Budgeting Risk Assessment Risk Management Conflict Resolution Scope Management Change Management
What You’ll Study
  • Creating a High-Performing Team
  • Planning and Managing the Project
  • Executing and Assessing the Project Work
  • Keeping the Team on Track
  • Keeping the Business Environment in Mind
Related Certificate Programs

Applied Project Management Certificate

16+ Weeks
3 Courses

Learn to become an expert in project management while preparing for the PMP® or CAPM® Certification exam.

Certification Prep

Who Should Register?

Villanova’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Prep is designed for experienced project managers to enhance their knowledge of and skills in the field. Students will gain insight into the structure, grading system and study strategies required for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Exam. Through this course, students will explore content included in the latest edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

PMBOK, PMP, CAPM, Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Tuition & Payment

Total Course Cost


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