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Prepare for the PMP exam and gain project management knowledge with focused online courses.

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Are you ready to take the next step in your career as a project manager? If so, you could benefit from an online project management certification prep course at University of Maryland Global Campus, a leader in online education for working adults.­ Thanks to an alliance with CertWise, a project management education leader, UMGC is proud to offer high-quality certification courses and learning resources, such as exam prep, to help you achieve your Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

Choose UMGC for your PMP certification prep. We are dedicated to helping project management professionals like you advance their careers and build project management experience, knowledge, and skills. Our convenient, instructor-led online course is designed to prepare you for your PMP certification exam.

UMGC offers the CertWise Learning System for PMP Exam Preparation course. Another PMP-related online course, the Essentials of Project Management, is coming soon.

Why You Should Earn Your PMP Certification

The PMP is a high-profile project management certification offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). The need for employees with project management experience continues to grow—especially employees who have earned their certification. Employers will need nearly 88 million individuals in project management-oriented roles annually by 2027.* Project managers with a PMP certification also earn a median salary 32 percent higher than their non-certified counterparts.**

This certification can also increase the number project manager jobs available to you. Companies all over the world seek PMP-certified managers—some organizations only want applicants who have passed the PMP exam. Businesses have set this standard because they know employees with this PMP world-renowned certification will bring a wealth of project management knowledge to their job.

The demand for project managers has never been higher, making it an ideal time to earn your PMP certification.

* Source: PMI | “Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017–2027” | 2017

** Source: PMI | “Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey—Thirteenth Edition” | 2023

CertWise Learning System for PMP Exam Preparation

The PMP certification is a globally recognized, highly valued project management certification under the Project Management Institute (PMI)® umbrella. PMI is the world’s largest project manager community and provides members with industry knowledge, certifications, courses, resources and more.

PMP recognizes your ability to manage people, processes, and stakeholder priorities. As the world’s project management authority, PMI created PMP to acknowledge managers who’ve proven their project management expertise. PMP certification requirements include passing the 180-question PMP exam, created by actual project management professionals to reflect real-life project management scenarios.

Why Take UMGC's PMP Prep Course?

Earning the PMP certification demonstrates to employers and stakeholders that you have gained deep knowledge in the project management field, are capable of leading projects for any organization in any industry, and possess the job-ready project management skills to drive results.

UMGC's online project management exam prep course offers

  • Complete preparation for the current PMP exam
  • 35 contact hours of formal project management education—a PMP certification requirement
  • High-quality project management course materials
  • Continuous updates to remain current and project management industry relevant

This exam prep course is aligned with the current version of PMI's flagship publication, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

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Register for the Next PMP Exam Prep Course

Register for one of the three PMP exam prep course sessions in the spring 2024 term:
  • Upcoming Sessions:
    • August 20 - October 1, 2024 
    • October 15 - November 26, 2024 
    • January 7, 2025 - February 18, 2025
  • Lectures: The course features live lectures via Zoom on Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. ET.
  • Costs: The cost of the program is $1,595.
  • Materials: The online PMP exam prep course will use CertWise’s comprehensive learning system content, based on concepts from PMBOK 6 & PMBOK 7. These exam prep course materials are included in the cost.

* This course is not eligible for use with USM Tuition Remission Benefit.


How to Get Started

Need help starting the PMP certification prep course? Follow the steps below to register for the online PMP certification preparation course and take the PMP exam.


Interested in a Project Management Graduate Program?

Get a head start on a project management graduate degree or certificate! If you achieve your PMP certification, you may be able to earn credit for (3 Credits, PMAN 634), a graduate-level course in our master's degree specialization in project management and graduate certificate in project management.


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