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Certification in Project Management (Online) PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition

Next Date: Self-Paced

Investment: $2,300

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Whether you’re studying for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam, learning the basics of project management, or preparing to transition into a different career, Rutgers Executive Education delivers the training and guidance you need to help you meet and exceed your goals. The Certification in Project Management program serves as a great way to build the skills to keep your projects on task, on time and on budget. This program also fulfills the required project management education hours for PMP® certification.


What I liked about this program is that it was self-paced and my learning facilitator was very flexible with my schedule. Also, the review sessions with him were very helpful. My learning facilitator was very knowledgeable and if there were any areas I was unclear about he was able to clarify so that I was able to fully understand the material.

I would recommend this program to others. I thought that the online site was very easy to use and covered all necessary topics. I found it very helpful in my everyday work responsibilities. Also, the program is self-paced which was great for me especially with my full time job and personal responsibilities.
—CJ Walcott, New Jersey


The content in this program is mapped to PMI®’s PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition – this is the body of knowledge on which the PMP® and CAPM® exams are be based. While the PMP® exam changed January 1, 2021, the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition remains the latest and is a principal focus of the CAPM® and PMP® until at least a date in the latter part of 2021.

If you are taking this program with PMI® Certification in mind, you will be glad to know that test-prep tools are available for you to take advantage of, including an online test prep module and video-based “boot camp.” These are optional, included features of the learning program, which also includes work with your Rutgers Learning Facilitator.

In this highly interactive curriculum—delivered fully online —you will learn how to apply project management practices to achieve success. The emphasis of this program is on providing the practical skills and tools necessary so that you can begin managing projects of any scale immediately upon your return to the workplace.

1. Enjoy One-on-One Support from Experts in Project Management

This program is developed and facilitated by Project Management Professional (PMP)® subject experts with extensive industry experience. A subject matter expert will serve as your dedicated Learning Facilitator, guiding and mentoring throughout the entire program. They will provide insight into the practice of Project Management in a variety of industries and how to successfully manage your projects from start to finish.

Study a Robust Curriculum in Alignment with The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition

The Rutgers Project Management curriculum is directly tied to The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, as well as other valuable learning about best practices in project management.   The curriculum consists of a variety of learning assets including:

  1. Dynamic state of the art e-learning
  2. Dedicated one-on-one virtual meetings with your Rutgers Learning Facilitator
  3. An optional PMP® Online Test Prep module and “Boot Camp”  that will help prepare you for PMI’s® PMP® or CAPM® certification.
  4. 3 months’ access to the robust e-Learning library, so you can continue learning even after your program is complete!

PDU®’s: 55 hours.

3. Earn a Rutgers University Professional Certificate

Upon completion, you will be presented with an official Rutgers University Professional Certificate. Update your LinkedIn profile, hang your certificate on your wall and share your accomplishments with your supervisor and colleagues. Celebrate your accomplishment!

4. Get Certified!

Your professional certificate adequately prepares you to apply for PMI’s® PMP® or CAPM® certification. You will satisfy the education requirement* necessary to apply for these highly sought-after certifications and benefit from extended access to the eLearning library so you can continue to refresh your knowledge before you sit for the exam.

PMI, PMBOK, PMP, CAPM and the PMI Registered Education Provider logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

*Please visit the PMI® website for PMP® credential requirements beyond the 35 hours of professional education needed to sit for the exam, as well as on upcoming changes: https://www.pmi.org/certifications/project-management-pmp

This program has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Labor for workforce training grants. Funding may be available for those receiving unemployment benefits. Contact us for more information.
  • This program is self-paced; you can begin your program within 1-2 business days of your online registration
  • Enjoy the support of a Rutgers Learning Facilitator, who will provide real world case studies and experience to add to the value of your learning experience
  • You will work one-on-one with your Rutgers mentor to set a flexible schedule that will allow you to incorporate your learning into your schedule and complete in a time frame that works for you.

Our certificate program is intended for both new and experienced project managers who have little formal education in project management. Our program will give you the tools, skills, theories, and techniques necessary to be successful.

  • Selected topics:
  • Managing Projects within Organizations
  • Project Management Overview
  • Project Management Process Groups
  • Integrated Initiation and Planning
  • Integrated Project Execution, Monitoring, and Control
  • Integrated Project Change Control and Close
  • Project Requirements and Defining Scope
  • Create Work Breakdown Structure
  • Monitoring and Controlling Project Scope
  • Defining and Sequencing Project Activities
  • Estimating Activity Resources and Durations
  • Developing and Controlling the Project Schedule
  • Estimating and Budgeting Project Costs
  • Controlling Costs
  • Project Quality Planning
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • Planning Project Human Resources
  • Managing Project Human Resources
  • Stakeholders and the Communication Management Plan
  • Processes for Managing Project Communications
  • Risk Management Planning
  • Performing Risk Analysis
  • Risk Response, Monitor, and Control
  • Identifying Project Risks
  • Planning Project Procurement
  • Managing Procurements
  • The Role of Ethics in Project Management
  • Core PMI® Values and Ethical Standards
  • Planning and Managing Project Human Resources Simulation
  • Communicating Effectively with Project Stakeholders Simulation

Rutgers Executive Education is a Registered Education Provider (REP®) with Project Management Institute (PMI) and our Certification in Project Management program provides 55 hours of e-learning education aligned with the Project Management Body of Knowledge Sixth Edition (PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition).

If you are interested in pursuing PMP® certification, our program more than satisfies PMI’s® education requirement. With recent changes in PMI’s exam and exam application requirements please check with PMI regarding receiving PDU for this program.
Details about PMI’s® certification and exam requirements are available at: www.pmi.org


PMI, PMBOK Guide, PMP and CAPM are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

In order to support your organization’s training and growth, Executive Education will provide you with additional savings if three or more individuals from your organization enroll in the same certificate program. Please contact a learning consultant for more information.