Western Offers Project Management Certification Exam Prep; Info Sessions to be held Sept. 5 and 24

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 3:30pm

Contact: Alisyn Maggiora, Western Washington University Extended Education, at (360) 650-3717 or Alisyn.Maggiora@wwu.edu           

BELLINGHAM ­– Western Washington University will offer a course this fall to prepare participants for the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam.

Information sessions are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. ON Thursday, Sept. 5 and Tuesday, Sept. 24 at Western's Communications Facility Room 314.

This 10-week evening course will build a solid foundation in project management and help provide participants tools to pursue a career in a growing field. Fall classes begin Oct. 3.

PMP is the only certification recognized worldwide as a standard for project management capability and experience. It is rapidly gaining acceptance and strength and, as of January 2012, there are more than 471,000 PMPs worldwide. 

PMP certification is now a minimum requirement for appointment of senior project managers in many local and international companies. A PMP certification tells employers you have a solid foundation of project management knowledge that can be readily applied in the workplace.

PMP expert Robin Halliday will teach key concepts, techniques and practices to help participants pass the PMP certification exam with confidence. Halliday earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and her master’s degree from Western. She spent more than 25 years as a manager for a software company, during which she also taught business software and management classes throughout the United States and Canada and provided training to many companies. Halliday has taught PMP preparation for more than five years and more recently began to teach Lean Startup and Entrepreneurship Methods as well.

The Project Management Institute is the world’s leading association in the project management profession. Earning a professional credential through PMI means you have:

  • Demonstrated the appropriate education or professional experience
  • Passed a rigorous examination
  • Agreed to abide by a professional code of conduct
  • Committed to maintaining an active credential by meeting continuing certification requirements

PMI credentials offer a well structured pathway to professional growth that is likely to lead to personal and career advancement.  Western’s PMP preparation course is designed to help people gain these prestigious credentials and pave the way for great career opportunities.

For more information, please visit www.wwu.edu/projmt , email ExtendedEd@wwu.edu or call (360) 650-3717.