Project Management Boot Camp Prepares Leaders for Certification

The Rinker School of Business will host a project management boot camp. Stock image from PixabayThe University’s Rinker School of Business will offer its first project management boot camp in September.

The boot camp provides project managers or prospective project managers the classroom hours required to take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® or the Certified Associate in Project Management® exams. The PMP certification requires an additional 4,500 hours of professional experience leading and directing projects.

The Project Management Institute® estimates that project management-oriented jobs will grow worldwide by 33 percent from 2017 to 2027. The high-paying jobs are in fields such as biotechnology, aerospace, finance, health care, telecommunications and distribution and logistics — all top industries in the Palm Beaches, said Dr. Lane Cohee, associate professor of management.

Before joining PBA, Cohee completed a 30-year career in the aerospace and defense industry.

Project management is the initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing of any activity having a defined start and end point. While some projects may be simple, larger projects can span multiple years and billions of dollars in value.

“Many industry positions may be referred to as project management but do not use a standardized set of processes, skills and lexicon,” Cohee said. “Achieving certification demonstrates that a person understands and can apply widely-accepted industry practices.”

The boot camp includes 35 hours of interactive training offered over four days — two weekends — focused on certification test preparation. Boot camp is September 20-21 and 27-28 at the University’s Lassiter Student Center. The cost is $1,295 per person before July 15 and $1,395 after that. The deadline to register is August 20.

Additionally, the University offers an MBA concentration in project management and a PBA certificate for project managers or prospective project managers who desire the same three-course offering without the MBA. Students in either program earn the classroom hours required to sit for the PMP® or CAPM® exams.

For more information, contact Cohee at lane_cohee@pba.edu. Register for boot camp at http://www.pba.edu/pmcamp.

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