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Master the project life cycle, manage projects of all sizes and solve challenges facing your projects with this certificate program built on the core standards from PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Whether you are currently a project manager, a manager of project managers, or have the desire to become one, the essential tools are available through this certificate program.

The certificate program covers aspects of all 10 Project Management Knowledge Areas and provides specific coverage of the 47 PMBOK® Guide processes.
 

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Curriculum & Course Details

  • Managing Your Project and Its Stakeholders
  • Planning Project Scope and Schedule
  • Managing Project Resources, Cost and Quality
  • Controlling Project Change and Risk

Course Details

Beginning with an overview of project management best practices and a standardized framework of project management knowledge, the program explains how projects and project lifecycles fit within the goals, structure and culture of an organization.

The certificate program moves on to project initiation, where, as part of a case study, participants produce a project charter and a stakeholder register. Using key outputs from initiation and other inputs, participants work in teams to produce a work breakdown structure (WBS) that defines what the project deliverables will include. The WBS then becomes a key input to develop a project schedule. Continuing with project planning, participants develop a time-phased budget and gain practice with various cost estimating techniques. As part of procurement management, participants learn about the various contract types used in procurement. They practice quality management techniques by learning how to develop and utilize quality metrics. Coverage of the planning processes concludes with risk planning, where participants develop a risk register and risk response plans.

The focus of the program then moves from planning to monitoring and control from a variety of perspectives, including scope, time, cost, communications, and risk.
During the 5 days, the certificate program covers aspects of all ten Project Management Knowledge Areas and provides specific coverage of the 47 PMBOK® Guide processes.

What You Will Learn

  • How projects assist an organization in achieving its goals
  • The factors leading to successful project outcomes
  • How to initiate a project using a project charter
  • How to identify and analyze project stakeholders
  • Ways to determine stakeholder information needs and project communication requirements
  • The key responsibilities of the project manager during project execution
  • How to manage stakeholder expectations to ensure stakeholder satisfaction
  • How to create a responsibility assignment matrix
  • How to develop a project scope statement and decompose a project to build a work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • How to decompose WBS work packages into activities and construct a project schedule network diagram
  • How to estimate durations for project activities
  • How to perform project schedule calculations and identify the critical path
  • Analogous, parametric, bottom-up, and three-point cost estimating techniques
  • How to prepare a time-phased cost budget
  • Key steps to selecting a type of contract
  • The value of a quality metric and how it will be measured to achieve a quality goal for a product or process
  • How to create a cause-and-effect diagram and use it to perform a root cause analysis
  • How project status information supports project monitoring and control
  • How to assess project risks based on probability and impact
  • How to develop appropriate risk response strategies to address positive and negative risks
  • How to analyze work performance data, using the earned value management (EVM) technique
  • The necessary steps in a change control procedure in order to ensure that only authorized changes are made to project baselines
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Requirements

Eligibility

  • Computer literacy
  • Access to a computer throughout program
  • A valid email account
  • Fluency in English, including reading and writing
  • Registration complete via either phone or online
  • Tuition paid in full or loan tuition amount certified and received prior to program start

Admission is discretionary. CEG/Duke University Management Training programs require students be at least 18 years of age and meet minimum suitability standards. Students are not matriculated Duke University students and university student privileges do not apply to CEG/Duke University Management Training programs students. CEG/Duke University Management Training programs reserve the exclusive right, at their sole and absolute discretion, to withhold registration or require withdrawal from the program of any student or applicant.

Certificate requirements

After completing the certificate program, fulfilling the course requirements and passing post-course exams, participants receive a letter grade and certificate of completion jointly issued by CEG/Duke University Management Training Programs.

Requests for transcripts should be directed to CEG at studentrecords@corpedgroup.com 

1.800.288.7246 (US only)
+1.978.649.8200
info@corpedgroup.com

Certificates are of non-credit status and therefore do not apply toward a degree.

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Registration

To register:

  1. Be sure you meet registration requirements.
  2. REGISTER ONLINE 24/7 using a credit card with our secure, real-time registration system. Add the course(s) to your shopping cart and follow the instructions for checking out.
  • If you are securing a loan for tuition payment please contact us by phone.
  1. Telephone during regular business hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, Eastern Standard Time, (excluding Duke holidays and weekends) 919-684-6259 or toll-free 1-866-edu-duke

You will receive confirmation of your registration.  

Note: Once registered, enrollment details will be emailed by our partner, Corporate Education Group (CEG,) at least a week prior to the start date of the course/program.

Questions regarding course participation should be directed to a CEG Training Advisor at 1-800-288-7246 (US only)/ +1-978-649-8200 or info@corpedgroup.com.

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Tuition & Funding Sources

Tuition

$2,895

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Policies & Procedures

Cancellation Policies

Notice of cancellation, (which occurs prior to the beginning of a program or course) and withdrawal, (which occurs after the beginning of a program or course) should be conveyed via email to the organization which processed the registration initially: Corporate Education Group (CEG) or Duke Continuing Studies (DCS). This notification email should include the first and last name used to register for the course/program, the title of the course/program, start date and the reason for cancelling or withdrawing.

Refunds, if applicable, are issued by the organization which originally processed the registration, paid only to the recipient who originally purchased the course/program and credited to the original source of payment.

For Instructor-led classroom-based or Virtual programs:
Refunds for cancellations or withdrawals will be made to REGISTRANT on a per course basis in accordance with the following refund schedule:

  • If REGISTRANT cancels more than 14 calendar days prior to the Start Date, either CEG/DCS will refund all monies paid.
  • If REGISTRANT cancels between 14 and 7 calendar days prior to the Start Date, either CEG/DCS will retain 25% of the course cost.
  • If REGISTRANT cancels less than 7 calendar days prior to the Start Date, either CEG/DCS will retain an amount equal to 50% of the course cost.
  • If REGISTRANT withdraws after their Start Date, but prior to the midpoint of the program’s scheduled hours, either CEG/DCS will retain an amount equal to 75% of the course cost.
  • If REGISTRANT withdraws at or after the midpoint of the program’s scheduled hours, either CEG/DCS will retain 100% of the course cost.

For Asynchronous (self-paced) online programs:
Refunds for cancellations or withdrawals will be made to REGISTRANT on a per program basis in accordance with the following refund schedule:

  • If REGISTRANT cancels within 3 calendar days of having received his or her login and password and has not yet logged into the program, either CEG/DCS will refund all monies paid.
  • If REGISTRANT cancels within 3 calendar days of having received his or her login and password and already has logged into the program, either CEG/DCS will retain an amount equal to 50% of the course cost.
  • If REGISTRANT cancels 4 or more calendar days after having received his or her login and password, but prior to accessing 50% of the courses in the program or 50% of the modules in a course, either CEG/DCS will retain an amount equal to 90% of the course cost.

Cancellation of a course/program by either CEG or DCS entitles the student to a full refund.

For questions or to send a written notification of cancellation or withdrawal:

CEG: 
1-800-288-7246 (US only)/ +1-978-649-8200 
 info@corpedgroup.com.

Duke Continuing Studies: 
1.866.eduduke (338-3853) 
learnmore@duke.edu

Bad Checks

If a check is returned for insufficient funds, we will charge a returned check fee of $35. Checks will not be resubmitted. The replacement payment must include the additional $35 and be in the form of cash, money order, or credit card.

Tax Deductions

Course fees and expenses are sometimes tax deductible. Please consult an accountant concerning this matter. Non-credit programs at Duke Continuing Studies do not generate 1098-T forms, in accordance with the following IRS guideline:

Instructions for Forms 1098-E and 1098-T published by the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, states “You do not have to file Form 1098-T or furnish a statement for: Courses for which no academic credit is offered, even if the student is otherwise enrolled in a degree program…”

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