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UCI Division of Continuing Education Offers Advanced Preparatory Course For New Project Management Professional Exam

Additional Summer Courses Also Offered for the Project Management Certificate Program

IRVINE, Calif. – June 6, 2011 – The University of California, Irvine Extension introduces the newly revised online preparatory course for the latest version of the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Exam. The course, titled “Advanced PMBOK® Guide Applications,” provides business and project management professionals a thorough review of the nine knowledge areas covered in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)– Fifth Edition, with an emphasis on passing the new PMP® examination available after Aug. 31. The course is offered online beginning June 20 through Sept. 4. In addition, the Project Management Certificate Program will offer two summer courses, with registration currently underway.

“UC Irvine Extension is pleased to offer the latest in an advanced, updated course for individuals seeking to prepare for the new PMP exam,” said Melanie Mitchell, assistant director of business, management, and legal programs at UC Irvine Extension. “This course provides participants with the most up-to-date tools and resources for success on the exam.”

Course participants will learn to prepare a personal action plan based on the framework of the PMBOK® Guide—Fifth Edition to improve their ability to understand and apply project management concepts, tools, and techniques. By the end of the course, students will possess the skills necessary to identify project stakeholders, calculate the critical path, create risk responses and create a stakeholder management plan.

The additional online courses for the summer quarter include:

Creating the Project Office (June 27-Aug. 28): Participants will learn to improve organizational performance in the management of projects while increasing capacity to optimize results from projects contemplated and underway.

Project Management Practicum and Project Simulation (June 27-Aug. 28): A hands-on capstone course in which participants will simulate a project based on one or two case studies. The project will require students to create a complete project plan under typical business constraints, and perform a variety of tasks typically required of project managers on the job.

To learn more about the certificate program, visit http://unex.uci.edu/areas/business_mgmt/project_mgmt/. To register for the courses, call 949-824-5414 or visit http://unex.uci.edu/services/registration/.

About UCI Division of Continuing Education

The University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education (DCE) provides lifelong learning opportunities to thousands of students worldwide each year – fulfilling the school’s 60-year curriculum platform to connect degree programs to the world of work and achievement after graduation. The Division offers a broad range of certificate programs, specialized studies, and sequential courses to local, regional and global markets through online, on-campus and on-site delivery. A leader in the open education movement, the Division offers free Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and content through the UCI Open initiative. For more information about UCI Division of Continuing Education, visit ce.uci.edu.

About the University of California, Irvine

Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation, and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 36,000 students and offers 222 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy. For more on UCI, visit uci.edu.