WWU offering project-management certification course

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

Information sessions are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, and Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Room 314 of WWU’s Communications Facility.

The 10-week evening course is designed to give students 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 WWU.

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.

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

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