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Get Ready for Your PMP® Exam

Project Management Prep Program

Learn how to study for and what it takes to pass the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam.

Project managers who are dedicated enough to get a certification from a governing body stand apart from the crowd. Show current and potential employers that you have a strong foundation in project management and the desire to be at the top of your professional game.

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification, offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, is one of the most valued certifications available in project management today. This program will prepare you for the PMP® exam. It also gives you 29 classroom hours and 6 additional online hours to complete the 35 hours needed to sit for the exam. Kick-start your project management career by taking the steps toward the PMP® certification.

PMI, PMP, and the PMBOK Guide are registered marks of Project Management Institute, Inc.

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Contact Sandy Bauer, program manager. She can help you determine if this program is the right fit for you, and answer any questions you have.


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Is This Program Right for You?

Since this is not a foundational course, you must have a background knowledge in project management to attend. Ideally, you have previously attended a formal project management class and are familiar with concepts presented in A guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) from the Project Management Institute. You should plan to take the PMP® exam within 60 days of completing this course.

Common job titles of program participants include:

  • Project managers
  • Project coordinators
  • Project analysts
  • Product managers
  • Program managers
  • Project team members 

Benefits of This Program

Earn the Required 35 Contact Hours for PMP® Designation

Our program has been approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® for the required 35 contact hours of training you need to sit for the PMP® exam. You’ll earn 29 contact hours in class and an additional 6 contact hours online. If you currently hold a PMI® certification, this program counts as 35 PDUs for maintaining your credentials. We are approved by PMI® to issue PDUs for project management programs.

Prepare to Conquer the Exam

Learn how to best prepare for the exam from a seasoned instructor with PMP® certification. You will walk away with tips and strategies on how to study and how to feel confident on exam day.

Learn the Ins and Outs of the PMBOK® Guide

Work through the PMBOK® Guide - Sixth edition and understand what it means to be a PMP® certified project manager.

Wayne Kaul, program instructor, talks about how he helps participants prepare for the PMP® exam. They start off by taking a deep dive into the PMBOK® Guide. This prep program touches on some topics mentioned in the PMBOK® Guide and on the test itself.

Executive Education: Project Management Prep

This video explains the tools and practices that will be made available to those who enroll in the Project Management Prep course through the University of St. Thomas' Executive Education Program. Information and exercises offered through this program will prepare participants for the PMP® exam.


To help you prepare for the PMP®  exam, our Project Management Prep program uses lecture, in-class exercises and practice questions to teach you what you need to know to pass it.

In this program you will:

  • Learn helpful approaches to study for the exam
  • Study class materials and the following books:
    • PMBOK® Guide - sixth edition
    • The PMP® Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try, Sixth Edition
  • Identify areas that require further study
  • Align your practical knowledge with the PMBOK® Guide terminology
  • Formulate a test-taking strategy with the guidance of a PMP® certified instructor
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Becoming a Project Management Professional

Shortly after taking the Project Management Prep program course, Audrey Thayer passes the PMP® exam with flying colors.
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