PM 6100

Project Management Essentials

Online Certification Training

This program will provide foundational knowledge for successfully running and managing projects within any business or organization. Watch a program sneak peek below!

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6  Weeks
Program Length
Avg. Starting Salary*
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This program is NOT available to residents of the following states: AR, LA, ND, NV, OK, PA, RI, WI

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Monthly Payment Options as low as $217 Payment Plans for Every Student

Talk with an Education Consultant to pick the perfect payment plan, from paying in full to installments with interest rates from 0-12%.

Total Tuition $2,500 Pay in Full

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*Students in Maryland are not eligible for MedCerts payment plans but may be eligible for other tuition options. Speak to an Education Consultant for further information.

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MedCerts offers financial aid options through these government grant-funded programs – MyCAA, Workforce Funding (including WIOA), and Department of Defense Credentialing Assistance or COOL funding for the Army, Air Force and Coast Guard. Those eligible include Military Spouses; active duty Army, Reserves, and National Guard members; active duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air Force National Guard, and US Space Force; active duty Coast Guard and SELRES members (enlisted and officers); or workforce-funded qualifying job seekers. Speak to an Education Consultant to see if you qualify.

What does someone with Project Management Essentials do?

A project manager could find themselves working in a variety of industries ranging from IT to contracting, publishing or any number of corporate businesses. Regular job responsibilities include defining the key characteristics and objectives of projects, maintaining schedules and regulating timelines for completion, managing communications between different teams and clients and successfully closing and completing a project.

Entry Level Jobs in the US
Project Management Essentials will see available jobs grow 8.0% over the next ten years.
All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

What You’ll Learn
PM 6100
Project Management Essentials

The Project Management training program provides an overview of the project management essentials as outlined in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) - published by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Specifically, it introduces the characteristics of a project, the responsibilities that accompany project management and the differences between portfolios, programs and projects. The project management certification program will identify key project management concepts and terms and provide information about the variables that can influence project outcomes. It will also cover the project stakeholders and the organizational influences on a project. This course provides a foundational knowledge base reflecting the most up-to-date project management information so learners can effectively put principles to work in their own organizations.

Finally, we provide Microsoft Word and Excel training. These courses offer strong word processing and spreadsheet skills that are valuable to the Project Manager in all industries. According to Burning Glass data, Microsoft Word and Excel are in the top 5 Baseline Skills required by employers for Project Manager candidates.

The PMI was founded in 1969 and is the world’s leading association for those who consider project, program or portfolio management their profession. Our online Project Management program will prepare you for the CAPM certification exam. PMI's certifications are distinguished by their global development and application, which makes them transferable across industries and geographic borders. Upon completion, MedCerts will sponsor the cost of the CAPM exam.

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  1. Understand the project management process from start to finish
  2. Define project prioritization, life cycles and roles
  3. Assess project recovery alternatives and develop recovery plans
  4. Identify the elements involved in performing and controlling projects
  5. Manager project closure and transitioning process
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Enrollment Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Web browser with internet connection
  3. Course registration & payment
  4. Associates Degree or qualifying Project Management experience

MedCerts-Covered Materials*

  1. Expert-led video based training
  2. Textbook: PMBOK
  3. Competency assessments
  4. National Certification exam fee

Student Services

  1. Dedicated Student Success Advisors
  2. Tailored support based on performance & behavior
  3. Exam preparation process
  4. 1 yr. post-program access to Career Center & Career Coaches

*The cost of all materials needed for this program are covered by MedCerts. They are not included in the tuition costs and the student is not liable for any costs or fees related to the above materials.

Required Courses
MS 2000

Microsoft Office Series I

32 hours
2 Weeks

This set of courses will provide the range of skills needed to create professional-quality documents within an office environment. The content covered includes how to create, edit and enhance documents in Microsoft Word, and how to organize, calculate and analyze information in Microsoft Excel.

    • Create professional quality documents in Microsoft Word and Excel
    • Prepare, edit and proof documents in Microsoft Word
    • Enhance Microsoft Word documents with lists, tables and graphics
    • Organize data and perform calculations using Microsoft Excel
    • Analyze information in Microsoft Excel using filters, tables and pivot tables
PM 6011

Project Management for CAPM

64 hours
4 Weeks

Project management is one of the business world's most in-demand skill-sets. Project-based operations have become the norm in today's business world and it's crucial to choose a good and proven method for managing projects. Every aspect of project management is affected by the organization, the social environment, the project stakeholders, both internal and external, and many other aspects of the context in which the project is carried out. Understanding this context is critical to good planning and good decision making as the project progresses toward achieving its objectives. Projects are temporary endeavors and can be simple or complex.

This course is based on The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PEMBOK Guide) which establishes the international standard regarding the project management discipline. This course meets or exceeds the requirements for earning the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification. The CAPM credential is considered the standard of excellence in the field of project management and is often required by employers.

    • Describe the project management process from start to finish
    • Comprehend methods for assessing project needs, costs, and risks
    • Define project prioritization, life cycles, and roles
    • Identify the elements in performing and controlling projects
    • Manage project closure and transitioning process
    • Understand project proposals, definitions, and selection
Code Course Duration
MS 2000 2 Weeks
PM 6011 4 Weeks
Total Program Duration 6 Weeks

Project Management Essentials

Job Opportunities

Project Manager

$58,000 – $100,000*
Estimated Salary
Entry Level

Project/Program Administrative Assistant

$30,000 – $40,000*
Estimated Salary
Career Potential

Program Manager

$62,000 – $115,000*
Estimated Salary
  1. This program is NOT available to residents of the following states: Arkansas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Wisconsin
  2. While MedCerts training and related target certifications may be accepted and/or approved by your state of residency, employers reserve the right to dictate prerequisite education, experience, or certification/licensure requirements for their positions. We strongly advise students to research target job posts from area employers and relevant state requirements, barriers, or restrictions prior to enrollment to ensure eligibility upon graduation.

Project Management Essentials