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Classes and Schedule

The Certificate consists of 96 hours of classroom instruction in 4 modules which can be completed in 16 weeks or less. You can begin the program at the start of Modules A, B, or D which are offered several times throughout the year (see Mahwah or Lyndhurst Module/Class Schedule). All lecture notes are posted online for the sessions, so a missed session or two does not adversely impact program completion.

Students may enter the program during Modules A, B and D only.

Module Details

MODULE A - Project Management Framework—24 Contact Hours (OR MGMT472 may substitute)
  1. Definitions from the Project Management Institute
    • What is a project?  When does it start?
    • Project life cycle, expenditure rate
    • What is a process?
    • Project deliverables, process groups
  2. Project Management Integration
    • What are integration skills?
    • How to develop a project charter
  3. Managing for Profit-Defining and managing aggregate risk
    • Project portfolio
    • Strategic project management
    • The economics of projects
  4. The Project Management Plan and components
    • Schedule plan
    • Cost management plan
    • Quality plan
    • Procurement plan
    • Human Resource Plan
    • Work Breakdown Structure
    • Schedule baseline
    • Cost performance baseline
  5. Project Scope Management. How to:
    • Acquire the project team
    • Develop the project team
    • Manage the project team
  6. Project Human Resource Management. How to:
    • Identify project stakeholders
    • Understand the communication needs of stakeholders
    • Define the distribution process
    • Communicate project performance information and project quality information
  7. Communication Management. How to:
    • Scheduling
    • Risk Management
    • Interpersonal Skills
  8. Overview of Project:
    • Scheduling
    • Risk Management
    • Interpersonal Skills
MODULE B - Schedule Management-24 Contact Hours
    1. Tools
      • MS Project
      • Visio
      • Excel
    2. Schedule development process
      • Scheduling components
        • Define and estimate activity requirements
        • Establish activity dependencies
        • Forecasting resources
      • Good practices
      • Conformance index
    3. Monitoring and control of schedule performance
  • Project Cost Management-avoiding cost-based schedule delays.  How to
    • Estimate project costs
    • Develop the project budget
    • Manage resources. Resource and cost a schedule in class.
    • Monitor and control cost performance

  1. Project Procurement Management-key to schedule control
    • What percentage of total work is from suppliers?
    • Planning for procurements
    • Selecting qualified sellers
    • Managing the contractual relationships
MODULE C-Risk and Quality Management-24 Contact Hours
    1. Risk Analysis and Response Planning.  How to:
      • Plan risk management
      • Identify risks
      • Perform qualitative risk analysis
      • Perform quantitative risk analysis
  • Risk Communication and Governance.  How to:
      • Plan risk responses and develop a mitigation strategy
      • Implement risk response plans
      • Monitor and control risks
      • Manage risk in procurement
  • Technical Performance Management
      • Defining technical performance measurements
      • Planning for technical risk
      • Scope, technical risk, and quality
  • Project Quality Management
      • Product development
      • Process development.
      • Technical maturity
      • Defining and planning for quality
      • Establishing project quality standards
      • Monitoring and controlling product / project quality
MODULE D-Exam Prep-24 Contact Hours
  • Exam structure
  • Test bank size
  • Efficient studying
  • Question analysis by topic
  • Confounding questions
    • Choose the best answer
    • Excess information supplied
  • Question breakdown by type
    • Math questions
    • Memorization questions
    • Input/output/process questions
    • Concept questions
    • Vignette questions
    • Detail questions
    • General Coverage, all  Project Management Professional (PMP)® and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Exam Question areas, including ethics
    • Discuss 200+ questions in class, including analyzing correct and incorrect answers

Class Schedules

Spring 2018 - Monday & Wednesday Classes - Mahwah

SPRING 2018 Mahwah—Lecture Numbers, Dates and Times


Spring 2018 - Tuesday & Thursday Classes - Lyndhurst

SPRING 2018 MEADOWLANDS—Lecture Numbers, Dates and Times


John R. Thomas, P.M.P., MBA, M.S.E.
Director of Professional Business Certification Programs
Anisfield School of Business
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Phone: (201) 684-7699
Cell: (845) 781-0264


For General Information about Ramapo College certificate and continuing education programs administered through the Center for Innovative and Professional Learning, please contact:

Center for Innovative and Professional Learning (A-216)
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Phone: (201) 684-7370
Fax: (201) 684-7277

Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) are registered marks of Project Management Institute, Inc.