Foundations and Prep for PMP® Exam

Position yourself for a big career move with PMP® certification!

A career in project management offers a variety of jobs across industries, incredible growth potential, and excellent compensation with the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification as a proven means to reach these goals. Ensure you are prepared for the rigorous PMP® exam with Villanova University’s NEW and enhanced Project Management learning system that combines in class instruction and online tools. Both courses are based on PMI’s® A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Fifth Edition and are designed to improve your project management skills; and foster your professional growth.

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Course Fees & Schedule

Location:                        Villanova University
                                      Main Campus
                                      800 Lancaster Avenue
                                      Villanova, PA 19085

Course Dates:

September 3 - December 3, 2015 (Click Register Button for details)
Thursday Evenings: 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Foundations Cost:

PMI-Member: $900.00

Non PMI-Member: $1200.00

Prep Cost:


Non PMI-Member:$1100.00

& Prep Cost

PMI-Member: $1500.00

Non PMI-Member: $1800.00


Philadelphia Navy Yard
4775 League Island Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA  19112

Course Dates:

October 3 - November 14, 2015 (Click Register button for details)
Saturdays: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Foundations Cost:

PMI-Member: $950.00

Non PMI-Member: $1250.00

Prep Cost:

PMI-Member: $850.00

Non PMI-Member: $1150.00

& Prep Cost


Non PMI-Member: $1900.00


Tuition includes the cost of lunch for all Saturday classes.


  • Cost of taking the PMP® Credential Exam is NOT included in the course fee.
  • Parking Fees for classes held on campus are not included. 

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About the Program

Foundations in Project Management is an in-depth introduction to the principles of project management. Utilizing the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) 5th Edition, students will explore the 5 Knowledge Domains and 10 Knowledge Areas which are tested on the PMP® exam. Taught by nationally certified, working practitioners, Foundations lays a strong knowledge base that enables you to return to the work pace and implement what you have learned. To ensure greater success on the PMP® exam it is recommended students register for the Foundations class along with the Prep for PMP® exam.

Prep for PMP® Exam is intended for candidates who qualify for the PMP exam and want to learn strategies and techniques to succeed in becoming PMP® certified. This preparation course concentrates on expectations of the exam including; question structure, grading system, and study strategies. Through the new hybrid teaching system students receive in-class instruction along with access to online tools such as; practice exams, flash cards, individual chapter quizzes, and progress reports.

Please visit for eligibility requirements, on-line application and fees to sit for the PMP® Credential Examination.

Why Enroll in this Course?

  • Villanova University is one of the first universities in the region to provide both in-class instruction and online testing resources to ensure the success of their project management students.
  • Classes are held at two convenient locations; Villanova’s Main Campus and the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
  • Learn the entire Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) 5th Edition which the PMP® exam is based on.
  • Tuition includes three printed books with over 650 pages of content and access to an online portal with exam prep resources.
  • Stay on track to complete your PMP® studies with our structures learning system.

The full 6 day or 12 evening program of Foundations and Prep for PMP® meets PMI's® requirement of 35 hours of formal project management education in order to be eligible to sit for the PMP® Credential Examination.


Course Curriculum

The Villanova University Project Management classes utilize a hybrid learning system that includes in-class instruction along with interactive online material. Students will be provided with printed curriculum for each class along with one year access to an online system that includes tools such as:

  • Pre-Test: Evaluate initial knowledge to identify areas of strength and weakness.
  • Smart-Study™: Build a customized study plan to optimize study time.
  • Chapter Quizzes: Test comprehension, retention, and application of concepts.
  • Flashcards: Review important key terms and features.
  • Progress Reports: Track your activities and scores.
  • PMP Practice Exam: Build confidence with a test that emulates the software used at the PMP exam test center.  

Included in both Foundations and CAPM courses are the core ten knowledge areas, key to the successful planning and implementation of a project. These knowledge areas integrate closely with the five process areas to guide you through the project:

  • Integration Management.  The various elements of the project must be properly coordinated. Learn how to use the development and execution of a project plan with integrated change control to tie together the entire project.
  • Scope Management.  Effective scope management is a vital discipline for achieving project objectives. Learn about conceptual development, the scope statement, work authorization, scope reporting, and control systems throughout the project life cycle.
  • Time Management.  Many projects and project managers do not actively manage a project's most precious resource: time. Acquire techniques for planning, estimating, scheduling, and controlling time.
  • Cost Management.  The bottom line is often the sole determinant of project success or failure. Focus on estimating, forecasting, budgeting, and controlling costs as well as the application of cost report information.
  • Quality Management.  Today more than ever, a project manager needs to be sensitive to client expectations. Learn about quality assurance, quality control and the quality management plan.
  • Human Resource Management.  As a project manager, you are responsible for building a cohesive project team from a group of individual specialists. Human resource management skills are needed to make this transformation. Learn about the administrative and behavioral aspects of human resource management unique to project management.
  • Communications Management.  Every project management activity involves communication. Discover the importance of identifying the audience, the communication process, communication skills, the environment, and the application of communication management.
  • Risk Management.  Every project activity affects every other project activity. The project manager needs to know the probability of success or failure for certain events, and how each outcome changes the rest of the project. Concentrate on identifying, evaluating and mitigating risk.
  • Procurement Management. You will learn the processes necessary to purchase or acquire products, services, or results of a project. It also includes the contract management and change control processes required to develop and administer contracts or purchase orders issued by authorized project team members.
  • Stakeholder Management As a project manager, you will need to know the processes required to identify the people, groups, or organizations that could impact or be impacted by the project, to analyze stakeholder expectations and their impact on the project, and to develop appropriate management strategies for effectively engaging stakeholders in project decisions and execution.

PMP® Exam Prep Prerequisites

To apply for the PMP, you need to meet all education and experience prerequisites in one of the following two categories:


General Education

Project Management Experience

Project Management Education

Category A

Secondary Degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)

Minimum of five (5) years of non-overlapping project management experience, with  7,500 hours leading and directing projects

35 hours of project management education

Category B

A four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent)

Minimum of three (3) years of non-overlapping project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects

35 hours of project management education

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