PMP® Exam Preparation is a course designed for experienced project managers to enhance their knowledge of and skills in the field.

As a Project Management Institute Authorized Training Partner (ATP), Villanova students will gain insight into the structure, grading system, and study strategies required for the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Exam. Course content includes the five process groups and 10 knowledge areas addressed in the latest edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

Why earn PMP® certification?

  • The PMP® delivers value far into your career so it’s worth the time, money and investment
  • The PMP® proves you have the specific skills and experience employers want.
  • PMP® certification holders report earning up to 25% more than noncertified project management professionals.*
  • It delivers real value in the form of professional credibility, deep knowledge and increased earning potential.

Why prepare with an Authorized Training Partner like Villanova University?

  • Courses are designed from “PMI-developed” PMP® exam prep material.
  • You will learn from a PMI-vetted instructor.
  • Our instructors are equipped to deliver PMP® exam and training content to PMI’s quality standards.

Ideal for Group and Corporate Training Initiatives

Villanova is able to partner with organizations to assess their needs and develop an online, in-person or on-site course tailored to your company and employees. Submit a corporate or group training request form here.

For groups or corporate partners looking for more of an introductory course, Intro to Project Management is ideal for professionals who aren't technically project managers, but have elements of their roles that require a foundational understanding of how to successfully manage a project from start to finish.


PMP, PMI REP Logo, PMBOK and CAPM are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Meet the Instructor

Mike Palladino is the Head of the Agile Center of Excellence at Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals, and former president of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Delaware Valley Chapter. As an instructor, he brings interactive teaching methods, new technologies and individual attention to his classes. Through his own professional experiences, Palladino has found project management to be a natural and valuable transition from many fields. In addition to continuing to teach for CPS, Palladino’s upcoming plans include presenting on project management in Ukraine and potentially Norway, Milan and Dubai.




Saturday, Sept 21 from 9 am - 5 pm: In-Person at Villanova
Wednesday, Oct  2 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm: Virtual Class Session
Wednesday, Oct 9 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm: Virtual Class Session
Saturday, Oct 19 from 9 am - 5 pm: In-Person at Villanova


PMI Member: $895
Nonmember: $995

No additional charge for course materials.






For students preparing to sit for the PMP Exam, there are additional prerequisites you need to meet before you are qualified to take the exam (i.e. hours worked as a project manager). These prerequisites can be found on the Project Management Institute’s website.

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Important Notices for Distance Education Students

The following includes important information for students participating in online courses, online programs and/or on-ground clinicals or practicums while physically located outside of Pennsylvania.

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Enhance your resume.

Professional education classes enable you to add new skills, expertise, or credentials to your resume and make you even more valuable to your employer.

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Expand your professional network.

Communicating and building relationships with your classmates and instructors can open new doors in your career.

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Learn from industry experts.

All programs are taught by instructors who have worked or who are currently working in the field, and who are able to share practical applications and real world examples of topics in the course.