Professionals Have Increased Opportunities To Obtain Project Management Training
Employers are increasingly seeking applicants who have completed training in project management. As a result, a growing number of online and campus-based postsecondary institutions are offering certification opportunities in this field.
For example, officials from Walden University recently announced in a press release that the school is launching five new online certificate programs, including several in project management. These initiatives are designed to help working professionals remain competitive in the job market.
In partnership with the Project Management Institute (PMI), the school will offer graduate certificates in applied and advanced project management. The applied track was created for those who wish to gain fundamental skills, while the advanced path can benefit experienced professionals. The programs, which can be completed in as few as six months, are designed to prepare students for PMI’s Project Management Professional certification exam.
Those who wish to earn a master’s degree in project management can apply their credits earned from the certificates toward the graduate track.
In addition, the school is launching online graduate certificates in college teaching and learning, enrollment management and institutional marketing, and professional development.
Other institutions, such as the Security Industry Association (SIA) - a trade group for businesses in the electronic and physical security market - are offering opportunities for professionals to earn project management training. According to a press release, the SIA recently announced seven course dates across the U.S. for its certified security project manager (CSPM) program.
The CSPM course, which lasts four days, was designed to emphasize the hands-on aspects of designing and managing these projects. The offering is currently the only training initiative in the country that focuses on the demands of electronic security projects
According to PayScale.com - a salary research company - information technology project managers can earn average incomes of $98,700 per year, depending on their level of experience. Adults who wish to become trained in this field may benefit from enrolling in campus-based or online education programs.