Project Management Certification Prep Course at Essex CC - West Caldwell

We are pleased to announce that our COO/Managing Partner, Bill Ruggles, will be offering a non-credit, continuing education course (BUSN 726) for those interested in pursuing Project Management Certification for Essex County College at its West  Caldwell, NJ Campus.

This evening course will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 9:00 pm starting on Tuesday, September 13th and running 17 consecutive, 3-hour sessions until Tuesday, November 8th.  The cost is just $663 plus a $35 Registration Fee.

Course Description

Have you worked on projects, either in the private or public sectors, for the past 2+ years and would you like to demonstrate your commitment to this fast-growing profession, improve your level of mastery of project management principles, processes and best practices, and become qualified to manage more challenging projects?  Do you live in either Essex, Morris, Passaic or Bergen Counties in New Jersey?

If so,  then this 17-session, 51-hour, Instructor-led course (BUSN 726) offered at Essex CC's West Caldwell, NJ Campus on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 9:00 pm starting on Tuesday, September 13th, may be ideal for you!  Why?  Because…

It provides you with a slow-paced yet comprehensive overview of the contents of the 5th Edition of The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) to help you prepare yourself to take either of the computer-based Certification Exams offered by the Project Management Institute: either as a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) or as a Project Management Professional (PMP®).

Some participants may use this workshop as the beginning of their preparation and may plan to take the examination at some distant point in the future.  Others will use this workshop as a capstone experience at the end of their preparation and take the examination soon after the workshop. This webinar has been designed to work either way.

This course has a primary and a secondary goal:  

The primary goal is to prepare participants to successfully complete the examination required for earning the Project Management Professional (PMP®) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certifications, respectively.  For those who attend the entire workshop, it exceeds the requirements for the 35 hours or 21 hours, respectively, of project management-related education required for registering for either exam.

The secondary goal is to give participants a rapid, in-depth exposure to the 47 project management processes defined by the PMBOK® Guide.  

Because this 17-session, 51-hour evening course (3-hour sessions) is intended to prepare you to successfully take a Certification exam, the flow of the course is directed toward that end.  At the close of every module, there will be a quiz that tests your retention of the materials in that module.  In the next-to-the-last session, you will take a 100- or 200-question Final Practice Exam to test your readiness to take the actual CAPM® or PMP® exam and those questions are similar in difficulty to the actual exam questions.  We will review your results during the last session so that you will know which Knowledge Areas or Process Groups you may still need to study before taking the actual Certification Exam.

You are not required to share your results on either the quizzes or the Final Practice Exam or achieve a particular score in order to get “credit” for this course.  The quizzes and the FPE are there to help you learn, assess your progress, and focus any remaining study efforts.


Registrants for this course must possess, AT LEAST:

  • A High School Diploma plus 7,500 hours of project management-related experience over the past 5-8 years; OR,
  • A Bachelor's degree plus 4,500 hours of project management-related experience over the past 3-8 years.

This Course (BUSN 726) will be offered on the West Caldwell, NJ Campus of Essex County College located at 730 Bloomfield Avenue.  It will begin on Tuesday, September 13th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm and runs every Tuesday and Thursday consecutively until Tuesday, November 8th.  To register, call (973)877-1920, 13158 or -6590 or go to:

If you have any questions at all, you may call us at: (201)794-6064 or (201)956-7905.

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