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The ExpertRating Online Project Management Course (Project Management Applications)
(leading to ExpertRating Project Management Applications Certification).

Increase your value to your employer by discovering and mastering essential quantitative and qualitative project management applications.

A successful project begins with process definition, data collection, and the scoping of project requirements. Every project ends with a motivated project team able to accomplish objectives on time and within budget. Winning projects rely on accurate cost and time estimates, identification of the critical path, and use of tracking and control tools.

You'll become proficient at recruiting project team members and empowering them to succeed. You'll understand the stages of team development, and you'll gain skills in developing and motivating team leaders. You'll learn how to understand and relate to an organizational culture and the differing characteristics of its work groups.

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This course includes a knowledgeable and caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons, facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor for this course will be Tony Swaim.

Tony Swaim

About the ExpertRating Online Project Management Course (Project Management Applications) instructor :Tony Swaim has helped many clients, colleagues, and students reach their professional and personal goals. He has been an online instructor since 1998 and has taught at colleges and universities across the United States since 1981. His focus areas are project management, purchasing, continuous process improvement (CPI)/Six Sigma, and supply chain management. Tony manages a successful consulting firm, and his industry experience includes 20 years of supply chain management. He earned an MBA from California State University, Long Beach, and holds professional certifications in six disciplines, including the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

 Project Management Applications requirements: Completion of Project Management Fundamentals (or equivalent experience). Internet access, e-mail, and the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser.

Required text: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (3rd Edition) by the Project Management Institute.

 Testimonials: The ExpertRating  ExpertRating Online Project Management Course (Project Management Applications) has received overwhelming positive feedback and reviews from students around the world. Here are a few:
"This was the first online course I have taken. It was very convenient as the last 2 weeks of the course I had to travel to China on business and was still able complete the course. I have already begun using several ideas I learned in this course in projects I am working on."
"The course was stimulating and has equipped me with tools which I will immediately apply to projects I have coming up and in my review of a project I just finished. Through his expertise Tom also reinforced the value to organizations of strong and cooperative project management ie. I work with individuals who remain unconvinced about project management."
"I liked the course because it was taught from years of experience which gave an in-depth perspective 'from inside the trenches'. That is exactly what I needed."
"On the whole, the course was well thought out and presented. I particularly liked the specific methodology presented for various project applications!!"
"Well thought out course. Exactly what I wanted to know which is the meat and potatoes. I wasn't looking for lots of theory just the facts and tools and I got them. Excellent instructor and teaching style."
"I enjoyed the perspectives on executing projects at e-speed. There were several concepts presented that I plan to incorporate into my own style of project management."
"This course was very informative and provided very valuable examples of real life project management situations, forms and examples that I found very useful."
"This course was very informative and provided very valuable examples of real life project management situations, forms and examples that I found very useful."
"I have been using QuickBooks, and didn't understand a lot of what I needed to do. This course was very helpful. Also, during this course, I hired a new employee, and not only had her information entered correctly, but also updated and corrected others. Thank you."
"I think the course was great."
"It was a wonderful class and saved me some time and expenses I would have probably not caught. I did our payroll right alongside the class."
"The course was very detailed and informative."
"This is my very first online course and I enjoyed this course very much."
"Very good course, I was able to apply all the lessons to my current assignments at my job."


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ExpertRating Online Project Management Course (Project Management Applications)

(leading to ExpertRating Project Management Applications Certification)

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ExpertRating is a trusted name in online testing and certification with over 200,000 certified professionals in over 60 countries in more than 200 skill areas. ExpertRating offers its testing services to the world's best companies such as Convergys Corp, UPS, GAP, Sony, Coke, Citrix, Deltek Corp, IKEA Systems and Ericsson to name a few. See where ExpertRating Certified Professionals are working.

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When you choose the ExpertRating Online Project Management Course (Project Management Applications) you can be sure that you are buying a premium International certification that is recognized by hundreds of employers and Government bodies in the US and other countries.


 With ExpertRating you get certified quickly online and you are equipped with a store house of information through the in-depth ExpertRating Online Project Management Course (Project Management Applications)ware which has been developed by experienced Computer Applications Experts.

 The ExpertRating Project Management Applications Certification is by far the best value for money instructor led Project Management Applications Certification Program at $129.99.


Some Popular questions and answers about this  ExpertRating Online Project Management Course (Project Management Applications) & Certification:

 How much does the Project Management Applications Certification cost and what does it include?

You can buy this ExpertRating Online Project Management Course (Project Management Applications) leading to Project Management Applications Certification at a special offer price of only $129.99 which includes the in-depth ExpertRating Online Project Management Course (Project Management Applications)ware and exam fee. This is the best value for money Project Management Applications Certification Program available till date. You get the following services within the USD $129.99 fee.

 In-depth ExpertRating Online Project Management Course (Project Management Applications)ware including scenarios and case studies.

 Knowledgeable instructors to guide you through the course and to whom you can direct your questions.

 World wide airmail delivery of the hard copy Project Management Applications certificate. The Project Management Applications certificate can be used to prove your certified status and does not mention the words "online".

 An online transcript that can be used to prove your certified credentials on the internet at any time.

How do I get certified?

The process of getting yourself certified is very simple. All you have to do is buy the  ExpertRating Online Project Management Course (Project Management Applications) for $129.99. Log in to the instructor led course using your password. Go through the ExpertRating Online Project Management Course (Project Management Applications)ware (which would take you 6 weeks) and complete the final Project Management Applications certification exam at your convenience. You can complete the exam within 2 months of buying the Project Management Applications certification. The result of the exam appears as soon as it is completed, and your Project Management Applications certificate is mailed immediately.

What learning aids will I get?

The ExpertRating Online Project Management Course (Project Management Applications) includes the following learning aids:

24 x 7 hour access to the courseware. A printer friendly version of the ExpertRating Online Project Management Course (Project Management Applications) is also provided

Friendly instructors to answer your questions online

A discussion area to have your questions answered

Chapter end quizzes to ensure that you are learning important aspects of every chapter

Chapter assignments to help you practically use the Project Management Applications skills that you will learn during the Project Management Applications Certification course.

What is the final exam like?

The final exam is fully based upon the ExpertRating Online Project Management Course (Project Management Applications)ware that is provided along with the Project Management Applications Certification. If you have gone through the courseware properly you should not have a problem clearing the exam. The exam consists of multiple choice questions from all chapters of the ExpertRating Online Project Management Course (Project Management Applications)ware.

What are the course start dates?

ExpertRating instructor led courses commence every month, you can always choose a suitable date for your course commencement in any month. To see available course start dates, please click on the "Enroll now" button. All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. You do not have to be present when the lesson is released, but you must complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

A new section of each course starts on the second or third Wednesday of each month. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.

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Certified Project Managers Earn Much More Than Their Counterparts.

With the ever increasing requirement of executing projects in almost every industry, the role of the Project Manager has become all the more important. Certified Project Managers are one of the highest paid and most sought after professionals today. real time salary surveys conclude that Project Managers with a Project Management Certificate earn a median salary of as high as $84,000 in the State of California with other states not far behind. The importance of certified Project Managers is set to become far more important in the times to come as projects become more complex with increased time and cost constraints.

ExpertRating Online Project Management Course (Project Management Applications) Coverage (6 weeks program)

Week One

Wednesday - Lesson 01

In our first lesson, you'll learn how to use a variety of project management data collection tools including check sheets, histograms, performance charts, and process definition tools such as work breakdown structure (WBS) and flowcharts. After you master these tools, you'll be able to increase your project management effectiveness by leaps and bounds.

Friday - Lesson 02

Estimating is a very important activity for every organization. It helps you calculate time and costs for your project. When you successfully use estimates, your actual cost of project work is very close to your projections. In today's lesson, you'll learn how to apply quantitative and qualitative estimating methods, such as historical analogy, the walk through and Delphi methods, expected value, and estimates under uncertainty.

Week Two

Wednesday - Lesson 03

Earned value is gaining in popularity in project management circles. Although some people view it as a new concept, they're often surprised to learn that it's been around for more than 30 years. In today's lesson, I'll define earned value, describe its history, and discuss its benefits. You'll learn about the graphical and mathematical overview of earned value, and discover how to create a step-by-step earned value performance measurement (EVPM) system.

Friday - Lesson 04

Gantt charts, along with work breakdown structure (WBS), earned value performance measurement (EVPM), and the precedence diagram method (PDM), make up the big four of project management. A Gantt chart may be the most popular tool associated with project management because it's an easy to follow timeline chart. In today's lesson, you'll learn about the history of Gantt charts, find out how to create one, and discover their benefits and limitations.

Week Three

Wednesday - Lesson 05-

Network scheduling, along with earned value, represents one of the most technical aspects of project management. If you enjoy working with charts and numbers, this lesson is right up your alley! As with earned value, the precedence diagram method (PDM) includes a fair amount of terminology and a little bit of tricky math. Today you'll learn the basics of networks and see how they relate to project management. You'll discover activity-on-arc (AOA) and activity-on-node (AON) network scheduling methods and understand how to use task dependencies, dummy activities, and float time.

Friday - Lesson 06

In today's lesson, we'll take a break from using calculators and studying elaborate models. You'll learn how resource planning, work flow diagrams, and storyboards can help you create and implement an effective project plan. I'll also show you how to define and implement a project change control system and to how control project costs.

Week Four

Wednesday - Lesson 07

Today, we'll discuss a few more tools to help you with your projects. We'll begin with cost-volume analysis, a tool to help you optimize choices using costs, volume, and desired profits. We'll move on to Monte Carlo simulation, a sophisticated tool you can use when you deal with completely random conditions. You'll learn how to use force field analysis, a tool that helps you evaluate a decision based on pros and cons, and apply the Pareto principle, a 200-year-old concept that helps you to focus on what's important.

Friday - Lesson 08

I believe that too many people in the project management field place too high of an emphasis on the role of project management software. While it has an important role to play as a tool, software is not a substitute for sound planning, effective implementation and control, and positive leadership. In today's lesson, I'll discuss the nature of project management software and help you identify winning techniques and processes. You'll read two case studies to help you understand issues pertaining to software implementation. You'll learn why some people are reluctant to use project management software, and discover ways to evaluate and select a software supplier.

Week Five

Wednesday - Lesson 09

Many project managers and team members struggle to improve their projects' output. Despite their best efforts to improve customer satisfaction, project personnel are often unable to make much progress. The best way to succeed is to use statistics and a data-driven approach to characterize and improve your projects. Today, you'll learn about the measures of location (median, mode, and mean), the normal curve, and measures of dispersion (range, mean absolute deviation, variance, and standard deviation). You'll see how the Taguchi loss function is an alternative to traditional go/no-go inspection. You'll also learn how to measure variation, use prevention, and apply statistical process control (SPC) to help you produce predictable and acceptable results.

Friday - Lesson 10

Today, we'll discuss the dimensions of the project team. For your project to succeed, you need a skilled project manager and committed capable project team members. You'll learn how to identify essential competencies of an effective project manager, and how to establish a winning project team. You'll understand what it takes to recruit, evaluate, and select project team members. And you'll also learn about the concepts of a core team, extended team, and the overly important project team.

Week Six

Wednesday - Lesson 11

I believe a potent combination of a high-functioning project team and a capable project manager is essential for your success in project management. Effective project teams come together through careful planning and action. In today's lesson, we'll discuss work group theory, contrast formal and informal work groups, and identify informal work group characteristics. You'll learn about the stages of team development, understand why change is so important for your project, and find out why people are reluctant to change. You'll learn how to overcome resistance to change and empower your project team.

Friday - Lesson 12

Today, we'll discuss fundamental organizational concepts. You'll discover the purpose of an organization chart and learn why a matrix organization is a common project management organizational structure. You'll understand key coordinating principles such as authority, responsibility, accountability, and power. And you'll gain insights into organizational culture by developing a deeper understanding of values and beliefs, the elements of successful delegation, and various theories of motivation and leadership.

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