Project Management Essentials and Exam Preparation

(based on PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition)


After successful completion of this training you will be able to:

  1. Explain the fundamental concepts of project management.
  2. Explain the five project management process groups, and know how to manage projects throughout the project life cycle.
  3. Explain the ten project management knowledge areas.
  4. Explain the inputs, tools & techniques, and outputs of the 49 project management processes.
  5. Create a project management plan based on a project charter and input from stakeholders.
  6. Determine how to manage a project team to execute the project management plan, and decide how to deal with changes.
  7. Manage project documentation effectively, including lessons learned throughout the project.
  8. Explain how to properly close a project or project phase.
  9. Evaluate how professional responsibility drives ethical behavior.


You will be prepared to take the updated PMP® or CAPM® exam.

Who should attend

Individuals that have experience working on project teams, as well as project managers that need to refresh their knowledge and complement their skill sets. 

Typical functions:

  • product developers
  • plant engineers
  • IT personnel
  • commercial team members
  • engineering managers
  • technology managers
  • other functional managers
  • senior management

Information Session

Want to learn more about this exciting training program?

Want to meet the instructor?

Want to get a better feel for Schoolcraft?

The 2020 Winter semester course* starts on January 27, 2020 @ 6pm.

Attend our Information Session on January 6, 2020 from 6-7:30pm in Jeffress Center room 102.

We hope to see you there!

Download Information Session Presentation

Project Management Information Session 2020-01-06

PMP Exam Update July 1, 2020

The PMP® Exam change (previously announced for December 16, 2019) is moving to July 1, 2020

Every 3-5 years, PMI® conducts research to understand how the profession has progressed, the impact of emerging trends, and how the responsibilities of project managers have changed. The last round of this research was conducted in 2015 and resulted in the current PMP exam content outline.

Subject matter experts from leading organizations around the world are currently working with PMI® to define the PMP® of the future. As a result of this research the new PMP® exam content outline was published in June of 2019, and on July 1, 2020, this new outline will lead to an updated PMP® exam.

Here’s the link to the information about this exam change on PMI’s website.

More about the exam change…

* The 2020 Winter semester course is aligned with the current June 2015 Exam Content Outline.

The 2020 Fall semester course will be aligned with the new June 2019 PMP Exam Content Outline, and will prepare students for exams taken after June 30, 2020.


Feedback from Schoolcraft CEPD students

“Thanks for all your help! I wanted to let you know I passed the exam today. I am now PMP certified!”

-PMP student, June 25, 2015


“Hello Eric, I am glad to inform you that I have passed the PMP exam today… Thank you so much !!!”

-PMP student, April 28, 2015


“I was able to PASS the PMP test Monday!  I am super excited about it, but it was no joke, very tough.  Thanks for your help it was much appreciated.  I am sure I we will be in contact again soon.   Best wishes in 2015

-PMP student, January 2, 2015


“Eric, thanks for teaching the class.  I thought  you were very personable and made it easy to ask questions.  You made it fun to learn about   A LOT of material.  Thanks again.”

-PMP student, November 24, 2014


“Exceeded expectations, would recommend based on instructor ability to teach and explain.”

-PMP student, November 24, 2014


“I cleared PMP in first attempt and the credit goes to Eric for being such an awesome teacher.”

-PMP student, February 25, 2013


“I appreciated Eric’s sincere interest in helping us to understand the material and what we will face when taking the exam.  His website for the course is chock full of helpful information and links.

-PMP student, December 3, 2012


“I procrastinated all summer, but I finally did sit for the exam yesterday and passed.  Your class helped me focus on the material, so thank you for helping me pass the exam.”

-PMP student, September 25, 2012


“Hello Eric.  I am incredibly excited and honored to report to you that I  PASSED the PMP exam this morning!!!  Thanks you for your support and for your class.  I do feel it was very helpful in getting me started on my study efforts and ultimately passing the exam.”

-PMP student, September 4, 2012


“Hi Eric. Took the PMP exam today and passed.  Your sample questions were very helpful and seem fairly much in line with the exam.  Thanks for all your help.”

-PMP student, May 7, 2012


“Hi Eric. Just wanted to let you know that I passed my PMP exam on Saturday.  Thanks for all the great instruction.  Your class along with Rita’s book helped a ton.”

-PMP student, August 29, 2011


“Hello Eric, I passed the PMP exam yesterday.  I completed your 10 week class in July and supplemented it with Rita Mulcahy’s book.”

-PMP student, August 24, 2011


“Hi Eric, just wanted to drop you a quick note that I passed the PMP exam yesterday. Thanks for your help with getting me certified.”

-PMP student, May 17, 2011


“I passed my PMP credentials exam last Thursday. It was a challenge. … Thank you for your help with the exam prep. Your course put me on the right track.”

-PMP student, May 16, 2011


“Just wanted to let you know that I passed the CAPM exam today.  Your class was a great help.  Thanks.”

-PMP student, May 11, 2011


“I’m happy to report to you that I passed the PMP exam yesterday!  The course you provided was very helpful in preparing for the exam.  Thank you.”

-PMP student, May 9, 2011

The instructor was focused and effective in teaching the subject matter and recommending supplemental material to further help me gain knowledge.
-PMP student, winter 2011 semester


The cost of the course was very attractive compared to other exam prep courses.  I feel I got more value than what I paid for.  Thank you.
-PMP student, winter 2011 semester


It is a great class for a PMP Professional.
-PMP student, winter 2011 semester