Wednesday, January 27, 2010

PMI Training in LatitudeU

LatitudeU offers PMI training from the industry leading training provider - SkillSoft.

What is PMI®?

PMI® is the leading global association for the project management profession. Since its founding in 1969, PMI® has been at the forefront of working with business to create project management standards and techniques that work.

What is SkillSoft's affiliation?

SkillSoft is a PMI® Charter-Global Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), Provider #1008. Through this appointment, SkillSoft has been recognized as a provider of project management training courseware that can assist PMI® members and other project management stakeholders in their ongoing professional development.

With this designation, SkillSoft is approved by PMI® to offer Professional Development Unit (PDU) credits for its courses that are related to project and/or program management. In addition, SkillSoft courses that are aligned with PMI's Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK®), are pre-approved for Contact Hour credits for individuals who are preparing to apply for one of PMI's certification exams.

What SkillSoft courses are eligible for PDUs and/or Contact Hour credit?

The list of SkillSoft courses that are approved for PDU and/or Contact Hour credits can be found here.

What does PMBOK® -aligned mean?

The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) is PMI®'s standards document that includes generally accepted knowledge and practices of project management. It is approved as an American National Standard (ANS) by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a project management standard.

PMI® basis its Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM) certification exams on the various process groups defined in the PMBOK®. The current PMP® and CAPM certification exams are based upon PMI's Fourth-Edition PMBOK. Those exams became effective on July 1 and August 1 respectively, at which time the exams based upon the Third Edition were retired.

SkillSoft offers a full curriculum of courseware that is aligned with the Fourth Edition and can be used by learners to prepare for the PMP® and CAPM exams.

What SkillSoft learning assets map to PMI's certification programs?

You can find SkillSoft's PMI® certification curricula here.

How do I obtain my Certificate of Completion for PDUs?

As a PMI® Registered Education Provider of PDUs, SkillSoft has a responsibility to verify that PDU requirements are met, issue a certificate that includes certain PMI® required information, and maintain course and certificant records for five years. PMI® certificates of completion are not the same as a general certificate of completion for the reasons just mentioned.

Individuals seeking PDU credit must be a SkillSoft client. To receive a certificate, complete the online Certificate Request Form on SkillSoft's website here and follow the instructions provided to submit your backup information to validate the successful completion of your course. SkillSoft is not able to provide a certificate to you without first receiving the supporting documentation.

Click here for the PMI course listing in LatitudeU

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