Project Management Professional (PMP) Review Certification

PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL REVIEW CERTIFICATION

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Why Should You Earn This Certification?

Anyone involved in project management who is preparing to challenge the PMP exam will benefit from this program. This program reviews pertinent project management concepts using the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK) and meets the education pre-requisite for the PMP certification.

Credential you will earn: Project Management Professional Review Certification from the Center for Professional Development @IUN

Course length: 45 hours

Course schedule: Three-hour sessions one night per week for 15 weeks

When offered: Fall

Where offered: Gary

Pricing Information

WHAT IS IT?

The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is the most sought after certification for project managers because it signifies an ability to speak and understand the language of project management. Employers and individuals alike benefit from the PMP certification. Individuals are better prepared to manage projects from start to finish and enhance their earning potential. In addition, employers benefit when their project manager is PMP certified because projects tend to be completed on time and on budget.

Topics covered during the course include:

  • Integration management
  • Scope management
  • Schedule management
  • Cost management
  • Quality and procurement management
  • Resource management
  • Communication and stakeholder management
  • Risk management
  • Professional development
  • How to apply for PMP certification and challenge the PMP exam

OUR INSTRUCTORS

Vark Kalluri

Vark Kalluri currently works for NIPSCO, the local electric utility company.  Vark started his project management career at Motorola in 2020.  Since then he held various positions as Senior Program Manager, and Manger at Motorola.  Vark also worked as a consulting project manager at Navteq through Riverpoint LLC.  Vark joined NIPSCO in 2013 as a Project Manager, and promoted to Manager in 2016.  He taught Project Management at DeVry University, Merrillville and at St. Joseph University, Rensselear, IN.  If he is not working he would like to spend most his time with his family, or playing golf.

Vark has Masters in Computer Science, and Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University.  He has a Master in Project Management from George Washington University.  He did his MBA from Stuart Graduate School of IIT, Chicago.  Vark is a PMI member since 2004, and he received his PMP certification in 2007.

Vark volunteered as President of PMI Calumet Chapter from 2011 to  2018.  In his earlier life he held various positions in the Oil & Gas Industry.

Charles Bradsky

Charles Bradsky, PMP is the Transportation Projects Manager for Northwestern Indiana Region Planning Commission (NIRPC). NIRPC is a Metropolitan Planning Organization that promotes discussion and problem solving among all of the communities within the region. Charles manages the federal highway funds allocated to Lake, Porter, and LaPorte Counties, ensuring that all funds are spent, and spent wisely. These funds support surface infrastructure projects such as roadway improvements, bridge rehabilitations, intersection improvements and bike trails. Charles began working with NIRPC in November 2017. Prior to that, he worked as a Project Manager with the Indiana Department of Transportation for over 6 years. It was through INDOT that he gained his PMP certification. In his role, he monitors projects costs, risks, schedules, scopes, and stakeholders. He uses his experience and knowledge to ensure all of the projects in his program are delivered on time and within the budget parameters.

When he isn’t working, Charles spends his time woodworking and riding his bicycle. He routinely bikes over 3,000 miles a year, usually on long stints on the weekends with his close friends. In the winter, he can often be found in his garage designing and building furniture or remodeling a room in his home. He is happily married and loves his dogs. Charles is a member of Toastmaster Club #4742 in Merrillville, happy to stand in front of strangers and talk about his passions.

Price$1495.00  *Price does NOT include the PMP exam.
Price Includes
  • In class, instructor-led activities and projects through which a PMP expert guides you through learning the material
  • Textbook
  • Registration fees
PMP Certification Requirements

Project Management Institute (PMI) is the organization that confers PMP certifications. They establish the certification requirements and oversee compliance with these requirements. See www.pmi.org for more information, including certification exam cost.

PMP requirements:

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree) + 7,500 hours leading and directing projects + 35 hours of project management education; OR
  • Four-year degree + 4,500 hours leading and directing projects + 35 hours of project management education