PMD Pro 1 On-Line Course

PMD Pro 1 is a globally recognized project management certification for development and relief professionals. This course gives you the skills you need to manage projects through their entire project cycle, helping you successfully deliver your project on scope, on time, and on budget.

Pyramid Learning delivers the PMD Pro 1 On-line Course to individuals – via a monthly on-line course – and via organization-wide cohorts.

Course Description

Just one month to learn PMD Pro and be ready for the PMD Pro certification!

This PMD Pro On-line Course is designed for the active professionals who want a learn project management via a process that is virtual, social and mobile-ready.

As you go through the course, you will interact with facilitators and other learners, exploring ideas and participating in conversations about the different skills and tools of project management.  Learning activities include completing course readings, watching instructional videos, competing complete e-learning modules and submitting examples of work.

Everything about the course design is flexible!  The learning platform is accessible when you want – day or night.  As you go through the course, modules will unlock – as long as you are doing the work! The platform allows you to go back and review what others are saying. If you need to take a break, you can catch up. The course is also mobile-ready, so you continue to learn when you are on-the-go.

For best results, we recommend that you develop a learning plan that allocates approximately 4-5 hours each week for study.  In order to progress through the course, you will need to complete  the learning activities. You will also be expected to join in course discussions, contributing to discussions and responding to your classmates comments\! The more you do, the more you learn  and the faster you progress through the course. We hope that this creates an interesting learning and sharing experience.

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During the course, you will cover everything you need to succeed in the PMD Pro exam. This includes how to:

  • Develop realistic project designs
  • Identify, analyse, and engage stakeholders
  • Elaborate project scope
  • Plan effectively and develop realistic schedules
  • Understand the role that effective project governance plays
  • Identify, assess and respond to project risks
  • Plan and organize project implementation
  • Proactively manage issues and changes to deliver on time, on budget and on scope
  • Monitor, evaluate and control project activity
  • Define responsibilities for your project team
  • Close down projects successfully
  • Know which tools can be applied immediately to projects
  • Know where to continue to learn more about project management.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many hours is the course?

The course is approximately 5 hours per week over 4 weeks – there are many learning styles and some people prefer to take longer.

How many days is the course?

You can do the course in as many days as you want over the four weeks. Some people prefer to reserve a block of time on one day. Others prefer 30 minutes in the morning and the same later in the day. There is no ‘best’ way to approach virtual learning. You will need to find something that works for you – and the facilitators are there to help.

Will I be ready to take the PMD Pro exam?

Yes. By the end of the course, you will be ready to do the PMD Pro certification exam.

How much does it cost?

The course costs US$100/person

Is the PMD Pro exam included in the cost?

No. Fee levels are set by PM4NGOs and vary according to the type of organisation. More information can be provided on request.

Do we get a certificate at the end of the course?

Everyone who completes the course will receive a certificate of attendance. Everyone who passes the PMD Pro exam will also receive the PMDPro certificate.

How many other people and organisations have done PMD Pro?

Over 28,000 people in 166 countries and over 1000 organisations have engaged with PMD Pro.

Can you organize in languages other than English?

Yes. We can organize training in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic. If you have a need for another language, we may also be able to help. Please get in touch and we would be happy to discuss.

How much notice do you need to organize a course?

We run a schedule of open courses that is available on the website.

I have a group of learners in my organisation. Can I register a group?

Yes, of course. We would be delighted to have a group of learners from an organisation. You may be able to create study groups as well so that people can continue to learn away from the course.

Do you run these courses in-house?

Yes. The Pyramid Learning team is very experienced at doing exactly this. We can also do some customization to adapt and/or include your own content. We would be very happy to run this course in house and also to discuss your organisation’s learning needs.

Any organisation purchasing an in-house virtual course will also receive an extra day of consulting to help you plan next steps and implementation.

Upcoming Courses

PMD Pro On-line
April 6, 2020 – May 3, 2020

Contact Us

Let us know if if you would like us to facilitate a PMD Pro 1 On-line Course for your organization.