Introduction To IT Project Management

Online Introduction To IT Project Management Undergraduate NanoCert®

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About This Program

Introduction to IT Project Management is an undergraduate NanoCert® consisting of three courses that will introduce you to basic project management skills; provide you introductory understanding of project management strategies and tools; and explore concepts, principles, theories, guidelines, and techniques associated with applying project management to the contracting profession or non-contracting acquisition process. 

The courses in this NanoCert are designed to bring you closer to completion of the following degrees: Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management.

What You Will Do

  1. Identify the need for project management
  2. Explain the use of project management tools in an organization
  3. Apply project management in the contracting profession or non-contracting acquisition process

Program at a Glance

Number of Credits
9
Cost Per Credit
$350 | $250*
Courses Start Monthly
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Program Requirements Printable Catalog Version

Must take all courses for this section.

Course ID: 4637

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This course provides an in-depth examination of federal acquisition practices, policies and procedures, to acquaint managers and non-contracting personnel with the acquisition process and compliance issues. Contracting and acquisition fundamentals reviews contract planning, contract execution, and contract management as part of the acquisition process. They will learn basic mission support planning strategies, how to research the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); additionally, students will learn how effective market research and socioeconomic programs support the FAR and DFARS acquisition planning process as well as its implementation. They will examine the process, problems and issues of solicitation and contract award. Instruction will also include: benefits of early industry involvement in shaping requirements; basic procedures for acquisition of commercial and noncommercial requirements; basic competitive acquisitions; awards processing; management of contract award protests; contractor performance metrics; contract changes procedures; disputes; and close out procedures of completed contracts. This course is designed for personnel new to the contracting career field or non-contracting personnel who play a role in the acquisition process.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
01/29/24 - 06/28/24 07/01/24 - 08/25/24 Summer 2024 Session B 8 Week session
02/26/24 - 08/02/24 08/05/24 - 09/29/24 Summer 2024 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/24 - 08/30/24 09/02/24 - 10/27/24 Summer 2024 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/24 - 10/04/24 10/07/24 - 12/01/24 Fall 2024 Session B 8 Week session
05/27/24 - 11/01/24 11/04/24 - 12/29/24 Fall 2024 Session I 8 Week session
06/24/24 - 11/29/24 12/02/24 - 01/26/25 Fall 2024 Session D 8 Week session

Course ID: 5342

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This course studies the planning and processes involved in an information system project. (Note: Microsoft Project® is not required for this course.) Class topics include planning, scheduling, and controlling aspects of a project during its lifecycle. Also, the course provides in-depth coverage of project management techniques such as the Project Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT), Gantt charts, and other techniques for planning, scheduling, and controlling projects. This course aligns with the knowledge required to pursue the CompTIA Project+® Certification. Microsoft Project® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. CompTIA Project+® is a registered trademark of the Computing Technology Industry Association, Inc.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
01/29/24 - 06/28/24 07/01/24 - 08/25/24 Summer 2024 Session B 8 Week session
02/26/24 - 08/02/24 08/05/24 - 09/29/24 Summer 2024 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/24 - 08/30/24 09/02/24 - 10/27/24 Summer 2024 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/24 - 10/04/24 10/07/24 - 12/01/24 Fall 2024 Session B 8 Week session
05/27/24 - 11/01/24 11/04/24 - 12/29/24 Fall 2024 Session I 8 Week session
06/24/24 - 11/29/24 12/02/24 - 01/26/25 Fall 2024 Session D 8 Week session

Course ID: 5441

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This course studies the concepts and technology trends of project management. Students will explore the principles, practices, features, and functions of the Microsoft Project® application, using a combination of analytical methods and practical exercises. In this course, students will create project plans; organize tasks such as estimating, budgeting, and scheduling; and perform and manage resource allocation. In addition, students will identify project constraints, determine a project’s critical path, create Gantt charts, and establish a project baseline using Microsoft Project. Students must have access to Microsoft Office Project Standard 2016 or higher. Course software requirements, including the appropriate versions, are listed under the course materials site. This course aligns with the topical requirements for the CompTIA Project+® Certification. Students are required to purchase and use Microsoft Project® to successfully complete the course. The software is not included with the course. While the course aligns with Microsoft Office Project Standard 2016 or higher related exams, students will need additional preparation beyond the course to sit for the exam. Microsoft Project® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. CompTIA Project+® is a registered trademark of the Computing Technology Industry Association, Inc.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
01/29/24 - 06/28/24 07/01/24 - 08/25/24 Summer 2024 Session B 8 Week session
02/26/24 - 08/02/24 08/05/24 - 09/29/24 Summer 2024 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/24 - 08/30/24 09/02/24 - 10/27/24 Summer 2024 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/24 - 10/04/24 10/07/24 - 12/01/24 Fall 2024 Session B 8 Week session
05/27/24 - 11/01/24 11/04/24 - 12/29/24 Fall 2024 Session I 8 Week session
06/24/24 - 11/29/24 12/02/24 - 01/26/25 Fall 2024 Session D 8 Week session

Courses Start Monthly

Next Courses Start Jul 1
Register by Jun 28

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