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Choosing the Right Project Management Training

Project management is one of the most in-demand skills across industries and across the country.

Whether you are just getting started in your project management career or you have years of experience, we have a project management training program for you.

Of course, choosing a project management course is a big decision.

To help you decide which University of Arizona course will help you meet your career goals, we've created a comparison of our popular project management courses: Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Prep and the Project Management Certificate course.

Project Management Training Options


Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Prep

Project Management Certificate

Designed For

Experienced project managers who plan to take the PMP exam

New project managers who want to learn essential project management skills

Class Format

Attend in person or live online

Online with optional weekly live mentor-led group sessions

Class Length

1 week, 40-hour intensive course

10 weeks (6-8 hours per work plus optional weekly group sessions)

Meets PMI requirements for project management training

(35 hours toward PMP certification)

(23 hours toward CAPM certification)


Prepares participants to take the PMP exam. PMP exam cost is not included in course cost.

Includes optional Jira Software Essentials Associate certification

Exam Preparation

Designed to prepare participants for the PMP exam.

Meets PMI requirements for project management training. However, it is not specifically an exam preparation course.

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PMP Exam Prep Course Project Management Certificate Course


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The Project Management Professional (PMP) is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.