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PMI PMP Certification Preparatory

Project management is becoming increasingly important across all sectors of the economy. A competent project manager and a project team consisting of experienced, well-trained professionals are essential to the success of a project.

This course enables participants to use the key performance indicators – time, quality, cost, and resources – in structuring and managing projects effectively. It is based on the procedure defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the internationally applicable standards of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).

This course is also available in German.

At a glance

Qualification : Certificate of Attendance Continuing Education PMI PMP Certification Preparatory Course

Start : 27.10.2021

Duration : 32 lessons & guided self-study, attestation upon 50h

Costs : CHF 2'700.00

Comment on costs : 

Course materials, two books and access to the online exam practice tool with over 1500 questions are included.

The course fee does not include the fee for the certification exam performed by Pearson VUE.

Location : 

Campus ZHAW School of Management and Law, Winterthur

Language of instruction : English

Comments on duration: 

32 classroom lessons & guided self-study, attestation upon 50h

Picture Denis Herdt
«The PMI PMP Certification Preparatory Course at ZHAW helped me very much to expand my project management knowledge and to reconcile it with that of the PMI. Thanks to this, I passed the exam.»

Denis Herdt, Project Manager

Objectives and content

Target audience

Our course is aimed at experienced project managers wanting to enhance their professional competence and their efficiency by obtaining the internationally recognized PMI PMP (Project Management Institute, Project Management Professional) certification.


Course participants prepare for all aspects of the PMI PMP certification exam while further developing their project management skills. Successful participants receive a certificate of attendance indicating the hours of training they have completed by attending the course.


Module 1
Code of Conduct,
Project Management Framework

Module 2
Project Management Processes,
Integration Management,
Scope Management

Module 3
Schedule Management

Module 4
Cost Management

Module 5
Quality Management
Risk Management

Module 6
Resource Management,
Stakeholder Management,
Communications Management

Module 7
Procurement Management,
Professional Responsibility

Module 8
Mock exam


In addition to tutorials and lectures, the participants work independently with the teaching materials included in the course,

  • with the official «PMBOK Guide» and Rita Mulcahy's «PMP Exam Prep»
  • with the online exam simulator (about 1500 questions), which can also be used from home


8 course evenings (6 – 9.30 pm)
course dates

Enquiries and contact



Julia Posselt



The course is designed for experienced project managers. In order to register for the certification exam after completing the course, the following requirements apply:

University graduate (BSc, MSc):

  • 4,500 hours of project management experience over a period of at least 36 months (no overlaps) and
  • A minimum of 35 contact hours of project management training from a course

Applicants who have completed high school or an apprenticeship:

  • 7,500 hours of project management experience over a period of at least 70 months (no overlaps) and
  • A minimum of 35 contact hours of project management training from a course

Your experience has to cover all project phases (initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, control, and project close) and has to have been acquired over the last eight years. Contact the PMI ( to register for the PMP exam.

Information for applicants

More courses available in German

Start Application deadline Registration link
27.10.2021 Application

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