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March 8, 2022

Demand Remains Strong for Project Managers. Here’s How to Prepare For a Project Management Career.

by Pete Dulin

UMKC TalentLink commissioned research on professional development and learning among large employers and executives in the Kansas City region. Findings indicated that project management and data analytics are two of the top priorities that people seek to develop career skills. Research also showed that employers surveyed have difficulty finding highly qualified applicants with skills in project management.

These findings align with a 2019 report by the Project Management Institute. The Institute forecasts that by 2027 employers will need 87.7 million individuals working in project management-oriented roles. Yet a shortage of qualified professionals persists in fields such as healthcare, finance, manufacturing, construction, and information services.

People interested in project management roles to launch or change careers typically acquire education and credentials to build their skills. UMKC TalentLink offers several resources to begin the pathway toward a career in project management.

Project Management Professional (PMP) Prep

Gain an understanding of the project management concepts, terms, processes, and scenarios that are required content for the PMP Certification Exam in this 35-hour live online course. March 29 to April 28, 2022.


Attend the FREE class information meeting being held on March 8 at 5:00 pm central time or watch the recorded session later. Join Zoom meeting at: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85200846766

Learn About Project Management Professional (PMP) Prep.

Virtual Live Course

Receive 35 hours of PMP training in this virtual LIVE course geared toward what you need to know for the PMP exam. Learn more about course details, schedule,  documents, instructor, and more.

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Project Management Essentials with CAPM® Prep

Highlights the knowledge and skills that project managers and support teams need. In this self-guided course, the materials align with the international recognized standards of project management. This course is oriented to concepts and knowledge areas such as time, cost, risk and communications. Once complete, course participants will meet or exceed the educational prerequisites for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certification offered through the Project Management Institute.

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Self-guided Course

Online Project Management Essentials with CAPM® Prep. 100 course hours to be completed within six-month timeframe. Learn more about the course objective, outline, instructor, and FAQs.

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Mastering Project Management with PMP® Prep

A self-guided course that provides a deeper understanding of project management concepts and applications in the workplace. Participants learn about project selection, strategy development, complex schedule modeling, forecasting, risk identification and assessment, and more. Once completed, course participants will be prepared to take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam.

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Self-guided Course

Online Mastering Project Management with PMP. 150 course hours to be completed within a six-month timeframe. Learn more about the course objective, outline, instructor, and FAQs.

Training for Businesses, Nonprofits, and Organizations

 UMKC TalentLink helps employees and team members gain and strengthen practical skills in a short, focused timeframe.

We offer training and development online, in person, or at your workplace. We partner with you to develop leaders, communicators, and employees.

We don’t prescribe solutions. UMKC TalentLink listens and learns to understand each client’s needs.

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