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Best Course/College for studying Project Management

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  • 22-09-2019 3:14pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 340 ✭✭


    Hi Folks

    Am wondering what woud be the best course/college to study project management? I’m a mature student so it would be an evening course, I’m new to it in terms of studying pm but it’s an area I work in and would like to get a solid qualification under my belt.

    Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,733 ✭✭✭OMM 0000


    I'm not trying to derail things here, but have any of you worked with a PM who actually did anything?

    I've worked for over 2 decades and they all appear to do nothing except send out statuses.

    It seems like the easiest job in the world.

    I can't answer your question, I'm sorry.


  • Registered Users Posts: 229 ✭✭zzxx


    Hi. The most common qualifications for PMs are Prince2 or PMP. The routes to getting them are different. If you’re in Dublin, I did the Advanced Diploma in PM in DBS and I found it good. It meets the educational requirements for PMP but you need to back it up with work experience and take a separate exam.

    Prince2, you can do the exams as you complete the course, doesn’t have the experience requirement. I intended to do PMP but to be honest once I had the DBS diploma I didn’t feel the need. Others will (surely..) disagree!

    Best of luck


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,893 ✭✭✭j4vier


    I've done an evening diploma in PM at IBAT 2 years ago. It was one monday night per week from september until december with an assignment to do at the end. The course was good if you are starting off in the subject.

    I've done the PMP exam after getting some material and studying it myself. The course in IBAT would have not been sufficient to pass the PMP exam. To be eligible for the PMP you would need to have some PM experience.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,002 ✭✭✭LimeFruitGum


    zzxx wrote: »
    Hi. The most common qualifications for PMs are Prince2 or PMP. The routes to getting them are different. If you’re in Dublin, I did the Advanced Diploma in PM in DBS and I found it good. It meets the educational requirements for PMP but you need to back it up with work experience and take a separate exam.

    Prince2, you can do the exams as you complete the course, doesn’t have the experience requirement. I intended to do PMP but to be honest once I had the DBS diploma I didn’t feel the need. Others will (surely..) disagree!

    Best of luck

    +1 I did the same DBS course. In terms of job hunting, I found that recruiters really just want to see the keywords PMP or Prince2. Even though the DBS course was based on PMP and it was very good, it wasn’t enough for me to get shortlisted for PM roles. I went on to specialise in Quality Mngt, but I still get to apply what I learned from DBS, as I have to manage a lot of cross-department improvement projects.

    If OP is brand new to project management, Prince2 Foundation can be done in a few weeks.
    There’s no way you can pass the official PMP exam just by doing a project management course. You have to have a few years experience under your belt. Prince2 is very doable for newcomers.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6 AprilWilkins


    Well, one college that could be worth checking out is XYZ College. They offer a solid Project Management program that fits your schedule.



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