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: 17.10.2019

Duration: 32 classroom 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 1200 questions are included.

The course fee does not include the fee for the certification exam performed by an official certification body (e.g., Prometric in Geneva, Milan or Munich).

Location: Campus ZHAW School of Management and Law, Winterthur

Language of instruction: English

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,


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):

Applicants who have completed high school or an apprenticeship:

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

General terms and conditions


Starting dates and application

Start Application deadline  
17.10.2019 Application

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