PhD to PMP

Use your transferrable skills as a PhD to become a PMP-certified project manager

Are you a PhD, PhD student or a postdoc? Are you interested in managing your PhD or formalizing your project management knowledge and adding the PMP credential behind your name? Not sure where to start? Then this course is for you.

What you’ll learn

  • How to manage your PhD as a project.
  • How to manage timelines and budgets during your PhD.
  • Which project deliverables PhD projects have.
  • How to apply for the PMP exam with your PhD project management experience.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 1 lecture • 3min.
  • The PMP certification process –> 1 lecture • 2min.
  • The basics of projects. –> 1 lecture • 2min.
  • The basics of managing projects. –> 1 lecture • 2min.
  • Initiating your PhD project –> 1 lecture • 3min.
  • Planning your PhD project –> 1 lecture • 9min.
  • Executing your PhD project –> 1 lecture • 7min.
  • Monitoring and controlling your PhD project –> 1 lecture • 6min.
  • Closing your PhD project –> 1 lecture • 2min.
  • Applying for the exam –> 1 lecture • 6min.
  • Summary –> 1 lecture • 2min.

PhD to PMP

Requirements

  • Enrolled or completed a PhD program.

Are you a PhD, PhD student or a postdoc? Are you interested in managing your PhD or formalizing your project management knowledge and adding the PMP credential behind your name? Not sure where to start? Then this course is for you.

Project management is about managing projects from start to finish to deliver a unique result. As a PhD holder, you are familiar with working in tight timelines and constrained budgets to generate new knowledge in your field. These skills are valuable in the job market in industry and academia alike. The PMP credential is a globally recognized qualification that verifies that you have the project management skills that employers seek.

In this course, you will learn step by step how to formalize the project management skills you learned during your PhD to apply for the PMP exam. We will cover the basics of projects and project management, the project management lifecycle and how you can translate these technical project management terms to work you already did to obtain a PhD.

At the end of this course, you will know how to apply to take the PMP certification exam. Congratulations for taking the first step to advancing your career as a certified project manager.

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