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The PgMP® certification demonstrates competence to manage multiple, related projects and navigate complex activities that span functions, organizations, regions or cultures and to align results with organizational goals.

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The one. The only. The Global Gold Standard. PMP®
Prove you work smarter. Gain a competitive edge. Get the recognition you deserve and the credibility you need. Earn your PMP® certification.

Globally recognized and highly demanded in all industries, the PMP certification, offered by the Project Management Institute USA, will position its earners with the perfect mastery over a range of project management methodologies including predictive, adaptive (agile, iterative, incremental) and hybrid, with the know-how on creating and leading high-performance teams, to achieve business results.

With a PMP behind your name, you seat and speak amongst Elite professionals and elevate your earning potential.

Discover the PgMP Certification Advantage

Advance Your Organization’s Strategic Goals

As a program manager, you’re:

  • A senior-level practitioner on the forefront of advancing your organization’s strategic goals.
  • A benefits Owner: You manage multiple, related projects in a coordinated way, achieving benefits that could not occur if the projects were handled separately.

  • A Distinct Business Leader: one your organization relies on to shape business outputs and drive intended benefits realization. Your leadership is instrumental. With your program management maturity, an organization’s projects are far more successful than without it — 76 percent compared to 54 percent according to our 2015 Pulse of the Profession®

The Program Management Professional (PgMP)® is a visible sign of your advanced experience and skill and gives you a distinct advantage in employment and promotion.

Why Earn the PgMP Now?

  • If you have the proven ability to manage multiple, related projects and navigate complex activities that span functions, organizations, regions or cultures and to align results with organizational goals, then you’re a potential PgMP. Here’s why it’s worth it:
  • Advance your career: 58% of PgMP holders surveyed report they have a more advanced position than when they first earned the certification.
  • Increase your earnings: 23% of surveyed PgMP holders globally reported a salary increase after being certified.
  • Elevate your professional profile: Nearly half of surveyed PgMP holders reported an increase in responsibility and larger programs to manage since obtaining certification.


Three-quarters of organizations report greater success with program management maturity.

source: Pulse of the Profession

Learning Paths & Bundles

  1. Learning Path 1: Program Management Basics (Foundation Course)
  2. Learning Path 2: Professional Master Class
  3. Learning Path 3: Specialist Bundle Paths. Specialist Path 3A: PgMP + Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)
  • Specialist Path 3B: PgMP + Business Analysis + Risk (PMI-RMP)
  • Specialist Path 3C: PgMP + Business Analysis + Risk + PMI-DASSM
  • Specialist Path 3D: PgMP + Business Analysis + Risk + PMI-DASSM + Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Specialist Path 3D: PgMP + PMP+ Business Analysis Professional (PBA) + Risk Management Professional (RMP) + Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) + Portfolio Mgt Fundamentals + PMO Basics

Path 1: Program Management Basics (Foundation Course)


Program Management Basics Course is a relevant foundational Course for those not already fully qualified to take the Program Management Professional path. It covers mastery of terminologies and concepts with immediate professional impact. In this Program Management Basics course, you will learn the essentials and more to becoming an effective Assistant Program Manager to serve in various capacities as program management staff, team players, benefits managers, project, and program management assistants.  

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Program Management Foundational concepts with immediate recognition achievement certificate to showcase to your peers and employers
  • Perfect team player
  • Consolidated foundation to pursue the rigorous PMI-PgMP professional certification


Course Features

  • Industry – rich professional orientation videos and slides
  • Knowledge Quizzes and
  • PDU achievement certificates from PMI through us, (PMI ATP co-branded)
  • Duration: 1month (2 weekends)
  • Cost: $795

Path 2: Program Management Professional (PMI-PgMP) Master Class


This leads to the PMI-PgMP Certification offered by the Project Management Institute, Course offered by Paraklete Institute™

Program Features

  • 9 modules (lesson areas)
  • 30 high quality expert-delivered video lessons covering all program modules
  • 24 PDU accomplishment certificate co-endorsed by PMI USA through us (ATP#5299)
  • 1000+ Standard Simulator Practice Exam Questions with detailed explanations
  • Learning courseware designed by PgMP and PfMP industry experts
  • PgMP Application Processing support for PMI Audit review
  • Reputable project management education consulting and training organization
  • Post training mentorship until you clear your PgMP exam


PgMP: Study Plan

  • Success guaranteed with disciplined approach
  • Lists activities that are to be performed towards successful passing in the exam
  • Generic study plan is available, customized to your needs
  • Think and Act like program manager, spending planned hours (worst case at least 15 mins per day) is essential
  • Think of a hypothetical, large scale program and apply all of the concepts

Course Syllabus

Introduction to PgMP credential exam

  • PgMP credential exam overview
  • Overview of application process
  • Tips for Effective and Efficient learning
  • Understanding the SPMv4 -standard and ECO (Examination Content Outline)

Introduction to Program Management

  • Organization Vision and Mission
  • Business value
  • Organization Strategic planning
  • Portfolios, Programs, Projects and Operations
  • Decision making –Portfolio/Program/Project/Operations
  • Program and Project distinctions
  • Program Management
  • Program Manager skills and competencies
  • Program Management Office
  • Introduction to Exam Content Outline (ECO)
  • Practice questions

Program Management Performance Domains And Program Life Cycle

  • Program Life Cycle
  • Program Life Cycle gate pass criteria.
  • Program management performance domains
  • Program Management –Change cycle
  • Practice questions

Program Strategic Alignment

  • Introduction to Program strategic alignment
  • Organizational strategy and program alignment
  • Program selection by portfolio
  • Strategic Plan
  • Program Sponsor
  • Program Definition phase dataflow and strategic alignment –dataflow
  • Program Business case
  • Program Charter
  • Program Roadmap
  • Environmental Factors Impact assessments
  • Risk strategy alignment
  • Strategic alignment -ECO tasks analysis and mapping
  • Practice questions

Program Benefit management

  • Outputs, Capability, Outcome, Benefit and dis-benefits
  • Types of benefits
  • Benefit delivery models
  • Balanced scorecard
  • Architecting the program
  • Benefit management life cycle and program life cycle
  • Benefit Identification phase
  • Identifying Data, Metrics, Indicators, KPA, KPIs
  • Benefit analysis and planning phase
  • Benefit realization plan
  • Benefit register
  • Benefit delivery phase
  • Benefits transition phase
  • Benefit Sustenance phase
  • Practice questions

Program Governance

  • What is Program governance
  • Differencebetween Governance and Management
  • Program Governance -Responsibilities
  • Typical program organisation set-up
  • Program Governance -plan
  • Change management
  • Issue escalation
  • Providing management oversight -Phase gate, health check and other decision point reviews
  • Component Initiation andtransition
  • Governance of components
  • Practice questions
  • ECO mapping to the Standard

Program Stakeholder engagement

  • Program Stakeholder engagement
  • Wants, needs and expectations
  • Stakeholder identification
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Stakeholder Register
  • Stakeholder engagement strategies
  • Stakeholder engagement planning
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Resistancetriangle and pyramid
  • Practice questions

Program Integration

  • Review of Program Life cycle
  • Program selection
  • Program definition phase integration activities
  • Program delivery phase integration activities
  • Program closure phase integration activities

Program Management Supportive processes

  • Program Communication management
  • Program finance management
  • Program resource management
  • Program procurement management
  • Program quality management
  • Program scope management
  • Program schedule management
  • Program risk management
  • Program information management
  • Program change management

Exam Strategy / Analysis Workshop

  • PgMP Exam application writing –Guidelines and tips
  • Understanding ECO for exam
  • Critical thinking skills and Exam question analysis
  • Exam –Help points and Tips
  • Exam taking –Strategy (per individual)
  • Support throughout the engagement
  • Question & Answer sessions (online, in groups)
  • Mail / Phone Support

The PgMP Certification Requirement

Why is the PgMP Exam Different?

After your application is approved and payment is received, a panel of volunteer PgMP-certified program managers will assess your professional experience based on your responses to the Program Management Experience Summaries on the PgMP application.

Certification Details and Criteria

Eligibility for the PgMP Exam

Do you have real-world program management experience that’s led to success? Great—you’ve finished the hardest part. Before you apply, make sure you meet one of the following sets of PgMP Certification requirements:

PgMP certification is an essential professional requirement for senior project manager roles across all industries. The eligibility requirements for PgMP certification are:

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PgMP certification exam fees for PMI members and non-members

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Delivery Approaches

  • Self-paced e-learning Path
  • Online Bootcamp Virtual Instructor-led Package: 1month Accelerated (3weekends, Saturday & Sunday, 4pm -8:30pm)
  • Online Virtual Instructor-led Comprehensive Mentorship Path: 3months (1 class/wk, 3 hours each)
  • Onsite (In-Person; face-to-face) Bootcamp 1month Accelerated (3weekends, Saturday & Sunday, 4pm -8:30pm)
  • Onsite (3-month) comprehensive Master Class Mentorship Path: 1 class session of 3hrs/week
  • Onsite 4 day prep course
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Program Duration
Training Method

Online Instructor led

Learning Option

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PMP certification is an essential professional requirement for senior project manager roles W across all industries. The eligibility requirements for PMP certification are:



Project Management Experience

5 years/7500 hours

Project Management Education

35 hours


Project Management Experience

3 years/4500 hours

Project Management Education

35 hours

Course Fee

We strive to make our programs accessible. We aim to help budget for this program and offer a variety of financing options to make it more economical.

Related Courses

  1. PMP: Project Management Professional
  2. CAPM: Certified Associate in Project Management
  3. PMI-PgMP: Program Management Professional
  4. PMI-PfMP: Portfolio Management Professional
  5. PMI-PBA: Professional in Business Analysis
  6. PMI-RMP: Risk Management Professional
  7. PMI-ACP: Agile Certified Practitioner
  8. PMI-SP: Scheduling Professional
  9. PMI-DA: Disciplined Agile
  10. PMI-CP: Construction Professional
  11. PMI-OT: Organizational Transformation.

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