Villanova University First to Incorporate New PMBOK® Guide - 5th Edition into Online Project Management Programs
TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Widely recognized as the global leader in project management education, Villanova University, ranked the #1 Regional University in the North for 20 years, has updated its 100% online project management programs to support the new Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK(®) Guide) - Fifth Edition from the Project Management Institute (PMI(®)). The university's redesigned courses give project managers a crucial advantage in today's highly competitive job market, enabling them to get a head start in mastering the updated industry standards that will be featured on the Project Management Professional (PMP(®)) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM(®)) certification exams starting early Summer 2013.
In addition to supporting the new PMBOK(®) Guide - which now includes a new tenth knowledge area, 30% updated Body of Knowledge content, and terminology adjustments - Villanova's enhanced online project management programs feature the full scope of the updated information, techniques, best practices and standards, as well as:
-- New test-prep questions for the PMP(®) and CAPM(® )industry certifications from PMI(®) -- More than 600 graphics/animations -- Case studies that use animation for a whole new level of interactivity -- Animated exercises to demonstrate and gauge learning progress
"Beyond updating our courses to incorporate the latest PMBOK(® )Guide standards, we've implemented a number of improvements based on feedback from current and past students," noted Wayne R. Brantley, Managing Director of Professional Education Online and a member of the university's online project management faculty. "Our faculty members are acclaimed project management experts who bring real-world perspectives and diverse project management experiences to their teaching."
Students will receive instruction through state-of-the-art online technology powered by University Alliance. This online classroom features video-based lectures with convenient 24/7 access, as well as a variety of interactive tools that connect instructors and students, including two-way voiceover IP, instant messaging and shared virtual whiteboards.
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