Introducing the Essentials for PMO Analysts™ Certification

Last week, the House of PMO launced the brand new certification – Essentials for PMO Analysts.

The certification is the second in the PMO Essentials certification suite, following the Essentials for PMO Administrators certification launched earlier this year.

We’ll be answering some FAQs about the certification below –

What will the course cover?

In the Essentials for PMO Analysts course you will:

  • Learn the key activities involved in the setup, running and closing of PMO services
  • Discover the purpose of four key roles in a Project Management Office; Administrator, Analyst, Manager and Director, and how they relate to each other.
  • Explore the responsibilities, knowledge, skills and behaviour needed to be a successful PMO Analyst.
  • Understand the fifteen key competencies required to support delivery activities in projects, programmes and portfolios, such as planning, scheduling, risk management, change control, benefits management and risk management

The course covers five key areas – Context, Roles, P3M Administration, P3M Delivery Support, and P3M Enabling.

How long is the course?

The Essentials for PMO Analyst course runs for five days.

Who should take the course?

The certification is aimed at current PMO Analysts, PMO Coordinators, Project Support Officers and those moving from a business operations role into a PMO. This course is suitable for those who have foundation-level knowledge of project, programme or portfolio management.

The course is also appropriate for PMO Administrators looking to move up to the role of PMO Analysts (may also be referred to as Project Officer or Project Co-Ordinator), and those who have worked within a project team and are looking to move into PMO or Project Management.

Are there any pre-requisites for the course?

A formally recognised Project Management certification at Foundation level is a prerequisite. Completion of internal organisation-led courses is also accepted.

What is the exam structure?

The exam is 90 minutes and consists of 75 multiple choice questions. The required pass mark is 50%.

What is the cost of the course?

For classroom courses, the price is £2750 + VAT.

For virtual classroom courses, the price is £1995 + VAT.

At PMO Learning, we have an exclusive first course discount rate – just £1795 + VAT for our October course date!

Where can I find out more?

You can read more about the Essentials for PMO Analysts course >>here.

We are also hosting a webinar on the 10th of September titled ‘Introduction to the Role of a PMO Analyst’

The webinar will  take a look at the day-to-day role the PMO Analyst performs and the knowledge, skills and behaviours that are required to succeed in the role.

The session will also look at the responsibilities they have and how you can develop yourself to provide the right level of services required in this role.

Finally, we’ll take a look at the typical career path you can expect to see for a PMO Analyst.

This session is ideal for anyone currently working in a PMO Analyst role or looking to move into the role as a step up from project administration or project support.

It’s also a great session for PMO Managers or anyone currently managing PMO Analysts and support staff, to gain ideas on how to support development in this role.

The webinar is taking place on the 10th September, 3pm BST, and you can register for the event here!

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