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PeopleCert P3O Foundation Certification Course

Welcome to the PeopleCert P3O Foundation Certification Course! Whether you’re a seasoned project manager or just starting your journey in portfolio, programme, and project management, this course equips you with essential knowledge and skills. The P3O Foundation certification is designed for individuals who want to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the P3O guidance. Whether you work in a Programme or Project Management Office (PMO) or aspire to pursue higher-level certifications, this course provides a solid foundation in the P3O model.

Course Overview

The P3O Foundation certification validates your understanding of the P3O guidance. By enrolling in this course, you’ll gain insights into effective office management within a P3O model. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Duration: Approximately 5 days (self-paced e-learning)

  • Format: Online e-learning with structured content

  • Access: Enjoy 12-month access to course materials and content


Course Schedule

Learn at your own pace! Our flexible e-learning platform allows you to fit your studies into your busy schedule. Dive into the modules whenever it suits you.


Target Audience

Who should consider the P3O Foundation course?

  • Members of Offices within a P3O Model: If you work in a Programme or Project Management Office (PMO), this course is tailored for you.

  • Aspiring PMO Practitioners: If you’re aiming to enhance your skills and understanding of P3O concepts, this course provides a solid foundation.

  • Individuals who need to understand the terminology and concepts underpinning P3O.


Course Prerequisites

No specific prerequisites are required for the P3O Foundation course. However, familiarity with project, programme, or portfolio management concepts is beneficial.

Course Objectives

By completing this course, you’ll achieve the following objectives:

  • Learn about the high-level P3O model and its component offices.

  • Understand the key differences between Portfolio, Programme, and Project Management.

  • Explore the key functions and services of a P3O.

  • Understand the reasons for establishing a P3O model.

  • Identify the processes to implement or re-energize a P3O.

  • Learn about the tools and techniques used by a P3O.

  • Understand the purpose and significant responsibilities of the defined roles in a P3O.

  • Prepare to pass the P3O Foundation exam and become P3O Foundation certified.


Course Content

Explore the key topics covered in the course:

  • Introduction: Get acquainted with the P3O model and its significance.

  • Overview and Principles of a P3O Model: Understand the high-level structure and functions.

  • Why Have a P3O? Explore the reasons behind establishing a P3O.

  • Models and Tailoring: Learn how to tailor the P3O approach to different contexts.

  • Implementing and Re-energizing a P3O: Discover processes for setting up or revitalizing a P3O.

  • How to Operate a P3O (including Tools and Techniques): Dive into practical aspects.

  • P3O Roles: Understand the responsibilities within a P3O.


Course Materials

The e-learning materials for the PeopleCert P3O Foundation self-study course include a comprehensive set of resources designed to provide a flexible and engaging learning experience. Here’s what’s included:

  • Interactive Slides: Detailed slides covering all course modules.

  • Learning Activities: Interactive exercises to apply the concepts learned.

  • Practice Exam Questions: To review each module and prepare for the certification exam.

  • Progress Tracking: The eLearning platform saves your progress for convenience.

  • Practice Paper: A full practice paper to download and help you prepare for your exam.

  • eBook Version of the P3O Manual: Included in the cost as part of your exam voucher, which is a valuable resource for both the exam and practical application in the workplace

  • Official eBook (P3O Manual) and Official Training Material (OTM)

  • Official P3O Foundation Exam Voucher inclusive of proctor (valid for 12 months)

  • OTM Learner Kit

  • Sample exam paper and rationales


Test Certification

  • Exam Duration: 60 minutes

  • Format: Multiple-choice questions (closed book)

  • Number of Questions: 75 questions (70 live questions and five trials)

  • Pass Mark: Achieve 35 out of 70 marks to pass the exam.


Follow-on Courses

Ready to take your skills to the next level? Consider advancing to the P3O Practitioner Qualification after completing the Foundation course.

P3O® Foundation Course with Official Exam

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