PMT 4900V PM Advanced Certification Prep Course
This optional 2-week Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) course prepares the acquisition professional for successfully passing the advanced, program management, certification exam leading to the "Advance Certification in Program Management". The course is a review of the seven courses required for advanced program management certification which include:
  1. PMT 0120 Program Scheduling
  2. PMT 0130 Work Breakdown Structure
  3. PMT 0170 Risk Management
  4. ACQ 315 Understanding Industry
  5. PMT 3400 Leadership and Organization
  6. PMT 3500 Business Aspects
  7. PMT 3600 The Program Management Office.
PMT 4900 is a hybrid of learning methodologies including asynchronous, self-paced, virtual on-line training along with synchronous, instructor-led, virtual learning. The asynchronous segment of the course will require the learner to complete an identified portion of the course workbook prior to attending the scheduled, virtual class meetings to review the workbook content. The asynchronous segment will include references to previous coursework, videos, practice exam questions, and individual activities. Learners will have access to several sources for help during asynchronous learning including faculty/instructor contact, other learners, and outside references.

There are three units in the course;
  1. Program Management Tools
  2. Industry Partners
  3. Defense Acquisition
There will be instructor-led virtual class discussion after each unit as well as a unit practice test. PMT 4900 will include a practice, sample, certification exam at the end of the course for learners to assess their readiness for the actual, certification exam. This course is ungraded, but upon successful completion of all course requirements, each student will earn Continuous Learning Points (CLPs).

An optional pre-course review of the material can be found at this link: Pre-Course Review.
Target Attendees
To prepare the acquisition professional for taking the required certification examination to achieve Advanced Certification in Program Management
  • ACQ 315 Understanding Industry
  • PMT 0120 Program Scheduling
  • PMT 0130 Work Breakdown Structure
  • PMT 0170 Risk Management
  • PMT 3400 Leadership and Organization
  • PMT 3500 Business Aspects
  • PMT 3600 Program Management Office Course
See the "Notes" section of this course's concept card for Recommended Prerequisites.
Predecessor Course(s)
Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Expires On
None None None None
Course Length
Approximately 31 classroom hours over 10 days
Additional Course Information
Delivery Mode Virtual Instructor Led Training
Equivalent Courses  N/A
Availability All
Walk-ins Authorized  No
Pre-work required   No
First Offering  10/03/2022
ACE Recommended Credits  N/A
Continuous Education Units  0
Continuous Learning Points 31 
Reservist Retirement Points 0  
Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
Fulfillment Eligible   N/A
Technical Requirements Click Here
Recommended Prerequisites:
  • Eight (8) or more years of relevant program management experience, with at least two (2) of these years with cost, schedule and performance responsibilities in a program management office or similar organization (dedicated matrix support to a PM, PEO, DCMA program integrator, or supervisor of shipbuilding).
Additional Information:
  • Virtual classes are conducted via MS Teams.
  • All times are in the local time zone of the DAU region assigned to teach the offering.
  • Students are required to test connectivity with DAU IT prior to the class start date.
  • DAU does not reimburse student phone/internet charges.
  • The CLPs assigned to this learning activity may be used to meet professional certification and/or licensure requirements (PDUs/CPE credits).
FAQs and Resource Materials: Schedule:
  • Course Introduction (2 hours)
  • Unit 1 - Program Management Tools
    • Module 1 Program Scheduling (PMT 0120) - Asynchronous approximately 3 hours
    • Module 2 Work Breakdown Structure (PMT 0130) - Asynchronous approximately 1.5 hours
    • Module 3 Risk Management (PMT 0170) - Asynchronous approximately 3 hours
    • Class Discussion on PM Tools - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Unit Knowledge Check
  • Unit 2 - Industry Partners
    • Module 4 Understanding Industry (ACQ 315) - Asynchronous approximately 2.5 hours
    • Module 5 Business Aspects (PMT 3500) - Asynchronous approximately 1.5 hours
    • Class Discussion on Industry Partners - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Unit Knowledge Check
  • Unit 3 - Defense Acquisition
    • Module 6 Leadership and Organization (PMT 3400) - Asynchronous approximately 3 hours
    • Module 7 Program Management Office (PMT 3600) - Asynchronous approximately 5 hours
    • Class Discussion on Defense Acquisition - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Unit Knowledge Check
  • Practice Exam for Program Management Advanced Certification