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Villanova University First to Incorporate New PMBOK® Guide - 5th Edition into Online Project Management Programs

Newly Updated Courses Feature Latest Project Management Standards to Help Students Successfully Prepare for The Changing PMP® and CAPM® Certification Exams

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.

Registration is now open for Villanova's Project Management online certificate programs, with classes starting January 1, 2013. Multi-course master certificate savings are available, and U.S. military servicemembers and government employees are eligible for additional savings. For more information, call 855-300-1473 or visit www.VillanovaU.com.

About Villanova University

Founded in 1842, Villanova University is the worldwide leader in professional education online. A traditional, accredited university located in Villanova, Pennsylvania, it has more than 106,000 alumni, NCAA Division I athletic teams, unparalleled academic and technical support, and an outstanding faculty – over 90% of whom hold the highest degrees in their field. Villanova has been ranked the #1 Regional University in the North by U.S. News & World Report for 20 years.

About University Alliance

The University Alliance (UA) facilitates the promotion and online delivery of associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificate programs from the nation's leading traditional universities and institutions. Powered by UA's technology and support services, its university partners have surpassed 450,000 online enrollments – making UA the largest facilitator of e-learning in the country. University partners include Villanova University, the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, Florida Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, University of Florida, New England College, University of San Francisco, Jacksonville University, University of Vermont, The University of Scranton, and Dominican University.

Contact Information
Sandy Levine, VP of Marketing Services
Bisk Education/University Alliance Online
9417 Princess Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL 33619
813-621-6200, ext. 328
[email protected]

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