PMI Course and Resources

In the field of information technology, the completion of projects on time and within budget is not only expected, but vital for ongoing success and improvement in higher education.

In cooperation with Project Management Institute

PMI Knowledge Resources

In cooperation with PMI, EDUCAUSE members have access to a selection of free PMI knowledge resources. Updated on a quarterly basis, these PMI articles will help you apply project management processes at your organization. 

This Quarter's Theme: Talent Management is the Key to Implementing Strategy

  • Stop the Turnover
    Employers, take heed: As demand overtakes supply, project practitioners who aren’t happy in their current positions will find plenty of opportunities to move on. Organizations must act today to ensure their talent doesn’t walk out the door tomorrow.
  • The Right Help Wanted: The Search Must Go On
    Faced with a global talent shortfall, industries worldwide are getting creative about finding and developing the team members they need.
  • The Right Help Wanted: This Way Forward
    In today’s competitive market, practitioner talent goes to organizations unafraid to get creative.
  • A Match Made in Heaven
    This article discusses how to better pair the right project practitioner with the right project.
  • The Long Haul
    Job-hopping is the new normal. To ensure the right talent mix across the portfolio, organizations would be wise to help some experienced practitioners stay put.

Want to know more and gain executive-level insights into how you can power strategic initiatives with effective talent management? Check out PMI’s Thought Leadership Series on talent management.

Online Course: Essentials of Project Management

Discounted Course for EDUCAUSE Members

PMI's Essentials of Project Management (a recently updated version of the PMI Applying the Fundamentals of Project Management course) is an online, self-paced course that will benefit anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of managing projects. If you're a member of project teams or just want to become more familiar with Knowledge Areas and terminology in order to "speak the language"; this course is an ideal solution.

View the full course outline.

After completing the course, you'll not only be familiar with the language of project management, you'll earn the 23 educational hours needed to apply for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification.*

Why Take This Course?

  • Learn the fundamentals of project management from PMI, the world's largest project management association.
  • Access 12 self-study modules online for 12 months from the date of purchase.
  • Assess your progress through a 150-question assessment that's similar to the CAPM certification exam.
  • Each module offers a concentrated review of the project management processes, organized by Knowledge Area, as presented within A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Fifth Edition, the preeminent global standard for project management, and includes exercises, terms, and a set of exam practice questions.

Course Content

The course has 13 components: 12 modules of elearning content and an assessment. The 12 modules are as follows:

1. CAPM® Introduction
2. PMBOK® Guide Contents and Foundational Concepts
3. Project Integration Management
4. Project Scope Management
5. Project Time Management
6. Project Cost Management

7. Project Quality Management
8. Project Human Resource Management
9. Project Communications Management
10. Project Risk Management
11. Project Procurement Management
12. Project Stakeholder Management

How to Purchase the Course

Individual Course

Your purchase and access to the course will occur on the PMI website. You will be asked to create a user account on their site.

  • PMI nonmember: $400
  • EDUCAUSE Member Rate: $350 (a $50 discount)

Please Note: By registering for this course, EDUCAUSE members agree to abide by PMI copyright rules, and not to share course materials with any other person.

Bulk Courses

Bulk package options for your institution are available on a case-per-case basis. Please contact PMI at for additional information.


For more information about these resources available to EDUCAUSE members, please contact

For information about purchasing the Essentials of Project Management course or the CAPM certification, or for problems with accessing the course, please contact PMI Customer Care at: or 1-855-746-4849 (U.S. toll-free); 1-855-746-4849 (Canada toll-free); 1-800-563-0665 (Mexico toll-free); or +1-610-356-4600 for all other locations.

*Discounts for EDUCAUSE members only apply to the Essentials of Project Management course. EDUCAUSE members interested in pursuing the CAPM® credential or PMI Agile Certified Practitioner certification may join PMI to obtain the PMI members-only discounted application fee to sit for the CAPM® examination or pay the PMI nonmember application fee.

"PMBOK" is a trademark of Project Management Institute, Inc., which is registered in the United States and other nations. "CAPM" is a certification mark of Project Management Institute Inc., which is registered in the United States and other nations.