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Courses & Training

Everything you need to transition from military Leader or Veteran to civilian Project Manager! You’ll receive:

  1. PMI® Application assistance with what we call the Application
    Translator
  2. Personal PMP® application audit defense by Dr. Eric A. Wright, PMP®,
    ACP, CIA (inactive); we have successfully defended countless audited
    applications with PMI. We have not lost one yet!
  3. Training using the only PMI® Authorized PMP® Exam Prep Guide and
    curriculum plus our proprietary additional content using military
    project examples that parallel civilian projects for ease of learning and
    translation.
  4. A full-color digital Student Guide, Study Plan, and a full suite of project
    management documents depicting a real-life project for reference.
  5. Recordings of our course, so you can re-watch at your own pace or
    dive in deeper to a subject area you want. No wonder our first-time go
    pass rate is 94%, and our second-time pass rate is 100%! Yep, we stick
    with you until you pass!
  6. Provide you with lifetime PM career mentorship and placement
    assistance.
  7. All for some of the lowest prices in the marketplace!

The virtual classroom is open every Webinar session, and participants actually use their Web cameras, microphones, and chat function to interact with the instructor and other participants in real-time, all from the comfort of their home!

You can attend our live instructor-led, monthly Webinar from the comfort of your own home any month you wish, and in classrooms at select locations globally. High interaction with other participants and instructors occurs in both formats; in fact, we have seen no difference between them in terms of our 94% first-time pass rate, and our 100% second-time pass rate.

Both live courses, onsite and virtual Webinar, are 40 Actual Hours long, yielding the 35 minimum PMI-required Hours. Additionally, the average PMP® finds that 1-2 hours of studying per day, for 3-6 weeks, prepares them to successfully pass the PMP® exam.

Check out our Course Calendar here.

Instructors provide instruction through Power Points, anecdotal stories, interactive exercises, polls, and videos. As adult educators, we have built our curriculum and delivery method in a manner that engages all learning styles.

No, individuals must receive PMI acceptance of their application and schedule their exam with the Pearson Vue testing center of their choice. You can find more information on the test here.

No, individuals must receive PMI acceptance of their application and schedule their exam with the Pearson Vue testing center of their choice. You can find more information on the test here.

Yes. Project management is applicable to projects in any environment. We specialize in transitioning military but welcome all students and we have trained thousands not affiliated with the military at all.

You don’t get less busy with time or during transition, start sooner rather than later! Getting certified while still serving is not bad, it will help you do your job better, faster, more efficiently. Plus upkeep on your certification is made easy at www.pduuniversity.com

Yes, it is a strong block to have checked, along with a 4-year degree, but like rank in uniform, it conveys only baseline capability. You’ll still need to discuss your ability to run projects in terms of outcomes and do research on the industry you’re seeking employment in. You can research companies, connect with their employees, and begin informal mentoring relationships to develop an industry-specific context. We have helped aircrews go into IT; IT experts into construction; and logisticians into healthcare.

Student Resources

Just be ready to take notes! We provide you digital copies of the PMI® Authorized PMP® Exam Prep Guide, Student Guide, Study Plan and much more

Yes, you’ll receive detailed instruction and email phase gates to monitor your progress, and ensure you’re on track easily and accurately.

There is only one place you can change your account email and that is by visiting the “My Account” page, all of your details can be changed here.

Your Account Password can be changed in two places;

If you are logged out you can visit the login page and choose “forgot password” and follow the instructions.

If you are logged in you can visit the “My Account” page and all of your details can be changed here.

Now that you have your certificate, you will need:

1. Get your application to test complete depending on your program
2. Study hard! Please utilize the “Study Plan,” students that do pass, ones that don’t, don’t
3. Schedule and take your certification exam(s)
4. Let us know how you did! Contact Us

Yes! We have partnered with The Veteran Project Manager Mentor Alliance and created a digital mentor platform staffed by volunteer successful PMs to provide professional development mentorship. Find more information www.vpmma.org

Funding Sources

Yes, we certainly do. You will need to request an invoice from us to include with your credentialing goal.

Yes, we certainly do. You will need to request an invoice by selecting an event and proceeding to check-out. You will include this with your credentialing goal to be approved by your supervisor. Afterward, you will need to go back into the AF Cool portal and submit 2 funding requests, one for Books, and the other for the exam fee, both of which need to be approved by your supervisor.

Yes, this is a regular process we handle, please fill out this template and route through your commander, resource advisor, then to the Government Purchase Cardholder.

Yes, we have had several Officers that have had success getting their unit to fund their attendance via the SF-182 process. Please click here to download a SF-182 with our admin portion pre-filled out to route through your command for approval. Once SF-182 is approved, I will need to know who the invoice needs to be made out to (Usually your RA/RM/S4/Comptroller) to make payment via Government Purchase Card.

Yes, Military Veterans and Spouses may be eligible for funding via MCCC. Military Corps Career Connect, better known as C3, is a workforce lead initiative aimed at reducing the unemployment rate of veterans and active-duty spouses in Maryland. Transitioning active duty service members, active-duty spouses, and recently separated veterans (non-retiree) are provided a customized set of services that allow them to successfully transition careers. C3 is funded by a $4.2 million National Dislocated Workers Grant from the US Department of Labor.” Please let administrator@vets2pm.com know once your funding requests have been approved or if there are any questions.

Unfortunately, the GI Bill does not cover preparatory courses for certifications at this time. It will reimburse you for the cost of the exam however and the process is covered here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/cover-cost-your-pmp-exam-va-educational-benefits-eisenzimmer-pmp

To request an invoice, navigate to the event/class you would like to attend, add it to your cart by clicking the “Request Invoice or Pay Now” button. Review your cart and click “Proceed to Checkout.” Ensure you have “Request an Invoice” selected as your Payment Method and process your order. If you need to make a change to your invoice, including changing the event/class you’d like to attend, just repeat the process.

Resumes & Job Opportunities

As part of your Boot Camp Plus program, we will create a resume for you, translating your military experience into civilian-understood terminology. We will send an intake email just before the start of your course, asking a series of questions and requesting certain documentation. We use this information to create the first draft of your resume. Your first draft resume will come with instructions on the revision process, where we collaborate to get the resume ‘just right.’

Our Boot Camp Plus program includes a 2-page (usually) Standard resume geared toward private industry or government contractors. A Federal resume is much more involved, much longer, and contains much more detail. If you are interested in a Federal resume, we can provide that and the fee is $250.

Once your course starts, and you reply to the resume intake email you will receive a reply that tells you we have added you to the resume queue. One of the questions in the intake email is when you are transitioning and what is your target date for the resume. This is how we prioritize the queue. We can adjust your timeline if you need please just Contact Us.

No! It is a free service we provide Veterans!

We only provide one resume per student, however, usually one resume is more than sufficient. Your objectives may seem different, but usually they fit well into one resume. We provide information on how to easily adjust resumes toward job descriptions, which doesn’t require rewriting the resume for each job you are interested in. We have a generic cover letter template that we can provide you that helps target your expertise toward specific jobs. You’ll love it and it has proven to be very helpful, especially early in your transition.

Unfortunately, we don’t have enough time to create or revise LinkedIn profiles, and LinkedIn has very strict rules preventing multiple people from logging into one person’s account. The course will provide LinkedIn optimization strategies.

Because we help military veterans transition into meaningful and lucrative careers…and more…we wanted to ensure we help you with ‘The Next Chapter,’ your job search! In fact, even if you’ve been hired after your transition, you may be interested in an even better job down the line, and that’s why we provide lifetime placement services.

Every student is entered into our Applicant Tracking System (ATS), named PurpleX. This is the system we use to manage our alumni, now called ‘candidates.’ By having your resume entered into PurpleX you are visible to us and our trusted Corporate (Employer) Partners who are interested in hiring Veterans. Each Corporate Partner on the website tells a bit about their company and has links to their website so you can review their open job descriptions, some of which are posted on our Job Opportunities page.

Employers & Recruiters

PurpleX, our cultivated, proprietary candidate database is a unique tool available to recruiters, hiring managers, and talent acquisition professionals, and contains thousands of candidates, trained and/or credentialed in the PMP® & other highly sought-after industry certifications, possessing breadth of expertise across Technical, Business, and Operational disciplines. PurpleX candidates are mostly alumni of Vets2PM, but also includes other select Veterans and military spouses. You will even find a few non-veterans. All candidates in PurpleX have a relationship with Vets2PM, have requested inclusion in the database, or are past candidates from our job postings. We do not ‘inhale’ people from other sources. In fact, we do daily quality assurance of the database and discard candidates who are not qualified to be in the system.

PurpleX candidates are all professional, educated, vetted, motivated, flexible, and interested in exploring roles with leading civilian organizations and government contractors.

PurpleX grows by approximately +/-60 candidates per month, and a PurpleX subscription includes a fee Corporate Partnership for the term of the subscription.

Every PurpleX subscription comes with two user credentials. Additional user credentials can be purchased for $200 each for the term of the subscription.

There is a serious gap between transitioning veterans, their ability to accurately convey their expertise, and a hiring company / prospective employer’s ability to identify and understand a candidate’s worth when their resume contains only ‘military language and acronyms’. The candidates in PurpleX have resumes that have been translated into civilian-understood terminology, with titles that convey their responsibilities, and makes identifying and hiring veteran professionals just as easy as hiring civilian candidates.

Corporate Partnership is a great way to draw veteran candidates to your website, to learn about your company, and view your open career opportunities. When you subscribe for a Corporate Partnership you include a website-quality company logo and a write up about your company and instructions on where to link both to your website (home page, careers page, etc.) Vets2PM draws thousands of viewers per month – all veterans interested in their transition and thinking about their next career move.

By choosing job posting services you will have the choice to post a single job, two jobs, or subscribe to six-month, or one-year of unlimited job postings. You can take care of everything directly from our website, including uploading your job description. You job will be posted on our website for maximum exposure. With six-month and one-year plans you can post as many jobs as you like and switch them any time. When you post a job, you can include a link to the actual job posting and instruct candidates to click on the link to apply, or they can click ‘apply’ directly on our site. If the candidate applies directly from our site, we will forward the resume to you immediately.

Project Management as a Service. We have many candidates interested in consulting assignments and we will source our candidate pool to fill your temporary, remote, or ‘try before you hire’ project management job requirements. We employ the Veteran and put them to work on your jobs.

Company/Organizational Training

No, we certainly train everyone to successfully learn and obtain certifications. We have performed organizational training for several corporate clients in the past and can address your company training needs. Please contact us for details

We have conducted classes across CONUS locations and several OCONUS as well including UK, Germany, Japan, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, and more.

It is best for us to review your requirements and meet your specific needs, then scope our offerings accordingly. Please Contact Us to discuss the scope of the training and we will provide an estimate for our services.

Federal Contracting

We are a SDVOSB and specialize in corporate training and staffing (Project Management as a Service (PMaaS) and would love the opportunity to work with you.

We are working on getting approved for a GS schedule. Stay tuned!

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