Preparation for Certification

We Help Your Professionals Achieve Certification

Different players in Project Business Management have different benefits from certifications:

  • As a vendor, certified project managers are a #1 argument to win new business at attractive prices. When the business is performed, the standing of the professionals benefits from being third-party confirmed as knowledgeable and proficient.
  • For a buyer, certified professionals earn the respect of contractors and make sure that the customer will receive what has been ordered and what they are prepared to pay for.  
  • As a prime contractor, being "sandwiched" between a customer and subcontractors, business can be profitable, but also bear high risks. Needed are the best prepared professionals with business acumen and project spirit.
  • As a consultancy or training institute, certifications open up the market for consulting and education business targeting the players above. Needed are experts who can combine knowledge of project management with proficiency in project business.
In internal projects, certification improves the standing of project managers.

Our Program for Certification Preparation

  • PMP® - PMI Project Management Professional
    (see data sheet)
  • ACE® - Approved Consultant & Educator in Project Business Management
  • CAPM® - PMI Certified Associate in Project Management
  • PMI-ACP® - PMI Agile Certified Professional
  • PSM® I - Professional Scrum Master
  • PSPO® I - Professional Scrum Product Owner
  • DASM® - Disciplined Agile Scrum Master
  • DASSM® - Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master
  • Corporate certification programs

Which Certification Should you Chose?

Uncertain, which certification is the right one to chose for your employees or for yourself? Our Certification Picker below helps you decide.

It includes for each certification a note whether it is rather used to:

Certification Picker

PMP®

Project Management Professional



Certification type:

  • Blend in

Issuer:

  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
Description: Target audience: 
  • Experienced project managers
  • Related professions
Experience requirement:
  • 3 years
Topics: 
  • Traditional methods
  • Agile methods
Achievement method:
  • Examination
Difficulty:
  • Challenging

ACE®

Approved Consultant and Educator in Project Business



Certification type:

  • Stand out
Issuer:

  • Project Business Foundation
Description:
  • Skill builder qualification for project business management
Target audience:
  • Experienced educators and consultants
  • Related expert professions
Experience requirement:
  • 1 year consulting or educating, or
  • 3 years practioning
Topics:
  • Cross-corporate relationship management
  • Financial matters
  • Legal issues
Achievement method:
  • Work submissions
Difficulty:
  • Challenging

CAPM®

Certified Associate in Project Management



Certification type:

  • Blend in
Issuer:

  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
Description:
  • Entry credential in Project management
Target audience:
  • Project management beginners
  • Related professions
Experience requirement:
  • --
Topics:
  • Traditional methods
  • Agile methods
Achievement method:
  • Examination
Difficulty:
  • Challenging

PMI-ACP®

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner



Certification type:

  • Blend in
Issuer:

  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
Description:
  • Credential for agile methods
Target audience:
  • Agile practitioners
  • Experienced project managers 
  • Related professions
Experience requirement:
  • 1 year general team experience and
  • 8 months agile
Topics:
  • Various agile methods and principles
Achievement method:
  • Examination
Difficulty:
  • Challenging

PSM I

Professional Scrum Master®



Certification type:

  • Blend in
Issuer:

  • Scrum.org
Description:
  • Basic Scrum Master certification
Target audience:
  • Aspriring and experienced Scrum masters
Experience requirement:
  • --
Topics:
  • The Scrum framework acc. to the Scrum Guide
Achievement method:
  • Examination
Difficulty:
  • Moderately challenging

PSPO I

Professional Scrum Product Owner®



Certification type:

  • Blend in
Issuer:

  • Scrum.org
Description:
  • Basic Scrum Product Owner certification
Target audience:
  • Aspriring and experienced Scrum masters
Experience requirement:
  • --
Topics:
  • The Scrum framework acc. to the Scrum Guide
Achievement method:
  • Examination
Difficulty:
  • Moderately challenging

DASM

Disciplined Agile Scrum Master



Certification type:

  • Stand out
Issuer:

  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
Description:
  • Basic Scrum Master certification
Target audience:
  • Project managers
  • Related disciplines
Experience requirement:
  • --
Topics:
  • The DA toolkit acc. to "Choose Your WOW"
Achievement method:
  • Examination
Difficulty:
  • Moderately challenging

DASSM

Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master



Certification type:

  • Stand out
Issuer:

  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
Description:
  • Advanced Scrum Master certification
Target audience:
  • DASM holders
Experience requirement:
  • --
Topics:
  • The DA toolkit acc. to "Choose Your WOW"
  • Traditional methods
Achievement method:
  • Examination
Difficulty:
  • Challenging

Corporate Certification

(Follow your own ideas for a name)



Certification type:

  • (Depending on your needs)
Issuer:

  • (Your organization)
Description:
  • (Depending on your needs)
Target audience:
  • (Depending on your needs)
Experience requirement:
  • (Depending on your needs)
Topics:
  • (Depending on your needs)
Achievement method:
  • (Depending on your needs)
Difficulty:
  • Typically: Moderately challenging

Agile Certifications - a Comparison


Note: Our offers include preparation for 1.) PMI-ACP, 2.) PSM I, 3.) DASM, 4.) DASSM (not mentioned in the table).

PMP®

"The Gold standard". The Project Management Professional certification of Project Management Institute (PMI®).

Project managers need at least three years of experience. The exam is difficult and the challenge is high.

Our 35h of PMP preparation is one of the most intensive classes in project management. The benefit, however, is an increase in reputation for both organization and individual.

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ACE®

Having passed the qualification process at the Project Business Academy, a business unit of the Project Business Foundation, a consultant and trainer achieves the degree as an ACE - Approved Consultant & Educator in Project Business Management. 

This title recognizes skill builders, who assist companies to improve their project business. In addition to project management, these experts are well-versed in cross-company relationship management, as well as in financial and contractual matters.

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CAPM®

The Certified Associate in Project Management is PMI's offer for beginners.

This does not mean that the exam is easy. It takes a lot of good preparation and knowledge of terminology and processes. Our 23-h seminar delivers that.

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PMI-ACP®

PMI's Agile Certified Practitioner certification has a high reputation in the agile community.It is not limited to a specific method or framework but wants knowledge across different agile approaches.

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PSM I/PSPO I

The preparations for the Professional Scrum Master and Professional Scrum Product Owner certifications of Scrum.org introduce attendees to two iconic roles needed to implement the agile SCRUM-framework.

The exams are rather lightweight, but the high time pressure lets attendees benefit from the professional preparation.

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DASM/DASSM

The Disciplined Agile Scrum Master and Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master are rising stars among the certifications of PMI. 

They require profound knowledge in Scrum and other agile methods, but also in traditional tools and techniques.

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Corporate Certification

More and more companies use internal certifications instead of neutral certificates, or in addition to them.

Company-internal certificates can be developed in such a way that they have a high reputation among customers and suppliers. At the same time, they strengthen employee loyalty.

We have experience in internal method and certification development, which we are happy to make available to our customers. 

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