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ESI International Launches PgMP® Exam Preparation Course

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21 April 2008

Will Help Professionals Worldwide Prepare for PMI’s PgMP® Certification Exam

April 21, 2008 – ESI International today announced the launch of its PgMP® Exam Preparation course. The course, which is part of ESI’s new Programme Management Professional Development Programme, is designed to help professionals prepare for the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Programme Management Professional (PgMP®) certification exam.

“This new course will help anyone seeking PgMP® certification,” says J. LeRoy Ward, PgMP, PMP, ESI’s Executive Vice President. “Participants will become familiar with the types of questions on the exam and gain a solid understanding of PMI’s perspective on how programme management is conducted.” This includes the phases of a program and the three all-important themes of programme management:

  • benefits management,
  • stakeholder management and
  • governance management.

The course, which is facilitated by a certified PgMP® instructor, is designed to be taken by professionals who already understand the principles of program management and are preparing for their certification exam. A key focus of the course is to ensure the terminology, practices and approaches used by professionals in their day-to-day work map to the exam, which is centered on the PMI’s The Standard for Program Management.

Participants will receive ESI’s new PgMP® Exam: Practice Test and Study Guide, featuring hundreds of sample questions and answers compiled by certified Programme Management Professionals with first-hand experience taking the PgMP® exam. The study guide is available through ESI’s Publications store on our Web site, The course was architected by Ward, who is one of the first professionals worldwide to hold both the PgMP® and PMP® certifications. The study guide was co-authored by Ward and Ginger Levin, DPA, PgMP, PMP, a world-renowned project management consultant and a member of the adjunct faculty of the University of Wisconsin, Platteville, WI.

For more information on the course and ESI’s Programme Management Professional Development Programme, visit

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