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White graduation cap icon PMT 4800V  PM Practitioner Certification Exam Prep Course

PM Practitioner Certification Exam Prep Course

BLUF: This optional course is 9 days in duration and is a review of course materials and four knowledge checks.

This optional 9-day course prepares the acquisition professional to successfully prepare for the PMT 4890V Practitioner, Program Management, Certification Exam leading to the "Practitioner Certification in Program Management." The course is a review of the six courses required for practitioner program management certification which include:

  • ACQ 0030 Overview of Acquisition Ethics
  • ACQ 1010 Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management
  • ACQ 2020 Intermediate System Acquisition, Part A
  • ACQ 2030V/2030 Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part B
  • PMT 0140 Time Management and Leadership
  • PMT 2570V/2570 Program Management Tools Course

PMT 4800V is a hybrid of learning methodologies including asynchronous, self-paced, virtual online training along with synchronous, instructor-led, virtual learning. The asynchronous segment of the course will require the learner to complete a review of course material and four knowledge checks. Learners will have access to several sources for help during asynchronous learning including faculty/instructor contact, other learners, and outside references. There are four units in the course:

  1. Acquisition Ethics
  2. Team Leadership Tools
  3. Program Management Tools
  4. Defense Acquisition

Additionally, instructor-led virtual class discussions will be hosted during the course. PMT 4800V will include practice, sample, and certification exam-type questions for learners to assess their readiness for the actual certification exam. This course is ungraded, but upon successful completion of all course requirements, each student will earn Continuous Learning Points (CLPs).

An optional pre-course review of the material is available at this link:
Pre-Course Review


  • ACQ 0030 Overview of Acquisition Ethics
  • ACQ 1010 Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management
  • ACQ 2020 Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part A
  • ACQ 2030 Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part B
  • PMT 0140 Team Management and Leadership
  • PMT 2570V Program Management Tools Course
See the "Notes" section of this course's concept card for Recommended Prerequisites.



To prepare the acquisition professional for taking the required certification examination to achieve Practitioner Certification in Program Management.




Recommended Prerequisites:
  • At least four years of relevant acquisition experience with evidence of demonstrated proficiency in PM competencies.
Additional Information:
  • Course is self-paced (asynchronous).
  • Course is ungraded. Graduation requires a review of course material and completion of four knowledge checks.
  • Instructor will publish “office hours”.
  • Virtual classes are conducted via MS Teams.
  • All times are in the local time zone of the DAU region assigned to teach the offering.
  • Students are required to test connectivity with DAU IT prior to the class start date.
  • DAU does not reimburse student phone/internet charges.
  • The CLPs assigned to this learning activity may be used to meet professional certification and/or licensure requirements (PDUs/CPE credits).
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