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Essentials for PMO Administrators

The Essentials for PMO Administrators course is an introductory qualification, fully accredited by APMG International. It provides an awareness of the core principles of Project, Programme and Portfolio Management (P3M), within the context of a Project Management Office. This course provides insight into the four key roles within a PMO and provides a fundamental awareness of what it takes to be successful in a support role.

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Course Details

Level Introductory
Pre-requisites None
Accreditation APM Group
Exam format Multiple choice questions
Exam duration 45 minutes
Exam pass mark 50%
Our pass rate 100%

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What does the course cover?

What is the Essentials for PMO Administrators course?

The Essentials for PMO Administrators Course is designed for beginners to provide an introduction to Project, Programme and Portfolio Management (P3M), within the context of a Project Management Office. The growth of the project management profession means that PMO support roles are in demand and this three-day course will teach the fundamental knowledge required to be successful in a support role.


The Essentials for PMO Administrators course will:

  • Explain essential Project, Programme and Portfolio Management principles and terminology
  • Explore the four key roles in a Project Management Office – Administrator, Analyst, Manager and Director
  • Explain the responsibilities, knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be a successful PMO Administrator.
  • Cover topics including understanding the core and essential delivery support requirements in change control; financial management, information management, issue management, reporting (insights analysis) and risk management.

What are the benefits of studying the PMO Administrators course:

  • Gain the essential knowledge and understanding required to undertake the role of a PMO Administrator
  • Demonstrate a greater understanding of projects, programmes, portfolios and the PMOs
  • Understand and articulate the core roles and responsibilities of a PMO Administrator
  • Learn about the essential competences, knowledge, skills and behaviours required to perform the role of a PMO Administrator successfully
  • Discover the PMO services offered and how they are delivered by PMO Administrators
  • Continue your professional and personal development journey in working in a PMO and the PMO Administrator role.

Is the course right for me?

Who is Essentials for PMO Administrators for?

Essentials for PMO Administrators is suitable for:

  • Beginners with no project experience
  • Those currently in support roles within a PMO (for example Project Administrators, Project Co-ordinator and Project Support Officers).
  • Aspiring Project Managers with minimal project management knowledge.

Exam format

  • 60 multiple-choice questions
  • 45 minute duration
  • Closed book
  • 50% pass mark (30 marks out of 60).

Why study with Training Bytesize?

As experts in delivering project management training through a range of study styles, your success is key to our success. We understand how people learn, we know how to train people to pass exams, we employ the best trainers and specialise in small class sizes to help you get the best from your investment. So, if you’re looking to enhance your project management skills and ensure you pass first time, Training ByteSize is a name you can trust.

As a family run business, project and programme management training is in our blood, and so is innovation. Our founders have been part of the industry since the 1990’s, specifically founding Key Skills and developing the world’s first accredited e-learning course for PRINCE2.

Today we are proud to continue with world firsts; with second generation Victoria at the helm, she had led Training ByteSize to ensure were the first company to develop and deliver e-learning options for accredited courses including Business Analysis Foundation, ITIL4, and AgilePM. When we say we’re experts in project management training, we really do mean it.

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If you are looking to train a team of people, you’ll find that our onsite training is a viable and cost effective option for you. We will ensure that from the initial consultation of your requirements to the end result of the course, you and your learners will have had the best possible learning experience and we strive for the highest pass rates for your team.

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Students can ask questions using a headset, webcam or a chat window, and get their questions answered, just like in a traditional classroom. Questions can be lined up and answered at intervals, without interrupting the teacher’s flow of thought. There is no difference in the level of interaction – in fact distractions are significantly reduced because of this way of teaching. Our trainers have a minimum of 10 years training experience, plus have previously run and managed live projects, so have real-life experience they bring to the virtual session.

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Why consider onsite training with Training ByteSize?

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