Entry Level Course Descriptions - Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy (VAAA)
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Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy (VAAA)

 

Entry Level Course Descriptions

FAC-P/PM Training Entry-Level Project Management Basics | Web-based Training (20 Hours) Arrow pointing left to Project Management & Project Lifecycle Project Management & Project Lifecycle | Web-based Training (22 Hours) Arrow pointing left to Acquisition Fundamentals of Program & Project Management II Acquisition Fundamentals of Program & Project Management II | Five Day Resident Course (40 Hours) Arrow pointing left to Entry-Level Training Arrow pointing left to Entry-Level Experience FAC-P/PM Certification Entry-Level Training and Certification Header Entry-Level Training - Recognized by all Civilian Federal Agencies Entry-Level Experience - Administered in FAITAS Entry-Level Experience - Administered in FAITAS Entry-Level Continuous Learning | 80 CLPs Every 2 Years | Administered in FAITAS
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The PM School offers multiple options to complete the Entry-Level FAC-P/PM training series.  Employees may complete the prerequisite training as either two (2) self-paced, virtual courses or one (1), instructor-led course.

FPM 120A - Project Management Basics

This web-based course provides the basic knowledge and comprehension skills that entry-level program and project managers (PMs) in the Federal sector need to manage a small project or participate as an effective member of an integrated project team (IPT). The target audience for this training is entry-level project managers within the Federal civilian agencies desiring to complete the training requirements for the Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM). Using a scenario-based approach, FPM 120A covers project management roles, responsibilities, decision points, and key deliverables required for effective project management. Attendees will comprehend acquisition basics for program and project management.

Course Type:  Virtual
Course Length:  20 hours

FPM 120B - Project Management and Project Lifecycle

This web-based course prepares entry-level project managers with the fundamental knowledge, skills, and understanding required to fulfill their responsibilities as project managers. It focuses on the identification of project management roles, responsibilities, decision points, and key deliverables required for effective systems acquisition management throughout all phases of a project's lifecycle. The target audience for this training is entry-level project managers within the Federal civilian agencies desiring to complete the training requirements for the Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM). Using a scenario-based approach, FPM 120B covers project management roles, responsibilities, decision points, and key deliverables required for effective project management. Attendees will comprehend acquisition basics for program and project management.

Successfully completing FPM 120A and 120B satisfies the prerequisite to attend the FPM 121 Acquisition Fundamentals of Project and Program Management II course.

Course Type:  Virtual
Course Length:  22 hours

FPM 120 (FED) - Acquisition Fundamentals of Project and Program Management

This five (5) day instructor-led course provides basic knowledge and comprehension skills which entry-level project managers (PM) in the Federal sector need to manage a small project or participate as an effective member of an integrated project team (IPT). FPM 120 (FED) focuses on the identification of project management roles, responsibilities, decision points, and key deliverables required for effective systems-acquisition management throughout all phases of a project’s lifecycle.

Successfully completing FPM 120 (FED) satisfies the prerequisite to attend the FPM 121 Acquisition Fundamentals of Project and Program Management II course.

Course Type:  Instructor-lede
Course Length:  40 hours
Upcoming Courses:  View Schedule and Register via FAITAS

FPM 121 - Acquisition Fundamentals of Project and Program Management II

The Acquisition Fundamentals of Project and Program Management II course is the final component of the Entry-Level course series with both a one-week (full days) and two-week (half days) delivery options. Following a best practices model, it aligns FAC-P/PM competencies to the actual project/program life cycle.

FPM 121 places the project management learner in an integrated product team setting. Students participate as team members in simulating the following activities: identifying capability gaps; developing a work breakdown structure; developing high-level and system-level requirements; crafting an analysis of alternatives; developing a business case; selecting a solution; risk management; acquisition planning; systems engineering; measuring performance; and leadership.

Course Type:  Instructor-led
Course Length:  5-days
Upcoming Courses:  View Schedule and Register via FAITAS

 

The Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy does not provide certification. Certification is not automatic after training. Students seeking any FAC-P/PM certification must initiate their request in FAITAS to complete their certification request through the Acquisition Human Capital Management Service. This FAC-PPM Program Virtual Guide provides a quick reference for those individuals interested in, or pursuing certification.