Certified Telecommunications Project Management (CTPM®)

Program Overview

Add significant value to project delivery through a high-quality structured project management process that is standardized, repeatable and reliable.

Good project management benefits from a structured approach to project delivery, with clearly defined roles, a structured life-cycle and supporting processes. Repeatability of the project process speeds up the project initiation phase ensuring stakeholders and teams clearly understand expectations allowing projects to be delivered ahead of time and under budget.

The Certified Telecommunications Project Management (CTPM®) 30-hour distance learning program equips learners with the skills to implement a cohesive risk management process, enabling potential risks and issues to be identified and appropriate actions to be taken to mitigate or manage them.

CTPM® is based on the global standard for project management, the PMI’s PMBOK® and adds technical input from programs within The Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework. This combination delivers a unique non-generic project management education program designed specifically for the real-world of telecommunications design, planning and installation. It consists of nine learning modules covering the five processes of the PMBOK®.

CTPM® is delivered on CNet’s learning management system allowing for complete self-paced learning and therefore providing ultimate flexibility to study from wherever you are and at a time that is most convenient to you, with access to a dedicated online tutor.

There are seven assignments to complete and they are assessed individually and combine to create a complete project plan:

  • Project quality management – what do your customers actually want?
  • Project risk management – what can possibly go wrong?
  • Project scope management – what are we delivering? And more importantly, what are we NOT delivering?
  • Project human resource management – the right people, with the right tools, fully trained and working together safely; easy
  • Project integration management – bringing it all together
  • Project time management – what comes first and what comes last?
  • Project cost management – how will you ensure that you come in on budget?

Initiating Process

  • Its purpose is to achieve authorization for a project and define its objectives
  • The general scope, duration, resources, and desired final output are described
  • Outputs for this process include the project charter and a preliminary SOW

Planning Process

  • This process involves determining how the newly initiated project will actually be carried out, including refining the information developed during initiation and reviewing the resources needed (including human resources)
  • The general scope, duration, resources, and desired final output are described
  • A WBS including various deliverables and work packages is constructed and scheduled activities are defined and sequenced

Executing Process

  • The execution process group involves taking steps to act upon and complete the project work according to the procedures outlined during the planning stage. Any approved changes are implemented as part of this group
  • The project management team is acquired and developed and contact with vendors is initiated
  • Reports on project progress, quality, and challenges are a core component of the information distribution aspect of execution

Monitoring & Controlling Process

  • These processes occur concurrently with all the other process groups
  • Observation, problem identification and correction are the three basic purposes of monitoring and controlling
  • Quality control plays a significant role in this group of processes

Closing Process

  • This process finalizes a project and closes it out
  • This activity often includes satisfying the terms of any outstanding contracts
  • The Project Manager must ensure that other processes (planning, execution, monitoring) are complete and the final deliverables are ready to be handed off to the end user or stakeholder group

This Certified Telecommunications Project Management (CTPM®) program is a 30-Hour Distance Learning program.

  • $795.00 USD
  • £545.00 GBP
  • €695.00 EUR

This unique distance learning program is targeted at individuals looking to improve the overall performance of their telecommunications and data center projects. Suitable for those with experience of telecommunications planning, installation and maintenance within a data center environment, the program addresses how to successfully design, develop, execute and close a project.

Experience within data center operations or management or telecommunications planning, installation and maintenance.

As a distance learner, you will also need a suitable computer with internet connection, together with sufficient IT competence to make effective use of word processing, internet and email.

Learners will discover how to develop a project initiating process and create, explain and execute a project planning process. They will also have the confidence to implement measures to monitor and control it and have the ability to carry out a project closing process.

  • Internationally and industry recognized BTEC Level 4 Professional Award Certified Telecommunications Project Management
  • Official Certified Telecommunications Project Management (CTPM®) certification
  • The use of a post nominal title after your name e.g. John Smith CTPM
  • Use of the official Certified Telecommunications Project Management (CTPM®) Digital Badge
  • Use of the CTPM® logo
  • Continual Professional Development (CPDs)
  • 3 IEEE Continual Education Units (CEUs) (applies to IEEE members only)
  • Provides portable knowledge, skills, techniques and tools in order to be more successful in managing projects and demonstrates to your employer that you have the desire and commitment to learn and improve
  • It enhances career development prospects by achieving a recognized project management qualification
  • Provides an independent measure of an individual’s project management knowledge and competence
  • It develops an understanding of project goals, objectives and benefits before committing significant resources to ensure that only projects which are expected to provide a Return On Investment (ROI) or financial margin are committed to
  • It ensures that projects proceed effectively through all essential phases, from concept through to completion
  • It provides a rigorous approach to defining a realistic timescale and budget for completion of the project
  • Certified Network Infrastructure Technician (CNIT®) – for individuals within the network cabling installation environment wishing to extend their hands on practical skills, knowledge, qualifications and certifications in relation to cable installation within different environments
  • Certified Data Center Technician Professional (CDCTP®) – designed for individuals wishing to acquire skills of the highest caliber in order to carry out their data center related activities. CDCTP® certification is beneficial to technical personnel who are responsible for the day-to-day smooth operation of the mission critical facility.
Telecomms Engineer
“The program material was very well written and easy to follow. The distance learning availability of this program makes it convenient to complete in your own time and in the comfort of your own home.”