Certified Telecommunications Project Management (CTPM®)

Program Overview


Develop the knowledge and skills to define, initiate, deliver and close a complex telecommunications project, in time, on budget, and to the highest quality specifications.

Successful projects depend on highly trained and multi-skilled project managers equipped with the ability to communicate, plan and execute strategic project decisions and manage situations that have the potential to adversely impact progress. A successful project manager can develop and maintain a structured approach to delivering project processes effectively and with repeatability and scalability.

The Certified Telecommunications Project Management (CTPM®) program equips learners with the skills and confidence to develop an end-to-end project implementation plan based on a multi-faceted campus telecommunications project.

CTPM® is based on the global standards for project management and adds technical input from programs within The Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework. This combination delivers a unique project management education program designed specifically for the fast-paced world of telecommunications design and implementation.

The CTPM® program examines in depth the following principles, exploring the use of project management tools as it progresses:

Learners complete eight assignments that are assessed individually and combine to create the project management plan portfolio:

A certified CTPM® also considers the requirements for compliance, having a full understanding of national and international regulations, codes of practice and standards.

Following this program, you are encouraged to continue your professional development by advancing your knowledge and skills to gain further official certifications and qualifications by progressing through The Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework which maps education programs to career advancement throughout the network infrastructure and data center sectors.

Project Management

  • What is a Project?
  • Defining Project constraints
  • Roles of a Project Manager
  • Overview of Project documentation

Integration Management

  • Combining Project areas
  • Producing the Project plan
  • Planning the execution
  • Mastering change control

Scope Management

  • Defining the scope
  • Producing the scope of works
  • Verification of scope
  • Preventing scope creep with effective change control

Quality Management

  • Quality concepts
  • Quality definition
  • Quality control
  • Quality planning
  • Quality assurance

Risk Management

  • Defining risk
  • Risk Identification
  • Quantifying risk
  • Developing risk responses
  • Devising risk response controls

Human Resource Management

  • Organisational planning
  • Leading teams
  • The psychology of teams
  • Team development
  • Motivating teams

Time Management

  • Defining the tasks
  • Task estimation
  • Scheduling tasks
  • Resource Allocation

Cost Management

  • Resource planning
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost budgeting
  • Cost control
  • Use of budgeting tools

Communications Management

  • Developing communication strategies
  • Conflict resolution
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Communications planning
  • Effective information distribution

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 perfect for individuals looking to improve the overall performance of telecommunications and data center projects. Suitable for those with some experience of telecommunications planning and data center projects.

Experience in telecommunications projects within a data center or enterprise network environment would be an advantage.

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 be taken on a journey through the end-to-end project management cycle, taking the opportunity to explore and appreciate the worth of repeatable project processes and gaining valuable experience in the application of project management tools. Learners are given the opportunity to apply this knowledge and understanding to take a complex telecommunications project to the next level, preparing and delivering the project management plan.

  • 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.”
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