Project Management Institute

PMP/CAPM Certification Program

What is PMP?

Project Management Professional is an internationally recognized professional designation offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). It is the most sought-after certification administered by (PMI), USA and used as a standard to measure the competency of project managers. Project managers work in a wide range of industries and fields such as, construction, energy, engineering, software, development, information technology, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, marketing, and consulting.

The Project Management Professional (PMP) training holds global standards of excellence for validating the skills and knowledge essential in a project management team. This is an industry-recognized certification that helps individuals to understand the functionalities of project management at wider horizons


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Why Learn PMP?

PMP certification is the most valuable certificate program amongst many other professional certificate programs that one can pursue during their career succession. It is a globally recognized certification that works with any industry and in any location.

PMP certification has high standards.  Material mastery and practical application is necessary to attain a PMP credential.  Trends indicate that PMP has consistently been the highest paid certification and will continue to grow in the future.

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Project Management Statistics: Job Prospects & Salary

In the Information Technology sector in the US, Project Managers with 4-6 yrs of experience get the highest jump in salary with average base salary of $76,954.
Source: Glassdoor

According to PMI's Salary Survey (2018), PMP credential holders earn 23% more than those without it.

As of September 2018, the average salary of project manager in the US is $90,337.
Source: Glassdoor


of program participants earn their PMP certification.


of our graduates get job offers by a major company during or after the course.


of our students are highly satisfied with the quality of our instructors.


of our customers refer our program to friends, family, and coworkers.

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What You Will Learn

Be prepared to lead by learning the skills to earn the most industry recognized certification for Project Management. SMLA methods of delivery include online instructor led as well as traditional on-site bootcamps which include numerous practice test questions and summarization of the PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Pass the certification exam the first time.

  • Comparison of multiple project management philosophies/methodologies.
  • Learn practical improvement project management skills that add value to your career within any organization.
  • Master the art of test taking by reviewing comprehensive modules and study guides based on the PMI Body of Knowledge.
  • Learn how to manage risk and finish projects on time by planning organizing and overseeing.
  • Understand all 10 knowledge areas and their applications in project management by using real life scenarios.

Why You Should Learn With SMLA

Learn in your own style with a tailored educational experience

Traditional Physical Classroom

Live Online Lectures

On-demand Class Recordings

One-to-one Sessions

Career & Job Assistance

Complimentary Retraining

Financial Assistance

Become PMP Certified


"I’ve found a great longterm contract position as IT Capacity Project Manager at IBM Cloud. I started yesterday and am excited as it’s quite a challenging job working with a group of amazing professionals. Thanks so much for all your help in getting me the PMP training that has helped me land this role and reenter the workforce in a better, more qualified position. The skills I’ve learned will definitely be useful and help me succeed at this job, as well as in future roles going forward. Whilst I’m working, I am continuing to study for the PMP exam and plan to take it at end of October or early November. Will keep you updated."

Cecilia Nguyen

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"I noticed in many of job listings PMP certification was preferred. I started researching PMP certification classes in Houston and found SMLA. Within a week I was enrolled and attending a PMP weekend boot camp. The teacher was awesome and made the class interesting."

David Casares

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"SMLA was referred to me by Texas Workforce. I was immediately impressed by the openness and welcoming friendliness of the team. I was later once again impressed by the high quality of the instruction provided by our trainer, Joe, who was not only lively, but managed to keep everyone engaged despite the long hours and – at times – tediousness of the topic. In all, completing the entire Project Management course at SMLA was a remarkable learning experience, and I was privileged to share it with others having similar ambitions. Passing the PMP exam was a big achievement for me, which has set the stage for the next chapter of my life - whatever that might be. Thanks SMLA Team!"