Essentials for PMO Administrators™


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Essentials for PMO Administrators Overview

Kick start your career as a PMO Administrator
Learn the core principles of Project Management and how to use these within the context of a Project Management Office (PMO).

In a world where businesses are expected to be adaptable, projects are key, resulting in the exponential growth of the project management profession and increased demand for PMO support roles. In this three-day course, you will learn the fundamental knowledge and competencies needed to excel in these in-demand support roles.

Essentials for PMO Administrators Training and Certification is designed for beginners, to provide an introduction to Project, Programme and Portfolio Management (P3M), within the context of a Project Management Office. This course delves in the four key roles within a PMO and reveals what it takes to be successful in a support role. 

Listen to the Co-Founders of House of PMO explain why they created Essentials for PMO Administrators, who will benefit from this training and what the top three things you will learn on this course.

Who Should Attend?

This course is suitable for: 

  • Complete beginners  
  • Current and aspiring PMO Administrators, Project Administrators, Project Co-ordinators and Project Support Officers 
  • Aspiring Project Managers who are brand new to project management or have minimal project management knowledge

This course will enable participants to:

  • Learn essential Project, Programme and Portfolio Management principles and terminology
  • Discover the four key roles in a Project Management Office: Administrator, Analyst, Manager, and Director
  • Explore the responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and behaviour needed to be a successful PMO Administrator. This includes understanding the core and essential delivery support requirements in change control, financial management, information management, issue management, reporting (insights analysis), and risk management.

PMO in context
Core elements and processes of P3M. Characteristics of agile projects. Typical P3 organisation structures and roles. Key documentation. The service-based PMO.

PMO roles
4 key PMO roles. Responsibilities of the PMO Administrator. Knowledge, skills, and behaviours of the PMO Administrator.

P3M competencies
Overview of competencies required for P3M administration and P3M delivery support. Key terms and artefacts relating to each competence. The potential services that require each competence and how the competence is used in the delivery of those services.

Materials: A comprehensive participant workbook is provided.

Pre-course: None

This course includes Essentials for PMO Administrators™ exam which consists of:  

  • 60 multiple-choice questions
  • 50% pass mark
  • 45 minutes duration
  • Closed book

Sitting your exam

Exam is taken on afternoon of Day 3.
APMG International administers the Essentials for PMO Administrators examination scheme.


Participants who have been awarded the Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® are eligible to earn 21 PDUs for their participation in this course (21 Ways of Working).

Participants holding any of the Project Management accreditations (CPPP/CPPM/CPPD) are eligible to earn 20 CPDs for this short course.

PMI and Project Management Professional (PMP) are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.


Sydney courses are held at 45 Clarence Street, Sydney.


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Yes. The exam is undertaken on the final day of the course. Upon passing the exam you will be certified.


Yes. The exam fee is included in the course cost. 

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Course Information

Duration: 3 days

Exam: Taken on afternoon of Day 3

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