Engaging students in exercises and discussions that focus on a variety of tehnical design characteristics that define the quality, effectiveness, and usability of information systems, FPM 513 covers 7 of the remaining 15 Technical Competencies required for FAC-P/PM-IT certification. Fully FAI-verified, this course is one of three FAC-P/PM-IT courses that we offer to those working towards FAC-P/PM-IT certification. When combined with the FPM 511 and 512 courses, students will achieve FAI-verified training that covers all of the competencies developed by FAI for certification in the FAC-P/PM-IT Specialization.
The broad scale of the FAC-P/PM-IT competency areas and advanced Federal IT PM and acquisition concepts examined throughout this course requires that students have already earned their Mid- or Senior-level “Core” FAC-P/PM certifications before applying for the FAC-P/PM-IT certification; however, FAC-P/PM certification is not a requirement to begin the FAC-P/PM-IT training (students currently working towards the FAC-P/PM certification can attend the FAC-P/PM-IT courses).
Utilizing presentation, discussion, cases, activities, and other hands-on exercises, this advanced 24-hour course covers the topics listed below. Exercises focused on case studies are employed to allow the students to practice the skills that they are developing throughout the course. An assessment tool is provided to assist the students in tracking and determining their achievement of attaining the new performance outcomes defined by FAI for FAC-P/PM-IT certification. Finally, students make presentations describing the actions they intend to take when they return to work to implement the lessons they learned during the class.
This course has been verified as meeting all OFPP/FAI training requirements for the following 7 FAC-P/PM-IT competencies:
- Data Management
- Enterprise Architecture
- Information Resources Strategy and Planning
- Information Technology Architecture
- Infrastructure Design
- Technology Awareness
ALTA Learning Methodology
In addition to lecture and Q&A, this class provides a true adult learning experience by utilizing various other teaching modalities:
- Students make extensive use of case studies, built using artifacts, documents, and lessons learned from an actual Federal IT program.
- Additional hands-on exercises allow students to practice applying the concepts, tools, and techniques using representative real-world scenarios.
This course represents 24 hours of the FAC-P/PM-certified student’s required 80 hours of continuous learning (CLP) credit, which must be completed every two years.