FAC-P/PM & FAC P/PM-IT Certification

Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers in Federal Government Agencies

Earn FAC-P/PM & FAC-P/PM-IT CERTIFICATION with Learning Tree

Learning Tree International has been fully verified by the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) for FAC-P/PM and FAC-P/PM-IT curricula for Program and Project Managers.

The FAI courseware fully aligns to the competency models of both the FAC-PPM core (entry, mid and senior levels) and FAC-PPM-IT core-plus specialty (all 33 performance outcomes).

Learning Tree's FAC-P/PM-IT curriculum covers all 15 Technical and 18 Core-Plus Performance Outcomes, which are required for full FAC-P/PM-IT specialty certification.

Below are descriptions on the courses available for the FAC-P/PM and FAC-P/PM-IT programs.

FAC-P/PM-IT Certification

FAC-P/PM-IT: Planning and Management • Course U210 • 5 Days

You Will Learn How To:

  • Implement the principles, methods and tools of configuration management for an IT program
  • Identify, organize and maintain information with data models, warehousing/mining and the use of IMS
  • Integrate dependent schedules, deliverables and artifacts for the management of multiple IT projects
  • Administer the principles and techniques of IT assessment, planning, management, monitoring and evaluation
  • Implement emerging technologies and their applications to meet organizational requirements

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FAC-P/PM-IT: Architecture and Design • Course U211 • 4 Days

You Will Learn How To:

  • Apply the principles of agency and federal enterprise architecture to align IT strategy with the mission
  • Ensure that software, hardware and networks are integrated through the principles of infrastructure design
  • Employ architectural methodologies in the design and development of information systems
  • Operationalize the principles, procedures and tools of information system design and data management
  • Establish procedures to ensure delivery of products and services, including new or enhanced software

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FAC-P/PM-IT: Security, Accessibility and Quality • Course U212 • 4 Days

You Will Learn How To:

  • Protect information systems by ensuring availability, authentication, confidentiality and integrity
  • Evaluate system features and requirements, and recommend changes to improve information security
  • Develop information security plans to prevent information systems vulnerabilities
  • Apply system performance measures and other methods to assess the effectiveness of IT systems
  • Assist individuals with disabilities to use computer equipment and software

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FAC-P/PM Certification - Entry Level

FAC-P/PM: Entry Project Management • U156 • 4 Days

You Will Learn How To:

  • Plan the successful delivery of a small- to medium-sized government project
  • Identify project objectives and create a goal statement
  • Define project scope and build a work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Determine, sequence and schedule project activities, apply estimation techniques and assess Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  • Evaluate management and technical decision analysis methods and systems engineering processes
  • Analyze Test and Evaluation (T&E) programs and implement strategies for managing risks/opportunities

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FAC-P/PM: Entry Acquisition Management • U157 • 4 Days

You Will Learn How To:

  • Create a formal approach to identifying and prioritizing mission-oriented capability gaps in federal projects
  • Develop market research techniques that validate uses of government funding
  • Explore methods for selecting a technical approach, including MOEs/KPIs and cost/benefit analysis
  • Outline approaches for extracting and documenting user requirements
  • Structure a formal source selection process commensurate to the level of procurement action
  • Participate in preaward actions required by FAR, considering key contract terms and conditions

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FAC-P/PM: Entry Business Management for Government Applications • U158 • 4 Days

You Will Learn How To:

  • Distinguish between commercial and government financial accounting processes
  • Apply basic budgeting laws and policies, including budget submissions, baseline development, appropriation processes, submittal of strategic plans, and performance reports
  • Develop proven strategies used in cost-estimating techniques
  • Improve project performance by applying OMB A-94 and GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide
  • Translate Total Life Cycle Systems Management concepts into civilian agency project management responsibilities
  • Apply earned value formulas, forecasting techniques, baseline development and maintenance

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FAC-P/PM: Entry Leadership and Interpersonal Skills • U159 • 3 Days

You Will Learn How To:

  • Deliver dynamic presentations that support the federal acquisition process
  • Write clear and concise acquisition documents such as project goal statements and system requirements
  • Make better decisions through critical thinking and creative problem solving
  • Recognize and remove barriers to individual and group creativity to foster an innovative work environment
  • Leverage Emotional Intelligence (EI) models to improve your effectiveness as a leader
  • Provide exceptional customer service that achieves results while removing waste from organizational processes

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FAC-P/PM Certification - Mid Level

FAC-P/PM: Journeyman Project/Program Management • U160 • 4 Days

You Will Learn How To:

  • Plan for the successful delivery of a complex government project
  • Create a work breakdown structure and a plan for total life cycle system management—an Integrated Master Plan (IMP)
  • Develop a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) estimate
  • Manage the development of a complex IT/software system
  • Define the requirements to meet stakeholder needs and manage them through the product life cycle
  • Apply a process to identify, analyze and manage project/program risks, threats and opportunities

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FAC-P/PM: Journeyman Acquisition Management • U161 • 4 Days

You Will Learn How To:

  • Develop key processes to determine and resolve capability gaps in complex government programs
  • Apply FAR Parts 10 and 12 as needed to meet customer needs
  • Prepare a comprehensive business plan with the contracting officer that aligns the efforts of key staff
  • Write a set of system requirements pertinent to a complex government IT project
  • Establish an approach for ensuring full comprehension of program definition as well as the procuring agency's organizational culture and structure
  • Apply management actions required when engaged in service acquisition

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FAC-P/PM: Journeyman Business Management for Government Applications • U162 • 4 Days

You Will Learn How To:

  • Apply commercial and governmental cost structures, cost-estimation techniques, and earned value management techniques
  • Incorporate GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide best practices
  • Analyze logistical considerations and system design
  • Effectively integrate learning curve theory techniques to manufacturing cost estimates
  • Navigate the congressional appropriation process
  • Enhance performance measures using earned value in the context of OMB A-11 and ANSI/EIA-748

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FAC-P/PM: Journeyman Leadership and Interpersonal Skills • U163 • 3 Days

You Will Learn How To:

  • Adapt contemporary leadership models to the needs of your agency and program
  • Affect beneficial change to your program by applying the transformational leadership model
  • Align government programs to agency goals with strategic thinking, creativity and entrepreneurship
  • Develop the skills to build and sustain high-performing project teams and an acquisition workforce
  • Increase stakeholder support for your projects
  • Negotiate with contractors to increase the probability of success for your program initiatives

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FAC-P/PM Certification - Senior Level

FAC-P/PM: Senior/Expert Program Management • U152 • 4 Days

You Will Learn How To:

  • Conduct total life cycle management for government projects using an Integrated Master Plan
  • Oversee the preparation and documentation of an Integrated Master Schedule
  • Direct and estimate Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  • Establish a risk, threats and opportunities management process
  • Manage and evaluate decision analysis methods, systems engineering processes and a complex requirements development process
  • Supervise a comprehensive Test and Evaluation Strategy (TES) and critique Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) programs

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FAC-P/PM: Senior/Expert Acquisition Management • U153 • 4 Days

You Will Learn How To:

  • Evaluate a requirements development process to establish mission-oriented capabilities and needs
  • Supervise effective market research and establish options to enhance business strategies
  • Evaluate a concept selection process and develop recommended courses of action
  • Assess a technology development process for achieving an acquisition strategy
  • Identify how acquisitions are affected by interpretation of business plans and intellectual property
  • Recognize and solve problems that arise in developing agency-level and service-type contracts

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FAC-P/PM: Senior/Expert Business Management for Government Applications • U154 • 4 Days

You Will Learn How To:

  • Direct and manage the application of Earned Value Management (EVM) techniques to federal projects
  • Integrate program performance measurement processes (technical, cost and schedule)
  • Oversee the program cost-estimating process and maintain practices to support budget planning
  • Institute EVM baselines, interpret EVM performance trends, and implement corrective actions
  • Manage the Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) process
  • Evaluate and employ EVM analysis software

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FAC-P/PM: Senior/Expert Leadership and Interpersonal Skills • U155 • 3 Days

You Will Learn How To:

  • Adopt leadership traits that inspire loyalty and enthusiasm among team members
  • Distinguish the critical difference between management and leadership
  • Establish a methodology for cultivating strategic relationships with team members and stakeholders
  • Acquire an entrepreneurial mindset to create structures and systems for accountability
  • Incorporate strategic thinking techniques to solve complex organizational issues
  • Develop awareness of federal and industry best practices to improve organizational performance

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To learn more, call us at 1-888-THE-TREE (843-8733)

As the #1 FAC-P/PM Training Provider, Learning Tree addresses:
  • The Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI), and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requirements
  • The key competencies required within the mandated training hours
  • The newly developed Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers of information technology acquisitions (FAC-P/PM-IT)

To learn more, call us at 1-888-THE-TREE (843-8733)

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