Project Management IPMA Level D («IPMAD»)


You will learn how projects are initiated, planned, executed, monitored and completed. In addition to the structural elements, cultural aspects are also taken into account.


Main topics

  • Definition Project / Project Management
  • Project management procedure models
  • Project portfolio management
  • Initiation of projects
    • Project assignment
    • Formulation of objectives
    • Systems thinking
  • Planning projects
    • Work breakdown structure
    • Project schedule
    • Resources
    • Costs
  • Execution and monitoring of projects
    • Leadership in project management
    • Project controlling
    • Key figures in project management
    • Conflict management in projects
  • Closing of projects
    • Final report
    • Lessons Learned
  • Day 4 and 5: Examination training and examination (total duration 4.5 days)
    • General information about the exam/requirements
    • IPMA Level D Examination Procedure
    • IPMA application for certification
    • Conducting the required self-assessment
    • Processing of sample exams IPMA Level D
    • Joint discussion of the sample exams
    • Deeper discussion of project management knowledge if desired
    • Examination

Consists of the following modules



No special previous knowledge is required for participation in this project management basics seminar. Initial experience as a project member is an advantage.

Additional information

To register, you must complete the IPMA Level D certification application prior to the exam. All candidates can register on the VZPM certification portal and upload the completed certification application. The documents should be submitted three weeks before the start of the exam. A short explanation video about the whole project management certification can be found here.

Target group

  • Project management beginners
  • Project managers
  • Project staff
  • PMO


Digicomp course materials (digital) & reference book



  • The «Certified Project Management Associate (IPMA Level D)» exam lasts 3 hours and consists of 60 multiple-choice questions and 30 open questions. The questions can relate to all SWISS.ICB4 competencies. You have passed the examination if you have achieved at least 60% of the possible total number of points and have answered at least one question correctly for at least 23 of the 28 competencies.

    The written examination takes place under the supervision of a representative of the VZPM. The examinations are conducted as open-book exams. Participants are allowed to take all forms of printed documents as well as a calculator with them. No aids are permitted which allow communication beyond the examination room.

    The certificate is internationally recognized and valid for five years. This entitles you to use the title «Certified Project Management Associate (IPMA Level D)» for the duration of the certificate’s validity.


Can also be held as an in-house seminar for groups of 6 or more.


Questions about this seminar or request for an in-house offer:


Please note: This is a reseller course and as such is excluded from any discounts.


This course is conducted in cooperation with our partner Digicomp.


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We offer all onsite courses in hybrid mode. You have the possibility to participate remotely in the onsite trainings. Simply check the appropriate box when registering.


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