House of PMO – Essentials for PMO Analysts ™ Virtual

Why should I take the House of PMO Essentials – Analysts virtual course?

In a time of accelerating change, effective PMOs, can help deliver successful projects, programmes and portfolios. The PMO Analyst supports the PMO Manager to deliver these initiatives. They also support the Project, Programme or Portfolio Manager and their teams with co-ordination planning, control, reporting, analysis, and insights.

Essentials for PMO Analysts Training and Certification is aimed at current PMO Analysts and those moving from project management into a PMO role. Candidates should have foundation level knowledge of project, programme or portfolio management.

Who should attend this class?

Current or aspiring PMO Analysts. The training and certification are also appropriate for those moving from project management into a PMO role. Pre-requisites are applicable for this scheme, see below.

What is included:

The course includes:

  • 4 days of training from a House of PMO accredited instructor
  • Official material (electronic version PDF)
  • Sample exam questions
  • House of PMO online exam 24/7 (webcam required) + Certificate
  • 35 PDUs if you are a PMP

Not included with the course, but we highly recommend participants purchase:

– PMO Service Catalogue: An Insight into what PMOs do (ISBN 1527287025)
– The PMO Competency Framework (ISBN 1838395202)

What will I learn:

  • What a PMO Analyst does
  • The fifteen key competency areas required to support delivery activities in projects, programmes and portfolios, such as planning, scheduling, risk management, change control and benefits management.
  • The fundamentals of the design, implementation, running and closing down of a PMO service
  • The key knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to a competent PMO Analyst

What are the course prerequisites:

You need foundational level knowledge of projects, programmes or portfolios – any formally recognized Project Management certification at Foundation level or above will be accepted. For example:

– Essentials for PMO Administrators Certification.

– A Foundation Certificate in AgilePM®, APM PFQ, CAPM, MSP, PgMP®, PM4SD™, PMQ, PMP®, Praxis Framework™ or PRINCE2®.

– Any other Project Management certificate at a Foundation level (including internal or non-certified courses).

What are the course contents:

This is the APMG-International course. It covers the Essentials for PMO Analysts syllabus.

Key Learning Points:

PMO Roles

PMO Services

P3M Administration

P3M Delivery Support

Benefits and Value Management
Business Case
Planning and Scheduling
Change Control
Financial Management

P3M Administration

Quality Management
Issue Management
Risk Management
Resource Management
Supplier Management
Stakeholder Engagement
Knowledge Management
Information Management
Reporting, Insights and Analysis
Change Management

Delivery Methods

Governance Framework


P3M Tools




Which exam is included in this course?

This course includes the Essentials for PMO Analysts exam.

House of PMO exam

The exam is designed to test your knowledge and understanding.

  • 75 multiple choice questions
  • Closed book exam
  • 90 minutes duration
  • 50% needed to pass – 38 correct marks

When is the exam taken?

On day 1 of the virtual course, you will receive a link from the exam authority APMG-International. You will be able to schedule the exam in the portal anytime you want 24/7. You can change the time of the exam as you please. However, if you change the date 24hrs prior to start time, APMG will charge a fee.

A webcam is required to identify yourself to the proctor with a photographic ID and then you can do the exam online from home.

What are the technical requirements for the online exam?

A personal computer is recommended to avoid any technical issues. If you are using an office computer, make sure you have the access rights or IT support at the time of the exam. For the online proctored exam an interface needs to be installed. Administrative rights are therefore essential.

Exams can be taken on a recent MAC or PC with Windows. A webcam and working microphone (internal or external) are required. Also, you must install either the browser ‘Google Chrome’ or ‘Firefox’.

The online exam is not available on a tablet (Ipad) or Cellular phone at the moment.

How does the course prepare me for the exam?

The course follows the official Essentials for PMO Analysts syllabus. During the course, you practice with the latest exam paper from APMG-International.

Do I need ID for the Essentials for PMO exam?

You must have a photographic ID with you. A driver’s license or passport is fine. A work ID, with photograph, is also acceptable.

English is not my native tongue?

For exams done in another language than your native tongue, you will be attributed 25% more time. We can also help with dyslexia or medical issues regarding exams if you submit a doctor’s note in advance.

How long does my qualification last?

The Essentials for PMO Analysts qualification is permanent.

What happens if I don’t pass the exam?

If you don’t pass the exam you can do a re-sit for an additional fee.


What are the class hours?

The House of PMO – Analysts course will run from 8h30 am to 4h30 pm Eastern time zone.

How does the virtual class work?

You connect to the online platform (Zoom) and the instructor will deliver the course to you wherever you are. We ask that you keep your camera open as much as possible so that the trainer can get a good sense of how learning is evolving. Some time periods will be allocated for questions, interactive exercises, lunch and breaks.

I am not sure my computer is up to date for the online exam?

You can use the contact form to send us a message in advance. We will be able to verify if your computer meets the technical requirements.

What is the process for a proctored exam?

The exam authority has a strict procedure for online exams to ensure the security of the session. Some of them are:

You will be asked to be alone in a well-lit room with no background noise. The proctor will ask you to rotate your webcam in order to verify the area. Your desk must be clean of papers, books or notes. Glass walls and/or doors are prohibited unless they are covered. You will be asked to position yourself in a way that doors are behind you and visible to the proctor through the webcam.

You can use the contact form to send us a message in advance if you wish to obtain more information on the remote proctoring process.

How many PDUs do I get for this course?

PMPs can claim 35 PDUs at the PMI for the Essentials for PMO Analysts course. (20 Ways of working, 8 Power skills, 7 Business acumen).

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House of PMO – Essentials for PMO Analysts ™ Virtual