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The demand has never been higher for government agencies to deliver continual improvements in project management, contract management, process efficiencies (Six Sigma), IT security and quality. In a dynamic, global business environment, it has become critical for agencies to call for targeted training initiatives to meet the pressures of these demands and set benchmarks for success around them.

Villanova University offers a comprehensive collection of online certificate programs that will empower professionals to hone their skills, deliver the improvements sought and become a leader of expertise in their subject matter.

Whether you are currently working for the government or aspire to, you can develop the skills to distinguish yourself and lead improvements in your business. Villanova University offers the most sought-after master certificates for government employees and agencies in disciplines such as; Project Management, Six Sigma, Contract Management -Government and IS Security-Government.

Earn Credentials While You Work – 100% Online

Build a safer, more efficient, more productive government of tomorrow while you work. Whatever program you choose, you can develop new skills or complete your master certificate 100% online, around your own schedule. Each program consists of professor-led, online streaming video courses you can access anytime, anywhere, with live virtual classes. And you can enroll immediately because no exams or special requirements are necessary. It’s never been easier to gain leading-edge skills while you keep work and family in balance.

Exclusive Savings!

Federal government employees now have access, via the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), to special government program pricing. All federal government employees are eligible to save 10% off individual certificate courses and 5% off the specially priced master certificate programs.

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Available Certificate Programs

Project Management

One of the world's most in-demand skill sets and one of the fastest growing professional disciplines in North America, Project Management breaks down the chaos of an overwhelming workload into manageable elements.

Villanova University is a PMI® Registered Education Provider, ensuring you will learn the latest concepts, methods and practices from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition. You will obtain essential skills to prepare you for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certification exams. If you are already PMP® certified, the Advanced Master Certificates in Project Management give you the professional development units (PDUs) you need to keep your skills sharp and your certification current.

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Adobe PDF File Project Management Course Catalog


Six Sigma and Lean

Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma are fast becoming required knowledge for professionals involved in helping their organizations streamline productivity and improve performance. A focused and measurable management discipline, Six Sigma is structured to reduce product and service failure rates to near perfection. Professionals discover how Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma strategies and tactics fit into a larger management system and how to apply these techniques to solve and prevent critical business process problems.

Through courses including Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean Six Sigma and Six Sigma Black Belt, managers and professionals like you learn to improve processes that deliver results, while gaining valuable skills and credentials that can be applied immediately on the job. Advanced Six Sigma skills can be further enhanced with the Lean Master Black Belt program.

Villanova University - the worldwide leader in Six Sigma online education will help you earn your industry-recognized certification. Earning your Green Belt, Lean Sensei, Lean Black Belt, and Lean Master Black Belt Certification validates your commitment to quality, increases your earning potential, and offers you a competitive advantage in the workplace.

Adobe PDF File Six Sigma and Lean Course Catalog 



Contract Management

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Your master certificate prepares you for the certification exams offered by NCMA; Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM), Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) and Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM).

The role of today’s contract manager is constantly expanding to accommodate technological advances impacting the exchange of products and services in the marketplace. With a track tailored for government contractors, Villanova’s online programs will help you develop your skills from critical bottom-line knowledge needed to be a successful contract manager to building a foundation in the procurement process, including requisitioning to copyrights and patents to the tasks necessary to track and report on the expenditure of taxpayers’ money.

Villanova's online Contract Management program offers two tracks toward achieving a Master Certificate in either Commercial Contract Management or Government Contract Management. If you are already NCMA certified, the Villanova courses can give you the professional development units (PDUs) you need to keep your skills sharp and your certification current.

Adobe PDF File Contract Management Course Catalog

Information Systems (IS) Security

When it comes to information security contracting for the federal government, certification is no longer an added benefit; it is a requirement. For example, the Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 8570.1 mandates that anyone with privileged access to an information system must obtain a commercial information security credential.

Committee on National Security Systems logoVillanova's Information Systems Security programs have a dedicated government Master Certificate path to prepare you to   meet stringent qualifications and land contracts with some of the most important government agencies. Learn how to protect information and information systems, address specific security issues and implement all skill areas contained within the latest CompTIA Security+™, CISSP® ,SSCP® and CAP® (a new ISC)2® qualification which satisfies Federal Information Security Management Act or FISMA requirements bodies of knowledge. This supports CNSS (Committee on National Security Standards) 4011, which deals with intelligence activities, military command and control , and other vital issues impacting national security.

Adobe PDF File Information Systems (IS) Security Course Catalog


Business Analysis

Mounting pressure to improve business performance has driven professionals to understand all aspects of their organization's operations. Now more than ever, it is essential to have an effective information system in place in order to ensure timely delivery of cost-effective products. Villanova's online Business Analysis certificate program helps professionals determine business requirements that drive IT related projects.

Business Analysis is for anyone involved in analyzing and designing information, and helps organization identify, analyze and design processes to improve overall corporate information flow.

IBA logoYour master certificate prepares you for industry-recognized certification by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). Becoming a CBAP® or CCBA® demonstrates your knowledge of the skills necessary to be an effective business analyst.  If you are already IIBA certified, the Villanova courses can give you the professional development units (PDUs) you need to keep your skills sharp and your certification current.

Adobe PDF File Business Analysis Course Catalog


Software Testing

Software bugs are so prevalent and detrimental that they cost the U.S. economy billions of dollars annually. Villanova's Software Testing program helps IT professionals, or those who want to transition into the software testing part of the IT field, become highly productive and effective testing professionals, managers and leaders.

ISTQB logoEach course prepares you for today's rigorous testing demands while providing powerful tools and techniques to help you earn industry-recognized certification—CTFL (Certified Tester-Foundation Level) from the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®).

Adobe PDF File Software Testing Course Catalog


IT Service Management/ITIL

Information is arguably the most important strategic resource that any organization can manage. But it cannot be collected, analyzed and distributed without high-quality IT service management practices such as those outlined in the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®).

Learn practices necessary to streamline business management and turn decision-making processes into efficient and effective exercises. Through Villanova master certificate programs in IT Service Management/ITIL, you will discover how to avoid poor IT service management pitfalls, increase quality of projects and identify how to plan, deliver and support IT services.

EXIN ITIL Foundation logoVillanova’s online programs prepare you for EXIN’s ITIL® Foundation exam.


Adobe PDF File IT Service Management/ITIL Course Catalog


Business Intelligence

A true picture of business success is based on more than a snapshot of today’s metrics. It involves thorough analysis and measurement of historical data, current trends and detailed forecasts. Such a 360-degree view is why Business Intelligence (BI) is widely utilized by organization’s to streamline processes and reduce costs.

Gain the skills to make better strategic, tactical and operational business decisions with a master certificate from Villanova University. With an understanding of data warehousing, along with analytics, technology, applications and best practices, you can maximize business efficiencies and opportunities. By completing the Villanova business intelligence courses, exam and project you will become a Villanova-Certified Professional in Business Intelligence (CPBI).

Adobe PDF File Business Intelligence Course Catalog


Human Resources

Managing employees is critical to an organization's success. To be an effective HR leader, you not only need to understand complex concepts such as strategic management, workforce planning, human resource development and organizational management, but you will also need practical skills to implement these concepts.

With Villanova University’s online certificate programs you can become a more effective leader and make a real impact on your organization’s bottom line.  Reflecting the 2012 Edition of the SHRM Learning System, the Villanova HR program prepares you for the latest PHR® or SPHR® certification exam offered by HRCISM. If you are already HRCI certified, the Villanova courses can give you the continuing education units you need to keep your skills sharp and your certification current.

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Adobe PDF File Human Resources Course Catalog


ROI Methodology

Without proper measurement and evaluation, your organization could be wasting thousands of dollars. That's why the ROI Institute™ and Villanova have developed the only comprehensive online master certificate program based on the Phillips ROI Methodology™, a step-by-step system for program evaluation that includes planning, data collection, data analysis and reporting. Earning your ROI master certificate and industry certification leads to greater career mobility, higher salary potential and renewed personal satisfaction.

ROII logoEarn your Master Certificate in ROI Methodology and industry certification as a Certified ROI Professional (CRP) from the ROI Institute after completing and submitting your impact study to the ROI Institute.

Adobe PDF File ROI Methodology Course Catalog



Leaders establish the behavioral tone of the workplace. Above all else, leaders institute and embody the genuine values of an organization and its relationships with customers, suppliers and partners. Great leaders can help employees stay plugged in, become more responsive and enhance customer service.

Learn how to inspire, motivate and influence others as you develop your tactical management skills with a Villanova master certificate program. The master certificate program promotes personal confidence, professional integrity and management techniques used by the country’s top business leaders.

Adobe PDF File Leadership Course Catalog 

Adobe PDF File Complete Catalog of Villanova Professional Education Certificate Programs Online


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Classes begin monthly, and fill quickly. When you are ready, contact registration and identify yourself as a government employee entitled to the discount in the agreement with NTIS.


For more information, write to etrain@ntis.gov.

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