Virtual CMMI® v2.0:
(Prerequisite: Intro to CMMI V1.3)
June 6, 2022 | Via Zoom
Join the world's #1 Certified CMMI® Instructor* for this wildly engaging virtual class. Upgrade your CMMI V1.3 training painlessly with our 98% original, dynamic slides you can't get anywhere else! After class, prep for the CMMI® Associate Exam with our exclusive online practice exams.**
* based on number of students taught
** Your tuition for Upgrade Training includes a credit to take the Certified CMMI Associate Exam plus access to our online practice exams.
The reviews from dozens of our carefully-crafted virtual training sessions are in: Despite the lack of a physical, in-person presence, students actually enjoyed the experience... and, more importantly, learned.
"I just wanted to say thank you for a really enjoyable week. I was not sure how virtual was going to go, but we had a great group and your energy really kept it going... [Our Company] money was well spent and... the three of us are excited about taking this forward." - June 2020 virtual class attendee
The CMMI Institute caps virtual Certified CMMI class sizes at 15 students. We love this! The small sizes help our courses to feel friendly and engaging -- despite the physical distance.
Nationally recognized Instructor
Our energizing instructor "Wild Bill" Smith has taught certified CMMI classes to more students than anyone else in the world -- over 275 classes delivered to more than 4000 people!
"I do think that [virtual delivery] depends on the instructor and his/her ability to keep the class engaged. Our instructor excelled at that." - June 2020 virtual class attendee
Bill has won multiple industry awards, and has trained a dazzling array of corporate and government clients in the CMMI.
Strange but true: Bill was featured in the 2016 book Tickers, selected as the Software Engineering Institute's 2010 Outstanding Member Representative, and voted Longest Legs (Male) in Shenango High School's Class of '79.
Our CMMI classes -- whether virtual or in-person -- are unlike any other. Stocked with 98% original content you can't get anywhere else, our courses keep you awake, engaged, and constantly learning! (See 10 sample slides from one of our courses.)
"The instructor's high energy made it engaging and it was easy to participate." - June 2020 virtual class attendee
Our Upgrade Training class - 97.7% original content. Our Certified CMMI Instructor - 100% original content.
Exclusive Practice Exams
Graduate from our Upgrade Training class, and you'll snag free access to our online practice Certified CMMI Associate exams -- offered exclusively to our students. (No other vender offers these exams!) Each of these tests consists of 60 questions (just like the real exam) and is strictly based on the Learner Objectives for the Foundations of Capability course (again, just like the real exam). (See 5 sample questions.)
"Your practice tests were a big help, not just the topics/questions included (and explanations of where to find the answer), but also to help get more comfortable navigating the model viewer and PDF files." - September 2020 virtual class attendee
Our Upgrade Training class gives you online access to not just one but two (!!!) different 60-question practice exams, drawn from our expanding database of over 150 mock exam questions. Now that's a party!!!
Which Classes ARE FOR YOU?
Upgrade Training. May be taken in lieu of Foundations of Capability, if you've already had Introduction to CMMI for Development (or Services) V1.3. You may still want to add one or both Building Excellence courses to sharpen your knowledge. (In fact, unless you served on a V1.3 SCAMPI appraisal team for the appropriate constellation, you'll still need the applicable Building Excellence course to be a V2.0 appraisal team member [ATM]. See the CMMI Institute's ATM Eligibility Policy for full details.) Covers basic changes to the model (from V1.3), but please be forewarned -- it does not get into Practice Area details like the Foundations course does.
Foundations of Capability. The two-day introductory course. This class (or Upgrade Training) is the prerequisite to all other CMMI Institute-certified V2.0 classes (including both Building Excellence courses). Covers basic concepts, the model architecture, the core practice areas, and appraisals. (See our calendar for dates.)
Building Development Excellence. (See our calendar for dates.) A one-day course for anyone heavily involved in a CMMI Development V2.0 initiative; required for CMMI-DEV V2.0 appraisal team members (ATMs). Foundations of Capability or Upgrade Training is a strict prerequisite. Covers content specific to CMMI-DEV V2.0 and provides guidance on using CMMI V2.0 in a solution development environment. You'll participate in a variety of exercises to apply your knowledge, mainly working as part of a team.
Building Service Excellence. (See our calendar for dates.) A one-day class for people deeply involved in a CMMI Services V2.0 initiative; required for CMMI-SVC V2.0 appraisal team members. Foundations of Capability or Upgrade Training is a strict prerequisite. Introduces content specific to CMMI-SVC V2.0 and provides guidance on using CMMI V2.0 in a service management and delivery environment. Like its Development-centric sibling, this course is largely exercise- and team-driven.
Our classes sell out | Only 15 per class | No exceptions no whining | There's no crying in CMMI | Enroll today
Oct 26, 2021
8:30 am - 4:30 pm ET
We've never canceled a class due to low enrollment. (Unlike those other instructors!)
Anywhere with a reliable internet connection
Access to the Zoom teleconferencing platform is required. Need Zoom help? Download our Zoom Cheat Sheet and Wild Bill's Zoom Guidelines for My CMMI Classes.
We provide you with the following exclusive content with every class:
Electronic binders of all slides and exercises. (See 10 sample slides from one of our courses.) At least 98% original, exciting content in each class.
Virtual class guidance, including our Zoom Cheat Sheet and Wild Bill's Zoom Guidelines for My CMMI Classes.
With our Upgrade Training you'll also receive:
Online access to our 60-question practice CMMI Associate exams. (See 5 sample questions.)
CMMI V2.0 guidance documents (pdfs): Cheat Sheet, Model At-a-Glance, Quick Reference, Adoption and Transition Guidance, Method Definition Document Quick Reference (appraisal method summary), and V1.3 to V2.0 Practice Mapping.
A quiet place
A computer with webcam and microphone.
Your system must meet Zoom requirements. (See our Zoom guidance.)
We give you:
CMMI Online Model Viewer access for 30 days ($150 value)*
With Upgrade Training: CMMI Associate exam credit for 30 days ($250 value)**
Electronic access to all standard CMMI Institute slides and exercises***
Upon successful completion, official CMMI Institute certificate (pdf) and entry into CMMI Institute database
About the Online Model Viewer and CMMI Associate Exam
* CMMI V2.0 is available online, via subscription only. Your tuition includes access to the CMMI online Model Viewer for 30 days. Access typically begins a few days before class; we recommend you download a pdf copy of the model and have it accessible during class in case of Model Viewer access issues.
** Although passing the Certified CMMI Associate exam is not required to complete the course, it is required to serve on a CMMI V2.0 appraisal team. Your Upgrade Training tuition includes a credit to register with the CMMI Institute to take this exam online. The credit must be used within 30 days after the class begins.
*** We won't use these "standard" slides and exercises during class, but you may still download them for your future reference.
Tuition and Enrollment
Are seats available? Enrollment ends at 5 pm ET on the Thursday of the week before class, or when class is full. If no seats are available, you'll find out when you try to enroll. Please don't contact us regarding seat availability; we'll be unable to provide a timely response.
Once registered, watch your email carefully 7-10 days before class. Even check your Junk/Spam folder! You'll receive one message from us, giving you links to password-protected webpages for your classes. Each page provides you with (1) pre-class instructions, (2) the Zoom link, (3) course material for downloading, and (4) bonus files or links. You'll also receive one email from the CMMI Institute for each class; please take actions requested in those messages promptly, or you may not gain online Model Viewer access prior to class.
Invest the time needed to prepare. Allow at least 30-60 minutes prep time the week before class to download material, get to know Zoom, and gain access to your CMMI Institute account. If you can't attend class because you haven't followed pre-class guidance, you won't be issued a refund.
Consider an additional screen or printing key documents. In addition to viewing slides and a talking head in Zoom, you'll sometimes need to access the CMMI -- which is also online. So consider an additional screen or at least a large one. Or ponder printing some files in advance.
Brian Happily Flings A Monkey
Susan Rocks Our Hawaiian Shirt Day
The Infamous "Charlie Sheen" Class
Elizabeth And Her New Prize
Example Class Slide
Method Masterminds: A Winning Team!
Bill Gets A CMMI Institute Surprise
Yoda: May the CMMI Be With You
Example Special Presentation
Monkeys Ride A Killer Bunny