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Distance Learning Class

Self Study on Managing Project Risks

Gain the knowledge to develop and plan the risk management aspects of your projects. Through audio PowerPoint lessons and self-assessment quizzes, learn processes for identifying, analyzing, planning for and responding to project risks and opportunities. Whether you need to earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) or need a refresher course on project risk management, this course will help you discover how to perform risk analyses and quantify probability and consequences. 

Acquire a thorough understanding of how to maximize the probability and consequences of positive events and minimize the probability and consequences of adverse events to your project objectives. Learn to plan mitigation and contingency measures and iteratively manage outcomes to their successful conclusions.

This course is completely self-study, however, tech support is available.


Students who have achieved the PMP certification or have extensive project management experience and an in-depth knowledge of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) as defined by the Project Management Institute.


UC Davis Extension faculty.


Available July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015. Complete within 6 weeks of receiving your password.


You must provide your email address when enrolling to receive your password. Please set your email account to receive email from ""; or your password may not reach your inbox. You will receive your password within two business days of enrolling. If not, please visit the Online Campus Help Desk at Open a new ticket, and select "Password Issues" from Help Topics. From the day you receive your password, you have six weeks to complete this course.

Technical requirements:

A current email account and access to the Web using an Internet browser; speakers or headphones to hear audio presentations; ability to view PDF documents and Flash-based presentations; a copy of WinZip. If you don't have WinZip, it is available for free at: More info. This course also contains downloadable MP3 files that can be played on most portable devices and computers.



Special Discounts:

10% discount for PMI


15 PDU Hours




Enrollment policies:

Requests to withdraw, transfer, or obtain an extension or a refund, are governed by the distance learning enrollment policies which are detailed in our Student Services section. No extensions will be granted for this course.