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Microsoft India Private Limited is a subsidiary of American software company Microsoft Corporation, headquartered in Hyderabad, India. The company first entered the Indian market in 1990 and has since worked closely with the Indian government, the IT industry, academia and the local developer community to usher in some of the early successes in the IT market. Microsoft currently has offices in the 9 cities of AhmedabadBangaloreChennaiHyderabadKochiKolkataMumbai, the NCR (New Delhi and Gurgaon) and Pune. Increasingly, the company has become a key IT partner of the Indian government and industry, supporting and fueling the growth of the local IT industry through its partner enablement programs.

To promote and build project management skills, knowledge and competence in India, i2P2M which provides project management education and certification globally has partnered with leaders who bring value to project management. i2P2M in association with Microsoft Corporation, India has held a number of 5 day National Workshops on "Project management from Concept to Commissioning across eight Project Life Cycle phases with specialization in Microsoft Project."

The first three days of this meticulously designed workshop focuses on covering 100 plus, must know concepts of project management across the eight Project Life Cycle Phases . The third day ends with the robust and rigorous examination administered by i2P2M leading to the Certificate In Project Management (CIPM) . On the 4th & 5th day, in partnership with Microsoft the participants get expert hands on training on the MS Project software tool .

16,000+ professionals from 550+ companies across 20 countries have acquired the CIPM credential. CIPM has received many applauds across the world. Dr B. Nag, Professor IIM Calcutta said, "It (CIPM) should become a pre-requisite for all PM professionals globally". The Course will help participants to enhance their skills and deliver their projects within time, cost and quality parameters.

The Feedback was excellent and the participants felt that they could deploy MS Project Software much more effectively due to the knowledge they had gained in the initial 3 day comprehensive training .