Professional Development

LEED® Green Associate Exam Preparation

Course Duration

1.5 days (12 hours)

Course Overview

Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. For professionals who support green building design, construction, and operations, the LEED Green Associate credential denotes basic knowledge of green building principles and practices and LEED. This course provides introductory information about green buildings and LEED and prepares participants to take the LEED Green Associate exam.

Course Objectives

This course will be an introduction to the concepts of sustainable, high performance green buildings, as well as methods for designing, constucting and evaluating them. The course will provide key preparatory information about the needed tools and technical expertise for taking the LEED Green Associate exam.

Who Should Attend

As the Green Associate is the first of the three tiers in the Green Building Certification Institute's (GBCI's) professional credential ladder, both experienced and novice green building industry professionals are eligible to attend. This is a perfect class for those seeking to learn about and work on green building projects and more particularly those seeking to earn the LEED Green Associate credential.

  • Developers
  • Building Owners
  • Client Representative
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Consultants
  • Environmental, Health and Safety Managers
  • Sustainability Managers
  • Facility Managers

Please review the eligibility requirements for the LEED Green Associate exam at:

Project Risk Management

Course Description

The purpose of Risk Management is to identify potential problems before they occur so that risk-handling activities can be planned and invoked as needed across the life of the project to mitigate adverse impacts on achieving objectives. This learning course will teach the participants how to identify, analyze and respond to risks before they happen. It also teaches participants to control and manage risks when they occur. This learning course also serves to help participants prepare for the Project Management Institute's Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP®) Exam with the most understanding of project risk management according to the Fourth Edition of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).


31.5 hours / 27 PDUs

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Project Management Professional (PMP®) Exam Preparation

Course Duration: 35 Hours

Attaining the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation has become a benchmark in many industries that employ project managers. For people who choose project management as a career this has become a professional certification they must achieve. This course helps participants understand and master the material that is covered on the PMP exam and provides 35 hours of training required by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to be eligible for the exam.

Project management has been proven to be the most effective method of delivering products within cost, schedule, and resource constraints. This intensive and hands-on course gives participants the skills to ensure their projects are completed on time and on budget while giving the user the product they expect. Participants will gain a strong working knowledge of the basics of project management and be able to immediately apply it to effectively manage projects at work. In addition, participants will be well prepared to take the PMP exam.

Why obtain the certification? PMI’s research shows that the worldwide average for PMP certified project managers is over USD 114,000. The 2008 Salary Survey done by IT Republic showed that PMP certified project managers made over USD 6,000 more than the next highest-paid certification, ITIL Foundations.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

Trainer Profile - Mr. Matt Jabbour

Mr. Matt Jabbour, MBA, PMP

Prior to joining AMIDEAST Oman as Training Expert-Senior Consultant in October 2009, Mr. Jabbour worked for the Information Technology Authority (ITA) in Oman as a Senior Business Consultant. As an advisor to ITA’s executive committee, Mr. Jabbour helped develop ITA’s business strategy, which led to the execution of 30 concurrent projects. In addition, Mr. Jabbour offered executive seminars and coaching to the CEO and his team, as well as management seminars for over 80 ITA employees and managers. Mr. Jabbour started his career in software development and system design in 1989. He held senior manager positions at several major IT companies in the United States and Canada. He also developed and offered seminars in the area of leadership, customer relations, and management, initially in North America and later in the GCC. Mr. Jabbour holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of Phoenix in the United States, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of North Florida in the United States, a Public Speaking certification from Dale Carnegie, NLP Master Practitioner from NLP Colorado, and a Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification from the Project Management Institute.

Trainer Proflie - Mr. Jourdan Younis

Mr. Jourdan Younis, CMAA, LEED® AP

Jourdan Younis has over 10 years of experience in the fields of sustainable development, finance and cleantech. His MBA from London Business School and Bachelor of Science from Cal Poly are coupled with several years of sustainability consultancy experience (LEED & Estidama). He has launched and developed sustainability departments in both the USA and the UAE. His project portfolio includes commissions ranging from a multi-billion USD financial center development in the UAE to the training of over 1,000 professionals in multiple facets of sustainability and green investments. Mr. Younis is currently the head of sustainability for Oger International - Abu Dhabi and teaches Estidama's Pearl Rating System for the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Coucil and LEED for the American University of Sharjah and AMIDEAST.


Trainer Profile - Mr. Talal Alsadi

Mr. Talal Alsadi, PMP

Mr. Talal Alsadi, PMP has over thirty years of international and local experience in Project Management, IT Management, and Leadership consulting and training. Mr. Alsadi holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science from De Paul University in Chicago, USA, and has been certified as a Project Management Professional® (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI) since 2005. With 30 years of experience working for major firms in Canada and the UAE, he has delivered Project Management courses for nearly 40 clients in the UAE. He also published two books in the Information Technology field.

Trainer Profile - Mr. Frank Parth

Mr. Frank Parth, MS Physics, MS Systems Management, MBA, PMP

Mr. Frank Parth is the president of a project management consulting, training and auditing company in the USA. He has provided project management services to major US companies, the US and Canadian governments, and the United Nations in locations such as Rome and Beirut. He brings 30 years of experience in project management and technology development. He has a long career in key positions in the aerospace industry and e-commerce technology. In addition to managing a project management consultancy, Mr. Parth teaches at several universities in California, including the University of Southern California, the University of California at Irvine (UCI) and Claremont Graduate University. In 2009, Mr. Parth was elected to the Board of Directors of the Project Management Institute, the world’s leading project management professional membership organization.

Trainer Profile - Mr. Omran Zbeida

Mr. Omran Zbeida, BSEET, PMP

Mr. Omran Zbeida is a dynamic corporate trainer with over 30 years of professional managerial and technical experience. He is a member of the American National Honor Society “Tau Alpha Pi”. He brings a wealth of knowledge ranging from research and development, electronics manufacturing and telecommunication software and hardware project management. Mr. Zbeida has extensive regional experience, both in the GCC and North Africa, over the past 3 years; he served clients in both governmental and private organizations. He provided project management consultations to hundreds of professionals in UAE, Kuwait and Libya. While working in USA for over 27 years, Mr. Zbeida developed a reputation of being a great motivator, team developer and trainer. He introduced many processes and procedures to enhance staff competency, including Statistical Process Control “SPC”. He also trained countless trainers to lead training programs.

Trainer Profile - Mr. I. Dani

Mr. I. Dani, PMP

Mr. I. Dani has more than 23 years of experience in the field of management. Employed as a Project Manager in a prestigious investment organization he revised the internal project management methodology and related documentation. His training experience covers dozens of PMP courses in the Middle East and the PMI chapter in Lebanon. He has worked in different countries and with various nationalities. He combines the theory of PMBOK and the practice of project and people management to transfer the knowledge to trainees and equip them with the necessary skills and capabilities for passing the PMP exam as well as managing successful projects.

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