• Admission closes on 22 Jun, 2024
  • Program Duration 6 months
  • Learning Format Online Bootcamp

Why Join this Program

UMass Academic Excellence

UMass Academic Excellence

Earn a program completion certificate and become a member of the UMass Amherst Alumni Association

Exposure to Latest AI trends

Exposure to Latest AI trends

Live classes on the latest AI trends, such as generative AI, prompt engineering, ChatGPT, and more

Hands-on Experience

Hands-on Experience

Applied learning through capstone projects, Harvard case studies and simulation exams

Industry Aligned Content

Industry Aligned Content

Earn 146 PDUs for PMI related certifications with 35 contact hours 

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Global Career Opportunities

Project management is in demand in several industries due to the nature of this work.According to a report from the Project Management Institute (PMI), PMPs in the U.S. earn 25% higher median annual salary than their non-certified colleagues.

Industry Demand

People take upskilling courses

42%

Jobs growth from 2021 to 2031

33%

Companies adoption of PMP-2023

70%

Top Companies Hiring

Project Management Certification Overview

This project management certification program will cover strategization and management - project, program, risk, quality, complexity management, customer-centric digital transformation, PMO implementation, and agile and scrum skills; and allow you to earn 146 Professional Development Units (PDUs) for maintaining CCR for PMI certifications.

Key Features

  • Receive Post Graduate Program Certificate and Alumni Association Membership from UMass Amherst
  • 8X higher live interaction in live online classes by industry experts
  • Earn 146 PDUs for PMI related certifications with 35 contact hours and 4 simulation examinations to ace the PMP exam
  • 100% Money back guarantee
  • Live classes entirely delivered by Simplilearn's expert instructors
  • Live sessions on the latest AI trends, such as generative AI, prompt engineering, explainable AI, and more
  • Capstone projects from 3 domains, 4 Harvard case studies, 17 hands-on projects and 15+ simulation exams

Project Management Certification Advantage

This Project Management certification course in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Amherst, leveraging centuries of academic excellence and thought-leadership, will help you earn industry-recognized project management certifications.

  • UMass Amherst

    Partnering with UMass Amherst:

    • Receive UMass Amherst certificate of completion
    • Become a member of the UMass Amherst Alumni Association with access to Alumni Networks
    • Upon completion of the program, you will receive a 3-credit elective transfer for UMass Amherst Online MBA
  • Project Management Certificate

    Authorized Training Partner

    • Real-world case studies authored by HBS professors and other top business school educators
    • Analyze business situations and different aspect of managerial decision making
    • Discover new ways to approach and solve business problems

Project Management Certification Details

In this project management certification program, you'll learn the operational and leadership skills required to deliver complex, transformational projects. This project management certificate includes an industry-aligned project and one Capstone project to showcase your skills to hiring managers.

Learning Path

  • This project management course covers new trends, emerging practices, tailoring considerations, and core competencies required of a project management professional. Placing a greater emphasis on strategic & business knowledge, it also includes a new section on the role of the project manager in both large and small companies.

  • This project management course introduces you to the best practices of Agile and the nuances of the Scrum methodology, enhancing your ability to develop and deliver high-quality products. Learn these popular methodologies to maximize business value and mitigate potential risks.

  • This project management course will help you perfect end-to-end project management by mastering the most popular project management tool today. With this MS Project training, you'll get a comprehensive understanding of project planning and scheduling, resource pooling and consolidation, customized reporting, and the latest Microsoft Project features. This will help enhance your ability to manage and deliver complex projects efficiently from start to finish.

  • For a growth-oriented professional who wants to look beyond just project management, implementing a project management office is the next frontier. This course will help you establish a PMO to capture and propagate the best practices in project management. Whether you want to monitor whether the projects are aligned with the strategic objective of the organization, or transition from crisis to Control; the knowledge of implementing PMO gives you an unprecedented advantage over your competitors.

  • This Project Management Capstone will give you an opportunity to implement the skills you have learned during this program. Supported by dedicated mentoring sessions, you'll learn to solve a real, industry-aligned problem. The capstone project is your final step in the learning path and will enable you to showcase your project management expertise to future employers.

Electives:
  • This project management training course helps you master risk management processes and provides you the structured and objective approach needed to address and manage project uncertainty. You'll learn how to perform a risk planning exercise, master identification and analysis, and control both known and unknown project risks.

  • This project management course will help you hone your skills to manage multiple projects and align program activities with organizational goals without compromising on quality, speed, or efficiency. You will learn the five program management performance domains identified by PMI, including program strategy alignment, stakeholder engagement, lifecycle management, benefits management, and governance.

  • Learn to develop enterprise projects with the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification online program. Aligned to the IASSC exam, this project management certification course integrates the DMAIC and Lean methodologies with case studies to help you acquire the skills required to play a leading role in organizational growth.

  • This project management certification course leverages digital technologies and design thinking—a powerful problem-solving process to transform your business strategies and objectives. You’ll learn how to build a solid action plan, foster customer-focused innovation, and drive a digital culture within your organization.

    • Attend live Gen AI masterclasses & learn how you can leverage it to streamline workflows and enhance efficiency
    • These cutting-edge masterclasses are conducted by industry experts, where you delve deep into AI-powered creativity, understanding various concepts & topics related to generative AI.

Skills Covered

  • Project Management
  • Agile Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Lean Management
  • Organizational Skills
  • Digital Transformation
  • Design Thinking
  • Customer experience design
  • Leadership Skills
  • Cost Management
  • Planning amp Forecasting

Tools Covered

JiramsofficeMicrosoft ExcelDMAIC

Case Studies and Projects

  • Project 1

    ERP Implementation by Bombardier

    Navigate through the challenges of ERP implementation for a large-scale project. Drive major organization transformation while implementing ERP to gain maximum benefit.

  • Project 2

    Good Shepherd Pharmacy Blockchain System

    Design a series of small-scale pilot tests to evaluate the technical, operational, and economic feasibility of a blockchain pharmacy system that will bypass industry middlemen.

  • Project 3

    EVCard Pioneering CarSharing in China

    Through EVCard's journey, a car-sharing business in China, learn about changing market environment, building competitive advantage through rapid learning and product iteration.

  • Project 4

    Era of Quality at the Akshaya Patra Foundation

    Step into the shoes of Muralidhar, the head of quality at TAPF to reduce cooking-to-consumption time as the number of children increases.

  • Project 5

    Capstone 1 Planning for Hypergrowth

    Capture the requirements for creating a launch plan to respond to the massive growth opportunity posed by the pandemic, and perform a risk analysis of possible outcomes.

  • Project 6

    Capstone 2 Agile Scrum for Rapid Innovation

    Create a launch plan for implementing Agile Scrum methodology for development to support continuous rapid innovation.

Disclaimer - The projects have been built leveraging real publicly available data-sets of the mentioned organizations.

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Program Advisors

  • Sachin Goswami

    Sachin Goswami

    PMI Authorised Trainer

    Experienced senior Project Management consultant with a diverse industry experience across sectors. Skilled in Performance Improvement, Project Delivery, Project Management,Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Training Delivery.

  • Bryan Campbell

    Bryan Campbell

    President at 7 C's Consulting and Agile Project and Program Manager

    Bryan Campbell is a highly respected Agile Coach and Project Manager with more than 25 years of experience managing projects, programs and PMOs around the world.  He specializes in agile transformation for enterprise, scale PMOs.

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Become a Project Management Expert

The Global Project Management Market is expected to reach at US$ 7 Bn by 2027 at a CAGR of 14.93% between the period 2019-2027.

Job Icon33%

Growth in Jobs of Project Management Profiles by 2027

Source: PMI®
Job Icon88 Million Jobs

Estimated for Project Management Professionals by 2027

Source: PMI®
Job Icon$88K

Average Annual Salary

Source: Glassdoor

Batch Profile

This project management certificate caters to professionals from various industries & backgrounds; the diversity of students adds richness to class discussions and interactions.

  • The class consists of learners from excellent organizations and diverse industries
    Industry
    Information Technology - 34%Consulting - 10%Healthcare - 12%Manufacturing - 13%Construction - 10%Others - 21%
    Companies
    Accenture
    Intel
    Adobe
    Wipro
    Qualcomm
    Microsoft
    Emirate
    Bank of America
    Oracle
    Pfizer
    Amazon
    IBM

Learner Reviews

Admission Details

Eligibility Criteria

You must possess one of the first two criteria to enroll in our project management course:

At least 5 years of experience
A bachelor's degree in any discipline
Programming or non-programming background

Admission Fee & Financing

The admission fee for this project management certificate program is $ 3,000. For Admissions and University Inquiries reach out to:bootcamp_admissions@simplilearn.net

Financing Options

We are dedicated to making our programs accessible. We are committed to helping you find a way to budget for this program and offer a variety of financing options to make it more economical.

Pay in Installments

You can pay monthly installments for Post Graduate Programs using Splitit, ClimbCredit or Klarna payment option with low APR and no hidden fees.

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Other Payment Options

We provide the following options for one-time payment

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$ 3,000

Program Cohorts

Next Cohort

    • Date

      Time

      Batch Type

    • Program Induction

      22 Jun, 2024

      08:00 CDT

    • Regular Classes

      22 Jun, 2024 - 29 Sep, 2024

      08:00 - 12:00 CDT

      Weekend (Sat - Sun)

Other Cohorts

    • Date

      Time

      Batch Type

    • Program Induction

      26 Jul, 2024

      09:00 CDT

    • Regular Classes

      24 Aug, 2024 - 30 Nov, 2024

      08:00 - 12:00 CDT

      Weekend (Sat - Sun)

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Project Management Certification FAQs

  • You offer money back guarantee, how does it work?

    Our project management training course comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. Simplilearn believes in our highly effective blended learning methodology and its ability to provide learners with the knowledge and confidence to pass the official PMP® Certification Exam in the first attempt. If you do not pass the PMP® Certification Exam on the first attempt, Simplilearn will provide a full refund to you where the term “full refund” mentioned anywhere in this document shall mean the program fee paid by you minus USD 200 or equivalent toward administrative and miscellaneous charges.
     
    To improve the odds of your success in the exam, we strongly recommend that you take the PMP® Certification Exam within 45 days from the day you complete Simplilearn’s official PMI-PMP training course.

    Attempt

    Time Frame

    Result

    Money back

    First

    Within 45 days of course completion

    Did Not Pass

    Full refund

    Refund Process:

    • To receive a refund, you must place a request in the Help and Support Forum.
    • You must submit a copy of your scorecard along with the date you completed your online classroom training.
    • Simplilearn will refund the program fee within 30 days of receiving all required documentation.
    • We will process the refund using the same method you used to pay for the program.
    • After the refund is issued, you will receive a confirmation via email, and your access to the Post Graduate Program in Project Management will be revoked.

    Terms and Conditions:

    • This money-back guarantee applies only to Simplilearn’s Post Graduate Program in Project Management.
    • The guarantee is valid only for those who have paid the full program fee as advertised on Simplilearn’s website.
    • Request for a partial refund of any part of the program fee paid by participants will not be accepted.
    • Simplilearn reserves the right to modify, update the terms and conditions or revoke the money-back guarantee without prior notice.
    • Simplilearn will be the final authority to resolve any dispute arising out of or connected with this guarantee.

    The guarantee becomes void if:

    • Participants do not take the PMP® Certification Exam within 45 days of unlocking the certificate.
    • Participants do not maintain at least 80% attendance in Simplilearn’s official PMI-PMP training as part of the Post Graduate Program in Project Management.
    • Participants fail to score at least 80% in any three available online PMP® simulation practice tests on Simplilearn Learning Management System.
    • Participants do not follow the trainer’s instructions and do not complete the class exercises.
    • Participants do not submit the required documents (scorecard, course completion certificate, proof of PMP exam date) to Simplilearn.
    • Participants fail to request a refund within 15 days of receiving their results.

  • What is a Project Management Certification?

    A project management certification is a qualification awarded to professionals who possess the degree of proficiency in project management as required by the certification provider. The most widely regarded project management authority is the Project Management Institute (PMI). This Post Graduate Program in Project Management, in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is aligned with the PMI standards. Along with the certifications from this program, the knowledge gained from it will help you clear various other PMI-related project management certifications as well.

  • What are the benefits of this Generative AI Masterclass?

    These masterclasses are delivered in the form of live virtual sessions by experienced industry experts. This delves deep into the world of AI-powered creativity, helping you understand multiple concepts & topics related to generative AI such as effective prompt engineering, ethical considerations in GenAI and much more. 

    You will gain exposure to the world of Gen AI, some of its practical applications, some of the latest advancements in the field and much more - thus setting you apart from your competitors and helping you stay ahead in your career.
     

  • Top 10 Project Management Certifications

    PMI's PMP (Project Management Professional) certifications are among the most popular and well-recognized certifications. There are several other project management certifications at various stages in their careers.

    Project Management Professional (PMP)

    A PMP certificate is a must-have for project management professionals. Getting a certificate includes a challenging exam that analyzes your knowledge and abilities. It is crucial to have a strong preparation. There are a number of project management certification available, but the PMP is one of the most popular.

    Best Suited for:

    It is best suited for professionals who have experience managing projects but wish to level up their careers. 

    How to Get Certified?

    To get certified, you must have:

    • At least 36 months of project lead experience with a four-year bachelor's degree. 
    • 35 hours of project management coursework/training or a CAPM certification.

    Or 

    • 60 months of work experience if you have a high-school diploma or an associate degree. 
    • 35 hours of project management coursework/training or a CAPM certification.

    Once you find yourself eligible, you can apply to take your exam. It consists of 175 questions. Learning from experts helps you clear the exam on your 1st attempt. You can enroll in Simplilearn's Project management certification training course and boost your preparation.

    Cost

    Non-PMI members: $555 
    PMI members: $405 

    Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

    Another highly reputed option for those seeking project management certifications is Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM). This certificate is especially for beginners in the project management niche. Possessing CAPM allows you to highlight your knowledge of crucial project management concepts.

    Best Suited for:

    The CAPM is ideal for project managers who want to prove their expertise, seek opportunities to lead larger projects or add project management skills to resumes.  

    How to Get Certified?

    The exam has 150 questions that are to be answered in a 3-hour duration. To get certified, you must have

    • At least a secondary degree/associate's degree/ high school diploma
    • 23 hours of project management education 

    Once you satisfy the eligibility criteria, you can enroll for the exam. Candidates can use the PMBOK Guide (sixth edition) to learn all the basics of project management. 

    Simplify the learning process and boost your exam preparation with CAPM Certification Training Course. This project management certifications offers in-depth knowledge of concepts, lifetime access to content curated by industry experts, simulation test papers, 24x7 learner assistance and more. 

    Cost

    Non-PMI members: $300
    PMI members: $225
     

    Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)

    PMI-PBA is curated for people with a fundamental knowledge of project management. It ensures that you emerge as a project manager capable of handling all the challenges that are a part of working with stakeholders and managing projects. It is one of the best project management certifications. 

    Best Suited for:

    Professionals who desire to level up their specialized knowledge of business analysis.

    How to Get Certified?

    The exam has 200 multiple-choice questions to be finished in four hours. To appear for the exam, you will need at least:

    • A secondary degree– an associate degree/ high school diploma
    • 60 months of business analysis experience
    • 35 hours of education in business analysis

    Or 

    • A bachelor's degree
    • 36 hours of business analysis experience
    • 35 hours of education in business analytics

    The certification process involves applying, scheduling the exam, and reviewing the handbook. 

    Cost

    Non-PMI members: $555
    PMI members: $405

    Program Management Professional (PgMP)

    PgMP is for advanced professionals who oversee multiple projects for a program's success and can steer complex tasks across various locations, organizations, and cultures. It is one of the best project management certification.

    Best Suited for:

    Project managers with extensive experience.

    How to Get Certified?

    Obtaining the PgMP requires passing a panel review and an exam. The exam consists of 150 questions on developing relationships with stakeholders, comprehending project risks, and more. 
    To appear for the exam, you must have

    • 48 months of project management experience (or a PMP)
    • A bachelor's degree and 48 months of program management experience in recent 15 years 

    Or 

    • 84 months of program management experience in the last 15 years with a high school diploma/associate degree.
    • 48 months of project management experience (or a PMP)

    Ace your exam preparation with PgMP certification training and master PMI's five program management performance domains, including lifecycle management, program strategy alignment, stakeholder engagement, governance, and benefits management.

    Cost

    Non-PMI members: $1,000 
    PMI members: $800 

    Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)

    Prove your competency with PfMP if you have successfully managed an organization's one or multiple portfolios. This is one of the best project management certifications that can help you with your promotion and appraisals. 

    Best Suited for:

    Individuals with portfolio management careers and those who have advanced to executive or senior level.

    How to Get Certified

    The process includes a panel review and a multiple-choice exam with 150 questions. You are eligible for the exam only if you possess:

    • 96 months of business experience in the recent 15 years
    • 84 months of experience in portfolio management with a high school diploma/associate degree. 

    Or 

    • 96 months of business experience in the recent 15 years
    • 48 months of experience in portfolio management with a bachelor's degree.

    Cost

    Non-PMI members: $1,000 
    PMI members: $800 

    PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)

    It verifies the risk management skills of advanced professionals. The certificate shows that you are ready to assess and minimize risks for complex projects.

    Best Suited for:

    Experienced risk management professionals

    How to Get Certified?

    The exam comprises 150 questions. You qualify for the exam if you have:

    • A high school diploma/associate degree
    • 36 months of experience managing project risk within the last five years
    • 40 hours of project risk management education

    Or 

    •  A four-year bachelor's degree
    • 24 months of experience in project risk management within the last five years
    • 30 hours of project risk management education

    Enrolling on PMI-RMP Certification Training will help you outperform competitors and master risk management processes. 

    Cost

    Non-PMI members: $670
    PMI members: $520

    PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)

    Strategic scheduling is often crucial for project success. PMI-SP validates your capacity to create optimal schedules for teams for complex projects. 

    Best Suited for:

    Project managers who wish to deepen their knowledge of scheduling. 

    How to Get Certified?

    Passing a 150 questions exam is a must to get certified. The prerequisites for the exam are:

    • A high school diploma/ associate degree
    • 40 months of project scheduling experience in the last five years
    • 40 hours of project scheduling coursework

    Or 

    • A bachelor's degree
    • 28 months in the last five years of project scheduling experience 
    • 30 hours of education in project scheduling

    Cost

    Non-PMI members: $670
    PMI members: $520

    PMI Project Management Ready

    The PMI Project Management Ready certifications are specially curated for students to introduce them to basic project management concepts and enhance their career with management and organizational skills.

    Best Suited for:

    Students or beginners who want to gain exposure to project management practices. 

    How to Get Certified?

    You qualify for this credential if you are someone who

    • Can read at a seventh-grade level
    • Has basic computer skills
    • Is capable of participating in training programs and taking exams

    Cost: $120

    Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

    Scrum Alliance offers CSPO certifications to actively grow your skills and agile career. These certifications comes with Scrum Alliance membership, which provides access to experts' help, practical how-tos, reserved content, and more. 

    Best Suited for:

    Product owners, business analysts, project managers, team members, and data analysts

    How to Get Certified?

    Complete a CSPO class (at least 14 hours) that suits your needs. Take advantage of your CSPO membership and perfect your product owner skills. 

    The CSPO certification training will help you get certified on your first attempt. The two-day classroom training inculcates the in-demand skills. It strengthens your knowledge of improving product value by delivering product features, leading scrum teams, communicating product ideas, and maximizing project ROI.

    Cost: It varies depending on your CSPO class provider. 

    PRINCE2 Foundation/ Practitioner

    PRINCE2 Foundation is one the choicest project management certifications. These globally recognized certifications are highly sought after by top employers. PRINCE2 offers two major certifications: 

    • PRINCE2 Foundation
    • PRINCE2 Practitioner

    Best Suited for:

    Anybody seeking an opportunity to quickly improve skills and capabilities across key business disciplines and drive strong business performance. 

    How to Get Certified?

    There are no requirements for the foundation exam. The Practitioner exam requires you to pass the Foundation exam (5th or 6th edition). Alternatively, you can opt for any one of the following:

    • Certified Associate in Project Management
    • Project Management Professional
    • IPMA Level A, B, C, or D.

    Cost: The two courses cost:
    Foundation: $200
    Practitioner: $340
     

    PPM: Professional in Project Management


    The Global Association for Quality Management (GAQM) provides the PPM course. It is a mid-level certifications comprising various project management modules that train you on developing project schedules, handling crises, and motivating teams to perform best.
     

    Best Suited for:

    Project managers who aim to advance their knowledge and career.

    How to Get Certified?

    • You can enroll for the course and take the exam only if you have:  
    • Completed the mandatory e-course 
    • Some project management experience

    Cost: $300

    Are Project Management Certifications Worth it?

    Professional certifications from the PMI or other institutes shows employers your competency in project management. The certificate speaks on your behalf. Having said that, certifications are not mandatory for your career growth. Still, certifications are closely linked to monetary benefits. For instance, PMP-certified members from the US report an annual salary of $120,000, compared to $95,000 for those without a Project Management Certification. 


    So, get your project management certifications to boost your career, but before that, equip yourself with the knowledge and discipline needed to effectively plan, monitor, execute, and control complex projects in any industry with Simplilearn's project management certifications training programs. 

  • Disclaimer
  • PMP, PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, ACP, PBA, RMP, SP, and OPM3 are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.