• Admission closes on 23 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 in Houston covers the latest in customer-centric project management skills. While earning 146 PDUs towards PMI certification renewal, you will also learn how to manage project risk, quality, complexity, PMO implementation, and agile and scrum skills in this project management course in Houston.

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
    Project Management course learners from Accenture, Houston
    Project Management course learners from Intel, Houston
    Project Management course learners from Adobe, Houston
    Project Management course learners from Wipro, Houston
    Project Management course learners from Qualcomm, Houston
    Project Management course learners from Microsoft, Houston
    Project Management course learners from Emirate, Houston
    Project Management course learners from Bank of America, Houston
    Project Management course learners from Oracle, Houston
    Project Management course learners from Pfizer, Houston
    Project Management course learners from Amazon, Houston
    Project Management course learners from IBM, Houston

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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

  • Credit Card
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$ 3,000

Program Cohorts

Next Cohort

    • 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)

Other Cohorts

    • Date

      Time

      Batch Type

    • Program Induction

      25 Oct, 2024

      10:00 CDT

    • Regular Classes

      26 Oct, 2024 - 24 Jan, 2025

      10:00 - 14:00 CDT

      Weekend (Sat - Sun)

Got questions regarding upcoming cohort dates?

Project Management Certification FAQs

  • 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 is the average salary of a project management professional in Houston?

    A project manager in Houston earns an average annual salary of $165,098 in Houston, United States. Professionals with 10 to 20 years of experience in this field have the potential to earn up to $259,549 annually.

  • What jobs can I get with a project management certification in Houston?

    Project management certifications in Houston open multiple job opportunities for professionals today. Depending on the years of experience they possess, the certifications they’ve added to the resume, the industry, and the expertise they possess, professionals can aim to become project managers, project coordinators, or even get into project management consulting roles in areas like new product development, environmental research, construction, or any forms technology products or services.

  • Who should apply for project management certification in Houston?

    While different project management certifications have different candidate prerequisites, this PGP in Project Management, in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Amherst requires its candidates to have a bachelor’s degree in any area or discipline or have at least 5 years of professional work experience.

  • How long does it take to get a project management certification in Houston?

    Project management certifications offered to differ in their program duration and the requirements for completion. Post Graduate Program in Project Management, in partnership with UMass, is a 6-month Bootcamp program that provides you the skills you need to grab the best global project management opportunities as soon as you complete the course. You will need to spend between 5 and 10 hours a week with this program so that you adhere to the program schedule and achieve the level of understanding of concepts desired.

  • What are the benefits of project management certification in Houston?

    A project management certification especially those like Simplilearn’s Post Graduate Program in Project Management in partnership with UMass, Amherst offers a host of benefits.

    • It adds tremendous value to your resume

    • Provides industry-recognition

    • They are globally-recognized

    • Offers the project management skills that companies need right now and for the future

    • Opens us a lot many opportunities, more lucrative and exciting than what you had earlier

    • Serves as a strong validation to your professional progress and can help substantially fast-track your career

  • Which industries are most suitable for project management professionals in Houston?

    Project managers are required in almost all sectors but mainly in the following:

    • Information Technology (IT)

    • Manufacturing

    • Finance

    • Healthcare

  • What certification will I receive after completing the Project Management training in Houston?

    When you have completed the Project Management Training in Houston in the learning path of this program, you will receive a course completion certificate along with a 35-hour PDU certificate. Simplilearn does not administer the PMP® certification, but once you have passed that exam, you will receive the prestigious PMP® certification from the Project Management Institute.

  • What is pass rate of Project Management Certification in Houston?

    We have a pass rate of 99.9% in Houston. Our pass rate statistics have been derived by tracking the number of students who were unable to pass the exam in the 1st attempt and comparing that number to our total enrollment figures.

  • What are the technical requirements to learn Project Management in Houston?

    In general, there aren’t any prerequisites to starting to learn project management in Houston. However, certification courses including this Post Graduate Program in Project Management, in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Amherst require varied prerequisites, as determined by the certification body. For this project management program, any individual with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline or possessing at least 5 years of work experience qualifies.

  • What is the best project management certification to have in Houston?

    Choosing the best project management certification in Houston depends on your learning and career objectives, and where you are in your career when taking the certification. For an individual beginning their career, there are plenty of fundamental courses that help them understand the basics of project management. As you move up your career and choose career paths that align with your aspirations, you will find that you require different certifications to boost your progress. Another approach is to take up a comprehensive program that not just prepares you for the top project management certifications but provides you the knowledge and skills which you can start applying immediately on course completion. This PGP in Project Management, in partnership with UMass, is a unique bootcamp program that offers you this flexibility and opportunity.

  • What to expect from the project management certification in Houston?

    A project management certification in Houston provides you the stamp of approval of possessing the requisite set of project management skills as determined by the certification body. In case of the PGP in Project Management, in partnership with the UMass, Amherst, program graduates will learn to manage quality, risk, and complexity, understand the strategy, implement best practices and learn the frameworks, tools, and skills required to drive transformational projects in an organization.

  • What is the best study guide for project management certification in Houston?

    If you are looking for a fundamental understanding of project management, Simplilearn offers many articles and free guides on the topic. For certification-related learning, each certification body prescribed their own study material, such as the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) prescribed by PMI. This PGP in Project Management is also a great way to prepare for any PMI-related project management certifications.

  • Which institution is globally recognized to give certification in project management in Houston?

    PMI is a globally recognized project management certification body. However, programs offered by Simplilearn like this Post Graduate Program in Project Management is aligned with the PMI standards and is also in partnership with UMass, Amherst, offering learners with not just a globally recognized certification, but many more additional features including masterclasses from the UMass, Amherst faculty.

  • What are the benefits of project management certification in Houston?

    A project management certification in Houston especially those like Simplilearn’s Post Graduate Program in Project Management in partnership with UMass, Amherst offers a host of benefits.

    • It adds tremendous value to your resume

    • Provides industry-recognition

    • They are globally-recognized

    • Offers the project management skills that companies need right now and for the future

    • Opens us a lot many opportunities, more lucrative and exciting than what you had earlier

    • Serves as a strong validation to your professional progress and can help substantially fast-track your career

  • What are the best foundational project management courses for beginners in Houston?

    The best project management courses in Houston for beginners include:

    • PRINCE2® Foundation

    • CAPM® - Certified Associate of Project Management

    • CCBA® - Certification of Capability in Business Analysis

    • Introduction to Project Management

  • What are the best intermediate courses in project management in Houston?

    The best project management courses in Houston for intermediate learners include:

    • PMP® Certification

    • PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner

    • CBAP® - Certified Business Analysis Professional

    • PMI-RMP® Certification

    • PMI-PgMP® Certification

    • MSP® Foundation and Practitioner

  • What are the best advanced-level project management courses in Houston?

    The best project management courses in Houston for advanced learners include:

    • Business Analyst Master’s Program

    • PMP® Plus Master’s Program

    • PMP® Renewal Pack

    • Digital Project Manager

  • Which industries are most suitable for project management professionals in Houston?

    Project managers in Houston are required in almost all sectors but mainly in the following:

    • Information Technology (IT)

    • Manufacturing

    • Finance

    • Healthcare

  • Which companies are top employers for professionals with project management certification in Houston?

    The top employers for professionals with project management certification in Houston include:

    • HSBC

    • Schneider Electric

    • Honeywell

    • American Express

    • Bosch

  • What is the salary of a Project Management expert in Houston?

    Companies have now understood that the key to complete a project successfully and staying within scope is to appoint a project manager. As a result, Project Management Consultants' demand has increased in the job market. A competent project management consultant can get an average base salary of around $129,065 annually in Houston. Although, there could be differences in pay as it depends on qualification and company size. So, if you pursue a project management certification in Houston, you could get better payroll.

  • What are the major companies hiring for Project Management expert in Houston?

    Completing a project can be a difficult task for the firm with other significant roles and responsibilities. Hiring a certified Project management expert reduces the burden of the firm. Nowadays, many distinguished firms are recruiting accredited project management experts in Houston. A few names among these firms are Rystad Energy and Harris Health System. Hence, if you pursue project management certification in Houston, then it could help you get better job opportunities in these firms.

  • What are the major industries in Houston?

    Several industries contribute to the Houston economy, but the crucial contributors to the Houston economy are the energy industry, health care, biomedical, research and aerospace. Project management consultants help the firm’s flexibility and successful completion of a project. Therefore, several companies from these industries have hired accredited Project management experts in Houston. If you get a project management training in Houston, then it could help you get better job opportunities in these companies.

  • How many PDUs will I earn after completion of a project management course in Houston?

    By taking this project management in Houston, you will earn 146 PDUs for PMI-related certifications with 35 contact hours.

  • 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.

Post Graduate Program in Project Management, Houston

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