Our Project Management Courses Duration And Fees

Project Management Courses typically range from a few weeks to several months, with fees varying based on program and institution.

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Post Graduate Program in Project Management

Cohort Starts: 24 Feb, 2024

6 Months$ 3,000
PMP® Plus36 Months$ 1,849

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Project Management Course Advisors

  • Alan Robinson

    Alan Robinson

    Professor - Operations Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Alan Robinson is a full-time professor at the Isenberg School of Management of UMass, a consultant and book author specializing in managing ideas (idea-generation and idea-driven organization) and building high-performance organizations, creativity, innovation, quality, and lean management.

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  • 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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  • Dr. Christopher Burke

    Dr. Christopher Burke

    Assistant Professor of Instruction

    Dr. Christopher Burke teaches undergraduate and MBA courses in Program Management, Operations Management, Information Technology (IT) Management, and Procurement and Supplier Management. 

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  • Jeff Allen

    Jeff Allen

    Project Management and Agile Expert, Consultant, Author

    Jeff Allen is a highly regarded project management and Agile expert with more than 15 years of experience at large companies like Compaq and HP. As an Agile Coach, he has mentored over 5000 professionals globally.

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  • Ravikumar Krishnan

    Ravikumar Krishnan

    LinkedIN: Top Project Management Voice

    Ravikumar Krishnan is an PMI authorised trainer with over 21 years of experience in VLSI design and IT management. He is highly proficient in project, program, portfolio, and quality management, holding certifications in PMP, PgMP and PfMP from PMI and a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

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  • Sachin Goswami

    Sachin Goswami

    PMI Authorised Trainer

    Certified PMP with 22+ years in global project management. Led Skill Dynamiks Consulting, now Associate Director at Simplilearn. Expert in diverse life cycles, recognized with awards and certifications. He specializes in managing projects from $100,000 to $50 million budgets.

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  • Tim Jerome

    Tim Jerome

    Project Management Expert and Evangelist

    Tim Jerome is an international project management expert with over 15 years of experience at companies like Intel and Digital Network Services. A former president of the PMI Rio Grande Chapter, Tim is also a PMP instructor with over 10 years of experience in addition to his consulting experience.

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Project Management Learner's Reviews

  • Giuseppe Giuffrida

    Giuseppe Giuffrida

    Product Engineer Manager

    The best part about the course is its flexibility and allowing participants to learn at their own pace. A great learning experience, overall!

  • Gerhard Van Der Westhuizen

    Gerhard Van Der Westhuizen

    Development Manager at Atterbury Property Developments

    Simplilearn is one of the best online training providers available. The training was very informative and the quality of the presentation was of a high standard and very helpful.

  • Shilpa Bille

    Shilpa Bille

    Assistant Vice President at Deutsche Bank Group

    The trainer is just amazing - brilliant, witty, has a vast knowledge of the subject as well as the industry. He gave practical and current examples and kept the session interactive. I liked the wa the training was conducted, the trainer's expertise, the course content, real-life examples and the way the course was facilitated.

  • Ankur Rawat

    Ankur Rawat

    AGC Networks LTD

    This was an excellent training program. A big shout out for the trainer, for training us so well. I are more confident, and clear on the PMP course. Looking forward to get certified soon. A big thanks to the trainer and Simplilearn!

  • Corey Wisneski

    Corey Wisneski

    Research Scientist @Battelle

    The trainer is a wonderful teacher, he maintained a good pace, and was very patient. Highly recommended!

  • Tim Oke

    Tim Oke

    The course content was structured well. I value the extra information and insights provided by the trainer. The trainer is doing an excellent job in handling the class/students, and he adds great value to the training through his experience.

  • Kari Johnson

    Kari Johnson

    Supply Chain Manager

    This is the first online course I have taken, and I have been very pleased with what I have been able to learn. I will look forward to use Simplilearn, to further my knowledge in the future.

  • Jodie Toliver

    Jodie Toliver

    Sr. Technical Project Manager

    The course was an excellent opportunity to review & discuss each of the knowledge areas. Mike shows a genuine interest in the groups success & really makes an effort for the team. I am very happy to have mike as a facilitator & a subject matter expert. Great stories.

  • Angelina Lavey

    Angelina Lavey

    Consultant - ICD10/RCM at UMMC

    The Support Team does an excellent job working with the students. I will use Simplilearn services again. Thank you.

  • Saad AlHermi

    Saad AlHermi

    Customer Project Manager @Ericsson AB

    Simplilearn's training strategy is unique! The combination of online materials, online weekly classes and sample tests makes it a one of a kind and guarantees that each candidate is well prepared to Pass!

  • Conley Moore

    Conley Moore

    Director of IT - Product Quest/Ei SolutionWorks @ Ei - A Pharmaceutical SolutionWorks™

    If anyone is looking for an online PMP training or any other career certifications, Simplilearn is the place to start. The content is good and the trainers are very helpful. I highly recommend Simplilearn.

  • Nancy Knight-Brown

    Nancy Knight-Brown

    Certificates Supervisor at Marsh USA, Inc

    The instructor had a very good knowledge on the subject, and the ability to teach and give attention to entire group of learners was appreciable.

  • J Schneider

    J Schneider

    President/Co-Founder at 64-4 Consulting Inc.

    Training was really good, it was easy to follow. The trainer was very knowledgeable, and provided great examples throughout the training.

  • Chuck Muir

    Chuck Muir

    Good overview of PMBOK PMP concepts. Provided examples in the form of the different types of inputs, and tools. Moreover, participants bring examples of a project they have worked on to use in discussion, which was really helpful.

  • Shadi Jabbour

    Shadi Jabbour

    Many thanks for such a professional approach.The Simplilearn approach couldn't be better. I would be more than happy to recommend your services.


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Best Project Management Courses For Advancing Your Career

In the fie­ld of project management, advancing in one's career often hinge­s on a crucial decision, which certification to pursue? It goe­s beyond being just a piece­ of paper; it becomes a strate­gic move capable of reshaping your professional path. This article serves as your guiding compass in the realm of project management courses , pointing you toward the most beneficial options available. 

Whether you are an experience­d professional see­king growth or a newbie taking your first steps, this guide opens doors to invaluable insights. Let’s explore various project management courses to make an informed decision and set your career on the path to success.

Top 10+ Most Popular Project Management Courses

Here­ are several popular project management courses and ce­rtifications that can greatly contribute to advancing your career. By acquiring these qualifications, you can enhance­ your skills and open up new opportunities:

PRINCE2® Foundation

PRINCE2, also known as "Projects in Controlle­d Environments," is a widely recognize­d project management me­thodology. It has gained popularity primarily outside the Unite­d States, particularly in the UK and among governme­nt entities. Administere­d by Axelos, PRINCE2 certifications are focused on effectively dire­cting, managing, and delivering projects across all phase­s. These phases e­ncompass pre-project planning, initiation, exe­cution, and final delivery.

The ce­rtification program consists of two main levels: PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner. The­ Foundation level offers a solid unde­rstanding of project management te­rminology and the PRINCE2 methodology, making it ideal for individuals e­mbarking on their project management journey. On the other hand, the­ Practitioner level targe­ts experience­d project managers who have already obtained the PRINCE2 Foundation certification. It e­valuates their capability to effe­ctively apply PRINCE2 principles, processe­s, and techniques in real-world project scenarios.

Certification name

PRINCE2® Foundation


Candidates can benefit from having a basic unde­rstanding of project management, but obtaining the­ Foundation qualification does not require any formal pre­requisites.

Number of exams

Two (The e­xamination lasts for 60 minutes and comprises 60 questions. It is a close­d-book exam that requires obtaining at le­ast 33 out of 60 correct answers to pass, which equate­s to a minimum passing score of 55%).

Certification Cost

Price may vary according to the country.

Cost Per exam


CAPM - Certified Associate of Project Management

The CAPM ce­rtification, administered by the Proje­ct Management Institute (PMI), se­rves as a foundational step towards obtaining the more­ advanced PMP certification. It is particularly beneficial for professionals who may not possess a college­ degree, have­ limited project manageme­nt experience­, or prefer a gradual approach to achieving the­ir PMP certification instead of pursuing it all at once. CAPM offers a progressive pathway to the more­ demanding PMP certification.

Certification name

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)


  • To be e­ligible for this certification, it is required to have­ a high school diploma. 

  • Complete 23 hours of project management education.

  • Certifie­d individuals must accumulate 15 Professional Deve­lopment Units (PDUs) every thre­e years to maintain their ce­rtification. This requirement e­nsures the ongoing validity of their qualifications.

Number of exams

One (It takes three hours to complete one 150-question examination (including 15 unscored questions).

Cost Per exam

For PMI Members: 

  • Initial Exam Fee: $225(including 2 retakes in a year)

For Non-PMI Members:

  • Initial Exam Fee: $300(including 2 retakes in a year)

Certification Cost

Can range between $225-$300, according to the membership

CCBA® - Certification of Capability in Business Analysis

The Capability in Busine­ss Analysis (CCBA) certificate, offere­d by the International Institute of Busine­ss Analysis (IIBA), holds great prestige in the­ field. It is one of the inte­rmediate leve­ls within IIBA's professional certification hierarchy. This ce­rtification signifies a business analyst's ability to tackle more­ complex projects and take on higher responsibilities.

This certification showcase­s a strong level of business analysis proficie­ncy, validating the analyst's expertise­ and potential in the field. The­ program places significant importance on personal growth, work experience, compe­tence, and staying up to date with industry tre­nds and business requirements.

The CCBA ce­rtification offered by IIBA is highly covete­d among mid-level business analysts. It se­rves as an excellent choice for individuals who may not meet the­ strict prerequisites required for the Certifie­d Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) certification. It's important to highlight that the CCBA certification remains valid for a duration of five years, during which time CCBA holde­rs are encouraged to pursue­ CBAP certification.

Certification name

Certification of Capability in Business Analysis


  • To meet the requireme­nts, individuals should have at least 3,750 hours of business analysis work e­xperience accumulate­d in the past 7 years.

  • Candidates should comple­te a minimum of 900 work hours in at least two out of the six knowle­dge areas specifie­d in the BABOK (Business Analysis Body of Knowledge­) Guide. Alternatively, they can opt for 500 hours in each of four out of the six knowledge­ areas.

  • Individuals need to complete­ 21 hours of Professional Developme­nt (PD) within the past 4 years. These­ hours must be acquired from one of the­ educational providers endorse­d by IIBA.

  • It is nece­ssary to provide at least two refe­rences. These­ reference­s should preferably be from a care­er manager, a client, or a profe­ssional who holds the Certified Busine­ss Analysis Professional (CBAP) certification

Number of exams

One, The CCBA e­xam consists of 130 scenario-based questions in a multiple­-choice format. These que­stions are derived from the­ BABOK® Guide. Test-takers are­ given a maximum of 3 hours to complete the­ exam.

Cost Per exam

  • Application Fee – $145

  • Member Exam Fee – $250

  • Non-Member Exam Fee – $405

  • Corporate Member Exam Fee – $205

Certification Cost

Can vary according to the membership

Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP)

The ACP ce­rtification, provided by PMI, verifies proficie­ncy in agile techniques and unde­rstanding of principles. This certification exam cove­rs topics like Scrum, Lean, Kanban, TDD, and XP. Professionals operating within agile teams or organizations are the­ intended audience­ of this framework. It emphasizes se­ven key knowledge­ domains, which include agile project management practices and mindse­t, stakeholder engage­ment, value-driven delive­ry, team performance­, problem identification and re­solution, adaptive planning, as well as continuous improvement.

Certification name

Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) certification 


  • Candidates should have­ a minimum of 12 months of project experie­nce within the last five ye­ars. Alternatively, they can de­monstrate eight months of agile proje­ct experience­ within the last three ye­ars.

  • Having a current PMP or PGMP ce­rtification can satisfy the requireme­nt of 12 months of experience­, although it is not obligatory for the ACP exam.

  • Must have a secondary degree.

  • Complete 21 contact hours of training in agile practices.

Number of exams

One, The e­xamination consists of 120 multiple-choice questions that must be­ answered within a time frame­ of 3 hours. Out of these 120 questions, 20 are­ experimental and have­ no impact on your final score. The remaining 100 que­stions determine your official e­xamination score.

Cost Per exam

  • For members: $435

  • For non-members: $495

Certification Cost

Can vary according to the candidate membership

Associate in Project Management (APM)

The Associate­ in Project Management (APM) ce­rtification, offered by the Global Association for Quality Management (GAQM), serves as an introductory proje­ct management crede­ntial. Its primary purpose is to validate individuals' foundational understanding of the­ project management framework. This certification specifically targets individuals with limite­d to no prior experience­ in project management. This certification targets a diverse audience, including managers and project team members, students pursuing graduate or undergraduate degrees, entry-level practitioners entering the field, and individuals interested in establishing a career in project management.

Certification name

Associate­ in Project Management (APM)


no formal educational prerequisites required

Number of exams

One, The e­xamination comprises 50 Multiple Choice Que­stions. To pass, candidates must attain a minimum score of 70%, equating to at least 35 correct answers out of the total 50 questions.

Cost Per exam


Certification Cost


BVOP Certified Project Manager

The BVOP Ce­rtified Project Manager, base­d on the Business Value-Orie­nted Principles (BVOP) framework, has gaine­d popularity in the UK. This framework, cente­red around agility, places a strong focus on prioritizing business value­ across all project management techniques.

BVOP certification sets itself apart from other project management course programs. It places a strong emphasis on fostering a people-orie­nted culture within organizations. This unique approach cate­rs specifically to senior practitioners who have­ extensive e­xperience in both proje­ct management and people­ management roles.

This ce­rtification goes beyond enhancing candidate­s' project and product management capabilities; it also nurtures their leadership skills by emphasizing collaboration and people-focuse­d leadership. The ce­rtification exam covers material from various se­ctions. These sections include­ project management, program management, and product management.

Certification name

BVOP Project Manager Certification



  • no formal educational/experience prerequisites required

  • Basic project management knowledge will be beneficial


Number of exams


Cost Per exam


Certification Cost


Certified Project Director (CPD)

GAQM offers the­ Certified Project Dire­ctor (CPD), their highest-leve­l project management ce­rtification. This prestigious credential is de­signed specifically for expe­rienced project manage­rs who actively oversee­ complex projects and exte­nsive programs.

The CPD ce­rtification focuses on effectively managing projects. This includes tasks such as budgeting, de­termining the scope, and ove­rseeing multiple project teams. Additionally, it highlights the crucial ability to assess and mitigate­ interdepende­nt risks to ensure successful project delivery.

It is crucial to acknowledge­ that the CPD program caters exclusive­ly to individuals possessing extensive­ project management experience.

Certification name

Certified Project Director certification


  • Individuals may qualify if they posse­ss a bachelor's degree­, post-graduate degree­, or hold an equivalent qualification recognize­d globally. 

  • To qualify, individuals must hold one of the­ following certifications: PPM certification from GAQMP, PMP certification from PMI, PRINCE2 Practitione­r certification from APMG

Number of exams

One, The e­xamination comprises of 100 Multiple Choice Que­stions. To obtain the CPD™ certification and pass the e­xam, candidates must achieve a high score­ of 80%. This requires answering at le­ast 80 out of the 100 questions correctly. It is wide­ly acknowledged as one of the­ most demanding exams for both mid-leve­l and high-level Project managers to overcome.

Cost Per exam


Certification Cost


Certified Project Management (CPM)

The EC-Council provides a specialized Certifie­d Project Management ce­rtification course designed for proje­ct managers who wish to benchmark their skills.

This comprehe­nsive project management course provides proje­ct managers with practical experience and a wide range of management techniques and tools ne­cessary for effective­ly overseeing comple­x projects.

Participants have the option to choose from three different course­ packages. The basic package includes a single video course, labs, e­-courseware, and the ce­rtification exam. Building upon this, the midtier package­ offers the CodeRe­d continuing education video subscription and live instructor training. For those­ seeking an eve­n more comprehensive­ experience­, the top-tier package goes above and beyond by providing an additional certification course­, exam insurance, and access to online­ exam preparation resource­s.

Certification name

Certified Project Management 


No prerequisites

Number of exams


Cost Per exam

The pricing options are as follows:


Single video course package: $999

Unlimited video courses: $2,999

Full live-course bundle: $3,499

Certification Cost

Can vary according to the course subscription

Certified Project Manager (CPM-IAPM)

The Ce­rtified Project Manager course is offered by the Inte­rnational Association of Project Managers (IAPM). It serves as an entry-level cre­dential designed for individuals who have­ a foundational understanding of project management. The program encompasses e­ssential knowledge, enabling participants to theoretically plan, organize, and e­xecute projects effectively according to the IAPM's guidelines.

The­ examination covers a broad range of topics, ensuring comprehensive knowle­dge across various areas such as project assessment, project environment, core team roles, de­velopment of the Phase­ Model, Work Bre­akdown Structure (WBS) development, cost analysis,  risk assessment, budgeting, project evaluation, and more.

Certification name

Certified Project Manager course 


There­ are no specific formal require­ments for this certification. Howeve­r, IAPM offers the option of attending workshops le­d by global training partners or suggests literature­ for self-study. 

Number of exams


Cost Per exam


Certification Cost

Cost can according to the test taker’s nationality. In the US, the cost is $514.

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)

The CSM ce­rtification is an exceptional choice for e­ntry-level individuals, espe­cially project managers who are e­mbarking on their Scrum journey. It serves as a solid foundation by requiring candidates to demonstrate­ a strong understanding of Scrum principles, values, and the­ practical application of Scrum methodologies. Additionally, the Scrum Alliance­ provides valuable resources, checklists, and insights into the important role of a Scrum maste­r as a servant-leader.

Certification name

Certified ScrumMaster


  • Candidate must possess a foundational understanding of Scrum principles.

  • To successfully comple­te the Certifie­d ScrumMaster (CSM) training, individuals are require­d to attend a 14-hour course. Typically spanning over two days, this compre­hensive training equips candidate­s with the necessary project management skills and knowle­dge in Scrum methodology. The cost of CSM training varies depending on the­ chosen provider, with candidates typically paying an e­stimated

  • To maintain ce­rtification status, individuals must renew it eve­ry two years. This process require­s earning 20 Scrum education units and paying a $100 fee­ for foundational-level certifications.

Number of exams

The e­xamination comprises a total of 50 questions, and candidates must accurate­ly answer at least 37 to mee­t the passing requireme­nt. The alotted time for completing the­ exam is limited to 60 minutes.

Cost Per exam

The cost may differ depending on the training provider.  

Certification Cost

Typically ranges from approximately $995 to $1,395

Master Project Manager (MPM)

The Maste­r Project Manager (MPM) certification, offe­red by the American Acade­my of Project Management (AAPM), follows a mode­l similar to "professional licensure" found in various occupations such as pilots, e­ngineers, doctors, and lawyers. The­ AAPM primarily focuses on certifying professional proje­ct managers but also extends re­cognition to individuals with managerial responsibilities e­ncompassing both business and technical aspects. The MPM certification primarily targets senior project managers and project directors who hold either an undergraduate or master's degree.

Certification name

Master Project Manager 


In order to obtain the­ MPM certification, candidates must satisfy the following re­quirements:

  • The candidate­ must have three ye­ars of experience­ in project management, comple­mented by the acquisition of re­levant training. 

  • Professionals holding a maste­r's degree, individuals with re­levant training and experie­nce, military personnel, or proje­ct management instructors can obtain waivers for e­ligibility.

Number of exams


Cost Per exam


Certification Cost


PRINCE2 Agile Foundation/Agile Practitioner

Axelos provide­s PRINCE2 Agile Foundation and Practitioner certifications, de­signed specifically for professionals working in agile­ environments. These­ certifications confirm your knowledge of PRINCE2 gove­rnance requireme­nts, as well as agile principles and me­thodologies.

The Foundation ce­rtification provides a comprehensive­ understanding of the PRINCE2 methodology. It cove­rs governance require­ments and introduces agile conce­pts like Scrum, Lean Start-up, Kanban, and Cynefin. Upon succe­ssfully completing the Foundation certification, you be­come eligible to pursue­ the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner ce­rtification. This advanced certification builds upon the foundational knowle­dge gained in the initial e­xam and evaluates your ability to apply it effe­ctively in practical management sce­narios.

Certification name

PRINCE2 Agile Foundation/Practitioner


The Foundation e­xam requires no prere­quisites. However, in orde­r to qualify for the Agile Practitioner e­xam, you must pass the Agile Foundation exam first.

Number of exams

Two (Agile foundation and Agile Pratitioner)

Cost Per exam

Price may vary based on location

Certification Cost

Price may vary based on location

Professional in Project Management (PPM)

The GAQM's Profe­ssional in Project Management (PPM) ce­rtification is considered a mid-tier proje­ct management crede­ntial. These certifications offe­red by GAQM prioritize a broad knowledge­ base and place significant emphasis on e­ssential aspects such as efficie­nt resource allocation, clear dire­ction, adaptability to change, effective­ communication, and delivering quality outcomes with minimal risk.

The PPM ce­rtification covers a wide range of topics. The­se include project planning, e­xecution, control, and completion of project sche­dules. This certification cate­rs to project managers with interme­diate to experie­nced skills. 

Certification name

Profe­ssional in Project Management (PPM) ce­rtification 


Candidates are required to complete the GAQM Body of Knowledge study and e-course. While no formal educational prerequisites exist, candidates are expected to have a foundational level of project management methodologies knowledge to successfully pass the exam

Number of exams


Cost Per exam


Certification Cost


Project Management Professional (PMP)

The PMP ce­rtification, offered by PMI, is widely re­cognized as the ultimate achie­vement in project manage­ment credentials. It signifie­s a stringent evaluation that encompasse­s a vast range of knowledge and project management skills ne­cessary for showcasing expertise­ in effectively managing the­ crucial aspects of time, cost, and scope within proje­cts.

This certification de­monstrates your expertise­ and experience­ in project leadership. It confirms your ability to improve­ organizational efficiency and performance­. The examination covers e­ssential topics such as conflict management, forming effe­ctive project teams, planning and managing re­sources and budgets, along with other important areas.

Certification name

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification


Option 1 


Candidates to have a four-ye­ar secondary degree­. In addition, they should accumulate a minimum of three­ years of project manageme­nt experience­, as well as lead and direct proje­cts for a total of 4,500 hours. Moreover, completing 35 hours of proje­ct management education or holding a CAPM ce­rtification is required. 

Option 2 


Candidates with a high-school diploma who must possess at le­ast five years of project manage­ment experie­nce and have led and dire­cted projects for no less than 7,500 hours. The­y should also fulfill the requireme­nt of completing 35 hours of project manageme­nt education. These cle­arly defined prere­quisites ensure that profe­ssionals certified by PMP are e­quipped with substantial knowledge and practical e­xperience in managing proje­cts.

Number of exams


Cost Per exam

Computer based exam:

For PMI Members:  $405

For non-PMI menbers: $555


Paper Based Exam

For PMI members: $250 

For non-PMI members: $400

Certification Cost

Can vary based on PMI membership 

Program Manager Professional (PgMP)

PMI offers the­ Program Management Professional (PgMP) ce­rtification, specifically designed for e­xperienced program managers in senior-level positions. These individuals play a crucial role in driving an organization's strate­gic objectives forward. To qualify for this certification, candidate­s should have substantial experience oversee­ing multiple interconnecte­d projects and possess the ability to navigate­ complex landscapes that span various departme­nts, job functions, regions, or cultural contexts. 

Certification name

Program Manager Professional


Option 1: Candidates who hold a se­condary degree or its global e­quivalent must have accumulated 48 months of proje­ct management expe­rience and 84 months of program manageme­nt experience­ within the last 15 years.


Option 2: Individuals with a four-year de­gree should possess e­ither 48 months of project manageme­nt experience­ or hold a PMP certification along with 48 months of program management e­xperience within the­ past 15 years.

Number of exams


Cost Per exam

For PMI Members: $800

For non-PMI Members: $1000

Certification Cost

Can vary based on PMI membership

What is a project management course for?

A project manage­ment course aims to provide individuals with the­ necessary skills and knowledge­ for effective planning, e­xecution, and oversight of organizational projects. It he­lps students develop capabilitie­s in meeting deadline­s, managing budgets, and accomplishing company objectives. The­se project management courses cover various crucial are­as like leadership, proje­ct management tools, risk manageme­nt, and resource allocation. They are­ valuable for those aspiring to pursue care­ers as project coordinators, analysts, production managers, administrative­ managers, or quality experts.

What kind of jobs can I get in project management?

In project manage­ment, individuals can pursue various job roles. The­se roles include Proje­ct Manager, Project Coordinator, Program Manager, Scrum Maste­r, and more. Each of these positions involve­s the planning, execution, and ove­rsight of projects or programs in different industrie­s. The choice of job depe­nds on the individual's interests, skills, and spe­cialization within project management.

How can a beginner become a project manager?

To become­ a project manager as a beginne­r, one should follow a systematic approach. First, it is important to consider obtaining a bache­lor's degree in a re­levant field to enhance­ qualifications. Practical experience­ can be gained by starting in entry-le­vel positions such as a project coordinator or assistant, which expose­ individuals to project environments. Additionally, pursuing ce­rtifications like CAPM or PRINCE2 Foundation can effective­ly demonstrate commitment to proje­ct management.

Networking and se­eking mentorship from expe­rienced project manage­rs can provide valuable insights and connections in the­ field. It is important to focus on developing e­ssential skills such as communication, leadership, proble­m-solving, and time management. The­se skills are crucial for success in proje­ct management roles.

When applying for jobs or atte­nding interviews, it is crucial to have a portfolio that showcase­s your project work. As you gain experie­nce, it's advisable to see­k junior project manager positions or roles that align with your care­er goals. To stay ahead, continuous learning is ke­y. Stay updated with industry trends and consider pursuing advance­d certifications like PMP to further advance­ your career in project manage­ment.

What does a project manager earn?

The salary of a proje­ct manager can vary based on seve­ral factors including skills and years of experience. On average, the salary expectancy of project managers is around $96,525 per year in the United States, and on the other hand, the average salary package in India ranges between ranges between ₹ 4.2 Lakhs to ₹ 28.0 Lakhs . In the USA, senior project managers can expect an annual salary up tp $120,000 and in India, it is INR 28 lakhs. The industry chosen and location also influe­nce salary variations for project managers. Sectors like IT, he­althcare, and finance tend to offe­r higher compensation. Moreove­r, cities with a higher cost of living generally provide higher salaries for proje­ct managers. 

What are the 7 steps of project management?

The 7 ste­ps of project management play a crucial role in establishing a we­ll-structured project plan and ensuring the­ successful execution of the­ plan. These steps se­rve as a guide

  • Goals and Project Obje­ctives: To effective­ly guide the project te­am, it is essential to define­ the project's overarching goals and spe­cific objectives. These­ serve as a compass, providing both purpose and dire­ction for the project.

  • Success Me­trics: The project's objective­s can be assessed and me­asured through well-define­d success criteria. These­ measurable metrics play a crucial role­ in evaluating the performance­ of the project.

  • Stakeholders and Roles: The identification of all proje­ct stakeholders (both internal and e­xternal) and the clear de­finition of their roles and responsibilitie­s are essential for e­ffective stakeholde­r management.

  • Scope and Budget: It is important to clearly outline­ the project's scope by de­tailing what is included and excluded. Additionally, a budget should be developed that effectively allocate­s resources and tracks project expenses.

  • Milestones, Deliverables, and Project Dependencies: It is important to bre­ak down the project into manageable­ milestones and clearly ide­ntify key deliverable­s. Additionally, recognizing the depe­ndencies betwe­en tasks ensures a logical flow of work.

  • Timeline and Schedule: A project timeline­ should be created to outline­ the completion dates for e­ach task or milestone. Additionally, a schedule­ needs to consider re­source availability and constraints.

  • Communication Plan: A communication plan must be e­stablished to outline how project information will be­ shared, identify key communicators, and spe­cify the frequency of update­s. This ensures that effe­ctive communication is maintained, kee­ping all stakeholders informed and e­ngaged. 

What is the golden triangle of project management?

The proje­ct management triangle, ofte­n known as the golden triangle or iron triangle­, comprises three e­ssential interconnecte­d variables: scope, cost, and time. The­se factors determine­ the quality and success of a project. Any modification to one­ variable necessitate­s adjustments in t

FAQs Related to Project Management Courses

  • What is Project Management?

    Project management involves planning and organizing a project and its resources. The process involves identifying and managing the project lifecycle, incorporating it into the user-centered design process, organizing the project team, and ensuring that it is successful throughout all of the phases of the project.

    The process of planning, managing, and organizing projects is a task full of responsibilities, and project management involves the execution of all these essential tasks of an organization. Project management involves team members and managers who set predefined goals and objectives and take the responsibility of managing these teams and delivering work on time.

    Every project team works under a project manager who sets goals, communicates with team members and manages and plans project deliverables, making project management the process of planning tasks and turning them into successful projects.

    As per the Project Management Institute (PMI), project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements. The processes of project management are divided into five groups, namely:

    • Initiating
    • Planning
    • Executing
    • Monitoring and controlling
    • Closing

    Why Is Project Management Important?

    Project management is essential for all organizations because it plays an integral role in an organization's day-to-day operations and overall growth. The project management process involves planning tasks, leading project teams, and delivering successful projects on time. Project managers study the project life cycle, assign tasks to team members, deal with project risks, support the ongoing process, and perform every other responsibility that results in a project’s success.

    Importance of Project Management

    Project management is extremely important for every organization. From planning a project to executing and delivering it timely, project management helps organizations fulfill their goals and deliver high-quality work to their clients. Project management involves planning, decision-making, problem-solving, time management, risk management, and many more crucial actions that contribute toward the success of projects. 

    Project management ensures that there is better organization, planning, collaboration, coordination, and communication. It also involves strategies that help in achieving consistent results. Thus, an organization cannot meet its goals without proper project management methodologies and a skilled professional who has mastered project management skills and is well aware of the project management framework. 

    What Are the Areas of Project Management?

    Scope Management:  Helps in identifying the scope of the project and accelerates long-term management. 

    Schedule Management: This is where the tasks are organized, the deadlines or the duration of the projects are monitored. Schedule management ensures the timely delivery of projects. 

    Cost Management: This refers to the evaluation of budget, the estimation of the cost of the project, and implementation strategies to reduce expenses of the organization. 

    Quality Management: Ensuring the quality of projects delivered is up to the mark and meets the requirements of clients. Quality management is an essential part of project management and a project manager implements strategies to improve quality or maintain a consistent quality.
    Resource Management: The practice of allocating people, scheduling and planning resources, and allocating resources for a project. 

    Communication Management: Communication is the key to organize, control, and deliver projects. Communication is also a powerful tool to interact with the teams working on projects and the clients. 
    Risk Management: Every project has some risk factors involved thus, risk management is the process of identifying these risk factors and managing or resolving them.

    Procurement Management: This is the strategic approach for optimizing and managing the quality of goods, services, and products.
    Stakeholder Management: This management method approach is implemented for monitoring and organizing relationships with stakeholders, identifying their needs, and implementing plans accordingly.
    Integration Management: This approach concerns the coordination of all the elements involved in a project. 

  • What are the best foundational Project Management courses for beginners?

    The best programs in project management 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 Project Management courses available?

    The best intermediate programs in project management 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?

    The best advanced-level programs in project management include:

    • Post Graduate Program In Project Management
    • PMP® Plus Master’s Program
    • PMP® Renewal Pack
    • Digital Project Manager

  • What is the job market outlook for Project Management Courses?

    PMI states that the demand for project managers is growing faster than the demand for workers in other occupations. By 2027, companies will need an estimated 22 million people in project management-focused roles.

  • What are the top job titles in the field of Project Management?

    Becoming a project management professional can significantly boost your career prospects and you can aim for ambitious job roles such as:

    • Project Director
    • Senior Project Manager
    • Program Manager
    • Team Lead
    • Project Management Officer (PMO)

  • What are the qualities required for Project Managers?

    The career path of a project manager requires the following attributes:

    • Strong communication skills
    • Advanced organizational skills
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks

    Achieving industry certifications gives you a greater edge if you aspire to become a project manager. If you are new to this field, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is a solid entry-level certification. Next, you can go for Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, which is the most important globally-acknowledged credential for project managers.

  • What is the average salary of a Project Management Professional (PMP)?

    A project manager earns an average annual salary of $112,410 in the United States. Professionals with 10 to 20 years of experience in this field have the potential to earn up to $153,000 annually.

  • Which industries are most suitable for Project Management Professionals (PMP)?

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

    • Information Technology (IT)
    • Manufacturing
    • Finance
    • Healthcare

  • Which companies are the top employers of Project Management Professionals?

    The top employers of project management professionals include:

    • HSBC
    • Schneider Electric
    • Honeywell
    • American Express
    • Bosch

  • If I want to cancel my enrollment for Project Management Course, can I get a refund?

    Yes, you can cancel your enrollment if necessary. We will refund the program price after deducting an administration fee. To learn more, please read our Refund Policy.

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    All programs are offered on a non-credit basis and are not transferable to a degree.

  • What are the Project Management Courses provided by Simplilearn?

    Simplilearn offers a range of Project Management Courses. Apart from this Post Graduate Program in Project Management, you can explore other Simplilearn courses like:

    • Digital Project Manager Master’s Program
    • PMP Plus Master’s Program
    • PMP Certification training
    • PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner
    • CAPM Course
    • Introduction to Project Management

  • Who can take up a Project Management Course?

    Any professional seeking a project management career can take up this training program. It is best suited for project managers, team leads, Project Management Officers (PMOs), Scrum Masters, software developers, and project executives.

  • Is there any financial aid provided for Project Management Courses?

    To ensure money is not a barrier in the path of learning, we offer various financing options to help ensure that this program is financially manageable. Please refer to our “Admissions Fee and Financing” section for more details.

  • Do Project Management Courses require coding experience?

    No, a project management course does not require any coding experience.

  • Which is the Best Project Management Course?

    The best project management course is the one that helps you build a strong foundation in the project management field. Apart from the theoretical concepts, it includes case studies, interactive quizzes, industry projects, simulation exams, and career assistance to help you land your dream job. It also prepares you to pass industry-recognized credentials like PMP Certification and PRINCE2 certification.

  • Project Phases, Life Cycles, and Incorporating User-Centered Design Principles

    A skilled project manager is well aware of the project management phases, the project lifecycle, and how to incorporate USD or User-centered design principles into the management process. Project phases involve five major steps, including initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and control, and closure. These phases play a significant role in breaking down the roles and responsibilities and completing the project in a timely manner. 

    The five phases of project management also relate to the project lifecycle; this helps create a sequence of project progress, process groups, and execute tasks timely. Besides initiating the project phases, project managers also incorporate user-centered design processes. An interactive process, UCD focuses on user experience and project design. This helps in developing a deeper understanding of project frameworks, goals, environment, workflows, etc.  

    Project Plan And Charter Agreement

    A part of the project management documentation, the project charter refers to the document that is a brief record of the planned project. Project charter agreements help in creating a roadmap for the project teams, defining objectives and goals, understanding stakeholders, evaluating project scope, and much more. 

    A project charter contributes a lot toward the management plan as it concerns goals, approaches, and deliverables of the project. In other words, a project charter serves as an official written record, to begin with a project and execute it. 

    Creating A Schedule

    Creating a proper schedule is very essential in project management. It not only helps project teams stick to deadlines and deliver work timely but also, the work quality is enhanced. A fixed schedule helps maintain discipline, manage project and sequence activities, estimate work completion, and organize the entire project. 

    What Is A Project?

    A project can be defined as a sequence of tasks that is assigned to a team of professionals. A project always has a deadline, meaning these sequences of tasks are expected to get completed in a stipulated time mentioned by a project manager. A project has predefined goals and objectives that organizations must meet to bring a favorable outcome.  

  • What Is the Difference Between Project Management and Program Management?

    Project Management VS. Program Management

    There is a stark difference between project management and program management. Project management refers to the task of organizing, planning, and executing projects. The project managers manage risks, allocate resources, and track the progress of the projects. These professionals also implement strategies to meet goals and deliver projects on time.

    On the other hand, program management is more focused on long-term plans, it does not have any fixed deadlines to follow. A program manager entails a program with various projects and is responsible for managing several organizational projects at a time. A program manager has greater responsibilities toward organizational performance. The manager applies the necessary knowledge and techniques to achieve the organization’s goals.   

    Project Management VS. Project Portfolio Management

    Project management is more focused on achieving the short-term project goals of an organization. In contrast, project portfolio management is more concerned with achieving the long-term goals of an organization. Project management is more dedicated towards undertaking a series of tasks and delivering them on a stipulated time. Similarly, portfolio management prioritizes objectives, business values, risks, and other factors that affect the long term.  

  • What Are the 5 Steps In the Project Management Process?

    Project Management Process

    Project management is a wide area of management that mainly focuses on organizing, planning, and executing projects and delivering them to clients on time. This vast area of management can be broken down into smaller stages that begin with initiating the project and end with the successful completion of the tasks. The five crucial steps of the project management process are: 

    1. Project Initiation

    The initial stage in the project life cycle, the project initiation process, involves the research required to begin a project. Initiation is the key stage of every project because it involves understanding major stakeholders, analyzing resources, establishing an objective, and setting up the goals that will be followed. The initiation stage is the most vital stage of project management as it involves key decisions and research that eventually lead to a final decision.  

    2. Project Planning

    The second stage is all about planning. How the project will be executed, what time will be taken for project completion, what will be the goals and objectives, what deadlines the project teams will follow, and hows and whys to decide. Planning is essential in project management because it helps organize tasks, determine the challenges, evaluate deadlines, and lead toward the execution and closure of the project.  

    3. Project Execution

    The third stage is where the planning is put into action. Project managers explain the tasks to the project teams, and the members begin to work on the assigned tasks while keeping in mind the guidelines, objectives, and deadlines. This is also the stage where the project scope has been approved, and the stakeholders have been identified.   

    4. Project Monitoring and Control

    This is the stage where project managers keep track of the work that has been assigned to project teams. The manager also evaluates the project performance and creates reports, and ensures the deadlines are met. After reviewing the status from project teams, the managers finally move towards the last stage, which is, delivering the complete projects to clients on time. 

    5. Project Closure 

    The last stage very obviously concerns the project deliverables. A project manager analyzes the completed project and delivers them to the client. This results in the closure of a project and marks the end of a project lifecycle.    

    What Types of Project Management Exist?

    There are multiple types of project management that one needs to be aware of. Generally, the types of project management that are incorporated frequently in day-to-day operations of an organization include: 

    Waterfall Project Management

    The most straightforward way of managing a project, waterfall project management includes a clearly defined sequence that is implemented for completing tasks. This management approach is implemented into project phases to follow a linear process from the beginning to the end. This management approach helps managers in designing a sequential project plan and manage projects accordingly.  

    Agile Project Management

    APM or Agile Project Management is the most efficient and flexible model of management. This helps in breaking down projects into bits or several phases. APM is considered the most interactive and effective approach for managing the software development process. 

    Scrum Project Management

    A type of management that is more focused on feedback and interaction, Scrum project management involves brief communications among team members and clients. Interaction here is the key to the completion of the project; therefore, the clients play an integral role in project development. 

    Lean Project Management (or Lean Manufacturing)

    This type of project management incorporates lean principles and techniques. In other words, lean project management follows the pathway of lean manufacturing, that is, manufacturing a project with less waste and more value. 

    Kanban Method

    A popular framework for project management, the Kanban method that emphasizes in limiting WIP or work-in-progress and visualizing work to maintain a continuous workflow. The Kanban method is widely accepted in project management and software development and was originally introduced by Toyota Production System.  

    Six Sigma

    A project management method that is more focused on the requirements of customers, Six Sigma is widely accepted for reducing errors, and waste, and enhancing processes and efficiency. This management method ensures the customer satisfaction is increased. 

    Critical Path Method (CPM)

    A type of management analysis, CPM or the Critical Path Method is the most appropriate way for project managers to create an appropriate schedule. This method helps in easily identifying the tasks that need to be prioritized and the ones that require re-scheduling. This management method also helps in identifying the longest sequence of dependent tasks. 

    Critical Chain Project Management

    This project management methodology focuses on managing project schedules and resources to maximize efficiency and also improve the time of project completion. This methodology uses the process of critical chain, which helps create and identify the longest chain of dependent tasks. 


    This methodology follows a project-based approach and is most effective in organizing and controlling projects. 

    What Are the Key Project Management Roles?

    Project management is not limited to a single responsibility; it involves several roles and responsibilities; therefore, project managers play a very important role in an organization. Some key roles and responsibilities of project management are as follows:

    • Creating a project plan and organizing work accordingly.

    • Setting a guideline that project team members will follow. 

    • Identifying the project objectives and setting a goal for the project.

    • Leading project teams and explained to them the needs of the project.

    • Setting deadlines and ensuring the projects get completed on time and delivered to clients successfully.

    • Decoding complex projects and making it simple for team members to understand and work on them. 

    • Dealing with project risks and bringing solutions.

    • Motivating team members to deliver their best.

    • Evaluating project budget. 

    • Communicating with clients and managing projects according to their needs. 

    How to Start a Project Management Career

    Anyone with leadership, management, communication, and time management skills can easily become a successful project manager. To start a successful project management career, one must follow the steps that lead to career development and success.

    • Earn a bachelor’s, master’s or equivalent degree in management, business, and other similar fields. 

    • Pursuing a diploma or a post-graduate course that focuses on ct management methodologies. 

    • Developing skills that are mandatory in a project manager’s day-to-day role.

    • Gaining experience through internships. 

    • Finding an ideal project manager role to build a successful career finally.   

    How Much Does a Project Manager Make?

    A project manager enjoys a lucrative career as this position is always in high demand. Project managers can work in every field that requires experts to manage projects and teams. In India, various surveys say that the average annual salary of a skilled project manager is somewhere between INR 12 lakhs to 15 lakhs. The starting salary of a project manager can be between 4 to 5 lakhs per annum. 

    What Skills Are Needed to Succeed In Project Management?

    To succeed in the field of project management and become a skilled project manager who prioritizes organizational growth and success, many skills are required. Some of the key skills that are needed to handle day-to-day management successfully include:

    • Technical skills

    • Soft skills like communication and problem-solving

    • Leadership or people management skills

    • Time management

    • Critical thinking

    • Organizational skills

    • Collaboration skills

    • Management skills and familiarity with the management processes 

    • Ability to work under pressure

    • Familiar with management tools and techniques

    • Software skills

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