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Intro to Project Management Training

Updated: Aug 13, 2022

Whether you are new to the field of project management or looking to change careers, the training options below are the perfect place to start. The audience for this training is those with 0 - 3 years of project management experience. Need some advice on where to get started? Schedule an intro call.


From: Project Management Institute (PMI)
Cost: FREE

Free 45 minute digital course and tool kit that guides people through the basics of project management. Perfect for the first-time project leader or a project manager who would like a quick refresh. Includes content, activities, actionable templates, and quick quizzes. Once you complete the course, you receive a PMI Project KICKOFF badge that you can share with social media and include on your LinkedIn Profile.

PMI Project Management Ready™

From: Project Management Institute (PMI), course and exam through Certiport
Cost: $120 course, practice tests $75 - 85, Certification Exam voucher with retake $142

Introduces high school and post-secondary students to the concepts and skills of project management. This training and certification is a way for students to learn more about the project management industry by learning about: fundamentals and core concepts, traditional plan-based methodologies, agile framework/methodologies, and business analyst frameworks. Does not require any prior work experience in project management and/or may not have the minimal educational hours needed to take the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam.

PMI Introduction to Project Management

From: Project Management Institute (PMI)
Cost: $350 (non-members) / $300 members

Perfect for new project management practitioners who want to formalize their training and gain professional development knowledge to apply to their organizations. Provides entry-level and introductory training on each of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Knowledge Areas.

Google Project Management: Professional Certificate

From: Coursera
Cost: $39 a month / takes about 3 - 6 months to complete. Users set their own self-learning pace

The Google Project Management Professional Certificate is for those who want to plan, organize and run projects. No degree or prior experience is required. 6 courses cover entry-level knowledge in areas: foundations of project management, project initiation, project planning, project execution, and agile project management. The last course is to apply all of the skills and knowledge you have learned into a Capstone course.