The Project Management Essentials online course is designed for the project manager who would like to build a solid foundation of project management knowledge and skills. This particular offering is an instructor-led, 100 percent online, 8-week course. Upon successful completion of this course, you will earn 3.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Purdue University, equivalent to 35 contact hours or 35 Professional Development Units (PDUs). Students use this foundational course as a strong starting point on the path towards taking the PMP® exam through Project Management Institute (PMI). Before you can qualify to take the PMP® Exam, PMI requires that you have at least 35 hours of project management education, so this course will help you with meeting one of the prerequisites for taking the exam.
Project Management Essentials is typically coupled with the
PMP® Exam Preparation
online course, for an additional fee, which is another course in the series. Purdue's new Agile Certificate online course is also available for an additional fee. For more info, please visit: Purdue Agile Certificate.
Please see PMI's website, PMP® Exam for more detailed information.
Independent study is required to pass the PMP® exam.
As a graduate of the Project Management Essentials online course, you should be able to apply the project management principles to managing your own projects. These online courses are offered by Purdue Online, College of Engineering.
The textbook used for the course is Project Management Institute (PMI)® A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Seventh Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2021. You are responsible for purchasing your own copy of the textbook.
PMI, PMP, and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
For more information about learning outcomes, summary of online course activities, student commitment, etc., please visit: additional Project Management Essentials information.