Purdue University is an internationally-recognized higher educational institution known for its world-class faculty, groundbreaking research, and transformative education. Purdue also has a rich tradition as an innovator in distance learning. From the bygone days of sending instructors out on the train to engage learners in distant locations, to satellite delivery of courses, to online learning today, Purdue University pioneers instructional delivery techniques that meet the needs of its 69,000+ learners.
Purdue University developed its online Project Management Essentials and Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Preparation courses as a complementary series to help students effectively plan, orchestrate and control complex projects in their organizations and, if they choose, pursue PMP certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI). Employers worldwide consider PMP certification the industry standard for project managers. As a result, the knowledge, skills and experience required for PMP certification are transferable across industries and continents.
Project Management Essentials is the first step for professionals who seek fundamental knowledge and skills to immediately apply to their projects and advance their careers. It also helps students earn the educational hours required by PMI. Many of our students follow up Project Management Essentials with PMP Exam Preparation, the second course in our online series. This course is an in-depth review designed for experienced project managers who want to gain a firm understanding of PMP exam content, identify areas of opportunity for strengthening their grasp of PM principles, and develop a comprehensive study plan.