While we’re still in this quarantine, learning a few niche skills will not only enable you to become a better professional but will do wonders for your learning curve! And where better to learn these skills than in specially-designed online courses for Product Management? Here are a few courses we curated for individuals ready to hone their Product Management skills and get certified too!1. The Certified Product Manager Credentials (AIPMM)You think of Product Management and the first name that pops up is AIPMM. The AIPMM (Association of International Product Marketing & Management) is the world’s biggest community of professionals working in product management, brand management, and other related sectors. The AIPMM Certified Product Manager (CPM) credentials are recognized as reliable indicators of skill and achievement. There are multiple credentials to choose from:
Certified Product Manager: Championing products during their life cycle and related responsibilities.
Certified Product Marketing Manager: committed to outbound activities
Agile Certified Product Manager and Product Owner: develop a deep understanding of Agile techniques and their role in successful product life cycles
These credentials can be undertaken online through various providers around the world, and there are no prerequisites for anyone who wants to take part. Prices vary, but as an example, 280 Group charges $1,495 (₹ 1,13,743) for the Certified Product Manager online course and exam. This includes 18 modules and typically takes 15-20 hours to complete.2. Design Thinking for Business LeadersDesign Thinking is an approach that enables even the most traditional thinkers to think innovatively. This course covers the fundamental concepts of Design Thinking for Product LeadersSome of the many things you’ll learn- Ideas, concepts, and solutions related to the design and execution of innovation-driven projects using design thinking, Design Thinking principles to solve feasible, viable and relevant innovation projects/challenges.The best part? You have lifetime access to the course content. Priced at a measly $99 (₹7532.17), use this course to learn the basics of Design Thinking and build customer-centric products. Pro tip: Use code ‘hbrelearning’ to avail 20% off on the course.3. International Certification in Product Management Flex (University of Houston and Institute of Product Leadership)This Flagship offering from Institute of Product Leadership and University of Houston is a completely-online, mentor-led program that would make you a “Full Stack” Product Manager via rigorous training by completing real-time industry projects and attending skillathons. Some of the many skills that you’re set to learn from the program- User Research, Prototyping, UI/Ux Design, Design Thinking, User Story mapping, GTM Strategy, Sales Enablement, Business modeling, Value Proposition Design, Product Planning, Prioritization, Roadmapping, Market Sizing, Launch Planning & Budgeting. It takes 5 months to complete the course but you have an access of 12 months for the course content. With the special offer, you can get started with the program for as less as $131.44 (₹10,000)4. International Certification in Data Analytics Flex (University of Houston and Institute of Product Leadership)ICDA Flex is another flagship offering from Institute of Product Leadership and University of Houston is a completely-online, mentor-led program that would make you a Data Analyst via rigorous training by completing real-time industry projects and attending skillathons. Some of the many skills that you’re set to learn from the program- Insight mining, Business Inferencing using statistical techniques, Data Cleaning and Wrangling, Feature Engineering with emphasis on Feature creation and Data Transformation, Descriptive and Predictive Analytics & Data Visualization.It takes 5 months to complete the course but you have access of 12 months for the course content. You can get started with the program by paying an upfront fee of $394.31 (₹30,000). 5. Product Management FundamentalsThis online course on Product Management provides learners with an immersive understanding of the discipline with an emphasis on its role within technology-driven enterprises. Key aspects of product strategy and product development.The online course includes- On-demand video of the course material, Supplementary Resources, Lifetime access to all material, Chapter-end and course-end quizzes. The best part? You have lifetime access to the course content. Priced at a measly $99 (₹7532.17), use this course to learn the basics of Product Management if you’re a novice or brush up your skills if you’re an expert!Pro tip: Use code ‘hbrelearning’ to avail 20% off on the course.So there we have the best online courses you can take up and come out of the quarantine as a better professional with niche skills. So weigh in the options and choose the right course for you. The sheer amount of online product management certification programs means you can be as flexible as you need to or learn at your own pace. Good luck!
Institute of Product Leadership is Asia’s First Business School providing accredited degree programs and certification courses exclusively in Product Management and Marketing , Data Science and Technology Management.