Congratulations! All that dedication and studying you put into your PMI® Certification have finally paid off. But, remember this is not the end of the road. It’s important for you to continue your hard work, earn Professional Development Units (PDU) and maintain your PMI credential. This site helps you achieve that goal on your timeline and at a reasonable cost!
|The Professional Development Unit (PDU) is the measuring unit used by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to quantify approved learning activities for PMI Credential holders such as Project Management Professionals (PMP®). Typically, one PDU is earned for every one hour spent in a planned, structured learning experience.|
Most Project Management Professionals (PMP®) or other PMI Credential holders (PgMP®, PMI-RMP®, PMI-SP®) find it a real challenge to earn their Professional Development Units (PDUs) required every few years.
In fact, a large majority of PMI Credential holders fall further and further behind obtaining their required Professional Development Units (PDUs) for maintaining their hard-earned certifications. Lack of time is the biggest culprit, lack of planning and discipline another. But the biggest issue is that most people have no idea about the available options at reasonable prices. Most professionals don't know that earning PDUs can be accomplished after the business hours, from the comfort of their home over the Internet, and at a reasonable cost. Earning PDUs is not necessarily as challenging or daunting as many might think. It is actually quite easy, and it can fit into the regular routine of the career goals that most professionals have.
Think about your goals for earning PDUs: If you are a Project Manager you have many responsibilities that require varied skills, much similar to the skills of a Business Manager or a General Manager. In fact, many project managers aspire to become Business Managers or General Managers some day. So, the first step toward incorporating PDUs into the normal course of business is to determine your personal and professional objectives. What is missing from your knowledge base? Are you as comfortable with Accounting, Finance and Six Sigma aspects of your work as you are with the routine Project Management processes? Are you able to follow a high-level conversation with your company’s executives during your quarterly Project Reviews?
The purpose of PDUs is to keep PMPs engaged and growing professionally. Our objective in identifying and selecting the PDU courses offered on this web site is to help Project Managers prepare for the set of skills that they will need during their career. The only call for action for you is to assess your needs and map them to your personal and career goals, while earning the required PDUs.
|Our online training courses offer great quality at reasonable prices. The average market price per PDU for good quality courses ranges between $20-$80. We offer PDU courses that not only exceed your quality expectations, but cost an average of $15 per PDU. Here's a comparison with other products available in the market. This table does not include lower quality PDU courses (with no video/audio interactivity) that can be found on the internet:
|Institution||PDU Course (Example)||Course Type||PDUs Earned||Course Price(USD)||Price per PDU|
|Springhouse Consulting||Project Management for IT||3-Day Bootcamp||18||$1485||$83|
|Off-Peak Training||Risk Management||2-Day Bootcamp||14||$1100||$79|
|Cheetah Learning||Risk Management||Online Training||40||$2870||$72|
|Bay 3000||MS Project 2007||1-Day Bootcamp||7||$395||$56|
|RMC Project Management||Business Analysis Fundamentals||Online Live||18||$999||$55|
|MindEdge Online||Project Management for IT||Online Training||25||$499||$20|
|PMTI||MS Project 2007||Online Training||16||$299||$19|
|PDU-Courses.com||Risk Management||Online Training||3||$45||$15|
|PDU-Courses.com||MS Project 2010||Online Training||9||$135||$15|
|PDU-Courses.com||IT Project Management Essentials||Online Training||6||$90||$15|
As a Project Management Professional (PMP) there are certain skills that you need in order to advance your career. Learning those skills through shrink-wrapped dry books and manuals is neither easy nor fast. Our online PDU courses help you learn any topic in management or business quickly and conveniently. Just decide what topic you want to learn, and our online PDU classes will take you through a series of interesting and video-based trainings.
We deliver highly interactive online PDU trainings, with graphic-based videos, and sophisticated tracking and grading capabilities built right in. Let our PDU e-learning platform help you save time, while controlling when and where you learn. You can learn at your own pace, stop, rewind, and replay segments as often as you need to. You can take the training from the comfort of your home or at your hotel room with a computer and an internet connection.
Complete any of the PDU courses from our library, then download your Certificate of Completion. This internationally recognized certificate is provided by Skillsoft Corporation which is a Registered Education Provider (REP) of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and a pioneer in the field of eLearning with a long history of innovation. We will also guide on how to submit your PDUs to the PMI and how to renew your certification in no time.
Our online PDU courses have been designed to be played online through your web browser and do not require that any special uncommon software be installed on your computer to play the course. A high-speed internet connection provides a better performance. Our training platform (Skillport) is designed for the individual user, and offers access to relevant learning tools within a vast library, which is accessed by more than thirteen million end users worldwide. In the Progress area, you can monitor your progress and view the transcripts of your learning activities. Learn More !
All our PDU courses have been created by Registered Education Providers (R.E.P) of the PMI.
An R.E.P. is an organization approved by PMI to issue Professional Development Units (PDUs) for its training courses. Courses offered by PMI Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s) are preapproved to fulfill the continuing certification requirements (CCR) for PMI credentials. The R.E.P. program was designed to enhance the ongoing professional development of those credentialed through PMI and others in the project management profession.
Earn 14 PDUs but also get prepared for becoming a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) by taking MCTS Exam 70-187 Microsoft Project 2010, Managing Projects. You learn to build schedules, communicate effectively with everyone involved, chart your progress, and keep track of budget and project materials. This course will show you how to use this complex tool to save time and maximize your projects’ success. If you are preparing for the MCTS Exam 70-187 this course also offers a TestPrep feature to test your knowledge. Learn More !
If you hold a PMI Certification and if you’re falling further and further behind getting your required Professional Development Units (PDU) then you’ve come to the right place. We are proud to offer many business courses that provide credits for your PMI certification renewal. Choose the topic that will help you the most at this stage of your career, take our online course and exam, and complete your recertification process for your 3-year cycle. Learn More !
We guarantee that you will receive full PDU credit from the PMI for all our courses, or your money back.
Our training courses are created by a Registered Education Provider (REP) of the PMI. No one has ever reported having even a single PDU from our online courses rejected by the PMI. All you need to do is to choose what you want to learn, what will help you the most right now. Then just take the course and keep your documentation in case of audit.
We offer several courses covering special topics such as the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) exam, The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). Our online courses will ensure that you are well prepared to attend these exams, and they will provide you with the confidence to pass with a high likelihood of success. Check this 3-min sample training: Watch Demo !