Professional Focus + Google Project Management Certificate

Description and Outcomes

Developed in partnership with Google, the Professional Focus + Google Project Management Certificate program is a unique opportunity for you to earn the Google Project Management Career Certificate with the advantage of Purdue Global faculty and support and earn a Purdue Global micro-credential in a focus area at the same time.

In this program you will learn the basics of project fundamentals, project initiation, project planning, project execution and closing, Agile, and Scrum methodologies. These skills, combined with the knowledge gained from the chosen micro-credential, will allow you to apply your project management skills to a specific industry.

Qualified credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate program may be transferable to certain Purdue Global degree programs.

Micro-credential

In addition to the core Google Project Management Career Certificate courses, you will choose from select micro-credentials to allow you to personalize your program to your individual career interests. A micro-credential is a course or grouping of courses that represents a focused skill or area of knowledge.

Program Length 

The Professional Focus + Google Project Management Certificate program consists of a minimum of 46 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate.

Program Outcomes  

  1. Project Fundamentals: Explore project management methodologies. 
  2. Project Methodologies: Analyze the most effective methodology to ensure project success. 
  3. Project Planning: Examine the project planning phase and its building blocks. 
  4. Project Execution: Discuss processes to assess and control changes during project execution.  
  5. Agile and Scrum: Explore Agile principles and the Scrum framework. 
  6. Application: Apply project management, Agile, and Scrum concepts to a chosen professional focus. 

General Education Literacies and Professional Competencies

In addition to the discipline-specific outcomes, general education literacies and professional competencies are integrated throughout your academic program. You can review the general education literacies and professional competencies associated with your academic program in the General Education and Professional Competency Requirements section of this Catalog.

Program Availability

For program availability, please refer to the U.S. State and Other Approvals section and Program Availability Information.

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Admissions Requirements

Upon enrollment in the Professional Focus + Google Project Management Certificate, you are required to select a micro-credential.

If you have completed the Google Project Management Career Certificate and provide evidence of such to the Office of the Registrar prior to the first day of your first term, you will receive credit for MT245 Project Fundamentals and Project Initiation, MT246 Project Planning and Project Execution, and MT247 Agile and Scrum Methodologies

If you have not fully completed the Google Project Management Career Certificate, you will take MT245 Project Fundamentals and Project Initiation, MT246 Project Planning and Project Execution, and MT247 Agile and Scrum Methodologies as part of your program. By enrolling in this program to take these courses, you consent to allow Purdue Global to share such information about you as will permit Google to consider and award this certificate. 

Progression Requirements

The MT245 Project Fundamentals and Project Initiation, MT246 Project Planning and Project Execution, and MT247 Agile and Scrum Methodologies course series must be taken in sequence. 

Purdue Global will notify Google once you successfully complete the MT245 Project Fundamentals and Project Initiation, MT246 Project Planning and Project Execution, and MT247 Agile and Scrum Methodologies course series, whereupon Google will consider the award of their Google Project Management Career Certificate. The Google Project Management Career Certificate, if awarded, will be issued directly by Google.

You may not use transfer credit to replace the Project Management in Action course. This requirement must be completed at Purdue Global.

Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams

Certain state certification and licensure boards have specific educational requirements for programs to lead to a license or nongovernmental certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation.

Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. If certain licensed occupations, vocations, or professions are not explicitly listed, Purdue Global has not reviewed the licensure or certification requirements of those occupations, vocations, or professions, nor intended the program to meet such requirements. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Information to determine enrollment eligibility.

You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.