The best professional management certificate that you could do is the Google Project Management Certificate.

A highly qualified team of teachers (managers at Google)

This is the case mainly because the course itself is given by experienced management professionals in the technology space.

  1. Emilio, a Program Manager of Responsible Innovation
  2. JuAnne, a Senior Program Manager at the Cloud Security Program.
  3. Rowena, Senior Program Manager at Google Cloud.
  4. Elita, Senior Engineering Program Manager
  5. Sue, Technical Program Manager at Google Support Platform
  6. Dan, Program Manager at Google Research

Needless to say that this is a highly credible team.

The certificate is geared more towards technology

Although the courses will cover all the aspects of management there is a specific course about Agile given by the Sue. This is great for those working in technology.

There is a total of six courses:

  1. Foundations of Project Management
  2. Projection Initiation: Starting a Successful Project
  3. Project Planning: Putting it All Together
  4. Project Execution: Running the Project
  5. Agile Project Management
  6. Capstone: Applying Project Management in the Real World

This counts towards hours for PMP and CAPM

If you plan to do PMP (Project Management Institute Certification) then you will need at least 100 hours of project management education. Well lucky you, doing this professional certificate from Google will give you just that. This also apply to the Certified Associate in Project Management/CAPM in case you are interested in that.

You can learn at your own pace

This is all completely online. It consists of videos, quizzes and graded questions. But there is no time pressure in doing the certificate. This will give you the flexibility to make time for learning fit in your busy schedule. Or what I would suggest is to learn a course, start applying it in real life and then move to the next course.

The other motivational part for me was that actually it literally is at your own “pace”. You can speed up the videos (up to 2x) and speed run through the course. Whichever fits you best.

Would you like to know more?

You can register for the course at Google Project Management Certificate.