Professional Certificate

Fundamentals of Project Management

Project management skills are in demand and hard to find. Whether you’re looking to grow your existing career or take it in a new direction, you may benefit from sharpening these critical job skills.

To help familiarize yourself with the essential techniques used to keep projects, people and resources on task, on budget and on time, eRasmussen has created the Fundamentals of Project Management Professional Certificate, a non-degree, non-credit training course. 1

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Be Prepared with Project Management Skills

A well-thought out project management strategy is one of the most effective methods of delivering products or projects within budget, on schedule and effectively utilizing valuable resources, both human and capital. The eRasmussen Fundamentals of Project Management Professional Certificate gives you the skills to ensure your projects are completed on time and on budget for your team or company. You will gain a working knowledge of the basics of project management and be able to immediately use that knowledge to effectively manage work projects.

Upon completion, you will have an understanding of project management strategy and how to direct project scope, create a project plan and project budget, define and allocate resources and identify and manage risks.


Evolve your career

Develop skills for implementing projects while remaining in scope and on schedule with a modest investment of time and money.

Hone your organizational skills

Learn project structure, forecasting and scheduling. Explore resource management and the methods used to manage staffing, influencers, stakeholders and procurement.

Increase your effectiveness

Keep projects, resources and team members on task by examining the roles of project integration such as time, cost and quality.

Update your resume

Showcase your new in-demand skill set valued by employers. Project management is in high demand across industries. In 2017, there were over 1.4 million job postings requesting project management skills. 2

Program Elements

What you will learn


    Fundamentals of Project Management

    • Lifecycle of a Project

      Project management processes, scope and lifecycle.

    • Methods for Project Management

      Influencers and methods utilized for staffing, managing and executing projects.

    • Managing Resources

      Communication, human resources, capital resources, procurement and stakeholder management.

    • Workstream Influencers

      The concepts of work breakdown structure: coding, forecasting and scheduling.

    • Project Breakdown and Planning

      Evaluation of the concepts of work breakdown structure, coding, forecasting and scheduling.

    • Handling Project Risk

      Approaches to project risk management and techniques used to assess and control project risks.

A project manager sits with her team to discuss project scope.
Keep projects, resources and team members on task and on budget.

One Course

Completing this course will qualify you for the Professional Certificate. Both badge and the certificate can be shared on your resume or LinkedIn® 5 to show your proficiency.

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Why Rasmussen

Affordable and convenient

Engaging content using videos, images and interactive elements emphasize skill mastery; not just theory. Earning a Professional Certificate means quickly realizing the benefits of your new proficiencies with validated skill competencies to showcase on your resume.

  • Career training that’s easy to manage

    • Only $195 for this single-course Professional Certificate
    • Free trial gives up to seven days to request a refund
    • Cloud-based and available on your time
    • Six to eight hours is the average completion time per training 3
    • Easily digestible content units (45–90 minutes), including video, images and interactive elements that keep you engaged
    • Saves progress in real time, allowing you to stop and complete later

1 course

$195 per course

7-day risk-free trial 4

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  • About Enrollment

    About Enrollment

    • When can I register?

      Registration and enrollment are on demand and always available.

    • After enrolling, when will I receive additional program details?

      After payment is processed, it may take a few minutes, but the course will become available on your dashboard. At this time, all coursework will be available to you.

    • Is Financial Aid available?

      No, Financial Aid is not available for Professional Certificates. Some employers, however, reimburse students for professional development. Check with your human resources or professional development team to see if you qualify.

    • What is the refund policy?

      Each course has a free trial of up to seven days after payment. In seven days or fewer, a refund can be requested. No refund is available after eight days or more.

    • Who can enroll?

      eRasmussen Professional Certificate courses are available to individuals seeking professional development in the United States except California.

  • About Access

    About Access

    • How long will I have access to this online course?

      You will have access to each course in which you’re registered for 90 days after the payment date.

    • How long does the program take to complete?

      Individual courses are estimated to take about four to six hours to complete.

    • Are extensions granted if requested?

      No. Sufficient time to complete coursework has been built into each course of the Professional Certificate. If a course is not finished and a learner wants to re-enroll to complete it, they will have to purchase the course again and restart from the beginning.

    • What are the technical requirements to access online courses?

      A fully functional PC or Mac computer capable of running a Windows virtual machine is required. ChromeBooks, Android devices, tablets and mobile phones are not recommended. An internet downstream connection speed of 2 Mbps or higher is strongly recommended.

      The following web browsers are formally supported and tested:

      • With PCs running Windows OS:

        • Firefox
        • Microsoft Edge
        • Google Chrome
      • With Macs running OS X:

        • Google Chrome
        • Firefox
    • Can course materials be downloaded to save for later use?

      The materials used in this course—including video lessons, quizzes and tests—are copyrighted. They are intended for individual use by registered learner. Unauthorized or illegal use, or attempted unauthorized or illegal use, of these materials may result in a suspension and/or cancellation of the user’s account.

  • About Courses

    About Courses

    • Do courses or Professional Certificates qualify as credits toward a degree?

      No. These are non-credit, non-degree resources intended for professional development. Although courses apply toward Professional Certificates, neither the courses nor the Certificates transfer toward a degree.

    • Do courses or Professional Certificates qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEU)?

      No. These are intended for individual professional development, but do not qualify for CEUs.

    • How many courses are there for the Fundamentals of Project Management Professional Certificate?

      There is one total course for the Fundamentals of Project Management Professional Certificate.

    • Are there prerequisites for this Certificate?

      No, there are no prerequisites for any courses toward Professional Certificates.

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  1. The content and professional certificates offered under eRasmussen are different from the academic programs offered by Rasmussen College. Professional certificates are intended for the purposes of professional development and training and are not intended to prepare individuals for entry-level employment. They are non-credit, non-accredited, non-licensed and are not intended to transfer to any institution of higher education.

  2. Source: Labor Insight Jobs (Burning Glass Technologies)

  3. Students must complete all work in the assessment within 90 days.

  4. A refund totaling the amount paid for an individual course will be issued to any participant who requests cancellation within 7 calendar days of starting a course. No badge or certificate will be issued for courses where a participant requests a refund, even if the work was completed prior to the 7-day trial timeframe. Payments are made via PayPal and refunds will be issued via PayPal.

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