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Class Central—a search engine and review site for massive open online courses (MOOCs)—has named a University of Maryland Project Management Center for Excellence offering among their top 10 MOOCs (out of ~3,400) for January 2019.  Agile Leadership Principles, the fourth course in our Agile Project Management Professional Certificate, earned the honor alongside MOOCs offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Harvard University; University of California, Berkeley; Princeton University; Yale University; University of Michigan; and others.

The response has been overwhelming since the September 2018 launch of the Agile Project Management Professional Certificate.  The first course of the five-part series, Applied Scrum for Project Management, has 14,525 enrolled learners worldwide (as of Jan 30, 2019) and has a five-star rating on Class Central which is the #1 search engine for free online courses.

Some of the feedback received to date for the Applied Scrum course is shown below, but you are encouraged to check out all the course reviews on Class Central.

All five courses of the Agile Project Management Professional Certificate are asynchronous which allows individual students to sign up and start the courses when they want and at their own pace.  Students from all sides of the project management community will also be able to collaborate with others registered in the program. The courses required to complete the Professional Certificate program are listed below.  For those looking for PDUs, you can earn 10 PDUs per course for a total of 50 PDUs for all five courses.

Each course is free for the first four (4) weeks and it takes approximately ten (10) hours to complete.  For a small fee, edX provides a Verified Certificate which provides proof for an employer, school or other institution that the course was successfully completed by the student.  To qualify for a Verified Certificate, participants complete all aspects of the courses which can include watching all videos, participating in discussion forms, and completing any required homework and exams with a passing grade.  The cost for a verified version of each individual course in the Agile Project Management Professional Certificate program are $125 each or $562.50 for the entire series (a 10% discount and only $11.25 per PDU).

All the courses in the series are taught by A. James Clark School of Engineering alumnus John Johnson, who is now lecturer in UMD’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Project Management Center for Excellence teaching our newest course graduate course offering, Mastering Agile Project Management.

Posted by Kathy Frankle on January 30, 2019