Product Leader Certification (PLC)™

Product Leader Certification (PLC)™

Get your next Product Management promotion by enhancing your leadership skills and owning product strategy.
Product School Alum
“This Certification was crucial to my promotion at Microsoft.”
Nikhil Atkuri
Senior Product Manager
Microsoft
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Get your next Product promotion

Elevate your product management career forward by acquiring advanced product strategy skills, mastering team management, and making impactful, data-driven decisions with our Product Leader Certification (PLC)™.

Overview

What led you to success as a PM won't be enough to get you promoted. To climb the ladder and reach a leadership position, you must possess advanced product strategy skills, manage teams, oversee complex processes, coach others to drive those processes forward, and make data-driven decisions based on qualitative and quantitative analysis that drives impact. Seems daunting? These are table stakes in getting your next promotion—and we’ll help you get there!

Developed with top Silicon Valley Product Leaders, the Product Leader Certification (PLC)™ will help you navigate your next major career transition. We’ll provide you with the skills and coaching that you need to shine in your current role and accelerate your product career.

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We help you enhance your skills to advance in your Product Management career. Here’s how:

PMC Recognized-Instructors

Top Silicon Valley instructors

You’ll learn directly from proven Product Leaders from top Silicon Valley tech companies like Google, Meta, and Amazon leveraging their real world experiences, frameworks, and approaches to help you excel.

PMC One-to-one

More interactive instructor time

Our live online classes have an average of just 20 students (vs. 400+ in other PM programs). This ensures that you receive more interactive and personalized attention and coaching from our instructors (30 hours), and tailored feedback that is relevant to your specific needs to help you land your next Product promotion.

PMC Industry-wide credibility

Industry-wide credibility from hiring managers

We’ve helped thousands of PMs master product and land promotions at places like Meta, Google, and Microsoft. That’s why hiring managers from all industries recognize and value applicants with Product School certifications.

How it works

We’ll help you go from great Product Manager to exceptional Product Leader. Deepen your knowledge and expertise with practical frameworks, tools, and approaches that will help you land your next promotion.

PMC Immersive instructor-led sessions

1. Immersive instructor-led sessions

Our interactive, hands-on curriculum is taught by the very best in Product Management from top companies such as Google, Amazon, and AirBnb. Each session includes a practical, live lecture, real-world case studies, and interactive activities that go beyond theory and frameworks. You'll learn directly from experienced Product Leaders and interact with your instructor in a small class setting, allowing for personalized feedback and guidance. With our curriculum, you'll deepen your skills and position yourself for your next promotion.

PMC Build something real for your portfolio

2. Build something real for your portfolio

For your last session, you’ll apply everything you’ve learned for your final project, a product presentation demonstrating your new skills. You’ll be able to take these learnings and immediately leverage them back in your job and position yourself for your next Product promotion.

PMC Learn anytime with lifetime access to content and tools

3. Learn anytime with unlimited two-year access to content and tools

Our commitment to your success doesn't end with the course. Revisit certain concepts or refresh your skills, with on-demand access to all course materials and tools any time, from anywhere. In addition, we provide you with access to a range of real-world PM tools and templates, so you can hit the ground running on day one of your new job. We're here to support your learning journey, even after you've completed the course.

PMC Access a network of successful alumni

4. Access a network of successful alumni

With our Product Management Certification you’ll also become part of a thriving community of Product Managers. Our alumni network is made up of over 15,000 successful professionals who have gone on to work at top companies such as Google, Uber, and Meta. As a part of the Product School community, you’ll gain access to a wealth of industry connections and opportunities, build deep relationships with peers, and learn from their experiences. This community is critical in landing your first Product job and succeeding as you progress in your career.

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Taking both PMC and PLC helped me develop critical product skills to master my job and get a product promotion. The case studies and real examples shared by my instructor helped me put into practice the frameworks that I learned and drive impact in my work.

Paulina Mwangi
Sr Director of Product
Salesforce
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Product Leader Certification (PLC)™ curriculum

Here’s what’s covered:

Great PMs need to understand how to support a Product Strategy. But as you ascend the Product career ladder, you are responsible for owning that strategy, crafting it, and communicating it effectively. We’ll walk you through how to create a compelling Product Strategy, translate your product strategy into clear objectives that your teams can action upon, and manage a portfolio of Product work.

Great Product Leaders are excellent communicators and evangelists. As a Product Leader, you need to build and sustain a high performing team, influence and align cross-functionally to succeed, and communicate and drive strategy with your executive stakeholders. We’ll share best practices and frameworks to set you up for success as you build next-level leadership skills.

From owning and leading effective, engaging meetings to driving success at scale, you’ll learn and gain confidence in the advanced processes that you’ll be expected to own as a Product Leader. You’ll learn how to acquire (or create) the tools and software your team needs to execute, and become a mentor to your Product Team as they pursue the goals and initiatives that you have helped to create and define.

We’ll walk you through how to generate expert-level insights using qualitative and quantitative data. Product Managers analyze data. As you ascend in your product career, you decide what gets analyzed, and use this analysis to inform key strategic decisions that you will be involved in making. From connecting your Product Strategy to ROI and metrics to understanding financial modeling and unit economics, you'll learn how to master the business and analytical side of making products succeed.

Product Managers don't grow in their careers by default. Those who make it work hard and smart to deliberately make this transition. However, working efficiently and effectively is only part of this puzzle. Emerging Product Leaders also carefully position themselves with their managers to land that promotion and earn greater responsibility. We'll coach you on how to effectively set yourself up for success.

Tuition payment options

We have flexible options to get you on your way to your Product Management goals:

✓ Employer sponsorship. Convince your manager by using this template

✓ Interest-free installment plans

✓ Enroll three people or more and get a group discount. Learn more

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Frequently asked questions

Product School certifications are the gold standard in Product Management and are recognized across the industry. Since 2014, Product School has been at the cutting edge of Product Management education. Having certified thousands of Product Managers from around the world, we know exactly what it takes to succeed and grow in this highly competitive and ever changing industry. Hiring managers recognize that our alumni have been trained by the very best.

We know you’re busy, and we want this to work for you! That’s why we make scheduling your course as convenient as possible. Choose from our: 2-month, part-time course on weeknights or weekends, or fast-track your education with an intensive, 5-day, full-time course, for a total of 30 hours of training. Check out our upcoming PLC cohorts.

Our instructors are accomplished Product Leaders who work at some of the most prominent Silicon Valley companies, such as Google, Facebook, Netflix, Airbnb, PayPal, Uber, and Amazon. As experienced professionals who build digital products for millions of people every day, they know exactly what it takes to get hired as a Product Manager and succeed in the role once you have it.

At Product School, we believe in fostering a collaborative and personalized learning environment. That's why we keep our class sizes small, with an average of just 20 students per class. Unlike other Product Management courses, where you may be competing for the instructor's attention among dozens or even hundreds of students, we ensure that you'll receive individual attention and forge meaningful relationships with your instructor and peers. They’re also just big enough that you benefit from learning and networking alongside students with a broad range of professional backgrounds.

Our sessions are hands-on, immersive, and practical from the very first day. You’ll be using state-of-the-art PM tools, taking part in group exercises, discussing case studies, improving your resume, and practicing mock interviews. By the end of the course, you’ll know how to build software products from end to end, lead cross-functional teams, and land your first Product job.

All of Product School's courses are delivered live online. You'll be able to stream lectures in real-time, interact with your instructor, and collaborate with your peers from anywhere in the world, all from the comfort of your own home. We offer cohorts at various times to accommodate students from different time zones and locations around the world.

Yes! Our certification programs are designed to cater to individuals from diverse professional backgrounds and career aspirations. The Product Manager Certification (PMC)™ is for people from any professional background who have not yet worked in a PM role—you don’t have to be a coder or have a specific background! The Product Leader Certification (PLC)™ is specifically designed for product managers looking to advance in their careers and take on product leadership roles. The Product Marketing Manager Certification (PMMC)™ is designed for people from any professional background who want to get their first Product Marketing job.

Absolutely! We frequently customize training for companies looking to onboard new talent, upskill and align existing teams, and outpace the competition. In-person or online, we’ll work with you to design a unique experience that fits your company’s needs and schedule, no matter where you are in the world. Speak to our Enterprise team to learn more today.

Product management is a highly lucrative career path with one of the fastest-growing demand rates worldwide. According to Glassdoor.com, the average salary for Product Managers is US$138,000 per year. At Product School, we offer certification courses with tuition plans starting from just $154 per month. Schedule your free career consultation to explore which certification program and payment option aligns best with your career aspirations.

If you already know what certification you want to take and you’re ready to get started – enroll now! Or, if you have some questions and would like to chat with us, schedule your free career consultation at a time that suits you.

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