Product Manager Certification (PMC)™

Product Manager Certification (PMC)™

Land your first Product Management job by building the skills you need to get hired and succeed.
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Land your dream Product Management job!

Launch Your Product Management Career and secure your first Product Management job and excel in your role by acquiring essential skills with our Product Manager Certification (PMC)™.

Overview

Breaking into Product Management is hard—excelling at the job is even harder. To succeed as a Product Manager, you need to be strategic, influence without authority, manage processes tactfully, and generate insights; each alone is challenging, but mastering them all? That’s why we’re here.

Designed and led by some of the most successful Product Managers out there, the Product Manager Certification (PMC) is here to give you the support you need to land a role as a Product Manager and succeed. With a small cohort, led by a top Silicon Valley PM, you will learn to build products end-to-end and get the hands-on experience you need to lead Product teams. Along the way, regular access to mentoring, resumé prep, and mock interviews will help you build your confidence and land your dream job.

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We help you get your first Product Management job and hit the ground running. 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 instructor time tailored to you

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 from our instructors (30 hours), and tailored feedback that is relevant to your specific needs as you master the art of product.

PMC Industry-wide credibility

Industry-wide recognition from hiring managers

We’ve helped thousands of aspiring PM land jobs at companies like Google and Microsoft. That’s why hiring managers from all industries recognize and value applicants with Product School certifications.

How it works

Everything you need to succeed as a Product Manager. From getting your first job to crushing it during your first 90 days (and beyond), the Product Manager Certification will set you up for success.

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 Netflix, Google, and Amazon. Each session includes practical, live lectures, 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 gain the practical skills you need to land a PM job and stand out once you're hired.

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 through a comprehensive final project. You’ll leverage your new skills to create a product from ideation to launch. This isn't just a class project – it's a tangible and compelling portfolio piece that you can share with future employers. By the end of the program, you'll have built something real and impressive that proves your ability to drive product success.

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 anytime, 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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This certification covers everything you need to know about Product Management to jumpstart and land your first PM job. It isn’t all theory, you get to apply everything you learn to your own project and the instructors provide feedback to help you improve.

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Product Manager
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Product Manager Certification (PMC)™ curriculum

Here’s what’s covered:

The first step in building amazing products is to gain deeper insight into the role of a Product Manager. Learn how digital products are built, what is expected of you as a PM, and how to excel in this rewarding (and well-compensated!) career.

Great PMs know how to get into the heads of their customers, to deeply understand their pain points and needs, and create loved and impactful product experiences. Learn how to create personas, use cases, and customer journeys that can be used to deliver user impact. Get hands-on experience navigating Product–Market Fit and leverage research with pro tools like Sprig and AB Tasty.

After understanding how great products work and what your customers need, you’ll gain the ‘soft’ skills to get your team and stakeholders aligned. Master the communication tools and strategy you need to succeed, including how to establish clear objectives, map out how to achieve them, and motivate people to come along for the ride.

Learn to create an inspiring User Experience (UX) with Figma, and collaborate effectively with UX designers and Software Engineers. Gain insight into how software is developed—and all the lingo that goes along with it. Then, learn to execute like a pro and drive development with a product roadmap.

Now that you’ve built your product, you’ll learn how to launch and market it with an effective Go to Market (GTM) plan. Using the latest product tools, we’ll show you how to identify insights from analytics with Mixpanel, analyze growth with Gainsight, and experiment with AB Tasty to ensure your product achieves and delivers the impact that your new organization depends on.

Winning over hiring managers can be a challenging task, but with your newly acquired skills, experience, and a brand new product portfolio, you're already ahead of the game. At Product School, we understand that effective communication skills are essential for success in Product Management. That's why we provide you with the tools and resources you need to confidently answer interview questions, deliver compelling product presentations, frame your resume for success, and ultimately land your first PM job. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the process, ensuring that you're well-equipped to win over any hiring manager with confidence and ease.

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

PMC Tuition options

Turbocharge your PM career and save

Become a Product Leader faster, and save 28%

Ready to take your career straight to the top? Get your first PM job with the Product Manager Certification (PMC), then position yourself for a rapid rise up the career ladder with the Product Leader Certification (PLC). Enroll in both certifications at once to save 28% while putting your foot down on the accelerator!

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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. We’ve certified over 15,000  Product Managers from around the world, so we know exactly what it takes to succeed 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, so making this fit in with your schedule is key! That’s why we have multiple course options that focus on making this 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 PMC 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 intimate number of 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, creating content to add directly to your portfolio, strengthening your resume, and practicing mock interviews. By the end of the sessions, you’ll have built deeper knowledge and skills in Product Management supported by a tool-kit of frameworks aligned to real-world examples to help you land your first product job or get your next promotion.

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 level up their product strategy skills to drive greater impact. 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 call 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.

Take the first step towards becoming a Product Manager!