Earn PDUs with online courses

Online courses are one of the best ways to earn Education PDUs on topics that can be of both personal and professional interest.

It’s important to use PMI approved courses however, which is why I recommend:

These websites offer courses on a range of topics such as project management, leadership, agile best practices and product development.

You can earn anywhere from 1 to 40 PDUs from the online courses listed below. A full list of online resources can be found on the Resources page.

Coursera

Coursera provides access to courses and certificates from universities around the world – all online. Some of them also allow you to earn PDUs – review the list below.

Coursera - Testing with Agile

Testing with Agile

Coursera

This course covers how to test ideas and usability, as well as software. PDUs listed apply to PMP, PgMP, PMI-ACP certifications only.

Technical: 15 PDUs Leadership: 3 PDUs Strategic: 2 PDUs Effort: Low Time: High Cost: Low

Coursera - Running Product Design Sprints

Running Product Design Sprints

Coursera

Learn how to uncover new product insights by conducting design sprints. PDUs listed apply to PMP, PgMP, PMI-ACP certifications only.

Technical: 15 PDUs Leadership: 5 PDUs Strategic: 5 PDUs Effort: Medium Time: High Cost: Low

Coursera - Agile Development in Practice

Agile Development in Practice

Coursera

A project-focused course where you gain practical experience applying agile design principles to your own product idea. PDUs listed apply to PMP, PgMP, PMI-ACP certifications only.

Technical: 20 PDUs Leadership: 10 PDUs Strategic: 10 PDUs Effort: High Time: High Cost: Low

Agile Meets Design Thinking

Coursera

Learn how to combine user-focused, design thinking best practices with iterative agile methodologies. PDUs listed apply to PMP, PgMP, PMI-ACP certifications only.

Technical: 15 PDUs Leadership: 5 PDUs Strategic: 5 PDUs Effort: Low Time: High Cost: Low


LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

Lynda.com was a well-known resource for online courses and certificates in technology, business, creative and software development fields. They were recently purchased by LinkedIn and are still providing numerous courses that allow you to earn PDUs.

For more information on pricing and how to maximize LinkedIn Learning for earning PDUs, visit the Resources page.

Lynda.com - Managing for Results

Managing for Results

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

Learn how to become a high-performing manager.

Leadership: 1.25 PDUs Effort: Low Time: Low Cost: Low

LinkedIn Learning - Agile at Work: Building Your Agile Team

Agile at Work: Building Your Agile Team

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

Tips and pitfalls to avoid when building a team with an agile mindset.

Technical: 1 PDU Effort: Low Time: Low Cost: Low

Lynda.com - Employer Branding on Linkedin

Employer Branding on LinkedIn

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

Learn how to leverage LinkedIn for personal and company branding.

Strategic: 1.25 PDUs Effort: Low Time: Low Cost: Low

LinkedIn Learning - Project Management Iterative Methods

Project Management: Iterative Methods

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

Learn agile tools and techniques to manage a project’s life cycle.

Technical: 1.25 PDUs Effort: Low Time: Low Cost: Low

LinkedIn Learning - Leading Projects

Leading Productive One-on-One Meetings

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

Discover a simple framework for scheduling and conducting effective meetings.

Strategic: 1.25 PDUs Effort: Low Time: Low Cost: Low

LinkedIn Learning - Business Foundations

Business Foundations

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

Provides an overview of foundational concepts related to starting, funding and managing a business.

Strategic: 2.25 PDUs Effort: Low Time: Low Cost: Low

LinkedIn Learning - Scrum Advanced

Scrum: Advanced

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

Discover tips and techniques to maximize the effectiveness of scrum master and product owner roles.

Strategic: 1 PDU Effort: Low Time: Low Cost: Low

Learning Design Thinking: Lead Change in Your Organization

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

Learn how to adopt a user-focused method of collaboration within your organization.

Leadership: 2 PDUs Effort: Low Time: Low Cost: Low

LinkedIn Learning - Google Sheets Advanced

Google Sheets: Advanced Formulas and Functions

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

A practical course where you can learn intermediate and advance functions to use with Google Sheets.

Strategic: 3 PDUs Effort: Low Time: Low Cost: Low

LinkedIn Learning - Google 360 Overview

Google 360 Suite Overview

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

Provides an overview of Google Analytics 360, Tag Manager 360, Optimize 360 and other Google marketing tools.

Strategic: 1 PDU Effort: Low Time: Low Cost: Low

LinkedIn Learning - Working on a Cross-Functional Team

Working on a Cross-Functional Team

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

Learn how to overcome challenges and maximize the performance of cross-functional teams.

Leadership: 1 PDU Effort: Low Time: Low Cost: Low

LinkedIn Learning - Leading Projects

Leading Projects

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

Use the DIRECT project leadership framework to manage projects effectively.

Leadership: 2.25 PDUs Effort: Low Time: Low Cost: Low