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Certified Product Manager™ Training Course

Certified Product Manager Exam Intensive Prep Training Course

$ 1,495.00

Become a Certified Product Manager: Stand out from the crowd and prove mastery of Product Management

This two-day in-person course consists of a day and a half of class time followed by the certification exam on the afternoon of the second day. It provides an intensive review of concepts to help students prepare to take the exam to earn the Association of International Product Marketing and Management (AIPMM) prestigious Certified Product Manager (CPM) credential.  It is appropriate for those who have extensive product management experience and/or have taken the 280 Group’s Optimal Product Management and Product Marketing three-day in-person course. Students review the key concepts and terminology used in the exam as well as strategy for answering the exam questions and a Q&A for anything else they want to review.

Become a Certified Product Manager

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of theoretical and practical product management concepts, principles and terminology
  • Establish additional credibility with your team and peers
  • Stand out from the crowd when looking for your next job opportunity

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Product Description

Make a commitment to becoming a better Product Manager by taking the intensive prep course and earning the Certified Product Manager (CPM) credential. It’s an investment that will pay off for the rest of your career.

The CPM certification crosses both industry and national barriers, making those holding the credential uniquely qualified to lead any product wherever it may be in its lifecycle.

This course helps attendees review the key concepts and terminology used in the Certified Product Manager exam. The instructor will discuss how to answer exam questions and lead a Q&A session of any content needing to be reviewed. After a day and a half of review, the certification exam will then be administered to the attendees.

Who should attend

The course is appropriate for those who have at least three years of product management experience and/or have taken the 280 Group’s Optimal Product Management three-day course.

Topics Covered:

  • What is Product Management
  • Product Lifecycle
  • Understanding Goods and Services
  • Product Decisions
  • Strategic Planning and Useful Tools
  • Marketing Mix
  • Product Positioning
  • Value Creation

About the Certified Product Manager (CPM) credential

CPM certification is based upon worldwide best practices determined by analysis of actual practitioners in the field, and continues to evolve with the profession. It indicates a comprehensive understanding of the functions responsible for championing new products throughout the product lifecycle, from idea through to end of life. CPM focuses on the functions that orchestrate internal activities and ensure the best possible outcome for the product.

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AIPMM Certified Product Manager

Becoming a CPM demonstrates that you understand both the strategic and the tactical functions of product management. AIPMM developed the Product Management Certification program to focus on best practices that breaks through industry barriers to set the standard with proven methods and processes. The CPM course will cultivate the core knowledge and skills that apply to any product at any time during any phase of the product lifecycle.

All attendees receive:

  • Intensive preparation course for Certified Product Manager Exam
  • Online Exam ($395 value included in the price and administered second half of day two)
  • Q&A session with sample questions and strategies for answering exam questions effectively
  • Printed copies of all materials

Additional costs:

  • AIPMM membership (required to take the exam): $125

How do I get a certificate of completion?

Upon completion of the course your instructor will provide your certificate of completion for the corresponding course. For examination courses, AIPMM will mail your certificate upon their completion of grading your exam. Be sure to provide the training coordinator the correct shipping address to ensure delivery.

How long are the classes?

The classes begin 8:30am to 5:30pm, unless otherwise noted.

Are meals included?

Not unless otherwise noted. There will be a break for lunch around noon and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

What is the typical participant dress at these classes?

Business casual, unless there is very bad weather, e.g. snow, and then you should dress appropriately.

What do I need to bring to the course?

You are encouraged to disconnect during the training. You will be supplied with the course books and handouts. You are welcome to take notes on the material directly or may bring your electronic devices to take notes.

What happens if I have a meeting scheduled during the class hours?

We ask that all cell phones and email be completely turned off during class and that students use the numerous breaks and lunch to take care of any business. If attendees need to leave class they are free to do so but we ask that they leave quietly and not disturb the class.

We highly recommend that attendees not do this for a number of reasons:

  • They may miss information that is critical for the certification exams
  • The instructor will not spend class time reviewing anything they miss, so if material is dependent upon something they have missed it may be difficult for them to understand it
  • Additionally, the certificates are delivered at the end of the course

Who is my trainer?

All of our courses are delivered by seasoned senior consultants that have many years of experience.

What is the cancellation policy?

  • Cancellations must be received in writing.
  • Cancellations received less than 10 business days before the first day of training will be charged 50% of the training cost.
  • Cancellations received less than 5 business days before the first day of training will be charged 100% of the training cost.
  • Transfers will be allowed. The 280 Group must receive the notice in writing from the initial class registrant with the name of individual who is receiving the transfer.
  • The 280 Group reserves the right to cancel the training with 10 business days’ notice. In this case all fees paid will be fully refunded. The 280 Group will not be responsible for any other expenses incurred by attendees, such as non-cancelable airline or hotel fees, etc.