Earn Project Management Institute PDUs with training from Smartsheet

by Brian Besand

The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a global organization for project managers, offering advocacy, collaboration, education, and research. The Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential from the PMI is considered the highest-level credential project managers can earn.

Based on A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), testing for this credential is widely considered one of the most difficult continuing education professional exams. The credential is valid for five years, and you can maintain it by providing 60 hours of professional development units (PDUs) every three years.

Smartsheet has a strong partnership with the PMI, and we are proud to share that Smartsheet training offers multiple ways to gain PDUs towards your PMP® recertification. Continue reading to learn how you can earn PDUs by successfully completing Smartsheet training and why you should sign up for the Smartsheet Product Certification Exam.

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Smartsheet customers can earn PDUs through guided, on-demand training on topics such as Smartsheet fundamentals, project management, and advanced functionality. In addition to earning PDUs, you can also become Smartsheet product certified to demonstrate your ability to architect and build complex solutions based on real business challenges and project requirements.

There is a cost for on-demand training, but it’s included in many subscription plans. Check with your system administrator and get your access code, or sign up through the website.


Become an Expert With Smartsheet Certification

Smartsheet Foundations (8 PDUs)

Course description: The Smartsheet Foundations course is designed to help you become proficient in using Smartsheet to manage all of your work. With a combination of video and hands-on exercises, you’ll learn the essentials and how to incorporate them into your day-to-day work. This course prepares you to take the Smartsheet Product Certification Exam.

Project Management Fundamentals (5.5 PDUs)

Course description: This course prepares customers to use the Smartsheet platform to assist with managing projects. Topics covered include creating a project plan, setting up automation, making the right choices to ensure scalability, creating an issue log, resource management, and how to collaborate effectively and efficiently. Relevant project management topics are also discussed.

Learn more about Smartsheet on-demand courses.

Instructor-Led Training

Dozens of Smartsheet customers attend a training course

If you prefer engaging with instructors and peers in real time, Smartsheet offers instructor-led training online and in cities across the United States. Instructor-led training offers the same insights around work management fundamentals and best practices in a dynamic classroom environment with practical, hands-on exercises.

Smartsheet 101 (8PDUs)

Course description: Designed for newer users, Smartsheet 101 provides a foundational understanding of the Smartsheet work execution platform. Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll be able to manage work and collaborate within Smartsheet to increase your efficiency and effectiveness.

Smartsheet 201 (12 PDUs)

Course description: Smartsheet 201 is designed for customers who have foundational knowledge and skills in Smartsheet, and wish to develop their team’s abilities in collaborative work management. Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll be able to lead your team to create solutions that increase efficiency and productivity.

Smartsheet 301 (12 PDUs)

Course description: For current and aspiring project managers, as well as anyone who is involved in projects or change management, we’ve created Smartsheet 301. This course is ideal for project managers, project coordinators, team leads, functional managers, program managers, and project team members. Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll be able to use Smartsheet to successfully initiate, execute, control, and close projects.

If you want to gain PDUs and continue to strengthen your Smartsheet skills, sign up for instructor-led training near you.


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Get Certified!

If you’ve already completed the training mentioned above, achieve even more and earn your Smartsheet Product Certification.

Certification establishes you as your team’s in-house Smartsheet expert, and it can open up paths to new opportunities as you advance your career. Smartsheet training is included as part of our on-demand training platform, or you can make a separate purchase of the exam at a discounted rate.