Product Manager Interview Preparation is a beginner-level, cost-free course on identifying which skills you need to have to be a successful Product Manager, and the best way to highlight these skills to impress hiring managers. It also provides an opportunity to glimpse at what Product Managers do on a daily basis.
The starter-level course is ideal for applicants who are looking to enhance their abilities to impress hiring managers in a Product Management interview position.
The program consists of product managers teaching you how to best answer technical questions, provide product strategies, and demonstrate your competencies and technical skills.
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This course can be considered supplementary coursework after Co.Lab’s Product Management track. While Co.Lab’s PM track is for beginners looking to get solid theoretical and practical foundations, this course is for aspiring Product Managers who are looking to learn how to answer Product Management interview questions.
Co.Lab focuses on providing you with real-work, cross-functional experience by building an MVP with developers, designer, and an industry mentor, whereas this course is providing general tips on how to approach product interviews.
This course is free! Although you’d have to register to Udacity and you won’t get any certificate after completing it. Compared to Co.Lab, its Product Sprint is $500 and Product Bootcamp is $3500. That being said, a direct price comparison is not apples to oranges factoring in that these are providing fundamentally different offerings to separate audiences.
Co.Lab is meant for new product learners so Sprint and Bootcamp are longer at 4 weeks and 8 weeks respectively. This course is for aspiring product managers divided into four lessons that you can complete in under 1 day.
This course does not give you any certificate of completion. Co.Lab does, but you also get a student portfolio at the end in the form of a working MVP.
However, our focus at Co.Lab is to help learners gain confidence, credibility and tangible experience, beyond just the certificate. Portfolios with Co.Lab are just the end result - the work involves speaking to real users, doing market research, and potentially working with a team to build out a real MVP.
Additionally, Co.Lab portfolio are hosted publicly for you to share with recruiters, hiring managers and supporters. You can check out other student portfolios here.
Co.Lab’s programs are unique in that we focus on helping you stand out from the crowd, by building your personal brand and community online.
Furthermore, Co.Lab's Sprint and Bootcamp programs also have a robust Build in Public program, where you get to share your wins and learnings to your professional network - ensuring you remain visible to recruiters and hiring managers.
Lastly, both program grants you entry to an exclusive Discord community of tech professionals where you can get advice, networking opportunities, and referrals.
Co.Lab also has weekly mentor check-ins to ensure that you're guided appropriately by industry professionals. In fact, your spec in the Sprint & Bootcamp programs will be personally given feedback on by your mentors. It will also be published on Co.Lab's website and posted in Co.Lab's social accounts.
There will also be an end-of-cohort celebration where top students get to present their product idea to the public.
In this course, you will learn how to navigate product interviews in four lessons. The first lesson is taught by established Product Managers and will provide assorted pieces of advice from what the PM role is, the expectations of being one, to how to excel in this role. The second and third lessons focus on Strategy and Technical questions respectively. In the last lesson, you will hear from seasoned Product Managers and how their day-to-day experiences look like, as well as the challenges they face and their motivation.
Whereas in Co.Lab, you will learn about the fundamental concepts an entry-level Product Manager should know. You will have the chance to apply your learnings, build your own spec, get a certificate of completion, and build an MVP with a cross-functional team in an agile environment.
This course is self-led and you have to go through the content on your own. There are four lessons so it’s suggested you study them at your own pace and ensure that you have the self-motivation to complete it. What’s great about this though is that it’s free and if you’re someone who wants to learn product interview works but in a tight budget, then this is a great option for you.
With Co.Lab's Product Management Sprint and Bootcamp program, you are in a cohort-based model with built-in accountability. You go through the program with other learners. You get to share your learnings, compare and contrast ideas, and provide you with real people who can be your sounding boards.
Lastly, you decide as a team what kind of tools to use, when to meet (although there are designated check-in dates), and be generally in-charge of how to manage and lead a development team. If you are someone who thrives in a structured environment, then Co.Lab will be a great fit.
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