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Certification Prep Efficiency Calculator

Increased productivity is a key component to proving the ROI of learning, helping you make the business case.

As more people turn to key certifications to signal skill proficiency, certification exam preparation is critical. However, it’s often a costly time and monetary investment. Udemy’s on-demand certification prep courses can significantly improve the investment required, especially when compared to traditional instructor-led certification programs.

See the difference yourself with our calculator below.

Certification

of interest

Number of employees

to certify
According to Gartner research, 5% of total employees are IT. For default, we assumed a 500-employee SMB company. Adjust this field based on your firm statistics.

Hours required to complete the program

per employee
Default shown is based on the average hours invested for the prep program (excluding exam costs). Enter your own value if your cost differs or to see results for another certification program.

Cost of certification program

per employee
Default shown is based on average cost for the prep program (excluding exam costs). Enter your own value if your cost differs or to see results for another certification program.

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Productivity results

Hours gained

for your team

Hours gained

per employee

Additional cost savings

for your team

Based on your inputs, you won’t gain hours of productivity by using Udemy for Business. However, this calculator is conservative and does not account for other benefits of an on-demand learning program, such as travel/logistics time saved and elimination of wait time. Request a free demo and let us show you how we can help you save.

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Methodology

  • Productive hours gained = hours required for an ILT program - (hours spent learning via Udemy for Business + practice test hours)
  • $ saved = ($ spent on an ILT program - per-seat Udemy for Business licence cost) * # of employees
  • In calculating certification preparation costs through Udemy for Business, we make the conservative assumption that you purchase a Udemy for Business license solely for the purpose of one certification. For the calculation of preparation time, we multiple Udemy for Business course length by 1.3x to account for practice time.
  • Travel cost/time is not included. To understand cost savings like this, please see our Training Cost Savings calculator.

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Methodology

  • Productive hours gained = hours required for an ILT program - (hours spent learning via Udemy for Business + practice test hours)
  • $ saved = ($ spent on an ILT program - per-seat Udemy for Business licence cost) * # of employees
  • In calculating certification preparation costs through Udemy for Business, we make the conservative assumption that you purchase a Udemy for Business license solely for the purpose of one certification. For the calculation of preparation time, we multiple Udemy for Business course length by 1.3x to account for practice time.
  • Travel cost/time is not included. To understand cost savings like this, please see our Training Cost Savings calculator.