This highly interactive three day course explains how projects can be managed using the Process Groups and Knowledge Areas that have been defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. It is suitable for anyone who requires a working knowledge of globally recognized best practice in project management, particularly those working towards the Certified Associate in Project Management certification (CAPM).
We help you to not only know the PMI framework, but also apply and tailor it for your projects. The course has been designed by award winning instructional designers to ensure that it provides an interactive and engaging introduction to the PMI approach. Our expert trainers explain the framework through a wide range of individual and group exercises, case-study application, learning ‘games’ and practice exam questions.
What Can a CAPM Credential Do for You?
The Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) is a globally recognized credential that opens the door to opportunities at every stage of your career in the field of project management.
The CAPM certification is an essential first step in building a career as a project manager. It can also aid you in pursuing many of our major certifications including the gold standard PM certification, the Project Management Professional (PMP).
This course has been specifically designed for preparation for the CAPM certification exam. The skills and knowledge you gain in this course will help you avoid making costly mistakes and increase your competitive edge in the project management profession.
Your course includes 12 months membership to the PMI and a CAPM exam voucher. Your membership includes a digital copy of ‘A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition’ which will be used on your course. Please redeem this membership and have your copy of the PMBOK ready for the start of your course.
Please make sure you have the PMBOK Guide SIXTH edition.
No formal prerequisites exist for this course although some prior exposure to project-related work would be useful. The full list of prerequisites for undertaking the CAPM exam and the application process can be found at www.pmi.org. Delegates who apply for the exam after attending the course can use this event in order to meet the PMI's requirement for 23 hours of formal project management training before being accepted to sit the exam.
You are not provided with formal pre-reading before this course, yet please make sure you have your digital copy of the PMBOK SIXTH edition ready for the start of your course.
This course is designed for individuals who are new to project management or are working as part of a project team.
To be eligible to sit the CAPM exam, you must meet the following CAPM requirements:
- Have a secondary degree, such as a high school diploma, GED (general educational development), or global equivalent
- Have at least 23 contact hours of project management education completed before the exam
It is your own responsibility to ensure you meet one of the above requirements.
- Define the role of the project manager
- List the key initiating activities that help determine whether to start and/or continue with a project
- Create a detailed plan for the project which will include scope, schedule and cost baselines as well as the management strategies for the project
- Describe the purpose of quality planning, assurance and control
- Identify, analyse and manage project risks
- Explain a number of reporting and control techniques that can be used to help execute the project
- Describe the interpersonal skills that will help engage and manage the team and other stakeholders
- List the key activities that will bring the project to an orderly close
- Explain the trends and emerging practices within project management
- Identify the tailoring considerations when applying PMI’s framework, including its application within adaptive and agile environments
Specific course content will include:
Project Management Framework
- A generic introduction to project management and the overall structure of the PMBOK Guide. The benefits of adopting a formal project management approach will also be outlined.
The PMI processes are organised into five Process Groups:
- Monitoring and Controlling
The iterative implementation of these activities helps ensure that projects are delivered in a structured manner.
PMI processes are further arranged across 10 Knowledge Areas and the course is structured around each of these areas:
- Integration Management
- Scope Management
- Schedule Management
- Cost Management
- Quality Management
- Resource Management
- Communications Management
- Risk Management
- Procurement Management
- Stakeholder Management
Throughout the course, delegates will participate in Q&A sessions that will help consolidate the learning and ensure adequate preparation for the subsequent examination.
You will receive a CAPM voucher to redeem. Your CAPM exam is not part of your course and you must apply arrange your exam directly with the PMI.
The exam will take place at a designated test centre or can be arranged via an online proctored examination.
Full details of the 150-question, three hours, online examination and the application process can be found at www.pmi.org.
PMI®, PMBOK® and CAPM® are all marks of Project Management Institute, Inc.
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