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CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)

The CAPM® qualification is aimed at relatively new project managers and others involved in project management who seek professional accreditation or an initial understanding of the PMBOK® Guide approach to project management.

This course provides the 23 hours training required as a prerequisite for the CAPM® exam.

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Learning Objectives

Delegates will learn how to

    * Manage projects according to the PMBOK® Guide approach
    * Prepare for the CAPM® exam

Pre-Requisites

The CAPM is a valuable entry-level certification for project practitioners. Designed for those with little or no project experience, the CAPM® demonstrates your understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of effective project management.


To apply for the CAPM, you will need to have a secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent) and 23hours of project management training (provided by this course) before you sit for the exam.

Course Content

Course outline

Successful Project Ingredients
This session considers the nature of success, the barriers to achieving it and the ingredients required to overcome these.

The PMBOK®GUIDE Framework
This session provides an introduction to PMBOK® Guide approach, the nine knowledge areas and the five process groups. Exploration of the contents of Chapters 1 to 3 of the PMBOK® Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.

Project Integration Management
An overview of the Knowledge Area, processes, key deliverables and techniques. Exploration of the contents of Chapter 4 of the PMBOK® Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.

Project Scope Management
An overview of the Knowledge Area, processes, key deliverables and techniques. Exploration of the contents of Chapter 5 of the PMBOK® Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge

Project Time Management
An overview of the Knowledge Area, processes, key deliverables and techniques. Exploration of the contents of Chapter 6 of the PMBOK® Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge

Critical Path Analysis and Scheduling
Types of network diagram. Differences between arrow diagrams and precedence diagrams. Constructing a precedence diagram. In-class exercise. Case study. Scheduling. Levelling and compression.

Project Cost Management
Overview of the Knowledge Area. Processes, key deliverables and techniques. Cost Budgeting and management. Earned Value Management. Sample EVA questions. Exploration of the contents of Chapter 7 of the PMBOK® Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge

Project Quality Management
An overview of the Knowledge Area, processes, key deliverables and techniques. Exploration of the contents of Chapter 8 of the PMBOK® Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge

Project Human Resource Management
An overview of the Knowledge Area, processes, key deliverables and techniques. Leadership versus management. Negotiating skills. The project start-up meeting and Tuckman’s model. Motivation theories. Exploration of the contents of Chapter 9 of the PMBOK® Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge

Project Communications Management
An overview of the Knowledge Area, processes, key deliverables and techniques. Exploration of the contents of Chapter 10of the PMBOK® Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.

Project Risk Management
An overview of the Knowledge Area, processes, key deliverables and techniques. Exploration of the contents of Chapter 11 of the PMBOK® Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.

Project Procurement Management
This session looks at this PMBOK® Guide knowledge area and the associated processes. It covers the types of contract in common use and the benefits and concerns associated with these. Exploration of the contents of Chapter 11 of the PMBOK® Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.

Mock Exam
In addition to the 150 questions provided during the course a 100-question mock exam is provided.
Examinations

The CAPM® exam is normally taken on-line and will need to be arranged directly with the PMI® (www.pmi.org).

Exams & Certification

Mock Exam
In addition to the 150 questions provided during the course a 100-question mock exam is provided.
Examinations

The CAPM® exam is normally taken on-line and will need to be arranged directly with the PMI® (www.pmi.org).

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