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Preparing for the CAPM certification

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Name Preparing for the CAPM certification
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Overview

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).

Using elements from QA’s ‘Performance Based Learning’ approach, 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's included with this course?

High quality courseware which includes ‘A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition’

Learning Objectives

  •   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

Pre-Requisites

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; the alternative pre-requisite being 1500 hours experience of projects, not necessarily in a leading role.

Course Content

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.

Process Groups

The PMI processes are organised into five Process Groups:

  •   Initiating
  •   Planning
  •   Executing
  •   Monitoring and Controlling
  •   Closing

The iterative implementation of these activities helps ensure that projects are delivered in a structured manner.

Knowledge Areas

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.

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How Attend from Anywhere works

Our ‘Attend from Anywhere’ courses allow you to access award-winning classroom training without leaving your home or office. We use WebEx web and video conferencing platform by Cisco. Before you book you should check to ensure you meet the WebEx system requirements and run a test meeting to ensure the software is compatible with your firewall settings (if it doesn’t work you should adjust your settings or contact your IT department about permitting the website).

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  • Up to three weeks before the start of the course we will send you Joining Instructions by email.
  • You should enter ‘My Virtual Account’ to update your address for courseware and book a pre-test with a member of the Virtual Learning Team, who will check everything works.
  • 15 minutes before the course begins you should launch the software, connect your audio and familiarise yourself with the interface and how the virtual interactions work.
  • The course will be split into multiple sessions, with short breaks in between so you can stay focused and refreshed.
  • Throughout the course the learning professional will use an electronic whiteboard, which will transmit all the notes directly to your screen.
  • You can ask the learning professional a question at any time, either by simply speaking aloud through your microphone or by clicking the virtual ‘raise-a-hand’ button on the interface.
  • Towards the end of the course there will be plenty of time for detailed Q&As with the learning professional, just as if you were physically in the classroom.
  • Following the course you will be asked to complete a course evaluation form, which will allow you to give detailed feedback on your experience and help us to make future improvements.
  • For four weeks after the course has finished you will have on-demand access to helpful videos on the subject matter, and we may send you useful emails reminding you of the ‘Key Learning Points’.

Benefits of Attend from Anywhere

Access to experts

Receive full support from our subject-matter experts for the duration of your course.

Convenient

Access your training from home, the office, or anywhere with internet access.

Cost-effective

Save money on training and expenses like transport, hotels, meals and childcare.

Quality

Our technology makes our online courses the same high quality as our classroom training.

Time-efficient

Reduce time out of the office and time spent travelling to and from training centres.

FAQ

What equipment do I need for an Attend from Anywhere course?

You will need an internet-connected computer and a USB headset with an in-built mic to interact with the trainer. Two monitors are recommended; one to stream the video from the classroom and the other to display the interactive interface.

How reliable are Attend from Anywhere courses?

We use leading Cisco technology and our classrooms are specifically optimised to improve sound quality for remote attendees. We also offer a pre-test so you can test everything is working before the course starts.

How are remote attendees made to fell included?

Our trainers are specially trained on how to interact with remote attendees and our technology allows them to take over remote PCs. Our remote labs ensure all participants can take part in hands-on class exercises wherever they are.

What makes Attend from Anywhere courses cost effective?

Our technology makes our Attend from Anywhere courses the same high-quality experience as our classroom training, so we do not price them differently. However, organisations and individuals do make significant financial savings by booking this type of course when associated costs (such as travel, expenses, hotels, food and childcare) are factored in.

How can I take the exam remotely?

You may be able to take your exam via one of our accredited remote live proctors. Where this is not possible you may be issued with an exam voucher or required to attend a classroom in order to take the exam. Please contact us for specific details in relation to your course.

If you are able to take your exam remotely you need to book it before the course begins  and switch on a webcam to enable invigilation and show photo ID (please note that exam slots are subject to availability with the live proctors and may not be available during the week of the exam. Exam slots are booked on a first come first served basis).

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Delegates are not provided with formal pre-reading before this course. PMI members can obtain a personal PDF copy of the PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition. Delegates would benefit from familiarising themselves with its content prior to attending the course.

The CAPM exam is not part of this course and delegates must arrange the exam directly with 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.

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