Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

 

Introduction

 

Project Management is a combination of science and art. The Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge, widely known as the PMBOK and which is developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI) became the ultimate standard for Project Management. It provides a number of best practices in project management that can be used by most projects, most of the times. And which proved over the years that when combined with the right personal skills, it enhances the chances of projects success tremendously.

 

Considered an essential step for project team members, the CAPM credential can benefit a wide range of individuals who want to demonstrate a comprehensive and consistent understanding of the application of their work. By gaining knowledge of project management processes and terminology, project team members can enhance their contributions to the team’s success.

 

What Is PMI?

 

Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world’s leading not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession, with more than 600,000 members and credential holders in more than 185 countries.

 

PMI advances the project management profession through globally recognized standards and certifications, collaborative communities, an extensive research program, and professional development opportunities.

 

PMI's worldwide advocacy makes it the global thought leader in this strategic organizational competency.

 

Certification

 

The CAPM demonstrates a fundamental understanding of PMI's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), a global standard in project management principles recognized by many industries. The certification allows less experienced IT professionals to gain the recognition needed to earn progressive responsibility without having to wait years to qualify for the more advanced PMI certifications.

 

Program AIM

 

  • Prepare to pass the PMI® CAPM® exam while completing the required 23 contact hours/PDUs
  • Decipher PMBOK® Guide processes and knowledge areas
  • Identify significant steps of the project life cycle
  • Examine the PMBOK® Guide tools and techniques for exam success
  • Evaluate trainees exam preparedness and create a study plan

 

Program Objectives

 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Initiate a project
  • Define project scope
  • Develop schedule and cost performance baselines for a project
  • Plan project quality, staffing, and communications
  • Analyze project risks
  • Define project procurement requirements
  • Execute the project
  • Control the project
  • Close the project

 

Target Delegates

 

This course is targeting the following audience:

  • New project managers, project team members and those interested in project management best practices.
  • Participants should be aware of exam eligibility criteria established by the PMI®.

 

Qualifying to take the exam

 

Compared to the more advanced PMI certifications, an applicant can qualify to take this exam with far less experience. PMI requires applicants have a high school diploma and either 1,500 hours of project management experience or 23 hours of project management education. Once applicants meet these requirements, they can submit an online application and credential fees on the PMI website

 

Program Content

 

Exploring the PMBOK® Guide

 

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition)

  • Defining project management across project life cycle
  • Identifying the role of the project manager
  • Analyzing organizational influences on projects

 

Defining the knowledge areas and process groups

  • Outlining process groups and knowledge areas
  • Evaluating the standard for managing projects

 

Investigating Project Integration and Scope

 

Integrating the PMBOK® processes

  • Developing the project charter
  • Coordinating content of the project management plan
  • Performing project work
  • Controlling changes throughout the project

 

Defining and managing project scope

  • Defining and facilitating stakeholder requirements
  • Developing detailed project and product descriptions
  • Creating the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Validating the scope

 

Managing Schedule and Budget

 

Completing the project on time

 

  • Defining and sequencing activities
  • Estimating activity resources and durations
  • Determining and controlling the schedule

 

Planning and managing the project cost

  • Developing project budgets
  • Applying Earned Value Management (EVM) basics
  • Controlling costs

 

Addressing Project Quality

 

Quality planning

  • Identifying project quality standards and requirements
  • Determining project quality activities
  • Demonstrating compliance with quality approach

 

Quality assurance and control

  • Ensuring adherence to quality guidelines
  • Monitoring and measuring quality results

 

Human Resource, Communication and Procurement Processes

 

Identifying roles, responsibilities and skills

  • Utilizing hierarchical and matrix charts (RAM & RACI)
  • Enhancing project performance through team development and improved competencies
  • Managing the project team

 

Ensuring timely project communication

  • Addressing stakeholder information needs
  • Distributing information
  • Collecting and distributing project information

 

Procurement management

  • Planning project procurement and identifying sellers
  • Obtaining seller responses and awarding contracts
  • Managing procurement relationships
  • Monitoring contract performance
  • Closing each project procurement

 

Risk and Stakeholder Management

 

Planning for risk

  • Assessing and documenting risks
  • Performing qualitative and quantitative risk analysis
  • Planning appropriate risk responses

 

Monitoring and controlling risks

  • Tracking identified risks and risk triggers
  • Reevaluating existing risks and identifying new ones
  • Developing risk response plans as required

 

Managing stakeholders

  • Identifying internal and external project stakeholders
  • Managing stakeholder engagement

 

Preparing for the Exam

 

Planning for test day

  • Gaining insight into the exam process
  • Applying proven tips for exam success
  • Optimizing study time

 

Assessing your exam preparedness

  • Identifying your strengths and weaknesses
  • Designing a personalized study plan that works for you
  • Reviewing the exam application process

 

How much time is spent on each topic?

This course has extended hours, with some days running from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

 

Content Hours
Exploring the PMBOK® Guide 2.0
Investigating integration and scope 3.0
Managing schedule and budget 2.5
Addressing the project quality approach 2.0
Human resource, communication and procurement processes 3.5
Risk management 2.5
Preparing for the exam 1.5
Professional responsibility and ethics 1.5
Practice exams/situational analysis and CAPM-style questions 6.0

 

Training Method

The training is instructor-led training. Instructor will be presenting PMI accredited material using a projector.

Instructor will use English as delivery language.

Registration Information

 

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