- Certified Associate in Project Management CAPM
- PM08 - The Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) Exam Prep Course
Designed for busy professionals to minimize the prep work required during both business and personal hours. Each student is provided with the knowledge and strategies required to write and pass the exam within 5 to 8 weeks from the course start date.
- Course Outline
As project management grows in scope, importance and recognition, so do the related career and credential options available to individuals. The Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) is designed for project team members and entry level project managers, as well as qualified undergraduate and graduate students who desire a credential to recognize their value to project team performance. A CAPM credential can benefit professionals from all disciplines by demonstrating clear direction to their work and by gaining knowledge of project management processes and terminology. Imagine the productivity and effectiveness of a team of people who understand project processes, speak a common language and use standard project terminology.
As the practice of project management becomes more pervasive within all industries, demand has grown for credentialing opportunities that recognize those working on projects. The ongoing success and demand of Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI®) geared toward experienced project managers has prompted PMI to recently develop the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certification for project team members and entry-level project managers to validate their basic knowledge of project management. This is an internationally recognized certificate which ensures common language, terminology, processes and methodology in projects. This document identifies the value and the approach to obtain CAPM certification.
The value of CAPM
Organizations are increasingly adopting project management as a formal career path, and CAPM certification is a proactive way to develop competent project managers who will serve as tomorrow's star project performers.
Project teams that follow standard project management methodologies are more likely to meet their goals. Such teams benefit from streamline communications, greater flexibility and overall more effective use of everyone's time. This outcome is true in companies where project management practices have or have not been embraced as a strategic imperative, where workers can serve on project teams without formal project management training. PMI's new CAPM credentialing program helps project teams function more efficiently by providing team members with the fundamental project management skills needed to standardize processes and communications.
The CAPM credential increases the holder's visibility on project teams, and signifies that the holder has the fundamental project management knowledge needed for effective project team performance. For these reasons, many employers feel that project team members who earn the CAPM credential are valuable to their organization.
Since its release in 2004, more than 13000 people around the world have earned their CAPM credential. Currently there are 31000 preparing to take the exam. Given the volume of interest, PMI is confident that the program's growth will continue, and will eventually outpace the growth of the PMP credential (currently over 202,000 PMP's worldwide).
Who should seek CAPM
Project team members and project support: The CAPM improves communications with colleagues by testing project management terminology and processes, and also elevates contributions to projects.
Entry-level project management practitioners: The CAPM differentiates you from your peers by demonstrating your command of project management terms and processes.
How to qualify
To earn the CAPM credential, CAPM candidates need to have completed a high school diploma (or global equivalent) and either 1,500 hours working on a project team OR 23 contact hours of formal project management education, and then pass a comprehensive 150-question computer-based examination.
How to prepare for the CAPM exam
To help qualified candidates prepare for PMI's CAPM exam, we have developed a 3 day exam preparation course, "CAPM Exam Review." The CAPM Exam Review course allows participants to fulfill the 23 hours of classroom instruction required to sit for the exam, and covers each of the nine knowledge areas and five process groups covered in PMI's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 3rd Edition.
Through lectures, practical exercises, and a CAPM exam simulation, participants will complete the course with a clear understanding of what they need to know to pass the CAPM certification examination. They will also have a familiarization with the elements of the PMBOK Guide 3rd edition, familiarity with the kinds of questions that will be asked on the exam, and knowledge about what to anticipate with the exam format.
Specific topics covered by the course include
* Project Integration Management
* Project Scope Management
* Project Procurement Management
* Project Quality
* Project Human Resource Management
* Project Communication Management
* Project Time Management
* Project Cost Management
* Project Risk Management
* CAPM Exam Information and Study Hints
The CAPM Exam prep course is uniquely designed for busy professionals to minimize the prep work required during both business and personal hours. Each student is provided with the knowledge and strategies required to write and pass the exam within 5 to 8 weeks from the course start date. Based on lessons learned we highly encourage all our aspiring CAPM students to schedule their exam within 2 to 8 weeks following the last in class session.
This is accomplished by
* attending 3 on site class instructional days, 7-8 hours per day
* followed by a customized 2 to 4 week study plan for each student \
* unlimited access to a 1,100 question e-CAPM exam simulator very similar to the real PMI exam environment.
* personalized one on one coaching as required for each student.
Each student receives
* a color student manual with sufficient supplementary documentation to pass the exam, thus eliminating the additional charge of purchasing the $600 PMI recommended exam prep reading material.
* PMBoK CAPM condensed prep notes (60 pages) based on the new third edition.
* 3 double sided laminated job aids packed with study tips and formulas.
* 3 highly concentrated exam simulators progressively increase your PMBOK"¢ knowledge and introduce you to the stress of time based exams just like the real CAPM Exam environment. Each exam simulator (Baseline, Intermediate and Advanced levels provides an in-depth analysis of your results by knowledge area and process group so students can focus their study efforts on their weaker knowledge areas. Unlimited access to a database of 1,100 sample test questions with various tips and suggestions on how to analyze questions, select the best answer based on the PMI methodology and detailed supporting information for the best answer selected.
Project team members and project support: The CAPM improves communications with colleagues by testing project management terminology and processes, and also elevates contributions to projects. Entry-level project management practitioners: The CAPM differentiates you from your peers by demonstrating your command of project management terms and processes. Undergraduate/graduate students with an interest in project management: who want to better contribute to projects' success by improving their project management knowledge and skills.
* Class Structure
* How to fill in your experience form,
* Personal Study Plan
* PM Framework
* Scope and Communications
* Human Resources
* Integration and Exam strategies
Please note, to write the exam:(PMI Membership is $119 US and includes a CD copy of the PMBoK book which is a must have)
$225 US if PMI member
$300 US if non member
- Prerequisites & Certificates
PDUs/Contact Hours: 23 Compliance: 2008 PMBOK
- Cancellation Policy
10 business day cancellation policy. if the course is confirmed and the student cancels within 10 days of the course, then they get charged and apply a credit for future courses. If they cancel outside of 10 business days, then there are no charges at all.
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