This course is aimed at people who have a working knowledge of Project Management principles, practices, tools and techniques gained from a minimum of one years experience or from a minimum of 23 contact hours of formal project management training. This could include; Project team members and project support staff, Entry-level project management practitioners, undergraduate and graduate students. It will introduce the delegates to the Project Management Institute’s (PMIs) project management processes and knowledge areas and prepare delegates to attain CAPM certification via a separate, external examination.
It would be expected that delegates who achieve the CAPM qualification will eventually progress to achieve Project Management Professional (PMP) certification when they have accrued sufficient experience.
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The course is designed for participants who have a basic knowledge of project management, who are working in a project environment and are intending to go on and take the CAPM qualification in the near future. Individuals must ensure that they comply with the CAPM eligibility criteria as currently defined by PMI on their website
Delegates who do not have the relevant experience are recommended to take the 4 day Certified Associate in Project Management Certification course which includes the content in this course.
Delegates will learn how to
- develop a comprehensive understanding of the PMI®’s project management processes and knowledge areas as defined in the PMBOK Guide – 3rd. Edition
- fully understand PMI definitions, acronyms and terminology
- become familiar with the CAPM exam format and typical questions
- prepare a study plan for the CAPM Exam
Leads to certification
CAPM - Certified Associate in Project Management
Context and Framework of Project Management - The CAPM exam structure, the body of knowledge, project environment & professional responsibility, gGeneric and general Management skills
Project Initiation - project requirements & objectives, project charter
Project Planning - project integration, scope, time, cost, risks, resource estimation & definition, quality, teamwork and communications
Project Execution - team development, administering contracts, coordination & authorisation of work
Project Control - integrated change control, performance reporting, data gathering, monitoring
Project Closing - documenting & archiving, project closure procedures, practice CAPM examination
Case studies will be utilised wherever possible and sample exam questions will be attempted throughout the course after every major process or knowledge area.