About CAPM® – exam prep

The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® offers recognition to practitioners who are starting a career in project management, as well as project team members who wish to demonstrate their project management knowledge. This certification denotes that the individual possesses the knowledge in the principles and terminology of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), the standard of project management’s recognized good practices.

Target Audience

Junior Project Managers, Project Administrators, Project Leaders and Project Team Members BOK® Guide), the standard of project management’s recognized good practices.

Prerequisites

It is highly recommended that this course be taken after the Project Management to Foundation Level course in order to gain the maximum benefit from the training.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:
• Have a clear understanding of the Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2017 contents, terminology and processes
• Take the exam to become a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® which is an internationally recognized qualification

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Course Details

Module 1: CAPM® Credential Overview

The purpose of this module is to explain the structure and contents of the CAPM® Exam.

Lessons:

  • CAPM Exam Application
  • Exam Requirements
  • Exam Format
  • Exam Costs

After completing this module students will be able to:

  • Describe the application process
  • Identify the CAPM® exam requirements, format, blueprint and costs

Module 2: Project Management Foundation

The purpose of this module is to describe basic concepts relating to the framework for project management.

Lessons:

  • Project Life Cycle
  • Project Environment
  • Project Constraints
  • Project Management Process Groups
  • Project Management Knowledge Areas

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand / recognize project management terminology
  • Recognize the various project life cycles
  • Explain the project environment
  • Describe the project constraints

Module 3: Project Management Framework

This module introduces the Project Management Institute (PMI’s) processes, inputs, tools & techniques, and outputs.

Lessons:

  • Project Management Processes
  • Project Management Process Groups
  • Process Interactions
  • Project Management Knowledge Areas

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand / recognize the project management Process Groups and Knowledge Areas
  • Understand the relationships between Process Groups and Knowledge Areas
  • Recognize where outputs from one process become inputs into another
  • Recognize that the same techniques and tools are used in several places
  • Identify the various project management processes

Module 4: Project Integration Management

The purpose of Project Integration is to coordinate all aspects of the project plan to identify, define, combine, unify and coordinate the various processes and project management activities within the Project Management Process Groups.

Lessons: Integration Management Processes

  • Develop Project Charter
  • Develop Project Management Plan
  • Direct and Manage Project Work
  • Manage Project Knowledge Process
  • Monitor and Control Project Work Process
  • Monitor and Control Project Work
  • Perform Integrated Change Control
  • Close Project or Phase

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define the purpose of the Project Integration Management Knowledge Area
  • Identify the processes of the Project Integration Management Knowledge Area
  • Recall the key outputs of the Project Integration Management processes
  • Differentiate between the inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs of the Project Integration Management processes
  • Explain how Project Integration Management interacts with the other Knowledge Areas of the PMBOK® Guide

Module 5: Project Scope Management

Project Scope Management is concerned with the processes required to ensure that the project includes all the work required, and only the work required, to complete the project successfully.

Lessons: Scope Management Processes

  • Plan Scope Management
  • Collect Requirements
  • Define Scope
  • Create WBS
  • Validate Scope
  • Control Scope

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define the purpose of the Project Scope Management Knowledge Area
  • Identify the processes of the Project Scope Management Knowledge Area
  • Recall the key outputs of the Scope Management processes
  • Differentiate between the inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs of the Scope Management processes
  • Describe the elements of the Work Breakdown Structure

Module 6: Project Time Management

Project Time Management is concerned with the processes required to manage the timely completion of the project.

Lessons: Time Management Processes

  • Plan Schedule Management
  • Define Activities
  • Sequence Activities
  • Estimate Activity Resources
  • Develop Schedule
  • Control Schedule

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define the purpose of the Project Time Management Knowledge Area
  • Identify the processes of the Project Time Management Knowledge Area
  • Recall the key outputs of the Time Management processes
  • Differentiate between the inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs of the Time Management processes
  • Perform a forward pass and backward pass calculation
  • Interpret various types of network diagrams to identify critical path activities

Module 7: Project Cost Management

Project Cost Management is concerned with planning, estimating, budgeting, financing funding, managing and controlling costs so that the project can be completed within the approved budget.

Lessons: Cost Management Processes

  • Plan Cost Management
  • Estimate Costs
  • Determine Budget
  • Control Costs

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define the purpose of the Project Cost Management Knowledge Area
  • Identify the processes of the Project Cost Management Knowledge Area
  • Recall the key outputs of the Cost Management processes
  • Differentiate between the inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs of the Cost Management processes
  • Understand the concept of Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Solve EVM calculations

Module 8: Project Quality Management

Project Quality Management is concerned with the processes and activities of the performing organization that determine quality polies, objectives, and responsibilities so that the project satisfies the needs for which it was undertaken.

Lessons: Quality Management Processes

  • Plan Quality Management
  • Perform Quality Assurance
  • Control Quality

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define the purpose of the Project Quality Management Knowledge Area
  • Identify the processes of the Project Quality Management Knowledge Area
  • Recall the key outputs of the Quality Management processes
  • Differentiate between the inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs of the Quality Management processes
  • Identify and know when to use quality tools and quality control tools
  • Apply quality tools to simple scenarios to identify issues, root causes, trends, and/or problems

Module 9: Project Human Resource Management

Project Human Resource Management is responsible for organizing, managing, and leading the project team.

Lessons: Human Resource Management Processes

  • Plan Human Resource Management
  • Estimate Activity Resources
  • ​Acquire Project Team
  • Develop Project Team
  • Manage Project Team
  • Control Resources Process​

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define the purpose of the Project Human Resource Management Knowledge Area
  • Identify the processes of the Project Human Resource Management Knowledge Area
  • Recall the key outputs of the Human Resource Management processes
  • Differentiate between the inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs of the Human Resource Management processes
  • Interpret an organization chart and position descriptions for a project team
  • Identify the specific differences between operational and project team management
  • Identify and describe the five general techniques for managing conflict

Module 10: Project Communications Management

Project Communications Management is concerned with the processes that are required to ensure timely and appropriate planning, collection, creation, distribution, storage, retrieval, management, control, monitoring, and the ultimate disposition of project information.

Lessons: Communications Management Processes

  • Plan Communications Management
  • Manage Communications
  • Control Communications

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define the purpose of the Project Communications Management Knowledge Area
  • Identify the processes of the Project Communications Management Knowledge Area
  • Recall the key outputs of the Communications Management processes
  • Differentiate between the inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs of the Communications Management processes
  • Identify and describe the communications skills necessary for project management
  • Outline the components contained in a communications management plan

Module 11: Project Risk Management

Project Risk Management is concerned with the processes necessary to conduct risk management, planning, identification, analysis, response planning and controlling of risk on a project.

Lessons: Risk Management Processes

  • Plan Risk Management
  • Identify Risks
  • Perform Qualitative Analysis
  • Perform Quantitative Analysis
  • Plan Risk Responses
  • Implement Risk Responses
  • Monitor Risks ​

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define the purpose of the Project Risk Management Knowledge Area
  • Identify the processes of the Project Risk Management Knowledge Area
  • Recall the key outputs of the Risk Management processes
  • Differentiate between the inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs of the Risk Management processes
  • Perform simple qualitative risk calculations

Module 12: Project Procurement Management

Project Procurement Management is responsible for the life cycle of the procurement contracts.

Lessons: Procurement Management Processes

  • Plan Procurement Management
  • Conduct Procurements
  • Control Procurements

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define the purpose of the Project Procurement Management Knowledge Area
  • Identify the processes of the Project Procurement Management Knowledge Area
  • Recall the key outputs of the Project Procurement processes
  • Differentiate between the inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs of the Project Procurement processes
  • Identify various types of fixed-price, cost-reimbursable and Time and Material contractual agreements

Module 13: Project Stakeholder Management

Project Stakeholder Management is responsible for identifying the people, groups or organizations that could impact or be impacted by the project, to analyze stakeholder expectations and their impact on the project and to develop appropriate management strategies for effectively engaging stakeholders in project decisions and execution.

Lessons: Stakeholder Management Processes

  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Plan Stakeholder Management
  • Manage Stakeholder Engagement
  • Control Stakeholder Engagement

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define the purpose of the Project Stakeholder Management Knowledge Area
  • Identify the processes of the Project Stakeholder Management Knowledge Area
  • Recall the key outputs of the Stakeholder Management processes
  • Differentiate between the inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs of the Stakeholder Management processes
  • Describe the four classification models used for stakeholder analysis

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