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Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Certification Preparation Training

Complete your Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® ceritification at ease with our focused curriculum aligned to PMI and tips from experts.

Duration: Classroom - 4 Days
Why Take This Course:

This intense 4-day examination preparation workshop is designed to prepare students for the Project Management Institute’s (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® examination. Students learn test-taking tips and strategies and get hands-on experience with the tools and techniques they need to understand for the test. Discussion of the extensive materials covering all of the concepts and best practices in project management get reinforced through individual work, group exercises, and practice tests.

We offer a small class learning environment led by experienced and expertly trained instructors. This workshop is consistent with the framework of knowledge outlined by A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition.

We Guarantee Success

We guarantee that you will pass the PMP® exam. If you take the exam within 3 months of the class and do not pass or you are unable to take the exam within 3 months of the class, please notify us in writing. If you were an open enrollment student, you can re-take our open enrollment class at no charge (travel not included) and we will give coaching on any areas needing improvement. You are responsible for all materials for the re-take.

Learn How To:

Through this course, you will:

  • Follow the process and requirements guidelines for applying for the PMP® Certification exam
  • Expect increased confidence about taking a timed exam
  • Anticipate the types of questions that appear on the exam and how to answer them
  • Identify the principles and processes described in the PMBOK® Guide
  • Identify the project management knowledge areas, process groups, and the relationships among them
  • Identify the key inputs and outputs of the project management processes
  • Use the major tools and techniques described in the PMBOK® Guide
  • Apply the principles defined in the PMI® Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct to their project management practice
 Contents:

Welcome

  • Introductions
  • Ground rules
  • Class tips
  • Objectives for the class
  • Inclusions and Out of Scope
  • Schedule PMP Study Resources
  • Insights Learning “Wheel”

The Exam Experience

  • Exam eligibility
  • Applying for the exam
  • Testing tips
  • Study tips
  • Test results
  • How to prepare

The Project Management Framework

  • Definitions
  • Projects, Programs, Portfolios
  • PMOs
  • PMI® Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct Highlights
  • Stakeholders
  • Organizational Process and Enterprise Environmental Factors
  • Organizational Structures
  • Culture and projects
  • 5 Process Groups
  • Processes in Each Group
  • Knowledge Areas
  • Processes in Each Knowledge Area
  • Organizational Structures
  • Project and Product Lifecycles
  • Governance
  • PMP® Certification Study Aids

Project Integration Management

  • Integration Management Processes
  • Project Selection Methods
  • Project Charter
  • Project Management Plan

Project Scope Management

  • Scope Management Processes
  • Requirements Types
  • Group Decision Making Techniques
  • Scope Statements
  • Decomposition
  • Work Breakdown Structures

Project Time Management

  • Time Management Processes
  • Rolling Wave Planning
  • Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM)
  • Activity Dependency Types
  • Logical Relationships
  • Leads and Lags
  • Estimating Methods
  • Critical Path Method
  • Network Analysis Techniques
  • Calculating Float
  • Critical Chain
  • Schedule Compression
  • Resource Leveling
  • Project Schedule

Project Cost Management

  • Cost Management Processes
  • Cost Terms
  • Accuracy of Estimates
  • Estimating Techniques
  • Earned Value Technique
  • Forecasted Completion

Project Quality Management

  • Quality Management Processes
  • Quality Concepts
  • Project and Product Quality
  • Control Charts
  • Cause and Effect Diagram
  • Control Charts
  • Flowcharting
  • Histogram
  • Pareto Chart
  • Run Chart
  • Scatter Diagram

Project Human Resources Management

  • HR Management Processes
  • Organization Charts
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Staffing Management Plan
  • Negotiation
  • Team Development
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Leadership
  • Motivation Theories
  • Influencing
  • Forms of Power
  • Decision-making Styles
  • Conflict Management

Project Communications Management

  • Communications Management Processes
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Communications Methods
  • Communications Channels
  • Communications Model
  • Communications Technology
  • Culture and Communications

Project Risk Management

  • Risk Management Processes
  • Goal of Risk Management
  • Stakeholder Risk Tolerance
  • Risk Management Plan
  • Risk Identification
  • Information Gathering Techniques
  • Risk Register
  • Risk Probability and Impact Assessment
  • Probability and Impact Matrix
  • Decision Tree Analysis
  • Expected Monetary Value
  • Risk Response Planning
  • Secondary Risks
  • Residual Risks

Project Procurement Management

  • Procurement Management Processes
  • Sellers and Buyers
  • Make-or-buy Analysis
  • Contract Types
  • Statement of Work
  • Procurement Documents
  • Proposals
  • Weighting and Screening Systems
  • Negotiation Considerations
  • Contracts

Ready, Set, PMP®!

  • Do and Don’t Prep Reminders
  • Study Group Exercises
  • PMI® Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Toolkit Checklist
  • Next Steps

Appendix

  • Answer Keys

Handouts

  • Project Management Life Cycle
  • Process Mapping to KAs and PGs
Format: A combination of lecture, facilitated discussion and exercises, and numerous practice tests contribute to a successful learning environment. Each participant will receive a comprehensive student guide complete with detailed examples and realistic practice tests.
Who Should Attend: This course is intended for project professionals qualified to sit for the PMP® certification exam.
Prerequisites:
  • Before taking this course, students must fulfill the requirements for sitting for the PMP® exam:
    • A bachelor’s degree and 4500 hours of project management experience, or
    • No degree and 7500 hours of project management experience
    • In addition, all applicants must have completed 35 hours of Project Management education. This course provides 21 of those hours
  • Students should be prepared to take the exam within two months of taking the course.
  • Students should have a copy of the PMI® PMBOK® Guide - Fifth Edition. Paper copies may be ordered directly from PMI at pmi.org or from a bookstore. Members of PMI have access to a free copy of the PMBOK® Guide online that may be printed. Students are advised to read the PMBOK® Guide prior to class and to bring it with them to class.
Knowledge Area:

BABOK®

PMBOK®

NA

Project Integration Management
Project Scope Management
Project Time Management
Project Cost Management
Project Quality Management
Project Human Resources Management
Project Communications Management
Project Risk Management
Project Procurement Management
Project Stakeholder Management

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