Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
For PMs who desire certification but do NOT have the required pre-requisites for the PMP, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) program is a great alternative! The CAPM designation following your name tells current and potential employers that you have a solid foundation of project management knowledge that can be readily applied in the workplace. And it shows that you have passed a comprehensive test based on the PMBOK from PMI, very similar to the PMP exam, but geared toward PMs with less experience.
To be eligible for CAPM certification, students must have EITHER 1,500 hours of PM experience OR 23 hours of PM Education (but they DON’T need both). This means that upon successful completion of this class, high school graduates (or equivalent) are eligible to take the CAPM Exam, a multiple-choice test designed to objectively assess your project management knowledge.
Unitek Education's Advanced Project Management Skills for Success CAPM boot camp is designed to provide the essential skills and knowledge needed to pass PMI's CAPM exam. The CAPM boot camp focuses on content from the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Fourth Edition (PMBOK Guide) as well as practice exercises and quizzes plus many proven study and test-taking tips.
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PMI-CAPM-Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
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Who should attend this CAPM course?
If you are in a work environment where PMs skills are becoming a necessity, or if you are interested in or planning to get your CAPM, this certification is a great credential for:
Application Development Managers/Directors
Benefits of enrolling in the CAPM Boot Camp
Understand how to use Earned Value Management to keep a project on-budget and on-time.
Clearly define the scope of a project and effectively manage it throughout the project's life.
Learn the elements of a clear, concise project plan.
Minimize the risks of a project through proper risk management and risk response planning.
Minimize the risk of a project through proper risk response planning and risk management.
Learn the fundamentals of stakeholder analysis and how to manage stakeholder expectations.
Effectively communicate with project stakeholders at all levels.
Learn the five process groups and the 42 project processes that form the basis of the project management life cycle.
Understand the nine knowledge areas and how they apply to each of the process groups.
Learn how to properly fill out the Project Management Professional examination application.
Satisfy the educational requirement to sit for the CAPM examination.
Understand the PMI terminology that will be used on the CAPM examination.
See how Quality Planning can be used to ensure project success.
Know the subject matter that will be tested, the depth to which questions will be asked, and the emphasis that will be placed on each topic.
Understand how Return On Investment, Benefit Cost Ratio, Present Value, Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and related financial measurements are used as part of Project Selection
Minimize the risks of a project through proper risk response planning and risk management.
Learn how to construct a dependency schedule network.
Produce task time estimates that utilize best practices and are consistently reliable.
Memorize key terms, formulas, and graphs for the CAPM examination.
Effectively translate previous project management experience to the PMI standards.
Understand how to determine and measure a project's Critical Path.
Develop a study plan to pass the CAPM examination on the first try.
CAPM Boot Camp Topics Covered
The Project Management Framework
Define what a project is and what project management is.
Understand the 9 project management knowledge areas
Characteristics of a project life cycle.
Identify and define project stakeholders.
Enterprise Environmental factors.
Highlight the skills required for a project manager.
Define the Project Manager's responsibilities.
Define the 5 process groups of project management.
Project Integration Management
Highlight methods for project selection.
Define the elements and importance of the project charter.
Understand the creation and use of project scope statement.
Identify project constraints.
Define the project manager's role as integrator.
Develop a project management plan.
Define the execution of the project plan.
Understand the monitoring and controlling of project work.
Define integrated change control.
Conduct Project closure.
Project Scope Management
Identify Requirements Gathering as key to effective scope management.
Develop a Requirements Document, Requirements Management Plan, and Requirements Traceability Matrix.
Emphasize the impact scope management has on project success.
Develop a scope management plan.
Develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and WBS Dictionary.
Create prototypes as needed.
Understand the three components of the Scope Baseline.
Implement scope verification.
Perform Scope Control.
Project Time Management
Methods for developing a schedule.
Developing network diagrams (PDM and ADM)
Critical Path Method (CPM)
Understanding the 4 dependency types and how to use them in your project schedule.
Estimating activity duration and resources.
Developing a schedule management plan.
Perform Schedule Control.
Project Cost Management
Cost estimating through analogous estimating, bottom up estimating, parametric estimating and computerized estimating tools.
Earned value analysis.
Precision of estimates.
Project life cycle costing.
Perform Cost control.
Project Quality Management
Responsibility for quality.
Impacts of poor quality.
Difference between quality assurance and quality control.
Tools used for quality planning.
Develop a quality management plan.
Implement quality assurance.
Perform Quality control through Cause and Effect diagrams, Pareto Charts, Control Charts and other Tools of Quality.
Project Human Resources Management
Roles and responsibilities for project manager, team members, project sponsor and management.
Create RACI Charts and related HR planning documents.
Acquire a project team.
Update staffing management plans.
Motivation theories and best practices.
Team performance assessments.
Constructive versus destructive team roles
Forms of power in project management.
Human resource constraints.
Conflict management and resolution.
Project Communication Management
Developing a communications management plan.
Formal versus informal communication.
Project Risk Management
Develop a risk management plan.
Techniques for identifying risks.
Create risk breakdown structure.
Create risk register.
Qualitative risk analysis.
Quantitative risk analysis.
Strategies for positive and negative risk.
Residual Risk and Secondary Risk.
Develop a risk response plan.
Risk response strategies.
Risk monitoring and control.
Project Procurement Management
Make or buy decisions.
Statement of work.
Soliciting seller responses.
PMI recommendations / best practices toward procurement management.
Types of contract.
Relative risks of contract types on buyer versus seller.
Important contract clauses.
Contract change control.
Project Management Ethical Responsibility and Code of Conduct
Understand the components of PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct®.
Core PMI Ethical principles.
Balance the interest of stakeholders.
Apply professional knowledge and judgment at all times, factoring ethics and social responsibility into your PM decisions.
Understand the role that ethics can play in project success, both short-term and long-term.
Do the right thing at all times.
Understand the particular importance of ethics in procurement management, as well as in all 9 knowledge areas such as HR management and Quality management.
Introduction and CAPM Exam overview
PMI application process.
Overview of the CAPM Exam.
Exam-taking tools, techniques, tips and recommendations.
Students will go over many exam practice questions and discuss solutions and rationale for correct answers.