TSE015-P6 PMI® CAPM® Exam Prep

Sixth Edition

Course Description

There is a growing demand for project managers with proven credentials and the opportunities for career advancement in this field are unprecedented.  The CAPM® Certification, administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), is perfectly suited for those who are interested in exploring a career in project management but have not yet accumulated the necessary on-the-job project management experience to apply for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Exam.

An excellent steppingstone to the PMP®, the CAPM® is a credential that certifies one’s understanding of the standardized, formal and successful project management processes presented in the PMBOK Guide (The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge), published by PMI®. More and more companies are requiring newly hired project managers, and even their existing project management staff, to obtain a PMI® credential as a way of helping ensure their project management staff possesses the desired capabilities.  

Here we make the same assumption as the CAPM® exam itself, that participants already have a certain degree of project management experience.  Therefore, this course prepares participants to take the CAPM® Certification exam using a highly focused approach: learn what you need to know and do in order to pass the test (and become a better project manager in the process!) 

Participants will be awarded 24 Contact Hours (aka Classroom Hours) which satisfy the 23-hour requirement for the CAPM® exam.

Upon completion of this workshop, each participant will be able to:

Instructional methods for this three-day, 24-hour module are lecture, discussion, individual and team exercises, sample test questions, simulation and references to the PMI® Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Sixth Edition. It is recommended that participants read the PMBOK, apply for and receive approval from PMI® to take the certification exam, prior to attending this course. Further, it is strongly recommended that participants plan to sit for the CAPM® exam within about 30 days of attending this workshop.

Course Outline

1.     Introduction and Course Objectives 

About PMI®

PMP and CAPM Certifications 

Application Requirements 

Application Process and Timetable

About the CAPM Certification Exam 

About the current PMBOK, 6th Edition

The new Agile Practice Guide 

2.     General Project Management Issues 

Definitions 

Organization Structures 

Problem Solving and SWOT Analysis

The Project Management Process Groups 

The PMI Knowledge Areas 

Project Management Processes 

3.     Project Integration Management 

Develop Project Charter

Develop Project Management Plan

Direct and Manage Project Work

Manage Project Knowledge

Monitor and Control Project Work 

Perform Integrated Change Control

Close Project or Phase

4.     Project Scope Management 

Plan Scope Management

Collect Requirements

Define Scope

Create WBS

Validate Scope 

Control Scope

5.     Project Schedule Management 

Plan Schedule Management

Define Activities

Sequence Activities

Estimate Activity Durations

Develop Schedule

Control Schedule

6.     Project Cost Management 

Plan Cost Management

Estimate Costs

Determine Budget

Control Costs

7.     Project Quality Management 

Plan Quality Management

Manage Quality

Control Quality

8.     Project Resource Management 

Plan Resource Management

Estimate Activity Resources

Acquire Resources

Develop Team

Manage Team

Control Resources

9.     Project Communications Management 

Plan Communications Management

Manage Communications

Control Communications

10.  Project Risk Management 

Plan Risk Management

Identify Risks

Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis

Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis

Plan Risk Responses

Implement Risk Responses

Monitor Risks

11.  Project Procurement Management 

Plan Procurement Management

Conduct Procurements

Control Procurements

12.  Project Stakeholder Management 

Identify stakeholders

Plan Stakeholder Engagement

Manage Stakeholder Engagement

Monitor Stakeholder Engagement

13.  Professional Responsibility 

PMI’s Code of Professional Responsibility 

Advice for Answering Professional Responsibility Questions 

Some Ethical Dilemma Scenarios 

14.  General Test Taking Tips 

Test Taking Rules

Types of Questions 

Percentages of Questions per Topic 

Recommendations for managing your time 

Recommendations for managing your biology/psychology 

Pitfalls to avoid 

Some Additional Tips 

15.  Conclusion 

Review Major Topics/Issues 

Help participants to establish Study Groups

Help with the CAPM Exam Application

Participants Evaluate Class 

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