This course will provide entry-level project managers with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully complete the Project Management Institute’s nationally recognized Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam. This credential is considered the standard of excellence in the field of project management and is often a required credential in the field. This course prepares the student to take the Project Management Institute (PMI) Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification exam.
In this course you will:
- Describe the importance of project management, organizational project management maturity and the PMP® certification process
- Identify the nine knowledge areas of PMI’s Guide to the PMBOK® 6e
- Describe the project management process from Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, to Closing
- Identify the 49 key processes of project management and how they relate
- Describe projects and project management disciplines
- Identify the steps taken when initiating a project
- Describe how to plan project work
- Develop project schedules, cost estimates, and budgets
- Explain how to plan project quality, staffing, and communications
- Describe the process for monitoring and controlling project work, schedules, costs, quality, staffing, and communications
- Explain how to monitor and control project risks and procurement tasks e.g. contracts
- Explore the Agile Practices Guide for an introductory level understanding of iterative approaches
- Demonstrate the skill in selecting best approach (iterative or traditional) for a given project
Recommended Prerequisites: In order to sit for the CAPM examination, applicants must meet certain experience and education requirements.
- Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
- 23 hours of project management education completed by the time you sit for the exam.
Student will be prepared to take the challenging CAPM examination.
- Analyzing Risks and Planning Risk Response
- Closing the Project
- Controlling the Project
- Developing Project Schedules, Cost Estimates, and Budgets
- Initiating a Project
- Planning Project Procurement
- Planning Project Quality, Staffing, and Communications
- Planning Your Work
- Working the Plan
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Analyze project risks.
- Close the project.
- Develop project schedules, cost estimates, and budgets.
- Execute project work.
- Initiate a project.
- Monitor and control project quality, staffing, and communications.
- Monitor and control project risks and contracts.
- Monitor and control project schedule and costs.
- Monitor and control project work.
- Plan project procurement.
- Plan project quality, staffing, and communications.
- Plan project work.
- Self-Directed Study
- Skills Demonstration
Methods of Evaluation:
- Quizzes & Exams
- Skills Demonstration
- Learner-Centered Activities
Darrel E. Erickson, PMP is course instructor. Darrel has a background rich in Project Management and PMI based certification instruction, working on various projects and test exam prep content and classes since 2005. Darrel is Subject Matter Expert (SME) who designed the online course and classroom course content in many Project Management materials for ProTrain and contributes his talents in his local PMI Chapter formerly in Honolulu HI and now in San Diego, CA. Following his military career, he taught college courses for 15 years including Business Management, Project Management, and various Systems courses in Technology. He holds a Master’s Degree in Technology Management from University of Maryland University College (which is now University of Maryland Global Campus.)
Student must pass all quizzes, exams, and national exam (if applicable) at a passing rate to be eligible for a Certificate of Training Completion. If an internship is included in your course you will be required to complete the internship prior to receiving a Certificate of Training Completion.
Students are expected to arrive on time and participate in course discussions. Successful completion of the course of study recommends 100% attendance. If during the course period the student’s attendance level drops below 80%, they will be encouraged and given the opportunity to attend the next scheduled class for the course they enrolled in. Should materials change, student is responsible for all additional cost.
Payment Plan Policy:
Students may withdraw from the program for any reason up to 1 week prior to the start of program. In this case, the student’s payment plan agreement shall be rescinded. If the payment plan has begun a non-refundable administrative fee of $25.00 will be assessed and remaining funds will be returned to payer in check form by mail.
There can be no refund for the course, once the first class has been concluded; or if any course material, including the eBook, is accessed. If extenuating circumstances exist, case by case situations will be reviewed by ProTrain. If a refund is issued, the refunded amount (- a $25 processing fee) will be dependent upon books being returned in excellent condition (i.e. no writing, missing pages; ripped or damage to pages and/or binding).
Any student who has dropped out of the program, or has been suspended from the program for nonattendance may be readmitted within one year by completing a personal interview with the director of education and paying any applicable fees at the time of readmission. Students who were terminated due to conduct issues are not eligible to be readmitted.
Policy on Student Conduct:
Appropriate Conduct: All students are expected to conduct themselves in an orderly and professional manner. Any student not conducting themselves in an orderly and professional manner, which includes use of drugs and alcohol during school hours, dishonesty, disrupting classes, use of profanity, excessive tardiness, insubordination, violation of safety rules, improper usage of lab or classroom computers, or not abiding by the school rules will lead to either probation or dismissal from classes.