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PMI CAPM® Certification Training

A CAPM® certification is an internationally recognized credential for aspiring project managers. Become an effective project manager and prepare for a career change or a promotion with our CAPM® training.

CAPM Course Key Features

Eligibility

A secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent) AND 1,500 hours experience OR 23 hours of Project Management education.
PMI®’s Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® is a valuable Entry-level Certification for Project Practitioners. Designed for those with less than 2 years of project experience, the CAPM® demonstrates your understanding of fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of effective Project Management.

Core Syllabus

  • Course Introduction
  • Instructor Introduction

  • Introduction
  • What do the letters CAPM mean?
  • How Do I Become A CAPM?
  • Scheduling the Exam
  • CAPM Application
  • CAPM Exam
  • Types of Questions
  • Recurring Themes: PMI'isms
  • The Exam – Why People Fail

  • Organizations and Project Management
  • Differentiation vs. Integration
  • Functional Organization
  • Projectized Organization
  • The Matrix Organization
  • Project Characteristics

  • The Basics of Project Management
  • What is Project Management?
  • Projects and Operations
  • Program and Portfolio
  • Organizational Project Management
  • Key Terms
  • It’s all about managing six (6) things. It’s simple really
  • Plan - Do - Check - Act
  • Project Life Cycle
  • Model
  • Developmental Methodologies
  • The Big 3 Life Cycles
  • The Predictive Model
  • The Iterative Model
  • Advantages of the Iterative Model
  • Challenges of the Iterative Model
  • Prototyping
  • Managing WIP
  • Scrum
  • Foundation
  • Scrum Model
  • A Project Vision
  • Product Backlog
  • The Scrum Roles
  • The Release Planning Meeting
  • The Sprint Planning Meeting
  • Team/Scrum Board
  • Burndown Chart
  • Sprint Planning Meeting
  • The Daily Scrum
  • Sprint Review
  • Sprint Retrospective
  • Scrum Table
  • Knowledge Areas

  • Project Integration Management
  • Integration Management
  • 4.1 Develop Project Charter & The Business Case
  • 4.2 Develop Project Management Plan
  • 4.3 Direct & Manage Project Work
  • 4.4 Manage Project Knowledge
  • 4.5 Monitor & Control Work
  • 4.6 Perform Integrated Change Control
  • 4.7 Close Project or Phase
  • Summary

  • Scope Management
  • The Product vs. Project Scope
  • The Scope Management Plan Answers
  • The Steps in Scope Management
  • How Scope is Measured
  • 5.1 Plan Scope Management
  • 5.2 Collect Requirements
  • Requirements Data Gathering
  • Voting
  • Idea Mapping Guidelines
  • Brainstorming Steps
  • 5.3 Define Scope
  • 5.4 WBS
  • 5.5 Validate Scope
  • 5.6 Control Scope
  • Summary

  • Project Schedule Management
  • 6.1 Plan Schedule Management
  • 6.2 Define Activities
  • 6.3 Sequence Activities
  • 6.4 Estimate Activity Durations
  • Project Evaluation & Review Technique (PERT)
  • Distributions
  • Reserves
  • Agile Estimation
  • 6.5 Develop Schedule
  • CPM
  • The Critical Path Method
  • Resource Optimization
  • Critical Chain Method
  • CCPM
  • A Sample Story Map
  • 6.5 Develop Schedule (Cont.)
  • Leveling vs. Smoothing
  • Other Terms
  • Crashing vs. Fast Tracking
  • Gantt Charts
  • Milestone Chart
  • 6.6 Control Schedule
  • Summary

  • Project Cost Management
  • Cost Management
  • 7.1 Plan Cost Management
  • 7.2 Estimate Costs
  • 7.3 Determine Budget
  • 7.4 Control Costs
  • Cumulative Cost Curve
  • Earned Value Chart
  • Forecasting
  • Earned Schedule Theory
  • Summary

  • Project Quality Management
  • Key Terms
  • Quality Management
  • Thought Leaders
  • 8.1 Plan Quality
  • Cost of Quality
  • Flowcharts
  • SIPOC
  • Logical Data Model
  • Matrix Diagrams
  • Test-Driven Development (TDD)
  • Acceptance Test-Driven Development
  • Refactoring
  • 8.2 Manage Quality
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Affinity Diagrams
  • Cause and Effect Diagram
  • Histogram Sample
  • Scatter Diagram
  • Control Chart
  • Pareto Diagrams
  • Run Chart
  • Design for X
  • Problem Solving
  • Benchmarking
  • Design of Experiments
  • 8.3 Control Quality
  • 7 Basic Quality Tools
  • Check or Tally Sheets
  • Statistical Sampling Terms
  • Statistical Terms
  • Statistical Example
  • Summary

  • Project Resources Management
  • The Processes that Organize All Project Resources
  • 9.1 Plan Resources Management
  • Team Charter
  • Organization Chart
  • Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • Common Theories
  • Resource Management Plan
  • 9.2 Estimate Activity Resources
  • 9.3 Acquire Resources
  • 9.4 Develop Team
  • The Five (5) Conflict Resolution Modes
  • Speed B. Leas Conflict Model
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
  • Absence of Trust
  • Absence of Conflict
  • Lack of Commitment
  • Avoidance of Accountability
  • Inattention to Results
  • 9.5 Manage Team
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Ability -Based EI Model
  • Goleman’s Mixed EI Model
  • Trait EI Model
  • Leadership Styles
  • Theories of Management Style
  • Sources of Power
  • Servant Leadership
  • Management vs. Leadership
  • Adaptive Leadership
  • 9.6 Control Resources
  • Final Terms
  • Summary

  • Project Communications Management
  • Communications Management
  • Communications Dimensions
  • Communications Terms
  • The Communication Model
  • Didactic Communication Example
  • Styles
  • 10.1 Plan Communications Management
  • Stakeholder Engagement Matrix
  • The Communications Management Plan
  • 10.2 Manage Communications
  • 10.3 Manage & Control Communications
  • Summary

  • Project Risk Management
  • Risk Management
  • Risk
  • Key Terms
  • 11.1 Plan Risk Management
  • Included in the Risk Management Plan
  • Sample RBS
  • Scales for Impact and Probability
  • Sample Impact Matrix
  • 11.2 Identify Risks
  • Brainstorming Steps
  • Delphi Technique
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Prompt Lists
  • The Risk Register
  • 11.3 Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Risk Parameters
  • Probability & Impact Matrix
  • 11.4 Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Influence Diagrams
  • Expected Monetary Value (EMV)
  • Decision Tree Analysis
  • A Sample Decision Tree with Costs
  • Data Modeling - Simulation
  • 11.5 Plan Risk Responses
  • Response Strategies
  • Risk Register Updates
  • 11.6 Implement Risk Responses
  • 11.7 Monitor Risks
  • Summary

  • Project Procurement Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Procurement PMIisms
  • Procurement Terms
  • 12.1 Plan Procurement Management
  • Source Selection Analysis
  • Procurement Management Plan
  • Bid Documents
  • Procurement Statement of Work
  • 3 Types - Procurement Statement of Work
  • Procurement Documents
  • Contracts
  • 12.2 Conduct Procurements
  • Source Selection Criteria
  • 12.3 Control Procurements
  • Negotiate Settlements
  • Summary

  • Project Stakeholder Management
  • 13.1 Identify Stakeholders
  • Brain Writing - Data Gathering
  • Data Analysis for Stakeholders
  • Classification Models for Stakeholder Analysis
  • Stakeholder Prioritization
  • Salience Model
  • Direction of Influence
  • Stakeholder Engagement Classification
  • 13.2 Plan Stakeholder Management
  • 13.3 Manage Stakeholder Engagement
  • 13.4 Monitor Stakeholder Engagement
  • Summary

  • Professional Responsibility
  • Duty to the Profession
  • Scope & Estimates
  • Authority
  • Above All Else…

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FAQ

PMP® stands for Project Management Professional® Certification. This is an exam offered by PMI® (Project Management Institute, USA) for practicing Project Managers. The PMP® Exam is a globally recognized Exam that is well respected in the industry. A Certificate is issued on passing this worldwide recognized designation. There are currently about 300,000 certified PMP®s globally. Through 2020, 1.57 million new Project Management jobs will be created annually around the world, according to PMI’s Project Management Talent Gap Report.

The Project Management Institute was founded in 1969. The goal of the PMI® is continual growth and development of the Project Management discipline. PMI® initiated and implemented the PMP® exam in 1984. PMI® offers four types of services/products. These are; Project Management Professional®, Project Management Research and Standards, Project Management Professional® Development Programs, and Project Management Publications.

PMI® now offers 5 different Exams related to the discipline of Project Management. These are:

  • PgMP®: Program Management Professional
  • PMP®: Project Management Professional®
  • CAPM®: Certified Associate Project Manager
  • PMI® -SP®: PMI® Scheduling Professional
  • PMI® -RMP®: PMI® Risk Management Professional
  • PMI® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

Among these, PMP® Certification is the most popular. This site focuses on PMP® Certification. PMI® provides a handbook for each of the above exams.

The certificate requires that you have at least 4,500 hours of experience in Project Management. Also, the candidate should have attended at least 35 Contact Hours of classroom training on Project Management. PMI® explains the eligibility criteria in detail in the PMP® certification handbook on the website PMI.org.

1. Attend the 35 Contact Hours Project Management Training Program.
2. We provide you with an Attendance Certificate which certifies that you have completed 35 Contact Hours of Training – This is one of the prerequisites for the PMP® Exam.
3. (Optional) Apply for your PMI® Membership online through the PMI® website – The Fee Total is $139.00 (Payments accepted through Credit Card).
4. Apply for the PMP® Exam Online through PMI® Website. Complete offline support is provided by us.
5. PMI® will send you an approval email confirming that your application has been approved (please note that it may still go through an audit process). You have a one year window, from the date of approval, to appear for the PMP® Exam. When you are ready to take the exam, return to the PMI® Website, log in with the ID and password provided to you and simply make your online payment.
6. Next is to locate a PROMETRIC CENTER near you. You can go to www.2test.com and find the nearest PROMETRIC CENTER to you. Register which day you would like to appear for the exam, along with the 4-hour time slot.
7. Finally, on Exam day, go to the PROMETRIC CENTER AND TAKE THE EXAM – RESULTS ARE GIVEN IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE EXAM. There are 200 questions out of which 25 are Pre-test Questions. Scoring will be done on only 175 questions. Questions are multiple-choice and there is no negative marking. Good Luck!

The PMP® exam is a computer-based exam conducted in Prometric Centers. The exam has 200 multiple-choice questions. Each question has exactly one correct answer. You will get 4 hours to answer questions. Most people find 4 hours to be more than sufficient time for the exam. Out of these 200 questions, 25 questions are pre-test questions. These are randomly placed throughout the exam and are used for research purposes. These questions are not evaluated while computing exam results. You will only be evaluated on the basis of 175 questions.

To pass the PMP® examination, you must answer a minimum of 106 of the 175 scored questions correctly. After you finish and submit the exam, in the Prometric Center you will immediately receive the overall mark-sheet for the exam.

No, there is no negative marking/grading. Unanswered questions are treated as wrong questions. The Exam is preceded by a 15-minute computer tutorial on the format of the exam.

After passing the exam, you will receive your PMP® certificate by mail within 6-8 weeks. Examination scores are confidential. Our Participants have a 96% pass rate on their first attempt

You can view your PMP® credential status on https://www.pmi.org/certapp/default.aspx. You can also view the certification status of other individuals on https://www.pmi.org/CertApp/Registry.aspx.

The exam costs $405 for PMI® members and $555 for non-members. Since the annual fee for PMI® membership is $139, it makes sense to become a member and then apply for the exam.

The program is mainly based on the PMBOK® Guide – 7th Edition. PMBOK® stands for Project Management Book of Knowledge. When you become a member of PMI®, you receive the PMBOK® Guide – 7th Edition on a CD. PMBOK® is very short and concise. Many people find it difficult to read. The current exam is based on the 7th Edition of PMBOK®. The approach that we suggest is:-

  • Read one, or more, of the recommended books.
  • Read The PMBOK® Guide – 6th Edition.
  • Read the tutorial on preparepm.com.
  • Take a few mock/simulation exams.
  • Revise sections of the books and PMBOK® Guide – 6th Edition in which you are not scoring well.

When you start scoring above 80% in the mock exams, you are ready to visit a Prometric Center for the exam.

 

Exam Tips:
Two important tips that we would like to suggest:

  1. Sleep well the night before the exam. Try to get 7-8 hours of good sleep. Sounds simple but not always observed by candidates.
  2. After you enter the examination room, spend the first few minutes (5-10 mins) writing down key notes and formulas on a rough sheet of paper, before you actually start the exam. These notes can include Earned Value Management (EVM) and other such formulas, list of processes and their inputs, outputs, and tools and techniques. Later in the exam, these notes can act as a great quick reference guide!

The amount of time it will take you to prepare for the PMP® Certification Exam depends on how much experience you have as a Project Manager, your familiarity with PMI®’s terminology, and which books you use to prepare. Sitting for any exam is stressful, time-consuming, as well as costly, therefore, give yourself enough time to study so that you feel comfortable. We suggest that you should plan to spend a minimum of 4-8 weeks, preparing for a couple of hours every day, before taking the exam.

Alumni Speak
This was my first Live Virtual class (LVC) and it worked very well. David was very knowledgeable and I really liked how he applied Agile in the training. The workbook was very informative.

Janet Conrad

Sales & Project Management

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2020-06-07T17:56:55-04:00

Janet Conrad

Sales & Project Management

This was my first Live Virtual class (LVC) and it worked very well. David was very knowledgeable and I really liked how he applied Agile in the training. The workbook was very informative.
Eduficent has bent over backward to assist me in completing the course and even offered me additional course materials to study for the newer version of the PMBOK PMP test when it changed during the course of my studies. I found their instructors to be very knowledgeable and involved in their student's progress.

Luis Alvarez

Sr. Applications Analyst

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5
2020-06-07T17:36:39-04:00

Luis Alvarez

Sr. Applications Analyst

Eduficent has bent over backward to assist me in completing the course and even offered me additional course materials to study for the newer version of the PMBOK PMP test when it changed during the course of my studies. I found their instructors to be very knowledgeable and involved in their student's progress.
This course was great! I feel much more confident about the material now. The trainer was wonderful! I liked that we were able to fire questions at him and he would respond with examples of his experience. Also, no question was a "dumb" question. Give him a Raise!

Giuseppe Bennett

Product Engineer Manager

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5
2020-06-07T17:47:48-04:00

Giuseppe Bennett

Product Engineer Manager

This course was great! I feel much more confident about the material now. The trainer was wonderful! I liked that we were able to fire questions at him and he would respond with examples of his experience. Also, no question was a "dumb" question. Give him a Raise!
The course was an excellent opportunity to review & discuss each of the knowledge areas. Robert shows a genuine interest in the group's success & really makes an effort for the team. I am very happy to have Robert as an instructor & a subject matter expert. Great tips.

Francine Casey

Business Strategist

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5
2020-06-07T17:59:58-04:00

Francine Casey

Business Strategist

The course was an excellent opportunity to review & discuss each of the knowledge areas. Robert shows a genuine interest in the group's success & really makes an effort for the team. I am very happy to have Robert as an instructor & a subject matter expert. Great tips.
The training was good. The trainer was extremely thorough and used everyday situations as examples, which truly helped to understand the processes better. The course was very helpful. Thank you for all the support.

Claudette Charles

Strategic Planning & Project Management Professional

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5
2020-06-07T18:10:41-04:00

Claudette Charles

Strategic Planning & Project Management Professional

The training was good. The trainer was extremely thorough and used everyday situations as examples, which truly helped to understand the processes better. The course was very helpful. Thank you for all the support.
For someone whose been in the IT field for 30 years, this class taught me the current terminology that is being used in the workplace surrounding the project management framework. I found the logic behind communication & collaboration is still the same, yet the vocabulary must be used and accepted.

Corey Grover

Research Scientist

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5
2020-06-07T18:07:46-04:00

Corey Grover

Research Scientist

For someone whose been in the IT field for 30 years, this class taught me the current terminology that is being used in the workplace surrounding the project management framework. I found the logic behind communication & collaboration is still the same, yet the vocabulary must be used and accepted.
At first, I was adamant about taking the virtual class as my intent was to attend a physical classroom. However, I found the virtual class effective and efficient. George did a great job of keeping the class on track, answering our questions, and giving us great insights, tips, and techniques on how to tackle the exam. Great job!

Juliet Giuffrida

Sr. Project Manager

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5
2020-06-07T17:53:18-04:00

Juliet Giuffrida

Sr. Project Manager

At first, I was adamant about taking the virtual class as my intent was to attend a physical classroom. However, I found the virtual class effective and efficient. George did a great job of keeping the class on track, answering our questions, and giving us great insights, tips, and techniques on how to tackle the exam. Great job!
I had enrolled for the PMP course in Eduficent. The knowledge checks at the end of each module reinforce the lessons and prepare you to take practice exams. The only critic I have would be around the formula's, I wish they spend more time explaining and help develop them on a brain dump sheet. Overall, this has been a great experience and would recommend Eduficent to working professionals who are too busy to go to traditional classes.

Mike Antley

Product Manager

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2020-06-07T17:40:00-04:00

Mike Antley

Product Manager

I had enrolled for the PMP course in Eduficent. The knowledge checks at the end of each module reinforce the lessons and prepare you to take practice exams. The only critic I have would be around the formula's, I wish they spend more time explaining and help develop them on a brain dump sheet. Overall, this has been a great experience and would recommend Eduficent to working professionals who are too busy to go to traditional classes.
This was my first Instructor-Led Live Virtual class (LVC). The course was excellent. It was offered at a very good price and I love that we can download the videos. Thanks!

Gerhard Bey

Property Development Manager

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5
2020-06-07T18:05:17-04:00

Gerhard Bey

Property Development Manager

This was my first Instructor-Led Live Virtual class (LVC). The course was excellent. It was offered at a very good price and I love that we can download the videos. Thanks!
Eduficent's PMP® training brought numerous concepts together in a simple and cohesive package. I highly recommend Eduficent's PMP Instructor-Led Live training even if you don't plan to sit for the PMP exam.

Ebenezer Belle

Project Manager

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5
2020-06-07T17:42:39-04:00

Ebenezer Belle

Project Manager

Eduficent's PMP® training brought numerous concepts together in a simple and cohesive package. I highly recommend Eduficent's PMP Instructor-Led Live training even if you don't plan to sit for the PMP exam.
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