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Certified Associate In Project Management Course

CAPM is a course designed for aspiring project management professionals and prepares candidates with the basic know-how of how to manage projects as described in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK® Guide). The CAPM credential helps freshers or entry-level graduates to gather the skills required to acquire further project management qualifications and get an overview of the 5 process groups and 10 knowledge areas prescribed by the PMI

 

 

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CAPM® Certification Training Course

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is an entry-level project management credential offered by the PMI. It develops a candidate’s approach towards understanding the management structures, terminology, processes, knowledge areas and much more. The course material of this course is based on the latest edition of the PMBOK Guide. The CAPM certification tends to prepare a candidate who is interested to build a career in the project management field. With this certification, individuals can claim to have a thorough understanding of the project management framework, processes and methodologies. It builds the base for stepping forward to further project management qualifications.

Project management professionals are highly in demand due to the majority of the companies relying on the project management model for successful project deliveries. Project management is gaining more value with companies adopting a structured approach towards project completion. Therefore the Certified Associate in Project Management certification training course is considered a great value addition to a candidate’s profile.

Course Curriculum


Audience

1.    Anyone who wishes to acquire project management skills can apply for this course. The CAPM certification training delivers the best value to individuals who aspire to prove their knowledge in the project management field irrespective of their career stages.

2.    While this CAPM Certification course can be taken by students or entry-level graduates, it offers more benefits to:

•    Software developers/engineers
•    Project team members
•    Project associates
•    Team leads

CAPM Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the CAPM certification, you need a high school diploma, GED or global equivalent and must
meet the project management education requirement.

CAPM Eligibility Criteria
Educational Background Project Management Education
Secondary degree, such as a high school diploma, GED (general educational development), or global equivalentAND23 hours of education

 

CAPM Examination - In Early 2023 The CAPM® Certification Exam is Being Updated

Current Exam
Tests knowledge based on the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition 

New Exam
Will encompass 4 Domain areas based on the new CAPM Exam Content Outline:      
Project Management Fundamentals and Core Concepts 
Predictive Plan-Based Methodologies 
Agile Frameworks/Methodologies 
Business Analysis Frameworks 
A 10-minute break will also be added to the exam  

Both the current and the new exam will include 150 questions to be completed in 3 hours and can be taken at a test center or as an online proctored exam. 

Exam Retake Policy: 

If a candidate do not pass the examination in first try, PMI allows the candidates to retake the exam. 

•    Candidate can retake the exam upto three times within your 1-year eligibility period. 
•    After three attempts, if candidate fails to pass the exam, he/she has to wait for 1 year from last date of CAPM Examination prior to reapplying. 
 

CAPM Certification

The CAPM Certification provides an instant lift to a candidate’s profile as it certifies the knowledge about project management essentials that one possesses. This certification sets a professional benchmark for those who are willing to join the league of project managers. After procuring the CAPM credential, it is the responsibility of the candidates to maintain it by appearing for the exam every 5 years.

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Training Options


CAPM Online Training

Instructor-Led Session Virtual Training


  • 2 days Instructor-led Online Training
  • Experienced Subject Matter Experts
  • Approved and Quality Ensured training Material
  • 24*7 leaner assistance and support

CAPM Corporate Training

Customized to your team's need


  • Blended Learning Delivery Model (Self-Paced E-Learning And/Or Instructor-Led Options)
  • Course, Category, And All-Access Pricing
  • Enterprise-Class Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Enhanced Reporting For Individuals And Teams
  • 24x7 Teaching Assistance And Support 

Course Outline


Demonstrate an understanding of the various project life cycles and processes.
•    Distinguish between a project, program, and a portfolio.
•    Distinguish between a project and operations.
•    Distinguish between predictive and adaptive approaches.
•    Distinguish between issues, risks, assumptions, and constraints.
•    Review/critique project scope.
•    Apply the project management code of ethics to scenarios (refer to PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct).
•    Explain how a project can be a vehicle for change.

Demonstrate an understanding of project management planning.
•    Describe the purpose and importance of cost, quality, risk, schedule, etc.
•    Distinguish between the different deliverables of a project management plan versus product management plan.
•    Distinguish differences between a milestone and a task duration.
•    Determine the number and type of resources in a project.
•    Use a risk register in a given situation.
•    Use a stakeholder register in a given situation.
•    Explain project closure and transitions.

Demonstrate an understanding of project roles and responsibilities.
•    Compare and contrast the roles and responsibilities of project managers and project sponsors.
•    Compare and contrast the roles and responsibilities of the project team and the project sponsor.
•    Explain the importance of the role the project manager plays (e.g., initiator, negotiator, listener, coach, working member, and facilitator).
•    Explain the differences between leadership and management.
•    Explain emotional intelligence (EQ) and its impact on project management.

Determine how to follow and execute planned strategies or frameworks (e.g., communication, risks, etc.).
•    Give examples of how it is appropriate to respond to a planned strategy or framework (e.g., communication, risk, etc.).
•    Explain project initiation and benefit planning.

Demonstrate an understanding of common problem-solving tools and techniques.
•    Evaluate the effectiveness of a meeting.
•    Explain the purpose of focus groups, standup meetings, brainstorming, etc.
 

Explain when it is appropriate to use a predictive, plan-based approach.
•    Identify the suitability of a predictive, plan-based approach for the organizational structure (e.g., virtual, colocation, matrix structure, hierarchical, etc.).
•    Determine the activities within each process.
•    Give examples of typical activities within each process.
•    Distinguish the differences between various project components.

Demonstrate an understanding of a project management plan schedule.
•    Apply critical path methods.
•    Calculate schedule variance.
•    Explain work breakdown structures (WBS).
•    Explain work packages.
•    Apply a quality management plan.
•    Apply an integration management plan.

Determine how to document project controls of predictive, plan- based projects.
•    Identify artifacts that are used in predictive, plan-based projects.
•    Calculate cost and schedule variances.

Explain when it is appropriate to use an adaptive approach.
•    Compare the pros and cons of adaptive and predictive, plan-based projects.
•    Identify the suitability of adaptive approaches for the organizational structure (e.g., virtual, colocation, matrix structure, hierarchical, etc.).
•    Identify organizational process assets and environmental factors that facilitate the use of adaptive approaches.

Determine how to plan project iterations.
•    Distinguish the logical units of iterations.
•    Interpret the pros and cons of the iteration.
•    Translate this WBS to an adaptive iteration.
•    Determine inputs for scope.
•    Explain the importance of adaptive project tracking versus predictive, plan-based tracking.

Determine how to document project controls for an adaptive project.
•    Identify artifacts that are used in adaptive projects.
•    Explain the components of an adaptive plan.
•    Distinguish between the components of different adaptive methodologies (e.g., Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Scaled Adaptive Framework (SAFe®), Kanban, etc.).

Determine how to prepare and execute task management steps.
•    Interpret success criteria of an adaptive project management task.
•    Prioritize tasks in adaptive project management.
 

Demonstrate an understanding of business analysis (BA) roles and responsibilities.

•    Distinguish between stakeholder roles (e.g., process owner, process manager, product manager, product owner, etc.).
•    Outline the need for roles and responsibilities (Why do you need to identify stakeholders in the first place?).
•    Differentiate between internal and external roles.

Determine how to conduct stakeholder communication.

•    Recommend the most appropriate communication channel/tool (e.g., reporting, presentation, etc.).
•    Demonstrate why communication is important for a business analyst between various teams (features, requirements, etc.).

Determine how to gather requirements.

•    Match tools to scenarios (e.g., user stories, use cases, etc.).
•    Identify the requirements gathering approach for a situation (e.g., conduct stakeholder interviews, surveys, workshops, lessons learned, etc.).
•    Explain a requirements traceability matrix/product backlog.

Demonstrate an understanding of product roadmaps.

•    Explain the application of a product roadmap.
•    Determine which components go to which releases.

Determine how project methodologies influence business analysis processes.

•    Determine the role of a business analyst in adaptive and/or predictive, plan-based approaches.

Validate requirements through product delivery.

•    Define acceptance criteria (the action of defining changes based on the situation).
•    Determine if a project/product is ready for delivery based on a requirements traceability matrix/product backlog.

Course Advisor

Nitin shende- project management trainer
Mr. Nitin Shende PMP® PMI-PBA® Prince2® CSM® ITIL®F QPMP® SSGB®

Sr. Vice President and Head – Project Management Training & Consulting

20+ Years

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  • Mr. Nitin Shende is an International Management Consultant, Facilitator, and Speaker with a specialization in Project Management and Program Management.
  •  Member of Subject Matter Expert (SME) Review team & “Final Draft Reviewer & Contributor” team for A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Guide Fifth and Fourth edition published worldwide
  •  Final Draft Reviewer (Standard Portion) for Project Management Body of Knowledge: “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide (PMBOK® Guide) Sixth Edition”
  •  Final Draft Reviewer (Guide Portion) for Project Management Body of Knowledge: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Sixth Edition
  • SME Reviewer for “Standard for Organizational Project Management (OPM Standard)”
  • Member “Final Draft Reviewer & Contributor” team for (Program Management Guide) PgMP Guide Third Edition 2012

Course Reviews


FAQ's


CAPM stands for Certified Associate in Project Management. The CAPM course is offered by the PMI and it is the foundation of the series of certifications offered in the project management field. It is based on A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge Sixth Edition (PMBOK® Guide).

The CAPM certification lays the foundation for further project management courses. Candidates applying for this course must meet the two basic criteria:

  • Secondary degree (associate’s degree, high school diploma or global equivalent) + 1500 hours of project experience

OR

  • Secondary degree (associate’s degree, high school diploma or global equivalent) + 23 hours of formal project management training

Vinsys offers 23 hours (3 days) of training duration for the CAPM course.

Based on our analysis, candidates preparing for the CAPM course need to spend at least 150-200 hours dedicatedly in order to be confident to clear the CAPM certification exam. It takes a minimum of 10 weeks of qualitative preparation. We suggest spending 1-2 hours per day on weekdays and nearly 5-6 hours on weekends.

Of course, you will. We offer a course completion certification on your successfully clearing the exam. You will get a soft copy of the certificate on your email.

Yes, we offer online instructor-led trainings for the CAPM course. Considering the inability of certain students in attending our classroom trainings, Vinsys organizes tech-enabled online CAPM certification trainings too.

The cost of CAPM certification depends on the membership status & the mode of exam. Here is the fee structure for candidates applying for the CAPM certification:

Exam Type

Member Status

US Price

Computer-based testing (CBT)

Member

$435

Computer-based testing (CBT

Non-member

$495

Paper-based testing (PBT)

Member

$385

Paper-based testing (PBT)

Non-member

$445

Apart from the training sessions, we offer authenticate, accredited course material along with practice question sets and mock exam papers. Candidates also get access to the Vinsys training labs.

CAPM is a course that will lay your foundation into the project management field. Therefore, it is important to get trained by the right professionals. The trainers at Vinsys are well-experienced having relevant industry exposure and assure a well-structured training program that fosters effective and quick learning.

To establish your project management foundation, it is important to get associated with the right institute. Vinsys enables effective learning through a practical, scenario-based training approach and flexible training schedules. The institute focuses on learners’ abilities to grasp course content and apply learner-based solutions to train their minds in an efficient manner.

You can rely on our well-experienced, highly accredited trainers who possess relevant industry experience too in order to provide proper knowledge in the right manner to candidates.

Getting certified holds no worth if you lose on understanding the core concepts. What’s more important is the practical implication. At Vinsys, the well-experienced trainers facilitate practical, scenario-based learning so that every candidate gets to understand how to perform when the actual job calls for.

This differentiates the Vinsys training and our previous students acknowledge the benefits they experienced through our training. While certification is just another addition to your resume, skills transform the way you perform on the job, and here’s where we have our major focus. So, it is important that candidates rely on a trusted, established, and globally recognized training partner for CAPM certification.

CAPM Certification Training aims at instilling and nurturing project management skills into an individual that would enable them to deliver projects smoothly without any mismanagement and within the stipulated time as well as budget constraints. This course sets up a base for candidates who wish to pursue further project management courses such as PMP®, PMI-ACP®, etc.

After completing the CAPM certification, candidates witness the following and many more benefits:

  • Professionals will gain the necessary skills required for instigating project management
  • Ability to monitor, control, execute and deliver the project in an efficient way
  • Manage to plan resources in an optimum manner
  • Be prepared for forthcoming risks and minimize losses
  • Ability to motivate the team and encourage for successful completion of projects
  • Take quality decisions for the betterment of the project as well as project team members
  • Professionals experience a boost in their career path on adding the CAPM Certified credential to their profiles
  • The CAPM credential entitles individuals to promotions as well as a better salary package