Certified Associate in Project Management Course - PMI-CAPM® Certification Training

Unlock your potential with CAPM, the Certified Associate in Project Management. Accredited by the prestigious PMI, this entry-level certification is your ticket to a rewarding career in project management.

Our expertly crafted training course empowers you with a solid foundation in project management principles. From planning and execution to monitoring and control, you'll master every essential aspect of successful project management. Budgeting, closing projects - we cover it all.

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Course Essentials

Experience the joy of learning with our immersive online course, supported by experienced instructors who are dedicated to your success. Take the first step towards becoming a skilled project manager with CAPM. Enroll now and embark on an exciting journey to professional growth.

Upon completion of this course, you will achieve the following objectives:

  • Develop a structured project management approach aligned with global PMI standards
  • Master the essentials of PMBOK® Guide (6th Edition), including terminology, key tools, project planning, scheduling, procurement, and risk management techniques
  • Earn an accredited certificate from PMI® by completing 23 hours of training PDUs

This course equips you with practical skills and a strong foundation in project management principles, including:

  • Taking on the critical role of a project manager
  • Managing project scope and stages
  • Project planning and scheduling
  • Conducting comprehensive cost-benefit analyses
  • Effective team management
  • Risk management techniques
  • Stakeholder engagement planning
  • Project procurement planning
  • Enhancing your management skills
  • Enhancing your resume with a recognized certificate
  • Accessing better job opportunities with higher wages
  • Establishing credibility and driving organizational change

This course is essential for:

  • Individuals seeking to enter the field of project management
  • Those interested in acquiring project management knowledge and concepts
  • Project management coordinators
  • Project managers and professionals aiming to earn certification
  • Project analysts
  • CAPM candidates
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Exam simulation
  • Group activities (break-out sessions) after each lesson
  • Practice tests
  • Access to additional references such as glossaries, recommended readings, and syllabus
  • Course materials available in English

CAPM® Certification Exam: Once you have completed studying the CAPM® materials and practice tests, you will be prepared to take the proctored exam online through PearsonVUE. You can schedule and take the exam at your convenience, adhering to the exam guidelines provided.

CAPM Exam Prerequisites:

  • Secondary Degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree, or equivalent)
  • Completion of 23 hours of project management education before taking the exam

CAPM Exam Format:

  • Number of scored questions: 135
  • Number of pretest (unscored) questions: 15
  • Total number of examination questions: 150
  • Allotted examination time: 3 hours
  • Exam conducted via PearsonVUE
  • For more information, visit PMI’s official site

CAPM Exam Recommendations: With 24/7 testing options, consider the following:

  • Schedule your exam online or at a testing center as soon as possible due to limited availability
  • Ensure you have a computer with a webcam
  • Stable internet connection
  • Find a quiet place for uninterrupted exam duration

Course Overview​

The CAPM course offers a comprehensive introduction to project management, covering key principles and practices aligned with PMI standards. Participants will gain essential skills in project planning, execution, monitoring, and control, along with knowledge of project terminology, tools, and techniques. The course includes 23 hours of training and prepares candidates to earn the PMI-accredited CAPM certification.

Task 1

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.

Task 2

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.

Task 3

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.

Task 4

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.

Task 5

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.

Task 1

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.

Task 2

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.

Task 3

Demonstrate an 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.

Task 1

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 enterprise environmental factors that facilitate the use of adaptive approaches.

Task 2

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.

Task 3

Determine how to document project controls for an adaptive project.

  • Identify artifacts that are used in adaptive projects.

Task 4

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.).

Task 5

Determine how to prepare and execute task management steps.

  • Interpret success criteria of an adaptive project management task.
  • Prioritize tasks in adaptive project management.

Task 1

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.

Task 2

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.).

Task 3

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.

Task 4

Demonstrate an understanding of product roadmaps.

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

Task 5

Determine how project methodologies influence business analysis processes.

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

Task 6

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.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

    The exam can be taken online through PearsonVUE.

    The new recertification process for the CAPM is now in alignment with our other certifications,
    including the Project Management Professional (PMP)
    ®. Similar to other certifications, CAPM
    certification holders will earn professional development units (PDUs) through our Continuing
    Certifications Requirement (CCR) program. Starting 1 October, CAPM certification holders will
    have to earn 15 PDUs over three years and pay a certification renewal fee, which is $60 for
    members and $150 for non-members to keep it active.

    More details are given on this link.

    Yes, the course is accredited by PMI.

    Yes, this certification is supported by HRDF.

    No, the course is only available online.

    No, the course fees cover only the training services.

    The exam is four hours long.

    The exams are available in Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.

    Computer-based examination results are available immediately at the testing center or online within ten business days of the examination date. Paper-based examination results are available online approximately six to eight weeks after the examination date.

    The passing score is determined through sound psychometric analysis and is set at 61% for all PMI exams.

    Candidates are given one year to pass the examination and may take it up to three times during this eligibility period.

    Yes, you can reschedule or cancel your online or center-based exam up to 48 hours before the scheduled appointment.

    Yes, you will receive a certification package containing a congratulatory letter, information on certification maintenance and renewal, and an accredited certificate.

    Yes, PMI provides digital badges to display your certification achievement visually.

    Mandil Consulting employs qualified and certified practitioners with several years of teaching experience to conduct their courses.

    The training is delivered in English & Arabic.

    The training material is available in English.