Prep for Certified Associate in Project Management Credential Examination

PREP FOR CAPM® EXAM

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The Delaware Valley Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI®-DVC) in cooperation with Villanova University is offering this exciting new seminar for beginners in professional project management.

The course is a study guide for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM® ) credential examination and is based on PMI’s® A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Fifth Edition. Prepare for the CAPM® exam, foster your professional growth and professional opportunities! ("PMI®", "PMBOK®" and "CAPM®" are registered certification marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)

About the Programs

The Prep for CAPM® Credential Examination course is a fast-paced, three day preparation study course. It is intended for candidates who have been exposed to project management and are seeking to gain their first certification. Like PMI®-DVC’s "Foundations in Project Management," this course will acquaint you with principles and practices in project management. Just as important, this course concentrates on preparation for PMI’s® Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) credential exam. Students will review material typically covered in the exam and will receive instruction on how to best prepare for the examination. The full 3-day sessions of Prep for CAPM® meet PMI's® requirement of 23 hours of formal project management education in order to be eligible to sit for the CAPM® Credential Examination.

Please visit www.pmi.org for eligibility requirements, on-line application and fees to sit for the CAPM® Credential Examination.

Who Should Attend?

No matter what industry you currently work in, project management plays a critical part in it!

If you're new to project management, or if you want to refresh your existing skills, you should take this fast-paced preparation study course. Become acquainted with principles and practices in project management and receive instruction on how to best prepare for the examination.

This opportunity may be of particular interest to recent or prospective college/university graduates who wish to start in project management and/or who want to enter the workforce with some project management knowledge and do not have the work experience to qualify to take the PMP® examination.

If you want the recognition and reward that come from the validation of your professional peers, enroll in the CAPM® credential review class. It is an important first step in preparation for your CAPM® Credential Examination.

Note:
The full 3-day sessions of Prep for CAPM® meet PMI's® requirement of 23 hours of formal project management education in order to be eligible to sit for the CAPM® Credential Examination.

Course Dates Location
Three Saturdays - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
November 2, November 9, November 16, 2013
Villanova University
Main Campus
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
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The Five Process Groups of Project Management

These are the stages a project manager gets through before completion of the plan. Both courses marry the theory and the practice of project management into an integrated whole, based on the process areas as described below:

  • Initiating. Covers project selection, project manager identification, project charter and determining realistic project goals, constraints, and assumptions at the outset.
  • Planning. Emphasizes the planning, scheduling, budgeting, and other skills necessary to properly establish a project at the very beginning.
  • Executing. The importance of monitoring the project as it progresses, and setting up feedback processes which measure actual progress against the baseline.
  • Controlling. Measuring and establishing project performance early enough to make appropriate adjustments. Performance reporting, configuration management, and change control.
  • Closing. Finalizing the need of a phase or a project. Closing contracts and project acceptance and termination.

Project Management Body of Knowledge

Both courses offer the core nine knowledge areas, key to the successful planning and implementation of a project. These knowledge areas integrate closely with the five process areas to guide you through the project:

  • Integration Management.  The various elements of the project must be properly coordinated. Learn how to use the development and execution of a project plan with integrated change control to tie together the entire project.
  • Scope Management.  Effective scope management is a vital discipline for achieving project objectives. Learn about conceptual development, the scope statement, work authorization, scope reporting, and control systems throughout the project life cycle.
  • Contract Management.  Project managers use oral and written contracts to achieve project objectives. Find out about contract objectives and type, the acquisition process, contract administration, and post-contract evaluations.
  • Time Management.  Many projects and project managers do not actively manage a project's most precious resource: time. Acquire techniques for planning, estimating, scheduling, and controlling time.
  • Communications Management.  Every project management activity involves communication. Discover the importance of identifying the audience, the communication process, communication skills, the environment, and the application of communication management.
  • Cost Management.  The bottom line is often the sole determinant of project success or failure. Focus on estimating, forecasting, budgeting, and controlling costs as well as the application of cost report information.
  • Human Resource Management.  As a project manager, you are responsible for building a cohesive project team from a group of individual specialists. Human resource management skills are needed to make this transformation. Learn about the administrative and behavioral aspects of human resource management unique to project management.
  • Risk Management.  Every project activity affects every other project activity. The project manager needs to know the probability of success or failure for certain events, and how each outcome changes the rest of the project. Concentrate on identifying, evaluating and mitigating risk.
  • Quality Management.  Today more than ever, a project manager needs to be sensitive to client expectations. Learn about quality assurance, quality control and the quality management plan.

Instructors

These courses will be taught by certified Project Management Professionals (PMPs®). You will learn from practicing project managers, active members of the Delaware Valley chapter of the Project Management Institute. These professionals will teach you the same concepts, tools, and techniques that they apply to their own projects. Their practical, personal insights into how projects are managed in the real world will enhance your present job skills or prepare you  to earn your CAPM®.

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