Christian Frhr. von Maltzahn

PMP® Trainer, Coach, Speaker

WHY BECOME A CAPM® CERTIFICATION?

Whatever stage you currently find yourself in, career wise, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® is an accreditation which will help to distinguish you from the crowd. Given that project management is a rapidly growing profession, it makes sense that qualified practitioners will be at the front of the queue when it comes to gaining employment.

Effectiveness

Your effectiveness, when working with or on a project team, will benefit.

Credibility

Your credibility in the project management job market will increase.

How do I know if this is the right career choice for me?

If you would like to aim towards gaining further qualifications in project management (eg. PMP®) or you simply want to further enhance your project management skills, then the CAPM® is perfect for you.

What qualifications do I require?

Not only do you not need to have experience leading and directing projects in order to apply for the CAPM®, but you also do not need to have a college degree.

SCHOOL DEGREE
Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent).
PROJECT HOURS
1,500 hours of project experience
PROJECT MANAGEMENT HOURS
23 hours of project management education completed before you take the exam.

What will I gain from taking a CAPM® course with Delta ACE?

Not only do you not need to have experience leading and directing projects in order to apply for the CAPM®, but you also do not need to have a college degree.

You will get...

...all the resources you need to pass the PMI CAPM® certification exam.

...the required 23 hours of contact required by the PMI to sit the exam.

You will be able to...

...explain the project management processes and project management.

...demonstrate your knowledge of the formulas, charts, and theories of project management.

...calculate float for complex project network diagrams.

...memorize the formulas for earned value management

...compare and contrast processes, knowledge areas, theories, and project management best practices.

How to gain Your CAPM®

The certification exam has 150 multiple choice questions and you have three hours to complete it.

*Please find the Exam Overview on the following page.

CAPM® Exam Overview

PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND PROCESSES (15%)
  • - Understand/recognize project terminology, process groups and knowledge areas.
  • - Understand the relationships between process groups and knowledge areas.
  • - Recognize where outputs from process become inputs into another area.
  • - Note where the same techniques and tools are used in multiple places.
PROJECT INTEGRATION MANAGEMENT (12%)
  • - Definite all six processes typically associated with integration management.
  • - Identify and describe the ITTOs associated with those six processes.
  • - Describe the uses and components of a project management plan.
  • - Describe the purpose of, and procedures related to, project change management.
PROJECT SCOPE MANAGEMENT (11%)
  • - Define all six processes typically associated with project scope management.
  • - Identify and describe the ITTOs associated with those six processes.
  • - Describe the purpose and elements of a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
  • - Describe the purpose and elements of a requirements document.
PROJECT TIME MANAGEMENT (12%)
  • - Define the seven processes typically associated with project time management.
  • - Identify and describe the ITTOs associated with those seven processes.
  • - Perform simple calculation of activity estimates.
  • - Describe the purpose and procedures related to sequencing activities.
  • - Interpret various types of network diagrams to identify critical path activities.
PROJECT COST MANAGEMENT (7%)
  • - Define all four processes typically associated with project cost management.
  • - Identify and describe the ITTOs associated with those four processes.
  • - Understand the concept of Earned Value Management (EVM).
PROJECT QUALITY MANAGEMENT (6%)
  • - Define the three processes typically associated with project quality management.
  • - Identify and describe the ITTOs associated with those three processes.
  • - Identify and know when to use quality tools and quality control tools.
  • - Apply quality tools to simple scenarios to identify issues, root causes, trends and/or problems.
PROJECT HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (8%)
  • - Define the four processes typically associated with project human resource management.
  • - Identify and describe the ITTOs associated with those four processes.
  • - Interpret an organization chart and position descriptions for a project team.
  • - Identify the specific differences between operational and project team management.
  • - Identify and describe the five general techniques for managing conflict.
PROJECT COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT (6%)
  • - Define the six processes typically associated with project communication management.
  • - Identify and describe the ITTOs associated with those three processes.
  • - Identify and describe the communications skills necessary for project management.
  • - Outline the components contained in a communications management plan.
PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT (9%)
  • - Define the six processes typically associated with project risk management.
  • - Identify and describe the ITTOs associated with those six processes.
  • - Perform simple qualitative risk calculations.
PROJECT PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT (7%)
  • - Define the four processes typically associated with project procurement management.
  • - Identify and describe the ITTOs associated with those four processes.
  • - Identify various types of fixed-price, cost-reimbursable and Time and Material Contractual agreements.
PROJECT STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT (7%)
  • - Define the four processes typically associated with project stakeholder management.
  • - Identify and describe the ITTOs associated with those four processes.
  • - Describe the four classification models used for stakeholder analysis.

2,785

Leaders Trained

1,378

Satisfied Clients

21

Awards Won

15

Consultants

The Pros and Cons of gaining the CAPM®

PROFESSIONAL

Professionals will recognise the CAPM® and be aware that you are serious about your career despite not having as much actual experience as someone with PMP® credentials.

EXAM

The exam is not as tricky as the PMP® exam. The PMP® exam is designed to test your experience in project management whereas the CAPM® is designed to test your knowledge of Project Management framework.

FUTURE

Passing the CAPM® will still set you in good stead for studies towards PMP® in the future

QUALIFICATION

As a qualification, the CAPM® obviously holds less weight than the PMP®. It will be widely known that if you had actual PM experience you would automatically aim for the PMP®.

How to maintain your CAPM®

To maintain your CAPM®, you must retake the exam every five years.

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