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Project Management: PMP/CAPM Exam Preparation
Project Management
The Project Management Institute (PMI) certifications have proven to be the most important credentials for both experienced and entry-level project managers. The PMP credential is useful for experienced project managers who want formal recognition of their expertise, and the CAPM credential is for individuals who do not have specific project management experience and want formal certification of their project management knowledge.  This course prepares students to complete the test application, study for, and pass either the CAPM or the PMP exam based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide (PMBOK® Guide) 5th Edition published in 2013. In order to pass these exams, applicants need a thorough understanding of project management concepts and the project management process framework as defined in the 
PMBOK® Guide. This course presents the project management concepts and process framework in detail, encourages participants to consider practical applications of the project management processes, and provides participants multiple opportunities to take practice tests similar to the PMI administered exams.

35 hours of classroom training. The packaging of the classroom sessions is flexible and can be delivered as seven sessions of five hours each, or five sessions of seven hours each.
For experienced project managers and team leads, technical contributors who desire to move into project management, or entry-level individuals who are considering project management as a career.
Learning Objectives
  • Describe the PMI certification process and requirements
  • Evaluate eligibility for certification as either CAPM or PMP
  • Describe and use the PMI terminology, PMI project management concepts, process groups, and knowledge areas.
  • Apply the PMBOK project management framework processes to example real world situations
  • Correctly answer practice exams containing questions similar to those found on the PMP/CAPM certification exam.
 The facilitator uses a variety of training methods to introduce and re-enforce the PMBOK® Guide project management concepts and project management processes. Each classroom session includes lecture and discussion, team exercises, and short practice exams similar to the questions students could encounter on the PMP/CAPM exam. Participants take a pre-test as part of the first classroom session to establish their baseline with respect to project management knowledge. Test scores generally improve by about 20 points as the class progresses. In addition, participants are expected to work in teams to accomplish homework assignments between classes to help transfer the classroom learning to their own real world applications. This course fulfills the required hours of project management specific training as needed to complete the PMP or CAPM application. Class size should be kept to a maximum of twenty students whenever possible to ensure individual attention and sufficient time to interact and collaborate as a group.
The Lead facilitator for this course, MS, PMP, is a project management consultant and trainer specializing in practical management processes for technology and process improvement projects. She has more than 25 years of experience in both the technical and management aspects of software projects and has implemented project management processes and training for leading computer software and hardware manufacturers as well as government organizations. She has led cross-functional project teams to accomplish information technology strategic planning, requirements definition, business case analysis, feasibility studies, and software development. As a project management consultant, she has worked with Project Management Offices (PMOs) to implement standard project management best practices and software development methodologies. These processes have enabled clients to improve their productivity, reduce rework, and deliver solutions that meet their customers’ needs.