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Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®)

Course number: CGICAPM35

In this Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® training course, you will gain the knowledge to prepare yourself for the CAPM® certification exam. You will be provided with a deep understanding of essential terminology, tools, and techniques that make up the PMBOK® Guide, a copy of the PMBOK® Guide, Seventh Edition, as well as 300 practice exam questions and the CAPM Exam Prep Guarantee.

What you will learn:

  • Prepare to pass the CAPM exam while completing the required 23 contact hours/PDUs
  • Decipher PMBOK® Guide processes and knowledge areas
  • Identify significant steps of the project life cycle
  • Examine the PMBOK® Guide tools and techniques for exam success
  • Evaluate your exam preparedness and create a study plan
  • A minimum of a high school diploma and accumulation of at least 23 contract hours of project management education (23 PDUs)
  • This course fulfills this PDU requirement – there is NO experience needed to take this class or certification exam.
Target Audience

This course is designed for persons who have on the job experience performing project management tasks, whether or not project manager is their formal job role, who are not certified project management professionals, and who might or might not have received formal project management training. The course is appropriate for these persons if they wish to develop professionally, increase their project management skills, apply a formalized and standards-based approach to project management, seek career advancement by moving into a formal Project Manager job role, as well as to apply for Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI®) Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) Certification.


Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®)


CAPM® Exam by PMI


This course qualifies for 23 PDUs or 23 Contact Hours for candidates pursuing CAPM Certification. PMI requires you to have 23 contact hours to apply for the CAPM® exam.

Course Outline
  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition)
  • Defining project management across project life cycle
  • Identifying the role of the project manager
  • Analyzing organizational influences on projects
Defining the knowledge areas and process groups
  • Outlining process groups and knowledge areas
  • Evaluating the standard for managing projects
Investigating Project Integration and Scope
  • Integrating the PMBOK® Guide processes
  • Developing the project charter
  • Coordinating content of the project management plan
  • Performing project work
  • Controlling changes throughout the project
Defining and managing project scope
  • Defining and facilitating stakeholder requirements
  • Developing detailed project and product descriptions
  • Creating the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Validating the scope
  • Managing Schedule and Budget
Completing the project on time
  • Defining and sequencing activities
  • Estimating activity resources and durations
  • Determining and controlling the schedule
Planning and managing the project cost
  • Developing project budgets
  • Applying Earned Value Management (EVM) basics
  • Controlling costs
Addressing Project Quality
  • Quality planning
  • Identifying project quality standards and requirements
  • Determining project quality activities
  • Demonstrating compliance with quality approach
Quality assurance and control
  • Ensuring adherence to quality guidelines
  • Monitoring and measuring quality results
  • Human Resource, Communication and Procurement Processes
Identifying roles, responsibilities and skills
  • Utilizing hierarchical and matrix charts (RAM & RACI)
  • Enhancing project performance through team development and improved competencies
Managing the project team
  • Ensuring timely project communication
  • Addressing stakeholder information needs
  • Distributing information
  • Collecting and distributing project information
Procurement management
  • Planning project procurement and identifying sellers
  • Obtaining seller responses and awarding contracts
  • Managing procurement relationships
  • Monitoring contract performance
  • Closing each project procurement
Risk and Stakeholder Management
  • Planning for risk
  • Assessing and documenting risks
  • Performing qualitative and quantitative risk analysis
  • Planning appropriate risk responses
Monitoring and controlling risks
  • Tracking identified risks and risk triggers
  • Re-evaluating existing risks and identifying new ones
  • Developing risk response plans as required
Managing stakeholders
  • Identifying internal and external project stakeholders
  • Managing stakeholder engagement
Preparing for the Exam
  • Planning for test day
  • Gaining insight into the exam process
  • Applying proven tips for exam success
  • Optimizing study time
Assessing your exam preparedness
  • Identifying your strengths and weaknesses
  • Designing a personalized study plan that works for you
  • Reviewing the exam application process

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