Project Management

CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) Certification Preparation Course-

Training Specs




While the Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential is targeted at experienced project managers, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) does not require previous project management experience.  The CAPM eligibility requirements are:

  • High school diploma, associate’s degree, or global equivalent Plus

  • 23 hours of formal project management education

Having satisfied the eligibility requirements, a CAPM-candidate must sit a 3-hour 150 question exam.  The exam tests the candidate’s knowledge of the Project Management Institute’s (Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)).   Upon successfully passing the exam, the candidate becomes a CAPM for a period of five years.  At the end of the five year period the individual must re-take the CAPM exam to retain their CAPM designation. 

The key to passing the exam is to understand the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) view of project management.  This means reviewing and understanding PMI’s PMBOK® Guide, but also becoming familiar with how PMI expects project managers to apply that knowledge.  In most cases, this requires CAPM-candidates to become familiar with new concepts during their preparation, and/or to “unlearn” practices that they have picked up over the years.


Who should take this CAPM Prep course?

  • Individuals wishing to obtain an international credential demonstrating an understanding of the fundamental, best practice, project management knowledge defined in the PMBOK® Guide.

  • Entry level individuals wishing to enter the project management profession.

  • Individuals looking to advance their standing as project management subject matter experts.

  • Individuals working in support of a project management office.

  • Project stakeholders intending to serve as a sponsor, facilitator, liaison, or coordinator.

  • Project managers desiring a professional certification, but lacking the experience for the PMP certification.

  • Part-time project managers looking to formalize their project management skill-set and be recognized for their project management knowledge.


Where is this course offered?


The course is offered on an open-enrollment basis at our Project Management Education Center in Bellevue, WA, (which also serves Seattle, Redmond, Renton, Everett, Federal Way, and Tacoma), as well as at our Project Management Education Center in Tucson, AZ (which also serves the Greater Phoenix area, Oro Valley, and Sierra Vista / Fort Huachuca), and other select locations such as Grand Cayman.  We also provide it on an on-site basis anywhere in the world.


CAPM Exam Prep Course Objectives


By the end of the course you will :

  • Understand PMI’s approach to project management.

  • Understand how the CAPM exam is structured, and what kinds of questions will be asked.

  • Be very familiar with all sections of the PMBOK® Guide.

  • Possess various tricks, tips, techniques, and templates to help you retain information for the exam.


CAPM Prep Course Details


  • Length 40 hours

  • Credits 40 Professional Development Units (PDUs) (Fulfills the 23 contact hour requirement for the CAPM.)

  • Prerequisites None

  • Availability On-site at your location and select public locations

  • Style Instructor-led, using PowerPoint presentations, facilitated discussions, individual and group exercises.

  • Format Classroom environment—no computers required.


CAPM Preparation Course Content


  • Introduction and Expectations

  • The CAPM Exam and CAPM Exam Prep Techniques

  • Project Management Framework

  • Integration Management

  • Stakeholder Management

  • Scope Management

  • Schedule Management

  • Cost Management

  • Quality Management

  • Resource Management

  • Communications Management

  • Risk Management

  • Procurement Management


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Advanced Project Management
Application Lifecycle Management
Basic Project Management
Best Practices
Budgeting and Forecasting
Business Analysis
Conflict Management
Consulting Skills
Contracts and Vendor Management
Cultural Change Management
Portfolio Management
Problem Solving
Process Management
Program Management
Project Accounting
Quality Management
Requirements Management
Risk Management
Team Building
Virtual Team Management


Certification: APMC (International Institute for Learning)
Certification: CAPM (Project Management Institute)
Certification: CBAP (International Institute of Business Analysis)
Certification: Certified Project Management Associate (International Project Management Association)
Certification: Certified Project Manager (International Project Management Association)
Certification: Certified Projects Director (International Project Management Association)
Certification: Certified SCRUM Master (The SCRUM Alliance)
Certification: Certified SCRUM Practitioner (The SCRUM Alliance)
Certification: Certified Senior Project Manager (International Project Management Association)
Certification: CPM (Intl. Association of Project & Program Mgmt)
Certification: FAPM (Association for Project Management (UK))
Certification: ITIL Foundation Certification
Certification: ITIL Practitioner Certification
Certification: Lean Six Sigma Certification
Certification: MAPM (Association for Project Management (UK))
Certification: MPM (American Academy of Project Managers)
Certification: PgMP (Project Management Institute)
Certification: PMP (Project Management Institute)
Certification: PRINCE2 Foundation (PRINCE2)
Certification: PRINCE2 Practitioner (PRINCE2)
Certification: ACP (Project Management Institute)
Degree: Associates in Project Management
Degree: Bachelors in Project Management
Degree: Certificate in Project Management
Degree: Masters In Project Management
Skill Development: Defined Skills
Skill Development: Soft Skills
Tool-specific: MS Project
Tool-specific: Other

Delivery Methods

Group at your location
Online Interactive
Scheduled at vendor location


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