Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification
Project managers can work in virtually any industry, with any methodology and in any location. The Project Management Institute (PMI) offers Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification.
PMP certification is the most recognized project management certificate worldwide. It demonstrates to employers, clients and colleagues that you have the knowledge, experience and skills to bring major projects to successful completion. CAPM certification is for those who want to add project management skills into their current role and demonstrates your understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of effective project management. Thus PMI PMP and CAPM certification will help both your performance in your current job and your future career prospects.
Who is it for?
The course is intended for directors and senior or middle managers of private, not for profit and public sector organizations who want to learn about and or obtain a project management qualification.
The course covers the following knowledge areas:
- Project management framework
- Project management processes
- Project integration management
- Project scope management
- Project time management
- Project cost management
- Project quality management
- Project HR management
- Project communications management
- Project risk management
- Project procurement management
- Project stakeholder management
- Professional and social responsibility
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification prerequisites
A secondary degree and 1,500 hours of project experience.
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification prerequisites
Either: a secondary degree with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects
Or: a four year degree with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects.
What is included?
The qualifications are taught through our Teaching Zone by recorded audio lectures coupled with essential reading texts and exercises. You also have a personal tutor who is a subject expert whom you can contact if you have any questions.
As it is delivered through our Teaching Zone you also gain free access to our Manager’s tool kit and effective learning skills sections along with entry to the student lounge discussion forum.
The fees exclude the PMI exam entry fees.
By the end of this course, you should be able to obtain the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification.
How do I study and how long does it take?
There are a series of sessions that should take you around 35 hours, which is the total time you are likely to spend studying including all your time spent on listening to the lectures, reading the online information, reading the workbooks, undertaking the exercises, discussions with other students and revising for your exam. The qualification is taught online, so you can start at any time as you are not restricted by term times. You will receive your log in and password for the Teaching Zone as soon as we have received payment. All you need is Internet access!
The time it takes in practice is up to you, and will vary depending on your commitment and how easy you find it to study. 35 hours is roughly:
- Over two months – 30 minutes per day or 4 hours per week or 18 hours per month
- Over one month – 1 hour per day or 7 hours per week or 35 hours per month
How is it assessed?
To obtain the PMP certification you must have 35 hours of project management education, and for the CAPM certification you must have 23 hours of project management education. This course therefore fulfils the requirements for both certificates (and must be completed before you register for the exam). It provides you with guidance on what to expect, teaching you the format and structure of the exam and providing tips and study methods to help you prepare.
PMP certification is assessed by a 200 question four hour multiple-choice exam and CAPM certification is assessed by a 150 question three hour multiple-choice exam.