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Certified Associate Project Manager

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PMI Certifications:

· CAPM: Certified Associate Project Management: For those who have:

o A secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent)

AND

o At least 1,500 hours experience OR 23 hours of project management education.

· PMP: Project Management Professional: For those who have:

o A four-year degree (bachelor’s or the global equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.

OR

o
A secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.

Certification Descriptions:

Both CAPM and PMP teach the student how to manage projects.

CAPM is the entry level of project management.

PMP is the professional level of project management.

Topics Covered in CAPM and PMP:

· What is a project?

· What is project management?

· Relationships among project management, program management and portfolio management.

· Project management and operations management.

· Role of a project manager.

· Project management body of knowledge.

· Enterprise environmental factors.

· The project life cycle – overview.

· Projects vs operational work.

· Stakeholders.

· Organizational influences on project management.

· Common project management process interactions.

· Project management process groups.

· Initiating process group.

· Planning process group (WBS, Risks,… etc).

· Executing process group.

· Monitoring and controlling process group.

· Closing process group.

· Developing a project charter.

· Developing project management plan.

· Direct and manage project execution.

· Monitor and control project work.

· Perform integrated change control.

· Close project or phase.

· Collect requirements.

· Define scope.

· Create WBS.

· Verify scope.

· Control Scope.

· Project time management.

· Define Activities.

· Sequence activities.

· Estimate activity resources.

· Estimate activity durations.

· Develop schedule.

· Control schedule.

· Project cost management.

· Estimate costs.

· Determine budget.

· Control costs.

· Project quality management.

· Plan quality.

· Perform quality assurance.

· Perform quality control.

· Project human resource management.

· Develop human resource plan.

· Acquire project team.

· Develop project team.

· Manage project team.

· Project communications management.

· Identify stakeholders.

· Plan communications.

· Distribute information.

· Manage stakeholder expectations.

· Report performance.

· Project risk management.

· Plan risk management.

· Identify risks.

· Perform qualitative risk analysis.

· Perform quantitative risk analysis.

· Plan risk responses.

· Monitor and control risks.

· Project procurement management.

· Plan procurements.

· Conduct procurements.

· Administer procurements.

· Close procurements.

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