CAPM Exam Update

New CAPM® Pilot Exam Launch Deal

The  Project Management Institute (PMI) is updating the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification exam to reflect the latest content from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition.

Here’s what you need to know:

 Candidates can take the CAPM pilot exam (based on the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition) from 12 March –20 May 2018, and save up to US$210 on the exam fee. Candidates can submit their application now but need to pay after 16 December 2017.

 Candidates can submit their application now but need to pay after 16 December 2017.

 Candidates can also take the current CAPM exam at Prometric until 11 March and until 20 May at Pearson VUE based on the PMBOK® Guide – Fifth Edition.

 On 21 May 2018, CAPM new 6th edition exam launches and 5th edition exam retires.

 Updated Exam Content Outline has been added to the CAPM® webpage.

CAPM EXAM CONTENT OUTLINE

(LEARNING OBJECTIVES)

Introduction to Project Management

  • Understand the five project management process groups and the processes within each group
  • Recognize the relationships among project, program, portfolio, and operational management
  • Define a typical project lifecycle
  • Understand the function and importance of tailoring for different projects

Project Environment

  • Identify the factors and assets that may impact the outcome of a project
  • Distinguish between organizational systems
  • Understand the purpose and activities of a Project Management Office
  • Recognize the hierarchy of projects, programs and portfolios

Role of the Project Manager

  • State the primary functions of a project manager
  • Understand a project manager’s sphere of influence
  • Identify the major elements included in the PMI triangle
  • Recognize the difference between leadership and management

Project Integration Management

  • Understand the seven project management processes in the project integration management
  • knowledge area
  • Identify the input, tools, techniques and outputs defined in the seven processes in project
  • integration management
  • Understand the purpose of project integration management and the project manager’s role
  • within it
  • Identify concepts and procedures related to project change management
  • Identify tailoring consideration in project integration management and recognize key
  • documents
  • Identify methods for project integration and knowledge management

Project Scope Management

  • Understand the six project management processes in the project scope management
  • knowledge area
  • Identify the Input, tools, techniques and outputs defined in the six processes in project scope
  • management
  • Identify key concepts and tailoring consideration for project scope management, and key roles
  • in scope management
  • Identify the purpose and elements of a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for both Product
  • and Project scope
  • Understand project scope management for agile/adaptive projects, including the use of
  • prototypes

Project Schedule Management

  • Define the six project management processes in the project schedule management
  • knowledge area
  • Identify the Input, tools, techniques and outputs defined in the six processes in project
  • schedule management
  • Solve simple network diagrams problems and perform basic scheduling calculations
  • Identify considerations for agile/adaptive environments in project schedule management

Project Cost Management

  • Understand the four project management processes in the project cost management
  • knowledge area
  • Identify the Input, tools, techniques and outputs defined in the four processes in project cost
  • management
  • Identify key concepts in project cost management, including tailoring and special
  • considerations for agile/adaptive environments
  • Understand and apply basic forecasting and earned value methods for project cost
  • management

Project Quality Management

  • Understand the three project management processes in the project quality management
  • knowledge area
  • Identify the Input, tools, techniques and outputs defined in the three quality management
  • processes
  • Understand the reasons for and approaches to adapting quality management in different
  • project environments
  • Identify quality tools and approaches for continuous improvement

Project Resource Management

  • Define the six project management processes in the project resource management
  • knowledge area
  • Identify the Input, tools, techniques and outputs defined in the six processes in project
  • resource management
  • Identify key concepts and trends in project resource management, including tailoring and
  • special considerations for agile/adaptive environments
  • Identify techniques for developing a team, managing conflict, and resolving resource-related
  • problems
  • Understand the components of a resource management plan and data representation
  • techniques for managing project resources

Project Communication Management

  • Understand the three project management processes in the project communication
  • management knowledge area
  • Identify the Input, tools, techniques and outputs defined in the three project communication
  • management processes
  • Identify key concepts and approaches in project communication management, including
  • tailoring and special considerations for agile/adaptive environments
  • Recognize the dimensions of communication and components of a communications
  • management plan
  • Identify communications skills and methods for project communication management

Project Risk Management

  • Understand the seven project management processes in the project risk management
  • knowledge area
  • Identify the Input, tools, techniques and outputs defined in project risk management
  • Identify the key documents in project risk management
  • Perform simple risk calculations
  • Recognize when and how to adjust risk based on the project environment

Project Procurement Management

  • Understand the three processes in the project procurement management knowledge area
  • Identify the Input, tools, techniques and outputs defined in the three project procurement
  • processes
  • Identify key concepts and tailoring considerations for project procurement management,
  • including trends and emerging practices
  • Identify various types of contracts, agreements, and source selection methods

Project Stakeholder Management

  • Understand the four project management processes in the project stakeholder management
  • knowledge area
  • Identify the Input, tools, techniques and outputs defined in the four project stakeholder
  • management processes
  • Recognize key stakeholders roles and needs
  • Identify the key concepts and benefits of stakeholder management

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