PMP / CAPM

PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL PREPARATORY WORKSHOP

CERTIFIED ASSOCIATE IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT PREPARATORY WORKSHOP

The Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification are conceived and administered by the Project Management Institute(PMI®). It is an internationally recognized qualification for experienced project managers. Computer-based exams are held in South Africa.

ProjectPro® offers eLearning, 3-day, 5-day
(in-house),
9-week Saturday mornings PMP/CAPM preparatory workshops comprising sessions that cover the entire Project Management Body of Knowledge in-depth. Learners will find the 350 typical exam questions worked through and answers explained on the course, invaluable preparation for the exam, as it identifies the learner’s strong and weak areas of knowledge. Recommended study books and the PMI’s Information Source Guide are on display for perusal.

Global status of PMP®/CAPM®

  • The Project Management Professional (PMP®)/ Certified Associate (CAPM)® certifications by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) of the USA, is the internationally recognised project management certification. Since the inception of the PMP® in 1984 hundreds of thousands of project managers around the world have obtained this sought-after certification
  • Prestigious organisations such as Transnet, IBM, SAB Miller, AT&T, ABB, NCR, Siemens, CitiBank, Canadian Dept of Defence, Korean Electricity Power Corporation, etc include the PMP® in their project management career path
  • The PMP®/CAPM® is a recognised certification for project management professionals in South Africa, USA, Canada, Europe, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and many more
  • The PMP®/CAPM® computer based exam is held locally at testing Centres thoughout South Africa. The requirement to sit for the exam is 7 500 hours of working experience or a college/university/equiv. Degree plus 4 500 hours of work experience.  Also 35 hours of project management education is required.
  • The PMP® exam may be done at any approved Prometric centre in South Africa. Contact ProjectPro® for the latest entrance requirements, or visit the PMI® home page on: www.pmi.org
  • A PMP®/CAPM® exam fee is payable direct to PMI® in the USA of US$405 for PMI® members or US$555 for non-members
  • A Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) programme for less experienced project managers has been introduced (see details below). A CAPM® exam fee is payable direct to PMI® of US$225 for PMI® members or US$300 for non-members.

Course objectives

  • Enable learners to pass the PMP®/CAPM® exam
  • Familiarise learners with the multiple-choice PMP®/CAPM® exam format
  • Provide access to suitable study material
  • In-depth review of the PMBOK® Guide
  • Guidance in qualifying and applying for the PMP®/CAPM® Examination
  • Form study groups to continue the learning process after the course

Course content and kit

  • Guidelines for qualifying and applying for the PMP®/CAPM® certification
  • Course study material comprises a PMP/CAPM manual, PMBOK® Guide, sample questions, application forms, etc. Information on purchasing optional recommended books (which are on display during the workshop) is also provided
  • Access to library of Project Management Journals, PM Network® and ProjectPro® magazines/e-zine
  • Computer-based testing and scoring process that tests learners during the three-day workshop and guides their preparation.

Each learner receives the 589-page PMBOK® 5th Edition, Guide to Project Management and a comprehensive course manual, and a certificate of achievement. (Lunch and refreshments included).

One of the prerequisites to sit the PMP®/CAPM® exam is that 35 (PMP) or 23 (CAPM)  hours of project management training should have been successfully undertaken at any time in the past. Many PMP® candidates have done other project management courses, which added to the 24 hours gained through ProjectPro’s PMP workshop gives more than the required 35 hours.

PMP eligibility requirements for candidates to take the exam

Candidates must meet certain educational and professional experience requirements. All project management experience must have been gained within the last eight consecutive years prior to your application submission.

Candidates have two options:

  • Option 1
    • Those holding a secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree, or global equivalent), and
    • a minimum of 5 years (60 months) unique non-overlapping professional project management experience* during which at least 7 500 hours were spent leading and directing project tasks**, and
    • 35 contact hours of formal project management training/education
  • Option 2
    • Those holding a four year  degree (bachelor’s degree or global equivalent), and
    • a minimum of three years (36 months) unique non-overlapping professional project management experience* during which at least 4 500 hours were spent leading and directing project tasks**, and
    • 35 contact hours of formal project management training/education

*You should have experience in all five process groups (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling, and closing) across all your project management experience submitted in the application. However on a single project you do not need to have experience in all five process groups.

**Leading and directing project tasks as identified in the Project Management Professional Examination Specification (see Section 6 of manual).

The credential process is explained in the PMP Credential Handbook provided in Section 5 of the workshop documentation.

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®)

The Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) programme has been launched. ProjectPro offers 3-day preparatory workshops to give candidates the best possible chance of passing the examination that may be taken in the RSA.

The CAPM® is an “associate-type” certification for practitioners who provide project management services, but are not yet qualified to apply for the above-mentioned Project Management Professional (PMP®).

The examination for the CAPM® designation is a computer-based test, as is the PMP® examination. Details about prerequisites, the examination procedure and an application can be found in the CAPM® Certification Handbook, which can be downloaded from www.pmi.org. It is also possible to apply for the exam online.

As with the PMP® designation, there are two different eligibility categories for the CAPM® relevant to education and experience of the applicant. These requirements are not essential to do the CAPM® workshop, but would be advantageous.

CAPM eligibility requirements for candidates to take the exam

To obtain the CAPM® credential, candidates must first demonstrate that they are eligible by meeting one of the following eligibility options:

  • Option 1
    • Those holding a secondary diploma (high school diploma or global equivalent), and
    • a minimum of 1 500 hours unique non-overlapping professional project management experience
  • Option 2
    • Those holding a secondary diploma (high school diploma or global equivalent), and
    • 23 contact hours of formal project management training/education

The ProjectPro CAPM® workshop gives candidates sufficient hours. The CAPM® workshops are combined with the PMP workshops.

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