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Project Management Essentials with CAPM® Prep

Project Management career opportunities are increasing even when the job market is challenging. Developing the project management skills employers demand can improve your marketability and may be transferrable from one industry to another, giving you a lot of flexibility.

In this program, you’ll learn the knowledge and skills essential to project managers and those who work on projects in other support roles. The materials in this program are aligned with the international recognized standards of project management. This program is oriented to concepts and knowledge areas such as time, cost, risk and communications. Each lesson focuses exclusively on a single topic so that you can more easily grasp that topic before moving onto the next.

Once complete, students will meet or exceed the educational pre-requisites for either the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certification offered through the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. 

Project Management Institute (PMI) recently updated the PMBOK Guide with changes to the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam and CAPM exam taking effect in the first quarter of 2018. This course currently references the PMBOK Guide – Fifth Edition and the current version of the PMP and CAPM exams. We welcome you to enroll in this current version of the course as it reflects the current version of the PMP and CAPM exams.

 

A course that references the PMBOK Guide – Sixth Edition and the upcoming versions of the PMP and CAPM exams will be available February 2018. 

6 Months / 60 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment

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Project Management Essentials with CAPM® Prep

Learning Method

Instructor-led Self-Paced: Study at your own schedule

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Project Management Essentials with CAPM® Prep Details + Objective

Course Code: GES248

You Will Learn
  • Understand the essential elements of a project management foundation
  • Learn how to execute a project from start to finish
  • Be familiar with most common project management concepts and terminology
  • Master the creation of project-driven budgets and timelines
  • Learn how to predict and prevent risks
  • Follow concepts from The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 60 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Gain skills that will help you enter a thriving field with increasing career opportunities
  • Develop a fundamental knowledge of project management expectations and realities
  • Define interpersonal communication skills as they pertain to communicating with stakeholders
  • Meet or exceed the educational per-requisites for the CAPM certification
Project Management Essentials with CAPM® Prep Outline
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Introduction to Project Management

Develop the fundamental skills required to thrive in a project management role. Understand the essential roles and responsibilities of a project manager while learning what opportunities are available in the industry.

Understanding Scope and Timelines

Discover how to size up the scope and timeliness of a project. Learn how to create roadmaps and prepare for client success.

Determining Project Costs

Develop the skills to effectively determine and manage a project’s budget. Master organizational tools required to stay on top of financial tracking.

Project Quality Management

Understand how to maintain a project’s integrity while pushing for its completion. Learn how to develop quality projects that will satisfy all parties involved.

Effective Human Resources and Communications Management

Learn the fundamentals of interpersonal communication and how these skills affect project management. Understand how to effectively create schedules and request deliverables from different departments.

Risks and Financial Factors

Learn how to identify potential risks and how to work to prevent them. Study the art of working with stakeholders while working toward a common end goal.

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Project Management Essentials with CAPM® Prep Instructors
Nikki Choyce, PMP

Nikki Choyce, PMP has been involved in the project management field for almost 20 years and has worked as a consultant and trainer for much of that time. She is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and very active in the project management community. She has worked in a variety of industries, including Information Technology, Insurance, Manufacturing, Marketing, Aerospace, Construction, and Telecommunications. She has worked with Microsoft Project for over 10 years.

Erica Kirwan, PMP

Erica Kirwan, PMP has managed numerous projects within a Fortune 200 Financial Services company as a Senior Project Manager. She has more than seven years of experience in process & project management methodologies and holds a Master of Public Administration degree, a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems, and a Certificate in Project Management.

Project Management Essentials with CAPM® Prep Requirements / Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to this program other than an interest in project management.

 

This program can be taken from either a Mac or a PC. It is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers. There are no specific computer requirements other than an Internet connection, e-mail account, Microsoft Word (for assignment submissions), and Windows Media Player (which is available as a free download). We recommend that you use the latest version of Internet Explorer in place of other Web browsers. Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Flash Player. You will receive the required textbooks for this program: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge CAPM Exam Prep

Project Management Essentials with CAPM® Prep Frequently Asked Questions
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Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. When you register, you receive six (6) months to complete this program.

Do I have to buy additional materials?

No additional materials are required for this program.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.

What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

 

Can I use a Mac?

Yes, this program can be taken on a Mac.

How can I get more information about this program?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE chat. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the “Contact Us” form to the right. You may also call us at 1-877-221-5151. We will answer your questions promptly.

When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready. Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

Are there any state/national exams your students will be prepared to take once they successfully complete the program?

Students may wish to sit for the CAPM® certification exam. Students will need to arrange and pay for the tests independently from this program.

I’m new to project management, is this program the right fit for me?

Yes. You will find that this program starts from the ground up laying a solid foundation of project management terminology and concepts. Then, after you gain a foundation, you will move on to mastering the concepts with a level of expertise that you can bring into the industry. You can even qualify to take national certifying exams when you complete the program.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

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