Project Management Specialist for CAPM®

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Professional Development Certificate

Elgin Community College’s Continuing Education office offers the Project Management Specialist for CAPM® program. Students learn basic competencies involved in project management and oversight, including effective time management, managing multiple projects simultaneously, scope and estimation of project undertaking, and preparing a project plan alongside project risk and cost analysis. The program includes training and exam preparation for students to become a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) as designated by the Project Management Institute. The CAPM® is a valuable entry-level certification for project practitioners designed for those with little or no project experience. The CAPM® credential demonstrates an understanding of effective project management’s fundamental knowledge, terminology, and processes.

Project Management Specialist for CAPM Online Program

The Project Management Specialist for CAPM® program from Continuing Education at ECC builds successful project managers at all levels of the organization. It provides comprehensive preparation project’s the CAPM® certification exam, including exam-taking tips, 25 comprehensive module quizzes, and two full-length, 150-question practice exams covering the areas of interest from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge project’s (PMBOK® Guide), which will provide a report to help you determine your areas of weakness.

Educational Requirements

Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.

National certification is available for students who complete this course, including Project Management Institute (PMI) Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certification.

What do I need to understand to get CAPM certification?

  • Recognize how enterprise environmental factors and organizational process assets affect how projects can be managed
  • Explain the five stages of a project life cycle and illustrate how these stages can overlap in time
  • Demonstrate how to create a project management plan with subsidiary plans for each of the knowledge areas and explain how progressive elaboration and integrated change management can keep these documents effective and relevant
  • Explain the overlapping nature of project activities and practice Project Integration Management to coordinate the various project management processes
  • Illustrate how a project’s various baselines (including scope, cost, schedule, quality, risk, procurement, and others) are determined, planned for, and managed
  • Recognize how to manage human resources and communicate with all stakeholders effectively
  • Explain the key methods used to estimate project schedule and cost at the beginning of a project and to forecast cost and schedule variances at any time during the project
  • Identify key project stakeholders and continuously engage them in appropriate project activities
  • Describe how the project management knowledge contained in the PMBOK® Guide can be used in practice