TSE098 PMI-CAPM® Exam Prep

2023 Updated Exam Official PMI®-CAPM Exam Prep course

Course Description

There is a growing demand for project managers with proven credentials and the opportunities for career advancement in this field are unprecedented.  The CAPM® Certification, administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), is perfectly suited for those who are interested in exploring a career in project management but have not yet accumulated the necessary on-the-job project management experience to apply for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Exam.

An excellent steppingstone to the PMP, the CAPM is a credential that certifies one’s understanding of the globally recognized project management best practices endorsed by PMI.  The CAPM Exam was updated in 2023, to better align with the new PMP Exam and the current global trends in the field and the profession.  The new exam expanded to cover:

Under our Premier PMI Authorized Training Partner status, our instructors have been trained and certified by PMI to teach the new (2023) Official CAPM Exam Prep course. Upon completion of the course, participants will be awarded 23 Contact Hours (aka Classroom Hours) which satisfy the 23-hour requirement for the exam.

Upon completion of this workshop, each participant will be able to:

Instructional methods for this three-day, 24-hour module are lecture, discussion, and collaborative group learning.

Course Outline


1.    Becoming a CAPM

·       What is a project?

·       What is project management?

·       What is PMI®?

·       All about the CAPM® credential

·       What makes this course different?

·       What is our problem? 

2.     Projects and Project Management

·       What is a project?

·       Understanding project management 

·       Benefits of project management

·       Projects vs. operational work programs and portfolios

·       Project management process groups

·       Project Management challenges 

3.     Organizing for project performance 

·       Project performance domains

·       Stakeholders

·       Project manager's role

·       Emotional intelligence and people skills

·       Project organization structures

·       Team performance domain

4.     Development approach and life cycle performance domain

·       Fundamentals of the project life cycle

·       Development approach and the life cycle performance domain

·       Life cycles in practice

·       Considerations for selecting a development approach

·       Project activities, deliverables, and milestones

5.     Predictive methodologies

·       When to choose a predictive, plan-based methodology?

·       Process groups of the predictive approach

·       Tailoring a predictive life cycle

·       Creating a project charter

·       Building the project team

·       Developing a project management plan

·       Directing and managing project work

·       Monitoring and controlling project work

·       Closing the project or phase

6.     Project work and delivery

·       Planning and managing procurement

·       Engaging stakeholders

·       Managing project communications

·       Managing risk

·       Quality management

·       Project controls and forecasting

·       Project integration

7.     Adaptive approaches

·       When to use an adaptive approach

·       Team structure in adaptive projects

·       Requirements for the adaptive project environment

·       Structure and culture of adaptive teams

·       Steps in an adaptive project

·       Agile life cycles

8.  An overview of adaptive frameworks

·       Agile

·       Lean

·       Scrum

·       Kanban

·       Extreme Programming

·       Feature-driven development, dynamic systems development and crystal methods

·       Frameworks for scale 

9.  Measurement, tracking and managing uncertainty 

·       Detecting and solving problems

·       Setting priorities

·       Measuring performance

·       Dealing with uncertainty

·       Tracking and managing risk

10.  Business Analysis frameworks 

·       The importance of business analysis

·       Business analyst role

·       Requirements as the focus of business analysis

·       Stakeholders and the business analyst

·       Influence of project approaches on business analysis

11.  Business Analysis domains 

·       Business analysis planning

·       Needs assessment

·       Requirements elicitation and analysis

·       Traceability and monitoring

·       Solution evaluation

12.  Putting it all together 

·       Capstone case study

13.  Conclusion 

·       Key takeaways

·       Resources

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