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CAPM® Exam Prep Course - "PLAN 1- Guaranteed Pass" 

International Institute of Project Management (IIPM®)
, a Registered Education Provider (REP) of PMI®, USA conducts CAPM® Exam Prep Course Public / Corporate Training Courses in the week ends / weekdays / evenings totaling to 23 hours of Contact education covering all 9 knowledge areas of  PMBOK® Guide-4th Edition 2008 and the domain of Professional responsibility in alignment with PMI's PMBOK® Guide-4th Edition 2008 . Other customized timings can also be worked out depending on the corporate clients' convenience. This course fulfills the new mandatory requirement of PMI® for 23 hrs of training in Project Management, before any one applies for the CAPM® exam.

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Revised Eligibility Requirements:

Candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent and have achieved either 1,500 hours of experience working on a project team, or completed 23 contact hours of formal project management education, where one contact hour is equivalent to one actual hour of training or instruction received. Candidates may satisfy the education requirement by successfully completing courses and/or workshops such as those offered by PMI’s Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s). Applicants are not required to be PMI® members to list CAPM® in their curriculum vitae or on their business card.  The credential is valid for five years. Candidates must retest at the close of every five-year period to retain their credential.

Preparing for the Revised Examination:

The CAPM® test is a 150 question multiple-choice exam with a three-hour time limit.  Candidates must demonstrate their knowledge of project management terms in context, as covered by the five Project Management Process Groups and nine Knowledge Areas, and described in the New PMBOK® Guide - Fourth Edition 2008.

Taking the Examination:

  The test is offered via computer at the same global locations that provide PMP® Exam testing services.  For a complete list of computer-based testing locations, please visit www.2test.com

Fees Structure: The exam costs $225.00 (US) for PMI® members and $300.00 (US) for nonmembers

Current Training Schedules

CAPM® Guaranteed Pass-Terms & Conditions - CLICK HERE

Key Deliverables 

  The course consists of 14 excellent deliverables. Some of the key deliverables are:

  • One Original PMBOK® Guide-4th Edition-2008-Free.

  • PM Maturity Assessment - GAP assessment presented in a SPIDER DIAGRAM covering all 9 knowledge areas which presents the gap in knowledge of participants to put them in the right frame of mind about their current awareness of PM Knowledge irrespective of field / experience- OPTIONAL

  • Excellent Training Materials aligned to the New PMBOK® Guide-4th Edition-2008 One copy per participant

  • Additional Training Materials - One copy per participant

  • PMP® Exam Prep Course Practice CD: 3000 Q&A (With around 3000 questions from all 9 knowledge areas from PMBOK® Guide) with Study Mode and Exam Mode. Users can take as many mock tests as needed using our CD to reinforce knowledge and increase confidence level. Most questions are supplied with hints/explanation for the correct answer. (Although this CD is mainly intended for PMP® Exam Prep, CAPM® candidates can also use this CD for CAPM® Exam preparation by just excluding situation-based questions and concentrating only on questions directly from the PMBOK® Guide)

      The PMP® Exam Prep Course Practice CD with nearly 3000 Q & A is a PMP® Exam Simulation software designed to help you prepare and review your project management knowledge and to simulate the tough project management exam environment.

      The CD contains nearly 3000 validated questions and one can have hundreds of sample simulated exams from their drawing hall in a relaxed environ and the CD is so designed that you will hardly get same questions twice. The CD covers all 9 areas of the exam with a special emphasis on Professional Responsibility & Project Management Framework.

  • CAPM® Exam oriented Tips & Traps- A very useful deliverable

  • CAPM® Exam Process-wise Questions Distribution pattern - A very good input.

  • Industry oriented Practical Tips - Tips that carry lots of practical use.

  • IIPMPMPCERT -Yahoo group - Free Subscription to all IIPM Patrons with more than 1000 PMP® Aspirants/ CAPM® Aspirants/PMPs exchanging news and views about PM- A very useful group for discussion, doubts, templates, tips etc

  • Examples/Templates linked to MS Project®- Many PMBOK® Guide terms are explained & linked to the relevant feature in MS Project® to show the practical application - A unique feature of IIPM.

  • CAPM® Exam Prep Simulated Mock Test - Conducted at the end of the course which amply demonstrates the knowledge & confidence gained in the course.

  • PMP® Application Form : A Screen-shot step-by-step Demo - A unique feature of IIPM and a rare opportunity / deliverable by an REP

  • PM Experience Distribution: Sample XLS Template with duly filled-in fields for participants use during exam application form. A unique feature of IIPM.

  • CASE STUDY applying the skills learned to a sample IT / Construction / Manufacturing project - Conducted at the end of the course - which has boosted the confidence of the participants to apply the learned concepts to practical use. From the group of participants, 2 volunteers will act as Project Managers and will manage the project Live. The Faculty will moderate and act as the Owner of the project. Other participants will act as other Key Stakeholders.

  • Access for reference to Internationally famous CAPM® Exam-specific books aligned to New PMBOK® Guide.

  • Access to an excellent library with 250 International books on Project Management. The library can be used for further study related to exam and for references / research work on any topic in Project Management.

  • 23 hours mandatory PM Education / Contact Hours Certificate, which fulfills the mandatory PM Education Requirements as per PMI®, USA.

  • Guest House for outstation candidates: IIPM can arrange for well-furnished, A/C Guest House accommodation for outstation candidates @ Rs. 900 -1400/- per day extra. IIPM understands your needs. This is a special additional service to our outstation candidates.

The Program Structure

      CAPM® Exam Prep Course are scheduled around the world at convenient locations.  This 23-hour contact education course can be taken either on any schedules announced for 3 complete days.

·         The Introduction provides key fundamentals of project management. You'll discover the basic facts of Project Management and its successful implementation, organizational structures, the project sponsor, the life cycle phases, the main skills and expectations of Project Managers

·         Project Scope Management lays the foundation of how to systematically identify the key deliverables of the project.

·         Project Time (Schedule) Management takes the deliverables identified in the scope definition process breaks them down further if needed and then develops the project schedule.

·         Project Human Resources Management addresses the essential staffing issues for the project.

·         Project Cost Management covers the cost control methodology. Project Risk Management is a critical area, which identifies the risks, analyses them and plans ways to handle them.

·         Project Quality Management ensures there is a plan for managing, assuring and controlling the project's quality.

·         Project Procurement (Contract) Management covers the essentials of procurement decisions and contract administration principles.

·         Project Communications Management helps participants understand team communications issues and how to build consensus among various project groups.

The last portion of the Program is dedicated to answering participants' questions and giving a final 1-hour or 100 questions based mock test / sample exam that integrates all modules without separating knowledge areas. This helps evaluate the participants' overall understanding of the concepts presented throughout the Program and prepares them for the actual PMP® exam.


Bring This Program On-Site to Your Organization:

If you have a group of 10-15 for the Project Management Certificate Program, an on-site Program may be cost effective and will ensure fully confidential training. Becoming a PMP® is both a personal and professional accomplishment for your project managers.

Registration Confirmation:

At least 7 days before the start of the course. Registration fee per candidate is(Rs.18,000/= + 12.36 % service tax) only. The fee includes Course materials; lunch, snacks/refreshments and a sample MOCK test from 2500 strong PM Question Bank.

23-Hour education Certificate:

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to all attendees, which shall be presented to PMI® for the
training in Project Management knowledge areas requirements when required.


Module 1

Project Scope Management

This module lays out the steps required to achieving success in all projects. This first phase of the Program details the importance of authorization, scope planning, scope definition, and scope verification and change control.

Topics include:

  • Project Scope planning 

  • Scope Creep

  • Kick-Off meeting

  • Stakeholder identification

  • Scope of work (SOW)

  •  Work breakdown structure (WBS)

  • Project scope-Validation

  • Scope Change control


Module 2

Project Time Management

Bringing projects “on time” is the greatest challenge for project managers. This module covers the processes required to ensure timely completion, including activity sequencing, duration estimating, schedule development, project network calculations, and schedule control.

Topics include:

  • Bar/GANTT charts

  •  Milestones

  •  Duration estimate methods

  • FS/FF/SS/SF –relations

  •  Lead / Lag

  •   ADM / PDM 

  •  PERT calculations

  • CPM network –Rules for Construction

  • Dummy activities

  • Critical Path analysis


Module 3

Project Human Resource Management

The ability to manage, motivate and organize people is critical to project success. This module focuses on organizational planning (assigning project roles, responsibilities and reporting relationships), staffing, motivation, leadership, team development and conflict resolution.

Topics include:

  •  Organizational structures suitable for Project Management

  • Organizational goals (MBO/MBE/MBP)

  • Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM).

  • Types of Powers

  •  Manage or Lead 

  • Conflict management techniques

  • Performance evaluation process

  • Maslow’s Motivational theory 

  • Project team building


Module 4

Project Cost Management

Cost overruns are common and are the most frequent killers of projects. This module focuses on the processes required to complete projects within an approved budget, including resource planning, cost estimating, cost budgeting, accomplishments monitoring, understanding Earned Value Management (EVM), cost control, depreciation and capital budgeting.

Topics include

  • Estimating completion cost (EAC)

  • Cost Estimating methods

  • Project Progress- S-Curves

  • Budgeting

  • Life Cycle Costing 

  • Cost Accounts


Module 5

Project Risk Management

 Risk management enhances opportunities for success. Understanding risk is one of the most critical components of world-class project management today. This module addresses the important elements of risk management, including: identifying risks, quantifying risks, impact analysis, development of appropriate responses and risk control.

Topics include

  •  Defining risks

  • Risk management process

  • Risk identification

  • Quantitative Risk analysis

  • Probability and Decision trees 

  • Risk Response strategies / methods

  • Expected monetary value

  • Software for Risk management- Discussion


Module 6

Project Quality Management

Every project should be conceived and managed so that it meets or exceeds stakeholders' expectations. This module addresses quality planning, assurance and control processes that should be used by all project managers.

Topics include

  • Quality Planning

  • Quality assurance vs. Quality control

  • Quality standards

  • Process control

  • The cost of Quality

  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)

  • Common vs. Special cause variations

  • Introduction to Process Capability

  •  Sample–Sizing: Acceptance sampling


Module 7

Project Procurement Management

This module presents the major processes used in procurement management, including planning, solicitation, source selection, contract administration and contract closeout. Contract negotiations are a critical element in successful project management, encompassing what to procure and when.

Topics include

  • Solicitation planning

  • Contract proposals

  • Types of contracts (FFP/CPF/T&M)

  • Vendor Analysis

  • Contract terminology

  • Contract administration

  • Contract close -out


Module 8

Project Communications Management

Successful projects require open and clear communications among planners, implementers, and all concerned levels in an organization. This module focuses on the importance of having a communications plan, how information is distributed, progress reporting and what information should be shared with senior management and customers.

Topics include

  •  Communication Barriers

  • Understanding Body languages of project personnel

  • Effective communications

  • Managing project conflicts

  • Interpersonal skills for project managers

  •  Formal vs. informal communications

  • Written, verbal and non-verbal communications


Module 9

Project Integration Management

Organizational success depends upon a deep understanding of the strategies of project management. Project success depends upon utilizing today's sophisticated techniques of project management.

Topics include

  •  Project integration management

  •  Life cycle phases

  • Project management processes

  • Scope/Schedule /Cost baselines

  • Time–Cost integration

  • Organizational policies

  • Role of the project manager/line manager

  • PMIS

  •  Integrated Change Control (CCB)

  •  Corrective actions / lessons learned


Terms & Conditions

         1. Candidates should ensure that they followed all the tips and traps given in the class and took
             minimum 7 – 10 mock tests from IIPM – CAPM exam prep CD before the 1st attempt of the CAPM
             exam (Screen shot of results page recommended).

        2. 1st attempt of the CAPM exam should be made within 3 calendar months (90 days) from the date of
            completion of the 23 hours mandatory training. Failing to make the first attempt of CAPM exam within
            60 days devoids the Guaranteed Pass scheme irrespective of any break in the course completion.
            (Please note that IIPM guarantees pass in the first attempt based only on its vast experience and
merits of training offered and not through any other means.)

        3. In case a candidate under this scheme “PLAN 1 – Guaranteed Pass” is unsuccessful in the first
           attempt, IIPM's guarantee / liability is limited to

                   i.  One time Re-imbursement of CAPM exam fee of US $ 150 or equivalent by Cheque only.
                   ii.  Post training support will be provided through E-mail, telephone, Yahoo group ‘iipmpmpcert’
                       membership 180 days from the date of 1st Attempt Exam.
                   iii. No other fee or support provided as part of this scheme.

      By signing for this IIPM-CAPM exam prep "PLAN 1-Guaranteed Pass" course, I confirm that I have
      understood thoroughly the following 3 points.
                   a. The terms and conditions
                   b. The deliverables and
                   c. The extent of liability of IIPM against this plan.


SAMPLE EXAM REVIEW (Sample Exam from IIPM’s 2500 Question Bank)  

Topics include:

·         Certification registration process -Overview

·         Review of group’s Sample exam / Mock test  (1-Hour or 100 Questions based)

·         Answers to questions from participants

EXAM Practice CD

  A Exam CD Developed based on more than 3000 PMP® questions from various PM Literature / Books for the benefit of course registrants available as part of the course deliverables. This CD has both STUDY MODE
and EXAM MODE for improving their rate of success.


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