Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)


This course will help prepare students to take the new Certified Associate in Project Management exam that was updated in January 2023 to match the PMBOK Guide 7th edition as well as incorporate Agile and Business Analysis topics.
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Overview
This episode gives an overview of what you can expect to learn in this introductory project management course.
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<v.Male.spk1 Speaker1>>> You're watching ITProTV. <v.Female.spk2 Speaker2>>> Thank you so much for joining us. I'm your host <v.Female.spk2 Speaker2>Lauren Deal and I'll be are advocating as we go along for <v.Female.spk2 Speaker2>cap. And but I'm so excited to welcome our special guest, <v.Female.spk2 Speaker2>which is Chris Ward how are you doing today. I'm doing fantastic. Lauren, <v.Female.spk2 Speaker2>good to have you in studio with me today. Thank you so much. <v.Female.spk2 Speaker2>Well, please tell everyone a little bit about yourself and <v.Female.spk2 Speaker2>your experience with Project Management. <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>>> Okay. Well, really easy. I am a pmp project management <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>professional. Also prince to practitioner and also work with <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>a lot of it. Service management like I till governance like <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>COVID it. I sack like see risk in many different things. <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>And that's kind of my area of expertise. And so what I'm <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>going to do in this series is bring you the information that <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>you need to understand the new cap and certified in associate <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>and project management exam that is going to be released in <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>early 2023. As of right now as we record this in December of <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>2022, supposed to come out in 2023 January. So hopefully that <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>has happened. But this it basically is going to help show <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>you Lauren exactly what it is that you need to study and <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>learn for that exam. <v.Female.spk2 Speaker2>>> I have to say I'm really excited because I had just a <v.Female.spk2 Speaker2>smidgen experience of project management. So so excited to <v.Female.spk2 Speaker2>jump in and get the updated information that we need for <v.Female.spk2 Speaker2>this exam. So who would be the perfect audience at home <v.Female.spk2 Speaker2>watching this color along with us? <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>>> With the good news is that this is something for those of <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>you who are just starting in project management. Maybe you <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>just I was saying got a bug in the annual I thought I Love <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>Project management. Want to project management or let's say <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>you've been doing project management for many, many <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>years, but now your boss or management or maybe you want to <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>get a like a Department of Defense contractor, something <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>like that where they require you to be certified, then this <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>is the best one to get started with kept them is an entry <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>level exam. So for those of you that are out there, you know, <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>that's pretty much what this is going to do is going to get you <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>that for certification. Plus many people who want to get the <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>pmp. They want to get this pmp right. It's the kind of like <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>the cream of the crop, the best of the best certification you <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>can get. However, it does require quite a bit of <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>experience in actual project management <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>here. All you have to do is take some this course and <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>another course and you are ready to go. You have to be <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>what we call that and we'll talk about this later. The the <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>expect not only experience but actually the the education. <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>That was the word I was looking for and the education necessary <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>to take the cap them. And we'll talk a little bit about that <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>when we break the exam down in a little bit more detail. <v.Female.spk2 Speaker2>>> Given me hope, Chris, I'm excited to jump into this. <v.Female.spk2 Speaker2>But before we start, we know what to expect in this course. <v.Female.spk2 Speaker2>What's the structure would be learned about, OK? Well, <v.Female.spk2 Speaker2>as we said, you know, we have a a new cap and so is as we're <v.Female.spk2 Speaker2>going to see over here on the slide. <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>>> As of January, Twenty-twenty Surrey, the exam has going, <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>I would say we'll change. You might be watching this <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>later. So has changed. And so what does that mean? Well, <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>essentially, what PM I did is they took a look at project <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>management in today's world's and project management has been <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>around forever and ever and ever, I mean, think about it in <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>back to the pyramids. They did some sort of project management <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>to get those things built. And so over time, though, <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>things change in today's modern society and technology based it <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>projects things are different. So as you can see, they found <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>several areas that really an address. They said, hey, <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>we're not talking about ad Joe, we're not talking about <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>business analysis. We're not talking about the difference <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>between a predictive kind of waterfall approach to project <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>management and the new ad, Joe, way of doing things and has <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>been around for years and years now. And now they're they're <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>kind of bringing it in full scale into the exams not only <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>here in kept them, but also in the pmp coming up because <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>there's a new pin block out the 10 Bucks 7th Edition. And so <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>they want the exam to kind of filter in and come to that. <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>So the way they did this is they utilize with the COVID job <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>task analysis. And so they interviewed a whole bunch of <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>people, even me. I got an e-mail from PMI going. Chris, <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>your pmp, your project manager. What do you see in the future? <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>What are you seeing in project management today? And what are <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>we missing in the exam? So that's the great thing about PM <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>Eyes, certification exams. They really wanted to be, <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>yes, a certification exam, but it they wanted to reflect more <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>real world where well, more real world right now is more <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>agile, doing business analysis before you begin projects. <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>So you're not just throwing money at something that's not <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>going to do something of value. So we're taking a look at that. <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>And the good news is, Lauren, is that, you know, as things <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>change, there's always the Web site, right? <v.Female.spk2 Speaker2>>> There's always the website and all the information that <v.Female.spk2 Speaker2>you need for the update is stuff is from 04:00PM. I got to <v.Female.spk2 Speaker2>work. Yes. <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>>> Absolutely. Yeah. So if you if you if you're like winter, <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>all right. When was this recorded, you know, December <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>2022? And I'm sure something states. Hey, check out PMI dot <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>org for that. Now, Lauren mentioned, you know, what are <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>some of the things that we can do, how we're going to break <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>this down? Well, one of the big things that we're going to do <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>here is instead of the old days when they used to use knowledge <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>areas and process a project process, groups like initiation <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>planning execution, monitoring, controlling in closing. Now <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>they're talking much more about how the project management <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>principles of the principles of project management that are out <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>there, how they relate to what are known as project management <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>domains. And so you can kind of see the diagram right here and <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>what that essentially does is instead of doing it the old <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>way, they're going to ask you questions that are going to <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>come from domains. So in this case, we can see that a domain <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>is defined as the high level knowledge at a at a high level <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>about something that could be something like scope or it <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>could be something like a, you know, time or communication. <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>You know, those are going to the high level domains will <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>underneath. Those are going to be the tasks and these are the <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>underlying responsibilities of the project manager. So this is <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>what you do as a project manager. Hold on to that <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>thought because a lot of the time Lauren are going to say, <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>by the way, remember, the exam is all about you, the project <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>manager. What are you going to do? So task to going to be very <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>important. And then that rolls into, of course, the enabler <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>swell. Those are the what are the tools that you have, <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>what are the resources you're going to be using things like <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>that so that Lauren is pretty much how we're going to break <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>down all of these areas in the capital exam. <v.Female.spk2 Speaker2>>> This is fantastic. It's nice to see the progression of what <v.Female.spk2 Speaker2>we have used and what we're about to be using. But speaking <v.Female.spk2 Speaker2>of using things show said. <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>>> A sneak preview of the pen books. You want to see him back <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>7 and I was going to wait until later. But here you go again. <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>Here is the new shiny. It is Jen. See, look at that is the <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>shiny new pin but guide in all its glory. The 7th edition. <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>One nice thing you'll notice is look at half and this is the <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>open boxer like this there in the end, all the knowledge <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>years now, all that information is still out there at PMI Dot <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>org. And you can find out about the knowledge areas and how <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>that works. In fact, they've got a couple of great journal <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>articles on, hey, this is what used to be in. This is how <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>we're doing it now. So we're going to take a lot of I was <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>going to look at it. But a lot of looks at that knew him by. <v.Female.spk2 Speaker2>>> We'll have to say I I take a sigh of relief seeing up in it. <v.Female.spk2 Speaker2>Is the city to jump into this anything that you are excited <v.Female.spk2 Speaker2>to maybe want to tease them about? Well. <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>>> I like I said, this is going to be an introductory level <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>course. A lot of these things are going to be high level <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>quick, easy, fast videos for you guys to watch. And we want <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>to make sure that all of you out there in project management <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>land and get the knowledge that the skills are necessary for <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>you to step in, take that exam, pass it. And then now, guess <v.Male.spk3 Speaker1>what, you're project management certified. <v.Female.spk2 Speaker2>>> Well, I'm excited to be learning right along with you <v.Female.spk2 Speaker2>and probably asking the questions that you love the <v.Female.spk2 Speaker2>asking, Chris. So let's not we see more times jumping or first <v.Female.spk2 Speaker2>episode. <v.Male.spk1 Speaker1>>> Thank you for watching ITProTV.

Learning Style

On Demand


Practice Test

Length of course

15h 5m
59 Episodes

Here are the topics we'll cover

  • Project Management Basics
  • Predictive, Plan-Based Methodologies
  • Adaptive Methodologies
  • Business Analysis Framework
  • Exam Preparation
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