Your First Steps to Project Management Exam Success (CAPM or PMP) - How to Read the PMBoK-G®!

Simon Harris, Seeking common sense for an often irrational world

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8 Lessons (1h 17m)
    • 1. L1: Hello and Welcome

    • 2. L2: Get The Fundamental Concepts At The Start Part One

    • 3. L3: Fundamental Concepts Part 2 of 2

    • 4. L4: Summary & Consolidation of Messages So Far

    • 5. L5: The Golden Key to the PMBoK-G The Whole Logic in One Picture

    • 6. L6: Now We've Seen the Whole, Time To Look at Exam Application & Structure Guides

    • 7. L7: Another Exam Question to Illustrate How Easy the Exam is (With Appropriate Preparation)

    • 8. L8: Resources on PMI.ORG and Your Preparation Project


About This Class

The Project Management Institutes' CAPM and PMP exams are TOUGH!

Passing takes focused work and that big fat book is so hard to read. Hard until you have a guide to start you on page 417 (Yep, start on 417, understand the picture on 421, then use the table on 423 in combination with the picture on 419 and... can you see why a guiding hand might save you hours of frustration?). I've been helping people pass, by running live BootCamp classes for over 10 years.

PMI (Project Management Institute) charge a lot for their exams so failing is a big hit. They are tough exams - Did I say that already, Yes I did but I still haven't emphasised it enough. The study path is NOT just "read the book you'll be fine". Questions often have several factually right answers. To doubt-bust what is the 'best answer' means you need to know the techniques to decode the questions.

The BENEFITS To You of those Credential Initials

The sweet spot is that adding those initials "CAPM" or "PMP" after your name is worth real money in the pay packet, a real opportunity to seek project based jobs.

Initiatives like the S.1550 - Program Management Improvement Accountability Act mean project management jobs are increasingly closed to people who don't have a credential to show they know the tools and techniques and structure of good practices. The CAPM is open to everyone who has had appropriate project management training or project experience. The PMP has higher entry criteria (See these two links CAPM  and PMP for details on PMI's website).

This mini-course has a single focus; Know how to start your own study. Leverage its hour of guidance to make your own hours of study pay dividends. Expect that you might need 100 hrs of study effort for the PMP.

Before you start you should know that PMI won't let you sit the PMP exam unless you have met the entry criteria. If you don't then this introduction is just as suited to the CAPM exam and anyone with a little experience OR a little training can sit the CAPM.

Gimme a shout if you have questions mailto:[email protected]

This short course gives you enough of an introduction to get you self-studying quickly and effectively. A little guidance at the start is a huge overall assistance in the long run.