Certified Associate In Project Management (CAPM)® Exam Preparation Training

Become a qualified Project Manager - learn effective project management tools and skills

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Description

Gain more responsibility and stand out!

   Stand out from the crowd, enhance your credibility and effectiveness working on or with project teams.

   Open new doors. Project management is a rapidly growing profession with research indicating employers will need to fill 2.2 million new project-orientated roles each year through to 2027.

    Globally recognised. Join more than 50,000 certification holders worldwide.

 

Respected across all industries, and one of the top 2 project management certifications; the Project Management Institute's Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification demonstrates the ability to handle the responsibility of managing a product or service life-cycle and is well suited to people working in and around all sorts of projects.

For a new and emerging Project Manager or member of a project team, obtaining the CAPM® certification is one of the best ways to kick start your career and become familiar with professional project management.

Download our CAPM® Brochure here.

Course outcomes

Our course will prepare you to pass the CAPM® exam by:

  • Boosting your project management knowledge, enabling you to take on more responsibility or apply project management skills in your current role.

  • Increasing your effectiveness when leading or working with project teams by balancing both people and process during delivery.

  • Building knowledge in both predictive and adaptive approaches to project management.

  • Understanding the core principles and terminology of the PMBOK® Guide and the Standard for Project Management, PMI's flagship publication and a fundamental resource for effective project management in any industry.

What's included in the course
  • 23 - 35 hours of classroom/ virtual training
  • Downloadable course material including video recordings, course slides and more than 30 project management templates
  • Rita Mulcahy’s CAPM® Exam Prep, Fifth Edition (hard-copy for courses with in-person sessions, 6 months of virtual access for those without in-person sessions)
  • 4 Mock Exams
  • Over 400 PMI questions
  • Assistance with exam booking if required
  • Attendance certificate
  • Exam preparation guidance
  • Morning & afternoon tea and lunch (in-person sessions only)

 

What is tested in the CAPM® Exam?

Prerequisites

To be able to sit PMI's CAPM® exam, you need to prove to PMI that you fulfil the following prerequisites:

  • Have a secondary degree, such as a high school diploma, GED (general educational development), or global equivalent
  • Have at least 23 hours of project management education completed before the exam

For a full definition and to check you qualify refer to the PMI Certification Handbook.

The answers to other common questions about the exam and exam process can be found on PMI's Certification Process page.

Why Train with Millpond

Millpond has been supporting project managers across Asia-Pacific to attain their CAPM® certification since 2008. Having trained thousands of delegates from a wide range of industries, Millpond has the right tools to help you pass the PMP® certification. The combination of our training methods, facilitators, self-study, and collaboration has resulted in Millpond delegates achieving in the top 1% globally. 

 High quality materials 

Millpond is an Authorized Training Partner (A.T.P.) with the Project Management Institute, Inc (PMI)® which means that you can be sure that you are trained:

  • By an organisation you can trust to meet rigorous quality and effectiveness standards
  • With high-quality PMI-developed course content
  • By PMI-approved and vetted instructors

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New Zealand Regional Business Partner Network Management Capability Development Funding

This course is registered with the Regional Business Partner Network Management Capability Development Funding programme. 
Your business may qualify for a voucher to help pay up to 50% for attendance at the course (excludes exam fees) of the owner(s) and key managers. For more information on whether your business is eligible speak to your local Regional Business Partner before registering for this course.

Extra Options

The cost of the CAPM® exam and certification is USD225 for PMI members and USD300 for non-members and payable directly to pmi.org.

This is excluded from the course fee, but Millpond is able to offer PMI Membership and Exam Vouchers in a NZD or AUD ‘bundle’ at the time of registration. There is no cost benefit to this, but it can make the process of joining PMI and paying for the exam easier for candidates and/or their organisation.

Note that this bundle does not include membership of your local PMI chapter which must be purchased directly from PMI after you become a global member.

The benefits of PMI membership can be found here. In summary, PMI members get access to a free .pdf of the current PMBOK® Guide, many other standards and publications, including the Agile Practice Guide, plus discounted exam fees as above, and a 10% discount on Millpond’s PMI certification training courses.

Your questions answered

Why do some of your CAPM® course dates and times match the PMP® ones exactly?

Millpond often runs PMP® and CAPM® exam preparation training as one course. These combined courses are 35 hours of course delivery to accommodate the pre-requisites for PMP® and each delegate is issued study materials relevant for the exam they intend to sit. At a high level, the content for both exams is the same – project management is project management, but the two exams test your knowledge in a different way. CAPM® is more term/definition based while PMP® is situational based. We find that PMP® delegates get the benefit of (re)exposure to the basics/theory of project management in these courses, and CAPM® delegates gain an appreciation of the more applied aspects of the profession at the same time as getting a fantastic grounding.

Why do many of your courses span several weeks?

We know real learning and deep understanding takes time. Students must understand, appreciate, assimilate, and apply the knowledge they learn in order to not only pass the exam but also to retain the knowledge and be able to use it in their jobs. Although we do offer shorter exam preparation courses for those in a hurry, these courses feature a high degree of rote learning, or memorisation techniques rather than a deep understanding of concepts and principles and the time to think about how to apply them. Millpond prefers not to measure success based purely on your pass or fail in the exam, but rather we value real insight and advancement in your professional development.

Is there any pre-reading and how much will I have to study while on the course?

There is no pre-reading, but once the course has started, you will have study and exercises to complete between the sessions. The amount will depend on your familiarity with the concepts, how recently you have been in an education setting, and what your particular learning style is. To maximise your chances of success in the exam, we recommend at least the same number of hours between each session as the session itself.

Should I become a paid-up member of PMI?

It’s not required but we highly recommend it for the member-only savings; learning opportunities; time-saving tools and templates; and local community connections. Make sure you join before paying the exam fee!

How long is the CAPM® exam?

150 questions over 3 hours.

Will I have to renew the CAPM® certification?

All PMI certifications require that you engage in continuous professional development to remain certified. In brief, to maintain your CAPM® certification, you must earn 15 professional development units (PDU’s) over three years.  The full requirements for each certification can be found within the Continuing Certification Requirements Handbook.

Where can I sit the exam?

PMI's exams are delivered by Pearson Vue which means that you can take your exam in the comfort of your home or office while being monitored by an offsite proctor (learn more here), or if you live in a major centre there may be a testing centre near you for an in-person exam.

CAPM® or PMP®?

The CAPM® certification is designed for people who do not have the required experience to obtain the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification. If you meet the PMP® credential criteria, you should definitely sit the PMP® exam.

The PMP® certification recognises demonstrated competence in leading and directing project teams. If you’re an experienced project manager looking to solidify your skills, stand out to employers and maximise your earning potential, the PMP® credential is the right choice for you.

If you’re a less experienced project manager looking to demonstrate your commitment to project management, improve your ability to manage larger projects, earn additional responsibility and stand out to potential employers, the CAPM® certification is right for you.

What's the difference between the PMBOK Guide® and PRINCE2®?

The PMBOK Guide® is an umbrella term for several project management standards and guides produced by the US-based Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading project management organisation with more than 600,000 members and more than 300 local chapters around the world. It is a framework - more detailed than a high-level approach to thinking about a task, but not as prescriptive as a methodology - and comprises several standards and practice guides, along with a complete glossary of Project Management Terms.

It is widely accepted that PMBOK Guide® is best practice in project management. Due to its solid reputation and applicability to a range of projects, all current or aspiring project managers should be familiar with the PMBOK framework.

PRINCE2® (short for Projects In Controlled Environments) is a process-based methodology of project management. It’s the de facto standard for the UK Government and is popular with government organisations everywhere.

Both offer processes, but the PMBOK® Guide is a collection of experience-based knowledge, while PRINCE2® is a specific set of techniques. Where the PMBOK® Guide is informative, PRINCE2® is instructional. If the PMBOK® Guide is a toolbox, PRINCE2® is an assembly guide.

Upcoming Dates

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Guaranteed to Run

9 weeks, Mon 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM NZ Time

Workshop

Virtual and Online

Session information

Sessions

Session 1
Apr 29, 2024
2 hours, 30 minutes
Session 2
May 6, 2024
2 hours, 30 minutes
Session 3
May 13, 2024
2 hours, 30 minutes
Session 4
May 20, 2024
2 hours, 30 minutes
Session 5
May 27, 2024
2 hours, 30 minutes
Session 6
Jun 10, 2024
2 hours, 30 minutes
Session 7
Jun 17, 2024
2 hours, 30 minutes
Session 8
Jun 24, 2024
2 hours, 30 minutes
Session 9
Jul 1, 2024
2 hours, 30 minutes
Presented by Toni Iaseto, Melanie Dixon
  • PMI member discount 10% $1,844.10 excl. GST
  • $2,049.00 excl. GST
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1 week, weekdays 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sydney Time

Workshop

Virtual and Online

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Sessions

Session 1
Jun 17, 2024
1 day
Session 2
Jun 18, 2024
1 day
Session 3
Jun 19, 2024
1 day
Session 4
Jun 20, 2024
1 day
Session 5
Jun 21, 2024
1 day
Presented by Michael Fong
  • PMI member discount 10% $2,789.10 excl. GST
  • Early bird 8% discount $2,851.08 excl. GST
  • $3,099.00 excl. GST
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1 week, weekdays 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Workshop

Sydney

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Sessions

Session 1
Jun 17, 2024
1 day
Session 2
Jun 18, 2024
1 day
Session 3
Jun 19, 2024
1 day
Session 4
Jun 20, 2024
1 day
Session 5
Jun 21, 2024
1 day
Presented by Michael Fong
  • PMI member discount 10% $2,789.10 excl. GST
  • Early bird 8% discount $2,851.08 excl. GST
  • $3,099.00 excl. GST
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1 week, weekdays 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Perth Time

Workshop

Virtual and Online

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Sessions

Session 1
Jul 1, 2024
1 day
Session 2
Jul 2, 2024
1 day
Session 3
Jul 3, 2024
1 day
Session 4
Jul 4, 2024
1 day
Session 5
Jul 5, 2024
1 day
Presented by Michael Fong
  • PMI member discount 10% $2,789.10 excl. GST
  • Early bird 8% discount $2,851.08 excl. GST
  • $3,099.00 excl. GST
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    1 week, weekdays 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Workshop

    Perth

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    Sessions

    Session 1
    Jul 1, 2024
    1 day
    Session 2
    Jul 2, 2024
    1 day
    Session 3
    Jul 3, 2024
    1 day
    Session 4
    Jul 4, 2024
    1 day
    Session 5
    Jul 5, 2024
    1 day
    Presented by Michael Fong
    • PMI member discount 10% $2,789.10 excl. GST
    • Early bird 8% discount $2,851.08 excl. GST
    • $3,099.00 excl. GST
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    2 full in-person days and 6 virtual half days over 4 weeks

    Workshop

    Hobart

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    Sessions

    Session 1
    Jul 8, 2024
    1 day
    Session 2
    Jul 9, 2024
    1 day
    Session 3
    Jul 15, 2024
    3 hours, 30 minutes
    Session 4
    Jul 19, 2024
    3 hours, 30 minutes
    Session 5
    Jul 22, 2024
    3 hours, 30 minutes
    Session 6
    Jul 26, 2024
    3 hours, 30 minutes
    Session 7
    Jul 29, 2024
    3 hours, 30 minutes
    Session 8
    Aug 2, 2024
    3 hours, 30 minutes
    Presented by Kristie Fogarty
    • PMI member discount 10% $2,789.10 excl. GST
    • Early bird 8% discount $2,851.08 excl. GST
    • $3,099.00 excl. GST
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    5 weeks, Fri 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Workshop

    Brisbane

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    Sessions

    Session 1
    Aug 2, 2024
    1 day
    Session 2
    Aug 9, 2024
    1 day
    Session 3
    Aug 16, 2024
    1 day
    Session 4
    Aug 23, 2024
    1 day
    Session 5
    Aug 30, 2024
    1 day
    Presented by Kristie Fogarty
    • PMI member discount 10% $2,789.10 excl. GST
    • Early bird 8% discount $2,851.08 excl. GST
    • $3,099.00 excl. GST
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    1 week, weekdays 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sydney Time

    Workshop

    Virtual and Online

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    Sessions

    Session 1
    Sep 2, 2024
    1 day
    Session 2
    Sep 3, 2024
    1 day
    Session 3
    Sep 4, 2024
    1 day
    Session 4
    Sep 5, 2024
    1 day
    Session 5
    Sep 6, 2024
    1 day
    Presented by Michael Fong
    • PMI member discount 10% $2,789.10 excl. GST
    • Early bird 8% discount $2,851.08 excl. GST
    • $3,099.00 excl. GST
    Discount

    1 week, weekdays 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Workshop

    Sydney

    Session information

    Sessions

    Session 1
    Sep 2, 2024
    1 day
    Session 2
    Sep 3, 2024
    1 day
    Session 3
    Sep 4, 2024
    1 day
    Session 4
    Sep 5, 2024
    1 day
    Session 5
    Sep 6, 2024
    1 day
    Presented by Michael Fong
    • PMI member discount 10% $2,789.10 excl. GST
    • Early bird 8% discount $2,851.08 excl. GST
    • $3,099.00 excl. GST
    Discount

    9 weeks, Tues 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM NZ Time

    Workshop

    Virtual and Online

    Session information

    Sessions

    Session 1
    Sep 3, 2024
    2 hours, 30 minutes
    Session 2
    Sep 10, 2024
    2 hours, 30 minutes
    Session 3
    Sep 17, 2024
    2 hours, 30 minutes
    Session 4
    Sep 24, 2024
    2 hours, 30 minutes
    Session 5
    Oct 1, 2024
    2 hours, 30 minutes
    Session 6
    Oct 8, 2024
    2 hours, 30 minutes
    Session 7
    Oct 15, 2024
    2 hours, 30 minutes
    Session 8
    Oct 22, 2024
    2 hours, 30 minutes
    Session 9
    Oct 29, 2024
    2 hours, 30 minutes
    Presented by Toni Iaseto, Melanie Dixon
    • PMI member discount 10% $1,844.10 excl. GST
    • Early bird 8% discount $1,885.08 excl. GST
    • $2,049.00 excl. GST

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