Review the CAPM Exam Domains

Joseph Phillips
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Lecture description

Here's something lots of people don't get: the CAPM exam has a list of tasks that you need to know how to perform. That's right - it's activity based, not only process-based. Yes, you can study from the PMBOK, but you had actually better know what tasks will happen in each of the five process groups.

This section explores these project management tasks that you can expect to be tested on.

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CAPM Exam Prep Seminar - PMBOK Guide, Sixth Edition

Pass the CAPM and Earn 25 Contact Hours to Qualify for the CAPM Exam

23:32:55 of on-demand video • Updated November 2019

  • You will get all the resources you need to pass the PMI CAPM certification exam.
  • You will earn 25 exam contact hours from a PMI Registered Education Provider.
  • You will be able to discuss the PMBOK Guide 6th edition with confidence.
  • Explain the project management processes
  • Discuss the project management knowledge areas
  • Demonstrate the formulas, charts, and theories of project management
  • Calculate float for complex project network diagrams
  • Memorize the formulas for earned value management
  • Compare and contrast processes, knowledge areas, theories, and project management best practices
  • Complete hands-on assignments and exercises
English [Auto] Canalis talk about Chapters 4 through 13 in the Pimm Buckeye really the heart of this course and we're the bulk of your exams going to focus. So begin in chapter four the Tim back-I to see what you're going to see on your exam. Project integration managements Well I'd like to call the years of project management. Basically what you do in one area affects all the other areas. So if you do a poor job with say in communications that's going to affect your schedules the effect your scope is going to affect stakeholders. So it's integrated that all these different areas affect one another. This part of the Pinback I just work 9 percent. There are seven project integration management processes. You will have to identify the Ito's for all of these processes those seven processes will talk about Project integration management in your roles the project manager a big portion of project integration management is what we call integrated change control. So that's the key process you'll need to know for your exam. And then we have some tailoring considerations like all of these chapters will. And then one about managing knowledge and project integration. So that's the big stuff you'll be tested on from Chapter 4 in the Pinback got the project scope management scope management is we're nine percent of your exam. This is Chapter 5 in the box and there are six processes and yes feeling the need still need to know the Ito's for these six processes you'll need to identify key concepts and tailoring key roles and scope management. And then you'll really want to know what that process and that's the work breakdown structure of the WB. So we'll be looking at that in chapter 5 in the Pinback Chapter 6 is on schedule this is 9 percent of your exam. There are six processes. Yes the Eido one of the key activities you'll have to do an exam is to solve some network diagramming problems looking at the critical path and flow and how you do a forward pass and the back repasts. And that's part of our scheduling calculations. This chapter will have a questions or few questions about an Jayal Entine is a key thing and and gyle a schedule management so be prepared for that when we get into Chapter 6 in the Chapter 7 is on cost. And this is 8 percent of the exam. There are only four processes on cost. The key things in this chapter will be just really managing costs doing Earned Value methods both talk about Earned Value management in Chapter 7 in the Pinback guy and of course you have a little bit of ADD Jayal as we will in many of these chapters quality management chapter 8 in the Pinback itis we're 7 percent. There are just three processes this is a really easy chapter frankly and you'll need the Ito's pro-quality. And then how do you adapt quality and different project environment. So big project little project think about Aggi I'll think about predictive We'll get into that in chapter 8 in the Pinback II. Chapter 9 is on resource management. This used to be human resource management but now it's just resource because we also consider materials and equipment that those are resources as well. So this is chapter 9 and of him back I'd were 8 percent of your exam. Only six processes only you only know the Ito's you have some questions about key concepts and trends. Think about ad gyle. What about developing a team managing conflicts and then resolving any type of a crunch with your resources. That's really the key theme of chapter 9. And then you'll be creating and managing a resource management plan and then doing some charts like a resource histogram for managing resources. So that's Chapter 9 of the Buckeye chapter is on communication this is where 10 percent of your exam. Just three processes though so really know those three processes it's a big chunk of your exam. You'll need to know the Ito's for those processes. You have some questions about just key concepts like the communication model and tailoring things like that. You will need a communications management plan which we will cover in detail in chapter 10 of the Pinback II and what skills do you need to be an effective communicator. So a lot of stuff but just three processes so really know chapter 10 in the hemlock II risk management is worth 8 percent of your exam. And there are seven risk management processes so you can probably expect about one question her risk. So this one's a tough chapter when you think about it. You need to know the Ito's for these seven processes you'll need to know the documents you're going to create and use throughout risk management. You have to do some risk calculation probability and impact and we'll see that in Chapter 11 in the Trimbach guide and then you'll need to know some risk responses and then how do you adjust risk based on what's happening in your projects. So risk probability impact will fluctuate based on conditions of the project. Chapter 12 in the film Vok is on procurement. Just 4 percent so don't need to know a lot of information procurement but there are only three processes so again about one question or at least one question per process. Like all of a you need to know the Ito's. You can do some tailoring but the big thing from this chapter will be contracts agreements and then how do you choose your vendors really need to know contracting procurement and then Chapter 13 on stakeholder management as we're 9 percent stakeholder management really tracks with communications that knowledge very in chapter 10. So Chapter 10 of Chapter 13 are kind of married to each other if you will just for processes here identify the Ito's of course you have to identify stakeholders and know what their needs are by asking questions and doing requirements gathering and then we'll do stakeholder management which is really all about stakeholder engagement. All right there you have it. Those are all of the knowledge areas that you're going to be tested on on your S.A.T. exam. So we are chapters one two three kind of foundations and then chapters four to 13 in the Pinback are the key things that you'll need to know to pass the c.a.p yet. Keep moving forward. You're doing great.