The CAPM PrepCast6 Product Description
The Project Management PrepCast for CAPM®
The PM PrepCast For CAPM Comes in Two Versions: Basic and Elite:
The PM PrepCast was first launched in 2008 with the goal of providing high-quality but low-cost training to project managers preparing for their exam. Originally designed to help those preparing for their PMP exam, we have boosted it to also cover all CAPM topics. We also continuously updated it to stay in tune with the latest in available technology as well as the ever-increasing requirements of the CAPM exam. We invest a lot of time and effort into helping you pass, and you can select from one of two versions:
- PrepCast Basic
- PrepCast Elite
The PrepCast Elite is our most popular product. And even though the Elite is recommended for most students, let's begin by reviewing what you get with The PM PrepCast Basic:
What You Get - And What The PM PrepCast Basic Will Do for You...
When you're taking the CAPM exam, you'll always get a few of the same questions over and over...
... What tools and techniques are part of this process?
... What information does this project document contain?
... What inputs are needed before starting this process?
... What outputs does this process generate?
... What process is described in this situation?
... What is the next step you should perform?
So how can you gain the knowledge to answer questions like these? Well, when you not only study but instead master CAPM exam concepts with The PM PrepCast you have ADVANCED your knowledge, and you automatically give yourself a significantly better chance of being certified on your first try.
And as you probably already know, the CAPM exam is not an easy exam and passing it requires commitment and dedication throughout your studies in order to learn and internalize all the inputs, tools and techniques, as well as outputs from the PMBOK® Guide.
The PM PrepCast gives you a 'best-in-class' training, and you gain not just basic, but advanced-level knowledge via video-based lessons so that you can confidently answer questions similar to the ones above.
What's Inside the Latest Version of the Course?
The PM PrepCast Elite has now helped 42,965+ project managers in 56+ countries to study and prepare for either their PMP or CAPM exam. And passing the exam has earned them the respect of their peers and opened doors.
We spent over a year with our ear to the ground, analyzing every comment, every feedback survey response, and every support email to uncover what PrepCast students want most from our course. We also read the complete CAPM Exam Content Outline and the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition.
Here's what we discovered, how online training has changed, and what our students expect from a solid CAPM exam prep training:
The World Has Changed... And we've Adapted Everything for You!
Take a Look at What You'll Get
Immediately After Signing Up...
Module 1: Introduction to Project Management and Foundational ElementsIn this introductory module, you review the basics of project management. This lays the foundation for all of the coming modules to ensure that you understand how the PMBOK® Guide defines a project, project management, programs, portfolios, and operations. You will also learn about the importance of tailoring and review a number of project management business documents.
Module 2: The Environment in Which Project OperateThis module introduces you to the all-important concepts of Organizational Process Assets and Enterprise Environmental Factors, which are two ITTOs that are referred back to in Module 4-13 again and again. You will also see a number of governance frameworks as well as how management structures and organizational structure types will influence projects and either support or hinder your ability to lead and manage the work.
Module 3: The Role of The Project ManagerThis module is all about you, the project managers. You learn about the PMs sphere of influence and how other stakeholders work with you. You will look in detail at all the interpersonal skills that a project manager needs and how to apply them successfully to the project. It is also in this module that you will see that Project Integration Management (the next module) is the sole responsibility of the PM and nobody else.
Module 4: Project Integration ManagementIntegration is the 'conductor' of all project management activities. In this module, you learn to begin with the development of the project charter in order to ensure project stakeholders are in agreement. You also present the project management plan to the relevant stakeholders in order to obtain approval to proceed with project execution. You learn how to implement all project activities, measure project performance, and manage any changes to the project. Lastly, this is where you learn how to close a project.
Module 5: Project Scope ManagementYou learn that managing the scope requires you to identify key deliverables based on the business requirements. You're taught to review and assess detailed project requirements, constraints, and assumptions with stakeholders based on the project charter, lessons learned, and by using requirement gathering techniques in order to establish detailed project deliverables. The module also walks you through the development of a scope management plan, based on the approved project scope and using scope management techniques.
Module 6 Project Schedule ManagementDeveloping the project schedule requires you to understand how scope, resources, cost, and activity durations affect each other. You will see, step by step how to go from a simple activity list to the completed schedule. This development of the project schedule is done based on the approved project deliverables and milestones, scope, and resource management plans in order to manage timely completion of the project. Lastly, you learn how to control the schedule by applying appropriate tools and techniques.
Module 7: Project Cost ManagementIn this module, we will show you how Earned Value Management techniques works. This is one of the most important concepts you must understand for the Exam. We'll take you through it step by step. In addition, you will also learn to develop the cost management plan based on the project scope, schedule, resources, approved project charter and other information, using estimating techniques, in order to manage project costs.
Module 8: Project Quality ManagementHere you will learn to develop the quality management plan and define the quality standards for the project and its products, based on the project scope, risks, and requirements. This helps prevent the occurrence of defects and controls the cost of quality. You'll also see how to implement the quality management plan using the appropriate tools and techniques. Lastly, you'll learn how to verify that project deliverables conform to the quality standards established in the quality management plan to meet project requirements and business needs.
Module 9: Project Resource ManagementThis module is all about your interactions with project resources. In particular, you learn how to develop the human resource management plan by defining the roles and responsibilities of the project team members in order to create a project organizational structure and provide guidance regarding how resources will be assigned and managed. You will also see how to manage task execution based on the project management plan by leading and developing the project team in order to achieve project deliverables.
Module 10: Project Communication ManagementThis module reviews the development of the communications management plan based on the project organizational structure and stakeholder requirements, in order to define and manage the flow of project information. It discusses how to manage the flow of information by following the communications plan to keep stakeholders engaged and informed. You also learn how to prepare and share the final project report according to the communications management plan in order to document and convey project performance and assist in project evaluation.
Module 11: Project Risk ManagementYou learn how to identify high-level risks, assumptions, and constraints based on the current environment, and plan for risk management by developing a risk management plan. You also see how to implement approved actions, and monitor and assess risk by determining whether exposure has changed and evaluate the effectiveness of response strategies in order to manage the impact of risks and opportunities on the project.
Module 12: Project Procurement ManagementIn this module, we discuss how to develop the procurement management plan based on the project scope, budget, and schedule, in order to ensure that the required project resources will be available. Additionally, we monitor procurement activities according to the procurement plan in order to verify compliance with project objectives. You will also spend time in reviewing the various contract types you need to know about for the exam.
Module 13: Project Stakeholder ManagementThis module introduces you to the stakeholder analysis and how to use appropriate tools and techniques in order to align expectations and gain support for the project. See how to develop the stakeholder management plan by analyzing needs, interests, and potential impact in order to effectively manage stakeholders' expectations and engage them in project decisions. It also includes how to maintain stakeholder relationships by following the stakeholder management plan in order to receive continued support and manage expectations.
WE BASED EVERYTHING IN THE PM PREPCAST ON WHAT EXAM TAKERS ACTUALLY NEED:
The modules of The PM PrepCast are modeled after the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition for easy cross-referencing. For example Section 4 of the PMBOK® Guide matches up with Module 4 of The PM PrepCast.
The lessons of The PM PrepCast have been verified to contain all knowledge, skill, tools and techniques that are mentioned in the CAPM Examination Content Outline. And because it's in the exam outline it means that you will very likely see questions about it on your actual exam.
... and we're even giving you access to those lessons of The PM PrepCast that are intended for students preparing for their PMP exam because we want to give you the opportunity to go above and beyond the normal CAPM studies. These lessons are clearly marked as "Advanced/Optional" in the lesson directory. You may skip them, but by watching them anyway you will greatly increase your understanding of the concepts needed for your CAPM exam.
BY WATCHING THE PM PREPCAST LESSONS YOU WILL:
Increase your chance of passing the CAPM Exam with real-world examples to help you truly understand the CAPM exam concepts. You will know what to expect on the exam. Plus, our course makes you a better project manager, too.
Review the material from the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition but in a much more approachable, engaging and sometimes even entertaining fashion.
Understand Earned Value Techniques and be able to answer questions about them confidently.
Maximize your day by studying anywhere your phone or tablet goes. For instance on your drive to work, when you are outside riding your bike, or watch a lesson over lunch, as you are sitting on the bus or when you are waiting in line at the post office.
Get a chance to apply what you have learned in the lessons on ~250 self-assessment questions to test yourself and make sure you understood what you have learned.
Gain Official Recognition of Your Training with The PM PrepCast Certificate for 23 Contact Hours
Two weeks after your purchase you'll be eligible to take The PM PrepCast Final Exam. Once you answer at least 17 of 25 exam-style questions correctly you'll receive a personalized certificate for 23 contact hours with your name and the date you passed:
With this certificate, issued by a PMI Registered Education Provider, you are now able to submit your CAPM application, take the exam and put those four coveted letters "CAPM" behind your name.
As you can see above, the certificate provides "60 Contact Hours / PDUs". This is because some students using The PrepCast actually need 60 of them. You only need 23. We have confirmed with PMI that there is no problem whatsoever if the certificate provides more than what you need. Furthermore, the good news for you is that if you, later on, decide to also take the PMP exam, then you can use the same certificate for your PMP application.
$229 for PrepCast Basic. Upgrade to PrepCast Elite for only $30 more.
Access Your Training Instantly
The entire PM PrepCast course is delivered online - no deliveries to wait on and worry about, and you get instant access when you sign up. You also get FREE updates as they're released.
Hear What Our Students Have to Say About Their Results with The PM PrepCast
At last count, over 42,965+ project managers from around the world and from every conceivable industry have used The PM PrepCast to master the knowledge and concepts needed to successfully prepare for their exam.
Take a look at what some of them have to say (these are actual unedited student reviews and testimonials):
Our Customized Learning Management System (LMS) Is Your Roadmap To Fast Understanding
Here's a sample video from The PM PrepCast Elite (Module 4 Integration Management Overview Part 1), so you can see for yourself exactly what you get:
The first minute of this free lesson is a quick "preamble" that features the podcast functionality. Feel free to fast forward over that.
Here's a sample video from The PM PrepCast Elite (Module 4 Integration Management Overview Part 2), so you can see for yourself exactly what you get:
The first minute of this free lesson is a quick "preamble" that talks about how you will master the concepts by using the PrepCast. Feel free to fast forward over that.
Find Answers To Your Exam-Related Questions In The Forum
Here’s The Full Run-Down of Everything You Get In The PM PrepCast Basic
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Here’s What Will Happen Within Minutes Of You Signing Up
Once you sign up, you’ll immediately have access to the 120+ instructional video lessons, self-assessment questions, and bonus items. You'll have the option of either accessing the lessons online or use a free podcast app to download them to your phone.
This is a comprehensive and proven approach to passing the CAPM exam, at the best price, and with the best guarantee. This is as risk-free as an offer can come.
In fact, the ONLY risk is that you might try and take the CAPM exam without having taken this course - and the candidate next to you has.
What You’ll Get As Our
Newest PrepCast Elite Student
And let’s make it EVEN EASIER for you to try The PM PrepCast Elite today...
Provide Valuable Information To Pass The Exam
A $107 Value - Yours Completely Free.
Our students have told us time and again that studying for the CAPM exam is not a one-week sprint, but it is instead (at a minimum) a twelve-week long marathon. And in order to reach the finish line you need two things:
- You have to start your studies pointing in the right direction -- otherwise, you will miss the finish line
- You need support and motivation along the way -- otherwise, you will never reach the finish line
So pictures this...
At the start of your journey toward the CAPM exam, we will point you in the right direction. We have gathered a list of the most important study activities that you simply cannot skip.
And once you have started your journey - your marathon - we will stick by your side. Not only by providing the actual training lessons, but also by answering your questions in our discussion forum.
And that's how you will succeed.
Here are the five bonus items that ALL students receive:
Bonus Item: The Exam Study ChecklistThis checklist is a great resource to find additional exam study materials. But more than that, you will also find Exam Study Preparation Tips, a series of Exam Study Activities, and lessons on how to Boost Your Studies. You'll also find some great Exam Taking Activities but most of all you will learn what Your Most Important Study Activity is and how to determine if you are ready. Follow our guidelines and expedite your studies.
Bonus Item: Access to our Exam Discussion ForumsWe've mentioned this before but it's worth mentioning again, because wouldn't it be great if you had a question about the exam that you could go and ask a trusted source? That is what our exam forums are for. Ask a question and your fellow students or an expert will help you.
Bonus Item: Advanced PMI® Exam Strategies - Email CourseIn this 5-part email course, we introduce you in detail to the all-important multiple choice test taking strategies for PMI® Exams. We review the types of questions that you must expect and be ready to answer on the real exam, tell you how to develop your own strategy for approaching this multi-hour long exam, and give you the steps necessary as you are getting ready to leave home to take the exam on exam day.
Bonus Item: Sample Exam Score WorksheetThe Exam Score Worksheet allows you to keep track of how many questions you answer correctly in your practice exams. Just record all your first attempts at taking practice exam in here to see how you are doing. It's a great way of monitoring your progress as you are taking one sample exam after the other and seeing how you improve over time.
Bonus Item: Contact Hours WorksheetIt is a PMI® requirement that you receive training in project management before you can apply for your exam. PMI® calls these training hours "Contact Hours" and you need 23 of them. Do you have enough? This worksheet not only helps you tally the hours and ensure that you meet the requirements, it also includes a substantial FAQ section that explains everything you need to know about Contact Hours in easy to understand language.
Here Is A Summary Of All Three Versions
Here is an executive summary of the two PrepCast Versions. They are cumulative, meaning that the Elite also includes everything that you get with the Basic.
The PM PrepCast Elite is recommended for most students.
All products are updated to the latest CAPM Exam specifications as well as the current PMBOK® Guide. All products include free email courses and online forum access. We are a PMI Registered Education Provider (PMI R.E.P.) and our products are developed by a team of certified project managers.
So... Are You Ready to Take That Next Step to Becoming CAPM Certified?
You can hope that reading the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition is sufficient exam prep... good luck to you there...
Or you can confidently use The PM PrepCast Elite to help you understand and put into context all the concepts you really need in order to pass, including a first-rate online simulator.
I know you'll make the right choice.
To YOUR success,
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP
The PM PrepCast Creator,
President, OSP International LLC
P.S. If you are seeking to gain an edge in your studies preparing for the CAPM Exam, this course will give you that edge.
It will give you the lessons you need to master the knowledge, skills, tools and techniques you must know for your CAPM exam. You will still have to read the (PMBOK® Guide) Sixth Edition, but this course not only helps you understand what you read but also gives you everything not covered in the guide. Enroll now and you'll have access to everything in just a few short minutes.
P.P.S. We've also made available SIX sample training videos from the hundreds of lessons in the full course below. Click any of the images to view the corresponding lesson:
Sample 1: Enterprise Environmental Factors
Sample 2: The Role of The Project Manager
Sample 3: Define Scope
Sample 4: Project Cost Management Overview
Sample 5: Estimate Activity Resources
Sample 6: Plan Risk Management
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