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Exam Prep - Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) and Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Preparation

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This instructor-led face-to-face course will enhance your project management knowledge. You have the option to pursue industry recognized certification. You will also be prepared to take the CAPM and PMP certification exams. Obtaining certification will distinguish you in the job market and enhance your credibility and effectiveness working on - or with - project teams. 

Instructor:  Hiral Shah, Ph.D., CEI, CPEM, PMP 

This course satisfies 16 of the education contact hours required on the CAPM/PMP application. (CAPM requires 23, PMP requires 35). Additional education contact hours may be achieved by attending the courses listed in the left panel.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe 10 knowledge areas and 5 process groups in PMBOK Guide - 6th edition 
  • Prepare for the PMP and CAPM exam.
  • Apply the knowledge gained to answer practice questions.
  • Review the important points and tips for exam preparation.
  • Provide information on exam application process.

Exam Preparation for:

Certified Associate in Project Management Certification (CAPM)

Who Should Apply?

If you’d like to manage larger projects and gain more responsibility or add project management skills into your current role, then the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is right for you.

Prerequisites to sit for exam:

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate's degree or the global equivalent)
  • 1,500 hours of project experience


  • 23 hours of project management education completed by the time you sit for the exam

Project Management Professional Certification (PMP)

Who Should Apply?

An experienced project manager who meets the following requirements:

  • Perform their duties under general supervision and are responsible for all aspects of the project for the life of the project
  • Lead and direct cross-functional teams to deliver projects within the constraints of schedule, budget and resources
  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge and experience to appropriately apply a methodology to projects that have reasonably well-defined project requirements and deliverables.

Prerequisites to sit for exam:

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 7,500 hours leading and directing projects
  • 35 hours of project management education


  • Four-year degree
  • 4,500 hours leading and directing projects
  • 35 hours of project management education

About the course

16 hour course provides exam preparation for CAPM & PMP and includes:

  • PMBOK Guide 6th edition
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Project Management Processes
  • 10 knowledge areas review
  • Practice questions for CAPM & PMP exam
  • Tips on passing the exams

A Guide to the Project Management Book of Knowledge - 6th Edition provided with course registration.

 Book Cover - PMBOK


Contact with questions.

Course Format

Nov. 6 & 7, 2019

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration Fees:

  • $699 if registered by Oct. 23, 2019
  • $799 if registered after Oct. 23, 2019

Registration closes:  Oct. 30, 2019

SCSU Welcome Center
355 Fifth Ave. S, St. Cloud
Free convenient parking.

Cancellation Policy:

  • A refund minus a $25 processing fee will be issued if cancellations are received in writing no later than Oct. 30, 2019 to
  • No refunds after Oct. 30, 2019

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We customize

We can tailor this course to meet the needs of your business or group and offer them at the St. Cloud State Welcome Center or a location of your choice. This reduces your group's travel time and expense.