What's the importance of CPD Points and why should you earn them.
Tacit Skills offers courses that are accredited for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points, which are a way to measure and demonstrate your commitment to professional development. These points are often required by professional organizations and regulatory bodies to maintain your membership or certification. By completing CPD activities, such as taking courses, you can gain new skills, knowledge, and expertise that can help you perform your job duties more effectively and efficiently. Earning CPD points also shows that you are committed to staying current and engaged in your field, and can be used as evidence of ongoing learning when seeking promotions or new job opportunities. Overall, CPD points are an important tool for helping professionals maintain their competence and provide high-quality services.
Why Evening Sessions
Tacitskills is a company that caters to busy professionals by offering live interactive courses that take place in the evenings between 19:00 and 22:00. This allows professionals to continue working on important projects during the day and complete the course in the evenings. To make the most of their time, the courses are split into 3 hour sessions per evening, rather than requiring professionals to take time off work to attend full-day training sessions. Tacitskills understands that times can be tough and is committed to accommodating professionals by working around their schedules.
Attending International Professionals
For international professionals attending our courses, we have taken timezone differences into consideration and designed a schedule based on your location to accommodate the time differences
About This Course
This course has been accredited and approved by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). It is recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and holders of the PMI Certificate will be eligible for 35 Professional Development Units (PDUs). The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification is a widely recognized international certification in project management that demonstrates your knowledge of leading and directing projects. This course has been updated to align with the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 7th Edition and covers the entire project management process, both for traditional (waterfall) and adaptive (Agile/Scrum/Kanban, etc.) approaches. It also includes information on terminology, acronyms, and references to theories and principles that are not covered in the PMBOK guide.
The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is a widely recognized international certification in the field of project management. It is designed for professionals who are new to project management or who have limited experience in the field. It demonstrates a person's knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of project management as outlined in the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).
Obtaining a CAPM certification can be beneficial for a number of reasons. First, it can help individuals demonstrate their knowledge and expertise in project management to potential employers or clients. It can also serve as a stepping stone to obtaining a more advanced project management certification, such as the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. Additionally, having a CAPM certification may lead to career advancement opportunities, as it demonstrates a level of commitment to professional development and the project management profession. In today's competitive job market, a CAPM certification can help individuals stand out from the competition and may even lead to higher salaries.
Why should you do the CAPM Certification
The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification is intended for individuals who are interested in demonstrating their knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of project management as outlined in the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). This certification is particularly useful for those who are just starting out in project management or who are looking to advance their careers in the field. It can also be helpful for individuals who are working on projects as part of a team, but who do not have a formal project management role.
To be eligible to take the CAPM exam, you must have at least a high school diploma or the global equivalent, and you must have completed 1,500 hours of project experience or 23 hours of project management education. If you meet these requirements and are interested in pursuing a career in project management or in demonstrating your knowledge of project management principles and practices, the CAPM certification may be a good fit for you.
A quick look at the future job outlook for CAPM Certificate Holders
The demand for project management professionals is expected to continue to grow in the coming years. According to the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Talent Gap Report, the demand for project management professionals is expected to increase by more than 22 million jobs by 2027. This growth is driven by a number of factors, including the increasing complexity of projects, the growing importance of project management in businesses of all sizes, and the increasing use of project management methodologies in a variety of industries.
Holding a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification can be beneficial for individuals seeking project management roles, as it demonstrates a level of knowledge and understanding of project management principles and practices. In addition, many organizations require or prefer that their project management professionals hold a PMI certification, such as the CAPM. As a result, earning a CAPM certification can help you stand out in the job market and increase your chances of finding a job in the field of project management
A detailed look at the course outline and contents that will be covered:
CAPM Examination: This section of the course focuses on the Certified Association Management Professional (CAPM) exam, which is a professional certification for individuals working in association management. It assesses the knowledge and skills of association professionals in areas such as governance, financial management, and member services.
Key Terms and Concepts: This section of the course focuses on important terms and concepts related to project management, such as project charter, work breakdown structure, and critical path.
Project Management Principles: This part of the course focuses on the principles of project management, including the triple constraint (time, cost, scope), project stakeholder management, and project governance.
Project Life Cycles: This section of the course focuses on the different phases of a project, such as initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and closing. It may also discuss the different types of project life cycles, such as linear, incremental, and agile.
Value Delivery: This section of the course focuses on how projects can deliver value to stakeholders, including customers, shareholders, and employees. It covers concepts such as value proposition, value stream mapping, and value engineering.
Project Management Processes: This part of the course focuses on the specific processes involved in managing a project, including initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. It also covers tools and techniques used in each process, such as cost estimation and risk assessment.
Initiating the Project: This section of the course focuses on the steps involved in starting a new project, including defining the project scope and objectives, identifying stakeholders, and obtaining approval to proceed.
Integrating Project Planning: This section of the course focuses on how to integrate different project plans, such as scope, schedule, cost, and quality, into a cohesive whole. It also covers how to align project plans with the overall business strategy.
Scope Planning: This part of the course focuses on how to define and document the scope of a project, including the deliverables, milestones, and constraints. It also covers tools such as scope statements and scope baselines.
Schedule Planning: This section of the course focuses on how to create a project schedule, including identifying and sequencing tasks, estimating duration, and allocating resources. It also covers tools such as Gantt charts and PERT diagrams.
Cost Planning: This section of the course focuses on how to develop a budget for a project, including estimating costs, allocating resources, and tracking expenditures. It also covers concepts such as cost of quality and cost variance.
Quality Planning: This part of the course focuses on how to ensure that a project meets quality standards, including establishing quality criteria, performing quality checks, and taking corrective action as needed. It also covers tools such as quality control charts and Six Sigma.
Resource Planning: This section of the course focuses on how to identify and allocate the resources needed to complete a project, including human resources, materials, and equipment. It also covers concepts such as resource leveling and resource allocation.
Communication Planning: This section of the course focuses on how to plan and execute effective communication with project stakeholders, including team members, customers, and upper management. It covers topics such as communication channels, frequency, and messaging.
Risk Planning: This part of the course focuses on how to identify, assess, and mitigate risks in a project. It includes tools such as risk registers and risk response plans.
Procurement Planning: This section of the course focuses on how to plan and manage the acquisition of goods and services needed for a project, including developing a procurement plan, issuing Request for Proposals (RFPs), and selecting suppliers. It also covers concepts such as vendor evaluation and contract management.
Stakeholder Engagement Planning: This section of the course focuses on how to identify and engage stakeholders in a project, including understanding their needs and expectations, and communicating with them throughout the project lifecycle.
Direct and Manage project Work: This part of the course focuses on the day-to-day management of a project, including coordinating team members, monitoring progress, and making adjustments as needed. It also covers tools such as earned value analysis and project status reports.
Monitoring and controlling Project work: This section of the course focuses on how to track and control the progress of a project, including monitoring key performance indicators (KPIs), identifying deviations from the plan, and taking corrective action. It also covers tools such as change control processes and progress reports.
Project Close-out: This section of the course focuses on how to wrap up a project, including completing all remaining work, conducting a final review, and delivering the final deliverables to stakeholders.
Tailoring: This part of the course focuses on how to customize project management processes and techniques to fit the specific needs and constraints of a project.
Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct: This section of the course focuses on the ethical standards and principles that project managers should follow, including honesty, integrity, and respect for others. It also covers topics such as conflict of interest and confidentiality.
What are the learning objectives of this course and how can they be applied to your job.
Upon completing the course, participants will have gained the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively manage projects using the best practices recognized by PMI. The course will also prepare them to pass the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam, which is a certification offered by PMI.
Accreditation earned on completion of this course:
Earning ECSA CPD points is valuable for professionals in the construction industry as it demonstrates their commitment to staying current and continuing their professional development. By completing this course and earning ECSA CPD points, professionals can showcase their dedication to best practices and expertise in Project Management.
Upon completing this course, professionals will earn 5 ECSA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point and 30 Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional Development Units (PDUs) for PMP certificate holders.
Recordings of the live sessions will be made available for attending delegates who miss a session due to load shedding. Please note that the course live sessions must be attended in order to qualify for your certificate. Recordings are only for review purposes.
Obtain your certificate and differentiate yourself from others
Improved knowledge and understanding of project management principles and practices: The CAPM certification requires a thorough understanding of the principles and practices outlined in the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). This can help you become more proficient in managing projects, which can in turn lead to better outcomes for your projects.
Increased credibility and recognition: Holding a CAPM certification demonstrates to employers and clients that you have a solid foundation in project management and that you are committed to staying current in the field. This can increase your credibility and recognition within your organization and in the job market.
Enhanced career opportunities: Many organizations require or prefer that their project management professionals hold a PMI certification. Having a CAPM certification can make you a more competitive job candidate and can open up new career opportunities.
Improved salary and earning potential: Project management professionals with a CAPM certification often command higher salaries than those without the certification. In addition, earning a CAPM certification can help you advance in your career, which can lead to increased earning potential over time.
Opportunity to network with other professionals: As a CAPM certification holder, you will have access to a network of other certified professionals through PMI, which can provide valuable opportunities for professional development and networking.
What's included in this course
5 ECSA CPD Point
Upon successful completion of this course, professionals will be eligible to earn CPD points from the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). These points are important for maintaining professional status and demonstrating a commitment to ongoing learning and development
Certificate of Completion
Upon successful completion of the self-paced course, you will earn a certificate that you can add to your portfolio and showcase to prospective companies looking to hire professionals. This certificate can demonstrate your skills and knowledge, and help you stand out in the job market.
Life time Access
A live webinar training is an interactive course that is conducted online in real-time. It allows professionals to participate remotely and engage with the instructor and other attendees through audio, video, and text-based communication. This accredited course will provide attendees with 3 months of access to recordings for review purposes after the live session has ended
Dave Fourie (Certified PMP)
Dave Fourie, a Certified PMP, has over 25 years of experience in project management as a consultant, including PMBOK, Method 123, and PRINCE2 in software development, service delivery, quality, and general management. He has provided training in project management, quality management, and business analysis since 1999 and has experience with various national and international training providers. Dave is certified in Project Management Professional (PMP), Portfolio, Programmed and Project Offices (P3O), Managing Successful Programs (MSP), PRINCE2, Professional Scrum Master (PSM1), IT Service Management (ITIL), Total Quality Management (TQM), NGstudy™ Certified Negotiation Associate (NGN-A), and Six Sigma Green Belt. He aims to provide a relaxed and enjoyable learning experience while sharing his passion for project management through practical examples and a touch of humor