Project Management Essentials with CAPM® Certification Prep

Project Management Essentials with CAPM® Certification Prep

Learn how to manage a project from start to finish and prepare for your CAPM® certification with this 100% online project management course.


Become a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®

The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® credential offered through the Project Management Institute (PMI)® is considered a leading designation for project leaders and managers. This 100% online project management course will teach you the principles, skills, and practices of professional project management. Key course topics include project components such as time, cost, risk, and team communications.

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Job Outlook for Project Managers

  • Demand for skilled project managers is strong, even during challenging economic times. Because project managers organize and streamline processes to conserve resources, demand for their services often increases when budgets for other activities suffer.
  • Current workforce trends indicate that approximately 2 million new project-oriented roles will be created annually through 2027.
  • According to the PMI Project Management Salary Survey, project management salaries average $115,000. Project managers with technical specialties such as information technology (IT) or construction can earn significantly more.
  • The overall national median salary of a CAPM-certified project manager is between $53,000 and $79,000, with many of the highest-paying project management jobs found in IT.

Project Manager FAQs

What Does A Project Manager Do?

Project managers accept responsibility for the completion of specified projects. A project is an organized sequence of events that lead to an outcome, which may be as diverse as a new automobile, a new house or a new song. Project managers bring together the talent, resources and energy to start, manage and finish projects.

Is Certification Necessary for A Project Manager?

PMI certification is a widely understood and accepted designation for project managers. Employers, colleagues and customers recognize PMI-affiliated project managers for their commitment to quality and professionalism.

Is the CAPM Designation Good for New Project Managers?

While the CAPM certification can be earned by professionals in any career stage, its focus on the essentials of projects and project management makes it an ideal match for early career stages. The CAPM credential matches well with more specific or technical fields to create a formidable qualification for emerging project managers.

What Does CAPM Preparation Involve?

CAPM preparation focuses on the flow and sequence of project management from start to finish. It emphasizes project resources, risks and the process of executing successful projects.

Course Objectives

  • Meet the education prerequisites for the CAPM certification
  • Understand the essential elements of a project management foundation
  • Learn how to execute a project from start to finish
  • Be familiar with the most common project management concepts and terminology
  • Master the creation of project-driven budgets and timelines
  • Discover how to predict and prevent risks


Prerequisites and Requirements

There are no prerequisites to take the course.


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Nikki Choyce

Nikki Choyce, PMP, has been involved in the project management field for more than 20 years and has worked as a project management consultant and instructor for much of that time. She has worked in a variety of industries, including Information Technology, Insurance, Manufacturing, Marketing, Aerospace, Construction, Telecommunications, and Healthcare. She has worked with Microsoft Project for over 15 years.

Erica Kirwan

Erica Kirwan has more than 15 years of experience in process and project management. Previously, Kirwan served as Senior Project Manager for a Fortune 200 financial services company. She earned an Advanced Project Management Certification from Stanford University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and a Master of Public Administration.


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Last Modified: 05/22/2024