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Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Online

The ILX CAPM e-learning is based on the Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) Seventh Edition . 

Course overview

About the course

Students view and review e-learning sessions, complete a range of interactive exercises in each session and test themselves with a range of multiple-choice format questions. These questions are based on typical questions in the CAPM examination.

This course will provide students with sufficient knowledge and understanding to work as an informed member of a project team and help prepare participants for the CAPM examination.



The actual study time is approximately 23 hours - 25 hours.

At the conclusion of the course students will be able to:

Project Management fundamentals and core concepts

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the various project life cycles and processes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of project management planning.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of project roles and responsibilities.
  • Determine how to follow and execute planned strategies or frameworks (e.g., communication, risks, etc.).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of common problem-solving tools and techniques.

Predictive, plan-based methodologies

  • Explain when it is appropriate to use a predictive, plan-based approach.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of a project management plan schedule.
  • Determine how to document project controls of predictive, plan based projects.

Agile frameworks/Methodologies

  • Explain when it is appropriate to use an adaptive approach.
  • Determine how to plan project iterations.
  • Determine how to document project controls for an adaptive project.
  • Explain the components of an adaptive plan.
  • Determine how to prepare and execute task management steps.

Business analysis frameworks

  • Demonstrate an understanding of business analysis (BA) roles and responsibilities.
  • Determine how to conduct stakeholder communication.
  • Determine how to gather requirements.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of product roadmaps.
  • Determine how project methodologies influence business analysis processes.
  • Validate requirements through product delivery.
  • Course introduction
  • Projects and project management
  • Program management
  • Portfolio management
  • Project management office
  • Project life cycles
  • Organisational influences
  • Project stakeholders and governance
  • Agile roles
  • Ethics principles and performance domains
  • Project integration management
  • Scope and requirements management
  • Scope management
  • Project schedule management
  • Estimating
  • Agile planning and monitoring
  • Plan cost management
  • Control costs (Earned Value Management)
  • Project quality management
  • Plan resource management
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Conflict management
  • Resource management summary
  • Plan communications management
  • Project communications management
  • Project risk management
  • Project procurement management
  • Project stakeholder management
  • Business analysis frameworks
  • Course quiz
  • Exam simulator
  • 12 months online access to accredited ILX CAPM e-learning
  • CAPM mock exam simulator
  • Full ILX tutor support

Optional extras:

  • Agile Practice Guide
  • Process Groups: A Practice Guide book
  • PMBOK Guide 7th Edition

Please note if you become a PMI member you receive a number of benefits including reduced exam rates and a free download of the PMBOK® Guide or other PMI Standards and Guides. To receive more information regarding membership please visit the PMI website here.

The CAPM exam is not included with this course.

​Exam format

  • 150 multiple-choice questions. Of the 150 questions, 15 are considered pretest questions. Pretest questions do not affect the score and are used in examinations as an effective and legitimate way to test the validity of future examination questions. All questions are placed throughout the examination randomly
  • Three hour duration

​You can familiarise yourself with the CAPM exam content outline here.

To maintain your CAPM, you must retake the exam every five years.

This qualification is for those delegates who are looking to start or add project management skills into their current role, or for those who want to manage larger projects and gain more responsibility.


The CAPM exam is not included with this course.

You have to apply to the Project Management Institute (PMI)® before you can sit the exam. There’s a strict protocol as they have to authenticate that the pre-requisite criteria has been met prior to exam attendance. In order to understand the PMI process we recommend you review the CAPM handbook on the PMI website.


If you are considering taking the exam the examination pre-requisites are as follows:

  • Have a secondary degree, such as a high school diploma, GED (general educational development), or global equivalent
  • Have at least 23 contact hours of project management education completed before the exam

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