APM Introductory Certificate  – Online Course & Accreditation

APM Introductory Certificate – Online Course & Accreditation

What is the APM Introductory Certificate (APMIC)?

The APM Introductory Certificate aims to give you a detailed insight into the tools and techniques required to run a successful project. No prior knowledge or experience is required for this qualification which will offer the individual the knowledge to make a positive contribution to any project.

You may have many years’ experience running projects and just need a refresh of your skills or this could be your first step into the world of project management. Or maybe you manage many projects and want your team to have the knowledge to make a positive contribution to any project you work on? Whatever your reason, the APMIC course should be the course for anyone working in project management to consider.

Exam Format

Multiple choice

60 Mins

60 questions

closed book – 36 marks is the pass mark – 60%

 £399Plus VAT – includes 12 months online access, exam fee, and remotely held exams which can be held 24/7,anywhere .

 

Session 1 – Introduction

 

  • Course Structure
  • Case study
  • Summary
Session 8 – Resources

 

  • Factors that affect resources
  • Synergy
  • Resource allocation
  • Resource smoothing
  • Resource levelling
  • Resource cumulative curve
Session 2 – Projects, programme and portfolios

 

  • Project characteristics
  • Project definition
  • Projects vs BAU
  • Key roles
  • Project Life Cycle (1&2)
  • Programmes and Portfolios
  • Exercise
  • Summary
Session 9 – Monitoring and control

 

  • Out of control projects
  • The control cycle: Authorise the work
  • The control cycle: Follow project progress
  • The control cycle: Plot and update data and evaluate status
  • The control cycle: Take corrective action
Session 3 – The Business Case

 

  • Definition
  • Business Case contents
  • Business case and the life cycle
  • Key roles
  • Exercise
  • Summary
Session 10 – Project closure

 

  • Key activities
  • Project Manager responsibilities
  • Post project review analysis
  • Termination problems possible solution
Session 4 – Work content and scope management

 

  • Scheduling steps
  • Product Breakdown Structures
  • Organisational Breakdown Structure
  • Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • Cost Breakdown Structure
  • Benefits of structures
  • Exercise
  • Summary
Session 11 – Establishing the project

 

  • Project life cycles
  • Benefits of phasing
  • Project content

PESTLE

  1. Multiple choice questions
  2. Project management plan
  3. Project success and benefits management
  4. Project reviews
Session 5 – Networks

 

  • Networks
  • Dependencies types
  • Lead and lag
  • Common faults
Session 12 – People and Projects

 

  • Organisational roles and the project sponsor
  • Drag and drop exercise
  • Stakeholder management
  • Communications
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Teamwork
  • The Tuckman Model
  • Leadership
  • Summary
Session 6 – Estimating and risk

 

  • Definition
  • Estimating approaches
  • Risk management – Identification
  • Risk management – Assessment
  • Risk management – Mitigation
  • Risk management – Implement the mitigating actions
  • Effort vs Duration
Session 13 – More on techniques

 

  • Drag and drop exercise
  • Risk management
  • Risk log
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Quality definitions
  • Quality control and Quality Assurance
  • Quality plan and benefits
  • Change control
  • Configuration management
  • Information Management and Project Reporting
  • Issue Management
  • Procurement
Session 7 – Critical path analysis

 

  • Node layout definition
  • Critical path calculation forward / backward pass
  • Gantt chart Critical path / Total float

 

 

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *