Developing your career as a project management professional requires a thorough understanding of numerous areas of business including budgeting, conflict management, negotiation and teamwork.
This can be achieved by gaining your project management qualification (APM PMQ). Accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM).
The course comprises of 4 full day virtual learning workshops across 2 weeks and then the PMQ exam on the 5th day. You will be following the APM Book of Knowledge 7th Edition that the PMQ syllabus is based on. During the course you will have the opportunity to learn about the tools, techniques and principles which are critical to successful project management delivery.
What's the outcome?
Gaining this qualification is an ideal stepping stone for a career in project management.
You will be able to make a positive contribution to any project you're involved with and be able to demonstrate your understanding in a project environment using project management language and skills.
Through more widespread adoption of the APM approach, projects will be delivered in a more consistent fashion across your organisation. This will result in more projects being successfully delivered in line with expectations of time, cost and quality.
Your exam will be marked by APM and your results will arrive within 10 weeks of you taking your exam.
If you already have PRINCE2 Practitioner certification, this is counted as accredited prior learning and therefore you will be entitled to a reduced exam. The exam will be 2 hours long and a selection of 6 questions out of 10. You will be required to provide documented evidence to show you have current PRINCE 2 Practitioner accreditation on registration for PMQ.
What does it involve?
You will be taken through the APM syllabus in preparation for an exam on the final day. This will be a closed book, 3-hour exam, during which you will be required to answer 10 exam essay questions (from 16) requiring a 55% pass mark.
This is an intensive course and requires around 15 hours of preparatory reading. In addition, during the workshop, delegates should be prepared to set aside 2-3 hours per evening for further reading and mock exam questions.
Further details such as the syllabus, candidate guidance notes and a sample paper may be found from the APM web-site.
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