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The PMQ is a knowledge-based qualification that allows candidates to develop a practical understanding of all elements of project management. Developed by the Associate of Project Managers (APM) and based on the APM Body of Knowledge, the PMQ offers comprehensive tools, techniques and insight which can be applied in projects regardless of an organization’s background or industry.
Throughout the course, students will be able to reinforce their knowledge by revisiting modules and taking part in practice exams. Once complete, students can request FREE exam vouchers for the official APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) examination.
Why take this course?
The demand for skilled and experienced project managers is at an all-time high. The ability to manage resources and achieve short-term goals while working within tight constraints requires a well-developed understanding not only of what goes into successful projects, but also how the different elements interact from start to finish.
Project management can be a complicated subject, and many project management certifications reflect this fact with needlessly impenetrable language. This can make it difficult for less experienced managers to fully benefit from project management training.
The course syllabus covers the key knowledge areas from the APM Body of Knowledge. Students will gain an intricate understanding of the value and interconnected nature of the various elements of project management.
The advantage of the APM Project Management Qualification is that it goes into comprehensive detail on the key concepts, tools and techniques of project management without the need for unnecessary jargon. By the end of this course, candidates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of all the elements covered in the APM Body of Knowledge, equipping them to make valuable contributions to project teams. The course will also fully-prepare students to sit the Project Management Qualification (PMQ) examination.
The APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) online course on this page is offered by ILX Group, an accredited provider of the APM.
This course is ideal for:
Going beyond the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification
Anyone wanting an intricate understanding of project management and how its various elements interact
Anyone who has around two years worth of experience in project management or working in project teams, as this will provide them with the context to fully make use of the subject matter
Anyone in the following role: Project Managers, Project Office Personnel, Project Team Members, Recently appointed Project Officers
Anyone wanting to pass the official APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) exam
Green Zone: Getting Going
Blue Zone: Background
Project life cycles
The project management plan (PMP)
Pink Zone: People & Projects
Purple Zone: Planning
Earned value management
Budgeting and cost management
Red Zone: Stop & Think
Project success and benefits management
Governance of a project
Health, safety and environmental management
Risk and issue management
The business case
Orange Zone: Information Management & Reporting
Information management and reporting
Exams / Assessments
Passing the exam will validate a student’s knowledge, enabling them to take on upper-tier responsibilities and leadership positions, whether in smaller teams or on large capital projects.
The percentages of the total marks for each question will be added together at the end of the exam. The mean of the summed percentages will be the candidate’s final mark.
There are two possible versions of the exam, depending on a candidate’s pre-existing qualifications.
What you need to know about the 'standard' exam:
There is a time limit of 3 hours to complete the exam
Candidates will answer ten essay based questions from a total of 16 (if more than ten questions are answered, only ten will be marked)
Each answer is worth a maximum of 50 marks
Candidates must score at least 55% (275/500) in order to pass
What you need to know about the 'second' exam:
There is a time limit of 2 hours to complete the exam
Can only be taken by candidates who have achieved the PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification
Candidates will answer six essay questions from a total of 10 (if more than six questions are answered, only six will be marked)
Each question is worth a total of 50 marks
Candidates must score at least 55% (165/300) in order to pass.
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