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APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)

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The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) course and certification provides validation of fundamental project management proficiency.
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APM exclusively charters the sole global body representing the project profession.

The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) provides a strong foundation for professionals looking to advance their careers through project management. Whether you’re an engineer, business analyst, or operations manager who considering a move into project coordination, the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) gives you hands-on knowledge of core skills like planning, risk management, and stakeholder engagement.

The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) course is a pivotal step towards mastering the core principles of project management. This course transcends surface-level knowledge, empowering you with expertise in planning, communication, teamwork, resource management, project risk mitigation, and effective project reviews. By completing this qualification, you acquire the skills needed to make substantial contributions to any project, enhancing your ability to drive success and efficiency.

Acquiring APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) certification is a crucial validation of fundamental project management proficiency. The acquired knowledge and skills significantly enhance one’s capability to contribute meaningfully to project success, thereby fostering career growth. Holding the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) certification opens doors to diverse opportunities in project management and coordination, establishing individuals as credible experts in their professional domain.

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The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) imparts crucial project management skills for enhanced success in planning, risk management, and stakeholder engagement.

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    APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)

    What will I learn?

    What skills you'll gain from the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) course.

    • Understand project management and the operating environment.
    • Grasp project life cycles.
    • Familiarise yourself with roles and responsibilities in projects.
    • Understand project management planning.
    • Gain insight into project scope management.
    • Grasp resources, scheduling, and optimisation in a project.
    • Understand project risk and issue management.
    • Comprehend quality in the context of a project.
    • Understand communication in the context of a project.
    • Gain insight into leadership and teamwork within a project.

    Our comprehensive APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) course is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge they need to confidently pass their APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) exam.

    APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)

    PMI: PFQ certification holders are 15-30% more likely to be promoted to more senior project roles.

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    APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) course details

    APM is the global organisation dedicated to promoting and developing the profession of project management. As the only chartered body for the profession worldwide, APM supports individuals and organisations through education, research, and networking opportunities.
    • Prerequisites: No prior knowledge or experience is needed for this PFQ qualification.
    • Number of Questions: 60 questions
    • Type of Questions: Multiple choice questions
    • Length of Test: 60 minutes
    • Passing Score: 60%
    • Testing Provider: Accredited Provider or Virtual
    APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)

    Module 1
    • What is a Project
    • Projects and Business-as-usual
    • The Iron Triangle
    • The Context of Project Management
    • Projects, Programmes and Portfolios
    • Test Your Knowledge
    Module 2
    • What is a Project Life Cycle
    • Linear Project Life Cycles
    • Iterative Project Life Cycles
    • Hybrid Project Life Cycles
    • Extended Project Life Cycles
    • Test Your Knowledge Quiz
    Module 3
    • Why do we need to define roles and responsibilities in a project?
    • The Project Sponsor
    • Temporary Structures
    • Project Governance
    • Project Support
    • The Project Team
    • End of Session
    • Test Your Knowledge Quiz
    Module 4
    • Project Management Planning
    • Integrated Planning
    • Redeployment Baseline
    • Deployment Baseline Reviews and Approvals
    • Deployment Baselines in Linear and Iterative Projects
    • The Business Case
    • Stakeholder Engagement
    • Stakeholder Identification and Analysis
    • Success and Benefits
    • Project Estimation
    • Progress Reporting
    • End of Session
    • Test Your Knowledge Quiz
    Module 5
    • What is Scope Management?
    • How do we Scope a Project?
    • Scoping in Linear and Iterative Projects
    • Project Breakdown Structures
    • Governance Principles
    • Change Control
    • Configuration Management
    • Test Your Knowledge Quiz

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