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1 What is the Introductory Certificate in Project Management (IntroCIPM) certificate?
IntroCIPM is a special certificate in project management meant for all professionals across all sectors ranging from experienced persons to entry level persons. IntroCIPM will provide extensive knowledge and skill of PM tools and techniques to all candidates to improve their management of both hard side of Time, Cost and Quality as well as soft skills required to manage changes effectively, address people issues like communication, team working, motivation, information management etc. IntroCIPM training involves a fixed 25 hour internet based study programme available round the clock from any where so candidates can study at their own convenience. The 25 hours must be completed in 45 days from the day you first begin the course i.e. your first login date. After completing the 25 hours of study there will be a 2 hour objective, multiple choice computers based exam conducted by your company. Once you pass this IntroCIPM certification exam you will be awarded the IntroCIPM certificate which is a proof of your knowledge and competence.
2 Why get certified?
Getting certified is crucial in today’s global scenario and the number of certified persons in project management is growing exponentially world-wide. IntroCIPM certification helps you to acquire the latest skills and knowledge in the field of Project Management and to show to that you possess these qualifications. IntroCIPM is beneficial for both experienced as well as entry level persons across all sectors and graduates looking to widen their job opportunities. Join IntroCIPM. Enhance and develop skills and knowledge to work more efficiently and effectively, improve organisation’s productivity and for personal growth
3 Why www.pmGURUonline.com?
www.pmGURUonline.com offers a par excellent, comprehensive training platform for all levels of professionals helping them to prepare for and acquire the IntroCIPM certificate. It educates and trains persons across the board in a very interesting, interactive, user friendly and easy to understand manner to prepare for and acquire the Introductory Certificate in Project Management.
4 Why should I connect to pmGURUonline.com?
Project management is the fastest growing discipline. Fortune magazine had rated project management as the career choice # 1. In order to enhance your own 'knowledge value' irrespective of the discipline you may be associated with such as medicine, law, engineering, software, construction, consulting, you need to equip yourself with an understanding of the PM principles. It will give you an edge over others assuming other factors is at par.
5 Are there many online or e-Learning centers such as pmGURUonline.com?
There are many and there will be many more. The uniqueness of pmGURUonline.com lies in its mechanism of delivering PM concepts rather than rushing you through some form of credit system to merely prepare you for certification exam etc. We believe that learning of fundamentals which cut across the various domains within the structure of the Body of Knowledge is the key to success for its application. Our way of teaching to executives, managers, team members and students of universities/colleges is quite unique and based on over 3 decades of teaching experience.
6 What are the major Project Life Cycle phases?
There are 8 Project Life Cycle phases covering from the conceptualization phase to delivery and Knowledge Leverage. The 8 phases of project life cycle are: Conceptualise, Plan, organize, Implement, Control, Integrate, Deliver & Closeout and knowledge Leverage. These 8 phases are necessary to manage projects from the beginning to handing over to a client.
7 How have you structured Introductory Certificate in Project Management Programme?
The professionals who have been involved in structuring the IntroCIPM programme are some of the best PM professionals from the industry. Scientifically, 8 Project Life Cycle phases are broken into 29 knowledge domains further subdivided into 48 concepts necessary to make the knowledge foundation of project management both robust and strong. Each knowledge area is divided into many concepts needing mastery. The basic unit of understanding is the Concept.
In order to make sure that a candidate has grasped the substance, at every stage of the concept and knowledge domain and phase of a project life cycle, questions are asked and explanation is given for the right answer.
8 Can I use pmGURUonline.com to prepare for the IntroCIPM examination administered by PM Guru Inc., USA?
pmGURUonline.com is a very powerful site that will definitely help you to understand the fundamentals of project management well. It has five separate modules to coach and tutor users:
  • e-learning module teaches PM fundamentals on a conceptual plane with Q&A session after each concept
  • RIDL module has over 250 specially designed Questions and answers based on the 8 project Life Cycle phases with Q & A testing the essence of each of 8 project Life Cycle phases
  • QUARE® module provides more Q & A with reasoning for wrong answers
  • Test module with 50 objective question
  • Exam module with 25 questions for the final PM Guru exam.
All users should be able to prepare very well for IntroCIPM exam administered by PM Guru Inc., USA.
9 Can I use pmGURUonline.com to get to know the modern concepts in the field of project management?
pmGURUonline.com is a very powerful site that will definitely help you to understand the fundamentals of project management well. The e-Learning under IntroCIPM covers 48 key concepts of project management. At the end of each concept there is a Q&A session to help users validate their learning.
10 What is this new learning that is based on conceptual plane?
Once the Concepts of any subject are clear we can build up a robust and strong superstructure. For instance, once we understand the basics of Earned Value Management System which is a concept, we can then use this conceptual framework in any process or knowledge domain like Time or Cost or Communication. We do not first classify the knowledge domain or processes and then define the Concepts required to understand this knowledge domain. We reverse this sequence. First of all, we equip students with the Concepts and then see how, where and when they are used.
11 Can we test our understanding of project management discipline before registering for your e-Learning course?
Yes, we have a separate module called PMKQ which stands for Project Management Knowledge Quotient. Based on your level of responsibility and educational qualifications, PMKQ will give you a fairly good measure of your understanding of the project management discipline. You can find out your PMKQ by clicking Test your PM Knowledge.
12 What does pmGURUonline.com cover?
Basically, we have 3 major focus areas – IntroCIPM, CIPM and CPP. IntroCIPM is the basic level of the 3 levels or we call it a foundation certificate. CIPM as it stands is Certificate In PM and CPP stands for Certified project Professional. CPP is the highest of the 3 levels. CIPM is also called Middle level. The depth of the subject increases from IntroCIPM to CPP but the coverage is for the entire 8 phases of the project Life Cycle.
13 Why do I need to upgrade my knowledge in the discipline of Project Management?
A project is a vision, a need, a dream or a strategy which is to be converted to reality by delivering. Project Management helps us in the effective and efficient accomplishment of this mission. If that is what a project is, then irrespective of your discipline, whether you are a housewife, a doctor, a lawyer, an engineer, a social worker, a government employee etc. it will help you in better planning and implementation of your plans so that you can control events the way you want to.
14 Can you define what Project Management is?
Project Management is the art and science of converting abstract into concrete or vision into reality or strategy to delivery. At every stage , we create value and deliver value. The realization can be most effective through formal understanding of project management processes.

A project or a group of activities involves 8 major project life cycle phases.

  • Conceptualise
  • Plan
  • Organise
  • Implement
  • Control
  • Integrate
  • Deliver & Closeout and
  • Knowledge Leverage
15 Why is Project Management one of the fastest growing disciplines in matured economies?
It is simple. The winds of globalization and extraordinary shrinkage of the globe into a village has made companies and societies to become 'projectised' i.e. they have got to be faster, better and cost effective to survive. The sun never sets on the globe. In this new scenario, it is imperative to create high compression of time to reduce the total time taken from initiating a concept to its realization. In 2001, Fujitsu, Japan has declared that “ PM is the New Economic Infrastructure”. That is why, project management as a formal discipline is emerging as the key area of growth. Rosabeth Moss Kanter of Harvard once said in the late 90's "There are two disciplines which would dominate the substantial part of 21st century…… and one of them is project management."
16 What do we need to make an area of work, a discipline?
Basically, for emerging as an independent discipline, we need to have a code of ethics and governance; standards; a Body of Knowledge; research activities to keep the profession running and certification for people to display their understanding of the fundamentals associated with the discipline. Project Management is having all the above 5 major ingredients. Though project management has been in practice since the beginning of the civilization, its modern day interpretation is new.
17 What is the difference between general management and project management?
Basically, the two disciplines overlap with each other. General management also encompasses planning, organizing, staffing, executing and controlling but it is more applicable to operations of the ongoing enterprise. Project management principles are more specific to implementation of a change, a project, which is a unique and temporary with a finite start and finish time and has all the attendant problems and risks associated with it.
18 Will it help me to get the IntroCIPM, CIPM and CPP certification from PM Guru Inc., USA, if I go through the total training offered by pmGURUonline.com?
Yes, we certainly believe that the concepts you go through in pmGURUonline.com will help you for the IntroCIPM examination and also to perform better in your own area of work. IntroCIPM, CIPM and CPP of pmGURUonline.com will provide you with in depth training and numerous training sessions of Q&A and full length tests enabling you to master the concepts of the project management profession.
19 Who are the developers of pmGURUonline.com site?
Some of the best brains in the field of project management from all over the world are behind the development of pmGURUonline.com.
20 What is the main theme in developing pmGURUonline.com?
A visitor to this site is a valued customer. She/He should be able to understand the concepts with ease and without tears. Should be able to build a reasonably good understanding in applying the concepts in a real life situation. Should be able to take the certification exams with more confidence. Should be able to go through the concepts at his/her own pace and convenience.
21 What are the commercial aspects of using pmGURUonline.com?
Number of users Rate Per User for 25 hours valid for 45 days
Rate per License in US$
Rate per License in INR
1-10 120 5,400
11-50 110 5,000
51-100 95 4,300
101-500 55 2,500
501-1000 45 2,000
1001-1500 35 1,600
1501-2000 25 1,100

Service tax @ 12.36% is applicable on the rate per license.
22 Can I judge my initial knowledge of the fundamentals of project management?
Yes, we have a PMKQ (Project Management Knowledge Quotient) test for you. Depending upon your level of responsibly and education background, this test will provide you with the normalized score. Initial PMKQ test consists of 10 questions and you have an option of taking another set of 25 questions. You will then get the score of the 2 tests you have gone through.
23 How can I be motivated to log on to pmGURUonline.com?
The most important element of life is "attitude". These 8 alphabets speak volumes. Attitude is the operating system of a human being. It defines the way you want to see, hear, touch, speak or taste. If the attitude is towards continuous PM knowledge acquisition, do opt for pmGURUonline.com to get the best. We want to offer our long-term relationship towards your knowledge acquisition. If you do not decide to join us now, keep in touch and at some point of time, we will meet and be co travelers in project management knowledge acquisition. Good luck and thanks for asking this question.
24 What is the structure of learning through pmGURUonline.com for IntroCIPM?
The different module details are shown below:
e-Learning: This is a concept based learning module. It covers all the different PM knowledge areas. At the end of each concept, there is a test of upto 5 questions which will straight away evaluate your understanding of that concept. There are over 48 concepts
ReInforcement of knowledge through Discrete Learning (RIDL): It covers 8 phases of the Project Life Cycle. This is a unique way of learning through definitions. At the end of each knowledge domais, there is a test of 10 questions to assess your understanding. There are over 250 RIDL statements for IntroCIPM.
QUestion & Answer with REasoning (QUARE): This consists of a set of questions. Learning takes plathrough questions with reasoning for wrong responses to evaluate your overall performance and let you know why the answer was wrong.
Test (T): There is a set of 50 questions to be answered in 1 hour.
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