Project Management

Steve Dhiman earns the CAPM certification

With aspirations to work more in humanitarian efforts around the world, Learning People Career Consultant Steve Dhiman practiced what he preached and earned the CAPM certification.

Why did Steve want to earn the CAPM and how did it go?

“So many industries and sectors need professional project management, so gaining the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification was a no-brainer at the top of my ever expanding to do list..”  

“In terms of navigating around the training, I found it really easy to use and very interactive, which for me is the best way to learn.”

“You have to be disciplined to study around your job, but as long as you’re committed you can do it.” 

“Using a weekly timetable planner really helped. I knew when I should study, for how long, and when I could also take some time off.”

What’s Steve’s revision advice?

“My advice for revision would be to take the mock exam at least three times."

“Shortly before the real exam, do a mock one again but write down the answers to all the questions you got wrong and go over them again and again until you know them." 

“That’s what I did and a lot of them came up in the real exam, which is what got me through it - the mock exam is a very close reflection of what the real exam is like – you have three hours to answer as thoroughly as you’re able to." 

“Off the back of gaining the CAPM I secured a two week placement on a new humanitarian program, I’m also considering a further two year paid placement in Uganda as well as a separate four month placement elsewhere."


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“These opportunities were offered to me without any actual deliberate job seeking on my part, so they’re really exciting." 

“My longer term career goal is to work in International Development or Humanitarian Aid."

“There are many steps to take in this direction before I can realistically expect to get a permanent role – one of them is project management."

“Going forward I’ll need some Agile training but I also want to get the Six Sigma Green Belt."

“There are also courses in logistics and water sanitation that I will pursue – and I’m going to start French lessons!" 

“I’m passionate about learning and development, and believe that you need to be certified in order to become a credible prospective employee with something valuable and unique to offer – particularly in project management related areas." 

“As Nelson Mandela stated, ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’, and I want to be part of that change.” 

If you feel inspired by Steve’s story, speak with one of our career consultants and start your career journey today with expert support from Learning People. 

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