Certified Product Management Specialist (CPMS)

Certification Overview

Certified Product Management Specialist (CPMS)

Exam Code: CPMS-001

The Product Management course will give you a detailed understanding of manufacturing and product design by covering topics such as what design is, how to use models in product design, bringing ideas from concept to prototype to production, using the product design specification, manufacturing processes such as casting, forming, cutting and joining, surface engineering and optical materials engineering. Product management is an organizational lifecycle function within a company dealing with the planning, forecasting, and production, or marketing of a product or products at all stages of the product lifecycle. Similarly, Product Lifecycle Management PLM integrates people, data, processes and business systems. 

Our E-Course course will give you a detailed understanding of manufacturing and product design by covering topics such as what design is, how to use models in product design, bringing ideas from concept to prototype to production, using the product design specification, manufacturing processes such as casting, forming, cutting and joining, surface engineering and optical materials engineering. There are also a number of case studies to review.

E-Course Duration: 20 to 25 Hours

Exam Information

The Exam contains 50 Multiple Choice Questions and you must correctly answer 50 (35 out of 50 correct) to pass the exam.

Exams are online and proctored based, using a webcam and a reliable internet connection exams can be taken anywhere and anytime.

The total duration of the exam is 1 hour (60 Minutes).

No external sources of information may be accessed during the exam held via ProctorU. Further details of the materials permitted are provided:

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  • If a Candidate does not pass the exam in the second (2nd) attempt, the candidate must wait for a period of at least fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of their attempt to retake the exam for third (3rd) time or any subsequent time.

  • The exam can be taken any number of times.

The Certified Product Management Specialist (CPMS)™ Certificate is valid for life.

CPMS™ is a Trademark of GAQM.

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The Certified Product Management Specialist (CPMS)™ Certification has no pre-requisites (Completion of an E-Course is not mandatory from GAQMBok portal), but we highly recommend doing the E-Course as maximum number of questions are drawn from the E-Course in the actual exam.

Course Outline

Module 1 - Design and Designing

  • Introduction to Design
  • Problems and Solutions
  • What is Good Design?
  • Design as Model-Making
  • Design and Needs
  • Designing as Heuristic Problem-Solving
  • Design, Creativity, Invention and Innovation

Module 2 - Models of the Design Process

  • Introduction to Models
  • Building a Simple Model of Design
  • March's Model of Design
  • BS 7000 Model of Design
  • French Model of Design
  • Pahl and Beitz's Model of Design
  • Usefulness of Design Models

Module 3 - Conceptual Design

  • Establishing the Design Space
  • Conceptual Design Case Study - Human-Powered Flight
  • The Importance of Concept
  • Concept to Prototype
  • Concept to Prototype Case Study - Jet Engine

Module 4 - Case Study in Design and Innovation

  • Concept to Prototype to Production
  • Case Study: Brompton Folding Bicycle
  • Brompton Folding Bicycle - Prototyping and Improving
  • Brompton Folding Bicycle - Production

Module 5 - Product Design Specification

  • Introduction to Product Design Specification
  • PDS Checklist
  • PDS Development

Module 6 - Product Design

  • Introduction to Product Design
  • Engineering or Industrial Design
  • Product Function or Form
  • Marketing the Product
  • The Fours 'Ps'

Module 7 - Introduction to Manufacturing Processes

  • Foundation
  • What is Manufacturing?
  • The Manufacturing Process
  • The Fours 'Ps'
  • Component Parts

Module 8 - Manufacturing Processes

  • Introduction to Manufacturing Processes
  • Gears and Gearing
  • Basic Manufacturing Processes
  • Scales of Material Structure
  • Product Shapes

Module 9 - Manufacturing Process - Casting

  • Introduction to Casting
  • Types of Casting
  • Liquefying the Material
  • Viscosity and Fluidity
  • Casting Metals and Plastics
  • Casting Microstructure and Defects
  • Casting the Food Mixer Gearwheel

Module 10 - Manufacturing Process - Forming

  • Introduction to Forming
  • Forces Applied during Forming
  • Working Temperatures
  • Forming Processes
  • Forming versus Casting
  • Forming the Gearwheel

Module 11 - Manufacturing Process - Cutting

  • Introduction to Cutting
  • Cutting Processes
  • Machine Cutting
  • Mechanics of Machining
  • Hardness
  • Types of Tool Material
  • Machining the Gearwheel

Module 12 - Manufacturing Process - Joining

  • Introduction to Joining
  • Mechanical Joining
  • Brazing and Soldering
  • Adhesives and Gluing
  • Welding
  • Creating the Gearwheel

Module 13 - Surface Engineering

  • Introduction to Surface Engineering
  • Stainless Steel
  • Surface Wear
  • Applying Surface Coating Material
  • Case Study: The Kitchen Knife

Module 14 - Optical Materials Engineering

  • Optical Properties of Light
  • Optical Materials Selection
  • Scratch-resistant Coatings
  • Anti-reflective Coatings
  • Optical Materials Engineering


Target Audience

  • Product Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Manufacturer’s
  • Business Managers

Registration Process for E-Course and Exam

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  • Valid for 40 days
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  • Hard Copy Certificate will be shipped to your mailing address and a Digital Badge will be sent to your email if you qualify in the exam.
  • Course Duration: 40 Days
  • Price: 300 USD

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