Capstone Projects

What is a Capstone Project, and how does it work?

A Capstone Project is the final project for our Certificate Programs. You need a passing grade on this project in order to receive your Certification. 

With the capstone project, you will apply your learnings to complete a series of assignments. The project covers a wide range of topics included in the Certificate Programs, so that you can confidently initiate and participate in related projects in your daily work.

These will be made of 2 parts:

  1. Exam: The exam portion of this project will be multiple choice and rated as Pass/Fail.
  2. Simulated Scenarios: Where you apply the skills that you have gained, as well as benchmark yourself/organization with others in the industry.

Each Capstone Project is unique to the program that you are participating in.

Here are some examples of what you will be doing within the various projects:

  • Build a custom HR dashboard or report from scratch using a dataset provided by AIHR, with the aim to create impactful visualizations that tell a compelling story.
  • Explore two approaches to data analysis: starting with the problem vs. starting with the data. You will use both methods to analyze data provided by AIHR, and write up two short reports.
  • Create a series of practical deliverables such as an implementation plan for digital HR, a stakeholder map, digital agenda, and an employee journey map.


  1. Do I need a live organization in order to complete the projects?
    1. No! Information required to complete the Capstone Projects will be included, and we highly recommend thinking back to organizations that you have worked with to think of how you could have applied these learnings in your daily work. 
      For the Technical aspects of the Projects, Datasets will be provided. 
  2. How will I receive my evaluation?
    1. After you complete your exam, you will receive your exam evaluation via email.
      Times may vary based on the amount of submissions that we receive. 
  3. What happens if I fail the project?
    1. In case you do not pass the Capstone Exam the first time around, you will be able to use the feedback to retake the exam. 
  4. Where can I claim my Certificate?
    1. You will be able to claim your certificate immediately upon passing the exam, no need to wait! 


In case you have questions about a specific project, or do not see your question answered, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you!