PMP/CAPM Certification



With over a million Project Management Professionals worldwide, the Project Management Institute’s certification program is now a standard across all industries. Becoming a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® involves meeting certain education and experience requirements, and passing a 200-question exam. (PMP Certification Handbook from PMI.)


While the Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential is targeted at experienced project managers, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® does not require previous project management experience.


The key to passing both exams is to understand the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) view of project management.  This means reviewing and understanding PMI’s Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), but also becoming familiar with how PMI expects project managers to apply that knowledge.  In most cases, this requires candidates to become familiar with new concepts during their exam preparation, and/or to “unlearn” practices that they have picked up over the years.


If you are interesting in learning more, please check out the blog posts below and/or review our PMP Certification Prep course or our CAPM Certification Prep course.


What is the PMP Exam?

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CAPM Exam Changes 2019

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What is CAPM certification? 1 comment

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Thinking about becoming a PMP?

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Passing the PMP on the first try?

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