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This page is focused on the CAPM examination. CAPM is based on the PMBOK® Guide (latest edition). Holding the CAPM credential demonstrates your understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology, and processes of effective project management.

Topics included in CAPM Credential Training:

- CAPM Overview
- Why we stopped teaching CAPM
- CAPM Exam Resources
- CAPM Training Options
- Useful External Web-links & Resources.

Other related sections of the PMKI:

- PM resources based on the PMBOK Guide
- Mosaic's training options


CAPM Overview

CAPMThe CAPM credential serves as an unbiased endorsement of your project management knowledge and expertise. It identifies you to employers as a practitioner who has demonstrated knowledge of project management processes and techniques. PMI's Credentials are recognized globally. CAPM certification holders applying for the PMP® certification are exempt from the requirement for 35 hours of approved training.

Obtaining your CAPM, along with thousands of other professionals worldwide, can go a long way toward enhancing your employment and getting you recognized in the workplace by giving you knowledge of tools and techniques to immediately improve project performance.

Click through for self-study resources based on the PMBOK® Guide

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Why we stopped teaching CAPM

agileIn 2019, PMI announced a major change in the PMP exam. The new PMP® Exam Content Outline radically reformed the examination to reflect the diverse skills and approaches needed by project managers to deliver outcomes and value to their organizations covering both predictive (~50%) and agile/hybrid (~50%) approaches to project management. This shift in the PMP exam moved the exam into areas we have no specific skills in. We have never managed an 'Agile' project, and do not like presenting courses based purely on an academic understanding of its core content - basically you cannot teach an old dog new tricks. The change also means the PMP and CAPM examinations were no longer based on a similar knowledge framework 

In addition, from September, 2019, the CAPM exam will include two new types of questions. “Matching” questions will ask the test-taker to pair corresponding items from two lists. “Multiple correct answer” questions will present multiple-choice questions with more than one correct response. In combination, we decided the amount of change makes the updating and maintenance of our CAPM course materials untenable.

Consequently, we decided to pull out of both the CAPM and PMP training markets to focus on courses where we still have core real-world knowledge and experience including:

  • CPM Scheduling: we are one of the few organizations world-wide teaching this course and the only one with an international reputation in project controls and scheduling – see more.
     
  • EVM: our EVM short course is designed for people who need to understand the concepts of Earned Value based n the ISO 21508 standard – see more.
     
  • In-house workshops: covering a rang of specialized skills - see more.

 

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CAPM Exam Resources


PMI Publications

When considering the CAPM exam, the key documents you need to review are:


Examination Support

The art of learning and studying: The ability to learn is a skill that is exercised naturally by younger people, but as one grows older this natural ability seems to fade. This means assimilating the information needed to be successful in an examination is not easy, particularly if you have not studied for a while. To help, we have compiled a list of suggestions that may assist you to get back into the study mode and help with your exam techniques. See more on learning, studying, and exam techniques

PMI Exam Questions: Success in the exam requires you to be good at answering questions which requires practice. But, simply studying questions and answers will never provide sufficient knowledge to pass your exam! See more on the role of questions in learning and for links to sets of free exam questions.


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CAPM Training Options


Free resources

Mosaic's Project Management Knowledge Index (PMKI) is a ‘virtual library’, based around a defined taxonomy, designed to make valuable 'project management' information easily accessible both for use in the workplace and for use in exam preparation. Features of the PMKI library are:

  1. A structured taxonomy that fits the need of project management professionals - Download the PDF.
  2. A quick search system (by Google), click on the ☌ icon in the menu bar to use.
  3. An easy-to-use reference system.
  4. A peer review selection process, every document is validated and briefly described.
  5. Multiple types of document, papers, 'white-papers', articles, books, blog posts, templates, other web resources, etc.
  6. Links to external resources are included to build the value and richness of the resource.

Access to the library is completely free of charge and no registration of any form is needed to download our papers, the vast majority of which are available for use in study and/or the workplace under the Creative Commons 3.0 License.

Sections of the PMKI particularly relevant to the PMP exam include:

  • PM Knowledge Areas: Based on the structure of the PMBOK® Guide, this section of the PMKI focuses on the core project and program management skills needed to support the efficient delivery of the objectives of the project or program.
  • Project Controls and Scheduling: Subjects covered in this section take an in-depth look at the function of project controls and scheduling.


Paid courses

PM PrepCast PMP Course - https://www.project-management-prepcast.com/capm-exam/the-capm-prepcast 

ILX Group Pty Ltd - https://www.ilxgroup.com/aus/individual/training/certified-associate-in-project-management-capm 

RMC Learning Solutions - https://rmcls.com/capm 

The Knowledge Academy - https://www.theknowledgeacademy.com/au/courses/pmp-training/capm-certification-training/ 

SimpliLearn - https://www.simplilearn.com/project-management/capm-certification-training 

   

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Useful External Web-links & Resources

PMI's CAPM Credential page: https://www.pmi.org/certifications/certified-associate-capm  

PMI's 'become a member' page: https://www.pmi.org/membership/join

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