Other related sections of the PMKI:
The 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.
The CAPM exam was updated on 25th July 2023 as part of
its regular examination review processes. The updated,
150-question CAPM certification exam tests your aptitude
on Project Management Fundamentals and Core Concepts.
Updates to the exam include:
- Agile Frameworks/Methodologies
- Business Analysis Frameworks
- Predictive Plan-Based Methodologies
Details on the new exam are included in the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® New Exam Reference List.
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.
In 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:
When considering the CAPM exam, the key documents you need to review are:
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.
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:
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 PrepCast PMP Course - https://www.project-management-prepcast.com/capm-exam/the-capm-prepcast
RMC Learning Solutions - https://rmcls.com/capm
The Knowledge Academy - https://www.theknowledgeacademy.com/au/courses/pmp-training/capm-certification-training/
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