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Another blogger, here on projectmanagement.com, is giving away his PMP Exam Prep book for free. Prep materials for both exams cover a lot of the same material, and it's free, for now.
PMP or CAPM? If you have the relevant experience then I would suggest that you should opt for PMP instead of CAPM. If you want to do CAPM, just join an online course (for mandatory 23 contact hours) and study the PMBOK Guide. It should be enough. You can visit the following link and download free PMP Exam Prep guide - Complete PMP Exam Prep Guide. This guide gives complete information about PMP Exam and is somewhat useful for CAPM exam as well. It includes: * Eligibility Criteria for the PMP Exam * Pros & cons of different modes of training * Study approach to pass the exam in first attempt * Suggested PMP exam preparation schedule * Recommended study material for the exam prep Overview of CAPM CAPM is an entry level certification for people who are working in projects. You just need a little guidance and lot of self-study to successfully pass the exam. The exam is based on the knowledge contained in the PMBOK Guide. You should thoroughly study PMBOK Guide and learn about the processes & ITTOs. CAPM Requirement There are 2 ways to fulfill the requirement to appear in the CAPM Exam: * Option 1 - You need to have high school diploma or global equivalent with 1500 hours of professional experience on a project team * Option 2 - You need to have high school diploma or global equivalent with 23 contact hours of formal education.
for all actual aspirants:
Getting PMI CAPM® Certified in 5 Steps:
Regardless of your career stage, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® is an asset that will distinguish you in the job market and enhance your credibility and effectiveness working on — or with — project teams.
Organizations with standardized practices attain better results, as shown in our 2015 Pulse of the Profession® report. Because the CAPM® recognizes your knowledge of the profession’s preeminent global standard, you’ll stand out to employers and be poised to move ahead.
Project management is a rapidly growing profession. Through 2020, 1.57 million new jobs will be created each year and qualified practitioners are in demand. With the CAPM, you’ll be on the fast track to opportunity.
Who Should Apply?
If you’d like to manage larger projects and gain more responsibility or add project management skills into your current role, then the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is right for you.
CAPM Exam Guidance
To earn your Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification, you need to meet the experience and education requirements, and pass the CAPM® examination, a 150-question, multiple-choice test.
Regardless of how advanced your project experience or education might be, you should still prepare vigorously for the exam. Successful CAPM candidates typically use multiple study aids — including courses, self-study and study groups — and will spend many hours to prepare, so make sure you leave yourself plenty of preparation time before you take the exam.
Step 1: Get familiar with the basic resources:
• Review the ? Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® (https://goo.gl/xGchrL )
• Enroll in a formal study course (on- or offline) offered by PMI chapters or accredited Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s).
for instance: CAPM Prep Cast: ? https://goo.gl/6RNsrA
• Review the latest edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) (https://goo.gl/DCNxPQ )
Step 2: Start with PMBOK® Guide but be prepared to move beyond
Study additional sources to supplement the PMBOK® Guide.
Here are our recommendations what to study:
• CAPM® EXAM PREP - 3RD EDITION by Rita Mulcahy
• CAPM® Exam Simplified: Aligned to PMBOK Guide 5th Edition by Aileen Ellis
• CAPM/PMP Project Management Certification All-In-One Exam Guide, Third Edition by Joseph Phillips
• Achieve CAPM Exam Success by by Diane Altwies
Step 3: Took a CAPM preparation course and get your required 23 contact hours of project management training.
CAPM Prep Cast: ? https://goo.gl/6RNsrA
What is The PM PrepCast (for CAPM)? It is a videocast with 140 lessons you can access using a tablet, smart phone, computer, or laptop. Once you make your purchase, you will receive a personal link to download the videos. Each videocast is well presented and easy to follow making it easy to study!
Step 4: Finalize your study and preparation. Quiz yourself using a CAPM Exam Simulator, flashcards and study tables, review your notes from course and take lots of practice exams.
CAPM® Exam Simulator
Anytime. Anywhere. Any Device.
Best Simulator for the CAPM Exam
Prepare for and feel 100% confident to pass your Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Exam by using The CAPM® Exam Simulator.
The simulator gives you access to 750 realistic CAPM exam sample questions (5 exams) in an online environment. Question difficulty and style is very close to any question that you will encounter on your actual exam. A team of certified project managers not only developed all questions to be as close to the real things as possible, but they are also updated them to the latest CAPM Exam Content Outline as well as the most recent PMBOK® Guide.
… and it's the only simulator that offers Live Feedback™!
CAPM Simulator: ? https://goo.gl/Z3qwNx
You may try it for free: FREE CAPM Simulator: ? https://goo.gl/BoHKLY
Additional prep material:
• CAPM Exam Flashcard Study System: CAPM Test Practice Questions & Review for the Certified Associate in Project Management Exam (Cards) by Mometrix Media LLC
Step 5: Take the exam and earn your CAPM®!
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Need your recommendation.
Jignesh, Joseph Phillips' course is a good course. There are other CAPM courses as well. It has recommendation for Joseph's CAPM course as well as other PM courses.
The book I used was the CAPM/PMP All in One Exam Guide 3rd edition by Joseph Phillips published by McGraw Hill Education. 2014. This book has great exam tips and hints, plus it comes with a CD-ROM with simulation exams. It cost me about $80 USD.
You also must MUST use the PMBOK 5th edition. Hint-spend extra time on Stakeholder Management and EVM.
I also highly recommend and encourage people who are studying for the CAPM to take the PM Challenge questions here. It will help you get into an exam frame of mind, and the questions cover a broad array of project management knowledge.
My last tip is don't study to take the exam, study to pass the exam. It will make a huge difference between taking it again, and taking it once.
PMBOK Last version and rita book for CAPM and solve a lot of questions like PMSTUDY..etc!!!
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