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Hello, my name is Aamir Yousuf. I'm currently preparing for CAPM exam. Could you please tell me that is it useful for me to have this certificate because i'm a fresh university graduate in Computer Science and i dont have any experience on Project Management.But i have uses some Agile framework in my University projects.I have sound knowledge of Scrum,Kanban & PM Knowledge Areas. So please guide me that is it good to have a CAPM certificate at this entry level or not ??
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I would suggest you check in your region. To see how the CAPM is value it will give you a cue.

How much time do you expect it will take you to gather the experience necessary for the PMP directly?

Preparation is similar

From there it is your decision
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Apr 27, 2017 7:08 PM
Aamir Yousuf
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Thank you so much for your suggestion, and it would take me around 2-3 years to enrolled for the PMP exam. Because i dont have enough experience on this.I have already checked the market value of CAPM in my region but companies want experience above this certification. That is why i'm confused.
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I think that the main question is why you want to have this certification? Is it because you want to have an alphabet soup in front of your name or do you want to be a PM one day? Will you use the knowledge, or just get a certification and never practice anything?

If you're serious about PM and want to go this direction, learn more. As Vincent mentioned above - this exam is similar to PMP, it's not easy.

Just remember that you need a formal training for CAMP (23 h). You can definitely find a nice training by Joseph Philips on Udemy. If you don't have any PM experience I would recommend to put a doubled effort in learning :)
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It's your decision but since you have actual experience with Scrum and Kanban, you could benefit more from the PMI-ACP. This credential (as all PMI credentials) require experience and you do have agile experience and knowledge.
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Apr 27, 2017 5:58 PM
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I would suggest you check in your region. To see how the CAPM is value it will give you a cue.

How much time do you expect it will take you to gather the experience necessary for the PMP directly?

Preparation is similar

From there it is your decision
Thank you so much for your suggestion, and it would take me around 2-3 years to enrolled for the PMP exam. Because i dont have enough experience on this.I have already checked the market value of CAPM in my region but companies want experience above this certification. That is why i'm confused.
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What you are planning to do with CAPM Certification?
Every certification will add value if you have relevant experience.
Are you looking for PM Role?
Have clear idea Why you need the certification.
Check the eligibility criteria.
The projects you done can count towards the eligibility.
But CAPM also difficult exam with out relevant experience and need a disciplined study and training.
Check if there are any PMI Chapter near your location, Attend some of the sessions to build the network, where you can meet experienced persons, they will be happy to suggest you.

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