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CAPM or PMP
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Hi, as a new practitioner, I am thinking to take CAPM before PMP. Is it better to do this way?
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From your profile, it seems that you have managed projects since 2014, so this should provide sufficient PM practitioning experience (min. 4500 h) to go straigh to PMP.

There is no "better" way, it really depends on your career plan. Good luck!
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1 reply by Muthukrishnan Ramakrishnan
Feb 26, 2018 9:05 AM
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Plan is to become PMP. But, few suggested to go with basic course rather than taking PMP. So, I want to know if CAPM is basic course to PMP
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Dear Mr. Muthukrishnan,

I think this way will make even easy to answer to direct questions of PMBOK during your PMP exam.

Regards
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1 reply by Muthukrishnan Ramakrishnan
Feb 26, 2018 9:06 AM
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Yes thanks Mr. Manda Satshishinga
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Go for the PMP. The CAPM exam covers the same things as the PMP. You would just be doing duplicate effort if you took both.
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1 reply by Muthukrishnan Ramakrishnan
Feb 26, 2018 9:06 AM
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Yes thanks Dinah
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Feb 26, 2018 8:56 AM
Replying to Eduard Hernandez
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From your profile, it seems that you have managed projects since 2014, so this should provide sufficient PM practitioning experience (min. 4500 h) to go straigh to PMP.

There is no "better" way, it really depends on your career plan. Good luck!
Plan is to become PMP. But, few suggested to go with basic course rather than taking PMP. So, I want to know if CAPM is basic course to PMP
Network:507



Feb 26, 2018 8:57 AM
Replying to MANDA SATSHISHINGA
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Dear Mr. Muthukrishnan,

I think this way will make even easy to answer to direct questions of PMBOK during your PMP exam.

Regards
Yes thanks Mr. Manda Satshishinga
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Feb 26, 2018 9:03 AM
Replying to Dinah Young
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Go for the PMP. The CAPM exam covers the same things as the PMP. You would just be doing duplicate effort if you took both.
Yes thanks Dinah
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1 reply by MANDA SATSHISHINGA
Feb 26, 2018 9:33 AM
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PMP exam and CAPM exam are diffirents in contents and requirements.

As I understood CAPM is for who is strive to become later a Project Manager and want to acquire PM knowledge (That why the exam is only in the PMBOK guide)

But a PMP exam is for who is already Project Manager with field experience and the exam cover PMBOK material and Non PMI materials.

If your target is PMP, get your contact hours (35) required for PMP and fullfill other requirements and start your preparation. For more informations go to https://www.pmi.org/certifications

Be aware that PMP exam prep is time consuming and require experience in real life as project manager.

If you not yet project Manager a CAPM is a good start.

Good luck.
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Hi Muthu
I was also in the same mind set as yours.
Since it has been a long time that i didn't appeared for any prometric exams i first tested
myself with CAPM and then went for PMP ( I cleared both the exams in span of 45 days)..

Wish you all success in your exam

Cheers
Vijay
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1 reply by Muthukrishnan Ramakrishnan
Feb 26, 2018 9:35 AM
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Congrats Vijay. Thanks for your wishes
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Feb 26, 2018 9:06 AM
Replying to Muthukrishnan Ramakrishnan
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Yes thanks Dinah
PMP exam and CAPM exam are diffirents in contents and requirements.

As I understood CAPM is for who is strive to become later a Project Manager and want to acquire PM knowledge (That why the exam is only in the PMBOK guide)

But a PMP exam is for who is already Project Manager with field experience and the exam cover PMBOK material and Non PMI materials.

If your target is PMP, get your contact hours (35) required for PMP and fullfill other requirements and start your preparation. For more informations go to https://www.pmi.org/certifications

Be aware that PMP exam prep is time consuming and require experience in real life as project manager.

If you not yet project Manager a CAPM is a good start.

Good luck.
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Feb 26, 2018 9:30 AM
Replying to Vijay Selvaraj
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Hi Muthu
I was also in the same mind set as yours.
Since it has been a long time that i didn't appeared for any prometric exams i first tested
myself with CAPM and then went for PMP ( I cleared both the exams in span of 45 days)..

Wish you all success in your exam

Cheers
Vijay
Congrats Vijay. Thanks for your wishes
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If you have the experience and working hours, I would apply for PMP directly. Definitely much better.
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1 reply by Muthukrishnan Ramakrishnan
Feb 26, 2018 8:36 PM
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Yes. that's encouraging. Thanks
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