Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM)®

Dick Billows, PMP
Dick Billows, PMP
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Dick’s Books on Amazon

One path for beginning your project manager career is getting the Certified Associate in Project Management CAPM® credential. This is an internationally recognized certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. This credential is an effective resume-builder because you learn the language of project management and its processes, techniques, terms and definitions.  Project Manager Certifications Main Page

There is no project management experience required for this certification but you must have 23 hours of education in project management and pass a 3 hour, 150 question multiple-choice exam. The information covered by the CAPM examination represents the best practices in project management. The information covered by this exam is in the ProjectManagement Body of KnowlCAPMedge (PMBOK)®.  It includes the project management knowledge areas which are: project scope, project time, project cost, project human resources, project communications, project quality, project procurement, project risk, project integration and professionalism. You will learn all these project management knowledge areas and best practices in our CAPM Exam Prep course. You will read about the project management information and watch online lectures.  Then you’ll take CAPM practice exams and learn from explanations of the questions you missed.

The CAPM exam is administered at Prometric learning centers around the world. You must submit an application to the Project Management Institute (PMI) to be admitted to take the examination. The test is 150 multiple-choice questions and the time limit is three hours. You will find out immediately upon completing the examination if you have passed. PMI allows you to retake the exam if you did not pass.

You may also want to learn the basics of a proven methodology with practical tools and techniques for managing projects in a particular industry like IT, construction, healthcare, consulting or general business. These courses include practice on an industry-specific project case study and step-by-step instructions for using project management software. Take a look at the basics course in your specialty.

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Author: Dick Billows, PMP

Dick has more than 25 years of project and program management experience throughout the US and overseas. Dick was a partner in the 4th largest professional firm and a VP in a Fortune 200 company. He trained and developed 100's of project managers using his methodology. Dick is the author of 14 books, over 300 articles and director/producer of 90 short project management training videos. He and a team of 25 project managers work with client companies & students across the US and in Europe, South America, Asia and the Middle East. They have assisted over 300 organizations in improving their project performance. Books by Dick Billows, PMP are on Amazon.com