CAPM Exam – Pass The First Time

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Dick Billows, PMP

Passing the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) exam the first time and earning the CAPM® credential, requires you to pass a rigorous 3-hour exam from the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. You have to answer questions about the project management processes, definitions of the inputs, outputs, tools and techniques and the basic mathematical formulas used in project management. You must also know how to correctly answer the tricky multiple-choice exam questions. Earning the CAPM credential is a great way to launch your project management career.  CAPM Certification

Busy professionals want to pass the CAPM exam with as few hours of study as possible. No one wants to go through the rigorous preparation for a second time. So how does a young professional pass the CAPM exam the first time?

CAPM Exam – Pass The First Time: Step 1

First, don’t sign up for a class where you have to study with 15 to 30 other people.  That a waste of your time because there’s a low probability of passing the first time. These courses are one-size-fits-all but not everyone comes to the class with the same level of education or experience.  Unfortunately the class has to move with the pace of the least qualified person or the instructor who has X weeks to finish the class.

CAPM Exam – Pass The First Time: Step 2

The key to success is individual training with a certified project manager as your coach and mentor. (Yes, it is more expensive than sitting in a class with 30 people.) When you take our CAPM Exam Prep course, you prepare for the CAPM exam with your personal mentor.   you will cover all the CAPM material at your pace and as your schedule permits. The two of you will focus on those areas where your knowledge is weak and move quickly through the areas where your knowledge is strong.

95% of our CAPM Exam Prep students pass the first time. That’s because our materials are tailored to their individual learning style. If you’re a visual learner, we will provide written materials for you. If you learn best from flowcharts and dot point lists, that’s what we will provide. If you remember stories or videos about the right way to manage a project, we have those for you too. You learn much more efficiently and will be able to answer the CAPM exam questions accurately when you study with a personal instructor who tailors the course to your learning style.

CAPM Exam: Pass the First Time

The sample lecture is from our Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM) Exam Prep course. It focuses on estimating the resources you need for a task. It covers the tools and techniques project managers use to develop accurate estimates and how they use the estimates to develop an accurate project schedule.

Passing the CAPM Exam


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