PMP® vs CAPM®

PMP CAPM
PMP® CAPM®
Credential Name Project Management Professional Certified Associate of Project Management
Introduced USA: 1984      International: 1998 2003
Knowledge base PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition
...and further literature which contributes to the PMBOK® Guide
PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition
Project Role Leads and directs project teams Contributes to project team
Exam Questions 200 multiple choice
- 175 scored
- 25 pre-test
150 multiple choice
- 135 scored
- 15 pre-test
Exam Time 4 hours 3 hours
Eligibility Requirements

High school diploma:
5 years / 7,500 hours of project management experience in the last 8 years

OR

Bachelor’s degree:
3 years / 4,500 hours
AND
35 hours of project management education

1,500 hours of project experience

OR

23 hours of project management education

Exam Outline Mostly knowledge and situational questions pertaining to the 5 process groups in the PMBOK® Guide:
  • Initiating the Project (13%)
  • Planning the Project (24%)
  • Executing the Project (30%)
  • Monitoring and Controlling the Project (25%)
  • Closing the Project (8%)
Mostly learning the PMBOK® Guide Knowledge Areas and Processes:
  • Chapter 1 - PMBOK Introduction (4%)
  • Chapter 2 - Project Life Cycle (4%)
  • Chapter 3 - Processes (11%)
  • Chapter 4 - Integration (11%)
  • Chapter 5 - Scope (11%)
  • Chapter 6 - Time (11%)
  • Chapter 7 - Cost (9%)
  • Chapter 8 - Quality (7%)
  • Chapter 9 - HR (7%)
  • Chapter 10 - Communications (7%)
  • Chapter 11 - Risk (11%)
  • Chapter 12 - Procurement (7%)
Fees PMI Member $405
Non-Member $555
PMI Member $225
Non-Member $300
Credential Maintainance 3 years; 60 PDUs 5 years; re-exam
Additional Info

Credential Overview

Application Process

PMI PMP® Page

PMP® Handbook

PMP® Exam Content Outline

PMP® Exam Prep Course

Credential Overview

Application Process

PMI CAPM® Page

PMI CAPM® Handbook

CAPM® Exam Prep Course

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