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Understanding CAPM Certification

Understanding the process of writing your CAPM exam

"With billions being invested in large projects, a shortage of 6 million skilled project professionals is expected by 2013. What's more, of the 20 million people participating in projects worldwide, just one million have professionally recognized formal project management training."
Source: Indicus Report, Feb 2010

2008 study projects avg. of 1.2M Job Openings Per Year in project-oriented professions."
Anderson Economic Group

"One fifth (1/5) of the world's GDP (us $ 12 trillion) is being spent on projects."

"Out of the 20 million people participating in projects worldwide, just 1 million have professionally recognized formal project management training"

"Certified Project Managers are in demand across various industry segments including IT/ITES, Construction, Infrastructure, Engineering, Finance, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Service Industries."

Benefits of CAPM

PMI's Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification provides you with a globally recognised project management credential.Your CAPM® certification will automatically indicate to prospective employers that you are well versed in global project management processes and terminology.

Among other things CAPM® will equip you with:
  • Skills to initiate a project
  • Project preparation and planning proficiency
  • Executing, monitoring, controlling and completing a project
  • Estimating activity costs
  • Planning for quality at every stage
  • Performing quality assurance
  • Hiring, leading and managing a project team
  • Foreseeing and planning for the unexpected
Whether you're new to project management, changing careers, or already serving as a subject matter expert on project teams, the CAPM® can get your career on the right path or take it to the next level.

If you are a project manager with less than 2 years experience, looking to demonstrate your commitment to project management, improve your ability to manage larger projects and earn additional responsibility, & stand out to potential employers, the CAPM® certification is right for you.

The CAPM® certification offers recognition to practitioners who are starting their career in project management as well as project team members who wish to demonstrate their project management knowledge. This certification denotes that the individual possesses knowledge in the principles and terminology of A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide)®, the standard of project management's generally recognized good practices.

The knowledge a practitioner gains from earning the CAPM® certification can be applied to on-the-job experiences which help develop growing levels of competence in the practice of project management.