PMI is project management institute which is in USA and it consists of different chapters all over the world for exchange of knowledge sharing and providing guidelines for completion of different certification. Among multiple certifications one of its certification is CAPM. CAPM stands for Certified Associate in Project Management. It is a basically an initial knowledge gathering certification which is of great value and is known as entry-level certification for the people who want to be a project management specialist, or people who want to make project management as their career it is the first step towards professional knowledge gathering in project management it is not related to specific type of industry it gives candidate generic information about all types of project management either it is related to manufacturing, retailing and IT etc. it is designed for those who has less or most probably no experience in the management of projects, the CAPM elaborates different type processes and terms in order to learn how to manage a project in a most effective way by utilization of resources and skills.it enhances the fundamental knowledge of certification attempter. Its worth is recognized all over the world, but it is only valid for five years after five years it gets expired.
PMP (project management professional) and its learning is measured by a PDU (Professional development unit) candidate having certification of PMP is demonstrating that he or she is able to take perform projects directly because this certification is recognition of the candidate of his marketability and represent his experience, knowledge and education in project management.
The main objective of CAPM is to provide knowledge about five process groups related to certain project which is also known as project management framework through candidate can design a road map that how the project is initiated then planed to process and how it ends or completes by considering 10 key factors that need to manage i.e. integration, cost, scope, time, quality, risk, human resource, procurement, stake holders, communication.
- Monitoring and controlling
This certification helps to enhance the managerial skill of a person that want to flourish his career in project management it provide candidate the basic knowledge that is needed to overcome the issues in managing the project as well It provides candidate information about all the generic aspect and queries in the field of management.it helps to understand the utilization of all capital and human resources under the considerable time. It gives the candidate the guiding principles on which candidate can form a strong empire of candidate business. It enlightens up the intellectual, qualitative as well as quantitative ability of person to study and analyze the project and integrate all connecting dots to bring best out of the available scarce resources.
Recertification is required after 5 years candidate have to reappear or either candidate can do any other credential of PMI. For other credential of PMI candidate must meet up with the eligibility criteria of that certain course or certificate.
For CAPM exams the prerequisites are: A secondary degree (high school diploma or the global equivalent) along with project experience of 1,500 hours or A secondary degree (high school diploma or the global equivalent) along 23 hours of project management education.
Exam of CAPM is consist of 150 questions.
Skills and Benefits
CAPM provides skill and benefits such as fundamental knowledge regarding project and increase interpersonal skill and enhance confidence and team work ability and provides candidate the knowledge to make right decisions at the right time to reduce the risk element. It encourages professional growth and induces flexibility and help to analyze the pro and corns of project. As the certification is considered as a value added element in the CV of the person who is going to apply for the job.
After completion of CAPM candidate can do any of the following PMI courses if the candidate meets up with the eligibility criteria and have PDU (professional development unit). PMI is offering multiple certifications like PMP, PGPM, PFMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP