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CAPM vs PMP Overview

What is CAPM® vs PMP® Certification?

Both PMP® (Project Management Professional) and CAPM® (Certified Associate in Project Management are PMI®(Project Management Institute) certifications. CAPM vs PMP up against each other there are similarities and differences which we will go through in this article. In general the PMP® is relevant to project managers who manage projects from start to finish. The CAPM® is more suitable to people who partake in projects as sponsors, liaisons, coordinators or provide expertise in a certain subject matter. The CAPM® is a great way to get introduced to project management processes and techniques. The PMP® is an advanced certificate only suitable for project managers as the perquisites require experience in all project life-cycle areas.

About CAPM®

Regardless of your career stage CAPM® is an asset that will help you stand-out in the job market. It is the perfect introduction to a standardized project management. It shows the employer that you are committed and dedicated in project management. It reveals your eagerness to learn and become more effective in your field. It speaks a lot about your credibility as an aspiring project manager.

Timeline of CAPM® Credential

Source: PMI® Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) Handbook

Overview of CAPM VS PMP

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If you have already decided you want to proceed with the PMP designation you should check out the next section where we discuss how you can apply for the PMP.

Shane Drumm

Shane is an Agile Project Manager who specialises in digital web projects. He has worked with numerous distributed teams in Asia, Europe, US and Australia. In his spare time, enjoy travelling, cycling, digital start-up ventures and hustling to help other business owners with their digital presence. Find out more about Shane on and please reach out and connect with Shane on LinkedIn.


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