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Top 5 Project Management Certifications To Get In 2020| PMP®, CAPM®, PRINCE2®

Top 5 Project Management Certifications To Get In 2020

 

#1 Project Management Professional -PMP® 

 

#2 Certified Associate Project Manager - CAPM®

 

#3 PRINCE2®  (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) -  Foundation

 

#4 PRINCE2® (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) - Practitioner

 

#5 PRINCE2® (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) - Agile

 

Modern business evolutions have led to rapid changes in the approaches and execution of projects. Therefore, trends and timeliness prove to be critical factors for the success of project management and this includes project management techniques as well.

The conventional methodology is making way for agile to play a big role in how projects are led and managed. There is no taking away traditional project management methodology but tweaking with agile makes it a popular and powerful move.

2019 witnessed the surge in agile methodologies but practices like PMP and PRINCE2 continued to hold ground. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), it is estimated that there will be a demand for 87.7 million project managers by 2027, There will be an acute crunch for project managers given the talent gap, which is grim. The opportunities ahead are plenty with the survey report stating nearly 2.2 million roles will have to be filled each year. Where are the resources to bridge the gap? One of the reasons cited for the talent gap is the retirement of project managers opening up the “requirement for skilled project managers”. You can be one among the many to close the gap.

Let's look at the top 5 project management certifications for 2020 that will help you to become the “project professional” that hiring managers are scouting as top talent.

 

1. Project Management Professional (PMP)®

Project Management Professional (PMP) is one of the most recognized and sought-after certifications with a global following and universal demand. Considered to be the benchmark in project management, PMP (Project Management Professional) is a ‘must’ for Project Managers to prove their professional worth to present employer and prospective clients.

PMP Eligibility Criteria

Target Audience for PMP

  • Project Manager
  • Project Coordinators,
  • Supervisor for PMO
  • Team Manager
  • Team Leader

Salary

  • The PMI’s Earning Power Salary Survey- 10 edition stated PMP-certified professionals earn 23% more than those without a PMP certification.
  • PMP certification from an organization perspective team managers to beneficial. The PMP-certified managers are competent to complete projects on time, and budget thus meeting organizational goals.
  • PMP equips and empowers professionals to lead and manage complex and high performing projects.
  • PMP is one of the highest paying certifications with a payscale up to $113,766/year.

 

PMP Average Annual Salary

2. CAPM®

Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM) certification offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) is a great career move for those professionals who lack the required experience and prerequisite but aspire to become PMP certified.

CAPM certification prepares the practitioners who are starting a career or less experienced project managers, to lead and manage complex projects and demonstrate a commitment to the profession.

PMI’s PMBOK (Product Management Body of Knowledge) Guide is the main reference material for CAPM certification preparation. CAPM certified professional can apply the knowledge and skills gained on-the-job to enhance project management proficiency and competency.       

The target audience for CAPM

  • New project managers
  • Team members
  • Project associates and executives
  • Professional aspiring to start a career in project management.

Salary                                                                            

According to ZipRecruiter,

The average annual salary of CAPM Certified professionals is $91,250/year

CAPM Average Annual Salary

 

3. PRINCE2® Foundation

PRINCE2 stands for PRojects IN Controlled Environments (PRINCE2). Developed by Axelos, it is a process-based approach for project management that is widely used in the United Kingdom and European countries and gaining popularity across the globe. PRINCE2 benefits organizations through controllable use of resources, and manage risks effectively.  PRINCE2 has its project management methodology. PRINCE2 is one of the best qualifications to build a career in Project Management.

  • PRINCE2 Foundation is the basic level of certification.
  • The PRINCE2 method is introduced in the PRINCE2 Foundation Level. The PRINCE2 Foundation certification establishes your credentials in the knowledge and understanding of the PRINCE2 method.
  • The PRINCE2 Foundation qualification will impart knowledge about the PRINCE2 principles, themes, and processes, and terminology and when qualified you will be able to act as an informed member of a project management team using the PRINCE2 methodology within a project environment supporting PRINCE2.
  • The PRINCE2 Foundation certification endorses your credibility to engage as an informed team member to work on projects in an environment supporting PRINCE2.
  • PRINCE2 Foundation is the prerequisite for PRINCE2 Practitioner examination.

Eligibility

Basic understanding about Project Management is preferred but as such, there is no formal prerequisite for the PRINCE2 Foundation qualification. 

Target Audience

PRINCE2 Foundation certification is recommended for current and aspiring project managers. It is applicable for:

  • Team Managers
  • Project Board members
  • Project Support
  • Operation Managers
  • Professionals who manage projects.

PRINCE2® Foundation Exam

  • The exam will be conducted in a multiple-choice questions format
  • There will be 60 questions per paper
  • The pass mark is 55%. You need to score 33 marks required (out of 60 available)
  • The exam will be for one hour's (60 minutes)
  • It will be a Closed book session.

 

4. PRINCE2® Practitioner:

  • The Practitioner certification validates your knowledge and understanding of PRINCE2  concepts and principles. The Practitioner certification assesses your capability in applying and tailoring the PRINCE2 project management method in different project environments and scenarios.
  • The PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification will enable you to apply PRINCE2 to the leading and managing projects within an environment supporting PRINCE2.
  • According to “PayScale”, the highest average annual salary for a PRINCE2 Practitioner professional can go up to ~USD 100,000

Eligibility

To take the PRINCE2 Practitioner examination you must provide proof of having passed one of the following:

  • PRINCE2 Foundation (or higher)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)*
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)*
  • IPMA Level A® (Certified Projects Director)
  • IPMA Level B® (Certified Senior Project Manager)
  • IPMA Level C® (Certified Project Manager)
  • IPMA Level D® (Certified Project Management Associate).

Target Audience

This certification is best suitable for project managers, professionals involved with managing projects and aspiring project managers. It is also applicable for:

  • Team Managers
  • Project Board members
  • Project Support
  • Operation Managers

PRINCE2® Practitioner exam

The PRINCE2 Practitioner exam is as follows:

  • The exam duration will be for  Two-and-a-half hours – 2.5 hours (150 minutes)
  • It is an objective-based exam
  • It will be a 68 multiple-choice questionnaire
  • The Pass mark is 55%. 38 correct answers or more out of  68 are required.
  • It will be an open book exam. The official copy of Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® 2017 Edition will be allowed.

Salary

According to payscale,  the salary of a PRINCE2® Practitioner ranges from $97,000 per year.

PRINCE2-Average-Annual-Salary

 

5. PRINCE2® Agile

PRINCE2 agile is a unification of PRINCE2 and agile.

PRINCE2  focuses on the governance aspect of project management but the delivery aspect is not covered in-depth. PRINCE2 Agile certification will help you understand and expedite the delivery of  PRINCE2 projects using agile methods.

PRINCE2 Agile is about using the recognized framework of PRINCE2 and rendering it scalable and more flexible. Being agile, the projects can shift in speed or change direction during development, still retaining the best practices and manage to maximize the returns on investment (ROI).

PRINCE2 Agile certification will teach the core concepts about different agile delivery techniques like Scrum, Kanban, Lean Start-up and PRINCE2.

The PRINCE2 Agile qualification will empower you to demonstrate your ability in applying and tailoring key agile concepts to PRINCE2 projects.

According to the AXELOS PPM Benchmark report, 2019, 84% PRINCE2 agile certified professionals 84% increased their job efficiency, while 79% credited the certification to have made them more satisfied in the workplace and over half say it’s directly increased their salary.

Target Audience

PRINCE2 Agile is best suited for,

  • Professionals responsible for delivering in an agile environment
  • Project Managers
  • Project Support staff

5.1 PRINCE2® Agile Foundation Certification

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for taking the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation certification.

Exam Format

  • The exam will be Objective testing format
  • It will be a multiple-choice paper
  • The duration will be an hour
  • The pass mark is 55%
  • It will be a Closed book exam.

5.2 PRINCE2® Agile Practitioner Certification

Target Audience

  • Project Manager
  • Program staff
  • Project Support staff
  • Professionals who work within a project environment.
  • Professionals integrating project management with product delivery.
  • Professionals are responsible for projects using agile delivery approaches.

Eligibility

You can take the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner certificate if you hold any of the following certifications:

  • PRINCE2® Foundation (or higher)
  • PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation
  • Project Management Professional® (PMP)*
  • Certified Associate in Project Management® (CAPM)*
  • IPMA Levels A, B, C and D® (Certified Projects Director).

*'PMP' and 'CAPM' are registered marks of Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI).

Examination Format

  • It will be an Objective testing format
  • There will be 50 questions each worth one mark
  • You need to score 30 marks or more required to pass out of 50 questions
  • The pass mark is 60% pass
  • The duration of the exam will be Two-and-a-half hours’ (150 minutes)
  • It will be an Open book exam. Only the official printed hard copy of the PRINCE2 Agile® Guidance is allowed.

Salary

The salary of agile project managers is around $90,000/year  in the United States.

Agile Project Manager Average Annual Salary

 

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Different Modes of PMP Training - Classroom, Online Live and E-Learning

Different Modes of PMP Training - Classroom, Online Live and E-Learning

The technology is updating at a fast pace. There is a huge increase in technology-based training with unlimited learning opportunities. There are different modes of training according to convenience.

  • Instructor- LED Classroom Training
  • Instructor- LED Live Online Training (Liver Virtual Training)
  • Self-paced Online Training or E-Learning

According to ILX Research report (Digital Learning in Business),

  • 63% of respondents expressed that conducting training improves business capability.
  • 51% of HR decision-makers stated, training increases employee morale, satisfaction and longevity.

 

Training benefits

Image Source: ILX Research report (Digital Learning in Business)

 

1. Instructor- LED Classroom Training

Classroom training is one of the most effective ways of learning. Face to face interaction with the expert trainer will let you enhance your skill, clear doubts and discuss your ideas with fellow attendees.

Classroom training has its own perks. The advantages of attending class training for PMP Certification are:

  • Classroom training allows interaction with fellow attendees and trainers.
  • Face to face discussions and debates clears more doubts.
  • Provides individual attention from the trainer.
  • Scope of learning from peers.
  • Systematic schedule.
  • Practice under supervision.
  • Feedbacks can be given in real-time

iCert Global conducts both In-house and open house Corporate Training Programs. Our PMP expert trainer provides top-notch Instructor-LED Classroom Training for your employees in office premises or at an external location.

 

2. Self-paced Online Training or E-Learning

Self-paced training is based on the learner’s convenience. Irrespective of time, a learner can access to Learning Management System and go through the content.

  • Self-Paced Online Training or E-learning is an ideal mode of learning for professionals with un-defined schedule and organizations with a larger set of employees.
  • It allows anytime, anywhere secure access to the Learning Management System where certain learning duration is set.
  • It includes quizzes at the end of each session for self-analysis.
  • No time pressure.

iCert Global enables you to benchmark your skillset in Project Management in your own way from our E-learning programs. Flexibility and freedom offered to choose the preferred module anywhere and anytime.

 

3. Instructor- LED Online Training

An ideal mode of training for the company spread across diverse locations. The training is conducted through training software such as Citrix GoToMeeting, Cisco WebEx etc.

The main advantage of Instructor- LED Online Training:

  • Cost-efficient.
  • Customized Learning.
  • Access to subject experts from distance.
  • Common training for everyone irrespective of distance.

iCert Global conducts Instructor-led Online Class designed exclusively for the "professionals on the move" who are unable to enroll for regular classes given their constraints.

 

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Features Of PMP® Handbook

Features Of PMP® Handbook

PMP handbook from PMI has an overview of the PMP certification program. One can understand the certification process easily with the help of PMP handbook. The PMP credential handbook by PMI is available online for free. The PMP handbook contains details about:

  • The PMP eligibility requirements
  • Guide to complete the online application
  • PMP examination details
  • PMP certification fees
  • PMI audit process
  • PMP exam policies and procedure
  • PMP credential policies and procedure

1. The PMP eligibility requirements

This portion of the PMP handbook explains the eligibility criteria to take up the exam, details of project management education of 35 hours and required project management experience.

 

2. Guide to complete the online application

The step by step procedure to fill the application is explained in detail which also covers experience & educational particulars.

 

3. PMP examination details

The examination format, allocated examination time and exam schedule are presented in detail.

 

4. PMP certification fees

The exam fees are determined according to the PMI membership status, and exam administration type. PMI members get discounts on certification fees.

If PMI membership is obtained after you submit payment for the certification, PMI will not refund the amount.

 

5. PMI audit process

PMI randomly selects the candidate’s profile and demands for the supporting documents for all the education and experiences you mentioned in the application. The details of the audit process are given in the handbook.

 

6. PMP exam policies and procedure

This section of the PMP handbook contains the examination details, exam blueprint, exam administration, examination language aids, rescheduling and other details.

 

7. PMP credential policies and procedure

The certification complaint process, certification appeals procedure, and use of PMP certification is elaborated in PMP handbook.

Note: In order to keep your certification valid, you need to collect 60 PDUs every year.

 

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What are the Requirements for PMP Certification?

What are the Requirements for PMP Certification?

The first step towards your PMP certification should begin by studying the Project Management Professional® Credential Handbook in detail. It is strongly recommended that you visit the PMI.org to read relevant information presented on the site about PMP Certification.

 

Infographics for PMP application

 

The Process of PMP Exam Application:

  • Become a member by registering with PMI.org
    • Become a member by registering with PMI.org
      • The membership brings its own benefits. To become a member, you need to pay It costs $139 to become a member.
      • For PMI members, the examination cost is $405.00. The privileges for a member include access  of  PMBOK® Guide (e-book).
      •  For a non-member, the examination cost is  $555.
  • You need to fulfill PMP’s criteria of 35 hours PDUs (professional development units) as part of the PMP exam requirement.
     
  • You will have to submit the PMP exam application online. For a detailed step-by-step approach for filling a PMP application please visit our blog.
     
  • You need to schedule your exam with Prometric sites near to you.
     
  • Take the PMP Exam
    • It’s a 200 question exam with a 4-hour duration.
    • The outcome of the exam will be disclosed immediately after the submission of the answer sheet. It will be a pass or fail. There will be no score or percentages of the right response.
    • You can take the PMP exam thrice in a year.

PMP Exam Eligibility Requirements

PMP eligibility requirements

Notes:

  • Must submit the application to PMI to take the exam.
  • The application can be submitted online or via mail.
  • PMI provides an authorization letter to make an appointment to take the exam.
  • The application may be audited prior to approval.
  • Exam offered on a computer at designated testing sites.
  • Must take the exam within a year of receiving an authorization letter.
  • Additional information provided in the PMP® handbook on www.pmi.org

 

To know more about PMP eligibility requirements, filling-up the PMP Exam application online, we strongly recommend you spend some time in our article “Process For Filling PMP® Exam Application Form | Step By Step Guide.”

 

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What is PMP?

What is PMP®?

 

Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification is a benchmark for project management. The PMP certification validates the experience, knowledge, expertise, capability, competency and required skills to lead and manage projects. PMP certification is the most recognized and sought after project management certification. A  PMP certification is compelling in its benefits and considered to be lucrative as it increases the earning potential. PMI’s PMBOK (Product Management Body of Knowledge) Guide is one of the reference books for PMP certification.

The gap between skilled project management workers and the availability of project management professionals is widening. There is a shortage in terms of skilled professionals to fill the roles. Hence the demand for certified PMP professionals is growing.

The survey made by PMI.org reveals that the PMP certified professionals draw 23% more in salary as compared to their non-certified peers [source: PMI’s biennial report, Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey, 10th edition]. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), at least one-third of project managers have a PMP certification.

PMP number

 

Prerequisites for PMP Certification:

PMP eligibility criteria

 

How to fill the PMP application?

The step by step procedure to fill the PMP application form is given in our blog post: The process of filling the PMP application form.

 

What is going to change in PMP examination from July 2020?

The main change to be considered from July 2020 is the course outline. The number of domains will be reduced to three from five. The main domains will be aligned with real-life practices. Know more...

 

Benefits of getting PMP certified:

PMP Certification is highly beneficial to all the project managers irrespective of the field they are in. To know more about the benefits of getting PMP certified, go through our video

 or our blog post Top 10 reasons to get PMP certified.

 

Demand for Certified PMP professionals

According to the PMI-commissioned talent gap analysis by Anderson Economic Group (AEG), by 2027, employers will need nearly 88 million individuals in project management-oriented roles.

Through 2027, the project management-oriented labour force in seven project-oriented sectors is expected to grow by 33 percent or nearly 22 million new jobs.

The Talent shortages in the profession can potentially create risks of nearly US$208 billion in GDP over the 2017-2027 period. The opportunities for project management practitioners are tremendous given the widening talent gap and the project talent required to close the gap.  These project managers are expected to take up challenging and complex projects to translate the organization's vision into tangible goals.

 

Salary of Certified PMP Professional:

PMP certification made into the 10 Highest-Paying IT Certifications for Tech Pros.

According to ziprecruiter.com, Project Management Professional's salary can go as high as $172,000.

PMP - Average Annual Salary in the United States

PMP average annual salary

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What Is PMP Certification And What Does a PMP Certified Professional Do?

What Is PMP Certification And What Does a PMP Certified Professional Do? 

Project Management Professional (PMP®) is a globally recognized certification created and administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI®).

PMI established in 1996, is a leading non-profit organization based in the U.S and has nearly 3 million members from all around the world. They are provided with continuing education, a strong network and a common project management standard. With PMI membership, you get

The PMP certification is aligned with the reference handbook ‘The Project Management Body of Knowledge’-6th edition.

How to get PMP certified?

The prerequisites for the PMP exam is:

Meet the eligibility requirements and fill the application form.

 

In order to keep the credentials level high, PMI conducts audit process randomly to validate the prerequisites such as project management experience and project management education. The PMP examination contains 200 questions in which 25 questions are pre-test questions. The PMP certification exam is one of the toughest exams.

According to the 10th edition of PMI salary survey, PMP Certified professionals earn 23% more as compared to Non-PMP Certified project managers.

What do Project Management Professionals do?

The projects are run all over the world. With this globally recognized certification, you can understand and manage the complex project with a common language of project management.

The key responsibilities of the project manager strongly include:

  • Active participation in the planning of the project
  • Resource planning
  • Keep the team motivated
  • Organize the project structure
  • Discuss and Execute ideas
  • Time and cost management
  • Analyze risk
  • Monitor the progress
  • Manage the records

In which field project managers work?

Project managers play a vital role in the progress of the project. There is a huge demand for project managers in all the industries.

According to PMI’s Project management Job Growth and Talent Gap (2017-2027),

By 2027, employers will need 87.7 million individuals working in project management-oriented roles.

Attrition, particularly as seasoned practitioners reach retirement age, is creating many project-related job openings. Leading sectors with job openings due to attrition are shown in the image below:

(Source: Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017–2027)

According to ziprecruiter.com, Project Management Professional's salary can go as high as $172,000.

PMP - Average Annual Salary in the United States

 

Description: PMP Average Annual Salary in the United States

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How Difficult Is PMP Certification?

How Difficult Is PMP Certification?

What makes PMP certification so valuable? It is decided by the relevance, demand, and trends in the market. What makes PMP so popular? Because PMP  is considered as the gold standard of project management certifications and applies to project management in general. Therefore PMP commands the same reverence in any industry.

Did you know?

As much as being the most sought out and lucrative certification, PMP is one of the more difficult projects management exams.  It is certainly not a cakewalk and calls for an intensive effort in preparation to clear the exam in your first attempt.

Is PMP that difficult? Let's help you to understand more about it and find out means and ways to face the challenge.

First, the basics.

The PMP exam covers the basic principles of the 5 Project Management Process Groups. Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing.  It is based on the content in PMI’s PMBOK (Product Management Body of Knowledge) Guide.  Please note that PMBOK is one of the reference materials for the PMP certification exam. You need to spend time on other study materials to better prepare yourself.  For your information, the reference for the current PMP exam is the sixth edition of the PMBOK, published in 2017.

The PMP exam covers the following five domains. The focus on the domains is not equally spread and going by the details presented below, the emphasis on some domains is higher than others in the exam.

  • Initiating — 13%
  • Planning — 24%
  • Executing — 31%
  • Monitoring and Controlling — 25%
  • Closing — 7%

Challenging Course Outline

The difficulty of the PMP exam lies in your ability to become acquainted with the concepts and course of study.  While the domains cover the fundamentals of project management, there are 10 knowledge areas considered the core of project management. For a detailed breakdown of the domain, please check the PMP exam content outline

Complicated Exam Structure - Pretest Question

Next comes the exam. The PMP exam is multiple choice and consists of 200 questions. Not all the 200 questions are counted. Only 175 out of the 200 are graded. The balance 25 are “pretest questions” which will not be counted for scoring. The pretest questions are another challenge.

Does the Pretest Question affect exam performance? Yes, it does affect the  following way:

The answer is YES PMP® candidates are affected by the pretest questions in the following way:

  • The 25 questions are spread across the 200 questions and you will not know which is the “pretest question”.
  • You might spend too much on a “pretest question” for which there is no score.
  • If the pretest question happens to be difficult, it might adversely impact the morale and confidence in your overall performance.

So, that’s a known risk.

Next is the time limit. You will only 4 hours to answer all the 200 questions.

The PMP exam evaluation

Unlike in the past, PMP does not reveal the score. The exam outcome is presented with a pass or fail grade along with the performance rating of the domains and overall exam.

Do you know how the questions are graded? PMI uses “sound psychometric analysis” to calculate the passing figure. For each question, a point is awarded, and the subject matter experts selected by PMI will decide the number of right answers to pass the PMP exam. The difficulty with regard to the lack of the ‘pass mark’, candidates do not know how much to score in the practice tests to feel confident about cracking the PMP exam. The understanding from the SMEs across the globe is that 80% in the preparatory exams has consistently been good enough to appear for the final exam.

How to clear the PMP exam in your first attempt?

By now, you would have gained some insights about the difficulty with regard to PMP exam. Don't feel discouraged as this article aims to highlight the pain points and possible difficulties while dealing with preparation for the PMP exam.

You can pass the PMP exam on your first try. It needs dedication and devoted study. Enroll in a PMP preparatory course that will help to refresh all the major topics, and attempt as many practice tests and mock exams, till you gain the confidence. Study and practice (preparatory tests) are the keys to success in your PMP exam, and certainly, you will pass in your first attempt.

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CAPM® or PMP® - Which Certification Is Right For You?

CAPM® or PMP® - Which Certification Is Right For You?

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) and Project Management Professional (PMP®) both are Project management credentials accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Both the certifications are aligned with the official handbook A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 6th Edition published by PMI.

Prerequisites -CAPM and PMP

Eligibility requirements in CAPM are comparatively low as it is an entry-level certification than professional-level PMP certification.

Prerequisites for CAPM:

CAPM Eligibility criteria

Prerequisites for PMP:

PMP Eligibility criteria

Certified project management professionals are highly in demand in all the industries.

According to PMI, Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017–2027)

By 2027, employers will need 87.7 million individuals working in project management-oriented roles.

 (CAPM®) - It is an entry-level certification in the field of project management.  If you are a junior level Project Manager and want to set the stage for a remarkable career, then CAPM is the right credential to pursue.

(PMP®) -  PMP is an industry-standard globally recognized professional-level certification for project managers which validates their project management knowledge, experience, and skills to potential employers and clients.

There is a lot of difference in both the certifications in terms of prerequisites, cost, level of difficulty, and demand according to the person’s intended career goal.

The below table shows the brief comparison of CAPM® and PMP® :

comparison between CAPM and PMP

CAPM exam fee is comparatively lower than the PMP exam. Discounts are available for both the exams for PMI membership.Cost of Examination:

Cost of CAPM certification:

CAPM Certification fee

Cost of PMP certification:

PMP certification fee

Exam question pattern

PMP examination contains 200 multiple choice questions (MCQ) in which 25 are pre-test questions. CAPM exam contains 150 MCQs in which 15 are pre-test questions.

Difficulty level

The difficulty level of CAPM is comparatively lesser as it is an entry-level certification. Candidates are more likely to pass this exam if they have studied PMBOK® Guide well.  The fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of project management aligned with PMBOK guide will help you to clear the exam.

The difficulty level of the PMP exam is quite higher compared to the CAPM. Along with the knowledge of the PMBOK guide, candidates have to apply skills of project management acquired in their working experience. The question asked in the PMP exam is based on the situation.

Industry-Wide benefits

CAPM is an entry-level certificate which acts as an excellent stepping stone to grow in the field of project management. CAPM certification is more accessible, more affordable, and requires less time to possess the certification but PMP holds global recognition,  industry-standard and is highly valued in all the industries.

Organizations prefer PMP certified professionals as the credentials validate the ability to handle complex projects in a more efficient way.

Certified professionals earn more than non-certified professionals.

According to ZipRecruiter,

The average annual salary of CAPM Certified professionals is,

CAPM Salary

 

According to ZipRecruiter,

The average annual salary of PMP Certified professionals is,

PMP Project manager salary

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