CAPM Certification Exam Preparation Guide 2021

By Aradhya Kumar

Last updated on May 6 2020

CAPM Certification Exam Preparation Guide 2021



What is CAPM or Certified Associate in Project Management?


CAMP or Certified Associate in Project Management is a globally recognized entry-level exam under Project management. CAPM exam is accredited by the PMI or project management institute.  Project management is one of the most rapidly growing professions, if you are someone who wants to possess a career in project management with limited work experience, then, CAMP certification is something that you should really consider.  Getting a CAMP certification is any day an added advantage on your resume.




The CAPM certification exam is validated by a psychometric test for analysis. The CAPM certification exam consists of 150 multiple choice questions and the duration being 3 hours.

CAPM certification cost: A per April 2019, The CAPM certification cost is 225 USD if you are a PMI part, and 300 USD in case you're not. Suppose a candidate fails to clear the exam on the first attempt, then he gets 2 more chances. The reconsideration charge is 150 USD for PMI individuals and 200 USD for non-individuals

Going further the next question that would arise is, could one be able to answer 150 multiple choice questions in 3 hours? Well, the answer is YES provided you have had preparations up to the mark. An approximate of 50-60 CAPM education hours with sheer dedication can help you get through the exam at the first attempt. If you are a person who would want to study only during day time and would want to take a break on weekends, then it would take around 9-10 weeks for you to complete the syllabus


How to prepare for the CAPM exam?


  1. Smart work needs to be adapted rather than hard work.

The first thing that one should do is to have a study plan! a plan that would give an idea as to which topic has more weightage and to assign more time to that dedicated topic. Secondly, take up online CAPM certification training that includes mock tests at the end of the course. This will help you to evaluate where exactly you stand and how much more preparation is required for you to reach the target. The passing score of the CAPM exam is said to be 61% however I would suggest you strive for a minimum of 80 % on your CAPM certification.


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  1. Having A Good Hang Of Project Management Principles

The best CAMP study materials available are Standard guide on Certified Association in Project and Principles of project management are included in a guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK guide). This CAMP study guide included learning project management and its process in each aspect, as well as integration, scope, cost time, quality, risk, communication, and so on. Having a clear picture of each of these concepts can ensure success in your CAPM certification exam. Prepare and revise the entire PMOBOK guide for at least three times. It is totally fine if you are a person who prefers one single CAPM certified study material rather than heaps of books. But it is important to be perfect with what you’ve learned.


  1. CAPM exam preparation Courses

There is an ocean of pre CAPM training courses and CAMP classes available on the web. But choosing the right CAPM training program is the biggest task. CAPM online training courses can cost up to fifteen thousand INR. The main thing that would help you chose the right online CAPM training course is to ensure if they are providing 23 hours of project management education along with multiple mock tests. Having an experienced instructor would make the course a cakewalk.




It is highly recommended to take a day off before the exam day in order to prepare yourself mentally. Avoid last-minute rush as it's only going to make things worse. Visit the CAPM exam location before the exam day to have travel time estimation. Wear comfortable clothes and keep yourself hydrated.

For more details about CAPM training, chat with our course expert.



About the Author

Sprintzeal   Aradhya Kumar

With years of experience and a vast amount of knowledge in Project Management, Agile Management, Scrum, and other popular domains, Aradhya Kumar is well-versed in creating content for audiences from various fields and industries.

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