Michelle Peoples recently passed her CAPM certification exam. Michelle spoke briefly about her CAPM certification process. Check out Michelle’s CAPM study guide, tactics, and recommendations to help you pass the CAPM Exam.
1- How long did it take you to study for the exam?
It took me approximately 3 to 4 months to complete the course. I spent 45 minutes a night summarizing the information using the PMBOK and the CAPM training materials.
After that was done, I took about a week to review my notes and practice a few CAPM certification exams from Master of Project Academy website.
2- What was your biggest struggle in preparing for the exam and why?
Preparing for the CAPM certification exam was easy. I was able to access the online training material at Master of Project Academy whenever I wanted. This flexibility allowed me the freedom to set a schedule and access a great CAPM study guide.
3- What was the quality of CAPM certification training materials
The training materials for CAPM certification were excellent. The areas discussed were very detailed, making it easy to follow up with the PMBOK. This enabled me to summarize sections.
4- How similar were the questions in the real CAPM certification exam to the questions in Master of Project Academy’s CAPM certification exam?
Questions on the CAPM certification exam were very similar to those in the training course.
5- How many CAPM certification exam question did you practice before taking the exam?
I used all the information provided to practice all the sample CAPM exam questions multiple time. I reviewed the PMBOK guide and corrected any errors or mistakes that were made.
6- How was the support received during the CAPM certification training?
The support team was extremely helpful. The instructors were very responsive and prompt. Those actions make a real difference.
7- Do any of you have any suggestions for future CAPM exam candidates?
All future candidates should read each chapter slowly, take lots of notes, ask as many question as possible, gain a complete understanding of the information, and practice the chapter questions and the sample exam as often as possible.
8- Do any of you have any tips or tricks for the CAPM certification exam?
As with any exam, I would recommend eating breakfast and tackling the CAPM certification exam at the beginning of the day. It is best to feel confident, review your notes, and be positive.
Personally, I recommend writing the CAPM certification exam early morning. I was unable to write until after lunchtime because I had exhausted myself from reviewing my notes.
It was also helpful to quickly map out my formulas when I sat down, without reading any questions. This helped me avoid confusion when I was looking at a question that required the use of formulas. It is easy to get confused or forget the correct formula if you are presented with several versions.
9- What would you recommend to a close friend regarding CAPM certification?
I would offer the same advice that my friend and colleague gave me: “study,study, study”. Use the PMBOK and all the information provided and then study. Make a CAPM study plan and work hard.
10- We would appreciate any comments or suggestions that could be useful to those who are interested in CAPM certification.
Take your time to fully absorb the information and resources provided. These topics are applicable to every day project management situations.
Is it likely that Master of Project Academy would be recommended to a friend or colleague by you?
Master of Project Academy is a great choice for your CAPM certification. Their training, documents and cheat sheets are excellent.