PMI’s Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Exam is Changing on July 25, 2023

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According to PMI, the new Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification exam will better support project professionals in their career journeys by testing the skills entry-level professionals need to understand project management fundamentals, as well as predictive, adaptive and business analysis principles. For more details, check out the updated Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Exam Content Outline from PMI.

I am a CAPM® Candidate. What should I do?

We recommend that you start training now if you want to take the current CAPM® exam based on the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition. It’s okay if you start your studies now, but eventually run out of time for this version of the exam. If you purchase any CAPM® exam prep course now, you will receive the 2023 update for no additional charge.

Is the PMBOK Seventh Edition the new source for studying?

No, the new exam questions are based on the Exam Content Outline. The reference list expands beyond the PMBOK Guide and will include traditional, business analysis, and agile principles. The resource list contains seven (7) different titles. They include:
1) PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition
2) PMIstandards+™ (digital platform which includes tools, techniques, and PMBOK 6 concepts)
3) The PMI Guide to Business Analysis
4) Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide
5) Agile Practice Guide
6) The Project Management Answer Book, and
7) Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme, Hybrid.

Should I read all of the books on the reference list?

Our students don’t need to read all of the books from cover to cover. It is our job to evaluate all of the resources and distill it into only the information you need to know. We help you navigate the most efficient path to passing the exam.

What is included in a (CAPM)® exam prep class?

When comparing training options, please use Peak’s list as a comparison. Make sure you get the following resources and support:
•Welcome kit 
•Personalized exam application assistance
•Digital Student Resources
•23 hours of PMI-approved project management education required for the (CAPM)® application
•Live classes taught by experienced PMP® and (CAPM)® certified instructors with real life experience as Project Managers
•Certificate of completion
•Access to class recordings for review purposes
•(CAPM)® Practice Exam Simulator with 1,000+ questions that are aligned to the real (CAPM)® exam
•Enhanced slide decks with engaging graphics, created by world-class content developers
•Personalized exam readiness assessment 
•Course guarantee

What training schedules are available?

We have scheduled CAPM® Bootcamps and Self-paced options available now. Not sure if you can prepare in time? Peak has you covered! Purchase any CAPM® course now and receive the 2023 update for no additional charge.

When choosing training, what else should I consider?

Many training organizations will fill a class, and then find an instructor to teach it. Depending on the situation, that may mean whoever is available at a moment’s notice. At Peak, we operate differently. With our exam prep courses, you will know who is training your class from the moment you register. The Peak trainers work together, we meet regularly, and we collaborate to make and keep our training classes world class.

If you are selecting a class, make sure you know who will be leading the class. Here is a little more about us. We are a one-stop shop that provides ALL the resources you need to succeed. Peak will guide you every step of the way, building confidence and preparedness for exam success. Learning with the Peak training team is different. Taking a certification exam is only part of your journey. We’ll meet you where you are, right now. Then we guide you to your goal.

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Use discount code “capm100” at checkout to save $100. This offer expires June 30, 2023.

To register for CAPM exam prep training, visit CAPM Exam Prep – Peak Business.

Check out our listing on the Project Management Institute (PMI) website, CCRS | Project Management Institute ( This course is worth 23 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

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