Achieve CAPM Exam Success, 3rd Edition

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A Concise Study Guide and Desk Reference
By Diane Altwies, PMP
Softcover, 7.5 x 9.25, 484 pages
ISBN: 978-1-60427-162-1
March 2019

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Used in conjunction with PMI’s PMBOK® Guide — Sixth Edition (2017), this concise study guide presents all the fundamental knowledge, concepts, exercises, practice questions, and simulated exams needed to prepare for and successfully pass the CAPM® exam on your first try. However, this book is much more than a study guide. It is a valuable desk reference that project team members can use to improve their effectiveness and a good resource for those considering a career in project management.

Readers will have free web-based access for 45 days to over 1000 questions including hundreds of situational questions, enabling users to perform practice tests by simulating actual 150-question exams and arrange questions by Knowledge Area. (Note: This access begins when you register for the test bank, not when you purchase the book.)

Key Features

  • Provides free online access to over 1000 questions enabling you to perform practice tests by each of the 10 Knowledge Areas and/or simulate actual 150 question exams, with incorrect answer feedback
  • Contains a pre-assessment test to help you develop a focused study plan and manage your time effectively and a post-assessment test to evaluate your readiness for the actual CAPM exam
  • Uses a sample project case study throughout to demonstrate how to apply tools and techniques covered in the PMBOK® Guide and exercises to further develop your knowledge and competency
  • Presents key definitions and tips to improve your understanding, and sample CAPM exam questions and answers at the end of each chapter
  • WAV offers a full glossary, an answer key to the pre- and post-assessment tests, a process map study guide, a tool and technique study aid, and a CAPM exam preparation guide—available from the Web Added Value™ Download Resource Center

About the author(s)

Diane Altwies, PMP, has been managing software development projects for nearly 30 years as a program or project manager in the insurance, financial services, and healthcare industries. Diane is the CEO of Core Performance Concepts, Inc, a leading training, curriculum, and services provider. She continues to teach and consult for organizations on various program management, project management, and business analysis topics and develops advanced courseware topics for project managers. Diane is a frequent speaker at professional meetings and symposia across the country. She is a Fellow of PMI Orange County and has an MBA in Finance and Marketing and a BA in Production Management, both from the University of South Florida. In addition to this book, she has co-authored two others: Achieve PMP® Exam Success: A Concise Study Guide for the Busy Project Manager and Program Management Professional: A Certification Study Guide with Best Practices for Maximizing Business Results.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:  Study Tips and Assessment Exam

Chapter 2:  Overview and Environment

Chapter 3:  The Project Manager Role

Chapter 4:  Integration

Chapter 5:  Scope

Chapter 6:  Schedule

Chapter 7:  Cost

Chapter 8:  Quality

Chapter 9:  Resource

Chapter 10: Communications

Chapter 11: Risk

Chapter 12: Procurement

Chapter 13: Stakeholders

Chapter 14: Final Exam




“The PMI project management certifications are the world’s gold standard. And, for those in the profession who have not yet accumulated the thousands of hours required for the PMP, the CAPM is an invaluable stepping stone—a clear indication of commitment and knowledge. Getting certified starts with successfully passing the CAPM exam and we have used this study guide with great success in our certification boot camps. Highly recommended!”

JP Peterson, VP Professional Development, PMI Tampa Bay Chapter

“Project management, as we know it, is evolving rapidly, partly due to the proliferation of a growing set of communications platforms and devices. Earning your CAPM certification helps people work faster and more efficiently than ever before. This text is a must read to ensure a highly adept, well-trained project workforce—a key component of successful organizational delivery and growth.”

Steven West, CEO, Project Insight