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Old 09-18-2005, 08:21 AM
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Value of the CAPM Certification

I'd like to hear your feelings about PMI's Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) credential.

From the PMI website, "The CAPM is designed for project team members and entry-level project managers, as well as qualified undergraduate and graduate students who want a credential to recognize their value to project team performance."

On one hand, I see it how it could be viewed as a (slight) negative, a "Junior G-Man" badge for eager new entrants to the field. On the other hand, I would LOVE to lead a project where the SME's and other key team members were CAPM certified.

What are your opinions and experiences about this program? Have you worked with any CAPM's? Are you a CAPM yourself? (I'm sorry about the Junior G-Man crack.)

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Old 09-18-2005, 08:08 PM
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Since PMI is upgrading the requirements for the PMP credential, I expect that the CAPM may start gaining more clout - especially for employers who are looking to fill/train entry level positions.
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