Which Certification is better? PMP or CAPM?

As you might know that CAPM, as well as PMP, are awarded by the same regulatory authority that is the PMI (Project Management Institute) and both are concerned with the field of project management. Then why two different certifications? Is one of them better than the other? This question does pop up in the minds of a lot of people. Well, that is not the case; let us bust your doubt with an explanation. Both certifications have a high demand in the field; however, they differ in terms of their eligibility. CAPM certification is meant for freshers in the field whereas; PMP is suitable for highly experienced professionals. Let us discuss the eligibility criteria for both to have a better overview.

CAPM Certification Eligibility:

CAPM would be the best certification to grab for you if you are new to the profession of project management. You can figure out your eligibility based on the below-mentioned criteria:

·        First of all, you shall have the minimum eligibility criteria of a high school diploma.

·        Secondly, you should hold a professional work experience for 1500 hours, irrespective of the years spent in the field or complete a 23 hour long formal CAPM study program to become eligible for the CAPM Certification exam.

PMP Certification Criteria:

PMP would be the best certification to grab for you if you have a few years of experience in the field and you wish to explore new opportunities in the field of project management and wish to boost your career graph. You can go through the below-mentioned eligibility criteria to figure out your eligibility for the same:

·        If you are a high school diploma holder, you shall need to have 5 years of work experience along with 7500 of professional work. Along with it, you should also have completed the mandatory PMP exam prep for 35 hours.

·        If you have a degree or any other higher qualification, you shall only require 3 years of work experience with 4500 hours of professional work. The mandatory PMP study program of 35 hours shall still be applicable.

EducationEdge • 2020 Mar 23

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