This article introduces the CAPM exam preparation books which I recommend you use. Highly recommended for CAPM certification aspirants, considering the students experience who passed the CAPM exam from my first attempt!
Reference one: Must use
ACHIEVE CAPM EXAM SUCCESS, 3RD EDITION: A CONCISE STUDY GUIDE AND DESK REFRENCE THIRD EDITION
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.)
Major features of the book are outlined below:
- Provides free online access to over 1000 questions enabling you to perform practice tests by each of ten Knowledge Areas and/or simulate actual 150 question exams, and receive feedback on incorrect answers
- 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 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.
About the author
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.
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Reference two: Must use!
The PMBOK® Guide–Sixth Edition – PMI’s flagship publication has been updated to reflect the latest good practices in project management. New to the sixth edition, each knowledge area will contain a section entitled approaches for agile, iterative and adaptive environments, describing how these practices integrate in project settings. It will also contain more emphasis on strategic and business knowledge—including discussion of project management business documents—and information on the PMI Talent Triangle™ and the essential skills for success in today’s market. It organizes the CAPM exam syllabus material through the process groups, starting by the project management framework, initiating process groups (2 processes), planning process group (24 processes), executing process group (10 processes), monitoring and Controlling process group (12 processes), closing process group (1 process).
Agile Practice Guide – First Edition has been developed as a resource to understand, evaluate, and use agile and hybrid agile approaches. This practice guide provides guidance on when, where, and how to apply agile approaches and provides practical tools for practitioners and organizations wanting to increase agility. This practice guide is aligned with other PMI standards, including A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, and was developed as the result of collaboration between the Project Management Institute and the Agile Alliance.
About the author
The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a US nonprofit professional organization for project management. The PMI provides services including the development of standards, research, education, publication, networking-opportunities in local chapters, hosting conferences and training seminars, and providing accreditation in project management.
PMI has recruited volunteers to create industry standards, such as “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge”, which has been recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). In 2012 ISO adapted the project management processes from the PMBOK Guide 4th edition.
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Reference three: Optional
NEW RELEASE: Updated for the 2020 changes to the CAPM Exam! Now includes multiple option and matching questions to align with the new version of the exam. The most comprehensive resource to prepare for the 2018 update to the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam!
Based on Belinda Goodrich's comprehensive educational program for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam preparation, the CAPM Exam Prep Study Guide is the only all-in-one program on the market that leverages the power of real-time feedback and robust analytics on the CAPM exam.
Using data captured from 100s of students and instructors, Belinda provides an intuitive format to learning the detailed concepts of the CAPM Exam, 6th Edition. Using a straight-forward and real-world approach, the incredibly robust CAPM Exam Prep Study Guide includes a deep-dive of the 49 PMBOK® Guide processes, vocabulary, and concepts to ensure maximum readiness for the exam
Since 2008, Belinda has been guiding project managers to exam success through her innovative classroom programs. Her courseware is in use by training companies around the world. Using that formula for success, Belinda has now packaged that information up in this self-study book.
The CAPM Exam Study Guide includes:
Major features of the book are outlined below:
- Detailed information on all processes
- Belinda's exclusive exam hints
- In-text exercises to validate content comprehension
- Extensive vocabulary reviews
- Review questions for each chapter
- Four 75-question practice exams
- A full-length mock 150-question exam
- FREE 90-day access to PM University online mock exams
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Reference four: Optional for practicing exam questions
This up-to-date self-study system offers 100% coverage of every topic on the CAPM and PMP exams. Thoroughly revised for the current PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), this up-to-date resource offers complete coverage of all the material included on the Certified Associate in Project Management and Project Management Professional exams. You’ll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, and practice exam questions with in-depth answer explanations. Written by a leading project management consultant and trainer, CAPM/PMP Project Management Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Fourth Edition will help you pass the exams with ease and will also serve as an essential on-the-job reference.
Covers all exam topics including:
- Project integration management
- Managing the project scope
- Managing project time, costs, and quality
- Managing project resources
- Managing project communications
- Managing project risks
- Project procurement management
- Managing project stakeholders
- Project management processes
- Electronic content includes:
- 750 CAPM and PMP practice exam questions―test yourself by exam domain or take a complete exam
- Bonus process review quiz
- Video training from the author
- Process ITTO Quick Review Guide
- PMP Memory Sheets
- Secured Book PDF
About the author
Joseph Phillips, PMP, PMI-ACP, ITIL, CompTIA Project+, CompTIA CTT+, a leading project management consultant and educator, has been a PMP and a CompTIA Certified Technical trainer for more than 12 years. He is the director of education for Instructing.com, LLC, and the bestselling author of several books, including PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide, Fifth Edition and CompTIA CTT+ Certified Technical Trainer All-in-One Exam Guide.
You can take a look and read dozens of pages of the CAPM exam prep study guide by Joseph Phillips by clicking the link below. You will be redirected to amazon website where you can flip through the book just as you are holding it in a bookstore, refer to the link here for FREE book preview.