Project Management Institute

January 10, 2005 12:47 ET

PMI Broadens Reach with Revised CAPM Credential; Gives Individuals an Opportunity to Turn Project Management Knowledge into Professional Credibility


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JANUARY 10, 2005 - 12:47 ET

PMI Broadens Reach with Revised CAPM Credential; Gives
Individuals an Opportunity to Turn Project Management
Knowledge into Professional Credibility

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.--(CCNMatthews - Jan 10, 2005) -

Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's leading not-for-profit
advocacy association for the project management profession, has
introduced a revised version of its Certified Associate in Project
Management (CAPM™) certification. This revamped credential is
specifically designed for those who work on project teams, for those who
are just getting started in the project management profession, or for
undergraduate and graduate students alike who are seeking a special
recognition that will differentiate them from their peers in a very
competitive job market.

The updated CAPM certification provides individuals with a credential
that establishes credibility based on their knowledge of project
management terms and concepts. As an assessment of a candidate's
understanding of fundamental project management knowledge, the CAPM
credential is one of the fastest ways to turn project management
knowledge into professional credibility and enhance employment
opportunities.

The project management profession has grown in scope, importance and
recognition in recent years, creating a demand for project management
practitioners who represent the highest caliber in professional
standards. Responding to this demand, PMI provides universally-accepted
and recognized professional certifications, including the CAPM
credential. Based solely on A Guide to the Project Management Body of
Knowledge-Third Edition (PMBOK® Guide-Third Edition), the CAPM
credential provides individuals with the knowledge foundation from which
to support projects using accepted project management tools, techniques
and processes. Additionally, it provides those same individuals with a
common lexicon for the profession's most important concepts, terms and
phrases. As a result, the CAPM credential offers a distinct advantage in
accessing new opportunities or increasing visibility within
team-oriented environments.

"The purpose and goal of our project management certification program is
to promote the development, evaluation and administration of rigorous
professional certification credentials," said PMI's Chief Executive
Officer, Gregory Balestrero. "As part of this program, CAPM provides a
means for employers to distinguish individuals who have the fundamental
skills needed for effective project team performance, making any project
member who earns the credential more valuable to their organization and
customers."

To achieve the CAPM credential, candidates must satisfy the educational
and the experiential requirements established by PMI and must
demonstrate an acceptable and valid level of understanding and knowledge
of project management that is tested by the Certified Associate in
Project Management Certification Examination. The CAPM Examination is
offered via computer or pencil-and-paper worldwide. For more information
on educational and experiential requirements, as well as the CAPM
handbook and application form, please visit
http://www.pmi.org/info/PDC_CAPM.asp. A complete list of testing
locations is available at www.2test.com.

About PMI: Project Management Institute (PMI), with nearly 150,000
members in over 150 countries, is the world's foremost authority for the
project management profession. PMI sets industry standards, conducts
research and provides education, certification and professional exchange
opportunities, designed to strengthen and further establish the
profession. PMI advances the careers of practitioners, while enhancing
overall business and government performance through documentation of
return on investment. For more information, visit www.pmi.org.

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