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Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is a credential offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). As of July 2009, there were 8,976 active CAPM certified individuals worldwide. PMI’s Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is an entry-level certification for project practitioners. Designed for those with less project experience, the CAPM is intended to demonstrate candidates' understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of effective project management.
The CAPM exam is based on the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (aka the PMBOK Guide).
The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Credential Handbook, notes the distribution of questions from the PMBOK:
The exam consists of 150 multiple-choice questions with four answers per choice. The exam must be completed in three hours.