I’m excited to announce the release of a comprehensive set of 8 practice exams for the CAPM® Certification 2023 edition, featuring a total of 1000 realistic, unique, and challenging sample questions. Each question and exam has been meticulously crafted and calibrated to align with the CAPM Exam Content Outline (ECO) 2023, ensuring that you receive the most relevant and up-to-date preparation possible. I’m proud to have led the team that developed these exams.
CAPM Certification Changes 2023
Before we get into the details of the practice exams, you may want to read the post - CAPM Certification Changes 2023 - to learn about the major changes to the CAPM® Certification program in 2023.
CAPM Practice Exams Development Process
The process started with a thorough review of the two PMI documents that provide insights on the new exam.
1. CAPM Exam Content Outline
The CAPM Exam Content Outline (ECO) outlines the 4 domains and the respective tasks that project management professionals at the entry and associate level are required to perform on their job. It also provides the proportion of questions from each domain as outlined below.
|Domain||Percentage of Items on Test|
|Project Management Fundamentals and Core Concepts||36%|
|Predictive, Plan-Based Methodologies||17%|
|Business Analysis Frameworks||27%|
Each domain and its tasks were thoroughly analyzed to align the exams and sample questions with PMI’s specifications.
2. CAPM New Exam Reference List
PMI has published a list of 7 CAPM Reference Guides on which the majority of CAPM exam questions are based. As per PMI’s guideline, each exam question should be based on a minimum of two out of the seven references.
The CAPM New Exam Reference List is matrix that links the chapters/sections of the 7 reference guides with the ECO domains/tasks. In other words, this matrix identifies the specific chapters/sections of each guide that are in-scope for the exam.
We performed an in-depth analysis of this matrix and developed the sample questions covering every identified chapter/section, while calibrating the exams according to the proportion of questions in each domain.
Note that the CAPM New Exam Reference List matrix has some notable omissions. For example, Domain 2 / Task 1 says:
- Determine the activities within each process.
- Give examples of typical activities within each process.
- Distinguish the differences between various project components.
But project management processes are not included in any of the 7 references. To address this gap, we have included about 5% questions covering the project management processes and their inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs (ITTO) from the PMBOK® Guide, 6th Edition.
CAPM Practice Exam Features
The post CAPM Exam Simulator explains the features of BrainBOK Exam Simulator application in detail. The section below emphasizes a few key areas that have been specifically improved for CAPM 2023.
1. 100% Coverage of the ECO
The new CAPM exams cover every single domain and task identified in the ECO. For the sake of transparency, here’s the breakdown of questions per domain and task in each practice exam.
|#||Domain/Task||No. of Questions|
|1||Project Management Fundamentals and Core Concepts||54|
|1.1||Demonstrate an understanding of the various project life cycles and processes||15|
|1.2||Demonstrate an understanding of project management planning||13|
|1.3||Demonstrate an understanding of project roles and responsibilities||11|
|1.4||Determine how to follow and execute planned strategies or frameworks (e.g., communication, risks, etc.)||7|
|1.5||Demonstrate an understanding of common problem-solving tools and techniques||8|
|2||Predictive, Plan-Based Methodologies||26|
|2.1||Explain when it is appropriate to use a predictive, plan-based approach||10|
|2.2||Demonstrate an understanding of a project management plan schedule||9|
|2.3||Determine how to document project controls of predictive, plan-based projects||7|
|3.1||Explain when it is appropriate to use an adaptive approach||7|
|3.2||Determine how to plan project iterations||6|
|3.3||Determine how to document project controls for an adaptive project||7|
|3.4||Explain the components of an adaptive plan||4|
|3.5||Determine how to prepare and execute task management steps||6|
|4||Business Analysis Frameworks||40|
|4.1||Demonstrate an understanding of business analysis (BA) roles and responsibilities||7|
|4.2||Determine how to conduct stakeholder communication||8|
|4.3||Determine how to gather requirements||12|
|4.4||Demonstrate an understanding of product roadmaps||5|
|4.5||Determine how project methodologies influence business analysis processes||4|
|4.6||Validate requirements through product delivery||4|
2. Detailed Answer Explanations
The new CAPM sample questions include more detailed answers than before including explanation of every right and the wrong option. This is extremely significant because it helps develop a deeper understanding of the concepts and uncover knowledge gaps.
3. Multiple References
Each question has reference to one or more of the 7 reference guides. So, you can be assured that the questions are based on authoritative sources.
Many questions also include reference to the PM Study Guide articles for additional information on the subject.
4. Question Formats
The new exam includes the following formats of questions:
- Multiple choice with single answer
- Multiple choice with multiple answers
- Animations/comic strip
Our exam simulator supports multiple choice questions with one or more answers, and drag and drop type questions. We plan to support the other types in the future.
In conclusion, our new CAPM practice exams are a powerful tool to efficiently guide you towards achieving your CAPM® Certification. Aligned with the 2023 CAPM ECO, these exams offer comprehensive preparation, lucid explanations, and authoritative references, ensuring an effective preparation process. Elevate your project management skills and confidently embark on the path to CAPM® Certification success.
If you have any questions or comments about the new practice exams or the CAPM® Certification in general, feel free to post your comments in the section below.
Get Started with CAPM 2023 Basics Assessment
We hope you are excited about the new CAPM® Certification and eager to start your certification journey.
You can take the FREE 50-question CAPM Basics Assessment (2023) exam right now with the BrainBOK CAPM Exam Simulator.