Monday, May 30, 2022

Course Comparison: CAPM 23 Contact Hours Vs. CAPM Live Lessons

With the availability of two new courses on Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam - CAPM 23 Contact Hours Online and CAPM Live Lessons - Guaranteed Pass, the below two are pertinent questions.

Which course to go for CAPM: CAPM 23 Contact Hours or CAPM Live Lessons? 
What are the differences between the two?

Do note that both these courses are unique and are ONLY such courses in the world. No one gives moneyback guarantee (but everyone claims to give!), without a number of terms and conditions. Both these courses come with full moneyback guarantees. These are simple, direct and upfront moneyback guarantees, without useless terms and conditions. 

Fundamental Difference

First and foremost, these two courses vary with their goal(s) and objective(s) with the associated motto. 

For CAPM 23 Contact Hours, we have:

  • One Goal: Get the 23 contact hours with complete satisfaction. 
  • One Motto: Don’t just get casually trained for 30 contact hours. Understand fully, learn strongly and prepare well for your CAPM exam.

The CAPM Contact Hours course has one objective associated with the goal: Get the 23 CAPM contact hours in 6 months.

You learn more on it, in this video (2m: 06s):

For CAPM Live Lessons, we have:

  • One Goal: You clear the CAPM exam. 
  • One Motto: Learn deeply and use it to clear the CAPM Exam.

For the CAPM Live Lessons course, there are two distinct objectives: 
  • 1) Get the CAPM Contact Hours Certificate.
  • 2) Crack the CAPM exam in 6 months.

You learn more on it, in this video (2m: 15s):

With this background, let's see the other main differences.

Other Main Differences

I’ve noted other main differences in the below two tables. Actually, it’s one table. But I’ve segregated them into two in order to have better visibility and understanding.

The second part of this table is noted below.


To know the applicability, validity, price and payment of these two courses, please refer:

Now, time a for reality check!

A Reality Check 

As noted earlier, almost everyone claims to give moneyback guarantee and create some thousands of CAPMs every year. If you search the web, or open social media, you will find every other day there is a success story! 

Also, there are providers who are selling courses as low as $5 or $10 USD (Rs 400 to Rs 750 INR), but with such courses you understand little to nothing. Passing the exam remains a distant dream. More important: you spend a lot of time going through such courses and in the end, you don't succeed. Time is money. The months spent in time by you also translate to money that you lost. This is price you pay, when you go with cheap (and mostly ineffective) courses. Many don't realize it, till it's late!

Let’s take the data from PMI on CAPM credential holders. As of end March 2022, there are 58,047 CAPMs worldwide. But there are thousands and thousands of providers such as ATPs and REPs. If you consider all providers, the numbers will be much more. This is shown in the below snippet.

It means one ATP or REP, on an average, can’t even enable a few CAPM (not even 10) in years. Re-read the previous line -- in years of their operations!  

Even considering Project Management Professional (PMPs), there are actually a few, considering India. India has a very large number of professionals working in projects. You can refer this post to know more: How Many PMPs In India?

I’m not looking for some quick buck or quick exit. I’ll be with you throughout your journey. 

A high quality course with high quality questions take enormous time to prepare. To prepare these courses, I've learned and practiced for years - now over a decade of teaching, training, speaking and also learning from you. These courses have taken me months to build. As a reader or learner, this is the time (the time I spent working on the course and content) you save. The time saved for you will be in years.


I’ve enabled many CAPMs, who have used my book, I Want To Be A CAPM. In addition to CAPMs, my courses and books have enabled many PMPs, ACPs and RMPs.

When you purchase the courses, I’m also involved with you throughout your journey. Many providers can’t do that, because they don’t have the subject matter understanding. They are merely course aggregators.

For these two new courses, I've informed the goals, mottos and objectives, along with the main differences. These, I believe, will help you to choose the course of your choice.

Above all, if you prepare sincerely, you have a fair and high chance to clear the CAPM exam and be a certified PMI-CAPM.

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