The PMP® and the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® qualifications are based on the same syllabus, which is the Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013. Hence, the knowledge base for both the credentials is the same. However, the CAPM® certification exam is structured as an entry level exam for PMP®.
The PMP exam is based on the PMP Examination Specification, which describes tasks out of five performance domains:
The exam consists of 200 multiple choice questions written against this specification.
Mapped to these five process groups are ten project management Knowledge Areas: