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A new study guide to support candidates taking APM’s Project Fundamentals Qualification has gone on sale.

Introductory Certificate: The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification Study Guide has been specially written to reflect the syllabus, learning outcomes and assessment criteria aligned to the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition

The new guide has several advantages for those taking the exam. These include:

  • a logical approach with learning outcomes, as well as some of assessment criteria, grouped together roughly in line with the stages of a project;
  • a clearly defined set of learning objectives at the start of each section;
  • a clear set of project management definitions based on the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition;
  • a developing case study, based  on the fictional BikeWeb company, designed to bring the project theory to life;
  • a number of learning exercises to help candidates apply what they’ve learnt.

The guide also includes exam tips and advice, 60 sample questions and a glossary of APM terms.

The updated guide replaces Starting Out in Project Management as APM’s official text book for the introductory qualification. Starting Out, based on APM Body of Knowledge 5th edition, is still available as a useful reference text for anyone starting out in the discipline.

Authors John Bolton and Paul Naybour, who also wrote APMP: The APM Project Management Qualification Study Guide , said:

“We have tried to write it with the reader in mind, in a matter-of-fact way, but also in an accessible way through numerous figures, examples, teaser questions and representative multiple choice questions. We’ve also included a story to help put some of the theory into context so you can see how it might work in practice.”

To buy the guide or learn more about APM publishing please visit

A 10% discount is available to APM members.

Readers of this publication may also be interested in APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition.


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