Q Should a person should do their CAPM first if they don’t have their hours for the PMP?
A First, have a fresh look at your experience. Even if you are not formally labeled a PM, you may qualify as having managed some “temporary endeavours”. If still insufficient hours and you have not yet taken our course, some of us advise against the CAPM if you will have enough PMP hours within six months. If you have taken the course, then I advise writing the CAPM now as you’ll forget the content that you are not using.
I suspect the growth in number of the CAPM has disappointed PMI. There are 17,000 CAPMs compared to 468,000 PMPs.