Category: Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam using A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)

2018 PMP® Exam Update and The PM PrepCast / The PM Exam Simulator

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If you are preparing for The Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam, then you are probably aware that the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition was published in September 2017 and that the Project Management Institute (PMI)® is changing The PMP Exam on March 26, 2018 .

We identified what this means for our exam prep material and have started the update: We are completely redeveloping The PM PrepCast. We are updating all questions in the PMP and CAPM Exam Simulator. We are updating The PM Formula Study guide with the latest formulas.

Here is our FAQ and project status update:

Update Status Overview

Product Update Status
The PM PrepCast Sixth Edition Update in progress
The PM Exam Simulator Sixth Edition Update in progress
The PM Formulas Sixth Edition Update in progress

PM PrepCast Update Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are you updating The PM PrepCast?

    Yes we are. A team of certified project management professionals is completely rewriting all 120 lessons. These will be recorded and published as The PM PrepCast Sixth Edition.

  • Will I get a free or discounted upgrade to The PM PrepCast Sixth Edition?

    Students who purchased The PM PrepCast Fifth Edition in 2018 and who have not yet passed their exam on March 26, 2018 will receive a free upgrade. Everyone else will have to pay an upgrade fee that is dependent on the original purchase date. In a nutshell: The longer ago you purchased it the more you have to pay. Please see our upgrade page for all the details

  • I have already passed my PMP exam... can I get a free or discounted upgrade too?

    Sorry. No. The upgrade is only for those who have not yet passed their PMP exam.

  • I purchased an old version of The PM PrepCast (Third or Fourth Edition) and have not yet passed my exam... can I get a free or discounted upgrade please?

    Sorry. No. Only current students who have a license to the current PrepCast Fifth Edition can get a free or discounted upgrade.

  • When will The PM PrepCast Sixth Edition be released?

    It is expected in February 2018.

  • I thought that when I purchased The PM PrepCast I would receive upgrades 'for life'?

    That is an unfortunate misconception. As part of your purchase of The PM PrepCast Third, Fourth or Fifth Edition you accepted the OSP International LLC Terms & Conditions, which you can find at http://www.osp-international.com/tc. You will see that section 2.1.6 states "Purchase of The PM PrepCast does not constitute a perpetual license to the product. Consequentially, customers of a previous version of The PM PrepCast do not have the right to receive a free or discounted upgrade to the current version of The PM PrepCast."

PM Exam Simulator Update Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are you updating The PM Exam Simulator?

    Yes. We are updating both questions and software of The PMP Exam Simulator and CAPM Exam Simulator to reflect the changes coming to the exams in 2018. These questions will be made available as The PM Exam Simulator Sixth Edition.

  • When will The PM Exam Simulator Sixth Edition be available?

    It is expected in February 2018.

  • Who will receive a free upgrade to The PMP Exam Simulator Sixth Edition?

    Everyone who has a paid subscription to The PMP Exam Simulator on March 26, 2018 will automatically receive an upgrade to The Sixth Edition.

  • Who will receive a free upgrade to The CAPM Exam Simulator Sixth Edition?

    PMI has not yet disclosed when the CAPM exam will be updated. Even so, everyone who has a paid subscription to The CAPM Exam Simulator on the day when the exam changes will automatically receive an upgrade to The Sixth Edition.

PMP Exam Formulas Update Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are you updating The PMP Exam Formula Study Guide?

    Yes. The new guide will be made available as The PM Formulas Sixth Edition.

  • When will The PM Formulas Sixth Edition be available?

    It is expected in February 2018.

  • Who will receive a free upgrade to The PM Formulas Sixth Edition?

    Everyone who has purchased The PM Formulas Fifth Edition after September 1, 2017 can download the Sixth Edition within half a year after publication. Simply locate the "Thanks for your order" email that contains your username/password to the "Online Member Gateway". Then login to the gateway to download your copy. Write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you cannot find the email or access information.

Project Status Update

Date Status Update
2017-11-05

Exam 1 of the PM Exam Simulator has been updated for the new exam and we are well into working on exam 2.

2017-10-18

We are testing our new Learning Management System (LMS) from where students will be able to access The PM PrepCast lessons online

2017-10-15

The first lessons of the Sixth Edition PrepCast have been recorded.

2017-10-10

The Formulas team has defined their approach and is starting the update

2017-09-01

The PrepCast team is working on updating the first lessons.

2017-09-06

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition is published

2017-09-01

The Exam Simulator team is starting to update PMP questions to Sixth Edition.

2017 June to August

The project team spends the next months planning, organizing and understanding all the various moving parts of the training products that need to be updated to the Sixth Edition

2017-05-15 Project team meets in Tucson for the project kick-off.

OSP INTERNATIONAL LLC
OSP INTERNATIONAL LLC
Training for Project Management Professional (PMP)®, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®, and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®

The PMP Exam is Changing in 2018
Simona and Cornelius
Free Interview - Listen Now

This interview with Simona Fallavollita (LinkedIn Profile) was recorded at the magnificient Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Conference 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. We discuss the how, what, why and when of the changes that are coming to the PMP exam.

Thank you!
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM