UPDATE: The Project Management Institute (PMI)® has announced that the exam change is moving to 01-July-2020:
Here is the announcement:
In June, PMI announced a significant change to the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam. Stakeholders began sharing feedback immediately and the consensus has been they feel they need more time to prepare. We are responding to this feedback with a decision to delay the PMP exam change.
The last day for candidates to take the current version of the PMP exam is now 30 June, 2020. Starting 1 July, 2020, the PMP exam will reflect the new exam content. If you have any questions about how this date change may affect you, please contact Customer Care.
Please note that while the article below has already been updated to reflect this new date, some items remain to be determined. For example, we are not yet 100% certain if we will publish the updated PrepCast on 2020-03-31 or 2020-04-30. We will be reviewing our internal schedule over the coming weeks and update this article accordingly.
Please note that the update has happened and that the information on this page may be outdated.
Please review the following forum post for the most up-to-date information about the exam upgrade:
The Project Management Institute (PMI)® announced that a change is coming to The Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam in January 2021. In this article, we explore what this means if you are currently studying for your PMP® exam. (Spoiler alert: Don't delay. Take the exam NOW!)
To learn more about this change directly from PMI®, please visit the following page [note: link to PMI page removed because PMI has unpublished this information from their website in January 2021].
And if you have any questions that are not answered anywhere, then please visit our PMP Discussion Forum where we have a dedicated discussion thread to answer any questions that you may have at this time.
Pearson VUE to replace Prometric for all PMI exams
For the last several decades the Project Management Institute (PMI)® has been using Prometric for its exams. If you wanted to pass a PMI exam then, in most cases, you needed to do so at a Prometric testing center.
This week, PMI® announced that beginning July 1st 2019 it is moving to Pearson VUE for all its certification examinations worldwide (except for China).
Is a Change Request Required for Defect Repair?
As you study for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam or even during your practice as a PMP® credentials holder, you may end up questioning if a change request is required when a defect is found in a project. That seems like a complex question but has a very simple answer – Yes. You may be wondering if that still holds true if it is a minor fix? For something that would be a small quick repair? Something you are not even sure needs to be fixed or even impacts the project? How about if the defect repair would take less time than filling out the change request form? The answer is still…Yes.
Do I Have to Read the Agile Practice Guide for the PMP® Exam?
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition is significantly different from the prior Fifth Edition in that it is published and bundled together with the Agile Practice Guide. The inclusion of this new practice guide has created some confusion around what a student should study to prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam.
How To Avoid Seven Most Common PMP® Exam Mistakes
Planning for, taking, and passing the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam can be a long and stressful journey. What better way is there to take a little stress off and help yourself prepare than to learn from those who have gone before you? Here we will look at seven of the most common mistakes identified by those who did not pass the PMP® the first time, but ultimately learned from that and made adjustments to pass on their second try. If you would also like to learn from their mistakes, keep reading.
How to Upgrade Yourself to The PMBOK Guide 6th Edition
As of March 26th, 2018 the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam will be based off of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Sixth Edition. The Project Management Institute (PMI)® will grant no exceptions. So, if you find yourself in a situation where you had been studying the PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition with the plans for taking the PMP® exam prior to March 26th, and you realize that this is just not going to happen, then you are probably wondering what to do now.
In a nutshell: You now have to study the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition because that is what you will be tested on.
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