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Is PMI ACP content also changing with PMBoK 6th edition release? 2 years 3 months ago #11593

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Hi All,

I just completed my PMP last week and now plan to prepare for the PMI ACP exam. Is PMI ACP content also changing with PMBoK 6th edition release? How will this impact the books out there for ACP exam preparation?
Please confirm.
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Sandeep

Is PMI ACP content also changing with PMBoK 6th edition release? 2 years 3 months ago #11621

  • Stan Po, MBA, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM
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Dear Sandeep,

First of all, congratulations on passing your exam!

As for the PMI-ACP exam, there is no correlation between the PMBOK® Guide and the PMI-ACP exam. The PMI-ACP exam is not based on the PMBOK® Guide. Rather, it's based on the twelve books which have been selected by the PMI as the reference source to develop their PMI-ACP exam.

However, according to the information on the PMI website, The Agile Practice Guide is planned to be released on Sep 6th this year, and the exam will be updated subsequently in Q1 2018. You may want to check the PMI website for more details:
www.pmi.org/update-center/publication-exam-updates
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Stan
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Is PMI ACP content also changing with PMBoK 6th edition release? 2 years 3 months ago #11682

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Thanks Stan!

I am a bit confused if I should appear for the ACP exam this year or should I wait till the new exam content is available and exams are updated? If you can provide any guidance that would be very helpful.

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Sandeep

Is PMI ACP content also changing with PMBoK 6th edition release? 2 years 3 months ago #11691

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Hi Sandeep,

It would be irresponsible from my side to advise you on when to take your exam. Every situation is unique. It should be your decision depending on your personal circumstances. I suggest you read through our forums and see what people say about the exam. Now you have lessons learned available from the people who already took their exam which is still based on the current exam outline. Having lessons learned from the current exam is beneficial for your preparation. After the exam changes, it's obvious that it will take some time until the number of lessons learned posted about the new exam will be the same (or similar) to the number of lessons learned posted for the current exam. So if you are not in a rush or you don't have enough time to get ready for the exam before it changes, you can wait until the exam changes. If you want to take advantage of the current lessons learned and you think you will be able to get ready for the exam before it changes, you may consider to take it now. Again, it's a highly subjective decision which only you can make for yourself.

Hope it helps.
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Stan
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