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TOPIC: Exam preparation for exams after 31st Aug 2011

Exam preparation for exams after 31st Aug 2011 5 years 4 months ago #2342

  • Milind Vakil
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I am planning to take PMP exam after 31st August (sometime in September/October this year). As I understand, there will be new exam format based on PMBOK 5th edition. I wanted to know if there should be any change in the books that need to be studied because of the 5th edition. I am planning to by Rita and Head first PMP (both based on 4th edition PMBOK).

Does anyone know if 5th edition for these (or other) PMP books will be launched and should I defer buying books till then ?

Re:Exam preparation for exams after 31st Aug 2011 5 years 4 months ago #2344

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Milind,

First of all: Yes, the exam is changing, but NO the PMBOK Guide is not changing. The current PMBOK Guide 4th edition is valid until December 31st 2012.

Please read the following articles for details on the exam change:

www.cornelius-fichtner.com/index.php/pmp...t-this-means-for-you

www.cornelius-fichtner.com/index.php/pmp...failed-your-pmp-exam

As far as the updated books go: Many authors are working on them and when you check on Amazon you will see that some have already been published (i.e. Rita 7) and others are still coming.

We ourselves offer 5 PMP exam prep products. 4 have been updated already. On August 15th we will also update our PMP exam simulator and then we are aligned with the new exam standard.
Until Next Time,
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM
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Re:Exam preparation for exams after 31st Aug 2011 5 years 3 months ago #2374

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Hello Cornelius,

Your PMP exam changes pages was really helpful and so was this post.
I wanted to know that for people who downloaded the pod-casts before the updates you are performing, will there be updated pod-casts available?

Also, if you know of a knowledge base where once can study the specific changes and attempt questions, can you please share it with us?

Thanks again for the wonderful Prepcast product!

Re:Exam preparation for exams after 31st Aug 2011 5 years 3 months ago #2375

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Saurab,

Please read this information here regarding the update from The PM PrepCast:

www.cornelius-fichtner.com/index.php/pmp...2011-pmp-exam-update

As far as the changes go, my recommendation is for you to study the PMP Examination Content Outline:

www.pmi.org/Certification/Project-Manage...%20Outline_2010.ashx

And in regards to taking questions I recommend our PM Exam Simulator, which will be updated to the new specifications on August 16th:

www.pm-exam-simulator.com
Until Next Time,
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM
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Re:Exam preparation for exams after 31st Aug 2011 5 years 3 months ago #2376

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Thank You Cornelius!

Re:Exam preparation for exams after 31st Aug 2011 5 years 3 months ago #2397

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Thanks!

Re:Exam preparation for exams after 31st Aug 2011 5 years 3 months ago #2402

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Hi,
I recently purchased your PM Prep-Cast package. I'd like to know what chapters/contents you updated in this package.
Thank you,
Phillips

Re:Exam preparation for exams after 31st Aug 2011 5 years 3 months ago #2423

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Philips,

Please see here for PM PrepCast updates:

www.cornelius-fichtner.com/index.php/pmp...2011-pmp-exam-update
Until Next Time,
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM
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