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TOPIC: Does old PMP Prepcast expire after Jult, 31st?

Does old PMP Prepcast expire after Jult, 31st? 3 years 4 months ago #3556

  • Riccardo Ceragioli
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Hi,

I purchased the course a couple of years ago and I'm going to take the 35h certificate, but I'm not sure I can do it before July, 31st.

Can I do it after that date? Will the old PMP Prepcast "expire" after the end of July?

thanks in advance!

Riccardo

Does old PMP Prepcast expire after Jult, 31st? 3 years 4 months ago #3559

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Riccardo,

The "old" PM PrepCast "expires" on July 31st in the sense that you should no longer use it to prepare for your PMP exam. This is because that version is based on PMBOK 4 and after July 31st the exam will be based on PMBOK 5. So if you want to properly prepare for the exam after July 31st, then you should buy and use the new prepcast.

However, the 35 Contact Hours that you have earned by watching The "old" PM PrepCast are still valid. Contact hours never expire. So purely theoretically you could watch the "old" PrepCast and still take the "new" exam. But I cannot say how successful you will be, because the PMBOK Guide has changed quite a bit.

Please read this article here where I give suggestions on how to "upgrade" yourself to the new exam: www.project-management-prepcast.com/inde...ok-guide-5th-edition
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Does old PMP Prepcast expire after Jult, 31st? 3 years 4 months ago #3632

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Cornelius,

I've just received an email from PMPrepcast saying that the "old" lessons will be shut down on Aug, 15th.

I understood from you previous reply to my original post that this should have not happened...

Anyway, my question is: will you shut down only the old lessons or the old exam also? I'm almost there, but Aug, 15th may be a too close deadline...

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Riccardo

Does old PMP Prepcast expire after Jult, 31st? 3 years 4 months ago #3636

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Riccardo,

You are asking about two things that are quite different:

1.) PrepCast Final Exam: This will continue to be available to you. So you can take the Final Exam for the "old" PrepCast anytime in the future and earn your 35 Contact Hours.

2.) Using the "old" PrepCast for the "real" PMP Exam: DON'T!!! As of yesterday the PMP exam is based on the PMBOK Guide 5th Edition, but The "old" PM PrepCast is based on the 4th edition. This means that you can NOT use the "old" PrepCast to prepare for your PMP exam.
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