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PMBOK 5th 1 year 10 months ago #15645

  • Jalal Salman
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Gents,
There are some material discussed in PMBOK 5th that are not showing in the 6th Edition.
Are these materials considered for the PMP exam even they are not published in the 6th edition?
If So, do you think that the 5th edition is still alive? or the 6th superseded and vanished the 5th?

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Jalal

PMBOK 5th 1 year 10 months ago #15648

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Hi Jalal,
Are you able to give some examples about the materials you are referring to? If you are referring to knowledge areas like Time and HR Management, they have been changed to Schedule and Resources Management respectively in PMBOK 6. Also, there are 2 processes added in PMBOK 6. Even though the exam content outline hasn't change, you will not want to miss out any updates or new terminologies in PMBOK 6. If you have studied PMBOK 5 before, you can easily transfer what you learned into PMBOK 6, however, take note of the changes even though the concept is similar. Here are some links about the changes between PMBOK 5 and 6.

www.pmi.org/certifications/types/project...mp/exam-prep/changes
www.project-management-prepcast.com/free...-pmbok-guide-changes

Hope this helps!
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PMBOK 5th 1 year 10 months ago #15651

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Hi Cynthia,
Thank you for your response. I am referring to material were in the 5th edition but are no more in the 6th edition, such like;
- Pareto diagrams,
- Delphi Technique
- Motivation theories

Rgards

PMBOK 5th 1 year 10 months ago #15653

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Jalal,

The PMP exam is NOT a test of your knowledge of the PMBOK Guide. The PMP exam tests your abilities as a project manager. PMI uses the PMBOK Guide as the primary reference book, and then it uses "others" as well. I put "others" in quotes because PMI does not state what "other" reference books they use.

That much said... even though a methodology is not in the PMBOK Guide it could still be on the exam.
Until Next Time,
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM
President, OSP International LLC
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