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PMP Exam Update 2020 3 weeks 1 day ago #18395

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The Project Management Institute (PMI)® announced that a change is coming to The Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam. To summarize the events: A new PMP® Examination Content outline was published in June of 2019, and this new outline will be the basis for updating the PMP exam. Originally, PMI had planned to implement this change in December 2019, but later on, decided to move/postpone the date to give everyone more time to prepare.

The new dates for the change are as follows:
  • 30 June 2020: The last day you can take the current version of the PMP exam
  • 1 July 2020: The first day to take the new version of the PMP exam.

For all the details on this change please read the following article:

The PMP Exam is Changing on 1 July 2020

If you have any questions that are not addressed in the article, please ask them here. I will give you an answer and update the article accordingly.
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PMP Exam Update 2020 2 weeks 6 days ago #18405

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Thanks Cornelius. However, when I checked the PMI website, it still shows that 15th Dec 2019 is the last day to take the exam in the current format. Please see the screenshot attached. Could it be that PMI is yet to update their website?
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PMP Exam Update 2020 2 weeks 6 days ago #18406

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Pramod,

Yes. At this time, PMI has only informed its Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s) of the date change. An official, public announcement will be made in the coming days and then they will update all sections of their website.

For now, the announcement is available here www.pmi.org/update-center/certification-changes/pmp
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PMP Exam Update 2020 1 week 3 days ago #18462

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Cornelius, in your video about the updated exam, you mention that the current exam does not include any Agile material. However, in the prepcasts you recommend to read the Agile Practice Guide. Could you clarify if one needs to study it for the exam before July 1, 2020?
The second question: if the content of the exam will greatly change starting July 1, 2020, will there be a new (7th edition) of the PMBOK guide? Or what book should be used to cover additional topics?
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PMP Exam Update 2020 1 week 3 days ago #18468

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Tania,

Regarding Agile, please see this post here www.project-management-prepcast.com/kune...gile-questions#15458 -- In short: Read the Agile Practice Guide once so that you are aware of Agile and can answer 1-3 questions on your exam.

The PMBOK Guide SEVENTH edition will most likely be published on 12/31/2021. Therefore, continue using the SIXTH edition until then. PMI has yet to publish a list of additional resources. At this time, we believe that The PM PrepCast will be sufficient after July 1st 2020.
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Would you like to hear straight from PMI what the changes to the PMP exam are going to be like? No problem! Here is an interview with Sierra Hampton-Simmons who works for PMI. She has the overall responsibility for ALL PMI certifications. And she has all the answers:

Click here to listen to the interview:
traffic.libsyn.com/pmpodcast/PM_Podcast_...09_11_PMP_Update.mp3

Click here for the show-notes:
www.project-management-podcast.com/podca...nging-on-1-july-2020
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Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM
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