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PMP Exam Update 2020 4 months 2 weeks 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 4 months 2 weeks 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 4 months 2 weeks 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 4 months 1 week 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 4 months 1 week 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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PMP Exam Update 2020 4 months 5 days ago #18483

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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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PMP Exam Update 2020 2 months 3 weeks ago #18825

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Hi Cornelius,

I wonder if you could help on the following questions

1. Since the PMP will be structured on 50% adaptive and 50% predictive starting June, will PMI cancel PMI-ACP? Otherwise, won't PMI-ACP become redundant?
2. If I want to apply for PMP, can I use experience gained on Agile projects management for my application? Or do I have to stick with predictive?
3. Will PgMP and PfMP get updated as well in June?

Thank you in advance.

PMP Exam Update 2020 2 months 3 weeks ago #18830

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Sergiu,

1. No. PMI will not retire the PMI-ACP. The PMP exam is still the "dominant" certification for PROJECT MANAGERS in the world, whereas PMI-ACP is focusing on agile PRACTITIONERS and not specifically the PM.
2. Yes, you can 'mix and match'. PMI requires you to submit experience hours, but they don't worry about the PM approach that was used. So both agile and predictive are OK for your PMP application.
3. No updates for PgMP and PfMP have been announced.
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PMP Exam Update 2020 1 month 1 week ago #19297

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Thanks for the info Cornelius.

Just to clarify on your response to Tania. Is it accurate to say the December date in the exerpt below can be changed to June 2020?

Do I have to read The Agile Practice Guide in order to prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam and how many questions on Agile topics should I expect?

The Answer to this question depends on WHEN you are planning to take your exam...

You are taking your exam on or before 15 December 2019
The short answer is: We recommend that you read The Agile Practice Guide at least once but you don't have to go into it deep. You should not expect too many questions on Agile topics on the exam.
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