10 Facts about PMP® Exam Changes Taking Effect December 16, 2019

After incorporating changes from the Sixth Edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is taking a step into the future of Project Management best practices with a revision to the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Examination.  Here is a breakdown of the exam, according to PMI:

  1. To earn the PMP credential, you need to meet the experience and education requirements and pass the PMP Exam, a 200-question, multiple-choice test.
  2. PMP certification begins on the day you pass the exam and ends on the third anniversary of the day you passed the exam. Before you can renew your three-year certification, you must earn 60 Professional Development Units (PDUs).  Failure to do so will result in a one-year suspension of your PMP credential.
  3. The last day to take the current PMP Exam will be December 15, 2019.
  4. All PMP certification exams worldwide (except China) will be transitioning to the vendor Pearson VUE. For details, visit PMI.org – Exam Vendor.
  5. The recent publication of the new PMP® Examination Content Outline (ECO), describes the knowledge that will be tested in the new exam.
  6. Instead of the role delineation study that formed the based for the current domains, the newly-released ECO is based on a job task analysis and is organized by new domains that are aligned to real-life practices: People, Process and Business Environment.
  7. Each of the new domains has associated tasks, and each task has associated enablers.
  8. The weight of the new domains on the new exam is People 42%, Process 50%, and Business Environment 8%.
  9. The current test focuses on waterfall methodology, whereas the new test will split the focus between waterfall and agile.
  10. The new exam will give equal coverage to predictive and agile/hybrid approaches to project management.

Management Concepts is your best option for getting certified before the new PMP Exam changes take effect. Our subject-matter-experts are updating our existing curriculum so that we continue to provide measurably better preparation for the new PMP Exam.

We currently have several PMP® Exam Prep Boot Camp sessions scheduled in the next few months at our Tysons Corner, VA headquarters and our Washington, DC training facility that you can attend in-person or remotely, as well as virtual training options.

Note: PMP®and PMBOK® Guide are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Written by:
Natalie Komitsky
Leadership & Management
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