Changes to PMP Exam - August 2011
PMI® Announces Release Date for New PMP® Exam
On October 6th of 2010, DPM was notified by The Project Management Institute (PMI) that based on an extensive Role Delineation Study, the role of the Project Manager has changed—and the PMP
As announced in PMI's October 6th communication to the Registered Education Provider (REP) Community, a new version of the PMP® exam will be placed into worldwide use for any and all PMI® credential examinations taken on or after August 31st, 2011.
No. Exam takers should continue to reference A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge—Fourth Edition (2008) until a new PMBOK® Guide is released, sometime in 2012.
Yes. According to PMI, approximately 30% of the PMP exam content will change as a result of new or substantial changes to reflect the project manager's role as defined by the recent study. Changes to the exam will be implemented through existing items being updated as appropriate, new examination items being developed to meet these requirements, and old items that do not meet the criteria being retired.
Also, certain areas of the examination will be tested in a different way because an existing domain was seen to be common across all content areas of the examination. Specifically, the Professional and Social Responsibility content area (Domain 6) will now be tested in every domain, rather than as a separate domain on the examination.
According to PMI, the education and experience requirements that define the eligibility for the existing PMP examination remain appropriate and will not be changed. However, PMI did not address changes to the passing score in its communication with the REP community.
Although PMI is planning on changing approximately 30% of the PMP® examination, these changes will NOT be effective until August 31st of 2011. Therefore, any students planning to sit for the exam before August 31st of 2011 must continue to use currently available, non-updated materials. We now have updated products, classes and e-Learning courses available in advance of the exam change. The RMC - Rita Mulcahy PMP Prep products are also now available.
If you are taking the PMP® exam prior to on or after August 31st of 2011, your options for preparation are as follows:
- Self-Study — Book, Flashcards and Exam Simulation Software
- Classroom Training — 2-Day PMP® Exam Prep