If you’re currently preparing for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam, take note!
In June 2019, Project Management Institute (PMI) announced that there will be some notable changes to the certification exam. Essentially, this is being done to reflect the changes that the profession is going through.
To begin with, it’s important to note the following that PMI has shared:
- The PMP exam will reflect the new exam content starting on 01 July 2020.
- That means that the last day to take the current version of the exam will be on 30 June 2020.
Why is the exam changing?
Along with all other industries in our modern world, the project management profession is evolving. With this, as you know, the responsibilities of project managers are changing too, across a variety of project environments and using different project approaches.
PMI conducts research every three to five years, working with subject matter experts from leading organizations around the world, to “define the PMP of the future”.
Taking this changing landscape into consideration, the new PMP exam will focus on the following three domains:
- People (42%)
- Process (50%)
- Business environment (8%)
PMI has further shared that approximately half of the exam will represent predictive project management approaches and the other half will represent agile or hybrid approaches. The organization has stated that these approaches (predictive, agile and hybrid) will be found throughout the above-mentioned domains and are not isolated to any particular domain or task.
Download the new exam content outline
Find out more about the framework of the new exam by downloading the exam content outline here.
Scheduling your exam
PMI recommends scheduling your exam early to ensure that you’re able to select the date and location that suits you best.
Note: Most people reserve their exam date three months in advance.
You can, however, only schedule your exam date once you’ve paid for it, so it’s advisable to do so promptly. Once you open the application, you have 90 days to complete and submit it, according to PMI.
From the date of your application approval, you have one year to pass the exam. Keeping this in mind, leave sufficient time in case you need to retake the exam before your eligibility expires.
Get more info
To find out more directly from PMI, click here.
Whether you plan on taking the exam before or after July 1st 2020, we wish you everything of the best!
Note: This post was published in October 2019 with the most up-to-date information available at the time.