PMI® (Project Management Institute) recently announced that the PMP® Certification Exam will change from 1st July 2020. What does it mean to the future aspirants and PMP certification exam takers? What exactly going to happen? What is not going to change? What does it mean who have already planned to take the exam before July 2020? We are attempting to answer these questions which may help some of you.
PMP® Certification Exam Change 2020
In late April 2019, the Project Management Institute (PMI) announced that the PMP®Exam will change on 1st July 2020. The exact nature of the changes will not be known until June 2019 when they release the new PMP Exam Content Outline, which indicates the percentage of questions by domain, the tasks of the project manager by domain, and the knowledge and skills associated with the project manager’s work.
Those taking the updated exam (after 30th June 2020) will need to adjust their study to accommodate changes to the exam content outline.
While ProThoughts will be fully equipped to help the participants prepare for the exam post the 1st July 2020 and we will introduce the new exam changes, it will be definitely wise to attempt the exam before 1st July 2020, as we know the exam pattern and the associated trends.
What to expect in the June 2020 update?
ProThoughts is an exclusive distributor of Rita Mulcahy Books(www.rmcls.com) and they are considered experts in the material and content. Experts from ProThoughts and Rita Mulcahy corporation feel the Exam Content Outline might be modified to suit the current exam sensibilities. For example, the outline might state that 24% of the exam questions will relate to Planning. This is just an example of the kind of information it will contain–we will not know the actual contents of the outline until June. However, as soon as we learn all the details of the changes, we will immediately update our website and begin modifying our workshops to align with the new exam outline.
What is the Exam Content Outline?
The content outline and exam are derived from the role-delineation study of project managers that is performed by PMI about every 4 years. Through this study, PMI gathers and analyzes data describing the role and work of project managers in the workplace. From the study, PMI creates the Exam Content Outline which provides the underpinnings of the certification exam. It includes the percentage of questions by domain, the tasks of the project manager by domain, and the knowledge and skills associated with the project manager’s work. This is designed to keep the PMP exam consistent with the roles and responsibilities of project managers in the workplace.
Important PMP Certification related Dates to Remember
Here are the important dates to remember. PMI has announced that a new PMP Exam Content Outline was released sometime in June of 2019. The PMP exam will change on 1st July 2020. As a R.E.P (Registered Education Provider) – Global REP Id 4032 for PMI, we strive to provide an early analysis of updates.
Last Content Outline Change
The last time PMI conducted a role delineation study that resulted in an exam change was 2015. At that time PMI estimated that approximately 25% of the exam content changed as the result of the study.
What should I do in the next 8 months till Dec 2019?
The short answer is that if you meet the eligibility criteria, we recommend you to take the exam before the Dec 2019 exam changes. ProThoughts provides PMP Success Certification program and is considered one of the best PMP programs by many in project management circles. Also, our participants who have taken the training in the past and want to appear before June 2020, ProThoughts will be coming with refresher courses to help them prepare for the current exam and clear it in the current pattern of the exam.
Project managers meeting the PMP exam qualifications are strongly encouraged to get certified before the exam changes. We recommend using ProThoughts Exam Strategy® to complete your study and taking the exam before the 1st July 2020 exam change.