Attention: the PMP exam will change as of December

Project managers wishing to certify in the world-renowned PMP certification should take note that the examination is due for a significant overhaul in December, announces PMI.

The current examination format will remain active until December 15 – the last day on which participants will be able to partake in the current version of the examination.

The PMP examination is a vital part of the activities leading to earning a professional certification, thus it is imperative that the PMP examination reflect accurately the practices of the project management practitioner.

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After that, the exam will be replaced by a new version that better aligns with new practices and trends in project management. Exam contents will be aligned according to three domains: People (42% of the test), Process (50%) and Business Environment (8%). The full details are available in a new PMP Examination Content Outline, published online in advanced by PMI.

For each of the three domains, an underlying subdivision in tasks or responsibilities is made, and for each task a series of enablers is identified.

The renewal is part of the standard process to align examination methods with reality every 3 to 5 years. PMI’s latest revamp of the PMP exam took place in 2015.