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Changes to the PMI PMP Exam Coming in August 2011
In 2010, the Project Management Institute (PMI) made updates to the professional role of PMPs based on their latest Role Delineation Study (RDS). While the new RDS does not affect the PMBOK Guide, there will be some changes made to the PMP credential examination, starting in August 2011.
What does this mean?
According to PMI, approximately 30% of the PMP exam content will change because the Professional and Social Responsibility content area will not be treated as a separate domain. Rather, it will be tested across all domains (initiating the project, planning the project, executing the project, monitoring and controlling the project, closing the project), adding another level of complexity to exam questions.
How will it affect PMP candidates?
This leaves potential PMP candidates with a choice as to when to take the exam to gain their PMP certification. Some individuals will prefer not to risk the additional intricacy that will be reflected in the exam questions. The last day to take the current PMP examination is 30 August 2011. Candidates who would like to take the current version of the examination should study for and schedule their examinations early to better ensure that they are able to obtain a test date before August 31, 2011. No extensions will be granted.