The Project Management Professional (PMP)®, along with all PMI® certifications, is driven by current practices in the profession. Because project management is constantly evolving, so is the PMP® exam.
- As a result of the release of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition in September 2017, the PMP® exam will change 26 March 2018. These updates will ensure the exam content is consistent with the PMBOK® Guide.
What to Expect on the Updated Exam
Although the PMP® is not a test of the PMBOK® Guide, it is one of the primary references for the exam. Some of the updates you can expect to see surround lexicon changes and terminology used within the exam as well as harmonization of process groups, tools, and techniques.
If you are planning to take the exam and have been studying using the PMBOK® Guide 5th edition, then you will need to schedule to take your exam prior to March 26th. If you plan to take the exam after March 26th, then you should be studying using the PMBOK® Guide 6th edition.