2018 PMP Exam Change

In September 2017, the Project Management Institute (PMI) released the sixth edition of “A Guide To The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide” for Project Management Professional. To reflect the newest edition of the PMBOK, PMI has updated the PMP exam. The PMP exam change to include the new PMBOK information will go into effect on March 26, 2018. 

What Changes?

While exact details of the how the 2018 PMP exam change will affect the exam preparation is unknown to the public at this time, it is known why PMI made the changes. With the update to the PMBOK guide it was necessary to change the exam as well. The new exam will unify the tools, methods, and process groups of the PMBOK version 6 with the exam. The new exam will also blend the language and phrasing used in the PMBOK with the exam in order to rectify possible issues of confusion over differing terminology.

Known changes of the PMBOK that may affect the exam:

  • Renamed Knowledge Areas
    • Schedule Management – previously Time Management
    • Resource Management – previously Human Resource Management
  • New project manager role chapter
  • Knowledge Areas have new sections
    • Concepts
    • New project management practices
    • Attention to project tailoring
    • Applying adaptive or agile environments

What Does Not Change?

While the PMP exam change will affect the items mentioned above, PMI has stated that it will not change the PMP exam content outline. The new exam will reflect the changes to the vocabulary and the addition of the new sections in the PMBOK 6th edition and evaluate PMP candidates on the knowledge and skills of the previous exams in the following format:

  • Initiating – 11%
  • Planning – 23%
  • Executing – 26%
  • Control & Monitor – 21%
  • Closing – 9%

Candidates must still correctly answer at least 61% of the 200 multiple choice questions in order to receive a passing score on the exam. The exam will continue to be administered over a 4-hour period by Prometric authorized test centers.

 

PMP Training at Phoenix TS

Certified trainers began teaching the newest version of the PMP content at Phoenix TS is 2018. You can learn more about what Project Management Professional training at Phoenix TS includes here or by contacting the center at 240-667-7757

Take a Look At Our Upcoming PMP Training Schedule

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PMP Training and Certification Boot Camp 04/02/18 – 04/06/18,
5 days,
8:30AM – 4:30PM
Tysons Corner, VA

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PMP Training and Certification Boot Camp 04/02/18 – 04/06/18,
5 days,
8:30AM – 4:30PM
Columbia, MD

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PMP Training and Certification Boot Camp 04/23/18 – 04/27/18,
5 days,
8:30AM – 4:30PM
Columbia, MD

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PMP Training and Certification Boot Camp 04/23/18 – 04/27/18,
5 days,
8:30AM – 4:30PM
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PMP Training and Certification Boot Camp 06/04/18 – 06/08/18,
5 days,
8:30AM – 4:30PM
Columbia, MD

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PMP Training and Certification Boot Camp 06/04/18 – 06/08/18,
5 days,
8:30AM – 4:30PM
Online

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PMP Training and Certification Boot Camp 06/04/18 – 06/08/18,
5 days,
8:30AM – 4:30PM
Tysons Corner, VA

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PMP Training and Certification Boot Camp 06/25/18 – 06/29/18,
5 days,
8:30AM – 4:30PM
San Diego, CA

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PMP Training and Certification Boot Camp 07/09/18 – 07/13/18,
5 days,
8:30AM – 4:30PM
Fort Carson, CO

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PMP Training and Certification Boot Camp 07/16/18 – 07/20/18,
5 days,
8:30AM – 4:30PM
Fort Gordon, GA

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PMP Training and Certification Boot Camp 08/06/18 – 08/10/18,
5 days,
8:30AM – 4:30PM
Tysons Corner, VA

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PMP Training and Certification Boot Camp 09/10/18 – 09/14/18,
5 days,
8:30AM – 4:30PM
Columbia, MD

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PMP Training and Certification Boot Camp 09/10/18 – 09/14/18,
5 days,
8:30AM – 4:30PM
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PMP Training and Certification Boot Camp 09/17/18 – 09/21/18,
5 days,
8:30AM – 4:30PM
San Diego, CA

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PMP Training and Certification Boot Camp 10/15/18 – 10/19/18,
5 days,
8:30AM – 4:30PM
Tysons Corner, VA

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PMP Training and Certification Boot Camp 10/22/18 – 10/26/18,
5 days,
8:30AM – 4:30PM
Fort Gordon, GA

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PMP Training and Certification Boot Camp 11/05/18 – 11/09/18,
5 days,
8:30AM – 4:30PM
Fort Carson, CO

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PMP Training and Certification Boot Camp 12/03/18 – 12/07/18,
5 days,
8:30AM – 4:30PM
Columbia, MD

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PMP Training and Certification Boot Camp 12/03/18 – 12/07/18,
5 days,
8:30AM – 4:30PM
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PMP Training and Certification Boot Camp 12/17/18 – 12/21/18,
5 days,
8:30AM – 4:30PM
Tysons Corner, VA

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PMP Training and Certification Boot Camp 12/17/18 – 12/21/18,
5 days,
8:30AM – 4:30PM
San Diego, CA

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