What you need to know about the changes to the PMP exam:
- The last date to write the PMP Exam based on the current format is on January 11, 2016 *
- After January 11, only the new exam will be administered
- While there will be no changes to the 5 domains of practice, there will be 8 additional tasks added within the existing domain areas
* The original switch-over date was scheduled for November 1, 2015. On August 14th, PMI announced that the date has moved to January 11, 2016.
What do these changes mean to you?
While it is impossible to say whether or not the changes to the PMP exam will make it easier or more difficult to pass the exam, in general the unknown carries higher risk. Our recommendation is therefore not to be among the first people to write the exam in January, but rather wait at least 4 – 6 weeks after the January 12th changes go into effect. Doing so, will allow time for PMI to make any necessary adjustments to the exam and for feedback on the exam changes to emerge.
At WCP, our first public PMP Exam Prep workshop of the New Year takes place in Mississauga beginning February 16. This class is 4 days over 4 weeks, and will not only incorporate all the exam changes, but also advice on how to navigate those changes.
For a complete list of PMP Exam Prep workshop and locations, visit our PMP Exam Prep course page