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  • Update on the PMP Exam Change December 15, 2019

    Michelle LaBrosse, CCPM PMP, PMI-ACP, RYT

    PMI is moving away from the PMBOK based PMP exam. It’s going to mean studying quite a bit more material.

    This is Cheetah Learning’s 7th PMP Exam change in 18 years  – and it’s the biggest one yet.

    PMI is moving away from a Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)  based approach to the PMP exam.

    It’s more like what we saw when PMI created the PMI-Agile Certified Practioner (ACP) Program.  This is a major change to the PMP exam and it will make irrelevant all the PMP exam prep material that is circulating on how to pass the PMP that just had to be updated incrementally.

    When the PMI-ACP Exam Content Outline came out – we dove into it to create our own Cheetah PMI-ACP BOK.  We are doing the same thing for this new PMP exam.  We are validating this new approach to passing the PMP exam to roll out our new PMP Exam Prep course late February 2020.

    Because this is such a significant exam change we are teaching our last PMP class for the old exam Nov 4  – 7, 2019 in Seattle, Washington to give our students sufficient time to take the exam before it changes to the very different new exam.

    Here is what PMI says about the new PMP Exam:

    From the Project Management Institute (PMI)


    Project management continues to develop in new directions, and PMP-certified leaders are at the forefront of this exciting evolution – equipped with a diverse skillset to deliver successful project outcomes with the right approach for each project.

    What is changing?

    The PMP is evolving just like the profession – and the new exam will focus on 3 new domains:

    1. PEOPLE– emphasizing the skills and activities associated with effectively leading a project team
    2. PROCESS– reinforcing the technical aspects of managing a project
    3. BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT– highlighting the connection between projects and organization strategy

    Content that spans the value spectrum, including predictive, agile and hybrid approaches, will be included across the 3 exam domains. The best way to understand what is included in the exam is to review the updated Exam Content Outline.

    If you’d be more comfortable taking the current exam format, register today for a class – www.cheetahlearning.com


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