The new PMP 6th Edition Exam Update

Every 3 – 5 years, the Project Management Institute (PMI) surveys the project management profession. It decides to modify the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam when the changes gleaned from the survey seem significant enough to justify an update of the exam. This time they found a change to be justified. The new exam will be available starting 26 March 2018. This update also ensures that the exam content is aligned with the 6th edition of the PMBOK Guide that was released in September of 2017.

Click Here to View 10 Free Sample Questions for the New PMP Exam

The means by which the PMI surveys the project manager’s role is the “Role Delineation Study” (RDS). The RDS enables the PMI to study up-close at what a project manager does day-to-day.

The changes in the 6th edition include tweaks meant to improve the understanding of what elements of a project are manageable and, just as importantly, which are not. The first will help make you sharper project managers, the second will help you avoid chasing windmills (which also makes you sharper as it will help you avoid wasting time).

What’s new on the Updated PMP Exam?

First the easy part: Terminology. In order to more accurately reflect which factors can be managed and which cannot, two Knowledge Areas have been re-named:

  1. Time Management is now Schedule Management
  2. Human Resource Management is now Resource Management

Every PMP Knowledge Area now features four new sections that did not exist in the 5th edition:

  1. Key Concepts
  2. Trends and Emerging Practices
  3. Tailoring Considerations
  4. Considerations for Agile/Adaptive Environments

When will the CertBlaster for the updated PMP Exam be released?

Our development team and authors have started work on this in November of 2017. We are expecting to release our PMP 6th Edition practice tests by February 2018. The actual PMP exam comprises 200 questions and the maximum time allowed is four hours. Our practice test bank will consist of 600 questions plus exam simulations with 200 questions each.

Click Here to View 10 Free Sample Questions for the New PMP Exam

As soon as the CertBlaster for PMP becomes available we will add a link to it here.

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PMI’s Project Management Professional certificate
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