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PMP Exam Update for 2018 (Must Read)

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Project Management Professional (PMP), and other PMI certifications, like Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP), PMI Agile Certified Professional (ACP), PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PBA), Program Management Professional (PgMP), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP), and PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI SP) are driven by existing best practices in the profession. Since project management is developing, therefore the PMP exam also undergoes periodic changes.

PMBOK Guide 6th edition is expected to be released in September 2017, after which the PMP exam will also change. Project management practitioners from different countries, write the PMP exam questions and the PMBOK Guide, to confirm that PMP continues to be appropriate and manifests the current project management practices.

Updated PMP Exam

Although the PMP exam is not entirely based on the PMBOK Guide, it is one of the main exam reference. Some of the updates can include changes in terminology, and also coordination of process groups, tools, and techniques. Following updates may be expected in the PMBOK Guide 6th edition:

  • · A new chapter has been added concerning the role of project manager, including essential capabilities, knowledge and proficiency that are required.
  • · Two Knowledge Areas have been re-titled:

ü Time Management will be Schedule Management

ü Human Resource Management will be Resource Management

  • · All Knowledge Areas will include the following:

ü Key Concepts

ü Trends and Emergent Best Practices

ü Tailoring Matters

ü Agile/Adaptive Environments Considerations


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