What is the Release Date of the New Exam?
All PMI® credential examinations taken on or after August 31st, 2011.
Is this New Exam a Result of Changes to The PMBOK® Guide?
No. Exam takers should continue to reference A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge—Fourth Edition (2008) until a new PMBOK® Guide is released, sometime in 2012.
Will There Be Significant Differences Between the Existing Exam and the New One?
Yes. According to PMI, approximately 30% of the PMP exam content will change as a result of new or substantial changes to reflect the project manager's role as defined by the recent study. Changes to the exam will be implemented through existing items being updated as appropriate, new examination items being developed to meet these requirements, and old items that do not meet the criteria being retired.
Be prepared for changes, specifically in the Professional and Social Responsibility content on the examination.
Will There Be Changes to the Eligibility Criteria, Application Process, or Passing Score?
According to PMI, the education and experience requirements that define the eligibility for the existing PMP examination remain appropriate and will not be changed. However, PMI did not address changes to the passing score in its communication with the REP community. If you have heard differently or have documentation that this is not the case, please contact the VP of Education for this Chapter.
What Am I Supposed to Do Now?
Although PMI is planning on changing approximately 30% of the PMP® examination, these changes will NOT be effective until August 31st of 2011. Therefore, any students planning to sit for the exam before August 31st of 2011 must continue to use currently available, non-updated materials.
What will the Chapter do to assist members?
The Chapter is in process of setting up an Education Committee. This committee will be reviewing our current materials used during our PMP Prep Exam courses. This material will be adjusted accordingly for future exam prep courses.