On May 4, 2015
How the PMP exam will change? The five domains of practice (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, closing) remain the same. However, tasks within these domains will be modified, added, or removed. At this moment, PMI says that the new exam outline is still in the draft mode, so changes are still possible. The final version is expected to be published in June 2015.
Increased number of tasks
You can check all details in the new PMP Exam Content Outline 2015 here. First observations are that there will be 42 tasks instead of 37 – 3 in Initiating the project, 1 in Planning, 2 in both Executing and Monitoring & Controlling, and no new tasks in Closing the project. Additionally, a higher emphasis will be put on stakeholders and communication, and a separation of management plans from work-level plans will be clearer.
Current PMP Outline active till 1 November
The current exam, corresponding to the existing exam content outline, will be active until 1 November 2015. After this date, the “old” version will not be administered. The same schedule will be applied to all language aids.
- New Exam Content Outline: http://www.pmi.org/~/media/PDF/Certifications/pmp-certification-exam-outline.ashx
- Current Exam Content Outline: http://www.pmi.org/~/media/PDF/Certifications/PMP%20Examination%20Content%20Outline_2010.ashx
- PMI’s information on changes: http://www.pmi.org/certification/exam-changes/pmp.aspx