On June 24, 2015

New PMP Content Outline (June 2015)

PMP exam is changingA several weeks ago we have informed that PMI  issued a draft version of PMP Content Outline. Now PMI has published the complete Examination Content Outline. Together with the PMBOK Guide, this document is the most important source and syllabus for PMP exam.
It was updated with the cross-cutting knowledge and skills and can be found here: http://www.pmi.org/~/media/PDF/Certifications/pmp-certification-exam-outline.ashx. As PMI informs, Exam Content Outline is now final.

Role Delineation Study

The changes are results of the recently completed Role Delineation Study (RDS) which provided an updated description of the project management professional role. This research included a large-scale survey of global Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification holders. The goal was to validate the planned updates in domains, tasks, knowledge and skills. Research included project management practitioners from all industries, work settings and regions.

Planned changes

To view all the changes in detail, see the Exam Content Outline.  One of the most visible change is the increased number of tasks:

  • Initiating the Project: 3 tasks added – task 2, task 7, task 8
  • Planning the Project: 1 task added – task 13
  • Executing the Project: 2 tasks added – task 6, task 7
  • Monitoring and controlling the project: 2 tasks added – task 6, task 7
  • Closing the project: No new tasks added

Old PMP Content Outline validity

1 November is the last day to take an exam under current  version of PMP exam. After this date, this version will not be administered.


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