2018 Exam Changes

Project Management Professional (PMP)®

26 March 2018

  • Updated to align with new terminology from PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition
  • Current exam content outline remains relevant
  • May include agile approaches and how they integrate with traditional project management 

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®

21 May 2018

  • New exam based on PMBOK Guide® – Sixth Edition
  • Includes agile approaches and how they integrate with traditional project management
  • New exam content outline is available

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

26 March 2018

  • Updated to align terminology with new Agile Practice Guide
  • Current exam content outline remains relevant
  • Exam and Exam Guidance tools now available in five additional languages: Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish

Program Management Professional (PgMP)®

25 June 2018

  • Updated to align terminology with The Standard for Program Management – Fourth Edition
  • Current exam content outline remains relevant

PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)®

25 June 2018

  • Updated to align terminology with new The PMI Guide to Business Analysis
  • Current exam content outline remains relevant

Why Certification Exams Change

Exam updates help keep our certifications current with the evolving state of the project management profession. We update them in two circumstances: 

  • When we release a new exam content outline, which details the critical tasks and knowledge areas tested in the exam. 
  • When there is an update to an existing standard, or when a new PMI publication is added to a certification’s reference list. This ensures the questions align with any new terminology.

In either case, the questions are written by active project management professionals and reflect the latest information and best practices in our global profession.