Project Management Institute

PMP® Exam Updates

The PMP® Certification Exam Has Changed

The new version of the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam launched on 2 January 2021. Read below to find out what’s changing.

The PMP® certification exam can be completed in your home or office. Learn more about the online proctored exam.

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Project Professionals are Evolving—and so is the PMP® certification exam

Project management professionals need more diverse skills and approaches than ever before. The Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam will change on 2 January 2021 to meet those needs and will focus on three new domains:

  1. PEOPLE – emphasizing the skills and activities associated with effectively leading a project team

  2. PROCESS – reinforcing the technical aspects of managing a project

  3. BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT – highlighting the connection between projects and organization strategy

Content that spans the value delivery spectrum, including predictive, agile and hybrid approaches, will be included across the three exam domains. 

The new exam is comprised of:
  • 180 questions (the previous exam was 200) but the same number of questions will be scored
  • 230 minutes to complete the exam
  • One additional break for a total of two 10-minute breaks for computer-based tests. No scheduled breaks for paper-based exams.
  • Questions will be a combination of multiple-choice, multiple responses, matching, hotspot and limited fill-in-the-blank. See prototype questions to learn more.

Learn more about the new exam by reviewing the updated exam content outline below—available in different languages.

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2021 PMP Exam Content Outlines

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