Project Management Institute

PMP® Exam Updates

Supercharge Your Skills and Work Smarter with the New PMP Certification

The PMP remains the leading project management certification around the globe and across industries. Now it can unlock your competitive edge and prove you work smarter.

Take the PMP® certification exam at home or in your office. Learn more about the online proctored exam.

Online Proctored Testing

About the New PMP Exam

We gathered feedback from leaders and practitioners around the world. The PMP exam has evolved to meet today’s demands of the profession, organizations and you. It focuses on three domains you need to gain a competitive edge and prove you work smarter:

  1. PEOPLE – emphasizing the soft skills you need to effectively lead a project team in today's changing environment

  2. PROCESS – reinforcing the technical aspects of successfully managing projects

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

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

The 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 exam by reviewing the Exam Content Outline below—available in different languages.

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PMP Exam Content Outline

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