Prepare for the Updated PMP Exam

Starting 26 March 2018, the updated Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam will reflect new terminology in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, released in September 2017.

Students and chapter members will be able to take the current PMP exam (which used the PMBOK® Guide – Fifth Edition as a reference) through 25 March.

Exam Updates

The exam content outline will remain the same. However, we encourage students to look in the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition for:

  • Content on agile throughout the Guide and in an Appendix.
  • Four new sections in each Knowledge Area:
    • Key Concepts
    • Trends and Emerging Practices
    • Tailoring Considerations
    • Agile/Adaptive Environments
  • Greater emphasis on strategic and business knowledge.
  • New chapter on the role of project manager and the PMI Talent Triangle®.

Please update your curricula and training materials as needed.

Learn about the new exam


Have Questions?

PMBOK Guide 6th Edition

Students and chapter leaders can get answers to some frequently asked questions about the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition and exam changes.

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