PMP® exam is changing in 2016

PMP® exam is changing in 2016

Update: The PMP exam update has moved to 11 January 2016 to allow all stakeholders adequate time to prepare for this change.

What this means

A recently completed Role Delineation Study (RDS) provided an updated description of the project management professional role. Research included a large-scale survey of global Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification holders to validate updates to domains, tasks, knowledge, and skills. The RDS captures perspectives of project management practitioners from all industries, work settings, and regions. It serves as the foundation for the PMP exam and ensures its validity and relevance.


How the PMP® is affected

The five domains of practice for the PMP remain the same. However, tasks within each domain have been modified, added, or removed.

To view all the changes in detail, see the Exam Content Outline.

Exam Content Outline is final.

Here’s an overview of the newly added content:


Domain 1 Initiating the Project  – 3 tasks added – task 2, task 7, task 8


Domain 2 Planning the Project  –  1 task added – task 13


Domain 3 Executing the Project  –  2 tasks added – task 6, task 7


Domain 4 Monitoring and controlling the project  –  2 tasks added – task 6, task 7


Domain 5 Closing the project  –  No new tasks added


Important Dates

11 January 2016 Last day to test under current version of PMP exam.

1 Comment
  • Posted at 5:41 am, April 12, 2017

    PMP exam syllabus and pattern changes every year and all the candidates who are planning to take the examination should take a close look at this. Blogs like these help in keeping the information up to date.

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