The PMP Exam Update 2021

The updated PMP® exam
Details of the new (2021) PMP exam content outline is here. The Content Outline consists of the following three Exam Domains;

  • 42% PEOPLE
    • emphasizing the skills and activities associated with effectively leading a project team
  • 50% PROCESS
    • reinforcing the technical aspects of managing a project
  • 8% BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
    • highlighting the connection between projects and organization strategy

Below is a video of a webinar, discussing all the new PMP exam changes.

Don’t have time to watch the video? Continue reading below for more information.

Growth of Agile
Growth of Agile - PMP 2021 update

The format of the PMP Exam:

  • 180 questions (the previous exam was 200) but the same number of questions will be scored
  • 230 minutes (3 hrs 50 mins) to complete the exam
  • One additional break for a total of two 10-minute breaks.
  • Questions will be a combination of multiple-choice, multiple responses, matching, hotspot and limited fill-in-the-blank.

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam has been updated to ensure it reflects up-to-date practices and equips project managers with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in today’s modern project environments.

PMP® exam – what has not changed:

  • World’s leading Project Management credential
  • 1m+ certification holders worldwide across >200 countries​
  • Minimum prerequisite for working at the experienced practitioner level in many roles and industries​
  • Indicates a solid foundation of readily applicable and current project management knowledge
  • Exam outline is based on a detailed​ Job Task Analysis, refreshed every 5-7 years.​
  • Pearson VUE hosted exam;​
    • Examination Centre​
    • Online Proctored​
    • Paper based (rare)​
  • Valid for three years ​
  • 60 Professional Development Units (PDUs) every three years
  • PMP Exam Eligibility​ has not changed

If you’d like to complete your PMP exam preparation training with us, you can find further details here of our upcoming courses. Or if you’d like more information on the updated exam content outline, further details can be found on the PMI website here

Pearson VUE Testing centres in NZ who offer the PMP® exam

Best of luck with your certifications and your projects!

Mike Roberts

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