PMP® Exam Outline Changes! What do PM Experts Recommend?
PMP® Exam Outline Changes from 16th December 2019! What do PM Experts Recommend?
The scope and extent of project management are changing and so are the certifications related to project management. In the latest advancement, (PMI®) has announced changes to the Project Management Professional (PMP®) examination. From 16th December 2019, the PMP Exam is going to change. PMI has already released the new exam content structure. Anyone taking the examination from 16th December onwards will have to adjust their preparations based on the new exam Content.
In this article, we will discuss what experts have to say on the matter of taking up the new PMP examination. Based on the answers received by the experts, we have identified three stages of PMP examination preparation that we will represent in the form of scenarios and what should be the most feasible action at the time.
Scenario 1: You have been preparing for the PMP examination and have taken PMP training as well
If you have done all the preparations, the best time to take the examination would be ‘Now’. You would have made a sizable investment in taking up the certification training. Waiting till December will cost you both in time and in financial investment. Also, you would have put in a lot of efforts into the preparation and it is not prudent to let all the efforts go to waste.
Taking up examination now will give you ample time to re-take the examination if you are not able to clear the examination in the 1st attempt. You will also be able to take up the 2nd attempt if needed.
Scenario 2: You have been preparing for PMP examination on your own but have not taken PMP certification training.
Preparation for PMP may take a considerable amount of time. If you have been preparing but have not taken up PMP training, it is still advisable to take the exam before December 15th. This is if you take PMP training before 15th October. You can take the PMP exam even if you take up the training post-October, but you will have a very narrow window to clear the PMP exam.
Scenario 3: If you are planning to take up the certification but have not started preparing for it
PMP certification exam is one of the most difficult examinations and will require substantial preparation even before you take up the training. If you are planning to take the certification but have not started to prepare for it, taking the examination after 16th December would be the best foot forward.
Experts recommend at least 2 to 3 months of preparation before taking up PMP training and at least 15 to 30 days of preparation after training. In addition to this, it is advisable to read the PMBOK V6 Guide at least twice before taking up the PMP certification exam. Beginning preparation now will land you very close to the PMP exam change date and you might not get the change to take up the examination. However, you can start your preparation on a lighter note.
Scenario 4: If you alrea""
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