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PMP Exam Changes

28 July 2005 - The Project Management Institute (PMI) has announced sweeping changes to the PMP Exam. These changes will go into effect on between August 29 and September 30, 2005. In October 2005, the PMI will release the revised PMP Certification Examination updated and developed according to a new
Role Delineation Study and aligned to the PMBOK Guide - Third Edition and other reference material revised since the last update of the PMBOK Guide.

Here are the updates:
The updated exam will be based on the 3rd Edition PMBOK Guide, which is almost double the length of the 2000 PMBOK Guide. This means there will be significantly more material to master. 

The percentage of questions that must be answered correctly in order to pass the exam is being raised from 68.5% to 81.7%. 

Exam takers will have up to three attempts to pass the updated exam within one year of their eligibility. 

If they do not pass the exam on their third attempt, they will be required to wait one calendar year from their last unsuccessful attempt before they may reapply.

Important dates: 
August 29, 2005 is the final day to apply with PMI to take the current version of the PMP Exam based on the 2000 PMBOK Guide. 

September 24, 2005 is the final day to take the exam based on the 2000 PMBOK Guide. 

From September 25 - 29, 2005, no exams will be administered.

On September 30, 2005, the PMP Exam will change and be based on the 3rd Edition PMBOK Guide under the new rules as mentioned earlier. outlined above. 

Individuals who take the exam before September 25, 2005 and fail will have one calendar year from the date they took the exam to re-take the exam based on the 2000 PMBOK Guide.


PMP has gained considerable credibility and value of the years with businesses acknowledging and recognizing the role of effective project management. Successful project management provides tremendous return on investment. When productivity and efficiency increase, this translates to better and more profitable performance. Project managers are therefore critical to the success of organizations.


For More on Project Management:


Project Management Certification Leading Project Management certifications - Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, CompTIA's Project+ Certification 

Project Management Resources Project management tips, links and other resources.


Project Management Training This workshop will enable you to master planning tools, management techniques, and people skills that will ensure project success.


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