The Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam will change on 2 January 2021 and will focus on three new domains:

  1. PEOPLE – emphasizing the skills and activities associated with effectively leading a project team
  2. PROCESS – reinforcing the technical aspects of managing a project
  3. BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT – highlighting the connection between projects and organization strategy

Content that spans the value delivery spectrum, including predictive, agile and hybrid approaches, will be included across the three exam domains.

The new exam is comprised of:

  • 180 questions (the previous exam was 200) but the same number of questions will be scored
  • 230 minutes 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. See prototype questions to learn more

For those taking the Online Proctor Test, I would suggest the following test taking techniques:

  • Practice using the electronic white board.  You can use this site to practice
  • Since you may be taking the test at home, be sure to have a quiet room where there will be no interruptions. Practice getting yourself into the test taking mode.  From my own personal experience, I have to replicate the feeling of going to an offsite testing center so that I can truly focus on the task ahead.  If you are taking the test at home, you may want to take a walk around the neighborhood so that you can clear your mind and then take the test.