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The PMP® Exam is Changing on the 2nd of January, 2021

― Project Management Institute

The Project Management Institute (PMI)® announced that a change is coming to The Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam in January 2021. PMI® announced the decision on March 18th, 2020 to delay the PMP Exam change 6 additional months. The old date was Dec 16, 2019, then July 1, 2020, and the new date is now Jan 2, 2021.

What are the Consequences of the 2021 PMP Exam Change?

Consequence 1: The New PMP Exam is BIGGER
Our analysis of the changes shows that about 70% of the current exam is now contained within Domain II: Process, and that the other two domains – People and Business Environment – contain largely new content.

Consequence 2: Agile is a MUST
Half of the questions on the new exam will be about agile and hybrid approaches. Therefore you must have both knowledge and experience of what it’s like to work in these environments.

Consequence 3: The new PMP Exam will be Tougher
With so many new topics and methods that have been added to the exam and that you have to know about, it’s no surprise that passing the exam may be tougher.

Consequence 4: 35 Contact Hours are the MINIMUM
PMI requires that you “Verify at least 35 contact hours of specific instruction that addressed learning objectives in project management”. However, now that the exam contains about twice as much content you should expect that an in-depth exam prep course may be significantly longer.

Should I take the PMP Exam before or after the 2021 Update?


Preparing for the PMP exam takes approximately 4-8 weeks. Therefore, if you are reading this before 30 September 2020 then you have enough time to do it. If you are reading this after 30 September 2020 then it is still possible but your window of opportunity is getting smaller for this year, we have you covered either way.

Why not start the journey now
Register today & Attend our Project Management Training This September/October.

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Send your full name, company name, designation, email & phone number to or call Ernest on 09091020049, Gbenga on 09091020048 for more inquiries.

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