PMBOK 5th Edition News
In 2013, the Project Management Institute (PMI)® recently released the official dates for when the Project Management Professional (PMP)® and some other of its exams will be updated to the latest standards. Here is our recommendations for studying:
|Credential||Exam Updated||If you take your Exam BEFORE this date||If you take your Exam ON or AFTER this date|
|PMP®||31 July 2013||Use PMBOK® Guide 4th Edition||Use PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition|
|CAPM®||1 July 2013||Use PMBOK® Guide 4th Edition||Use PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition|
|PMI-SP®||31 August 2013||Use PMBOK® Guide 4th Edition||Use PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition|
|PMI-RMP®||31 August 2013||Use PMBOK® Guide 4th Edition||Use PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition|
|PgMP®||31 July 2013||Use PMBOK® Guide 4th Edition||Use PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition|
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge(PMBOK Guide) is a book published by the Project Management Institute (PMI), outlining a set of standard terminology and guidelines for Project Management. The PMBOK Guide was first published by the PMI as a white paper in 1983 in an attempt to document and standardize generally accepted project management information and practices. The first edition was published in 1996 followed by the second edition in 2000. In 2004, the third Edition was published with major changes from the previous editions. The fourth Edition was released on December 31, 2008.
Work on the fifth edition was completed in 2012 and you can now "back order" thePMBOK® Guide 5th Edition on the PMI Marketplace website
Does this mean that I will have and "old" PMP certificate after the "cut-off" date?
No. The current version of the PMBOK Guide has no influence over your PMP status. You can compare this to your high-school diploma. Even if you received your high-school diploma years back and the school curriculum has changed many times since then, your diploma and your status are just as valid today as they were when you finished high school.
What revision of PMBOK Guide is your Study Material based on?
Since July 7, 2013 all our study materials are based on the new PMBOK 5th Edition.
What changes have been made on the PMBOK 5th Edition?
Without going into details, here's a list of the major changes:
|PMBOK 4th Edition||PMBOK 5th Edition|
|Knowledge Area||Nb of Processes||Knowledge Area||Nb of Processes|
|Time Cost||6||Time Cost||7|
|Human Resources||4||Human Resources||4|
|Knowledge Areas||9||Knowledge Areas||10|
|Process Groups||5||Process Groups||5|