New PMP Training Packages Released for PMBOK Guide Sixth Edition

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 what we have learned and our recommendations for studying:

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 now in 2019 you can now order the latest  PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition on the PMI website or on Amazon.

What changed in the PMBOK Guide Sixth Edition? Watch this video:

Does this mean that I will have and “old” PMP certificate ?

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 PM Champion’s study material based on?

The new PMP video trainings, PMP Exam Simulator and the new PMP Formulas Guides are based on PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition. We are excited about this update because this new version marks a major step up in quality for our trainings. To name just two improvements:

  • The visual experience for the students is much more pleasant because the presentation template was redesigned and now also includes professionally shot images
  • The main modules will include a series of self-assessment questions (PDF format) allowing the students to test their understanding of each Knowledge Area.