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If you want to certify as a PMP before the exam changes, you’ve just about got time.
I believe it takes 8-12 weeks to comfortably prep for the exam so if you are committed and prepared to put the effort in, you can squeeze in your exam.
Because the changes to the exam content outline are more radical than we’ve ever seen before. I mean, it’s like a totally different set of standards. You’ll be examined against 3 domains instead of the current 10 knowledge areas, and that’s just the start of it.
I think it’s better; a more rounded approach to managing projects, but it’s very, very different. And there aren’t that many training companies offering exam prep materials for the new course yet.
Also, and this is a big one…
I think learning under the new scheme will cost more.
(If you are wondering how I know this, I spend a lot of time investigating stuff for you. Dig around the R.E.P. pages of the PMI website and read the 9-page FAQ for training firms and you’ll see the same.)
It’s not hard to guess that live classes cost more to put on than a video course where you can sell the same materials over and over again once they are made. I know this because I teach live classes and also have video courses for sale (not
So my assumptions are:
PMPexam prep courses from now on will be harder to fit in around your life because you’ll have to show up live to classes
- They’ll be more expensive because they will be run in real time with ‘real’ instructors.
They’ll also probably be much more relevant to running a project in the real world, so it’s not all bad news.
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