Categories: Agile, Career Development, Construction Management, PMI Standards, Professional Development, Risk Management, Stakeholder Management
The intent of this blog is to provide a summarized comparison between the current exam content outline Current ECO August 2021 and the updated Pilot ECO November 2021 in order to facilitate the way forward for future candidates.
DOMAINS and TEST PERCENTAGES
The domains in the new ECO will change as well as the percentages of test questions per domain. The below tables illustrates the difference between both:
PROJECT ENVIRONMENTS AND APROACHES COVERED
In today’s world, risk management practitioners operate in a variety of environments and utilize different project approaches.
The new exam will incorporate approaches across the value delivery spectrum from Predictive, agile, to hybrid approaches. Questions will be found throughout the five domain areas and are not isolated to any particular domain or task.
DOMAINS, TASKS AND ENBALERS
In the current exam version, each domain is broken down into tasks and at the end of each domain there is a list of knowledge items and skills that candidates need to be familiar with. Moreover, at the end, there is a list of Core Knowledge and Skills that apply to all domains – Refer to the current ECO August 2021 (Pages 4 – 14) for more details.
In the new upcoming version of the exam, each domain is broken down into tasks that are different than those included in the current version and each task is broken down into enablers which are basically examples of work associated with each task. The section for Core Knowledge and Skills required will be removed – Refer to Pilot ECO November 2021 (Pages 5 – 10) for more details.
APPLICATION PROCESS AND ELIGIBILITY
The application process, eligibility and how to record your experience and education remains unchanged.
To be eligible for the PMI-RMP certification, you must meet certain educational and professional experience requirements. All project risk management experience must have been accrued within the last five consecutive years prior to your application submission.
APPLICATION PRCOESSING TIMES AND FEES
The application processing time (Online, 5 Days Processing) and fees remain unchanged. However, processing time may vary if application was selected for audit.
PMI EXAM INFORMATION
Number of exam questions, examination time and questions type are changing:
- Exam retake policy remain unchanged except for those who take the pilot exam.
PILOT EXAM SPECIFIC NOTES
- As a limited time offer, participants in the PMI-RMP Pilot Exam will receive a 50% rebate if they schedule and take the Pilot Exam during the Pilot period (December 2021). The rebate will be given approximately 6 weeks from the close of the Pilot Period.
- Between 6 October 2021 – 31 December 2021 (or when 200 candidates take the pilot exam, whichever occurs first), candidates can choose to schedule for the PMI-RMP Pilot Exam. During the scheduling phase, you will see two options: Pilot or Current PMI-RMP Exam. Those who choose to take the Pilot Exam must choose the Pilot Exam on this screen and take the Pilot exam during the month of December. Please note it will take 2 months to receive your score if you participate in the Pilot exam.
- If you do not pass the Pilot exam, you will get the opportunity for a free retake of the exam once the full exam launches in April 2022.
The list of reference for the new version of the exam are updated and can be found on page 17 of the Pilot Eco November 2021 so if you are taking the pilot exam, make sure your study plan is based on those references.
For easy reference, the below table lists the references recommended for each version of the exam.
Stay tuned for more to come !