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Does anyone suspect what changes will be made at the end of the year on the PMP certification exam?

¿Alguien sospecha qué cambios se realizarán al final del año en el examen de certificación PMP?
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Enrique -

Until the new ECO is released (sometime in June), it is anyone's guess but with a new ECO some of the existing questions in the PMP exam pool will be retired and a bunch of new ones will get added.

Kiron
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PMI modifies the exam in a regular basis. I suspect is not a big change for the composition itself and method, but more alignment to the PMBok version and Agile guide.
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I wouldn't expect the changes to be significant enough to have too much of an impact, if any, on preparation.
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Not sure that the impacts will be low - if they add a bunch of new tasks within the existing domains or take away some tasks, then a number of exam questions would have to be written for the new tasks and the ones linked to the old tasks would need to be deleted or modified.

It comes down to the magnitude of the changes to the ECO - if it is cosmetic, then this will be insignificant, but given the volume of notifications provided by PMI so far about the upcoming changes, my guess is that it might be meaningful...
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Good additional insights. Would you then say a potential candidate is better to wait in their preparation? One would either move forward with what is the known exam or wait for these decisions to finalize. I'm not saying which is better, just asking.
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1 reply by Kiron Bondale
Jun 09, 2019 12:12 PM
Kiron Bondale
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I've always been a "better the devil I know than the devil I don't" person so I'd strongly recommend going for the current exam prior to December. PMI has occasionally had challenges in finding the "right" level of difficulty for exam questions whenever there's been a major change and it will take prep resource providers a while to calibrate their offerings after such a change.

So, either take it prior to December or wait till the middle of next year for there to be sufficient intel about the changes...

Kiron
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Jun 09, 2019 7:46 AM
Replying to Andrew Craig
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Good additional insights. Would you then say a potential candidate is better to wait in their preparation? One would either move forward with what is the known exam or wait for these decisions to finalize. I'm not saying which is better, just asking.
I've always been a "better the devil I know than the devil I don't" person so I'd strongly recommend going for the current exam prior to December. PMI has occasionally had challenges in finding the "right" level of difficulty for exam questions whenever there's been a major change and it will take prep resource providers a while to calibrate their offerings after such a change.

So, either take it prior to December or wait till the middle of next year for there to be sufficient intel about the changes...

Kiron
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1 reply by Dora Mejia
Jun 11, 2019 9:38 PM
Dora Mejia
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I think a good PM is besides the exam. PMI is always finding how to make the certiication a process that can help on validating the experience , knowledge and use of practices in the professionals. A good professional and who is taking the stydy process responsible is not going to be afraid of changes.
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Thank you very much to all of you for the answers, in truth, I think it is worth to make an effort to achieve the PMP Certification as soon as possible.

Muchas gracias a todos por las respuestas, en verdad, creo que vale la pena extremar esfuerzos para lograr la Certificación PMP lo antes posible.
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Jun 09, 2019 12:12 PM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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I've always been a "better the devil I know than the devil I don't" person so I'd strongly recommend going for the current exam prior to December. PMI has occasionally had challenges in finding the "right" level of difficulty for exam questions whenever there's been a major change and it will take prep resource providers a while to calibrate their offerings after such a change.

So, either take it prior to December or wait till the middle of next year for there to be sufficient intel about the changes...

Kiron
I think a good PM is besides the exam. PMI is always finding how to make the certiication a process that can help on validating the experience , knowledge and use of practices in the professionals. A good professional and who is taking the stydy process responsible is not going to be afraid of changes.

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