Attention CAPM Candidates:
With the upcoming changes to the PMP Exam (starting Jan 12, 2016), you might think the same changes will apply to the CAPM test.
But that is NOT the case, for 2 reasons:
1. “The CAPM tests on individual’s knowledge of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).”
(Source: The CAPM Handbook, PMI)
2. The PMBOK is NOT changing at this time.
PMBOK Version 5 is the current standard, and will remain the standard for at least one more year (through at least the end of December 2016).
Q. Then why is the PMP Exam changing soon?
A. Because the PMP Exam is largely based on the Role Delineation Study (RDS).
From time-to-time PMI conducts a Role Delineation Study to evaluate and update the role of the Project Manager tested for on the PMP Exam. The RDS is based on extensive interviews conducted with PMs around the world. PMI’s latest RDS was completed in June 2015 and the findings are being incorporated into the new PMP Exam, which will be effective Jan. 12, 2016.
To help you pass the CAPM and PMP Exams, my book:
- The Project Management Answer Book (Jan. 2015)
And for details on the upcoming changes to the PMP Exam, see:
- “It is HIGHLY recommended to take the PMP Exam before the Jan. 12 changes if you can” (my recent Linkedin Post)
- Webinar from PMI: “PMP Exam Change Explained”
- PM-Podcast Episode #336: “The PMP Exam Is Changing January 11, 2016”
NOTE – Both the PMP and CAPM exams do change a little bit all the time, as new questions are vetted and incorporated into the respective pool of questions for each exam.
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