PMP® Exam Changes

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PMP® Exam – Major Changes in 2021

The PMP® Exam changed significantly starting January 2, 2021. Back in June 2019, the Project Management Institute (PMI) released the new PMP® Exam Content Outline for the scheduled PMP Exam change.

Over the course of 2020, PMI gave descriptions of new question types and announced a change to the length of the exam. This, is in addition to previous announcements clarified in the exam content outline, showed a change from five domains to three domains, as well as the percentage of questions within each domain. The domains also illustrate the tasks of a project manager, along with the knowledge and skills associated with a project manager’s work.

The exam structure and outline has remained unchanged since January 2, 2021.  PMI has since released the PMBOK® Guide, 7th Edition, but this is not expected to greatly change the exam content anytime soon.

Prep for the Exam in 2022

PMP Prep System

PMP Virtual Classes

PMP® Exam Prep, 10th Edition Product Release Dates

Learn how RMC’S new PMP Exam Prep products can help you get ready for the latest exam change.

The Latest RMC PMP® Product Update Details

The PMP® Exam Changes are a Big Deal—RMC Has You Covered

RMC created new study materials in order to align with the new PMP Exam Content Outline and more recent announcements about question structure and exam length.

Make no mistake, the 2021 exam changes are VERY significant. Studying with older materials will leave you unprepared for the current exam.  If you have purchased 9th Edition PMP® Exam Prep products from us or have attended an RMC class based on the 9th Edition products and failed to get your PMP® certification before the exam change for any reason, we will support you and offer free or discounted upgrades to the newest products designed for the 2021 exam update (subject to provisions).

PMP® Exam Prep Book

The PMP® Exam Prep, Tenth Edition book (English) was released in October 2020 in both print and cloud subscription format.  Spanish translations and Portuguese translations were released in February 2021 in cloud subscription format.  We also released a limited print run of Spanish books in April 2021.

In January 2022, RMC released the PMP Exam Prep, Tenth Edition – Upgraded book.  This edition differs from the previous release in that it includes a free license to the new PM FASTrack Basic product.  There are more details at the above link.  Please note that this edition is only available in printed copy, English translation, as a stand-alone product.  The text content of the book has not changed.

Upgrading to 10th Edition for 9th Edition Owners

The period for discounted upgrading of printed materials from 9th Edition to 10th Edition ended in mid 2021.  We are no longer offering discounted upgrades to printed 10th Edition items. If you have questions about this,  contact customer service at 952-846-4484 or info@rmcls.com.

If you have a valid cloud subscription to PMP Exam Prep, 9th Edition with time remaining, you may upgrade that subscription to the 10th Edition at no cost for the subscription time remaining.   Upgrades are not done automatically.  To initiate an upgrade, simply contact customer service at 952-846-4484 or info@rmcls.com with the name and email address associated with your account.

 If you have questions, please contact RMC at 952-846-4484 or info@rmcls.com.

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Hot Topics Flashcards for the PMP® Exam

The Hot Topics Flashcards for the PMP Exam, Tenth Edition (English) were released in October, 2020 in both print and cloud subscription format. Spanish translations and Portuguese translations were released in February 2021 in cloud subscription format.

10th Edition Upgrade Information

The period for discounted upgrading of printed materials from 9th Edition to 10th Edition ended in mid 2021.  We are no longer offering discounted upgrades to printed 10th Edition items. If you have questions about this,  contact customer service at 952-846-4484 or info@rmcls.com.

If you have a valid cloud subscription to Hot Topics, 9th Edition with time remaining, you may upgrade that subscription to the 10th Edition at no cost for the subscription time remaining.   Upgrades are not done automatically.  To initiate an upgrade, simply contact customer service at 952-846-4484 or info@rmcls.com with the name and email address associated with your account.

If you have questions, please contact RMC at 952-846-4484 or info@rmcls.com.

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PM FASTrack® Cloud Exam Simulator

The PM FASTrack Exam Simulator for the PMP Exam, version 10 (English) was released in October 2020. Spanish translations and Portuguese translations were released in February 2021.

Version 10 Upgrade Information

If you have a valid subscription to PM FASTrack version 9 with time remaining, you may upgrade that subscription to version 10 at no cost for the subscription time remaining.  Upgrades are not done automatically.  To initiate an upgrade, simply contact customer service at 952-846-4484 or info@rmcls.com with the name and email address associated with your account.

Please note, there are currently no plans to develop an Arabic translation of version 10.

If you have questions, please contact RMC at 952-846-4484 or info@rmcls.com.

Regarding Exam Changes Announced in Late 2020

PM FASTrack version 10 includes the four new question types as well as the new structural changes to the exam announced by PMI in December 2020, specifically:

  • Matching, Multiple Response, Hot Spot and Limited Fill-in-the-Blank question types
  • New shorter full exam timing (230 minutes, previously 240)
  • Two separate timed exam breaks (previously 1 break)
  • 180 question full exams (previously 200 questions)

You will see a minimum of ten total questions of the new types per full 180-question practice exam. We will expand this quantity as we develop and add more questions. In the meantime, use the exam simulator with the included instructions and tips to make the most of your PM FASTrack experience.

PMP® Exam Prep eLearning Course

The PMP Exam Prep eLearning Course was released on January 25, 2021.

10th Edition Upgrade Information

9th Edition PMP Exam Prep eLearning Course subscribers may choose to upgrade at no cost to the 10th Edtion for time remaining on their subscription as of December 31, 2020.  Upgrades are not done automatically.   To initiate an upgrade, simply contact customer service at 952-846-4484 or info@rmcls.com with the name and email address associated with your account. If you have questions in the meantime, please contact RMC at 952-846-4484 or info@rmcls.com

PMP® Exam Prep Instructor-Led Classes

In December 2020, we began offering classes with the new materials based on the new exam standard. All PMP® Exam Prep classes currently listed on our site are aligned to the new 2021 standard.

Our class guarantee will be valid for all PMP® Exam Prep classes we host. If you fail the PMP® exam, RMC will honor all guaranteed support actions and restrictions stated in our class guarantee, including free class registration and materials for the latest version of the exam if the previous version is no longer available. Subject to availability, we will also offer free enrollment in a special instructor-led virtual class, Decoding the PMBOK® Guide.

*Please Note:  To qualify for our class guarantee, students must take the version of the PMP® exam for which their class was designed.  Because our guaranteed supports are, in part, designed around understanding how you personally performed on the actual test, if you do not take the exam for which your class was designed, our level of support will be more limited.