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.

The exact date of the new exam has changed twice, and in late 2020, PMI clarified 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 showing 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.

Those taking the updated exam (January 2, 2021) will need to adjust their study to accommodate changes to the exam content outline.

Prep for the 2021 Exam

PMP Prep System

PMP Virtual Classes

PMP® Exam Prep, 10th Edition Product Release Timelines

Learn how RMC’S new PMP Exam Prep products can help you get ready for the January 2021 exam change.

2021 PMP® Product Update Details

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

RMC is working hard at making required changes to materials in order to align with the new PMP Exam Content Outline and more recent announcements about question structure and exam length. We understand that you may be concerned about what happens if you are unable to take or pass the exam prior to the change on January 2, 2021.

Based on current information, we expect exam changes to be VERY significant. 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 fail 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 expect to release a limited print run of Spanish books sometime in April 2021.

10th Edition Upgrade Information

If you purchased or received a printed 9th Edition book directly from RMC or an authorized RMC partner/distributor, you may purchase the printed 10th Edition book with a 40% discount, $59.40 plus shipping and taxes.  To redeem your discount, simply contact customer service at 952-846-4484 or info@rmcls.com with proof of purchase.

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.  When you upgrade, 9th Edition content will remain available to you for the remainder of your subscription or until obsolescence on January 1, 2021, whichever comes first. 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.

 We will post updates on translated product releases as they become available. If you have questions in the meantime, please contact RMC at 952-846-4484 or info@rmcls.com.

 

 

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

If you purchased or received a printed or audio CD 9th Edition Hot Topics flashcards directly from RMC or an authorized RMC partner/distributor, you may purchase the printed 10th Edition flashcard notebook with a 40% discount, $20.40 plus shipping and taxes.  To redeem your discount, simply contact customer service at 952-846-4484 with proof of purchase.

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.  When you upgrade, 9th Edition content will remain available to you for the remainder of your subscription or until obsolescence on January 1, 2021, whichever comes first. Upgrades are not done automatically.  To initiate an upgrade, simply contact customer service at 952-846-4484 or info@rmcls.com with he name and email address associated with your account.

We will post updates on translated product releases as they become available. If you have questions in the meantime, please contact RMC at 952-846-4484 or info@rmcls.com.

 

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. When you upgrade, version 9 content will remain available to you for the remainder of your subscription or until obsolescence on January 1, 2021, whichever comes first. 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 are using a translated subscription of PM FASTrack version 9, you may choose to upgrade immediately to version 10 English or wait until other translations become available.  If you choose to wait, and your subscription time runs out, you may still upgrade at no cost to the translated version 10 for a subscription length equal to the amount of time that was left on your subscription at the time of English translation release.

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

We will post updates on translated product releases as they become available. If you have questions in the meantime, please contact RMC at 952-846-4484 or info@rmcls.com.

Regarding Exam Changes Announced in Late 2020

PM FASTrack version 10 already includes the new “matching” question type as well as the new structural changes to the exam announced by PMI in December 2020, specifically:

  • New shorter full exam timing (230 minutes, previously 240)
  • Two separate timed exam breaks (previously 1 break)
  • 180 question full exams (previously 200 questions)

We are still working on developing new question types such as “hot spot”, “multiple responses” and “limited fill-in the blank”. These questions will be made available to all FASTrack users as soon as they are developed and tested by RMC. In the meantime, use the exam simulator with the included instructions and remember that you may encounter these kinds of differences, and possibly other changes yet to be announced, in the real exam.

 

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.