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Plan your PMP preparation

As we know, PMP exam changes greatly on July, 1st, 2020. (See our previous posts).

So, candidates have 8-9 months to prepare and successfully pass the exam based on current version. It’s enough time for it. Our colleague – Marcus Kopko prepared a perfect step-by-step for PMP preparation.

Below is the brief version with my comments and offers, whilst you can find the full author version at: https://www.project-management-prepcast.com/how-to-get-pmp-certification

Brief plan with comments:

  1. Read the PMI Credentials Handbook.
  2. Make sure that you are eligible to become a PMI certified project manager.
  3. Become a PMI Member + Member of your local PMI Chapter. Comment. Optional, but highly recommended
  4. Sign up for the PMP Exam.
  5. Read the PMBOK® Guide. Twice.
  6. Listen to a PMP Audio Workshop or Read a PMP Preparation Book.

Comment. items 4-6 to my mind should be as the following:

4. Listen to a PMP Audio Workshop or Read a PMP Preparation Book

5. Read the PMBOK® Guide. Twice. Learn the processes inputs-tools&techniques-outputs

6. Register for the PMP exam


 

7. Take an In-Person PMP Workshop.

8. Answer as many Sample PMP Exam Questions as you can.

9. Study Hard and have a Plan. Comment. It means your own plan based on your experience, mindset, workload, etc.

10. Take the Exam.

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ITIL 4.0. transition to MP is available from October, 3rd

Officially announced: ITIL(r) Expert certification holders, and ITIL(r) certified specialists, which earned at less 17 credits are eligible to pass the official accredited transition course by Peoplecert(r).

Afterwards the candidates are eligible to sit the exam, which contains 40 open book questions, with pass mark 28 (70%).

 

ITIL 4.0 Managing Professional starts on October, 3rd

Transitional exam for the Managing Professional certification level is announced to start on October, 3rd.

Transitional exam is available for ITIL(r) Expert holders, and also for certified professionals, which gained 17 credits.

The special 5-day exam preparation course will be offered by accredited training organizations (ATOs).

 

PMP update information

On May, 2019, the PMI has informed about changes in the PMP certification. First information says the changes take effect on December, 15th. But on the last week of August the effective date was changed to July, 1st, 2020. The current exam version is available till June, 30th, 2020.

The PMI has presented changes details in the PMP Examination Content outline — ECO. And the certification content changes greatly. Current version as like as many previous versions are developed around the project management phases, i.e. initiation – planning – execution – monitoring and control – closure and knowledge areas. The new version is built around the three PM competency areas.

42% of exam questions (14 tasks) are in leadership segment; 50% (17 tasks) are in project management processes segment and 8 % (4 tasks) are in business strategy.

Task example:

«Establish project governance structure

 — Determine appropriate governance for a project (e.g., replicate organizational

governance)

-  Define escalation paths and thresholds»

The «2019 PMP Exam Content Crossover Map» document matches exam themes across current and future version. For example:

  • Assess behavior through the emotional needs of key project stakeholders
  • the use of personality indicators
  • Assess opportunities to deliver value incrementally
  • as necessary to find the Minimum Viable Product
  • Recommend a project methodology/approach (i.e, predictive, agile, hybrid)
  • Use iterative, incremental practices throughout the project lifecycle (e.g., lessons learned, stakeholder engagement, risk)
  • Classify compliance categories
  • Coordinate with other projects and other operations
  • Assess organizational culture

ITIL 4.0 Managing Professional Transition certification coming soon

ITIL 4.0 Foundation was launched in early 2019. Now AXELOS together with Peoplecert announces the Managing professional transition certification module and exam.

ITSM professionals, which currently hold ITIL(r) Expert certification or reach 17 credits in ITIL v. 3.1, can attend the transition course and pass certification exam to gain ITIL 4.0 Managing professional certification level.

First the program will be available for ITIL(r) accredited trainers since September, 2019, and exam in early October.

Follow our blog news for details.

 

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