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New rules for AXELOS certifications renewal

Here’s the excerpt from the Peoplecert official announcement:

starting this year, Global Best Practice certifications will be issued with a renew-by date.

Which certifications will come with a renewal requirement?

All candidates with a PeopleCert Global Best Practice certification can choose to renew within three years of their original certification dates.

Certifications with the option to renew after 3 years, are as follows:

  • ITIL® 4
  • PRINCE2® 5th and 6th
  • PRINCE2® Agile
  • MSP® 4th and 5th
  • M_o_R® 3rd and 4th
  • MoP®
  • P3O®
  • MoV®
  • AgileSHIFT®
  • RESILIA®

Do you have to renew your certification?

All candidates with relevant Global Best Practice certifications will be given the option to renew within three years of their original certification dates. This means:

  • If you were certified before 30 June 2020: You will have until 1 July 2023 to choose to renew your certification(s), regardless of your original award date.
  • If you were certified after June 2020: You will have the option to renew your certification(s) within 3 years of the original award date.

Your renew-by date can be viewed in your PeopleCert account.

Candidates that choose not to renew will still be included on the Successful Candidates Register (SCR) and the Candidate Verification Service, but a note will be added to their record to indicate that their certification needs to be renewed to align with current certification requirements.

How can you renew your certification?

Currently, there are two renewal paths available:

  • Retake the same exam: You can choose to renew your certification by re-taking your original exam before the renewal date.
  • Take further courses and certifications: You can choose to renew your certification by attending another course and taking an exam within the same product suite before the renewal date.

From March 2023, a third renewal path will be available:

  • Collect and log CPD points: You will be able to choose to renew your certification through collecting and logging CPD points. More details on this path will follow soon.

Current MyAxelos subscribers can continue to log their CPD points, as before.”

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PMO docs mind map

PMP 180 sample questions by Olivier Lehman

Enjoy the updated to the latest PMP version sample questions. Good luck at you PMPM exam!

Website: Training chapter update

Dear users! Along with most training services we continue moving to virtual.

As you know, we delivered virtual trainings and mentoring services from the very beginning. Now we focus on virtual services.

Please visit our updated Trainings page and reach some of our short online courses in ITSM, Project management, Startup design, and virtual learning.

PMI evolves PM competency’s triangle

As stated at the official website the evolvement is implemented to depict the current PM reality.

PMI states the following:

Ways of Working: Whether it’s predictive, agile, design thinking, or new practices still to be developed, it’s clear that there is more than one way that work gets done today. That’s why we encourage professionals to master as many ways of working as they can – so they can apply the right technique at the right time, delivering winning results. 

Power Skills: These interpersonal skills include collaborative leadership, communication, an innovative mindset, for-purpose orientation, and empathy. Ensuring teams have these skills allows them to maintain influence with a variety of stakeholders – a critical component for making change. 

Business Acumen: Professionals with business acumen understand the macro and micro influences in their organization and industry and have the function-specific or domain-specific knowledge to make good decisions. Professionals at all levels need to be able to cultivate effective decision-making and understand how their projects align with the big picture of broader organizational strategy and global trends.

And because today’s projects demand a broad set of skills and capabilities, PMI will continue to focus on giving you the tools and insights you need to develop new skills and tackle your next project challenge. This update to the PMI Talent Triangle will help you to navigate our profession’s ever-evolving landscape with confidence.”

PMI CAPM certification to be renewed in early 2023

CAPM – Certified Associate for Project management is a basic level project management certification. PMI announced its upgrade to PMBOK 7th version in early 2023

The NEW CAPM certification exam will better support you as a project professional by testing candidate’s skills on project management fundamentals in the areas of predictive, adaptive and business analysis principles.  

The new exam version:

  • “Will encompass 4 Domain areas: 
    • Project Management Fundamentals and Core Concepts 
    • Predictive Plan-Based Methodologies 
    • Agile Frameworks/Methodologies 
    • Business Analysis Frameworks 
  • A 10-minute break will also be added to the exam  

Both the current and the new exam will include 150 questions to be completed in 3 hours and can be taken at a test center or as an online proctored exam. “

Cited based on PMI.org

Waterfall vs Agile in one picture

PMBOK 7 in one structured picture

Enjoy!

CAPM exam changes

PMI published the new contents outline and rules for the CAPM certification.

Now CAPM becomes the next step after student-oriented PM Ready certification.

It includes the same 4 domains:

  1. PM Fundamentals and core concepts
  2. Predictive, Plan-based methodologies
  3. Adaptive frameworks/methodologies
  4. Business analysis frameworks.

Current eligibility criteria are: secondary diploma AND 23 hours of formal education in PM.

Now CAPM holders can prolong their status by gaining 15 PDUs each 3 years.

AXELOS-Peoplecert online certifications rules

This year AXELOS and Peoplecert slightly changed their regulations for taking online exams for all certifications in AXELOS portfolio – ITIL(r), PRINCE II, MoR and many others.

After registering for online exam a candidate can download a software and check technical parameters of his/her computer or a laptop, i.e. webcam, audio devices, Internet connection and bandwidth. Note, that WiFi is eligible, but not recommended.

Prepare your room and desk. Nobody should attend in a room except a candidate; desk should be clear – only a laptop or a monitor and a keyboard. A door should be behind a candidate, visible in a webcam and closed.

Check your data and wait for a proctor.

Proctor greets a candidate and asks to show (photo) an id with a photo, candidate’s face and a room and a desk.

A candidate should have a cell phone/smartphone nearby in the room, but not on the desk in a silent mode.

During an exam a candidate is allowed to use a printed copy of an appropriate AXELOS book and 4 blank sheets of paper for notes.

During an exam a candidate should not stand up or move, look at any other places than a monitor and speak loudly.

In case of any questions or challenges a candidate can type to a proctor. In case of breching Internet connection a proctor calls a candidate and gives instructions.

Good luck!