By Brent Humphries, PMP
Ever had that PMP exam nightmare? You know the one: It's exam day, and you're pulling up to the testing center. Every recommendation has been followed, every study guide reviewed, every notecard noted. Brimming with confidence, you stride across the parking lot and through the door. A smile for the front desk, a nod to the proctor. Sitting tall at the desk, you start up your exam on the computer, only to feel the blood drain out of your face as you read the words “Project Management Professional Exam” followed by “SIXTH EDITION.”
Wait. There's a SIXTH EDITION?!?
When did this happen?!?!?
Just then, you look down at your watch and see the date: April 1, 2018.
Don't be an April Fool! Know when the exams update for the new, Sixth Edition of the PMBOK. The PMP and PMI-ACP exams switch to the Sixth Edition on March 26, the CAPM switches to the Sixth Edition on May 21, and the PgMP and PMI-PBA exams switch to the Sixth Edition on June 25. Good luck on your upcoming exam, whether you've chosen the Fifth Edition or the Sixth.