PMP Launch FAQ Page

On January 2, 2021 the PMP Exam is changing. As your Partner until you Pass, the Wiley PMP® Exam Review Course is updating to bring you content that is aligned to these new changes.

What are the changes to the PMP exam?

The 2021 PMP exam will not be based on the PMBOK® Guide (A Guide to The Project Management Body of Knowledge). The PMBOK® Guide is only one of several resources the PMI uses to develop the PMP exam.

The exam is based on The PMP Examination Content Outline. The exam content outline (ECO) lists Tasks (what we project managers do) and Enablers (the actions we take to complete the tasks) for each of the domains.

PMI has also stated that the new PMP exam will focus largely on predictive project management approaches and agile or hybrid approaches.

How does this Impact Wiley Customers and Users?

If you have an exam scheduled prior to January 2nd, your exam will reference the PMBOK® Guide – 6th Edition and your current Wiley PMP Exam Review materials will be sufficient to take and pass this exam. Starting on January 2nd, 2021, all PMP Exams will reference content that is aligned with the New ECO. Due to this, all Wiley Courses purchased before that date will become out-of-date and the content will not completely align to the new exam.

What Happens Next?

A NEW PMP Exam Review Course to align with the 2021 PMP exam will be available in February 2020. Once the updated Wiley PMP Review Course has been released, current Wiley customers will receive an email notifying them that a new PMP 2021 Exam Review Course tile is available on the “My Account” page. At this time, the new course will be usable and all customers may begin studying for the updated exam with Wiley’s updated content. This update is free of charge as a part of Wiley’s commitment to free updates as a Partner Until you Pass.

Will students still be able to make PMI pre-approved PDU claims against training partners’ courses after they have been retired in the CCRS Directory?

Yes. Students will still be able to make PDU claims against courses that have been retired as long as they have completed the course prior to December 31, 2020. Please note, students can only make PDU claims against courses they have taken within the past three years. Also, it is important to note that chapters can still issue PDUs in the new program.