The PMBOK® Guide (5th Edition) release
For over a decade project managers and candidates preparing for the CAPM have used a book called, “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge”, or PMBOK® Guide, as their primary reference material to help standardize the processes and vocabulary of project management. On December 31st, while the rest of the world will begin counting down to ring in the New Year, the Project Management Institute (PMI) will also be celebrating the release of a new publication, the 5th edition of the PMBOK® Guide.
I’ve studied the 4th edition, but haven’t taken the exam – what does this mean for me?
For CAPM® candidates who have studied the 4th edition, you will have approximately 1 months to take the exam before it changes, on July 31st. We recommends taking the exam before the change as there will be some vocabulary changes and 5 new processes.
Existing CAPM® credential holders will not be required to retake the exam, so long as they fulfill their continuing educational requirements.
While the core of the project management body of knowledge remains the same in the 5th edition, exam takers should be aware of the differences, and consider timing of taking their exam accordingly.