xmlns:og="http://ogp.me/ns#" xmlns:fb="http://ogp.me/ns/fb#"

PMBOK 6th Edition Release Date and Timeline

  • Written by Aazara Gazalie
  • Category: General
  • Hits: 829

This article is a brief overview of the release date for A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Sixth Edition and how this affects the CAPM Exam.

In addition to giving you all the dates of the PMBOK 6 release we will also give you our recommendation on which version you should use for your CAPM exam prep studies.

This article will be updated over time as PMI releases more specific release dates.

 When will PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition be released?

According to PMI, we can expect the following release dates:

  • Draft Release is scheduled for the first quarter of 2017 (Jan-Mar 2017)
  • Final Release is scheduled for the third quarter of 2017 (Jun-Aug 2017)

The Draft Release is mainly intended for training companies, so that we can begin updating our training materials. Students do not need to worry about that particular version at all.

When will The CAPM Exam change?

The CAPM Exam is largely based on the content found in the PMBOK® Guide. The exam changeover from version 5 to 6 is scheduled as follows:

  • CAPM Exam update to PMBOK 6 will happen in Q1 of 2018 (Jan-Mar 2018)

Which version of the PMBOK Guide should I use to study?

That's easy:

  • Are you taking your exam before Jan 1, 2018? Use PMBOK 5.
  • Are you taking your exam after Jan 1, 2018? Use PMBOK 6.

Study CAPM effectively


NEWinPM has recently become a SmartSheet partner.


Smartsheet is an Online Project Management Software that helps you learn Project Management and collaborate team work effectively. The reason NEWinPM take the SmartSheet approach is that it works similarly like a Microsoft Excel, but with additional functionality for sharing documents, managing activities, preparing charts and much more.


smartsheetLogoSmartSheet combines the power of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access and SharePoint into a single application.Now all Microsoft Lovers would relish the fact that they need not switch to a completely new application.

In fact, it is not only for Microsoft users, but SmartSheet is so user friendly and easy to use that preparing for your CAPM would become a cake walk. It provides you with plenty of features to get organized and plan your work effectively.


To help students and professionals gain a deeper insight to SmartSheet, NEWinPM has brought in this unique approach to share the Project Management knowledge in a better way.

• Are you finding hard to manage your CAPM study?

• Are you not able to know how much to cover and how effectively to prepare for your CAPM?

• Do you still rely on paperwork and primitive methods of tracking your progress?

You will find the answers to all these questions with NEWinPM’s SmartSheet approach.


Track Progress

Study for your CAPM as if you were working in a real-time Project. The SmartSheet add-on by NEWinPM allows you to organize your study effectively.

What are the benefits to the students?

  • Organize your CAPM course
  • Update your work and daily study
  • Track the results of your preparation
  • Learn real-time Project Management


Snapshot of SmartSheet – An approach by NEWinPM




Every new student using the full plan membership, get a Blank New Sheet like the one above to start working online.

NEWinPM organizes your CAPM study in SmartSheet so that you can track your progress against the planned deadlines.

Each of the features in NEWinPM from Videos, Quiz, PMBOK study and Project Management Templates can be marked as you progress.

SmartSheet will ensure that you are rigorously following Project Management principles by working them through the SmartSheet.

As you progress in your preparation, you can add attachments to the course, insert discussion that you may want to have for that particular course and others.

CAPM, a Step to Project Management


“Being a Project Manager is like being an artist, you have the different colored process streams combining into a work of art” – Greg Cimmarrusti


There has always been a curiosity among the professional community to find out how to get into the shoes of Management. We have seen people looking for alternatives in their career front where they dive in for opportunities that promote them to management roles.

This blog will help all those crazy enthusiasts who want to get into the shoes of managing projects.


Management Ladder

So before starting, let’s do a quick analysis of whether you are the right candidate for CAPM

  •  Does Project Management interest you?
  •  Are you looking in getting into management roles?
  •  Do you think you have the expertise, but lack a platform to get into Project Management?

If your answer is YES for all of them, then we say you are a suitable candidate for CAPM.


What is CAPM?

CAPM stands for Certified Associate in Project Management. It is an entry level examination from the PMI (Project Management Institute) for those who want to build their career ladders in Project Management. The entire syllabus of the CAPM is built around the PMI methodology and is elaborated in the PMBOK guide (Project Management Book of Knowledge).

PMI has extended this very useful certification for those who want to start their careers in Project Management. This certification would give you a broad picture of what Project Management is and how it can be leveraged in your professional live, so that you can get started with your brand new career.


Will CAPM help me in my Career Progress?

If you have been wondering if a CAPM will help you progress in your career, then answer is obviously YES.

The best part of this certification is that you do not need  to have special skill or professional experience prior to applying for this. In fact, CAPM is quite flexible for all those who need to kick start their careers in Project Management and have little experience in project undertaking.

However, you would need the basic requirements set by the PMI to quality for this certification:

A secondary degree (high school diploma or the global equivalent) AND at least 1,500 hours of project experience


23 hours of project management education by the time you sit for the exam. (It is not required to have this hours from a PMI REP, most of people do not know that)



How does NEWinPM help you to prepare for your CAPM?

NEWinPM is an e-learning platform that helps beginners to achieve their Project Management certifications. We offer you the latest PMI course with the PMBOK latest edition and provide innovative learning approaches. Some of our innovative learning approaches are:


Classes in NEWinPM are offered both in theoretical and video formats that help beginners understand the processes of the Project Management Body of Knowledge! The videos are greatly informative and showcase detail examples to help people understand the concepts better.


They are based on the latest edition of the PMBOK ® Guide. You will find questions related to specific chapters after each class. Once you are done with the classes take one of our 4 final exams!


The community support and meeting forum of NEWinPM is built up of a bunch of fellow students to guide and answer Project Management related questions. The forum offers a dynamic place for students and professional to meet, share their thoughts, new ideas, answer questions and provide useful information that would benefit the NEWinPM community.

Mobile Friendly

NEWinPM study center is mobile friendly and accessible from all your portable devices such as mobile phones, tables and laptops. The company launched its first mobile app named “ITTO MEM PRO”, a game that enables easy learning and memorizing the ITTOs from the PMBOK latest edition from PMI. 


Smart Sheet! The Smart way of Preparing for CAPM!

Smart Sheet is an Online Project Management Software that helps you track and monitor project management activities with so much ease. 

NEWinPM leverages Smart Sheet as a part of its curriculum to help beginners prepare for their CAPM. We do not believe in just preparing you for your CAPM, but give you the flexibility and freedom to learn and see real-time project management. 


"NEWINPM. Helping you manage, your project management education."




All our students get a blank sheet to customize their study plan. You will be able to change the beggining of this "PROJECT" , the estimate activity duration and update all the info to keep on track your preparation.


Does all this excite you? Grab the opportunity, choose a membership at NEWINPM  and take a ride to prepare CAPM smartly.


thank you

Thank you!


Your payment has been received! Your account is not created automatically. We will send you the username and password to your email as soon as possible!


A quick survey ;)



Follow Us on Facebook!

What is the Triple Constraint and how to control it?


This is a term that may appear in your exam and you should know in detail because it covers 3 knowledge areas of the PMBOK.

Notice that you can find it under the name of Project Managment Triangle or Iron Triangle .


What is it?

The triple constraint is a model that basically demonstrates in pictorial fashion, the key attributes that must be handled effectively for successful completion and closure of any project.

Those attributes are:

  1. Scope
  2. Time
  3. Cost

These three elements of a project are known to work in tandem with one another. Where one of these elements is restricted or extended, the other two elements will then also need to be either extended/increased in some way or restricted/reduced in some way. There is a balancing of the three elements that only when fully understood by the Project Manager, allows for the successful planning, resourcing and execution of a project. At the end of the day, these are the key elements of a successful project and these are the things that will determine whether or not you have successfully managed a project.

How to control those three attributes ?


You will find in the exam some questions related to those knowlegde areas and some of then will be about the control processes.

In the PMBOK you find Scope Control, Time Control and Cost Control. When memorizing those Inputs , Tools and techniques and Outputs I will give you one tip that helped me a lot!

You will see that those 3 processes have some common ITTOs. Those ittos I called them the "Basic ITTOs for Control" and you can find them in the following chart. Read them and try to remember them!


Those are the ones that are commun to all the control processes and now for remembering each control process (cost, time and scope) you have to know which special ITTO needs to be added.



As you can see if you remember the BASIC CONTROL ITTOs you will be able to memorize faster all those 3 processes which are really important.

This was useful for me and I hope it will help you as well.

As always thanks for reading and leave us a comment or post a question here.




Contact us



  Email: info@newinpm.com