When are you planning to take PMP Exam?

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I conducted an online poll to determine “when are PMP aspirants planning to take PMP Exam?”. The result of the poll can be seen in above figure. There are some interesting facts and observations from the poll results. Let me share my opinion.

Observation I

  • 25.7% (17.1% + 8.6%) of people are planning to take PMP Exam in October 2015 & November 2015. The poll was conducted in early October 2015.
  • 25.7% of people are planning to take PMP Exam in December 2015.
  • 17.1% of people are planning to take PMP Exam in January 2016. There are only 11 days in January before PMP Exam changes.

There is a trend to take PMP Exam as late as possible

Observation II & III

  • 25.7% of people are planning to take PMP Exam in December 2015.
  • 17.1% of people are planning to take PMP Exam in January 2016. There are only 11 days in January before PMP Exam changes.

The Exam Date might get pushed beyond January 11, 2016 if there is an Application Audit

Seats might not be available at Prometric centers if there is a delay in taking Exam date

Observation IV & V

  • 17.1% of people are planning to take PMP Exam in January 2016. There are only 11 days in January before PMP Exam changes.

There will be little flexibility to postpone the Exam date if there is an emergency

The Exam will change for the PMP aspirant who fails in the first attempt

Observation VI

  • 20% of people are planning to take PMP Exam after Exam changes in January 2016.

There might be 3 months of additional wait in order to get more clarity on PMP Exam changes

Observation VII

  • 11.4% of people have not decided about when to take PMP Exam.

A PMP aspirant cannot pass the Exam with Indecision

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can pass the Exam within 4 weeks of training if you have undergone a good training program.
You should weigh your Risks – think about your Threats & Opportunities and take PMP Exam before the Change.
Praveen Malik, PMP is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) with a rich 20+ years of experience. He is a leading Project Management Instructor and Consultant. He regularly conducts Project Management workshops in India & abroad.

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