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Chapter Webinar: The New PMP® Exam

Chapter Webinar: The New PMP® Exam

Chapter Webinar: The New PMP® Exam

The New PMP® Exam and the Approved Training Partner (ATP) Programme

The Project Management Institute has changed the makeup of the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam radically. The good news is that the new exam is still based on the sixth edition of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). However, the Project Management Institute wants to move the exam away from a strong focus on processes. 

Instead, the new exam is much more interested in how value is delivered. To that end, only half of the new exam will test process knowledge. The rest will test your understanding of people – the role of the project manager, developing and managing the team and engaging with stakeholders – and the business environment. 

Also, there will be a strong emphasis on agile project management, with roughly half of the questions having some sort of agile slant. To elaborate on these topics, the Institute references several other sources, including the Agile Practice Guide that accompanies the PMBOK® Guide

As well as making this radical change to the PMP® exam, the Project Management Institute has changed the way its training partners operate. Up until now, a training company could submit its training materials to the Institute and become a Registered Education Provider (REP) if they approved.

However, today the Institute has developed its own training materials and insists that anyone training students to sit the PMP® exam must be an Approved Training Partner (ATP) and make use of these materials in its courses.
Anyone signing up for a PMP® exam preparation course with an Approved Training Provider, such as Velopi, will be given access to all this material – available from the Institute’s own online learning management system.

Webinar Overview

This one-hour webinar will introduce you to the Approved Training Partner programme as well as the major changes that have occurred in the PMP® exam itself. 


Target Audience

If you attended a PMP® exam preparation course before these changes came into effect (i.e. before January 2nd, 2021) and did not, for work or personal reasons, sit the exam, this webinar is for you. It is also relevant for those who did not pass the PMP® exam on a previous attempt.  In fact, it will be of interest to experienced project managers who have reached the stage of their careers when they are considering PMP® certification.



You will earn 1 technical PDU when you attend this webinar.  If you register with your PMI Member ID and attend the live webinar, we will automatically record your PDU for you.  



You will receive an email on August 31st with the link to join the webinar.  

Event Properties

Event Date 01-Sep-2021 1:00 pm
Event End Date 01-Sep-2021 2:00 pm
Registration Start Date 13-Mar-2021 1:00 pm
Cut off date 31-Aug-2021 6:00 pm
Individual Price Free
No. of Technical PDUs 1
PMI Event Number C144K6Y464
Location Webinar


Seamus Collins

Managing Director of Velopi

Seamus Collins is the Managing Director of Velopi – a PMI Authorized Training Partner. Seamus is on the frontline of Project Management both as a practitioner and as a thought leader, expanding the limits of what our Clients can achieve and frequently speaking at industry and professional conferences.

Both as practitioner and as a Training Consultant, Seamus has over 26 years of global industry experience helping companies achieve corporate strategy through the spectrum of Project, Program and Portfolio Management to delivering successful PMO's.

Building on his original background in IT and Telecommunications, Seamus has significant cross industry expertise in Life Sciences, Professional Service and the Public Sector. Seamus has managed geographically dispersed teams internationally and successfully completed assignments in China, Argentina, Israel, Malaysia, UK and USA.

A graduate of University College Cork, Ireland, Seamus holds an honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He holds PMP®, PgMP, PMI-SP certification, an MBA from Alliance Business School at the University of Manchester and an NUI qualification in Training and Continuing Education.

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