PMI Certification Exam Updates: September 2022

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With PMI professional certification, you can be confident that you’re prepared to meet the needs of projects and employers throughout the world in a world that is becoming more and more project-centered.  These certifications were developed by practitioners for practitioners and are based on strict criteria and continuing research to address the demands of enterprises in the real world. You may work in almost any business, anywhere in the globe, and with any project management technique if you have a PMI certification to your credit.

Because of this, PMI reviews the exams and certifications it provides to make sure that they represent the most recent knowledge and resources, retiring any that are no longer applicable. The most current upgrades will be covered as we go through a list of PMI Certifications that also contains subject updates.

PMI: Active Exam List and Modification

PMI certifications are an excellent way to launch your career. Depending on your job or skills, you might want to research and start studying for a variety of certifications. On the PMI certification Page, you can also learn more about each exam in-depth, as well as the curriculum and study techniques.

Moving on, below is a list of currently ongoing PMI tests, as well as the changes that will be included in each exam.

1. Agile Certification:
Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) Certification
PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Certification
Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM) Certification
Disciplined Agile Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) Certification
Disciplined Agile Coach (DAC) Certification
2. PMI Basic Certification:
Project Management Professional®
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®January 2023 Update in Course Outline
PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)®
Program Management Professional (PgMP)®
Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)®
PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®
PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®
PMI Project Management Ready™
3. PMI Micro-Credentials:
Agile Hybrid Project Pro
Citizen Developer Practitioner
PMI Citizen Developer Business Architect
Organizational Transformation Foundation
Organizational Transformation Orchestration
Organizational Transformation Implementation
Agile Metrics Micro-Credential
Built Environment Project Communication Pro
Built Environment Performance and Materials Management Pro
Built Environment Technology and Innovation Pro
Value Stream Management Micro-Credential

Detailed Overview of PMI Certifications

1. Agile Certifications

Agile talents are in great demand for a reason. Agile is a method of working, not just a trending word. It’s an attitude. PMI provides a wide variety of agile training programs and credentials. A thorough introduction to the most popular agile and lean methodologies, including Scrum, Kanban, SAFe®, and others, is followed by a focus on speeding value delivery.

The exams covered are:

1. Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) Certification

Learning the principles of agile and lean methodologies, including Scrum, Kanban, SAFe®, and others, as well as how to use the Disciplined Agile toolkit, will help you determine the best way of working (WoWTM) for the issue at hand.

Updated Course Outline:

  • Foundations of Agile 30%
  • Foundations of Lean 20%
  • Foundations of Disciplined Agile 24%
  • Choose your WoW 26%
2. PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Certification

Recognize your aptitude for using agile concepts and techniques as a member of an agile team. There are seven languages for the exam.

Updated Course Outline:

  • Agile Principles and Mindset 16%
  • Value-driven Delivery 20%
  • Stakeholder Engagement 17%
  • Team Performance 16%
  • Adaptive Planning 12%
  • Problem Detection and Resolution 10%
  • Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People) 9%
3. Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM) Certification

Utilizing Disciplined Agile can help you lead your agile team and increase your capacity to take on more challenging projects. Select, scale, and customize your way of working (WoW) for agile success in every circumstance.

Updated Course Outline:

  • Team Development for high performance teams 14%
  • Emotional intelligence for high performance teams 10%
  • Tactical scaling in complex situations 6%
  • Removing Impediments 22%
  • Coordinating and collaborating across teams 10%
  • Conflict management for high performance teams 12%
  • Pragmatic Planning and Reporting 26%
4. Disciplined Agile Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) Certification

You may lead whole enterprises in implementing value stream management enterprise-wide for their particular needs if you master disciplined agile and know how to apply it. Develop into a transformational driver that accelerates value delivery and leads enterprises to genuine business agility.

Updated Course Outline:

  • Assess Goals and Strategies 7.5%
  • Identify and Analyze the Value Stream 27.5%
  • Optimize and Improve the Value Stream 25%
  • Creating the Improvement Backlog 20%
  • Managing the Transition and Ongoing Improvement 20%
5. Disciplined Agile Coach (DAC) Certification

Show teams (in your business or outside) how to use and maximize disciplined agile inside and between teams to advance your disciplined agile knowledge and expertise.

Updated Course Outline:

  • The Disciplined Agile Coach 8.3%
  • Facilitate the DA Way 6.7%
  • Engage the Stakeholders 15%
  • Communicate Continuously 10%
  • Mentorship and Leadership 16.7%
  • Guided Transition and Continuous Improvement 11.7%
  • Coaching, Consulting, Counseling, and Lean Leadership 18.3%
  • Training and Development 6.7%
  • Thought Leadership 6.7% 

2. List of PMI basic Certification

1. Project Management Professional®

The gold standard in project management is PMP® certification. The PMP, which is acknowledged and required by businesses all over the world, attests to your capability to carry out the duties of a project manager, including managing teams and projects.

Updated Course Outline:

  • People 42%
  • Process 50%
  • Business Environment 8%
2. Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®

Your comprehension of the essential concepts, jargon, and procedures of efficient project management is demonstrated by your CAPM® certification.

January 2023 Exam Updated Course Outline:

  • Project Management Fundamentals and Core Concepts 36%
  • Predictive, Plan-Based Methodologies 17%
  • Agile Frameworks/Methodologies 20%
  • Business Analysis Frameworks 27%
3. PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)®

The PMI-PBA® certification emphasizes your business analysis proficiency. It draws attention to your capacity to collaborate successfully with stakeholders to determine their business requirements, influence project outcomes, and promote profitable business outcomes.

Updated Course Outline:

  • Needs Assessment 18%
  • Planning 22%
  • Analysis 35%
  • Traceability and Monitoring 15%
Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)® Certification Exam online tutorials
4. Program Management Professional (PgMP)®

The PgMP® certification is intended for those who manage numerous, complicated projects to meet organizational and strategic goals.

Updated Course Outline:

  • Strategic Program Management (11 tasks) 15%
  • Program Life Cycle (35 tasks) 44%
    • Initiating (6 tasks) 6%
    • Planning (9 tasks) 11%
    • Executing (9 tasks) 14%
    • Controlling (6 tasks) 10%
    • Closing (5 tasks) 3%
  • Benefits Management (8 tasks) 11%
  • Stakeholder Management (7 tasks) 16%
  • Governance (11 tasks) 14%
5. Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)®

Portfolio managers with PfMP® accreditation have a high level of knowledge and expertise. Your demonstrated proficiency in the coordinated management of one or more portfolios to meet organizational goals is demonstrated by the PfMP.

Updated Course Outline:

  • Strategic Alignment 25%
  • Governance 20%
  • Portfolio Performance 25%
  • Portfolio Risk Management 15%
  • Communications Management 15%
6. PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®

The PMI-RMP® certification shows proficiency in the field of assessing and recognizing project risks as well as in developing strategies to counteract threats and take advantage of opportunities.

Updated March 2022 Course Outline:

  • Risk Strategy and Planning 22%
  • Risk Identification 23%
  • Risk Analysis 23%
  • Risk Response 13%
  • Monitor and Close Risks 19%
7. PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®

The extensive expertise and proven knowledge in the specific field of creating and managing project schedules are recognised by the PMI-SP® certification.

Updated Course Outline:

  • Schedule Strategy 14%
  • Schedule Planning and Development 31%
  • Schedule Monitoring and Controlling 35%
  • Schedule Closeout 6%
  • Stakeholder Communications Management 14%
8. PMI Project Management Ready™

Students at high school and post-secondary institutions are introduced to project management ideas and skill sets through the PMI Project Management ReadyTM program.

Updated Course Outline:

  • Project Management Fundamentals and Core Concepts
  • Traditional Plan-Based Methodologies
  • Agile Frameworks/Methodologies
  • Business Analyst Frameworks

3. List of PMI Micro-Credentials


1. Agile Hybrid Project Pro

A new online course called Agile Hybrid Project Pro that includes a non-proctored online test confirms that you have updated your skills and are in compliance with the current PMP requirements, which incorporate Agile and Hybrid methods.

Updated Course Outline:

  • People 42%
  • Process 50%
  • Business Environment 8%
2. Citizen Developer Practitioner

You’ll discover how to assess if citizen development can help you solve your issue, successfully discuss solutions, assess the difficulties your app will face, acquire the information and resources you’ll need, and complete your project.

Updated Course Outline:

  • Hyper-Agile SDLC
  • Ideation 2.0
  • Suitability Assessment
  • Business Analysis & Design
  • Project Risks & Enterprise Risk Requirements
  • Application Design, Development, and Deployment
3. PMI Citizen Developer Business Architect

Leaders may manage citizen development teams with the help of the PMI Citizen Developer Business Architect (CD-BA) micro-credential course and test package.

Updated Course Outline:

  • Intro & Profile to PMI Citizen Developer Business Architect
  • Operating Model
  • Organizational Alignment
  • Maturity Model
4. Organizational Transformation Foundation

The first course in the OT Series, Organizational Transformation: Foundation, equips project professionals with the core understanding of transformation projects to help them recognize and adapt to change. Through the use of case studies and scenarios, this introductory course engages students while introducing the five components of successful transformations.

Updated Course Outline:

  • Identify and describe key transformation concepts.
  • Describe what drives transformation and why transformation competencies are critical to business success.
  • Identify the concepts of transformation and compare them to your own business and personal culture.
  • Identify transformation challenges and success factors that may impact an organization’s ability to design and implement transformation.
  • Describe the best practices that implement transformation initiative.
  • Identify the role and responsibilities of project leaders in transformation initiatives.
5. Organizational Transformation Orchestration

The third course in the OT Series, Organizational Transformation: Orchestration, gives you the leadership skills and strategic understanding of transformation projects you need to advance your project management. We mentor project managers to encourage ongoing reforms that are oriented on people. This advanced course focuses on analyzing market trends and conditions, investigating frameworks for obtaining results, and implementing a human-centric strategy for your business.

Updated Course Outline:

  • Describe what it takes to lead a people-centered transformation.
  • Identify and describe the various frameworks you will need to achieve transformation outcomes (such as Organizational Network Analysis, Exploit and Explore, and others).
  • Assess different market conditions, trends, and disruptors for your organization.
  • Describe the 4-phased framework of Waves, Horizons, Domains, and Types that will enable you to frame the broader transformation picture. 
  • Assess capabilities your organization will need to successfully transform.
6. Organizational Transformation Implementation

The second course in the OT Series, Organizational Change: Implementation, offers the structure for carrying out the transformation. The driving causes underlying major change will be made clear to project professionals through projects and strategy. In this intermediate course, transformation domains, kinds, and trajectories are introduced. Comprehensive scenarios are also covered, along with reflections on actual experiences.

Updated Course Outline:

  • Identify and describe the frameworks of domains and types that are used to define your business’s transformation strategy. 
  • Describe the tools and practices that can help assess your organization’s transformation readiness. 
  • Identify and describe strong leadership characteristics. 
  • Describe the means of activating your transformation, by tailoring the 5 building blocks according to the stage of transformation you are in (inspire, mobilize or shift). 
  • Describe the 5 touchstones of ever-evolving transformation, along with their associated principles, processes, pitfalls, and practices.
7. Agile Metrics Micro-Credential

Enroll in this specialist course to further your career and learn how to choose agile metrics that are useful for achieving team and corporate goals. To get the Agile Metrics micro-credential, finish the course and pass the test. This will allow you to demonstrate your new abilities to management and your colleagues.

Updated Course Outline:

  • Introducing agile metrics
  • Why do we measure? 
  • What should we measure? 
  • How should we measure? 
  • How do we scale and roll up metrics to management?
8. Built Environment Project Communication Pro

A course and micro-credential package called Built Environment Project Communication Pro was created with the express purpose of assisting you in maximizing the potential of effective communication in the construction industry.

9. Built Environment Performance and Materials Management Pro

A course and a micro-credential package called Built Environment Performance and Materials Management Pro is intended to help you increase the effectiveness and productivity of built environment projects.

Updated Course Outline:

  • How to build a project performance strategy
  • The core progress measurement methods, how they work, and when they are useful
  • Tools and techniques for effective materials management 
10. Built Environment Technology and Innovation Pro

By assisting professionals in boosting the efficiency and profitability of their projects—as well as more skillfully managing risk—technology and innovation play a crucial role in radically changing the industry.

Updated Course Outline:

  • How the concept of innovation can be applied throughout the project lifecycle
  • How to identify and overcome barriers when implementing innovative solutions in the built environment
  • How to cooperate with project stakeholders to identify and select the best possible technology solutions
11. Value Stream Management Micro-Credential

Learn how to use value stream mapping, agile budgeting, lean finance, and other strategies to expedite the delivery of value at scale for your business and consumers.

Updated Course Outline:

  • The business case for agility
  • Our inherent problem
  • Value stream mapping 
  • Minimum business increments and minimum viable products 
  • Agile budgeting and lean funding
  • Product and portfolio management
  • Systems thinking
  • Factors for effective value streams
  • Workflow and collaboration
  • Using the idealized value stream to identify gaps and plan improvements
  • Creating an improvement backlog
  • Leadership and transition

Final Words

PMI specialization can advance your career and increase your employment chances. PMI regularly updates the exam in order to assist candidates to stand out with the newest technologies and improve their skills. Everyone is aware that individuals with the most modern credentials get to the top of the work market. Therefore, maintain track of the test you’re preparing for using the list of PMI certification exams supplied above. Use the study tools, classes, and practice tests to help you pass the test.