Exam ChangePMP is the most sought after project management certification.  PMP examination has always focused on checking how you as project manager would deal with practical problems faced during project lifecycle.  Or in other words the questions primarily revolve around practical scenarios of situations faced by project manager while performing various project based tasks.  We all need to remember that PMBOK 5th edition has not changed so we can’t expect addition of new knowledge areas or process areas at the moment.  Neither is the exam format of of 4 hours with multiple choice answers is changing.  This means that the exam will still be based on PMBOK 5th edition.  What PMI has done is, they have upgraded the domain tasks and added few more based on project managers role.  These tasks are crucial in project management for a predictable outcome. These new tasks are highlighted under Performance Domains (details below). Apart from this, the new PMP Exam has just shifted a bit of focus to Stakeholder Management, Communication Management and Project Charter, which are top three most important tasks project managers need to know more as found out from PMI’s Role Delineation Study (RDS) in 2015.  Note that every five to seven years, the Project Management Institute (PMI)® performs a “Role Delineation Study (RDS)”. This is basically a big survey among project managers like you and me from around the world with the goal to identify what it is that we do on our projects. As a result of the most recent RDS, PMI now has a pretty accurate picture of the tasks that we project managers perform, as well as the knowledge and skills required for our job.