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PMP 5th to 6th Edition - Gap Training

Are you preparing for PMI’s PMP certification based on PMBOK 6th edition?  Or a certified PMP who needs to keep your project management knowledge current?  If so, this course is ideal for you.

Closing the Gap between Five and Six

In the spring of 2018, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) updated its Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) from the 5th edition to the 6th edition. This means that the PMP Certification exam, which is based in largely on the PMBOK, has also been updated (as of April 2018) to reflect the new material.  The changes in the PMBOK are not trivial.  There are entirely new chapters, new, renamed and moved processes; and a new emphasis on agile and adaptive approaches.

What this all means is that if you have prepared for certification with the 5th Edition materials (prior to April 2018), and have not yet sat for the exam, then you are not prepared to do well on the test.

To help PMP candidates in that situation, the University of South Carolina is happy to offer a one day Gap-Training class that covers all the changes and differences between PMP 5th edition and the 6th edition.

  • This focused training will review all of the new areas you need to master such as:
  • Knowing how to adapt the application of each knowledge area for agile approaches
  • Tailoring your methodologies based on project complexity
  • Preparing for trends and emerging practices
  • Understanding the expanded role of the project manager
  • Learning how to incorporate all new project plan components
  • Navigating the changes to the PMI Process Framework


Who should take this course?

This class is suitable for candidates preparing for PMI’s PMP certification based on PMBOK 6th edition, as well for certified PMPs who want to keep their project management knowledge current.  Students that successfully complete this course will earn .8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) issued through the University of South Carolina that will fulfill 8 professional development units (PDUs) towards renewing your PMP certification with PMI.


Participants should have previously completed the PMP 5th edition course.  This Gap Training by itself will not satisfy PMIs requirement for 35 contact hours of project management education required to sit for the test.


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Registration and Payment Notes

If you plan to pay by check or purchase order, select "register by mail." Complete the form and return a printout with payment to: USC Continuing Education and Conferences, Close/Hipp Building at 1705 College Street, Suite 591, Columbia, SC 29208. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received.

We accept online payment via electronic check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express through MarketPlace, a secure electronic environment that simplifies business transactions with the university. Follow the MarketPlace prompts to complete payment. Your transaction is only complete when you receive an order number, which is your receipt of payment. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received and you receive an order number.

Once you have paid and are enrolled, you'll be emailed location and parking information for face-to-face programs or online instructions about one week before the program begins.