For many people, the information currently provided by PMI on their exam performance has been less than useless. Being told you are ‘not proficient’, ‘moderately proficient’ or ‘proficient’; with the added helpful advice these terms mean ‘below average’, ‘average’ or ‘above average’ tells you nothing. No one outside of the PMI enclaves has any idea what average means or how wide the average band is. All you really know is you have passed or failed the exam.
The good news is after years of complaint, PMI has listened and will be rolling out a vastly improved Exam Results Report over the next few months. The passing score and your actual score remain confidential to PMI for exam security reasons, but with this limitation, the new report will provide candidates with a much better understanding of their performance in relation to the examination pass level.
The headline report shows your overall performance with the performance by domain also categorised into one of the four groupings. On its own, this is a vast improvement on the old report!!
However, of even more value, backing up this summary will be a detailed report highlighting your performance against the various domains and topics, accessible from within your CCR portal on the PMI website. Below is a preview of this part of the report (provided by PMI):
You still won’t know the exact number of questions in each domain or how they are divided into each of the Tasks within the ‘domain’, but the report will tell you where improvement in your knowledge will be valuable and help you plan your continuing development as a project professional. This additional information will also help training design and deliver better courses based on feedback from our clients all round a win-win-win development.
For once PMI is to be highly commended for listening to their members and delivering a great initiative.
Anyone taking the PMI-PBA®, PfMP® or PgMP® certification exam on or after 28 April will receive the new report and explanation pages. The new report will then be rolled out to the remaining certifications over the next few months, ending with the PMP® on 28 August. Key dates for the launch of the reports for courses we teach:
PMI-SP – 25th May
(for more see: http://www.planning-controls.com.au/ )
CAPM – 22nd August
(for more see: http://www.mosaicproject.com.au/index.php?cID=175 )
PMP – 28th August
(for more see: http://www.mosaicproject.com.au/index.php?cID=173 )