The target audiences of this post are the common PMP aspirants who are hard working and average intelligent like me! I am sure you deeply desire to be a Project Management Professionals (PMP) that’s why you are taking the effort to read this article, but ARE YOU READY for the PMP EXAM?
You must keep in mind few things about the PMP exam:
- Firstly, this is not a test of the information in the PMBOK® Guide!
- Secondly, you cannot rely on only real-world experience.
- Thirdly, training in professional project management based on the PMBOK® Guide is significant and you should do it from a good instructor!
As the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam continues to evolve, the way you study for it has to change as well. The exam is a lot harder these days specially on PMBOK®GUIDE Sixth Edition. It covers much more material for and it contains many situational questions where you much assess the project situation. Then you must decide the best course of action. What makes these questions hard is that often all 4 answer choices are partially correct. You need to pick the best answer. The questions have become much more sophisticated. Questions can include distracting information that is not required to answer the question. The exam is also a moving target with 5% of the questions new each month.
Below is the possible tricks that will help you shape up your exam:
- PMBOK guide is the holy book! Read it 2 Times to crack the hard codes!
- Practice makes the PMP Aspirants Perfect! Please do practice about 3000 (+/-) questions at http://www.pmaspire.com This simulator gives detailed justification with PMBOK®Guide page reference with section number. Get 400 Questions Free here (Click Here)
- Spend 30 minutes everyday playing Flashcard at PMaspire Simulator which is FREE ! ! It will help you align with the exam dynamics!
- Rule of 85 % (Percent): Keep practicing mock exams at http://www.pmaspire.com until you consistently scores at least 85% in all the model exams. This indicates you are ready to roar in the real exam.
- Understand “ITTO TRICK Sheet of 49 Processes”. This TRICK sheet will really help you mapping all the processes inputs, outputs, tools and techniques. You can request for ITTO Trick notes at http://www.abdullapmp.com/free-pmp-resources/inputs-tools-techniques-pmbok-sixth-edition/ or write at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Utilizing 12 Minutes After the exam: Read/Memorize the Formula Trick Sheet. Print and paste on your desk and practice everyday until you write the chart in a white paper within 4 minutes because writing this after the 4 hours exam will help you track the questions and save significant time. To get the formula trick notes please write at email@example.com
- Read/Memorize PMBOK 6th Edition 49 Process Chart. Print and paste on your desk and practice everyday until you write the chart within 8 minutes. Download Link: http://www.abdullapmp.com/free-pmp-resources/pmbokguide-49-process-chart-coloured/ or write at firstname.lastname@example.org
You should really take the exam as a “Project” and plan for 200 Hours of study. “Planned study” is the key to pass the exam. However, http://www.pmaspire.com has 120 hours of study plan which is tested which I recommend to follow.
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Abdulla PMI-ACP, SCT CSM, PMP
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