PMP Exam tips


I've just passed the PMP exam on my first try. I'm posting a few study tips:
1 - Enroll in a PMP course. Ask around, or check your local PMP chapter, for a credible training provider
2 - Make sure you have the right prep material. I used McGraw-Hill Education PMP Project Management Professional Exam and I'm very happy with my choice. I also used the PMBOK as a reference.
3 - Prepare a study plan - It definitely helped me to organize my time and prioritize study time.

Best of luck

admin's picture

Congratulations James and thanks for sharing this experience. Any more details will help others taking the exam.

michaelwarne's picture

Getting your PMP certification is a challenging task. But if you plan it wisely, you can surely make your journey an easier one.
Getting your PMP certification is a challenging task. Assuming you have done or die situation and wants to clear the exam in one week, I would suggest the followings.
Make an 8-hour schedule per day
  • Make you study session no longer than 3~4 hours so you can stay focused
  • Study Rita Exam Preparation Handbook  - 4 hours per day
  • Cram the Inputs Outputs Tool & Techniques from PMBOK and write them as much as you can - 2 hours every day
  • Practice Mathematical Formulas from all chapters and prepare a summary of them for revision before the exam, preferably use Head First book for mathematical questions - 1 hour per day
  • Final 1 hour - Practice exam simulation using Rita FastTrack software
If you have a basic understanding of Project Management prior to above and you follow these medicated tips efficiently I can congratulate you in advance on passing the exam. 
Good Luck!!

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