Project Management

Insights on Preparation for the PMP® Exam

Swaroop has 12 years of experience in the project management environment. He is Deputy Manager of Buhler India Pvt Ltd in Bangalore.

The PMP® (Project Management Professional) certification from the Project Management Institute is well acknowledged among project management professionals and across industries. The exam is based on A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

Preparing for the exam is a challenging experience, especially after several years away from academics. It will bring back good old memories of the preparation circus from your university classes’ exams. A glimpse of your college days will return…fun, right?

Effort and Experience
Passing exams is no cakewalk. For the PMP exam, you must have the minimum experience as defined in the eligibility criteria by PMI. This will ensure you understand the concepts and processes related to project management, and that aspirants have worked in a project environment. If you have no project management experience, reading PMBOK Guide will be like reading an alien language.

Though you may have ample experience in project management, you still need to make an effort to understanding PMBOK Guide and passing the exam. No guesswork will help; passing the exam will come from core study coupled with PM experience in real world projects.

The exam will ascertain your understanding of project management from top to bottom. The test will take up to four hours with 200 questions. Sitting in an exam hall …


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