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PMP Exam Prep - How did you do it?
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I am two weeks out from my scheduled PMP exam. While I feel I have a good deal of knowledge and familiarity with the program, I do not want to be overconfident.

I am using the PMBOK 6th, Rita's PMP Exam Prep 9th and various free online test simulators, including the PMchallenge questions on this site.

Are there any other resources?
What was your two week countdown sequence?

Thank in advance!
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All the best.
It should be enough for exam ,
But it is good to have deep knowledge of ITTOs for PMP Exams. In PMP exam so many questions , can be answered correctly if you have a solid understanding of the Inputs, Tools & Techniques, and Outputs of the Processes and their interactions
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Same here. Currently preparing for the PMP exam. I agree deep knowledge of ITTOs surely help answer correctly.

I do also free online test simulators, familiarize PMP definitions, key concepts (process) and others. For me, I needed more than two weeks of preparation considering my schedule. I can only spend 2 hours or less a day of study.
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Read through ITTO's to understand the concepts. I would also recommend to scan through Integration chapter couple of times. Personally for me, it was a perfect way to revise key concepts from all other areas.
Formula based questions will be easy to solve if you don’t just remember the formula but also understand the concept. The questions could be easy but may not be straight forward and PMI might want to test your understanding of the application of formula.

As you solve any question during exam, first try to zero down on the process group & knowledge area. This will help to eliminate incorrect answer from the list of options.

Good Luck!
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I can tell you how I am trying to do it - scheduled to take the exam the end of March.

I am reading the PMBOK
I going through course materials I bought from Master of Project
I bought a lecture from Udemy
I am crossing my fingers and hoping I pass
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1 reply by Markus Kopko, PMP
Feb 15, 2019 9:34 AM
Markus Kopko, PMP
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Joshua -

I will be honest with you. I guess that might not be enough. You should definately do at least some kind of free mock exams.
Best option and always my recommendation to PMp aspirants - utilize a professional Exam Simulator. That is a key tool fro exam success nowadays.

I can send you some links (as a private message since we are not allowed to poast external links at the board) to prof. resources with trial options for trying out what suits you best.

Send me a short note if you interested.

Regards,

Markus
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Looks good. I had a booklet of notes; condensed study guide, I used as well, along with flash-cards. Also had a mind-map of the overall process so I could have pictures to solidify and help with remembering of key processes. Leading into the exam, focus on weakness, while maintaining strengths. Good luck.
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There are tons of resources. yours are the best, though. just review the content and be confident. you are almost there.
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Feb 15, 2019 8:00 AM
Replying to Joshua Render
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I can tell you how I am trying to do it - scheduled to take the exam the end of March.

I am reading the PMBOK
I going through course materials I bought from Master of Project
I bought a lecture from Udemy
I am crossing my fingers and hoping I pass
Joshua -

I will be honest with you. I guess that might not be enough. You should definately do at least some kind of free mock exams.
Best option and always my recommendation to PMp aspirants - utilize a professional Exam Simulator. That is a key tool fro exam success nowadays.

I can send you some links (as a private message since we are not allowed to poast external links at the board) to prof. resources with trial options for trying out what suits you best.

Send me a short note if you interested.

Regards,

Markus
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Hector -

you should not rely exclusively on free resources for questions and mock exams!
There are just a few serious sources for free avialbale questions out there. Most others are either outdated or even just incorrect or missleading.

btw: PMChallenge is fun but NOT a prep tool for PMP Exam (I discussed that several times across the board).

Like I told Josh already, I will also recommend you on going for a prof. Simulator. Espacially for the past two weeks or so.

You should have done at least two (better three or four) full sized and full timed mock exams, not only for the knowledge review but also for getting familair with the 4 Hours time management.

Many aspirants underestimate that challenge!

Send me a short note if you do want to have further information.

Regards,

Markus
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1 reply by Hector Rivera
Feb 15, 2019 1:40 PM
Hector Rivera
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Markus,
I tried sending a pm, but the message editor on my side isn't working properly. I am interested in any resources you can point me to...

Vielen Dank!
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Hector,

First of all, good luck with the exam! I took the advice from other people and did the exam the day after I finished a 40 hour intensive prep course. And it worked great for me.

The prep exams are good, PMchallenge is not so much of a prep tool, I feel like I answered some questions 10 times already! It does not give you a balance between dimensions and themes on the exam.

I read Rita's book and PMBoK, and did the simulated tests, trying to mimic as much as possible the environment you will find in the place you're taking the test. I love listening to music while I do stuff, but I knew it would not be possible.

It is a long exam, so if it is still allowed, bring some food to consume on a break. A friend of mine always brought chocolate bars to exams, as he claimed they stimulate your brain to get back on track after a while.

Hope it helps!
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Feb 15, 2019 9:38 AM
Replying to Markus Kopko, PMP
...
Hector -

you should not rely exclusively on free resources for questions and mock exams!
There are just a few serious sources for free avialbale questions out there. Most others are either outdated or even just incorrect or missleading.

btw: PMChallenge is fun but NOT a prep tool for PMP Exam (I discussed that several times across the board).

Like I told Josh already, I will also recommend you on going for a prof. Simulator. Espacially for the past two weeks or so.

You should have done at least two (better three or four) full sized and full timed mock exams, not only for the knowledge review but also for getting familair with the 4 Hours time management.

Many aspirants underestimate that challenge!

Send me a short note if you do want to have further information.

Regards,

Markus
Markus,
I tried sending a pm, but the message editor on my side isn't working properly. I am interested in any resources you can point me to...

Vielen Dank!
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