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PMP Exam prep
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Hi, I am looking for good guidance to prepare for my PMP examination.
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Hi Sakthivel,

When I sat for the PMP Exam I found the following materials and study invaluable:
1. Rita Mulcahy's PMPĀ® Exam Prep, Ninth Edition. Her tips and tricks to remember concepts and formulas are excellent, as well as the overall essential PMBOK 6th Ed. material that is covered.
2. PMP Exam Simulator (PM Prep offers a comprehensive simulator..you can also get a package deal that includes the Training AND Simulator for a relatively low price. The training gives you the 35 contact hours that are required to obtain the PMP. Another option is Test.com which also has a reasonably priced test simulator.
3. Study and memorize the Inputs/Techniques & Tools/Outputs, i.e. ITTOs for the 48 processes, and the formulas defined in the PMBOK.

I think that allocating 4-6 months of study if you are completely new to the concepts identified in the PMBOK is sufficient. Once you are confident in your abilities, and you are achieving 90%+ on your practice exam, then schedule your exam. Expect to have some lag time before you can sit for the exam because the test taking sites can be booked 2-4 weeks out. Those last few weeks can be used for a final push to finish your study and know the PMBOK material completely.

One final and important suggestion. Any materials that you use, i.e. exam simulation, study materials, etc., make sure you are using study materials for the PMBOK 6TH EDITION. There is a huge difference between the 6th Edition and the older Editions, i.e. 5, 4, etc. Do not, under any circumstances, use any study materials unless you can confirm it is for the PMBOK, 6th Edition.

Best wishes in your study--though it is hard work, do your best to enjoy the experience. With the right mindset, you will find this to be enormously rewarding!

Donna Kurtz
PMP
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1 reply by sakthivel kothandapani
May 12, 2019 11:02 PM
sakthivel kothandapani
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thank you Donna.
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Hi,

Donna already gave you some great advice. I will send you some suitable links to her recommendations via private message (since we are not allowed to post external links here at the discussion board).

Please fell free to contact me whenever you need help or any further question may occur.

All the best,

Regards,

Markus
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Here is my LinkedIn article on how to pass the PMP exam: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-prepare...p-mba-ongoing-/

Hope this helps! All the best!
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Review the PMBOK. Input and output of each process. Mock exam(s)
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Understand Rita's guide read PMBOK and do as many as questions before the exam and understand the result and answer description.
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Hello,
You can watch Joseph Philips course online (this course also gives you the needed 35 contact hours for your PMP application).
Additionally, RMC Rita's exam prep is straight to the point guide.
Goodluck.
-Z-
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Read PMBOK well and exam outline, practice a lot questions form PMSTUDY and PMPRECAST and rita book for understanding.

Good luck
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Apr 23, 2019 1:11 AM
Replying to Donna Maria Kurtz
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Hi Sakthivel,

When I sat for the PMP Exam I found the following materials and study invaluable:
1. Rita Mulcahy's PMPĀ® Exam Prep, Ninth Edition. Her tips and tricks to remember concepts and formulas are excellent, as well as the overall essential PMBOK 6th Ed. material that is covered.
2. PMP Exam Simulator (PM Prep offers a comprehensive simulator..you can also get a package deal that includes the Training AND Simulator for a relatively low price. The training gives you the 35 contact hours that are required to obtain the PMP. Another option is Test.com which also has a reasonably priced test simulator.
3. Study and memorize the Inputs/Techniques & Tools/Outputs, i.e. ITTOs for the 48 processes, and the formulas defined in the PMBOK.

I think that allocating 4-6 months of study if you are completely new to the concepts identified in the PMBOK is sufficient. Once you are confident in your abilities, and you are achieving 90%+ on your practice exam, then schedule your exam. Expect to have some lag time before you can sit for the exam because the test taking sites can be booked 2-4 weeks out. Those last few weeks can be used for a final push to finish your study and know the PMBOK material completely.

One final and important suggestion. Any materials that you use, i.e. exam simulation, study materials, etc., make sure you are using study materials for the PMBOK 6TH EDITION. There is a huge difference between the 6th Edition and the older Editions, i.e. 5, 4, etc. Do not, under any circumstances, use any study materials unless you can confirm it is for the PMBOK, 6th Edition.

Best wishes in your study--though it is hard work, do your best to enjoy the experience. With the right mindset, you will find this to be enormously rewarding!

Donna Kurtz
PMP
thank you Donna.
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Hi,
All the Best for Exam. You already got good suggestions .
Should read PMBOK 6 and check some on line mock test .

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