September 28 & 29, 2020 | Virtual
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I pass the PMP exam this April successfully. What I did is the following:
- I read the PMBOK carefully several times; it is very important to catch the details
- I did a lot of PMP exam simulators; there are many free online exam questions, so practice as much as you can, it will be a big help of you.
Thank you, Mariya. And congratulations on passing the exam
Hope these below-mentioned points help to prepare for the exam:
1. You have to understand all knowledge area and process group from PMBOK thoroughly, remember the keywords which make difference from one process to another process
2. Understanding of each Definition make to select the right answer in the exam
3. Most of the questions are situational based so practice more and more mock test from a reliable source on PMBOK 6 version, it will help to understand the gap area to revise the contents from PMBOK
4. Make a group study and discussion to help to understand it fast and remember for life long
5. A lot of stuff available online but select the correct and reliable content before going through it by reading user review etc.
6. You can read Rita Mulcahy if required to understand the topics in more details if you find more gaps while doing mock questions.
7. Also a lot of good stuff available on projectmanager.com so go through as per your requirements
Hope this helps you.
I have some tips below for you. Hope they help and good luck!
1. Understand the knowledge areas and process groups. Know the order of the processes, as it is important to know what you need to have and do before moving to the next step.
2. Understand that your daily work may not align with the PMBOK exactly, so it is best to find that project that closely aligns to this and use as your case study when prepping.
3. Do not rely solely on the PMBOK. Although this has the most information, go to other areas as a resource. Some things that I used was the Rita Mulcahy Study book, FastTrack practice exams, and flash cards.
4. Flash cards saved me :) Although, it was not mainly the definitions that I focused on with these, it was more questions (i.e. I am in this knowledge area or this process group, these are the inputs/outputs, calculations needed, etc.)
5. Go into the exam confident. Tell yourself that you know you are ready for this exam and will pass. Confidence will allow you to not second guess yourself and read each question carefully.
If you are taking practice exams, make sure you are scoring an 80% or above consistently prior to scheduling your exam.
Good Luck Again! I know that when I went in I was nervous, but these things allowed me to remember I was prepared and successfully passed my exam. You will do great!
I find PMBOK combined with Rita Mulcahy Exam Prep Book and good / solid way to prepare. There are also some great Exam simulation resources like RMC, PMPrep Cast, Watermark Learning.
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