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They are changing the lay-off the exam. The changes are currently on the PMI website. Not changing the guide
The best advice I can give you is to write the exam before mid-December 2019 so you don't have to worry about the upcoming changes!
read PMOBoK for one time, then study Rita and solve the exams attached with it. then do some sample exams.
if you are experience project manager . it should be enough.
IMO the most important part is to understand how to decompose the question. If you do not understand the questions your will a) waste time and b) potentially get it wrong.
First, read the last part of the question. This is where they state what they want. Many times they include a lot of irrelevant information that only confuse.
Once you know what they are asking you read the whole statement from the start and note the important part, relevant to the question.
You then apply what you have learned by
a) eliminating the outliers in the choices given which normally leaves you with 2 out of 4 plausible options.
e.g. Both John and Mary were born in Kentucky. John is 50 and Mary is 40. What is their combined age? Reading the last part first you will know that where they were born is irrelevant. Choices are 200, 90, 84, 10. Even the most mathematically challenged amongst us know it's not 200 or 10. So now you apply what you have learned and your answer should be either 90 or 84. It's 90 BTW ;)
Sound stupid? Even the cleverest fail a test because they do not apply common sense when reading what is required.
Not all question are like that and some are straight forward 'what is 1 +1' type questions.
Now go read one of the many books recommended.
My advice to anyone considering taking the PMP is to have as much project management experience as possible. Get it at work, at home and, yes, doing volunteer work.
Knowledge and skills can be purchased but experience is acquired. Given that most of the exam questions are situational, experience will be the difference maker.
Look at those who fail the exam and you will see people who don't have the breadth of experience. They will take courses, purchase mock exams but that will still not get them where they need to be.
Review PMBOK. analyzing sample questions. Mock exams
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