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If I understand you correctly, Martin, you are taking the 200-question exam in preparation for the PMP exam … and scoring 55 - 60%?
If so, I would postpone taking the PMP exam until you stabilize somewhere in the 80 percentile on these mock exams.
Please note that I am not suggesting that all is required is to keep taking the mock exams until you get to that percentage. For each test you take, review in detail the answers that were incorrect and make sure you understand the underlying cause for the wrong choice. Study in those areas, if necessary.
Thank you James. I appreciated your input.
In fact I didn’t a mock test with 200 questions, just 100 and in other cases I have been sum some 10 to 20 questions by area or group.
I’ll start to try with 200 questions.
The important thing for improvement is not to get the answers right but to check in the PMBoK, Rita or what you have why you made a wrong selection, and even if you were right and do not know why.
This way the mock exam leads you to areas you have to take a deep dive. I recommend too to target 80% at least.
Interesting theme for reflection
Thanks for sharing.
It really is frustrating to have to take the PMP certification exam again.
If you do not consider yourself prepared (sustained opinion based on the results you obtained in the mock exams) think well.
You still have a few days to study and take the exam.
If you do not have time to study (your schedule dictates this) it is preferable to postpone the exam.
Having 2 times the same experience is not rewarding
I'm cheering for a successful one
Thanks for the clarification, Martin.
My recommendation is to take the 200 question (4-hour) mock exam several times. It is as close as it gets to understanding how to pace yourself before taking the real thing.
Taking it 'cold' will likely result in rushing through too quickly (getting it done in less than 3 hours) or spending too much time on certain questions that put you in jeopardy of running out of time -- and making you panic. In both these situations, you end-up inadvertently answering some questions incorrectly where in normal circumstances you would have answered them correctly.
And, as stated before, review all questions answered incorrectly for lessons learned that can be applied when you take the next mock exam.
Best wishes and good luck!
If this is your second chance, you kind of know what to expect. So focus on their areas where you were below or on target so you can be sure you understand the concepts. Use the PMBOK and Rita's guide to help you prepare. Look at the strategy guide that PMI provides you that tells you how the test is broken up. Best of luck. You can do it!
I suggest take the full mock test, and ensure the time you have taken to complete all the questions, review the mistakes, etc. Do the mock but in your mind, it should be the real test. My past experience has been scoring anything higher than 75% consistently in the mock has gotten me to pass the PMP exam.
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