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Hi. I am taking the pmp test this weekend. Couple of questions
* Can you skip a question without marking it and go back to that question. In other words can you answer a question and go to the next question and then go back to the prev question.
* Can you take water bottles in the exam
* Can you take simple calculator in the exam

I know its a short notice. If anyone can reply back in a couple of days really appreciate it.
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Deven -

Good luck for the exam this weekend!

1. Yes - you can flag questions for later review, including answering them. This is a good capability to use to avoid losing too much time on a tricky question. Ideally, you should plan to finish the exam in no more than 3 hours so you have 1 hour to go back and re-visit questions you've flagged for either answering or reviewing purposes.

2. Assuming Pearson Vue centers work the same as the old Prometric ones, all personal stuff including water bottles get stored in a locker outside of the test room. You can take a break to have a snack or get a drink of water, but the clock keeps ticking.

3. The exam software application has a built-in calculator so you shouldn't need to bring your own.

Kiron
Dear Deven
Interesting your question
Thanks for sharing

If there are people who can answer the question you asked, this is Kiron

I wish you the most success in taking the exam
Deven

I would add the following to Kiron’s feedback, from my personal experience:

1- You can and at the end you can see which ones you skipped, however, I don’t advise you to do that because if you run out of time, you will have no chance to go back so what I would suggest is to give it your best shot, mark the question, then go back to it if you have time. This way, even if you run out of time, at least you did not leave any questions unanswered.

2- You can’t take anything with you inside and don’t put your bottle of water in your locker. You are not allowed to open your locker even when you’re on a break. Instead, they will let you put anything you might want to use like food or water, outside on a shelf. They will walk you through all this and they do have water there too.

3- They have built in calculators and many centres do provide you with a simple physical calculator. You don’t have to worry about this at all.

Good Luck with your Exam and Happy New Year.

RK
You can review all the questions prior to submitting the completed test. They don't have to be 'marked', though, much easier to identify that way.

You cannot bring anything into the testing center. There are lockers provided to use for personal belongings, food, and drink. You are also patted down prior to entering. Also leaving the testing area for a bio break, you will also have to be 'checked' prior to reentering. This is an important consideration as if there are others coming in at the same time, you will be waiting in line .... and the clock is ticking!

Again, cannot bring anything into the testing area. The application has a built-in calculator.

Good luck!
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Jan 01, 2020 7:01 PM
Rami Kaibni
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Andrew

They do give you a physical calculator if requested, two markers and a board so you can use during the exam and you can also take some napkins in with you.

I just recently did an exam with Pearson Vue (The PfMP) and that was my experience, which was, in a way, similar to the previous exam providers.

RK
Jan 01, 2020 6:52 PM
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You can review all the questions prior to submitting the completed test. They don't have to be 'marked', though, much easier to identify that way.

You cannot bring anything into the testing center. There are lockers provided to use for personal belongings, food, and drink. You are also patted down prior to entering. Also leaving the testing area for a bio break, you will also have to be 'checked' prior to reentering. This is an important consideration as if there are others coming in at the same time, you will be waiting in line .... and the clock is ticking!

Again, cannot bring anything into the testing area. The application has a built-in calculator.

Good luck!
Andrew

They do give you a physical calculator if requested, two markers and a board so you can use during the exam and you can also take some napkins in with you.

I just recently did an exam with Pearson Vue (The PfMP) and that was my experience, which was, in a way, similar to the previous exam providers.

RK
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1 reply by Andrew Craig
Jan 01, 2020 7:17 PM
Andrew Craig
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Thank you, Rami. You are correct. Thanks for clarifying. I was more so referring to personal belongings, not items provided to you by the testing center.
Jan 01, 2020 7:01 PM
Replying to Rami Kaibni
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Andrew

They do give you a physical calculator if requested, two markers and a board so you can use during the exam and you can also take some napkins in with you.

I just recently did an exam with Pearson Vue (The PfMP) and that was my experience, which was, in a way, similar to the previous exam providers.

RK
Thank you, Rami. You are correct. Thanks for clarifying. I was more so referring to personal belongings, not items provided to you by the testing center.
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Jan 01, 2020 7:22 PM
Rami Kaibni
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You’re welcome and thanks Andrew :-)
Deven - I would also recommend taking a drive to the testing center a day (or so) prior to the day of the test. This way you are comfortable with where it is, how to get there, about how long it takes, parking, etc. Even head up to the actual center to get an idea of what it looks like and ask any questions to the person whom you will sign in with. This will significantly help to alleviate some unknowns.
Jan 01, 2020 7:17 PM
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Thank you, Rami. You are correct. Thanks for clarifying. I was more so referring to personal belongings, not items provided to you by the testing center.
You’re welcome and thanks Andrew :-)
Hi Deven,

Best of luck to you! I think your questions were sufficiently answered above, but I did want to offer that I had on 2 rings - they had me to just put them together as "one," but it threw me off a bit before going in there. Just a little tip!

Best,
Jung
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1 reply by Robin Goodman
Jan 07, 2020 2:00 PM
Robin Goodman
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Jung--I'm wondering, did they explain why they made you do this? This seems like a rather odd request for them to make of you.
Please let us know how it goes. Good luck!
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