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All questions are worth the same in the exam. This is one of the reasons to not get stuck on a single question. Make your selection, mark for review, and move on. Don't sacrifice many for the few. The exam is enough stress, you don't want to feel extra pressure from the clock.
There are various test-taking techniques. My personal scheme was took the first pass ignoring all network and formula questions, completing those on the second pass. The last pass was for the remaining marked questions that I had leftover.
Decide on first glance if you will complete or skip the questions. Don't waste precious time to read and analyze the question only to skip and have to repeat the effort. You're only adding to the number of questions by doing so. Be strategic and thoughtful. Control the test, don't let it control you.
Hi Andrew! I didn´t realize about the test techniques. Sounds very good the ones about leave formula and network questions on the second pass. Thanks a lot for your valuable help.
Hi Juan Pablo,
I too agree with Andrew that during the test, don't be afraid to mark questions for later review so that you don't get stuck on certain questions that could take away from your overall testing time.
In regards to identifying critical topics on the exam, what really helped me prepare was taking online practice tests. This helped me really get the hang of not only the timing of the test, but it also gave me an understanding of how the questions would be phrased. I don't think there are certain topics that are tested more than any, so it's hard to call that out. The best way to prepare is to feel confident in all sections of the exam. To help with this, I essentially tried to complete as many practice exams as I could prior to taking the full exam. From there, any question that I missed on the practice tests, I made sure to go back and re-review those sections of the PMBOK to ensure I had a better understanding than I previously did.
From my experience, trying to get as many example questions under my belt helped me feed more prepared as the style of questions on practice tests was very similar to the final test.
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