Hello Guys, Please share the PMP Exam Preparation Tips and any Free Knowledge Bank for mock examinations??
Also share some good reference/preparation books to study? And what is the difficulty level of the PMP exam ? Saving Changes...
Rami has already introduced very useful links and I want to just add a few based on my experience as below:
1. Set up the goal and plan your PMP Exam journey, and revise your plan as needed during the study.
2. Read PMBOK Guide from cover to cover at least twice
3. Choose supplementary books including a PMP questions book which are aligned with PMBOK 5th edition and read chapter by chapter together with PMBOK at least twice.
4. Practice at least 1,500 realistic exam questions through various free or paid sources on internet.
5. Invest at least two hours everyday to study PMBOK and supplementary books.
6. Don't schedule exam date in a hurry
1. Required duration to study : Approx. 3 months based on your knowledge and experience (at least 250 ~300 hours). Updating your plan during your study will play a vital role to guide you with regard to "how", "when", "what" to study more.
2. Supplementary books: Any books but needed to be aligned with PMBOK 5 edition.
I chose Rita's PMP Exam Prep. book and Arora's questions book but you might choose other books. Rita's book is well known and practice questions in this book are quite good quality, while unlike others, Rita's process charts gave some confusions comparing to PMBOK. Arora's book has some out dated questions and errors.
3. Efficiency: Don't waste too much time for difficult parts of PMBOK but focus on relatively easier parts which means dependent on your experience or knowledge, some topics or concepts might not be efficient to understand fully within such a short period time of 3 months so that it is much efficient to just practice as many questions in difficult concepts as possible to strengthen your experience of types of questions. Relatively easier parts focused in a short period time might give you better chances to choose more correct answers in the real exam.
4. Study everyday if possible,and know well the reasons or benefits for 47 processes. The ITTO might be helpful to connect related processes but it might not be necessary to memorize ITTOs. Data flow diagram in each process will help you understand flow of Outputs and why. Tools and Techniques can be "how to do each process". Finally integration will give you better understanding on project management. Draw your own diagrams to connect related processes. This might be obtained as a result of progressive elaboration and your understanding on interdependent ITTOs and processes.
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6. Measure your readiness before scheduling the exam date: you need to take four practice exams on the above link and if you obtain over 75% from all four practice exams, you may be ready to sit for the real PMP exam.
7. Have your confidence and pass the exam, Congratulations!.
1 reply by Mudassar Khan
Nov 11, 2016 1:23 PM
Have You Studied PMP Exam Prep by Christopher Scordo ??
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know your formulas, know your diagrams for quality types, do a ton of practice exams, just keep answering questions until answering questions the way PMP expects is 2nd nature. When you are continually getting 80% on different practice exams you are probably good to go. Saving Changes...