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Best way to prepare for PMP Certification Exam
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I am looking for advice on the best way to prepare for the PMP Exam. I am an experienced marketing and sales professional with an MBA. Most of my project management experience is 15 years old as I have been on the sales side for the last 15 years. Should I take a formal University program to prepare or can I adequately prepare using the resources on ProjectManagement.com and Project Management Institute?
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Kristy -

The project management experience requirements for the PMP exam have to be from within the past eight years so if you can't come up with 4500 hours of such experience in that time period you wouldn't be able to submit your application.

Budget permitting, most folks prefer to take a formal PMP prep course as part of their learning plan for passing the exam. An alternative is to use one or two of the more reputable PMP study guides available.

Kiron
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2 replies by Kristy Lawber
Nov 16, 2017 9:31 PM
Kristy Lawber
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Thank you.
Nov 16, 2017 9:36 PM
Kristy Lawber
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Thanks Kiron, appreciate the response.
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Kristy -

like Kiron already mentioned you would need to have earned the required experience hours within the last 8 years.

If you still want or even need to earn the PMP certification you should make a career plan how you can earn those required hours.

In the meanwhile, you can train your skills with the hundreds of webinars and all the other stuff here at pm.com.

Another option is the online courses by the well known and respected Mike Clayton.

For instance, you can kick off with the

Project Management Fundamentals

for free!

Also great is the

PM Fast Start Program:

Hope this helps a bit.

Regards,

Markus
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1 reply by Kristy Lawber
Nov 16, 2017 9:35 PM
Kristy Lawber
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Thank you Markus. I will check those out.
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Kristy,

This is how I prepared for my exam at the time:

https://www.projectmanagement.com/blog-post/18318/PMP-Adventure--

Good Luck.
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1 reply by Kristy Lawber
Nov 16, 2017 9:34 PM
Kristy Lawber
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Thank you Rami.
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Rita Mulcahy's book "PMP Exam Prep", cross reference with the PMBOK, maybe Andry Crowe's book "PMP Exam : How to Pass on Your First Try", many simulation exams, and read PMI's Exam Content Outline as it has many "tasks" and some will be mentioned in the exam. Don't sweat it. Good luck.
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1 reply by Kristy Lawber
Nov 16, 2017 9:33 PM
Kristy Lawber
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Thank you Sante, really appreciate the detailed help!
Network:1
Nov 16, 2017 12:21 PM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Kristy -

The project management experience requirements for the PMP exam have to be from within the past eight years so if you can't come up with 4500 hours of such experience in that time period you wouldn't be able to submit your application.

Budget permitting, most folks prefer to take a formal PMP prep course as part of their learning plan for passing the exam. An alternative is to use one or two of the more reputable PMP study guides available.

Kiron
Thank you.
Network:1
Nov 16, 2017 3:09 PM
Replying to Sante Vergini
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Rita Mulcahy's book "PMP Exam Prep", cross reference with the PMBOK, maybe Andry Crowe's book "PMP Exam : How to Pass on Your First Try", many simulation exams, and read PMI's Exam Content Outline as it has many "tasks" and some will be mentioned in the exam. Don't sweat it. Good luck.
Thank you Sante, really appreciate the detailed help!
Network:1
Nov 16, 2017 2:27 PM
Replying to Rami Kaibni
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Kristy,

This is how I prepared for my exam at the time:

https://www.projectmanagement.com/blog-post/18318/PMP-Adventure--

Good Luck.
Thank you Rami.
Network:1
Nov 16, 2017 1:44 PM
Replying to Markus Kopko, PMP
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Kristy -

like Kiron already mentioned you would need to have earned the required experience hours within the last 8 years.

If you still want or even need to earn the PMP certification you should make a career plan how you can earn those required hours.

In the meanwhile, you can train your skills with the hundreds of webinars and all the other stuff here at pm.com.

Another option is the online courses by the well known and respected Mike Clayton.

For instance, you can kick off with the

Project Management Fundamentals

for free!

Also great is the

PM Fast Start Program:

Hope this helps a bit.

Regards,

Markus
Thank you Markus. I will check those out.
Network:1
Nov 16, 2017 12:21 PM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Kristy -

The project management experience requirements for the PMP exam have to be from within the past eight years so if you can't come up with 4500 hours of such experience in that time period you wouldn't be able to submit your application.

Budget permitting, most folks prefer to take a formal PMP prep course as part of their learning plan for passing the exam. An alternative is to use one or two of the more reputable PMP study guides available.

Kiron
Thanks Kiron, appreciate the response.
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I was part of a company PMP study group. I found it very useful. If you don't have access to one at work, check with your PMI chapter.
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