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PMP exam content outline

How to understand pmp exam content outline - tasks and it's relationship with processes
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Suresha, a good place to start is having two books, the PMBOK 6 and then another third party study guide like Rita's PMP Exam Prep. The tasks detailed in the Exam Content Outline are actually listed by process groups or "performance domains" as they call it there. These tasks are fairly self explanatory, and upon reflection and studying the PMBOK, you will see where they fit into the various processes.

I would add to Sante as well, you can buy a pmp course from udemy for less than $ 15 and will help you step by step in addition to what Sante mentioned.

It's very important to read this outline, because, the exam depends on this outline and some questions will ask based on these tasks for outline. You must read PMBOK last version from cover to cover at least two or three times. And read Rita boo. Then Solve a lot of questions from PMSTUDY, PMPRECAST & on Udemy!!!!

There are multiple sources available online, but the two books mentioned by Sante are kind of fundamental requirements for understanding the course outline.

I second the comments above. Gaining additional context through articles and podcasts may also be helpful.

Suresha -

I would say that the ECO is not really designed to help someone create a detailed learning plan for themselves. It does help you understand what topics will be represented by the questions posed to you, and when PMI holds exam item writing sessions, the volunteers who write the questions are given a small set of the ECO tasks and asked to develop questions pertaining to those.

As the others have said, studying for the PMP exam usually requires multiple resources but a common pattern is the use of lots of practice exams.


Undestanding relationship between 47 processes with 10 knowledge areas is important. I hope the table on page 63/66 PMBOK6 represents a two dimensional relationship to follow sequentially.

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