Category: Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam using A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)

PMP® Exam Simulator Assesses Your Readiness for the PMP Exam

PMP Exam Simulator Assesses Your Readiness for the PMP ExamThe Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential offered by Project Management Institute (PMI)® is a great asset for any project manager. It is a sign that you understand the roles and responsibilities of a project manager, and have the experience and expertise required to do your job well. As well as being practically useful for your day job, the credential is also a signal to employers that you take your role seriously and have spent the time investing in professional development.

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The Best Time to Take PMP® exam

When Should I Take the PMP Exam?By Margaret Meloni, PMP

As you prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam, one of your most important decisions will be when to actually take the exam. For many people the question of when is driven by these two additional questions:

  1. How will I know that I am ready to take PMP® exam?
  2. I heard that the exam changes on the full moon of the seventh month and it will be impossible to pass, should I take it before the seventh month?

You may think that question #2 seems pretty silly. You are right, it is silly. But what it represents is the amount of rumor and urban legend that surrounds the PMP® exam. Do not let rumors push you to take the exam when you are not prepared to take the exam.

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How to Find Real PMP® Exam Question on PMP Certification Exam

How to Find the Real PMP Exam Question on the PMP Certification ExamOne of the most critical skills of a Project Management Professional (PMP)® is the ability to cut through the jungle of “undergrowth” of extraneous details and identify the true challenges. The PMP® certification exam may at first look as if it is full of confusing questions and immaterial detail but it’s designed in such a way that it also tests this crucial area of judgment. If you can cut through the noise and identify the important facts, you’ll do fine on the exam.


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An Overview of The Guide

An overview the PMBOK Guide

Why was the Guide Created?

The A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) resulted from the concept of a small group of people who wanted to form an organization for promoting the discipline of project management. Edward Engman, J. Gordon Davis, James Snyder, Eric Jenett, and Susan Gallagher founded the Project Management Institute (PMI®) in October of 1969 in Atlanta, Georgia. The membership of the PMI® has grown from that small core of founders to more than 250,000 members worldwide in 2009.

The first Project Management Professional certification exam was held in 1984 when PMI® membership passed the 5,000 member milestone. The exam was taken by 55 applicants, resulting in 43 passes. The Project Management Professional (PMP)® is a knowledge and experience based certification that has an ISO 9001 Quality certification. It has become the most sought after, valuable project management credential in the world.

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What You Should Know About The PMI® Code of Conduct

Understanding the PMI Code of ConductDaniel Hendling, PMP about the PMI® Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

For some of us it might have been a while, though it is still valid for each and any of us. The PMI® Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. If your PMI® certification has been a while ago you might have got to know a former version of it. In the past there were different Codes – today there is just one Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, binding for all of us.

The Code of Conduct describes the professional behaviour which is mandatory for you working in a PMI context. The rules mentioned in this article concern aspects which en-able you to work in a sustainable manner.

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10 Steps to Becoming a PMP®

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Are you looking for a way to becoming a Project Management Professional (PMP)®? Look no further. Here are 10 steps that will show you how to become a certified project manager.

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12 Most Popular PMP® Study Materials for your PMP Exam Prep

The 12 Most Popular PMP Exam Preparation ToolsIf you are about to start studying for your Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam, you’ll want to make sure your toolkit is bursting with things to help you on the journey to becoming a PMP®. There are so many options to consider when looking at the study materials on the market that it can be difficult to know where to start.

First, don’t be overwhelmed by the choice. The tools that your colleagues and classmates are using may not be the right ones for you. How do you learn best? Choose study materials that will help you prepare for PMP certification in a way that best suits your learning style. You’ll also want to consider your budget. Don’t feel that you have to buy really expensive exam preparation tools. There are products on the market that are both efficient and cost effective. Reading what other students have to say about the study tools they use can also be helpful: check out independent review sites.

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Correct PMP® Eligibility Title if not a Project Manager

What is the PMP Eligibility if your title isn't “Project Manager”?Are you wondering if you can take the Project Management Professional (PMP) ® exam or not?

You might have various concerns regarding the PMP® exam such as your designation, size of the organization and benefits of PMP certification in career development. Well, then here I am to address some of your concerns and help you develop an in-depth understanding about how the PMP certification can be beneficial for you.

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How To Handle Your Actual PMP® Exam Day

What to Expect on Your PMP Exam DayYou have come this far and after weeks of study, you are now ready to take your Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam. You know you have prepared yourself physically and mentally and that you are ready to tackle the exam questions confidently. And that is the attitude needed to forge ahead - an attitude borne out of determination to pass this important exam, so positive that others can actually feel it from you.

But as in any endeavor, you will need to be ready for the actual battle - in this case, the PMP exam. The day before, you should have a good rest and eliminate any distractions. For instance, be sure that you take a day-off from your work on the day of the exam. The last thing you need is be concerned with issues regarding your job. Empty your mind of these kind of distractions for the exam. 

Here are some PMP® exam tips on how to handle your actual PMP exam day:

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Three Ways to Prepare for the PMP® Exam

Lady ReadingSo, you’ve started the Project Management Professional (PMP)® application process and are preparing to take the PMP® Exam. Great career move! The PMP Certificate is a highly sought after career demarcations in both prosperous and challenging economic times. It is the recognition of “demonstrated knowledge and skill in leading and directing project teams and in delivering project results within the constraints of schedule, budget and resources.” (Project Management Institute) Each candidate submits past project management history in an application process, and then must pass a four-hour / 200-question PMP exam.

Aside from the fact that you’ll need 35 contact hours to sit for the exam, studying for the PMP exam itself is a project unto itself. Just like most certification exams, you have three basic ways of preparing for the exam: traditional classroom-based training, online courses and self-study. But don’t feel limited to just one. Many people who have passed the exam have used a combination of these.

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PMI® Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct for PMP®

PMI Code of Ethics and Professional ConductDon’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie.

This short sentence pretty much sums up the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (the Code).

It describes the expectations that we have of ourselves and our fellow practitioners in the global project management community. It articulates the ideals to which we aspire as well as the behaviors that are mandatory in our professional and volunteer roles. The purpose of the Code is to instill confidence in the project management profession and to help an individual become a better practitioner.

The Code is not contained within the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Instead, it is part of the PMP® Credentials Handbook available here.

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