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

Best Practices to Succeed on your PMP® Certification Exam

Books and keyboardDon't try and take the PMP exam immediately after your PMP exam prep class. Similarly, don't wait for months either. The right moment is usually between 2-5 weeks after you finish your class. A good PMP Exam preparation course provider will tell you to do more reading and practice exam questions. They should also direct you to training products specifically designed for the purpose. Additional, online or software-based training products with training materials that provide you with your 35 contact hours of project management training plus the exam preparation materials that get you ready to pass the exam can even be considered.

Relax. The PMI does not want you to fail the exam. But they also don't make it easy. PMI primarily wants to ensure that you have grasped the best practices captured in the PMBOK Guide(R) so they fine-tune their exam to provide an acceptable pass ratio.

There are still a few formulas with which you should be familiar. Many say that questions related to formulas focused on testing your understanding of the interpretation and implication of CPI and SPI. In other words, you may not even need to use a calculator. If you prefer to write a formula down, you are free to do so using an online whiteboard. We don't recommend a complete brain dump or writing too much down because of the time constraints, not to mention the limited space you have to write down notes on the online whiteboard.

Don't hesitate to go back and change the answer to a previous question. You will encounter a situation where answering one question provides you with further insight into an earlier question.

Study hard, read a lot and practice many simulated exams until you ace every single one will help you pass your PMP Exam.

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