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Expecting The Unexpected Can Help You Prepare for PMP® Exam

man expecting the unexpected as he prepare or pmp examAs the saying goes: “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”. Keep this in mind when preparing for the PMP Certification. It simply means that you should not solely depend on what others say about their experiences in taking the exams. Everyone's experience is different.

What you must remember at all costs is that you have prepared well for the exam and that you can do this! In the minutes before your exam officially starts, the most important thing for you to focus on is passing the exam. You can partially achieve this by preparing yourself physically and mentally for the event. After the exam, everyone has a story to tell what happened during their exam or what "strange" rules they had to follow while taking the exam.

For example, when at the testing center, one of my students was not allowed to change any clothing during the exam, and the other one wasn't allowed to use the bathroom. These examples are, of course, extreme, but they might happen to you.

So what if something similar happens to you? What if they throw an unexpected rule at you when you check-in for the exam? Take a deep breath. Attentively listen as you are briefed on the "odd rule". And then, simply follow it. Don't jeopardize your chances. Play along and do the best you can. Adjust yourself mentally to the situation and work with it.

Remember: What really matters is that you relax, concentrate, and pass the PMP® exam.

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