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

Prepare Mentally to Answer on your PMP® Certification Exam

concentrating project manager It is important to be in the right frame of mind and good physical shape before going in for The PMP Exam. Knowing that you have done the best you can in your PMP Exam Prep and getting yourself in the right frame of mind will give you the advantage over others. Here are a few ideas on preparing:

Don’t sleep late on the day of the exam: Students often study late into the night before an important exam. You may have been able to get away with all-nighters while you were in school, but now, you are a professional with years of experience. Your plan should allow for regular study, so you would not need to cram the night before. So make sure to get enough sleep the night before. A tired brain does not work efficiently. You know best how much sleep you need to function properly, so plan accordingly.

Read the full question: It’s not a war; you don’t need to hurry as soon as you get in. Have a plan on how best to approach the exam (e.g., determine how many questions you should have answered after x mins, strategy for marking questions, allowing enough time to review). Read all questions carefully and make sure you know what they are asking.

Don’t over-examine: Feedback from many students shows that the first answer chosen is usually the correct one. So don't go back and change your answers again and again. You don't have time for that anyway. You should be confident enough by now to properly analyze the questions to find the best answer. Only when the text from a later question gives you a spark to an earlier question should you consider going back and changing it.

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