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Made-up terms 5 months 5 days ago #29738

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Hi!
I can say I hate the questions with answers that include made-up terms. It's not a simulator fault, it's my fault, because I cannot fully memorize all the terms.
But I was wondering, if you know it, if they are so many questions with made-up answers in the real exam. Thx!
Roberto
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Made-up terms 5 months 4 days ago #29744

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Anybody?

Made-up terms 5 months 3 days ago #29746

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Roberto,

When I took my PMP exam in 2019, there were several questions that had "made up terms" in them that sounded very much like terms used in project management. Every question has what is known as "plausible detractors" - answers that are close to the correct answer but should be recognizable as a wrong answer to a well-prepared PMP candidate. The key is to know and understand the right terms so that when made up terms are used as plausible detractors they are easily recognizable.

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Made-up terms 5 months 3 days ago #29747

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Not the answer that I wanted :-) but thank you a lot, Harry, very helpful to know

Made-up terms 5 months 3 days ago #29748

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Roberto,

I have taken three professional exams in my career. Two of them were highly technical and scientific. I found the PMP exam to be most challenging as, at the outset, I was unfamiliar with much of the project management language. Once I learned the language it became much easier to study.

Good luck!

Harry
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Made-up terms 5 months 1 day ago #29759

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i took the PMP exam 2 weeks ago and definitely seen made up terms on there, just use process of elimination. I found the exam easier than what I studied for, maybe I was just overly hyped about it being so hard. In the end I scored above target in all areas when on the practice exams I was barely at Target for process group

Made-up terms 5 months 1 day ago #29760

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Hi Stephanie, thank you so much for your feedback, very helpful!
Also it's interesting to know you scored AT while you were BT with the exam simulator. I also find this simulator quite challenging, however better this than the opposite way, I guess :-)
Thank you again and congratulations!!
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