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What to Study in response to Quiz Results? 1 month 10 hours ago #31527

  • Joseph Flanders
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I have taken my first quiz on the People domain three times, and I just can't pass it.

I know the Knowledge Area I consistently score about 50% on is Resource Management. It was on all three of my tests, and it made up about half my test each time.

I'm not sure what I need to study to correct my issue though. It references to certain videos, but the videos don't have the information missed on the test. For example, my main failure area is "Lead a Team", and one of the answers had something to do with burnup vs burndown charts. The video it suggests is "L02.02 Lead a Team", but it does not go into detail about the exact information I failed on the quiz.

Many of the questions go into agile processes, but my study guide hasn't gone into that, but still suggests that I should be ready to score 70-75% on the quiz... One question I got wrong mentioned the eXtreme Programming (XP) method, but it hasn't been mentioned in any of the videos I've seen yet. The videos go more into principles than the exact process for projects or agile projects.

Does anyone have suggestions on exact things I should study? The quiz results tell me the domains I'm failing on, but not what exactly I should study to brush up on them.

What to Study in response to Quiz Results? 1 month 9 hours ago #31528

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From my perspective, what you are experiencing is pretty normal. The PMP Exam covers hundreds of topis and there is no way that you can know them all.

Don't let the fact that you are "not passing your quizzes" discourage you. Look at each attempt as an opportunity to learn about a new topic and not as "I have failed this quiz". My recommendation is this: If you spend 45 minutes in the quiz, then spend at least another 45 minutes reviewing all the questions you got wrong.

This is the learners approach, that allows you to turn each incorrect answer into a correct answer next time. The more you do this, the more questions you will answer correctly over time.
Until Next Time,
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