There is unfortunately no "perfect" measure that will tell you with 100% certainty if you are ready to take the real PMP exam. Some students tell me that they felt "completely ready" but then they failed, while others say "I expected to fail but passed!".
However, the numbers that you are giving us look promising. My personal measurement has always been: If you can consistently score 80% and above then that is a good sign. (The questions from Oliver Lehmann are VERY difficult - so 64% is a good number).
So purely based on these numbers I would say that you are most likely ready to pass the exam.
You only have 3 days left to study. So my recommendation is this: Take more sample tests until then and use the same time for review. Example: If you take a 200 question exam and you spend 3 hours on the exam, then spend another 3 hours reviewing all the questions in detail.
Until Next Time,
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM
President, OSP International LLC
I am planning to identify the weak areas on my last exam and work on those through prep cast and do some 25 question quizzes on those topics. overlook some ITTO's and revise formulaes, and relax as much as possible before exam.
I was consistently scoring in the 80's on the PM Exam Simulator at the end of my preparations, and I ended up passing with high marks on the exam. Overall I felt like I was adequately prepared -- the exam did not feel easy, but for the vast majority of the questions I knew right away how to answer them.
I would advise you to take the day off from studying 24 hours before taking the test. Relaxing is a good idea -- you've already done the hard work to learn the knowledge, now you just need to go into it fresh and relaxed.
Thanks for all the advices, I gave my exam today morning, I will post a detailed lesson lerant later on. I completed my exam in 4 hours, did survey got the Congratulations message and had 2P and 3 MP listed on the document with PMI header at the end.
My prometric center had printer issues they did not print any document to me and raised a ticket with the PMI, they asked me to check with PMI with the ticket ID, I called up PMI and they mentioned that it takes 72 hours to receive the email confirmation from PMI.
I am kind of wondering should I celebrate or still wait on, till I get the confirmation mail from PMI.
I am scheduled to take the PMP exam in about a week. However, My scores on the pmp simulator practice exams are not in the 80%. My last score was 74% and I plan on taking another exam this week to see where I stand. Do you think it's a good idea I postpone my exam until I start scoring in the 80% consistently with the PMP exam? Or take the exam and see how I do?
Jennifer, popular practice is to go into the test consistently scoring at least 80%. If you have not met that, then I do think you need time to study.
To better assess your own confidence, ask yourself how long you have been studying (months, weeks)? How many tests have you taken (1-5, 6-10). What websites and programs did you use to practice test? List the number of knowledge areas you feel you are weak in.
If your answers inspire your full confidence in the knowledge, then assess your test taking skills. How many full length 4 hour exams did you take? How many breaks did you need? Did you have time to review within the test time? Maybe it's a matter of planning how to take the test.
You do need to make a decision quickly, though, because I think if you wait too long to change the test day appointment, you lose 100% of your fee.
Michael DeCicco, PMP
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