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PMP Exam formulas memorization? 3 years 2 months ago #12026

  • Radford Hyde
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Hi,

I Have memorized the following formulas:
CSI = EV/AC
SPI = EV/PV
CV = EV-AC
SV = EV-PV
EAC = BAC/CPI
ETC = EAC-AC
VAC = BAC-EAC (I have not found any mock exam question yet that references the need for this one...)
TCPI-BAC = BAC-EV / BAC-AC
TCPI-EAC = BAC-EV / EAC-AC

I don't think my brain can successfully hold more than a couple more. Which 1 or 2 others should I concentrate on ensuring I know?

THANKS!!
-RDH

PMP Exam formulas memorization? 3 years 2 months ago #12035

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Radford,

Looks like a good list. Note that CSI should be CPI. Remember that it isn't just about memorizing the formulas but knowing how to apply them. The PM Exam Simulator formula based questions are really good practice for the real test and I found them to be harder than those on the real exam.

Mark
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PMP Exam formulas memorization? 3 years 2 months ago #12037

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Thanks Mark. Indeed that was a typo on the CPI.

I also got a workbook with good practice questions as well as good explanations:
How to get every Earned Value question right on the PMP® Exam: 50+ PMP® Exam Prep Sample Questions and Solutions on Earned Value Management (EVM) (PMP Exam Prep Simplified) (Volume 1)
Ellis PMP, Aileen

I just neede something to use for practice and the book was less than $10.

PMP Exam formulas memorization? 3 years 2 months ago #12039

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Mark,

Those formulas should be sufficient. I would also understand contract types (though its unclear how much contract math is in the exam), as well as the communication formulas.

- Steven
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